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  1. #61
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    posted more pics of other items i found where i found the drift any ideas?/

  2. #62
    Those are a little more tough, not sure if electroloysis will help, but I can't make them out well...
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  3. #63
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    allright thanks for the input.... Jeff

  4. #64
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    Im not going to attemt to clean them only beacause i think they are old and possibly i would ruin them do you think they tie into the drift i found? all this other stuff i found was in the exact place and spot i found the drift?

  5. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Im not going to attemt to clean them only beacause i think they are old and possibly i would ruin them do you think they tie into the drift i found? all this other stuff i found was in the exact place and spot i found the drift?
    They could be associated, but you are not going to ruin the crown jewels. These are safe to mess with.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
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    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  6. #66
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    allright thanks for the opinions jeff

  7. #67
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    Ace250man

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  8. #68
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    Yea i know that, i just wanted to see if any one had any opinions on the new pieces i found at the same sight, any ideas, if they thought these were old blacksmiths slag if they thought these things were tied in with the drift i found. or if any one could i.d my new pieces, thanks for the info Jeff

  9. #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb View Post
    Jeff, the first thing I would do is have it checked to see if it is a meteorite by checking for nickel. If it has nickel, it is a meteorite! It seems to have flow lines on it as if it came down with the hole side towards earth. If so the back I'll bet has no holes at all. If it is a meteorite. It may be very rare because of it's shape. From there the mystery will only get larger. But that is the fun of treasure hinting, a mystery item! It could have been, what ever it is, droped into a cannon and fired during the civil war. What ever you find out please keep us posted! jimb
    I know I made a deal but I just had to concede this is truly genious. I agree the meteorite was carved into this shape by falling through the atmosphere. You can see the flow lines. It gets hotter at the tip just like the space shuttle so consequently these meteorites were burned into a point and became wedge shaped. Yes the back side isnt even melted. You may be surprised as they are not as rare as you would think.

    Correct you are jimb and here is were the story gets better. During the last days of the Civil War, when iron balls were in short supply, the Confederates gathered up these wedge shaped meteorites and fired them at the Yankee trench lines during the seige of Torrington. It was well documented but trying to find historical records in Conn. may be tough... The Yankees, with nothing better to do and only a few bumps and bruises, carved these shiny wedges into odd animal shapes and tossed them back at the Confederates. It was quite demorallizing to the Rebs, as you can imagine!!

    Several weeks later, the Rebels surrendered in humiliation and all unfired "wedgies", as the Yanks called them, were ordered buried by the commanding officers. Many metal animal shapes were left scattered on the battlefield. Wolves, Coyotes, Squrrels and even a carved Platypus was found in 1969 by a Connecticut Rutabaga farmer.. I believe this was the beginning of Trench Art. Look it up, its interesting stuff and the fun of treasure hunting..
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; May 06, 2012 at 11:37 PM. Reason: forget how to spel rutabaga
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  10. #70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Attachment 633262Attachment 633263Attachment 633264thanks for the info heres more pics from other things i found, one looks like a point the end of a knive or something, the other pic with the two items in it look like very old nails, the other thing i have no clue, what do you think let me know thanks jeff
    The long squaired off piece looks to me like it was pored into the ground to cool. Sure sounds like iron.

  11. #71
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    Allright i will, i dont know if your pulling my leg or anything, or if that is what you believe but i will look into some of that..the new items i posted do you think they tie into the drift i found or are you saying you believe it is a meteorite?

  12. #72
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    are you being seriouse? sounds a little made up to me?

  13. #73
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    I dont think they shot iron meteorites out of their canyons during the cival war? i think what jimb was saying was that it could be an iron meteor projectil, or something that was shot out of a canyon during the cival war, or anything.Im still going with the drift theory i put more pics of other stuff i found at the sight only beacause some people told me to go back and see if i could find anything else where i found the drift at. i wanted to see if anyone had any ideas about the other things i found, like if they tie into the drift theory e.c.t, if you do let me know thanks jeff

  14. #74
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    monty

    Jan 2005
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    Badly decomposed or hand shaped what's left of the old style window weight. No idea what it was used for. Monty
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  15. #75
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    is this from a black smith or a factory?The long squaired off piece looks to me like it was pored into the ground to cool. ?

 

 
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