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  1. Lead point

    Still gray in color because it was in the sand in the river. Almost 6 inches in length, flares out to about a half an inch width and about half an inch tall. Appears to be broken off of something longer. At first I thought it was bayonet related but realized it was lead. Almost looks like a...
  2. More relics from the high waters including some nice amethyst jewelry.

    River was up from a few days of hard rain but it’s finally coming back down enough to look for relics. I have dug a lot of recently deposited spoons, lock pieces, watch pieces, including a vintage wrist watch, buckles, and other relics. Most of it’s really toastie but will make good additions...
  3. ✅ SOLVED Piece of wood from flood.

    Ignore this. Posted a dupe for some reason
  4. Piece of wood from flood.

    Found on the river bank today. I suspect it’s older due to the mortise tenon holes. Some still practice this type of work but the piece appears older. Just thought it was neat and would post. I left it laying because I didn’t feel like carrying it out. Lol.
  5. Small caliber shell. Possibly for a civil war revolver

    Sorry guys. No caliper yet. Looks like it could be a 32 caliber Smith and Wesson model 2 revolver shell and casing. 3 rings near the base. Very small caliber though. Also maybe a 22 caliber type 1 but the casing looks different from those. Eye balled it on the river edge today after the...
  6. Some sweet silver and a nice Indian Head.

    Detecting on a new permission today. House was built in the early 30s and is a rental so a lot of recent activity. Figured it would be full of a lot of junk but it wasn’t bad. One of the first finds was this silver (sterling I think) pendent. New Brighton Tower 14th Eisteddfod. 19th...
  7. ✅ SOLVED Lead object. Almost looks like a projectile.

    Found in the river today. Is slightly hollow, about halfway up. Thought it was a 3 ringer at first until I cleaned the mud off.
  8. ✅ SOLVED Found my first arrowhead/point yeaterday

    Found my first arrowhead while metal detecting in a river. Actually was digging out a copper/brass signal and dug this out in a scoop of sand and gravel. New to Native American artifacts. Any idea of type, age, material, etc will be helpful. Found in north central WV. I believe Adena were...
  9. ✅ SOLVED Looks like an old car part.

    Not sure what this is. I have found some spark plugs and other older car parts in the river I’m detecting in. Assuming copper but could be brass. The top piece screws off and it looks like air can be added. The bottom has a hole in it and the inside appears to have a white glass inner chamber.
  10. More river relics and some neat first finds including an arrow head.

    Back on the river. Found a lot of relics today. A lot of lids and makeup relics today. Kind of a long post but just trying to explain what everything is. As you can see in the middle of the picture my first point/arrow head. Was in the water digging a brass/copper target and this fell out...
  11. ✅ SOLVED Thought it was a fishing sinker but not sure.

    I did find this on the river today and just assumed it was a normal fishing sinker. But I can’t find anything really like it. Most discs like this have a brass ring at the top. Maybe a home made sinker? I have found a lot of musket balls and case shot in the same area but I haven’t really...
  12. Another day out with some more relics.

    Got out early today, back on the river before it got hot. Amazed with the things I’m still finding. Most are toastie now but I still consider them decent relics. The area I’ve mainly been working in is only about 30 yards. It’s starting to get a little thin but I can move up river a lot more...
  13. 2 sites. Produced some buttons, harmonica and some other neat stuff.

    Hit up two different places yeaterday. One was on an 1800s map but could easily be 18th C. The property is on a large tract of land I have permission to that has at least 5 old home sites, possibly more. A friend knew where to find it and took me to it, about a 20 minute 4 wheeler ride...
  14. Sweet River Finds (day 3)

    Sweet River Finds (day 3) (1st Dandy button and Eagle Cuff button) Sorry a little repetitive lately but the river is producing. Have been trying to get out since the weather is going to be bad tomorrow. Mostly relics again today but did find a 1919 wheatie and some buttons. Most of the buttons...
  15. Sweet River Finds (day 2)

    Went back out to the same, general, area as yesterday. Near an old river ford and some other river structures. Found some more old padlocks. One looks like a WILCo, maybe an old signal lock for the railroad. The other doesn’t appear to have any markings. Both a little toastie but the WILCo...
  16. Sweet river finds.

    My town actually used to have a river ford so I was down on the river bank investigating. Not as trashy as I thought it would be. Decent signals. Found a nice old padlock, branded with CHIEF. No other markings except a “1” on the shackle. Shackle actually opens and closes still. Amazing...
  17. ✅ SOLVED Strange pointed object.

    My first thought is a piece of a broke nail or maybe a plumb bob but it appears to have no broken edges or anywhere to attach something like string. It constantly rings up mid 70s on the Garrett VDI. Has a little bit of weight to it but doesn’t appear to be lead. Found near late 19th C relics...
  18. Victorian style buckle.

    Found this at the same site I found a hand carved cameo brooch 2 days ago. Appears to be a Victorian style buckle, maybe a ladies dress belt or sash style? If some one knows let me know. Intricate detail on the front. Appears to have had a pin or buckle shank on the back at one time...
  19. Dug an older cameo brooch/pin and a few other things.

    Out at a site I’ve hit the last couple days. It has produced a few neat things like some suspender clips and an old copper wedding band. Today I dug my first brooch/pin. From what I can tell it’s called a cameo brooch. Appears to be made of a carved stone, read some were...not sure. Appears...
  20. Old tin piece with 5 point star and a lipstick tube

    Forgot I had these in my pocket. Two finds from yesterday. The tube piece appears to be an early 20th C. lipstick tube. The other is neat. I found it at the base of an old 19th C. rock foundation of a home site. Couldn’t find many good targets because the structure appeared to have been...
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