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  1. Possible fossil found in East Tennessee?

    I appreciate it! Yes they have their fingers in everything lol. We hunt in the general vicinity of the Nolichucky river... but not in or on the river or anything like that. Not even very close honestly, but thats the nearest landmark you can find. I don't like to disclose anywhere near my...
  2. Possible fossil found in East Tennessee?

    Yes we know the rules. We only hunt on PRIVATE OWNED land with FULL PERMISSION. I appreciate the concern... but we know what we are doing I assure you. Yes, I posted this in "what is it" and only got 1 guess and was referred here. I always do my research first, if no answers come up I post in...
  3. Possible fossil found in East Tennessee?

    Just to start, I KNOW this is a natural occurrence of some kind. And I was told to come to this section after posting in "WHAT IS IT?".My parents and I went to one of our spots we search for arrowheads and the like on the Nolichucky River in Erwin Tennessee. Just across the state line near where...
  4. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible fossil found in East Tennessee?

    Thanks for the guesses and suggestions! I always try to post in "what is it" after my failed research and BEFORE making assumptions on where to post 😆. Now I feel safe to drop this in the fossils and geo sections! I was surprised when noone was atleast making guesses... makes it seem like I may...
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible fossil found in East Tennessee?

    Just to start, I KNOW this is a natural occurrence of some kind. My parents and I went to one of our spots we search for arrowheads and the like on the Nolichucky River in Erwin Tennessee. Just across the state line near where we live in North Carolina. We found 1 arrowhead and a few other...
  6. Found an arrowhead head with my metal detector. Also, minie ball with ramrod marks?

    Killer finds and story yourself there! I'm in the club I reckon atleast lol!
  7. Found an arrowhead head with my metal detector. Also, minie ball with ramrod marks?

    Id have agreed but a post by the cannonball guy led me to believe different. Would you think this is a carved mark? Mold mark? I do a lot of bullet casting and can't imagine anything other than a damaged mold that would cause marked like this around the tip of the projectile. I have several...
  8. Found an arrowhead head with my metal detector. Also, minie ball with ramrod marks?

    The "famous legion" is spoke of in the OP was made up of over 400 Cherokee Indians along with white and other soldiers. I had wondered a similar thing. There was also an outpost her in the later 1800s between "indian territory" and the rest of the world I reckon. I know they had a small fort...
  9. Found an arrowhead head with my metal detector. Also, minie ball with ramrod marks?

    Hey everybody! I hope everyone's spring and summer have been productive! I've not been out much myself sadly, but finally made a trip to one of my favorite native american and civil war spots. Usually, I walk the creeks in the area looking for arrowheads and tools etc. And I metal detect for old...
  10. Did I find a dang civil war bayonet?!?

    Here it is cleaned up best I can get it... its very strange as it is a 3-4 sided "blade" that tapers to an obvious point. I would imagine the bayonet was broken and discarded most likely, if this a bayonet. It matches the size of several bayonets ive been researching, but with the rust... I...
  11. Did I find a dang civil war bayonet?!?

    Thanks guys! So I take it ya'll think this is a bayonet as well? Obviously you must. Still looking for ID, but just showing off here haha. Thanks for the well wishes! It was a killer day any day I'm hunting, lol. Cant beat it when you find something so POSSIBLY cool lol.
  12. 🥇 BANNER Amazing old gold ring!

    I agree with Red-Coat. Niello, circa 17c. What a killer find! I am a jeweler and have handled lots of antique jewelry, even back to the 18c... never the 17c. And never Niello. Just amazing the condition, but to be expected of fine craftsmanship and of gold. I forget how young a country I live in...
  13. 🥇 BANNER Gold Miner’s Starter Kit

    So dang cool man! I envy you gold rush detectors. I have my own special finds, but there is something about the gold rush that gets my blood pumping. Maybe I was a '49er in another life haha. I had a later 1800s KEEN KUTTER pick a guy found at an old gold camp in Cali... had to sell it, but it...
  14. Did I find a dang civil war bayonet?!?

    Today was my birthday. 34 years old. My mom and I got together and went for a creek walk through a local Civil War battlefield. We have, over the years, found a 12lb cannonball, minie balls, buttons and hat insignia etc and all I wanted for my bday was a creek walk with my family in one of my...
  15. 1800s church permission short hunt.Possible pocket watch with eagle and mountains?

    Seems kind of "manly" for a ladies makeup compact... maybe a patriotic one during war times etc? I instantly thought pocket watch or compass or even a snuff box. Ladies compact hadnt crossed my mind. Could very well be, ill have to add that to the list of possibilities. I appreciate the support...
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