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  1. #1
    Sep 2016
    Garrett ACE 250
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    Oxen Shoes

    Hello Forum,

    Iíve been detecting a site that was a colonial homestead, and I found these oxen shoes. Iíve found many horse shoes over the years but never oxen shoes. Thanks for looking!
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  2. #2

    May 2008
    XP Deus
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    Those are a good sign you are at an old site. Deep ox shoes can sound pretty good. I would work that site hard.
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  3. #3
    Sep 2012
    Upstate New York
    Garrett AT Max Minelab eTrac Minelab Excalibur 8" Makro Racer
    882 times
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    Cool! Definitely keep at that site. Last Ox shoe for me then produced an 1889 Seated dime.

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  4. #4

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    I think you found a good place to do some serious detecting. Keep at it and good luck.
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  5. #5

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    Jun 2015
    43077 times
    Underwater B.B. stacking
    Congratulations !! Nice !!
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  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Minelab Equinox 600, AT max, AT pro, 8 coils, 2 Garrett carrots, 2 trash barrels (full) and some dull shovels.
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    Very good sign of things to come. I dug 4 deeeeeeeeep ones yesterday at my old overgrown park, keep on beepin’!!!
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  8. #8
    Sep 2018
    Garrett AT Max
    2758 times
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    Oxen were like the bull dozers / tractor trailers of the olde days because the were strong, hearty and could deal with the east coast climate better than other animals. In the few years I've been detecting I've probably found 70 of these in various spots. It's always a sign of older farm activity. I've only found a handful of horseshoes which I would think I'd find more.
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  9. #9
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    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Awesome I would be all over that site sounds like you have good times ahead. Tommy
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  10. #10
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Toltec, 2x Bounty Hunter loaners, Deteknix
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    The shoes are pretty good condition, congrats on your firsts & like the others keep at it there & GL
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  11. #11
    May 2019
    garrett at max, bounty hunter
    385 times
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    nice find. they are on my bucket list
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  12. #12
    Charter Member

    Mar 2017
    XP Deus, Minelab Equinox
    1642 times
    Metal Detecting
    Old Ox shoes like that can sound really good and are indicative of the fact that you are on an old site as others have stated. Keep working that site, there’s more good finds there!
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