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    May 2011
    Palm Springs, Florida
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    Relic Hunting in South East Florida?

    Is there much in the way of relic hunting within an hour or so of West Palm Beach Florida, or if anyone could point me in the right direction to research the information for myself that would be appreciated as well? Thanks

    Steve

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    Re: Relic Hunting in South East Florida?



    Give these folks a call!

    Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.Scott Hewitt,
    617 Lakeside Harbor
    Boynton Beach, FL 33435
    561-732-4567
    Jim Warnke

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    Apr 2011
    S. Florida
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    Re: Relic Hunting in South East Florida?

    I'm interested in relic hunting also, I'm down here in broward. There were a lot of old Seminole wars forts and depots in South and central Florida, some battle and skirmish sites a few here in Dade and Broward, a couple of pretty famous ones in Palm Beach and Okeechobee. Unfortunately, mostly heavily developed now; or in parks where not legal to remove anything; or in private hands. But I've not determined the fates of all the sites by any means, and am marking research possibilities on google earth. There is more than a little info in Wikipedia and wikimaps. A guy has a couple of books he's selling, he wants 20 bucks for two of them. Florida universities have online maps, Seminole war military maps, and old aerial fotos. Google books has quite a few books worth researching.

    To date i've recovered only 2 "relics", both from the 20th century, pretty much by mistake - an old Rollfast bicycle badge, probably from the 30's, and a sterling silver Marmon car badge, probably from the 20's - they made luxury autos from 1903-33. I sold the Rollfast badge on eBay. There are many Marmon badges out there for $10 or so, but they look fake to me. Real ones in excellent condition have gone for $45-120, find their sales on worthopedia. Unfortunately, mine's not in great condition. I contacted the Marmon auto club, but after asking me for pics, they did not reply again.

    I dug up a crude bronze dagger on the Miami Ridge near Simpson Park, but it seems likely it was an eccentric, unskilled 20th century shop project - although I did also find what looked like the broken haft socket of a bronze tool or weapon nearby.

  4. #4
    us
    May 2011
    Palm Springs, Florida
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    Re: Relic Hunting in South East Florida?

    Thanks Mike and Scaupus. Very interesting Scaupus. I'm gonna start researching a little on those sites. Can you give me any more info on the guy with the books?? Thanks much


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    Apr 2011
    S. Florida
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    Re: Relic Hunting in South East Florida?

    he got back with me and turns out he sold em.

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2011
    S. Florida
    whites spectrum eagle; excalibur 1000
    634
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Relic Hunting in South East Florida?

    I've got one 3 month Tennessee volunteer encampment site down cold, to the yard. The guy who located the site, and then helped Bob Carr do the emergency archaeological excavation before development of the site was completed, estimates they got only about 1% of the relics. So, what did the developer do with all that dirt they scraped off (also dug lakes)? If this development is anything like others down here, some of it may be in landscaping berms. There's also a creek runs right along the edge of the development and empties into the river not far below the site. What are they chances there are relics in the creek or creek mouth? Maybe not that low. Also, there may be some in the swales, or in people's yards. I don't know if other hunters have been there already, maybe many times. But I'm not sure the exact site is that broadly well understood.

    I'm pretty confident I've located a fort that reputed has never been located exactly, at least not by anyone who hunted relics. I was told an old real estate broker found it, but did not divulge the location to anyone else.

 

 

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