A Quick Hunt at a Colonial Site

SpacemanSpiff

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Jan 9, 2022
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Savannah, GA
Detector(s) used
White’s MXT
I had some vacation to burn so what better way to use it than detecting? I had an old site planned out but was unable to get to it due to water level on the road, so I changed plans to a site that Dad and I hunted many, many times over the years - with the last hint there being roughly 10 -15 years ago. We thought it was hunted out, but after all that time the underbrush changed/disappeared, uncovering these finds. I moved about 75 yards over and hit what I believe another house site. Funny how you can be next to something and never know. Not a bad day, 5 flat buttons, two parts of pewter spoons/forks, hatchet/tomahawk, and an old piece of a brick I dug out of the hatchet hole. This was in the woods and have never found brick, just a lot - and I mean a lot - of iron. The pottery piece was out of another hole. Low and slow was the name of the game today. We found a few coins at the site years ago and they were coppers and half reale - all dated in the 1700s .

There are two unidentified items shown in the last two pics. Ideas?
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Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
2,043
3,143
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I had some vacation to burn so what better way to use it than detecting? I had an old site planned out but was unable to get to it due to water level on the road, so I changed plans to a site that Dad and I hunted many, many times over the years - with the last hint there being roughly 10 -15 years ago. We thought it was hunted out, but after all that time the underbrush changed/disappeared, uncovering these finds. I moved about 75 yards over and hit what I believe another house site. Funny how you can be next to something and never know. Not a bad day, 5 flat buttons, two parts of pewter spoons/forks, hatchet/tomahawk, and an old piece of a brick I dug out of the hatchet hole. This was in the woods and have never found brick, just a lot - and I mean a lot - of iron. The pottery piece was out of another hole. Low and slow was the name of the game today. We found a few coins at the site years ago and they were coppers and half reale - all dated in the 1700s .

There are two unidentified items shown in the last two pics. Ideas? View attachment 2015733 View attachment 2015735 View attachment 2015734
great saves, thanks for posting
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
15,385
26,766
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
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Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I had some vacation to burn so what better way to use it than detecting? I had an old site planned out but was unable to get to it due to water level on the road, so I changed plans to a site that Dad and I hunted many, many times over the years - with the last hint there being roughly 10 -15 years ago. We thought it was hunted out, but after all that time the underbrush changed/disappeared, uncovering these finds. I moved about 75 yards over and hit what I believe another house site. Funny how you can be next to something and never know. Not a bad day, 5 flat buttons, two parts of pewter spoons/forks, hatchet/tomahawk, and an old piece of a brick I dug out of the hatchet hole. This was in the woods and have never found brick, just a lot - and I mean a lot - of iron. The pottery piece was out of another hole. Low and slow was the name of the game today. We found a few coins at the site years ago and they were coppers and half reale - all dated in the 1700s .

There are two unidentified items shown in the last two pics. Ideas? View attachment 2015733 View attachment 2015735 View attachment 2015734
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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