Jun 12, 2012, 05:04 PM
While I share the sentiment that most express about hitting it as soon as the earthwork starts, that typically isn't possible. The majority of large construction sites are fenced, gated and guarded all night. Most jobsite formen won't let us hunt due to liability, so we can only dream about the items being ripped out in the name of progress where archies would have us jailed for daring to hunt the day before.
Jun 12, 2012, 05:10 PM
I think this is one of those places where any thing found belongs in a museum.
Originally Posted by Jason in Enid
I don't think any construction will take place there.
Jun 12, 2012, 05:51 PM
Jason, that's why you should enroll in my ninja metal detecting class. Act now and the 1st month is $9.99, that is a 60% saving over the normal price. Remember, if they can't see you, you don't exist
Jun 12, 2012, 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by spartacus53
Man you just ain't right. LOL
Jun 12, 2012, 06:15 PM
ticm, you are probably familiar with the old expression; If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS. I am a master in that arena and you'd be surprised how many will bend over backwards to make you happy.
I will also be so bold to make the following statement. I am by far probably one of the worst at this hobby, but I guarantee I have the most fun
Jun 12, 2012, 06:36 PM
can you see me
I took the road less traveled------------------- and now I'm lost
The secret to a long life ....................... make sure the sailor at the helm can't swim
Jun 13, 2012, 03:31 PM
Per my experience of having worked in construction for most of the last decade, when construction starts they are not going to allow anyone in there who is not an employee of the contractors working. I observed over the years many people being chased off job sites by job superintendents or security. Construction site theft is horrible around here, and much of it happens in the middle of the day when people just wander onto sites and carry stuff off. After hours they will most likely have security watching the place.
Now if you are friends with someone high up with the customer or general contractor, or actually work for one for he contractors on the job, you might be able to get in. Otherwise, they will run you off due to security or safety reasons. OSHA doesn't like a lot of people wandering around construction site who aren't suppose to be there.
Hope someone can get in there and clean that ground out before its developed. Bet there are some nice relics out there!
Jul 20, 2012, 03:20 PM
There maybe a documentary filmed very soon about this exact location and the threats related to it. If so they will include the work that has been done by detectorists.
Jul 20, 2012, 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by N.J.THer
That would be something I would like to see. I am sure there will be no construction there. Well I hope not. Hey with all the hippie types who live in Princeton I bet a good protest could be organized if they tried to build there.
Jul 20, 2012, 03:32 PM
Nola you should try & hunt the old hospital /new construction - New Orleans ----- heard many cool finds being made by workers!!!!!!
Jul 20, 2012, 06:09 PM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro...I am a wealth of mostly trivial information.....
I got down there a bit early last year, now it's fenced off and the whole area is buried under at least three feet of fill. We found a few keepers there, and some nice bottles, but anything that was left is pretty much gone forever now.
Originally Posted by RELICDUDE07
"That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX
Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/
Jul 20, 2012, 06:58 PM
Y,all are nuts,NOLA. Time and again you apply logic and wisdom. I,m humbled. Development happens, hard to dodge change. Don,t want to fight (o.k. maybe a little)but i would rather compromise where relics end up than lose them. Its been done before where progress overruns history,get detectorists in there to recover whats going to be lost or damaged.
Jul 21, 2012, 07:48 AM
I don't know if this site will be built on or not, but here's the skinny on this property as a construction site:
It would be hard enough to get on a normal construction site, but the job sup on this job would no doubt be briefed on the history, and all it would take to shut the job down for a long time (maybe forever) is for some metal detectorist to find something. As in no paychecks, and expensive archeological delays.
You would have no chance to get on.
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche
"You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."
Jul 21, 2012, 09:03 AM
Since you guys are so familiar about Princeton battle field I was wandering if the creek on Princeton pike is part of the park I've always wanted to stop at the bridge and detect the area but just didn't have the nuts.
Jul 21, 2012, 09:33 AM
I have gotten permission to detect at courthouses, churches, and houses on the national historic register before. I'd say you can. I haven't had any problems. Most people who work at these courthouses and churches don't even know the buildings are on the national historic register.
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