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  1. Surprise find today!

    So, our favorite park is off limits due to Holiday stuff so we have had to look in some other parks. We went a few hours last weekend and wasn't impressed with our finds. A lot of clad and can slaw. This afternoon we went into the woods adjacent to a park as an old map showed a trail. Found some...
  2. Another fun weekend hunt!

    So we hit our favorite park this weekend and branched out to some new areas. We each scored a Merc! I found a buffalo and a V nickle in the same hole! I found a 5 cent token. My research has that name owning a saloon and a dry goods store in town in the early 1900s. Bob found a cute little...
  3. Playing hookey at our favorite park

    The weather was just too nice today for Nov. Skipped out of work early and headed back to the park. Had a fun day! My hubby had to show me up again with another Barber dime. He also found a neat belt buckle (the pennies are 1978s) and a compact with the state of Illinois on it. I gotta wonder...
  4. Epic weekend hunt for us!

    Got out to our favorite park this weekend and had to look in some new places. On Sat. Bob found 2 shield nickles in one hole! He also found a cool 1950's scout slide and a war nickle. I found the biggest lock I ever dug but not very old. Also a weird looking heavy iron thing. I also got a crusty...
  5. What could this be?

    The park we go to metal detecting is well known to have been a gathering place for Native Americans although we had never found anything until now. We are in Illinois near the Mississippi. This rock is far too perfect to be natural. Could it be NA? For what? It is super smooth to the touch...
  6. Nice variety of finds this weekend

    We went back to our favorite park. We've been looking in some new areas now that the weeds are dying back. Not too bad of a weekend!! The silver ring is really cute. (And fits!) The gold ring with the blue stone was not marked but in great shape for as deep as it was buried. We did have...
  7. Decent little hunt today

    We hit up our fav park today for a couple hours. Spent all day yesterday at the old foundation but nothing but iron and odds and ends. No coins. Today was much better! We each got a Barber dime. Bob snagged a buffalo nickel and I grabbed a V nickle. Then Bob hit a spill of Washington Park...
  8. Our first large cent!!! We thought...

    So, we got out both days this weekend. Sat. we hit up our fav park. Didn't do as well as we hoped but got a nice Ilinois occupation token. I love finding tokens. And the park was jamming as there was some party with good tunes to liven the hunt. Today we went back to the old foundation in the...
  9. Yesterday's finds

    We had such a good time with our Hump Day Hunt that we went back again last night. The coins we found Wednesday came out of the ground in such better shape than usual, we had high hopes. Not so much last night. Got a buffalo and 3 wheats but not in good shape. Found another MS tag. We're...
  10. Hump Day Hunt!

    Got a rare chance to get out in the middle of the week. We headed back to out fav park hoping to get back to where we were heading to when we got creeped out last weekend. Had a great little hunt! No creepy guy! Got a couple of pins or barrettes, a blingy thing (diamond?), a 1916s Merc, a 1915...
  11. Longshot what's it

    We don't know what this is and thought one of you may know as you all are amazing at IDing stuff. It is 2 inches long and hollow. Slightly magnetic. It does not appear to be broken but made that way. We are thinking you part but no clue really. Thanks for your input!!
  12. Creeped out on today's dig.

    So we hit our fav park about 6:30 this am. In the woods cuz so dry out. No one at the park as usual. We were finding some coins and having fun. These woods were so thick you could barely swing. About 7:30 I hear something behind and there's a big guy following us about 15 ft. back holding his...
  13. Got out but not much found.

    We went to our fav park on Sun. But didn't find a lot. We hit some new areas. I won biggest lid and Bob found a rare blue pull tab! I got an IHP and he got a Wheatie. Then today we stopped at the school across the street where they redid the sidewalk. Got a couple of wheats. Then we ventured...
  14. ✅ SOLVED Any ideas on what it is or what it's for?

    Found this where we find stuff around 1900. The thick part is lead. It looks like something else may have been pressed into the back of it. Not sure what the saw like marks are for on the front of the lead. I give up. Thought some experts here may have seen something similar. Any ideas? Thanks...
  15. Marble ID and questions for Cheese

    Hi Cheese! I enjoyed reading your sticky in trying to ID our marbles! I failed at step 1. Maybe a new sticky to explain the types? Google didn't help much. I would appreciate your expertise in IDing our dug marbles. I'm sure the blue are just game marbles. These were dug in an area we have been...
  16. Another good hot dig at fav park and what's its.

    Despite the heat we had to hit up our favorite park for a bit. Went to the same area we have dug to death that I thought was hunted out. My first hole was an Indian but I didn't know till later. Then Bob got an Indian. Here we go with 2s again! Those are the nicest indians we ever found! Then he...
  17. Got to play the dime game today!

    Hope you all are having a great day! We went to our favorite park today but due to the coins drying up I wanted to try a newish area. Bob dug a 1920 Merc on his first hole! The coins were few and far between though. Only got 4 but all older. Not east coast old but oh well. Got a 1912 penny that...
  18. Went back to our favorite park today

    We went back to the park today and hit the junkyard area first. Found a few odds and ends. Gave us a few more what was thats! Went back to the the area where we find most of our old coins but the targets are becoming fewer and fewer. That said, I think we got most of the pop tabs out! Bob did...
  19. Lots of shell casings and our first class ring!!

    Great day to dig! The weather was so nice this morning! We went to a permission near where an old military school used to be. We were in some pretty deep woods. We found quite an assortment of shell casings going back to the early 1900s. Also found an odd brass thing with a hole through and a...
  20. Worked glass??

    Hi! We found this old piece of glass near an old spring that has a history of Native Americans. It looks worked? Is that a thing? The glass itself looks very old, thick with bubbles. It looks black but you can see it is olive green held up in the sun. Can't think of another reason for these...
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