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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2007
    North Texas
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    Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    For anything I can find! I'm particularly interested in finding a cache! Unfortunately, I won't be able to begin my search till this weekend since I won't have my detector till Wednesday. I plan to take a few days to familiarize myself with it, then just go dig everything! I know I'm gonna be busy digging trash, but I'm going to start looking where I think there may be caches before I begin searching the homesite. Since I have a landscaping business, I'm not scared to dig and get dirty-that helps I hope!!

    There is one thing odd about the site. I'll post a pic later, but I noticed a hump while I was exploring the property. The back 'yard' slopes away from the house gently, and then off to one side a bit more sharply. There is an odd hump along the side of the slope with a depression, and when I looked at it, I noticed timbers were placed in such a way that suggests an opening. It's probably an old storm shelter, but I guess it could be just about anything? It will take some digging to know for sure, not to mention the cedar tree that is growing almost right at the 'entrance'. Also there's an active coyote den in there because I've seen the hair and recent turned dirt. I'm not scared of the coyotes but certainly don't want to dig 'em up either! LOL!

    I'll post a pic later and I'm hoping somebody will have some idea of just what the heck it is. There is also an old outhouse that is still standing. Actually it's sort of held up by trees that have grown around it. Not too sure I'm wanting to dig that up though..

    House-wise, I can't be too sure about the age, but I do know that it's been picked over since there are no doorknobs or anything that might be valuable. I don't know whether it's ever been detected or not though. I'll check everywhere I can, but the structure itself is pretty rickety and kinda gave me the willies about falling through the floor!
    Wearing out hiking boots and digging tools for pulltabs...yes I have found a pulltab in the remote desert!

  2. #2

    Jan 2007
    Colorado
    103

    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Good luck and let us know how it turns out... Pics and more pics!

  3. #3
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    I hope you find goodies. Can't wait to see them.

  4. #4
    stefen

    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Depression could be most anything, possibly a septic system...

    As for the coyote den, go to the local zoo and get some mountain lion crap or urine and mark the entrance...

  5. #5

    Aug 2006
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    dont ignore the outhouse.could be much there
    SPINNER VALUE KEY: RED is METAL DETECT.LT  BLUE is AUCTION. DARK BLUE is GOLD MINING.GREEN is THRIFT STORE.YELLOW is GEM GRUBBIN.PINK is COIN ROLL HUNT.BROWN is BEACH AND SHALLOW WATER HUNT.ORANGE JUNK PICK AND OR METAL SCRAPPING

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    If you're lucky the mound might be the trash dump Whoo Hoo! Could possibly be tons of good collectible bottles! With an outhouse thrown in to boot! You may have hit the mother lode!!!!

    Sounds gross , but you don't need to go to the Zoo, just urinate around the opening to the den and where you can see where they are entering from. They don't really like being in close proximity to humans and will evacuate. I've used this to keep em out of camp in Arizona & California. I guess the way things are going in Ca. You'd need to have HAZMAT ,State, county, city officials there to take samples & collect the fees!
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2007
    North Texas
    Garrett AT Gold, CTX3030, SDC2300, GoFind 60, Whites TM-808, Dip Needle, EYES
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Well I got my Tesoro last night and can't WAIT to hit that property this weekend!! I'll take some pics, wizz on the coyote holes, and dig up everything that beeps!! Maybe I'll even find something cool!
    Wearing out hiking boots and digging tools for pulltabs...yes I have found a pulltab in the remote desert!

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2006
    South Texas
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Good luck, and don't forget to post pics!!

    HH
    vegasmtl

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2007
    North Texas
    Garrett AT Gold, CTX3030, SDC2300, GoFind 60, Whites TM-808, Dip Needle, EYES
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    Cache Hunting

    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Went out this morning and dug up.....NOTHING but iron! LOL! Well, I can't feel bad since it was my FIRST outing. That and my first time to use a detector. Which I've only had for a few days... HA! What I did learn was that my Silver Umax will discriminate small iron, but not big stuff like bits of old plows, etc! Shotgun shells, nails, bits of wire, all NO problem for the Umax, even at around 6" for the shotty! I also found out this detecting thing is work. Stuff just doesn't jump out of the ground! I'm not discouraged, but wish I'd found something other than junk!

    One thing I had not counted on for cache searches is how much undergrowth is around the old big trees. That was a little work. But hey, I recycled by cutting some of it out and attaching to the duck blind on the pond. Y'know, the whole recycle thing!

    Well, I'll be hitting it again possibly tomorrow. I plan to focus mainly around the house this time, and I'm ready to dig nails if need be! I just KNOW there's a coin of some type waiting for me!! Hopefully more than one.. I'll remember to take the camera this time and post pics next time. Sorry about that!

    Wearing out hiking boots and digging tools for pulltabs...yes I have found a pulltab in the remote desert!

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Best of luck to all of you>

  11. #11
    Conservative Cherokee "WP" (Wolf Pack 4Ever)

    Jan 2008
    Louisiana
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    Post a frontal photo of the house. The style of the house will often reveal the general age.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    um
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    The original poster hasn't replied to this thread for over 3 years.

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Shaking down an old farmhouse soon!

    I think that it is about time.

 

 

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