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    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    I did my time at the Fort

    Such a shame so disappointed this place is so hard to hunt you can hunt for hours and not get nothing or you can hunt for hours and get one thing that something but itís very rare I ever get two things and this was no exception. I got a button at the last minute I had already said this will be my last hole and throughout all of that on your nails I saw some roundness unfortunately This crud on this one and Iíve been pretty lucky to have gotten some beautiful buttons out of there but this one I donít know if anybody has any suggestions please let me know
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    us
    Dec 2016
    Central NJ
    Garrett ACE 350 Equinox 800
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    Relic Hunting
    Nice mystery button. Maybe an olive oil or mineral oil soak.
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Do not use a liquid on it. Get some of the Andre's pencils and mechanically clean it. You can also use toothpicks but they will take forever.
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  4. #4
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    12,226
    26731 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Do not use a liquid on it. Get some of the Andre's pencils and mechanically clean it. You can also use toothpicks but they will take forever.
    I had it soaking in liquid soap and water I took a toothpick to it but itís pretty crusty and under the microscope I canít see any little trace of something but I wonít quit trying

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2016
    Central NJ
    Garrett ACE 350 Equinox 800
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Do not use a liquid on it. Get some of the Andre's pencils and mechanically clean it. You can also use toothpicks but they will take forever.
    Will the oil disintegrate or discolor the button? I have a wheat and an indian in mineral oil to get crud off but nothing happening after a week.
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    I have found the hard way weak acids like lemon juice can ruin a button, and oils will discolor them. Aquachigger has a great video on mechanical cleaning if you want to check it out.
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    Randy

    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.....

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    us
    May 2007
    central pa
    Equinox 800, 11" & 15" coils
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    still finding stuff at the fort - that's awesome Truth!!

    vp
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  9. #9
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    12,226
    26731 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by vpone View Post
    still finding stuff at the fort - that's awesome Truth!!

    vp
    Man vpone I trying to save as much history as I can from that old Fort. I was told by passerbyíd nothing left between from the archaeologist and detectorist from the 70ís, 80ís and 90ís. Man Iím glad I was to dumb to listen lol but I will say it does not give up anything easy itís the hardest play some have a detected and a lot of times sheíll give up nothing. She definitely makes you work for it Iíll give her that. We have a dysfunctional relationships can tell you that but I do love her. Iím nuts lol
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  10. #10
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    12,226
    26731 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Well guys I did as much as I can do with this button if I let my omit imagination go wild it has US on it and no back marks. Oh well Iíll be go back tomorrow Click image for larger version. 

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  11. #11
    us
    May 2019
    Flawda
    Garrett AT Pro, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
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    It is US...
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  12. #12

    Apr 2020
    Florida
    Nokta Makro Simplex + a Dr. Otek Pin pointer
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    68 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very cool find, yeah, NEVER listen to people that say a place has been "detected out" etc. With that said, keep in mind some very important things a metal detector won't find. I walked right up on a 2nd Seminole war intact pipe bowl and top of a wine or whiskey bottle during low water. The metal detector professionals found nails.....
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    Nov 2012
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    No such thing as hunted out. It looks like a War of 1812 US button. Get a set of the Andre's pencils. It will take the work out of cleaning it.
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  14. #14
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    12,226
    26731 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    I did my time at the Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    No such thing as hunted out. It looks like a War of 1812 US button. Get a set of the Andre's pencils. It will take the work out of cleaning it.
    Wow smoky I was waiting to hear your opinion you just made my night Iím going to order those pencils I already found them on Amazon I appreciate you always giving me straight advice thank you
    Last edited by Truth; Jan 11, 2021 at 09:05 PM.

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    Fat
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    Mr. finishup all the leftovers

    Oct 2020
    Nebraska panhandle/NE Colorado
    I took the battery out because I like my bacon crispy
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    You for sure are working it hard, good job. Any button is neat but those US ones make me glow, way over here
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