Dug an older cameo brooch/pin and a few other things.

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Out at a site I’ve hit the last couple days. It has produced a few neat things like some suspender clips and an old copper wedding band.

Today I dug my first brooch/pin. From what I can tell it’s called a cameo brooch. Appears to be made of a carved stone, read some were...not sure. Appears to be 19th century but don’t know much about it. Actually an exciting find. Was about 10 inches deep and not a very strong signal.

If anyone knows anything about these feel free to chime in.

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Also found a button, I was thinking it was a flat button but when I got home and cleaned it up I saw it was a pants or overall button. Fairly old still, it’s a Patent Stronghold button. Prob early 1900s.

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Found another piece of a suspender clip. From what I can tell this is like a clasp piece

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This piece I’m unsure about. I thought it was a piece to a harmonica reed but I don’t think it is. Maybe the insides of a pocket watch or something.

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Found a few other things but excited about the brooch. It’s kind of neat.

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I was shocked to see the pink color coming through the dirt. You get used to looking for silver or even green for coins but pink kind of surprised me.

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The stone I’m thinking about is agate. Older ones seemed to be carved from it or conch.
 

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Really a nice piece ! I think circa 1880-1900 ish,
I'm thinking the carving could be in rose quartz,
whatever it is , that is a beautiful find !
 
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Really a nice piece ! I think circa 1880-1900 ish,
I'm thinking the carving could be in rose quartz,
whatever it is , that is a beautiful find !

Awesome. Thanks Argentium. I have an old map showing a house site here starting in the mid-late 1800. So that lines up. I feel lucky to find it. Almost gave up on the signal thinking it was old big iron buried deep.
 

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