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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2008
    Missouri
    WHITE'S MXT (and man is she hot!)
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    Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    Alright,
    Well, today was kind of disappointing at first. Searched a house built in the 1880's...again. Not as much interesting stuff today, I think I was just holding my mouth wrong.
    Anyway, It was a BEAUTIFUL day!
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    I didn't find much, but I did have three firsts today.
    First square head nail (and it's a sexy one)...
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    And my first "BUCKEYE" doohickey...
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    Here's the bottom...
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    Here's the "BUCKEY"...
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    And, my first pocket knife. I am kind of excited about this one, because I collect pocket knives, and have always wanted to find on. Also, this is on one of my friends property, and it has been in their family since it was built (1880's), so this probably belonged to a family member...
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    I wrapped it up after I hit two tot lots, and the only thing I found was a nail and a bobby pin. I thought the day was a loss (except my three firsts) until my fiance' and I went to eat at our friend's house...built in the 1920's...and I was showing him this sight and explaining how much a coin can be worth...when (get this) he asked ME to metal detect HIS lawn!!! It's got a back alley, and a side walk, and is in Hannibal Missouri (ring a bell...Tom and Huck...). They are packed, tall, townhouses with classic steep front yards and alleys with walkways where people used to park their cars in the back. I am VERY excited about this one. I have been reluctant to ask him to hunt it because he is trying to sell it. And, we were in Iraq together, and he is such a nice guy (amazing friend) that I didn't want to impose in ANY way...but he asked ME! I am excited. We agreed that we would split the profit 50/50 (my condition), and I am going to show him how to work the machine. This should be a whole lot of fun with a friend I would do anything for. I am excited!
    OH! And, I was driving along in an old washed out road I found on Google Earth, when I spotted this!
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    The building is about 5 feet tall, the entrance just a little smaller. My soon to be father in law says that these are very common seller type buildings for the area, and when you walk in, it should be fairly deep (he said he had one on his farm growing up). We shall see.

    It's a bit blurry because I could not slow down (for fear of getting stuck, which I had just done) so I snapped it whilst driving. The fence says NO TRESSPASSING...but my friend (that owns the 1880's house) knows the owner and is going to try and get me in. This ought to be awesome! This area was setteled in the "18 teens" and this looks like a VERY old residence (not the building, but the collapsed roof right next to it... Anyway, I will post my finds from tomorrow at my friend's house, and what I find out about this stone structure. Thanks for looking and reading. Happy hunting yall!!!

    ~Tom
    ALL GAVE SOME...some gave ALL!

  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2005
    510
    4 times

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K!

    Dude, you're on a roll!

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
    11,346
    55 times

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    And to think it all started with a sexy square head nail!! Incredible day you had and so looking forward to hearing what all you find later!

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
    2,315
    8 times

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    You had a great day for first! Congrats. Hope you can get in on that old fallen down house property. Thanks for your service to our Country!
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    1851 O Half Dime

    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Minelab SE Professional with 6" Coil
    2,240
    27 times

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    Awesome! Congratulations ashleysflyr!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't reveal too much from your Hannibal spots or I will show up there! My mom is from Bowling Green and I have family there. It is right next to Hannibal.

    Baldingboy

  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2007
    Montesano Washington
    Tesoro Tiger Shark, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq
    155
    2 times

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    That's Great Tom, sounds like your having a blast. Man if I'd have known you wanted a square nail I would have sent you a couple of pounds of them LOL.
    Good luck at the next place.

    HH
    Dan

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2007
    Hesperia, MI
    Minelab Explorer XS & Explorer II, Fisher 1236-X2
    813
    60 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    Interesting finds Tom! That last pic looks like a root cellar where one would store things for the winter like taters, onions, carrots, turnips, parsnips, and any other veggie that is dug-up (hence the name "root" cellar). So if that's what it is then that's most likely a farmstead site. Can't wait to see what you get in Hannibal as well.

    HH,
    SgtSki

    PS: Did you get my PM a few days ago?
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." - Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    8,333
    165 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    Nice sites, hope you get permission! HH, Mike

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
    gold bug pro,garret,whites,tesoro,bounty-hunter,,.....
    1,866
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    the doohickey-appears to be a pet-cock ,for a gas line .a small valve for shutting off gas or water usually 1/4" can be 1/8",3/8",5/8",1/2" etc. probably made of brass.
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  10. #10

    Jun 2004
    1,613
    7 times

    Re: Today, the pictures make the story...not so much the finds...take a L@@K ;)

    I agree, wall mount gas lamp valve. Nice pics and fids.

 

 

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