Gold Teeth

steelheadwill

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I consider these to be my best finds.
Exceedingly difficult targets to detect, they show the rewards of Recovering Every Signal, regardless of how trashy they may sound.
One cast 18k bicuspid with porcelain facing, was recovered from the foundation of a colonial era thru 19th C quay.
being broken out of bridgework, I like to think it was busted out during a fight on the dock.
The amalgam molarcap was from a popular seaside swimming beach, someone was eating and spit it out thinking they bit into a pebble (conjecture of course)
The amalgam bicuspid turned up at another seaside colonial era site, Another oddity is that two of the three teeth are bicuspids.
Reminded of these finds by a recent eyeball recovery of a piece of denture work from freshwater swimming area, the alloy is likely 'Cobalt Chrome' and though
fairly substantial, barely registers on a multifreq vlf detector, I saw the semicircular shape while detecting submerged and got no response from a quick swing after
spotting it. Thanks for looking and HH all, Herbie. Well, I can not find a photo of the modern denture or the item itself... will update.

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redcobra8u

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Those are pretty cool finds. Congrats!
 

BIENER

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Umm.. congratulations? Gold is gold I suppose but dang, kind of creepy...
 

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steelheadwill

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Umm.. congratulations? Gold is gold I suppose but dang, kind of creepy...
Thanks guys !
BIENER, the gold content is not why I value them, they are important to me for the reasons I stated in my op.
I don't think there have been any posts of single metal tooth recoveries, and I've dug three.
I love them, and the stories that i've connected to them on how they might have been lost. HH All :thumbsup:
 

BIENER

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No disrespect intended, sorry if it was implied. :thumbsup:
 

Rogue Relic Hunter

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only detector enthusiasts can understand digging gold teeth beneath the earth and displaying as a trophy. regular people ("squares") prob wont understand. congrats!!!!!!!!! :laughing7:
 

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steelheadwill

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Thanks everyone!,
No offense taken BEINER, just. Wanted to be clear, given the small size their melt value would be minimal.
Hh all!
 

CaptEsteban

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Most dental gold comes in at about 16kt, so be careful that a buyer doesn't rip you off & pay you for 10 or 14kt !
 

Tnmountains

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Thanks guys !
BIENER, the gold content is not why I value them, they are important to me for the reasons I stated in my op.
I don't think there have been any posts of single metal tooth recoveries, and I've dug three.
I love them, and the stories that i've connected to them on how they might have been lost. HH All :thumbsup:

I have see a few post where people found gold teeth but ist is very rare and to find so many makes one wonder. Moke likely now days to find a gold or solver grill.
 

Wildcat1750

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You have a keen eye for finding what most of us might overlook in so many different places! Thanks for pointing out another facet of our hobby. :thumbsup:
 

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