Gold rush buckle and more.

dagaro17

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Hi everyone,
It has been a while since I have posted. I’ve only managed to get out and detect 4 times in the last 4-5 months and I loved every minute of it! These finds are from those 4 trips. As usual I detected a gold rush cabin site and the nearby trail (1850's - 1930s). Yesterday it was getting dark and I was checking an area just off of the old trail and I got a good signal. It turned out to be a gold rush era buckle wreath! Next out of the ground was the belt keeper followed by the buckle tongue. It’s in great condition for being stamped brass and in the ground for roughly 160 years. During previous trips I found a small powder tin and lid, an 1895 S quarter, an eagle button with W Lang Boston on the back, a stirrup, an old padlock with key(broken) and a bent up cast brass buckle wreath. Thanks for looking and good luck out there.
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Not sure if the fixed blade knife is old or not
 
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UnderMiner

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Wow! That's beautiful, I bet those are rarer to find then gold coins from the same era!
 
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dagaro17

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UnderMiner: Thanks! I feel very lucky to have found that buckle. I think I'm in the minority, but I'd rather find a cool old relic any day than a coin, even a gold one.
 

Lenrac2

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That is an awesome buckle! I really like the buttons too! Great finds!!
 

Seabees

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Amazing find & congratulations. Let me know when your ready to take other MD’ers to that spot ?
 

oldmxrat

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Amazing bunch of relics, congrats!
 

caretaker

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I think that buckle is banner worthy, great find
 

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