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    Colonial Field, some Silver, and some Civil War

    Hello All,

    I've gotten a bit behind on posting, so this is catch-up. We've been dealing with a few different factors all closing in on us. First, teaming up with another friend to work on a detecting project has pulled us away from our Field of Dreams. Second, the season is almost over and the sugar cane is growing tall. Third, the heat has started to become an issue, and so the season is drawing to an end. But at any rate, here are my finds. First off, let me say that wherever the Canefield Bandits go, we are well prepared.

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    The last hunt at the Field of Dreams turned up a few keepers that were obtained by slowly making our way through a really trashy area. We had finished the grid, and prospects looked bleak for finding Colonial goodies or digging Spanish Silver #12 for the Spring. We did OK. Here were my finds:

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    Then we took a detour and explored a new spot where I dug some Seriously overbuilt combs , an old Catholic medallion, and a button made out of an abalone shell.

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    The next hunt we explored a Civil War site on an old plantation property and came back with several dropped bullets each. Shane dug the find of the hunt, but I'll let him post that one.

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    The fork pictured above is solid silver. The handle I couldn't manage to find (probably plowed to the bottom). I like the porcelain marble and strange pendant. Here is a close-up of the fork:

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    Then today we managed to make another trip to the Field of Dreams and found that the farmers had re-cut the ditches between the rows. We jumped right in and found some targets that had been too deep to detect before. We both managed to nab a few keepers, which is great news in a spot that we have totally gridded every square inch of over the course of 25 or so hunts this Spring (the area is a quarter mile wide and three quarters of a mile long). Added more pipe stems to the jar, but no coveted trade bead this time. And of course, Spanish #12 eluded us. It's there though, just waiting to be brought up by the plow--and I have a strong hunch that #12 won't be the last to come from this incredible field. Here are my finds from today:

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    Best Wishes and Happy Hunting,


    The Canefield Bandits

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    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    1807 and 1808 Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1857, 1876, and one dateless Seated Dime
    1853, Two 1853-O's 1854-O, 1855-O, 1857, and 1858-O Seated Half Dimes
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Antique Silver Ring
    Dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/446995-what-sweet-year-2014-canebandits-wrap-up-lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    BB, they sure smoked a lot in the field of dreams. That a good hunt for this time of year. Hopefully, they will turn that field. When they do, you will be very surprised as to what you and Shane (and Anthony) find. Dman and I are looking forward to trying our luck there this Winter and eating a ton of gumbo. Thanks for the call and hunt report last night. That's an amazing site. HH, Quindy.
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    us
    Apr 2012
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    Nice finds

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    Great digs Buck does the fork have a hallmark, and did you ID the date and maker. Be nice to see a close up if it has one.

    SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    Great digs Buck does the fork have a hallmark, and did you ID the date and maker. Be nice to see a close up if it has one.

    SS
    Yes it does have a hallmark, but it's quite tough to read. I can see an anchor and a rampant lion, but can't make out the first hallmark.

    Best Wishes,


    Buckles

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    good bunch of machines and relics .. great pictures!
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    Looks like lots of fun! Great finds and detectors!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2007
    SW Michigan
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    Striking group of finds. Love all the relics. Congrats on some nice hunts!

    Excellent pics, too.

    HH
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    - Mary Oliver

  9. #9
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    Nice arsenal you boys have there.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  10. #10
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    Nice finds. The fork is super sweet, love to see that one whole. Good luck finding the other part after the field is shuffled again next season...
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  11. #11
    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
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    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
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  12. #12
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ÁMax
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    Thanks all for you kind replies. I am hoping to head back one last time or two to the field of dreams. Gotta take advantage of those new trenches through the field before the cane grows together.

    Cheers,


    Buckles
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    1807 and 1808 Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1857, 1876, and one dateless Seated Dime
    1853, Two 1853-O's 1854-O, 1855-O, 1857, and 1858-O Seated Half Dimes
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Antique Silver Ring
    Dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/446995-what-sweet-year-2014-canebandits-wrap-up-lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

 

 

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