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  1. WA. Logging camps/ghost towns?

    If you get a chance, get into East. Oregon, near the headwaters of the Grande Ronde River. My dad logged there in the early '30s. He and Mom lived in a camp, along with many other loggers. And, in the river is gold.
  2. Question for those in the hobby for more than 10 years

    I got into detecting in the 1970's. Had the good fortune to hunt a few school yards that hadn't been hunted before. Come home with both front pockets stuffed with coins, wheaties, some silver, and a few foreign. Went into the military in '74. Shipped to S. Korea. Loved the country...
  3. headphones compatible with metal detectors?

    If you use headphones, you are going to get some blasts from large or close-to-the-top items. I am now in my 6th year of having tinnitus. The ringing does not go away. And it was caused by me wearing headphones when detecting. Oh, I found some very old coins, buried at depths where the...
  4. Be Careful Snakes Are Out

    I live/hunt in S. Korea. We have varieties of water snakes....easy to i.d., well rounded heads. And we have several poisonous ones, usually not large....less than a meter, and not too thick. The poisonous ones are always thicker than the non-p. I was in the hills, close to the China Sea a...
  5. Just for fun- Tell your most interesting/strangest MD story

    I hunt in S. Korea. Went to a place between two villages.....started getting a lot of signals. Found a cache of bullets, shell casings, buttons, and other assorted metal items that were from the Korean War. It was like a small garbage dump. I saved about 10 different shell casings...
  6. Todays Find: Large Dark Chalcedony Agate

    That is pretty. Do you do any rock work, or are you considering getting someone to try to polish it up for you? A beautiful find. I live/work/hunt in S. Korea. I do find geodes, but so far haven't found one with anything to polish inside. Takes a bit to break them open. But the...
  7. 17th Century Chinese Coin?

    If you can clean it and email me, I will i.d. it for you. I live/hunt in S. Korea, have found 100s of those kinds of Chinese coins, and have the best (and newest) references. My email address: hikeinmts@hotmail.com.
  8. It happened again!! You wont believe me... until you see it.

    Hey BixbyTreasure, you are finding out about the REAL hobby of metal detecting. I get the reactions you get. From family and friends, although my two sons are both interested in it, and have MDed with me when in S. Korea, where I hunt. You can imagine the kinds of looks I get from the...
  9. so this is what people think of our hobby?

    Glad that the person doesn't like the hobby. Another who isn't out digging all the bottle caps and pull tabs that are making me rich!!!
  10. Metal Detectiing TN. cave / Anybody done this?

    Great post......I want to see the treasure you find. My son had a friend (both military men) show him a cave in Kentucky that was on his aunt's homesite. Near a stream, and they could see Indian sign. And, as he told me, there was a ledge up above where he could reach, and something on the...
  11. TICKS..????

    Just to let anyone hunting in Korea, or in Japan.....there is a new tick (from China) now in Japan and Korea. It's called "Killer Tick." There have been deaths in all three countries. About a 100% get-real-sick rate, and about a 25% kill rate. Key is, spray down well with flea and...
  12. 1st Chinese Coin. I think.

    It's a real coin, 1736-1795 era, and a common mintmark on the reverse (side that has only 2 Chinese characters.) I hunt in S. Korea, and see a Chinese coin about 1 out of every 10 finds. Very interesting coin you have, as that square style I don't see often. Still marked "common," but...
  13. Chinese Railroad Camp pendants/charms

    Hi. Great finds. I really like the Chinese pendants. If you have not i.d.ed the Chinese coins yet, I have been i.d.ing Chinese coins for several years....maybe 20 or so. I live/hunt in S. Korea. About every tenth coin is Chinese. So, I have the books to do it with. If you want...
  14. Chinese Coin???

    It is a Chinese coin, from the 1800's. It is a called a devalued coin, as it is smaller than the normal issue coins. On the front (4 Chinese characters) the top and bottom character tells you what the king's reigning name is.....and on the reverse ( 2 Chinese characters) the character on the...
  15. HORRIBLE FIND! My metal detector is gone! FOUND!!

    Glad that you found your machine. Can't detect without one. If I had all the stuff that I have left up in the hills/mts of South Korea, I would be able to outfit another THer. Just glad my brain is encased......I would probably have lost it, too.
  16. Old two man cross-cut saw

    My Dad was on one end of one of those saws about 1930 or so. He teamed up with his best friend in the Blue Mts of Eastern Oregon. Took their wives to a logging camp and stayed almost one year. So, those kinds of saws were still being used in the /30s.
  17. I found a Key Date IH today

    I found the 1877 Indian over 20 years ago, downtown park in Petersburg, VA. And then watched it melt away, because I didn't clean it properly. Just a suggestion. That coin is a major coin. If I were you, I would send it in to 1) be professionally cleaned (they will stop any further...
  18. foregin money i think anyone familiar with this?

    You need to get that to a specialist in Chinese money. I know the round kind, but would not give an estimation of the knife money. I do know there are repros, but there are also ones that are authentic. And, if authentic, then some of them worth quite a bit of money. (I just recently...
  19. 100 y/o logging camp pearl suspenders!

    Highnam, Where you hunting? My Dad (and Mom) was in the mts of NE Oregon, when he worked at a lumber camp, just after they were married. I have a feeling that there would be much to find in/around their camp. It had a cooks tent, and the men/wives lived in semi-permanent tents. BTW...
  20. old chinese coin! help identify please.

    You have found a Kang Xi tong bao, money minted during the reign of Emporer Sheng Zu.....dates from 1662 - 1722. I would have to see a better picture of both the front and back side. The back side, with only two characters, gives you the mintmark. If there are no marks, then someone...
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