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  1. #16
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    Looking for loose change is not challenging enough

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    West Texas
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    I have heard stories an old Mexican superstition, that when the family was sick, or if one of them was "crazy". they believed it was evil spirits. so they would bury silver outside of the house usually at the base of a tree to attract the spirit, to leave them alone. I have not found proof of this, but we are going to Sanderson Tx this weekend to do some detecting. LOTS of old houses in that area!
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  2. #17
    Although I have never found a cache in or near a tree, I always detect around large tree's and have made some very nice "single item" finds. Old coins, jewelry, and sterling kitchen utensils from picnickers are some of the usual.
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  3. #18
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    In some areas I detect the tree trunk itself to locate bullets. I tried but can't find the source yet, but there was a story about road workers cutting down a cottonwood tree near Lawton OK and discovering gold coins stashed in a hollow inside of it.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

  4. #19
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
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    Ive found tons of coins and jewelry around trees where people sit . Good place to check I think if I hid tresure gold coins money I would hide in in a spot I could see from my house so trees by an old home site yep or even fence posts The spanish would cut a round hole in a rock a plug and hide treasure anywhere you could hide it and remember where would be good I locate old homes sites from long ago by trees usually you can find one or two trees that seem out of place like maple trees where there is only one or two that a home owner planted long ago and grew.
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    Tommy

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    I have detected holes in trees before
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  6. #21
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    nomad roman numeral 2

    Nov 2009
    nomads land
    any tector i can get my hands on
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    not as of yet ! but i'm not lucky either. i need a good luck charm
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  7. #22
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    Dec 2016
    Vermont
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    Think it was on this site that someone found a bunch of Mercs hidden in s hollow limb of a tree. Tre had fallen and got a bunch of hits around it. If I remember right he pick up a piece limb to move it and he could hear coins rattling in it.
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  8. #23
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    Dec 2019
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    interesting...that old abandoned homestead I found had a couple apple trees behind it. they arent native to the area but do survive if planted. I did find a shovel head next to one of the apple trees....HMM I definitely have to hit the apple trees up with my detector....
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  9. #24
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    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    I detect trees all the time. Right before I put them in my sawmill. All I've ever found is nails, bolts, and bullets. Gary
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  10. #25
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    Martiobarbuli

    May 2012
    Wyoming
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    My grandfather claimed that as a kid in the late '30s (91 and sharp as a tack today) he was climbing a big ancient graveyard tree in his NY state town and spied a hole/hollow up in the trunk from a rotted-out branch. He says that he poked around inside and pulled out the remains of a leather sack with a few dozen spanish milled dollars and what was left of a strand of pearls after the string disintegrated sometime during the prior century. If it was a true story the evidence was long gone and sold-off by the time he related it it me.

    He also mentioned some railroad cuts he used to romp around which crossed Revolutionary War battlefields and how he could fill his pockets with eroded-out canister shot and musket balls. That at least sounds like a lead definitely worth following up on.
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  11. #26
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    Dec 2013
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    I have heard tales of gold stashed in trees. One was of gold in a 100 foot plus pine in a state park. Well, couldn't go chopping on that tree, so forgot about it until the park burnt up. Went and metal detected the downed tree- nada.

    I was asked to remove a tree in a city park, old tree with a natural hole in the middle. Checked it real close as I cut it up into firewood, just lots of trash. Around a homestead I definitely am checking it out, public place I don't think I would stash anything there. Unless of course what is now public used to be a mining camp ect....
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  12. #27
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    I "Never" miss the base and area around trees.

    Coins, keys,..... things find they're way there.
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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    I too always hunt around the base of trees, around big stumps, in the depressions and root balls of fallen tress, I have never found anything amazing but that doesn't stop me from looking. But I will throw something out there and that is the cache. We talk about it a lot, we dream of them and sometimes you read about one but they seem to be rarer than a blue narwhal! Do we not see posts about them because people are afraid that they will lose it say in a legal action?
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  14. #29
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    Wasn't there something about this in To Kill A Mockingbird?

  15. #30
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    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Crotch of a tree equals a great place to hang your coat or jacket allowing things in the pockets to spill unnoticed. That plus people roiling around under them & the climbers make an excellent spot to hunt. One of the first things I look for in parks is anyplace kids can get upside down. Trees, swings, jungle gyms, etc. Trees further out are where the lovers hang out, out of sight. By swimming holes where do you hang your clothes when changing? Now you got it!!!!
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