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    odds and ends -- mostly odds

    I finally got out for a bit today, and depending on how long I was aimlessly wandering looking for hunting sites, I probably got in two to three hours of hunting.

    I didn't get any silver this time, but I know where the old coins *aren't*, so I'm calling it "successful field research".

    I found four wheats, the oldest was 1940. I found a sobriety token, and I'm going to assume that they weren't drunk when they lost it. I found a weird button with an anchor on it, but since I'm in Portland, Oregon instead of Portland, Maine, I'm just guessing that it is not an old navy button, but instead an Old Navy button. An agate, and some very strange triangular stones that I think the Sleestaks use to control the weather. And yeah, a pile-o-clad.

    I had fun.



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    Dec 2004
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    i think those stone they use them to "soften up" denim jeans like a rock tumbler....
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

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    Oct 2005
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    mlw, Nice Haul, Congrats. Can You Clean The Button Up And Repost A Pic ? trk5capt...

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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Congrats on those finds ML!

    .....And I like to shop Old Navy!

    Nana

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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Quote Originally Posted by Nana40
    Congrats on those finds ML!

    .....And I like to shop Old Navy!

    Nana
    Thanks Nana!

    Quote Originally Posted by dekalb33
    i think those stone they use them to "soften up" denim jeans like a rock tumbler....
    Are you serious? (it is hard to tell with you sometimes ) lol

    I was driving around and spotted a sidewalk strip that had about 6 inches of topsoil removed. I got out to hunt it, but found that it was littered with TONS of ferrous junk. The ferrous junk was not only ALL OVER the place, but also really rusty and disintigrating, so it rendered my detector just about useless for hunting there. There was a lot of old broken glass and pottery mixed in, so I think the debris was pretty old. So while *attempting* to detect, I spotted a cool looking triangular rock and thought "how cool that nature could make such a symmetricaly triangular smooth stone!" and put it in my pocket. Then I found another, and another, and another..... Obviously they are from aliens.

    Quote Originally Posted by trk5capt
    mlw, Nice Haul, Congrats. Can You Clean The Button Up And Repost A Pic ? trk5capt...
    Thanks! Button pic coming right up. This is as clean as I could get it, even after scrubbing on it with various, uh, scrubbing devices:

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    Oct 2005
    Central Minnesota
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    I think you may have run into a pile of De-burring media and it sounds like they never removed the metal parts.
    As mentioned above it's like a tumbler/polisher to remove the sharp edges on smaller metal parts.
    I have seen people take this used material home to use as fill or landscaping rock.

    This however would not rule out the possibility that Aliens did it.....they need jobs too.
    Is it a Jacket on or Jacket off day?

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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Thanks for that info wet greenie. That would explain all the metal in there, too. I learn something here every day!

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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    I prefer to believe they are weather altering stones used by the Sleestaks...................they are among us!
    "Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation...... one is life, the other death."
    -Ernestine L. Rose-

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Ta, Sa and Chaka all got very upset when I showed them a picture of the triangular "rocks," so I think you're right - those are definitely vintage Sleestak talismans.
    "There is no getting away from a treasure that once fastens upon your mind" - Joseph Conrad (Nostromo)

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    Sep 2005
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Cool. You never know what you are going to find. Also, even if you didn't find silver you were hunting in the right spots since you scored some wheats.

    Mirage
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Thanks everyone.

    LOL @ the Sleestak comments. I wondered how many peeps would get that reference.

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Quote Originally Posted by mlw67
    Thanks everyone.

    LOL @ the Sleestak comments. I wondered how many peeps would get that reference.
    Marshall, Will and Holly, on a routine expedition, met the greatest earthquake ever known....

    It embarrases me to say that I didn't even have to look up those lyrics :-P. I feel so "dopey" :-P
    "There is no getting away from a treasure that once fastens upon your mind" - Joseph Conrad (Nostromo)

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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Good deal, Art...

  14. #14
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Nice finds, are you sure those rocks arent white chicklets? I would have tried eating one

  15. #15
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: odds and ends -- mostly odds

    Nice finds! HH, Mike

 

 
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