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  1. #1
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    Jul 2010
    CT
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    New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    So back in early December I hit a tot lot I had always meant to hit. I knew a lot of people used the ball fields nearby and I thought it'd be loaded. It was loaded, but with trash and just wasn't what I was in the mood for. I started home to go to a back up site and passed for about the hundreth time this big old house on the side of the road that looked like someone stopped living there 20 years ago. It was definately 1800's, and was collapsing in some areas. I decided that at the very least I'd pull in, look around to see if it showed signs of still being owned, or perhaps find out if the state owned it now or something.

    I pulled into the driveway and could see in the dirt and grass that someone had driven there recently. Down back it looked like an old barn had collapsed and the tire tracks went back and forth from there. Darn I thought as I walked around trying to determine if it was worth getting permission to detect.

    Well I wasn't there more than 10 minutes when a truck pulled into the driveway. I thought to myself, oh boy, here it comes, will it be angry land owner, or cool land owner.

    Well, to make a long story short, it turned out to be VERY COOL land owner. We chatted for about 20 minutes and he took me for a tour of the house and property. He explained that he purchased it from a person who was a hoarder (I could tell that) and over the years he has been working on cleaning all the junk out. The basement had a beehive fire place in it, so I'm thinking the original house is more from the 1700's.

    So after chatting for a while I asked for and received permission to detect which he happily said yes to. The detecting was hard around the house as it was a bit over grown, and as it turned out was infested with poison ivy. (which we ALL KNOW you still get even with the leaves off) I ended up needing a steroid treatment a few days after my first visit.

    Coming back another time, I decided to check out the woods where I felt perhaps there would be less trash, but perhaps some old goodies.

    I ended up finding a sweet spot in the back corner of the property about 40 feet from an old stone wall and a large old tree. I started getting some really nice signals in this 15-20 foot sqaure section. Long story short, I pulled out 6 really nice pins/broaches. I'mnot sure why they were all concentrated in that one area, but I'm not complaining. It was really exciting to see beautiful item after item to come out of the ground.

    The silver item, my guess at first was that it was an earring, but looking at the copper part on it, I'm thinking it is a hat pin, with the pin broken off. Does anyone have any other ideas?

    Enjoy the pics.
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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    CT
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2008
    southern utah
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    It looks like you have yourself a great place to hunt, & for a long time.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2011
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    The big eagle button.....that's cool....
    The Only Consistency Is The Inconsistency

  5. #5

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
    what ever works
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    Very nice mixed bag of goodies

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2008
    Senatobia, Ms
    White's MXT ,White's Prizm IV, White's Idx Pro
    21
    Relic Hunting

    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    Great Finds.

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    outstanding finds

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2011
    denver, colorado
    M6/coinmaster
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    4 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    Nice!!!! I'm jealous on the Indians

  9. #9
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    Chris

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
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    The one everybody else missed.

    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    J, That old jewelery is awsome,looks as if you hit a nice area,POUND IT !! Poison Ivy,I get it bad enough to be blistered from head to toe!! This time of year as long as you wear gloves you otta be good to go. Spring and Summer,That's a different story,I stay outta the woods. God Bless Chris

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  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2009
    Hardyville, KY
    garrett A.T. gold Other detectors: fisher F2/ Garrett ace 250
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    Great haul! I found an eagle button just like that last year, never could find a date for it..
    Finds as of August, 4th 2014

    PENNIES- 131
    Copper- 46
    Zinc- 85
    wheaties- 1

    NICKELS- 8
    Buffalo- 1

    DIMES-21
    Silver Rosies-

    QUARTERS- 4
    Silver Quarters-

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2011
    Minelab Xterra 705 w/DD coil Backup- 505,305.
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    Very nice relic finds!

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2010
    CT
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    Re: New Site, old house, lots of acres = cool finds!

    Great haul! I found an eagle button just like that last year, never could find a date for it..
    The large and small buttons are both what you would call US "Great Seal" buttons. The design was created in the early 1900's and is the official "seal" of the United States. It is also what the buttons looked like for our WWI soldiers. I'm pretty sure both the coat and cuff button with the great seal on them came from a WWI uniform.

 

 

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