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  1. #1
    Apr 2012
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett Ace 350 Garrett Pro Pointer
    76 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    In The Middle Of Nowhere

    Total finds from Monday. I started the day arrowhead hunting with no luck. I didn't find the two arrowheads until late in the afternoon, after I had finished detecting.
    This was on a ridge in the middle of a field I was arrowhead hunting on. I've learned to bring my detector with me and, when I find a couple shards of crockery, china, or square nails, I will often break out the detector. This time paid off!
    Found were 2 round musket balls, 3 flat buttons (stamped "treble gilt")
    I also found a bunch of pieces of an old cast iron kettle, horseshoes, etc. But the best find was the large "coin" which turned out to not be a coin at all.
    It had an interesting design & it took me quite a while to pin it down, but finally.. It's a clasp or cover to something, or maybe a pendant worn on the jacket.. The design (hand holding a heart, eye in the sky above the fingers, with cascading rays. Left of the hand are 3 chain links, and a sheep or goat below) is a common collection of symbols of the Independent Order Of Odd Fellows!
    Neat huh? Well, the odd fellows have been around for a very long time in England, etc, but didn't really exist in the states until the early 1800's when they separated from their English counterparts and became "independent" around 1817. They became officially chartered around 1830's (which is also when the first chapter was established in Missouri). To what extent the owner of this piece was involved with the organization, and what exactly the piece was affixed to may never be known. To me, it's fascinating & a priceless piece of history.
    Oh, and the pink thing is a piece of rose quartz I picked up because I thought it was neat.
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  2. #2
    Jan 2013
    Col. Falls, Montana
    Garrett 1350, Garrett AT pro, Garrett AT gold, Garrett pro pointer
    417 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice hunt, awesome arrowheads.

  3. #3
    Jul 2012
    Minelab E-Trac
    3266 times
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    Great finds! The Odd Fellows piece is awesome!

  4. #4
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    17th century
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    13489 times
    FOUNDING MEMBER: Basstards of Bramble
    Banner Finds (6)
    Nice digs. It's funny what we find in the middle of nowhere. Great arrowheads. I've never found one

    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"

    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We’ll over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii

    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Sep 2006
    Fremont, Ohio
    Equinox 800, Fisher F-75 LTD2, CZ-70, CZ-21, 1280x, Vibraprobe 560, Minelab Pro-Find 35
    1090 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Beautiful points and relics!

    Research and ye shall find!

  6. #6

    Jan 2012
    17535 times
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  7. #7
    Feb 2016
    Garrett AT Pro and Pro pointer AT
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I got to admit, this is one of my favorite today's finds posts. Those are beautiful arrow heads. I love the odd fellows pendent also.

  8. #8

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
    13036 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congrats on a great day
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  9. #9
    d2 is offline
    Mar 2005
    Tesoro/Cibola Garrett ATPro
    968 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Great finds!!! I am a fan of the road less traveled too. If I come across a decent skid trail or new logging road in the middle of nowhere I am going to detect it. Sometimes there doesn't even have to be a road just a pretty place with open woods...d2
    jdsly and Digs68 like this.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Feb 2015
    6314 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nowhere was somewhere way back when. Looks like you found the way back when. Love them arrowheads. Great finds, Congrats!
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

  11. #11
    Aug 2010
    Birmingham, AL
    Minelab Etrac, Excalibur II, Teknetics G2+
    927 times
    Pretty good for the middle of nowhere!!
    Good Luck to All!

    2020 Totals:
    Silver coins: 21
    Silver jewelry: 6
    Gold jewelry: 0
    Wheat pennies: 140
    Liberty V Nickels: 5 (1889,1900,1904,1906,1909)
    Old coins (other): 1890, 1898, 1903, 1905, 1907 Indian Cents; 1917-D, 1918, 1935, 2x Dateless Buffalo nickels, 3 Alabama tax tokens, 1 1735-1796 Chinese cash coin.

  12. #12
    Unveiler of "Soiled" Secrets...

    Jan 2012
    Southwest Missouri
    Garrett AT Pro (Julio), Garrett AT Max (Medusa), Garrett Pro Pointer, White's Prism V, Lesche Digger.
    8498 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    That was a great hunt and I am sure you are going to hit that place hard now! Sub
    I know LEO and Fire badges...I know toy soldiers...I am learning about everything else from you!

    Confuse-Us Say: "Man wearing steel toed boots should not metal detect."

    What "unearth" are you doing out there?

  13. #13
    Charter Member

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
    23897 times
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    Excellent hunt,,, the arrowheads are top shelf and thank you for the recap on the Odd Fellows history.
    That is indeed a very nice medallion / token/ pendant.



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