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    South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    I went into the heart of the Pine Barrens this morning and since the detecting was not going well for various reasons I did get some shots off to show what the area is like, for miles and miles and miles.
    This area was very active in the late 1700's thru the 1840's with the Iron Furnace's in the general area employing lots of laborer's.
    Also, the one road was a main stagecoach road from the Philadelphia area to a seaport on the Jersey coast. I love this area in the fall, but in the summer the deer flies, the heat reflecting off the sand, lack of shade from pines, makes being there in 80-90* weather, not the most pleasant experience, but come this fall, I will be back there.

    The lake in the photo has a breached dam breast from heavy rains over a decade ago from a hurricane. The coins found here are usually in good shape but not always, the goal is to find a colonial copper in the pure sugar sand, they come out almost like the day they were dropped.

    The lake photo is three stitched together, the stitch did not go perfect but you get the idea.

    Don
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Sep 2004
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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Great pics..I really like that rowbot shot.

    Dave

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Don, those are great photos; I'd love to be able to MD out there but I'm afraid I'd get easily side-tracked with all the photo opportunities.
    Your stitched panoramic is really nice.

    Take care,
    watercolor

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    looks like a great place! very nice photos!

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    Absolutely a fantastic looking place to HH I bet it is wonderful in the fall > sorry you didn't find your colonial
    That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.......   Robert Lewis Stevenson

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Don...that is some pretty country and you got some great shots...and now I know how you find all that really old Colonial stuff
    Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

    - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Cant wait to see what you find Don 8) AA

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    Sep 2006
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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Thank you for posting these pic's! I am a Tom Brown Jr. fan. He described the pine barrens so well, that I felt like I had seen them. Now I really know how good of job he did. 8)

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    PebbleBreeze

    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    You did a nice job capturing the pines. I can almost smell the pine duff and sweetbriar.
    I a big fan of the Pine Barrens but know nothing about old coins found there. Any links
    to pictures of coins etc?

    Were you at Martha's furnace?

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Quote Originally Posted by PebbleBreeze
    You did a nice job capturing the pines. I can almost smell the pine duff and sweetbriar.
    I a big fan of the Pine Barrens but know nothing about old coins found there. Any links
    to pictures of coins etc?

    Were you at Martha's furnace?
    Very good on Martha's furnace guess, close, within several miles. Martha's furance is a big no-no for even thinking about detecting there nowadays.
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Beautiful pictures....but werent you afraid the Jersey Devil was going to show up?
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    I think the Jersey Devil spends the summer in Wisconsin looking for Bigfoot!
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    I grew up in the pine barrens. We're known as, you guessed it, Pineys. That white sugar sand is real deceiving. Put your bare foot into it and it comes up black. MDing is a dirty hobby in the pine barrens, but it's real beautiful. You have to be a Piney to appreciate the pine trees there. They have a face only a mother could love.

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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    I think the Jersey Devil spends the summer in Wisconsin looking for Bigfoot!

    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: South Jersey Pine Barrens in July

    Very neat photos, never been there.

    8)
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

 

 
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