- May 15, 2018
- Detector(s) used
- Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Ace 350, Macro Siplex +
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
I left the woods with a pretty interesting story for today! I decided to try something a little different today, so I drove my ATV into the woods, stopped on one of our trails and started walking. I came across a small clearing at the top of a ridge with what looked to be like an old wagon road leading to it. Using my better judgement, I followed the trail while swinging my detector. As I was walking, I tripped on something under the leaf litter, and, out of curiosity, swung my detector over it. There was a huge signal there with some iron sticking out! I dug all these tools from the same hole, with the hand-forged shovel and spatula to be the first to come out. The tools are all metal, which explains their survival for so long. I am am unsure as to what the hitch item is. It has remnants of wood left on it and rectangular nocks near the base of it. There were few other targets in the area, so I’m assuming I’d stumbled across an old camp, where some of their tools were left behind. The crudeness of the tools really goes to show that people worked with everything they had available to them back then.