Digging in an old cemetery today .. Found some nice goodies!

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Since I retired from the my construction business, I have taken up my second job that I have been doing for years.
I do gravestone restoration, and prior to Memorial Day I went to a local church cemetery that has been neglected over the years.
Of the twenty three military markers and stone, there were 16 that needed to be re-set and one that was broken and needed to be repaired.
I did this for no pay. While I was working, someone stopped to pay their respect and asked if I would be willing to find some old stones in an abandoned cemetery. First I had to clear a bunch of brush and trees. Today I started probing and digging in an area where some old stone bases were scattered.
These are my finds for the day.
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If I ever get back over there I'll take pictures of it. It is a neat little cemetery. I hope someone starts taking care of it so many of the grave sites new repairs that I don't have the ability to do.
JV your a good person you can hunt with me any time !!
 

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JV your a good person you can hunt with me any time !!
Also not quite sure if I'm supposed to be in the area lol. I was told where it was and checked it out. But I couldn't help but to not leave the place in such disregard it was such a shame. The cattle had just ruined it
 

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Creskol, great Job, always wanted to do that, I'd do it for free, I'll be retiring in two years at 70, we have some old ones in family plots, my town goes back to 1632​

 

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Creskol, great work! Your post title made me gasp..What? in a cemetery? I can appreciate what you do as I am doing the same here..working on repairing the historic cemeteries…Unfortunately the ethics and morals keep me out of detecting cemeteries and also eats in to detecting time but it is satisfying to see the repairs. We have used Akepox 2030 and 5030 but haven’t tried the 5010 yet. We use lithomex for the infill. Our current project has too many missing pieces and we are planning an laying it flat in sand and stone with a brick border, hoping more pieces will turn up. No lick with probing. Jon Appel from Atlas Preservation will be here in July. He is doing the 48 state tour again and running a D/2 cleaning contest. Thanks for your hard work! It was so interesting to see we have a couple of commin interests!
 

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Gare

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Underwonder your a great person also. Let me thank you for your restotation work as well. Your Eagle 2 detector . Is that a Eagle II SL ? IO used to have a EAGLE II SL 30 years ago and it was a fantastic machine.
 
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Creskol, great work! Your post title made me gasp..What? in a cemetery? I can appreciate what you do as I am doing the same here..working on repairing the historic cemeteries…Unfortunately the ethics and morals keep me out of detecting cemeteries and also eats in to detecting time but it is satisfying to see the repairs. We have used Akepox 2030 and 5030 but haven’t tried the 5010 yet. We use lithomex for the infill. Our current project has too many missing pieces and we are planning an laying it flat in sand and stone with a brick border, hoping more pieces will turn up. No lick with probing. Jon Appel from Atlas Preservation will be here in July. He is doing the 48 state tour again and running a D/2 cleaning contest. Thanks for your hard work! It was so interesting to see we have a couple of commin interests!
I don't metal detect in a cemetery either. I do use a probe to locate unmarked graves and to find stones that have become buried over the past 100 years or so.
 

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Retired and inspired, good combination. Thanks for taking us along on such an important mission. I remember going with my grandparents to the cemetery clean-up days. We would hoe, mow, rake, and pull weeds. There were several families that participated and all brought food and drinks. everyone would gather for lunch after the work was through. Great memories.
 

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Underwonder your a great person also. Let me thank you for your restotation work as well. Your Eagle 2 detector . Is that a Eagle II SL ? IO used to have a EAGLE II SL 30 years ago and it was a fantastic machine.
Thanks, Gare. Restoration work is interesting. Yes..an Eagle II SL. I bought it used with Jimmy Sierra’s “Bigfoot” and use it without changing coils on the White’s XLT Spectum. I haven’t used it in a few years though since getting the Equinox.
 

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Retired and inspired, good combination. Thanks for taking us along on such an important mission. I remember going with my grandparents to the cemetery clean-up days. We would hoe, mow, rake, and pull weeds. There were several families that participated and all brought food and drinks. everyone would gather for lunch after the work was through. Great memories.
I have picked up a lot of glass trash but in doing so have found old and intact whiskey bottles and a couple of salt shakers!
 

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I don't metal detect in a cemetery either. I do use a probe to locate unmarked graves and to find stones that have become buried over the past 100 years or so.
Yes…finding missing stones or pieces of stones with the probe is as satisfying as detecting to me! Sometimes they are just inches down.
 

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Are you interested in selling the Eagle II sl ?
Thanks for asking but still want to keep it as a back up. You’ve been detecting a long time! Missing your Eagle II ?
 

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