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    Gold and Pewter buttons, a thimble, and two musket balls.

    A well-rounded hunt today. From a minefield of nails a few relics. Couldn't track down the gilt button maker, Townsend Titus & Co., Waranted. I usually find the slightly smaller lead balls, the lower one seems larger. I will keep picking at this site. It has provided some nice finds.Click image for larger version. 

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    Awesome relic hunt, congrats!

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    Can't see a pewter button but I can see a Tombac one.
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    The small button pictured at the bottom here is the flip side. Found these other white metal buttons in the general area plus several tombac large and small. The large one backside up is in mint condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastender View Post
    The small button pictured at the bottom here is the flip side. Found these other white metal buttons in the general area plus several tombac large and small. The large one backside up is in mint condition.
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    All of those are Tombacs.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
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    Correct. I get confused with brass, copper, copper alloy, and pewter metals as I am seeing variation in compositions. Pewter is more malleable. With tombac, the zinc gives it the lighter coloring. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastender View Post
    Correct. I get confused with brass, copper, copper alloy, and pewter metals as I am seeing variation in compositions. Pewter is more malleable. With tombac, the zinc gives it the lighter coloring. thanks.
    Yeap, not trying to be difficult, just factual.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    All of those are Tombacs.
    The one in the center and the one at 11:00 o'clock look like they could be silver plated brass, which are often found along with Tombacs on 1790s sites in the states. Would have to see pictures of the backs.
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    Crusader, I am left wondering about the Real Man and every six seconds math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastender View Post
    Crusader, I am left wondering about the Real Man and every six seconds math.
    Its normally a quote used on the sex mad, but I'm using it for those serious detectorist thinking about the hobby.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Steve, the backs of the two you pointed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastender View Post
    Steve, the backs of the two you pointed out.

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    I think he will change his mind now.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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