I have no idea how many cubic yards of dirt I have moved!

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,435
22,014
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
I have no idea how many cubic yards of dirt I have moved since my initial post on Phase 4 of my cemetery project.
I know I have moved a lot of dirt, and have found hints that the grave stones are buried there, but so far, I haven't found the pocket they all were buried in.


Screen Shot 2023-06-07 at 5.17.45 PM.jpg


Below is a pic of the unmarked Grave Slates I have found so far.

Screen Shot 2023-06-07 at 5.19.52 PM.jpg


..and a photo of the rocks I have recovered so far. Some of the larger ones were used as grave markers, too. The smaller ones I think are just rocks, although the all came for the same level of dirt.. They all will be used eventually to build a memorial for those who are buried there.

Screen Shot 2023-06-07 at 5.24.59 PM.jpg


Below are the teasers I have recovered so far. I knocked the Walter Jones stone with the backhoe. oops..but it is bound to happen!

Screen Shot 2023-06-07 at 5.27.07 PM.jpg


One more partial stone I found. I hope to eventually find the other half.

Screen Shot 2023-06-07 at 5.31.21 PM.jpg


My skid steer sprung a major leak today, so everything is back on hold until I can get it fixed. I use the backhoe to gently scratch through the piles of dirt looking for anything I can find. Then I use the skid steer to move the dirt.

Screen Shot 2023-06-07 at 5.35.44 PM.jpg


Thanks for looking! I will post updates if and when I find more.
 
Upvote 29

JohnnyMac

Bronze Member
Mar 30, 2012
1,223
1,510
South Jersey
Detector(s) used
Nox,,Whites Eagle Spectrum,Whites Coinmaster 6000 DI Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I have no idea how many cubic yards of dirt I have moved since my initial post on Phase 4 of my cemetery project.
I know I have moved a lot of dirt, and have found hints that the grave stones are buried there, but so far, I haven't found the pocket they all were buried in.


View attachment 2087800

Below is a pic of the unmarked Grave Slates I have found so far.

View attachment 2087802

..and a photo of the rocks I have recovered so far. Some of the larger ones were used as grave markers, too. The smaller ones I think are just rocks, although the all came for the same level of dirt.. They all will be used eventually to build a memorial for those who are buried there.

View attachment 2087803

Below are the teasers I have recovered so far. I knocked the Walter Jones stone with the backhoe. oops..but it is bound to happen!

View attachment 2087804

One more partial stone I found. I hope to eventually find the other half.

View attachment 2087807

My skid steer sprung a major leak today, so everything is back on hold until I can get it fixed. I use the backhoe to gently scratch through the piles of dirt looking for anything I can find. Then I use the skid steer to move the dirt.

View attachment 2087808

Thanks for looking! I will post updates if and when I find more.
Great work Cres!
 

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
17,897
31,028
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
1
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I have no idea how many cubic yards of dirt I have moved since my initial post on Phase 4 of my cemetery project.
I know I have moved a lot of dirt, and have found hints that the grave stones are buried there, but so far, I haven't found the pocket they all were buried in.


View attachment 2087800

Below is a pic of the unmarked Grave Slates I have found so far.

View attachment 2087802

..and a photo of the rocks I have recovered so far. Some of the larger ones were used as grave markers, too. The smaller ones I think are just rocks, although the all came for the same level of dirt.. They all will be used eventually to build a memorial for those who are buried there.

View attachment 2087803

Below are the teasers I have recovered so far. I knocked the Walter Jones stone with the backhoe. oops..but it is bound to happen!

View attachment 2087804

One more partial stone I found. I hope to eventually find the other half.

View attachment 2087807

My skid steer sprung a major leak today, so everything is back on hold until I can get it fixed. I use the backhoe to gently scratch through the piles of dirt looking for anything I can find. Then I use the skid steer to move the dirt.

View attachment 2087808

Thanks for looking! I will post updates if and when I find more.
Very Cool!!! Good Job!!!
 
OP
OP
creskol

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,435
22,014
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
Very Cool!!! Good Job!!!
Thank you DiggerRJ! :icon_thumleft: The shop came and picked up my skid steer today and took it in for repairs. Hopefully in a week or two I willl be back on the project.
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
creskol

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,435
22,014
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
Turns out I cracked a casing on my skid steer. Right now, they are looking into options to fix it. They are thinking they will have to grind a v-groove in it and then weld it. :-\
 

Ed_DE

Sr. Member
Feb 23, 2019
474
1,773
Wilmington, DE
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Creskol nice job. There is a cemetery project taking place across the street from where I work. I really don't know anything about it or who is involved this project. I just thought I would share some photos.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_2243.jpeg
    IMG_2243.jpeg
    629.2 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2248.jpeg
    IMG_2248.jpeg
    866.3 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2237.jpeg
    IMG_2237.jpeg
    2.1 MB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2238.jpeg
    IMG_2238.jpeg
    2.3 MB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2239.jpeg
    IMG_2239.jpeg
    2.6 MB · Views: 11
  • IMG_2240.jpeg
    IMG_2240.jpeg
    1.7 MB · Views: 11
  • IMG_2241.jpeg
    IMG_2241.jpeg
    2 MB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2242.jpeg
    IMG_2242.jpeg
    1.9 MB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2244.jpeg
    IMG_2244.jpeg
    1.2 MB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2245.jpeg
    IMG_2245.jpeg
    1.3 MB · Views: 11
  • IMG_2249.jpeg
    IMG_2249.jpeg
    2.7 MB · Views: 11
OP
OP
creskol

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,435
22,014
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
Creskol nice job. There is a cemetery project taking place across the street from where I work. I really don't know anything about it or who is involved this project. I just thought I would share some photos.
Thank you, Ed! That's a nice looking cemetery, and it will look fantastic when the restoration is complete. Thanks for sharing those photos.
 
OP
OP
creskol

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,435
22,014
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
Turns out I cracked a casing on my skid steer. Right now, they are looking into options to fix it. They are thinking they will have to grind a v-groove in it and then weld it. :-\
I should be back in business by Thursday, weather permitting. I will keep you posted on the happenings.
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top