Incredible Find at an Indian Wars Fort Site

Mason Jarr

Full Member
Nov 23, 2012
159
572
Southwest Idaho
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX3030
Minelab E-trac
Minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I just got home from my first trip of the year doing some detecting at fort sites used during the Snake Indian War (1864-1868). I got a new permission this year and it produced my best find of the trip. I started out at this location digging a few .45-70 and .56-50 casings. Then I got into an area where I found almost the complete upper section of a shoulder scale. After wandering around a bit (it's a large area), I got a solid 30 on my Equinox 800. I was thinking I might get a quarter, but it was even better when out came a complete Model 1872 Dress Helmet Badge. It's got a few tears in the metal and some bends, but everything is there...all the arrows, the wing tips, even the E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Finding one of these without missing pieces is pretty rare. I was so happy. It'll definitely be going in my display case. Oh and that 30 reading was to be repeated a little later. I'll be making another post with the best finds from my trip and the second 30 target will be one of them.
 

Attachments

  • Model 1872.jpg
    Model 1872.jpg
    699.3 KB · Views: 96
Upvote 38

LandSeig

Full Member
May 16, 2020
132
358
Southeast Tx
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, NEL Storm coil
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I just got home from my first trip of the year doing some detecting at fort sites used during the Snake Indian War (1864-1868). I got a new permission this year and it produced my best find of the trip. I started out at this location digging a few .45-70 and .56-50 casings. Then I got into an area where I found almost the complete upper section of a shoulder scale. After wandering around a bit (it's a large area), I got a solid 30 on my Equinox 800. I was thinking I might get a quarter, but it was even better when out came a complete Model 1872 Dress Helmet Badge. It's got a few tears in the metal and some bends, but everything is there...all the arrows, the wing tips, even the E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Finding one of these without missing pieces is pretty rare. I was so happy. It'll definitely be going in my display case. Oh and that 30 reading was to be repeated a little later. I'll be making another post with the best finds from my trip and the second 30 target will be one of them.
Nice find!! I keep hoping to pull a button or something like that at the Indian war sight that I hunt.
 

crashbandicoot

Gold Member
Sep 27, 2020
9,419
17,509
Dumas,AR
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Nice to have you back posting Mason Jarr! You bring a perspective from a different part of the country not often represented here.That,s a beautiful badge,congrats on finding it and look forward to seeing your other finds.Good luck to you!
 

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
13,680
23,243
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 just got home from my first trip of the year doing some detecting at fort sites used during the Snake Indian War (1864-1868). I got a new permission this year and it produced my best find of the trip. I started out at this location digging a few .45-70 and .56-50 casings. Then I got into an area where I found almost the complete upper section of a shoulder scale. After wandering around a bit (it's a large area), I got a solid 30 on my Equinox 800. I was thinking I might get a quarter, but it was even better when out came a complete Model 1872 Dress Helmet Badge. It's got a few tears in the metal and some bends, but everything is there...all the arrows, the wing tips, even the E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Finding one of these without missing pieces is pretty rare. I was so happy. It'll definitely be going in my display case. Oh and that 30 reading was to be repeated a little later. I'll be making another post with the best finds from my trip and the second 30 target will be one of them.
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!!
 

Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
1,631
2,240
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Macro Legend, Simplex, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, Whites's hand digger, Gray Ghost pouch, Husky kneepads, any gloves I can find.......
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I just got home from my first trip of the year doing some detecting at fort sites used during the Snake Indian War (1864-1868). I got a new permission this year and it produced my best find of the trip. I started out at this location digging a few .45-70 and .56-50 casings. Then I got into an area where I found almost the complete upper section of a shoulder scale. After wandering around a bit (it's a large area), I got a solid 30 on my Equinox 800. I was thinking I might get a quarter, but it was even better when out came a complete Model 1872 Dress Helmet Badge. It's got a few tears in the metal and some bends, but everything is there...all the arrows, the wing tips, even the E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Finding one of these without missing pieces is pretty rare. I was so happy. It'll definitely be going in my display case. Oh and that 30 reading was to be repeated a little later. I'll be making another post with the best finds from my trip and the second 30 target will be one of them.
super save and in such great condition, well done
 

Florida Finder

Bronze Member
Dec 17, 2020
1,100
2,954
Southern States of America
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
I just got home from my first trip of the year doing some detecting at fort sites used during the Snake Indian War (1864-1868). I got a new permission this year and it produced my best find of the trip. I started out at this location digging a few .45-70 and .56-50 casings. Then I got into an area where I found almost the complete upper section of a shoulder scale. After wandering around a bit (it's a large area), I got a solid 30 on my Equinox 800. I was thinking I might get a quarter, but it was even better when out came a complete Model 1872 Dress Helmet Badge. It's got a few tears in the metal and some bends, but everything is there...all the arrows, the wing tips, even the E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Finding one of these without missing pieces is pretty rare. I was so happy. It'll definitely be going in my display case. Oh and that 30 reading was to be repeated a little later. I'll be making another post with the best finds from my trip and the second 30 target will be one of them.
What a beautifully designed eagle. Congratulations!
 
OP
Mason Jarr

Mason Jarr

Full Member
Nov 23, 2012
159
572
Southwest Idaho
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX3030
Minelab E-trac
Minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #17
Nice find!! I keep hoping to pull a button or something like that at the Indian war sight that I hunt.
If you'd like one, I'll send you a button so you can see how it sounds to your machine. Message me your address if you do. I've had pretty good luck finding buttons, but most of them are usually bent a bit.
 

LandSeig

Full Member
May 16, 2020
132
358
Southeast Tx
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, NEL Storm coil
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
If you'd like one, I'll send you a button so you can see how it sounds to your machine. Message me your address if you do. I've had pretty good luck finding buttons, but most of them are usually bent a bit.
Thank you, I really appreciate the offer, but I dig everything that makes a sound out there. It’s about 8 out of 10 sounds are some kind of relic. One spot on the last day I was digging 45-70 casings every swing. These are from the two trips I’ve been up there.
A1145774-3FA3-4431-A24D-5EAD222EDB95.jpeg
2ABCB56D-1DCE-4580-A508-0B587AFEFEFB.jpeg
 
Last edited:
OP
Mason Jarr

Mason Jarr

Full Member
Nov 23, 2012
159
572
Southwest Idaho
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX3030
Minelab E-trac
Minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #20
Outstanding find! Can't wait to see your next post.
Thanks everyone for the comments. Silvermonkey, I made the second post in the Relics subforum under the Military grouping.
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top