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  1. #1

    May 2005
    GPX 5000, XTerra 705, White's XLT
    74

    My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    CW camp finds after 6 hours of serious sweat. The Cannon Ball was a nice suprise....not being a normal camp find. The stone ink and some buttons were recovered from a Hut I located, including the Blue porcelain one recovered in the hut sift, which I thought to be an interesting find.

    Thanks for looking and Good Luck in your finds,
    Dave
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  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    WoW!

    Nice stuff!

    HH

    Lonewolfe

  3. #3
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    When I see artifacts like that I can almost hear the roar of the cannon and smell the smoke! Very interesting finds and a glimpse of the past you/we might otherwise never experience. Tremendous finds. Keep posting. JIM
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  4. #4

    May 2005
    Texas
    Stingray II, AT Pro and Surfmaster II.
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    I am in the wrong state. Hard to find a place to hunt for CW relics and No gold nuggets to speak of. Great finds by the way. At least I don't have to lug cannon balls back to the truck, LOL

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2005
    Texas
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Congrats ! And thanks for sharing this bit of history with us.

    Huntin' 59er

  6. #6

    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Really great finds Dave!!!

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2005
    Central Indiana
    white's
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    great lookin finds Dave.very cool.

    peace,bigrig
    whites mxt,dd1400 coil

  8. #8
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles
    I am in the wrong state. Hard to find a place to hunt for CW relics and No gold nuggets to speak of. Great finds by the way. At least I don't have to lug cannon balls back to the truck, LOL
    You don't know how many times I've said the same thing to my detecting buddy... We need to go somewhere else to find these things... LOL

    Those are some excellent finds Dave...
    How do you know if that cannon ball is explosive or not? Well other than the obvious...
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

  9. #9
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Gold Digger, use this link. Left column click on field projectiles, then smoothbore. There's also a quick fuse in left column.http://civilwarartillery.com/
    VA Dave, excellent finds! Love the cannonball and buttons. There's so many varieties that you can spend a lifetime looking for them.

  10. #10
    us
    May 2005
    Maryland
    MXT
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Most excellent finds!! Awesome!!!

  11. #11

    Jun 2005
    New Brunswick, Canada
    41

    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Wow thats cool, I've always wanted a cannon ball. I know where I might be able to find some but they are in that same area where there is a lot of explosives from an explossion of a ship in our harbour. So MDing there is not a good idea.

  12. #12

    Sep 2004
    Indy
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    From one Dave to another Dave..Very nice Dave.

    Dave

  13. #13
    Floater

    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Those are some Great finds My friend.The Inker is nice as is the Porcelain. HH

  14. #14

    May 2005
    GPX 5000, XTerra 705, White's XLT
    74

    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    Thanks a lot everybody, I'm glad you everyone enjoyed the finds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles
    I am in the wrong state. Hard to find a place to hunt for CW relics and No gold nuggets to speak of.? ? Great finds by the way. At least I don't have to lug cannon balls back to the truck, LOL
    LOL Charles, it really was a lug too, I couldn't just shove it in my pocket like the rest. 2 hour hut dig and 4 hours of surface hunting, to add the blistering heat, it was a lug.....of Joy
    [/quote]?
    Those are some excellent finds Dave...
    How do you know if that cannon ball is explosive or not? Well other than the obvious...?
    [/quote]
    Thanks for your interest Gold Digger.....this Ball has no fuse and definitely is solid, its very heavy. The solid shots were used to penatrate barriers such as stone walls, Ironclads, forts etc. There is a peculiar rock mass upon one of the hilltops,maybe a fort or cannon bunker was placed there.
    Thanks again everyone, and Good Luck in your Digs,
    Dave

  15. #15
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    Tesoro Cibola

    Jul 2005
    Massachusetts
    Tesoro Cibola
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    Re: My July 4th "Cherry Bomb"

    How many pounds or inches is that one? Great find!!

 

 
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