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  1. #1

    Aug 2017
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    My finds today (what the heck are they!)

    So I went to a supposed civil war camp. I say supposed because it's not registered. Anyways, I found some "interesting" finds. Was hoping for some guidance as to what they are or if you've ever found anything like them?

    I found a good depression in the ground by an easily identifiable tree and found this. I wonder if it could be a handle to a chest that broke off? Unfortunately there isn't any chest.
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    I also found this. It was more down by today's population, but still wondering what it is. It's very light and non-ferrous.
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    I found this up by the "camp". Once again no idea. (Ferrous)
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    I found this little tag? It is folded, and appears to have a "2" on it. It also appears to have been shot.
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    This has me very intrigued. It's non-ferrous, very heavy, and looks tarnished. I found 2 other ones the other day. One that is malleable (but almost seems like it bends from the heat in your hands), and one that is larger than the malleable one. They have the same color/tarnish appearance as this, both circular in shape, and both heavy. Possibly silver?
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    Again, non-ferrous, pretty light, in the shape of a rock, but doesn't appear to be a hot rock.
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    This is kind of interesting. I found this 1954 wheat penny literally in the middle of nowhere. There was a large tree that "V'ed" off. Well when I looked at the ground around it, I seen a depression from what looked like an old dig spot. I wonder if there was a coin cache out there because I looked up the hill and spotted more of these depressions, and all were by large, easily identifiable, "V" trees. I swung over the holes, but was probably too late.
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    Alright. HERE'S THE GRAND FINALLY. I found these and have no idea what they are. They rang up as pennies, quarters, and silver, but only when I held my detector high above it. When it was low, it gave a non-ferrous 95 signal and the XLT told me that it was over powered. Anyways, I came home and put a magnet to it. It is magnetic is some spots, but not in others. It has me baffled. I was wondering if maybe it was a coin stash in an iron pot, and had been melted down during the multiple forest fires that occur every year where I leave. That's probably wishful thinking, but they don't look natural. It's definitely been melted and cooled. The question is, what was it? For the most part, all have that dull dark grey all over them. But if you look closely, you will see small spots with bright silver and gold shines to them. Also, note the green rocks in them. Idk what that is. But I'm interested in finding out.

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    Didn't find it with my detector, but I also found what I believe to be an Indian trail marker? (Yes, they were in the area). The only thing that makes me doubt it is the size...but trees don't get too big by me. The vertical trees are on the same tree, not in the background.

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    Looks like someone poured melted lead down some insect hole.

    Interesting finds.

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    Congrats on some interesting finds
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    Your first piece of metal looks like a hanger for and exhaust pipe. The other looks like melted metal from a bush party...

  5. #5

    Aug 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capone View Post
    Looks like someone poured melted lead down some insect hole.

    Interesting finds.
    It couldn't be lead. It's magnetic and non-magnetic depending where tested

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  6. #6

    Aug 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by texjim View Post
    Your first piece of metal looks like a hanger for and exhaust pipe. The other looks like melted metal from a bush party...
    It's definitely a handle or hinge of some sort. Especially given where it was found. Also, idk who's having fires hot enough to melt iron (and other metals?) with a camp fire. This sucker had to have been a roaring fire!

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  7. #7

    Aug 2017
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    I can take better pics of an item if somebody needs me to

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    I also found this. It was more down by today's population, but still wondering what it is. It's very light and non-ferrous.
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    It's the carbon cathode from a zinc-carbon battery. I find them from time to time; especially around 1920-1940's dump sites. They're conductive and usually ring up in the mid 30's on the AT Pro for me.

  9. #9
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    I am only going by what I see in your pics, but the third picture looks like the curved part of a horseshoe ?

  10. #10

    Aug 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    I am only going by what I see in your pics, but the third picture looks like the curved part of a horseshoe ?
    I thought about it...but it's too wide, too thin, and too straight

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  11. #11
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    A fulgurite maybe, where lightning struck a spot with metal in the ground?

  12. #12
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    Mar 2008
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    Those melted blobs seem to be everywhere, I find a lot of them. Probably worth buying an acid kit for 20 bucks to find out. I saw a similar tree here and was wondering the same but as you said it seems small, as did the one I came across. It did point to the direction of a creek that was about 1/4 mile away.

 

 

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