Mid-19thc Homestead

ANTIQUARIAN

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Apr 24, 2010
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Upper Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
This is a site I found on a c1870 map and have visited here probably 20 times. I always prefer to hit it after the beans have been cut, to see whatโ€™s been pushed up by the frost and the crops. I find it interesting how I'll often form an attachment to a site I've detected a lot... maybe I should be discussing this with my psychiatrist. :laughing7:

It's always interesting to see what pops up on a site that you know as well as the back of your hand... hey, what's that on the back of my hand?! :laughing9:

Once again, this is another no-till site. In the past, the farmer would at least disk the ground, but this hasnโ€™t happened here in at least 4 years. The soil here is so heavily compacted, Iโ€™m amazed the crops can even grow here. Iโ€™ve been detecting this site since 2015 and itโ€™s always been good for a few interesting finds. The house on this site likely burned down around 1910, as Iโ€™ve not found anything dating after that. Unfortunately, the Region of Durham widened the main road & intersection into 4 lanes before I located this site. I can only imagine what was lost when the road was widened, as all these finds came from the rear of the house.

On Sunday, I found the remains of a smokehouse padlock, a beautiful mother-of-pearl button and part of a decorative horse harness rig. Whatโ€™s interesting, is that I found my first example of this here in 2016. (Shown together in last pic.) A friend found the exact same one in Eastern Ontario last weekend. I've done some online searching for this piece but couldn't find a match. My buddy felt his find was part of a horse harness rig, but the stamped brass construction almost seems to thin and delicate to me.

Thanks very much for looking,
Dave

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Gene Mean

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Dec 22, 2016
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3,667
Central NJ
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Garrett ACE 350
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
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Congrats on a great hunt! Can't wait to see what you find after the next till. The two harness ornaments are beauties,
imagine them when they were first made!:hello2:
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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29,649
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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All Treasure Hunting
This is a site I found on a c1870 map and have visited here probably 20 times. I always prefer to hit it after the beans have been cut, to see whatโ€™s been pushed up by the frost and the crops. I find it interesting how I'll often form an attachment to a site I've detected a lot... maybe I should be discussing this with my psychiatrist. :laughing7:

It's always interesting to see what pops up on a site that you know as well as the back of your hand... hey, what's that on the back of my hand?! :laughing9:

Once again, this is another no-till site. In the past, the farmer would at least disk the ground, but this hasnโ€™t happened here in at least 4 years. The soil here is so heavily compacted, Iโ€™m amazed the crops can even grow here. Iโ€™ve been detecting this site since 2015 and itโ€™s always been good for a few interesting finds. The house on this site likely burned down around 1910, as Iโ€™ve not found anything dating after that. Unfortunately, the Region of Durham widened the main road & intersection into 4 lanes before I located this site. I can only imagine what was lost when the road was widened, as all these finds came from the rear of the house.

On Sunday, I found the remains of a smokehouse padlock, a beautiful mother-of-pearl button and part of a decorative horse harness rig. Whatโ€™s interesting, is that I found my first example of this here in 2016. (Shown together in last pic.) A friend found the exact same one in Eastern Ontario last weekend. I've done some online searching for this piece but couldn't find a match. My buddy felt his find was part of a horse harness rig, but the stamped brass construction almost seems to thin and delicate to me.

Thanks very much for looking,
Dave

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Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

ANTIQUARIAN

Gold Member
Apr 24, 2010
12,780
27,235
Upper Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Congrats on a great hunt! Can't wait to see what you find after the next till. The two harness ornaments are beauties,
imagine them when they were first made!:hello2:
Thanks for your post Gene. :thumbsup: I'm wondering if there were originally three of these, so there might be one more still to be found?
Best of luck to you,
Dave

Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
Thanks Randy!

Really cool finds, congrats!
Thank you for your post Rat. :wave:
Detecting season is almost over here in Canada, snow will be arriving to the north this weekend.
Hope you're doing well,
Dave
 

Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
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Canton Ohio Area
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Presently using Deus 2's & Manticore have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's DEus's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Nice finds thanks for sharing
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

ANTIQUARIAN

Gold Member
Apr 24, 2010
12,780
27,235
Upper Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Hello dave.....glad to see your out and about !! Nice hunt my friend !!
Hi Bart! :wave: Thanks for your post bud.
Man you guys have had quite the hurricane season in Florida so far.
Hope you and your family are all doing well.
Dave

Nice finds thanks for sharing
Thanks Gare, hope you're having a good year. :thumbsup:

Nice camera work! Excellent bunch of finds. Well done.
Thanks very much for your post and compliment Silver Monkey. I think it's important from the point of posterity to photograph the finds the moment they've been found. :icon_thumright:
Looks like we're in for some snow this week here in the east.

Great finds! Congrats!
Thanks bud, I appreciate your support. :occasion14:

Nice finds
Thank you sir, I enjoy seeing your posts on the Canadian site too.
Dave
 

WannaDig3687

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Jun 5, 2017
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Garret ATMAX
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Other
I love it, too! Horse bling! Nice hunt . Hope you and your family are well. Glad you got to hunt before the snow came.
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

ANTIQUARIAN

Gold Member
Apr 24, 2010
12,780
27,235
Upper Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
I love it, too! Horse bling! Nice hunt . Hope you and your family are well. Glad you got to hunt before the snow came.
Morning WD, thanks for your post. :wave:
Funny, because we got our first snowfall last night, so this may very well have been my last hunt of the year.
I haven't even taken the snow shovels out of the shed yet. :laughing7:

Hope you and your family are all well,
Dave

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WannaDig3687

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Morning WD, thanks for your post. :wave:
Funny, because we got our first snowfall last night, so this may very well have been my last hunt of the year.
I haven't even taken the snow shovels out of the shed yet. :laughing7:

Hope you and your family are all well,
Dave

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It's pretty, but I am not ready for it. :BangHead:
 

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