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  1. New Mexico Fort Finds

    Had a very cool trip with CarolinaTom to New Mexico for an 1800s era fort there, hosted by our pals Jimmy and James. Awesome site, though very well hunted over many decades. It's on private land with permission. I found this nice Eagle button, along with a sharps and probably a large canister...
  2. Good Detectorist Karma Three Ringers

    I’m taking some time at Clearwater Beach for a few days - not detecting since I’m more into the inland historical sites. I see these two guys fully geared up chest deep looking for good stuff so we start to chat when they came out of the water for a break. Turns out they had never found anything...
  3. Civil War Finds at Earthworks (South Carolina)

    Had a good day at the site that I found on the old battle map, that has produced many bullets and one 1800s coin in the past. Was supposed to be joined by CarolinaTom, but the weather wasn't great and he decided to stay near home - smart move! He got his first CW button as you probably saw...
  4. Civil War map comes through again

    Carolina Tom and I liberated about 90 three ringers and musketballs from one site on the old Civil War map, it was very accurate, so I had a lot of hope for this new permission that is on the same map a few miles away showed Confederate soldiers on one side of the river and Union on the other...
  5. Scientists Who Metal Detect?

    I found this today in my work resources, so I feel like it's still a find. If anyone in science wants to reply, it could be good coverage for metal detecting and you - doesn't have to be someone from England: For a feature story for a British sciencemagazine, I'm looking to interview scientists...
  6. Have You Lost Your Marbles? I Found One and Other Stuff

    When I found the marble on top of the ground, I figured I had my post title that fit with our times. Meanwhile, I found this folding comb. Any idea how old? I also found this old spoon that has a good patina - and the top of this old bottle. Any idea on the bottle age based on the thickness and...
  7. Old Military Button, Williams Cleaner and Three Ringer

    Got out to South Carolina with Carolina Tom and had a good couple days. Here are my better finds. Any idea on the old button? It has a screw back, but otherwise looks very old. We also found many musket balls at one location.
  8. Bobcat out of nowhere

    I'm out looking for native artifacts just west of a major dry riverbed in Tucson, near homes and roads, so it's hardly the middle of nowhere. Checking along a high wall of dirt about 20 ft high and get to the end of the wall standing there in open area and this bad boy just walks right across...
  9. Small Mortar looking item

    Would appreciate thoughts on this item I found today in the Southern Arizona desert. Very smooth and symmetrical "bowl" looking stone item. It's in an area where I've found native pottery.
  10. Decorative Native Pottery pieces

    Went out in the Arizona desert wash in an area where a native village was found years ago when the town built a park. Found my best piece yet in terms of a decoration. Amazing that the painting will stay on it all these centuries later.
  11. 1820s to 40s US Button, Eagle Button & WWII Dog Tag (Find Family!)

    Had a great visit to New Mexico to detect with Jimzz977 and Dan (NM) - great guys and it was excellent detecting. I found this 1820s to 40s US button and an eagle button. Another eagle button was in really bad shape. Also, many period bullets and a piece of an epaulet for the shoulders. They...
  12. Civil War Bullets (every one)

    This is a great resource I found today - to identify your Civil War bullets! It was in a small museum I visited in Virginia. Right next to a battle site on private land, but too bad I couldn't get permission. Don't know why it keeps setting it sideways despite looking normal on my end.
  13. SC finds (Charleston)

    Hello All, Maybe you saw my post on the main site (Today’s Finds) a couple weeks ago about my site by the Holiday Inn - Riverview. Sharing the exact location. Since I moved west I wanted to share it so others could go there and knowing detectorists I’m sure someone or more than one went there...
  14. Jellyfish Give off a Signal!!

    I just discovered that jellyfish, at least some anyway, give a signal on the detector. Anyone else experience this? I thought there was something to dig under it, but then no signal when I moved it, so that led me to check other jellyfish and they gave off one as well. Weird...
  15. Charleston site of 1721 French coin

    Since I’ve moved out west, time to give up the site of my oldest coin find so others can hopefully make some great finds. Below is Treasurenet link to my oldest coin find - 1721. Since I use a “lesser” detector I’d like to see what a higher end one locates. The site is Holiday Inn Riverview - go...
  16. Native Pottery and Need Ax Head ruling

    Found these along river bed in Southern Arizona - curious if anyone knows anything about the red marks on the one piece. The ones with black lines are thinner than the usual pottery I find. Also, this could either be an ax head or just look like one. Any ideas appreciated on any of the items...
  17. New Mexico - Small Point Found

    I found this in an area where there are native petroglyphs - would appreciate unbiased opinions since I know it's natural to want it to be a point, so the one who finds it tends to think that way. It does look worked all over, however it's also very small. What would be the point (pun intended)...
  18. New Mexico & Ariz Discoveries

    Going through several parts of New Mexico/Ariz and making some good discoveries so far. Was very fortunate to get this amazing lighting for this cave photo I couldn't even tell until I saw photo. Detected this really cool old San Antonio, NM train station (bummer, just some junk finds). That is...
  19. Petrified Shoe Sole + Native pottery shards

    Hard to describe this find without holding it in your hand, but it's as if it's made of stone or pottery. A small piece snapped off as I was uncovering it and I was sure it was pottery. It's heavy like stone and snaps like pottery or stone. Zero bend to it at all. Has a "bronzish" type look in...
  20. Battle of Chattanooga

    I saw this map on TV - written in real time by a solider and figured it could be helpful. Little blurry, but best I could do on short notice...
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