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  1. #1

    Apr 2006
    Kentucky
    215

    I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    To make a long story short I was at a meeting where an old man kept bringing up the fact that 3 time capsules were buried back in 1905. He claimed that the school put jewelry, coins, old maps, etc in them. He claims to know where they are but will not tell anyone the exact location. The only information I got out of him were that the capsules were within 50 feet of an old oak tree next to a small (newly constructed) playground area. I have an ACE 250 and a Tesoro UMax and wanted to know if these detectors were capable of finding time capsules such as these. Are they usually buried pretty deep? Is there a certain technique/method I should use in trying to find them? Any help would be greatly appreciated..!!

  2. #2

    May 2005
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    grogmug,
    you mentioned that the, " community' buried them.
    Why?

    Would think they would be deeper than your 250 will go.



    have a good un....
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  3. #3

    Apr 2006
    Kentucky
    215

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    It wasn't a community it was a school that is being torn down. I'm afraid that the construction will destroy them and wanted to find them and turn them in. The school has given me permission.

  4. #4

    May 2005
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    Time capsules were usually put in or under the corner stones
    of a building; under some type of marker and the like.

    Don't hear of them being in an open field type of situation.

    Are you able to see copies of local newspapers of the time.
    They would have some type of notice that a capsule was put
    down during some type of celebration or dedication.

    Best of luck with your quest.

    have a good un.
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  5. #5

    Feb 2008
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    This was done in grade school when I was a kid. It was in a planter were a tree was planted. They used a location such could be found.. They did not just bury it any were.
    It may be a bit deep though.

  6. #6
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    an ace 250 will go deeper than some people think...
    ive found steel beer cans as far down as 16 inches...
    good luck on that time capsule..
    ALLEN

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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,002
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    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    if the school has giving you permission to detect, take your time and you never know what you will find on school property...
    ALLEN

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2009
    So. Cal
    BH QD II,Minelab GPX 4500 PULSE GOLD PROSPECTING DETECTOR,Garrett Infinium LS Pulse Metal Detector
    310

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    I won't hurt to try, i would dig at anything you here. Especially if you have permission.

  9. #9

    Oct 2006
    Way Northern California
    Ace 250 & Minelab EX2
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    Grogmug,

    Assuming the time capsules have some mass to them (and are metal) I'd say you should be able to pick them up at depth's up to about 2 feet if you run the Ace on pinpoint mode. I'm a realtor and use my Ace every now and then to find the outlines of buried concrete septic tanks.

    Keep us posted.

    MP

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    Cornerstones are very common places for time capsules from old churches and some businesses. Sometimes that stone with the year of construction on it may have something hiding behind it.

    At the nearby park a driver hit one of the old brick columns while pulling in and cracked it open. During repair the city crew noticed a metal box inside which was a time capsule from 1905 or so. Think there was a couple coins, a newspaper and some other notions inside.

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2007
    georgia
    garrett 1500-ace 250-garrett ads groudhog deepseeker
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    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    VERY INTERESTING.
    KYLE DISMUKE

  12. #12

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    Why won't the old man tell where it is located?

  13. #13

    Apr 2006
    Kentucky
    215

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    I'll be talking to him again soon, so hopefully I can find out something. Where can u find the cornerstone? On the corner? lol......I just want to find the capsules so they don't get destroyed by construction! He mentioned them being buried by a couple of OLD trees in the back of the school....one of the trees was planted right before the school was built. Would they bury it right beside the tree?

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Bounty Hunter Land Star
    372

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    I would start searching around the trees. In your first post you mention about a newly constructed playground. Are one of the trees near the playground or within 50 to 75 feet of the playground? That might an area to look at, between the playground and the tree. I hope this man will give you more information the next time you talk to him. Good luck and keep us posted.

    Sue

  15. #15

    Apr 2006
    Kentucky
    215

    Re: I know where some time capsules are buried, have permission to hunt

    Are they usually RIGHT beside the tree? If they are in an open field situation, where would you look? The playground is newer but its somewhat close to the tree that was planted when the school was built.

 

 
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