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  1. #1
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    Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Hi all, i have seen some crazy and strangle ways of mining for gold but this old photo from the 1950's of a family digging gold mine in the backyard Shame my wife won,t let me dig one as there is a filled in shaft on the footpath out the front. Glad this week is over. My job sucks .Any way i went to an old puddling gold machine and added one small piece for this month finds. What think i can find gold all the time . Sure wish but its always a few bits a time. odd couple of pieces over a gram each month. The latest reprint came with this weeks "weekly times" Cool a picture of gold miner from the 1920's and FREE Managed a "road kill" no i mean a kangaroo penny 1952,You have know idea what roos do to cars when they get in the way. Right OFF thats the car ,seen a few roos get up and bounce off after as if nothing has happened. The last find for the week is sad bent silver spoon .Heres pics of a Horse drawn pudding machine 1880, back yard gold mine 1950, My gold finds with a gpx placed in a goldpan to match the rest of the thread. lol

    tinpan
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  2. #2
    au
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    horse drawn puddlind machine
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  3. #3
    us
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    and just think ....no mowing ....come on hunny ....thats a funny picture and very cool coin

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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Quote Originally Posted by kevkirki
    and just think ....no mowing ....come on hunny ....thats a funny picture and very cool coin
    Hi kevkirki , i think in some areas around here they only grew grass in pots and cut with scissors

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  5. #5
    **Bring History Back to Life**

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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Theres Gold under them there homes!!! WTG tinpan
    Sometimes you need to look back to a time that made you laugh and smile!...... The memories of all the great times..... will always be there!!

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2007
    wakeman, ohio
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    I got a real good idea what roos can do to cars, we get people hitting deer which are pretty close in size.
    the deer population has exploded here in ohio, we got a herd of 9 that use our backyard as a highway.
    we had a guy hit a deer and throw it into the back of his station wagon. the deer was only stunned and damn near killed him as it tore his interior to pieces. had one go through a sliding glass door in town and bled all over the place before leaving by the same door. they are taking to the cities and munching on lawns and trees right downtown.

    tell the wife you'll cut her in for half of everything you find, maybe that will change her mind on digging up the yard. she'd get half in the divorce anyway so its worth a try. have a good one tinpan and thanks for sharing.
    them that dive will be the lucky ones !!

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2007
    Lexington, Kentucky
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    It makes me think of a friend of mine who loaned his metal detector to his brother in law and his brother in law was soon addicted and brought in a bull dozer remove the topsoil in his front and back yard. It then rained for a few days and the mud was everywhere from what I heard and he only found some roofing nails and some clad along with a couple of hot wheel cars.
    Bernie Clark
    Lexington, Kentucky

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2006
    Shelbyville, Tn.
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    nice finds
    Garrett "Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything."

  9. #9
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    Oct 2009
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Quote Originally Posted by bclark
    It makes me think of a friend of mine who loaned his metal detector to his brother in law and his brother in law was soon addicted and brought in a bull dozer remove the topsoil in his front and back yard. It then rained for a few days and the mud was everywhere from what I heard and he only found some roofing nails and some clad along with a couple of hot wheel cars.
    Yeah, but I bet he had fun doing it!

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    May 2009
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    It makes me think of a friend of mine who loaned his metal detector to his brother in law and his brother in law was soon addicted and brought in a bull dozer remove the topsoil in his front and back yard. It then rained for a few days and the mud was everywhere from what I heard and he only found some roofing nails and some clad along with a couple of hot wheel cars. Yeah but it sure made cuttin the grass a lot easier!

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2012
    Mountain Top, PA
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Nice score!!

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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Looks to me like you have an Irish 'single-drop' Hanoverian Spoon
    These are mid to late 18th C, so must have been a treasured heirloom brought over by a miner?
    I can't see this very well, but they normally have 3 hand incised letters, 1 over 2. Yours only has two, which implies the once owner was not married.
    Is there a hallmark to back, any of this up?

    Its a great Georgian find, in Aussieland, is it not
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  13. #13
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Looks to me like you have an Irish 'single-drop' Hanoverian Spoon
    These are mid to late 18th C, so must have been a treasured heirloom brought over by a miner?
    I can't see this very well, but they normally have 3 hand incised letters, 1 over 2. Yours only has two, which implies the once owner was not married.
    Is there a hallmark to back, any of this up?

    Its a great Georgian find, in Aussieland, is it not
    hi crusader Length 140 mm weights 9.5 grams Only visable hallmark is free standing Lion ,front feet set apart and swaying tail, other hall marks worn off . Incised letters T [bit larger] than D [2 letters only]

    tinpan




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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Quote Originally Posted by tinpan
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Looks to me like you have an Irish 'single-drop' Hanoverian Spoon
    These are mid to late 18th C, so must have been a treasured heirloom brought over by a miner?
    I can't see this very well, but they normally have 3 hand incised letters, 1 over 2. Yours only has two, which implies the once owner was not married.
    Is there a hallmark to back, any of this up?

    Its a great Georgian find, in Aussieland, is it not
    hi crusader Length 140 mm weights 9.5 grams Only visable hallmark is free standing Lion ,front feet set apart and swaying tail, other hall marks worn off . Incised letters T [bit larger] than D [2 letters only]

    tinpan



    Sometimes (I have a couple), they did not do 'full' hallmarks. Clearly the Lion is Sterling Silver mark (being so large, it points to an early date), but the maker probably dodged the 'taxes' from the lack of assayers marks. I would date it around 1790 but could be a little earlier or as late as 1810.
    Normally the family surname is above the two letters & the left letter (T) is the Husbands first name & the wife is (D).
    I'm unsure whether this means they were not married or something different.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  15. #15
    au
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    Re: Digging gold mines in the backyard 1950's Crazy or What lol

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by tinpan
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Looks to me like you have an Irish 'single-drop' Hanoverian Spoon
    These are mid to late 18th C, so must have been a treasured heirloom brought over by a miner?
    I can't see this very well, but they normally have 3 hand incised letters, 1 over 2. Yours only has two, which implies the once owner was not married.
    Is there a hallmark to back, any of this up?

    Its a great Georgian find, in Aussieland, is it not
    hi crusader Length 140 mm weights 9.5 grams Only visable hallmark is free standing Lion ,front feet set apart and swaying tail, other hall marks worn off . Incised letters T [bit larger] than D [2 letters only]

    tinpan



    Sometimes (I have a couple), they did not do 'full' hallmarks. Clearly the Lion is Sterling Silver mark (being so large, it points to an early date), but the maker probably dodged the 'taxes' from the lack of assayers marks. I would date it around 1790 but could be a little earlier or as late as 1810.
    Normally the family surname is above the two letters & the left letter (T) is the Husbands first name & the wife is (D).
    I'm unsure whether this means they were not married or something different.
    Thanks Correct the lion is quite large and there is only a faint rebate where the rest of the assayers marks where. Found near the area know as Irish Town . Nearest church "St Killians" . Catholic Irish were almost at the bottom of the mining social scale . Very poor and often involved in sort of trouble. catholic and protestant divide was quite active. Spoon was stolen

    tinpan

 

 

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