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    Gold Rush Era Finds. Chinese History

    Hi All, I went for a new years hunt today with a few friends. We went to a old sight that has a history of the gold rush and the Chinese that came in from then on.

    I ended up finding a really cool opium tin lid. I was not sure what it was at first but I was able to look it up and find others like it online. Then I dug a Chinese coin. Pretty busted up but still always fun to dig these.

    By the end of the day I had only dug a Oklahoma Tax token, Toy money, silver plated long spoon and a few other coins they were just wheats with one being a 1917s. 2 other too toasty to make out.

    My friends found some newer silver, A silver ring and a couple other Chinese coins. Happy New Year everyone..
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    Last edited by JackalopeZL1; Jan 02, 2018 at 10:20 AM.
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    Cool finds.
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    Cool finds, Jackalope...something tells me that there has GOT to be some gold coins out there! They tossed those Chinese coins around like nobody's business, you'd think they'd be all jacked up on opium and drop a gold coin or 2. Thx for sharing, Ddf.
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    Great finds! An old Chinese coin is still on my bucket list.
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    Thanks guys!! And that gold coin is high on my list.. someday!!!!!
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    Nice way to kick things off!

    Tom and I found a Chinese fishing village in BFE. Last time there he got a couple of opium tin lids like yours, I got buttons and lantern parts, but we didn't get any coins or other interesting relics. Will need to detect that spot again with the 800's before the grasses take off. BTW I've always heard that the Chinese preferred to transact in gold, so dig it all.

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    Nice finds Jackalope. Thanks for sharing...
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    Thanks folks, all these gold stories and the Chinese makes me want to go back and start digging now.. lol
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    I'm not up on these things but is that an opium spoon as well?
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    Nice relic hunt!
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    The opium lid is a sweet find.

    Congrats Jack. I hope that 2018 is a great year for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I'm not up on these things but is that an opium spoon as well?
    I actually fond that at a old school house so no go there. My wife described it as a Ice tea spoon but It has a deep cup on it for that I thought.


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    Nice relic hunt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    The opium lid is a sweet find.

    Congrats Jack. I hope that 2018 is a great year for you.
    Thanks Tom, I thought it was just more junk, Well I guess it is but it was a neat find in the end.
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    Congrats on pulling all that from the same era. I believe that spoon looks like a drink stir for cocktails. Ya know something the miners may have enjoyed during after hours.
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    Could be, My Wife thought it looked like a Ice Tea spoon..
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    Long handled stirring spoon,, yep, ice tea or lemonade.
    Congrats on the lid and Chinese coins.
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