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  1. Found A Small Spike........Tree Splitting Wedge?

    Found this about 6" deep in the side yard of a house in our subdivision (while searching for a lost gold earring). It's small for a splitting wedge, in my experience, but maybe it was used for smaller "stove wood" or plank shaving? It's 4.5" long and just barely over an inch wide. It has a...
  2. Bought a Cortes...... now its time to learn the machine

    Bought a Cortes...... now it's time to learn the machine Been using BH Tracker IIs for the last few years mostly, waiting to retire before I spent much on a higher end machine. Don't get me wrong, I've found a whole lot of silver and gold jewelry and coins, and some pretty unique stuff too...
  3. Dear Mr President..............

    Dear President Obama, Thank you for helping my neighbors with their mortgage payments. You know—the ones down the street who in the good times refinanced their house several times and bought SUVs, ATVs, RVs, a pool, a big screen, two Wave Runners and a Harley. But I was wondering, since I am...
  4. VORTEX/FL HUNT FINDS and PRIZES

    How about some pics of all those history rich finds my fellow hunters!!! (I'll post pics of my 'prizes' after the 'finds' are) Here's mine - highlights = 9 quarters (backside painted red on one?!), 15 dimes, one 1951D wheatie, one 1969 half-dollar and a Chevy Nomad I didn't post a pic of...
  5. Who hasnt wanted a DAHLONEGA necklace!!!!

    Who hasn't wanted a DAHLONEGA necklace!!!! Saw this on eBay.............. thought it would pique some interest. For merely a thousand bucks YOU can be the fashion hit of TNet! ;D http://cgi.ebay.com/1843-D-2-50-Gold-Liberty-Scarce-Dahlonega-XF-Hole_W0QQitemZ250352988868QQcmdZViewItem
  6. An oldie with a twist

    Obama made a scheduled stop at a very large Indian Reservation to give a speech. The Native Americans gathered around as Obama said "I believe in the redistribution of wealth so everyone has a fair share!" The Natives chanted in unison "Oom golla golla". Obama said "I believe reparations...
  7. The post turtle (some political humor)

    The Post Turtle While performing the annual checkup on a 75 year old Midwest rancher, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Barack Obama and his bid to be our next President. The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a post turtle." Not...
  8. removing your threads when they arent going your way

    removing your threads when they aren't going your way I just recently started posting in some of the sub-forums where persons "don't always agree". Incorrect assertions and mis-characterized circumstances were becoming common-place in threads and I just got tired of consistently seeing that...
  9. CTH2 Indian Head Pennies - post em here!!

    CTH2 Indian Head Pennies - post 'em here!! Well, besides meeting some terrific people, winning some nice prizes and having a great time, I also found my oldest coin to date; an 1881 Indian Head penny. Even tho it was pretty crusty it was still pretty cool to me! Sorry the pics aren't better...
  10. mini cache of half dollars

    Early this year I found 20 bicentennial half dollars in a round plastic case buried in the garden wrapped in some rags by an old homesite. Kind of weird. That same week I found a half-dollar, an Adams dollar and a Sacajewea dollar all in the same park. Here's a picture of the coins in the...
  11. latest jewelry finds

    Well, I haven't been huntin' much this year but I'm finally posting pics of some of my better finds: gold size 8 men's ring w/ 3 small diamonds, white gold women's ring with pink sapphire and a gold fillagree ring w/ garnet birthstone and jasper stone I assume substitutes for a ruby...
  12. foreign coins

    This year was unusual for foreign coins. I found a few at the University before I left MO (we have a lot of international students), and even a couple down here (African 5 cent and 20 euro cents). The two shilling coins are 1950 and 1958. The one pound one is dated 1983. I forget when the 5...
  13. I warned em I was gonna do it! Now Im in Florida........

    I warned 'em I was gonna do it! Now I'm in Florida........ Well, I'm back after a few months away from the Forum. I finally decided to take early retirement from my cop job and move to Florida. I think it's a law somewhere that if you live North of Arkansas you have to move to FL when you...
  14. Not a new find but finally got a pic of it

    Last Fall I found a sterling silver celtic knot/dragon ring on the main campus where I work while detecting on my only day off. It was smashed, so I had to get it unbent and cleaned up. When I got it back my lady friend from FL saw it, and being of Irish/Scottish heritage she fell in love with...
  15. More jewelry!!

    Between the tennis courts and basketball courts of an old city park some folks were pretty careless with their jewelry. The rings were three or four inches deep, the band is 14K and the initial ring is 18k. The necklace was only an inch deep but it was still in frozen soil! Took a while to get...
  16. Odd finds at the park

    Dad and I hunt a large park in Cuba, MO called Hood's Park. We stumbled upon these while MD'ing the other day. Someone was making jewelry out of coins and dumped some of the coin refuse. We found 68 pieces, some of which were intact (as you can see) except for the centers cut out. It took a...
  17. Maybe not "Best" but "interesting" none the less

    Maybe not "Best" but "interesting" none the less A little while back, my Dad and I were hunting an elementary school in Sullivan MO and I came across a couple odd finds. A pair of WWII sterling silver pilot's wings and a steel penny from 1943 in excellent condition (yes it's a real one; it...
  18. my vacation to Tallahassee Florida

    I went down to visit an 'old' friend in Tallahassee I hadn't seen in 20 years (well, I'm old.... she's not), and since she had to work part of the time I went metal detecting in the city parks and at FSU. I'm moving down there as soon as I retire!!!! In MO there are friggin' rocks EVERYWHERE...
  19. jewelry I found in the last two months

    I've only been detecting again since mid-Sept, but so far I found the gold (plated) watch buried 4" deep in a sports field on campus, the gold band (14kt) 3" deep in a different sports field, the silver ring (.925 pure) 5" deep in a soccer field in the city and the class ring (10k whi gold) in...
  20. A story about "remote" dowsing methods

    A story about "remote" dowsing methods I been a cop for a long time, but never did hear much about Dowsing, except when my grandpa did it to locate a well site on their farm in about 1967. Then the other day I was at one of the local parks just knocking around with my MD, when this guy on a...
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