Desert relic hunt

oldmxrat

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A friend of mine called up and wanted to get out detecting in the desert somewhere so I gathered up my stuff and off we went with no particular destination in mind. I remembered a spot from when I was arrowhead hunting many years ago that had rusty stuff showing here and there, so that's where we headed.

Things looked a lot different than I remembered and wasn't sure we were in the right spot, but within 5 minutes I spotted this little obsidian point. Yep, this is the place!
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A little calf started following my friend around almost immediately, and continued to follow him for quite some time. Kinda funny!
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We ended up with a nice pile of rusty stuff, but not a single coin. Oh well, it was a nice change of scenery.
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The mother of pearl button is a new one on me, never have seen that style before. And the hemispherical ceramic piece is a mystery also. It isn't broken and has metal in it.
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This piece is a mystery also.
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The cartridges are a 30 W.C.F. and two of 44 W.C.F.
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I spotted this ceramic piece with a hallmark to hopefully get a timeframe of this spot.
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It looks like somebody camped here in the 50's or 60's? These were all in a bunch.
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Lenrac2

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Great finds! I love the old cans!! I wonder why the calf was all alone? Thanks for sharing!!
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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A friend of mine called up and wanted to get out detecting in the desert somewhere so I gathered up my stuff and off we went with no particular destination in mind. I remembered a spot from when I was arrowhead hunting many years ago that had rusty stuff showing here and there, so that's where we headed.

Things looked a lot different than I remembered and wasn't sure we were in the right spot, but within 5 minutes I spotted this little obsidian point. Yep, this is the place!
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A little calf started following my friend around almost immediately, and continued to follow him for quite some time. Kinda funny!
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We ended up with a nice pile of rusty stuff, but not a single coin. Oh well, it was a nice change of scenery.
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The mother of pearl button is a new one on me, never have seen that style before. And the hemispherical ceramic piece is a mystery also. It isn't broken and has metal in it.
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This piece is a mystery also.
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The cartridges are a 30 W.C.F. and two of 44 W.C.F.
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I spotted this ceramic piece with a hallmark to hopefully get a timeframe of this spot.
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It looks like somebody camped here in the 50's or 60's? These were all in a bunch.
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Photo 6 of 10 must be horse tack, hardware to rig up several horses.
Here is a photo of a small amount of horse tack in our museum.
Very similar attachment to a wooden pole...can't give a name for the relic,
but its a cool item!
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oldmxrat

oldmxrat

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Thanks for the ID Eye', that looks very similar.
 
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oldmxrat

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Great finds! I love the old cans!! I wonder why the calf was all alone? Thanks for sharing!!

His mom showed up after a couple hours and yelled at us then led him away. :laughing7:
 

CreakyDigger

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Were the metal objects surface finds or detector finds? All very nice, looks like fun!
 

Fat

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...you find a lot of neat stuff. I think the horse tack is harness/single tree/tug parts and misc. stuff. made to pull a wagon or a farm plough.
Plz make a few more pics of that point both sides and glow, it looks like more of some banded, awesome!
 

unclemac

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I love wandering the desert in NV. Usually, out Fallon way or so. Lots of cans with bullet holes, horse/wagon gear, native points and chips... always fun, like beachcombing and endless beach.
 
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oldmxrat

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...you find a lot of neat stuff. I think the horse tack is harness/single tree/tug parts and misc. stuff. made to pull a wagon or a farm plough.
Plz make a few more pics of that point both sides and glow, it looks like more of some banded, awesome!

The point is just a lazy 'flake' point and completely opaque, nothing special.
 

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