Crazy 1800’s On/Off Site Round 2

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Hit this old home site in the park woods for 4 more hours. The EMI and soil loaded with iron continue to be a challenge. Periods of 10-30 minutes where the Nox won’t lock on to anything, then stabilizes and target after target. Very frustrating. Also, not a single wheat, IHP or any US coin which is totally illogical with the amount of stuff that is popping here. Had what I thought was finally a US Large Cent, but ends up being an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer. Some aluminum religious tokens near the road, but ball buttons and a nice tombac back near the limestone ruins. Very strange site, but fun.
 

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pepperj

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Still it looks like you had some good digging.
Liking the buckle.
 

Digger RJ

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Hit this old home site in the park woods for 4 more hours. The EMI and soil loaded with iron continue to be a challenge. Periods of 10-30 minutes where the Nox won’t lock on to anything, then stabilizes and target after target. Very frustrating. Also, not a single wheat, IHP or any US coin which is totally illogical with the amount of stuff that is popping here. Had what I thought was finally a US Large Cent, but ends up being an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer. Some aluminum religious tokens near the road, but ball buttons and a nice tombac back near the limestone ruins. Very strange site, but fun.
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

Tpmetal

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once again a great hunt!
 

Steve in PA

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That place sure is producing a lot of mid 19th century material. I love those oriental portrait buttons and the way the gilt remains in the recessed areas. Can you make out a back mark on those buttons?
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

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That place sure is producing a lot of mid 19th century material. I love those oriental portrait buttons and the way the gilt remains in the recessed areas. Can you make out a back mark on those buttons?
Thx Steve! No back marks on those buttons.
 

NZ49er

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I like the matching buttons
They look like a blue willow design. Never heard of that on buttons.

Something really good is going to come out of that spot.
 

CRUSADER

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They look like a blue willow design. Never heard of that on buttons.
Yes, similar to that common pattern.
I've seen quite a few designs like this on late 19th C Buttons.
 

Ifoundit69

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Awesome score , I like the buckle !
 

Norwichnut

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Hit this old home site in the park woods for 4 more hours. The EMI and soil loaded with iron continue to be a challenge. Periods of 10-30 minutes where the Nox won’t lock on to anything, then stabilizes and target after target. Very frustrating. Also, not a single wheat, IHP or any US coin which is totally illogical with the amount of stuff that is popping here. Had what I thought was finally a US Large Cent, but ends up being an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer. Some aluminum religious tokens near the road, but ball buttons and a nice tombac back near the limestone ruins. Very strange site, but fun.
Did you try single frequency. To maybe calm it down?
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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View attachment 1995092
Hit this old home site in the park woods for 4 more hours. The EMI and soil loaded with iron continue to be a challenge. Periods of 10-30 minutes where the Nox won’t lock on to anything, then stabilizes and target after target. Very frustrating. Also, not a single wheat, IHP or any US coin which is totally illogical with the amount of stuff that is popping here. Had what I thought was finally a US Large Cent, but ends up being an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer. Some aluminum religious tokens near the road, but ball buttons and a nice tombac back near the limestone ruins. Very strange site, but fun.
Fantastic Finds...! 👍
And, what a selection too!
Well done...!
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Did you try single frequency. To maybe calm it down?
I tried 4 kHz and it gave me a false high tone on each swing, 10 kHz was better but would not lock into targets (vdi at constant-6 to -9), multi would give moments of total clarity and this is where I got repeatable diggable signals.
 

Silvermonkey

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Strange sites are the best ones! Nice digs. What is the round item on the right side of the top pic that looks like a little wreath. I found one like it, but couldn't figure out what is was.
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Strange sites are the best ones! Nice digs. What is the round item on the right side of the top pic that looks like a little wreath. I found one like it, but couldn't figure out what is was.
Thanks. It is a civilian sash buckle. It is fairly thin brass, I believe there are some military items that look similar to this but they are much more substantial cast brass pieces.
 

Hunk-a-lead

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View attachment 1995092
Hit this old home site in the park woods for 4 more hours. The EMI and soil loaded with iron continue to be a challenge. Periods of 10-30 minutes where the Nox won’t lock on to anything, then stabilizes and target after target. Very frustrating. Also, not a single wheat, IHP or any US coin which is totally illogical with the amount of stuff that is popping here. Had what I thought was finally a US Large Cent, but ends up being an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer. Some aluminum religious tokens near the road, but ball buttons and a nice tombac back near the limestone ruins. Very strange site, but fun.
awesome finds, awesome site. wtg
 

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