My first significant find!


Silver Member
Feb 10, 2013
Deep in the redwoods of the TRUE Northern CA
Detector(s) used
Teknetics Alpha 2000
Primary Interest:
Well, we have been out less than a dozen times. Small change and junk mostly. Frankly, I was hoping MDing would be easier than gold prospecting, but that just goes to show you how much of a newbie I am. Anyways, you may have already seen this on what is it, but I thought it was worthy of a todays find post too!

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Thanks to drbecker, I now know what I found was a Antique Kelly Axe Tool Works Fire Bush Hook Brush Axe
Antique Kelly Axe Tool Works Fire Bush Hook Brush Axe | eBay

It's made of heavy iron and was found near a one lane road established in the 1880's

Here's what's so cool. The detector was all over the board on readings and I was digging but not finding anything. It acted like when I was near the Explorer and it was reading all the nearby metal. Then in the brush, I finally found it. The handle was long gone and had no idea what it was. I researched the area before we went...this was found on the Old Gasquet Toll Road and may well have been used to help clear the original road.
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Silver Member
Jan 3, 2013
fayette county wv
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT PRO, 5X8 DD, white's coin master pro, 4X6 DD, garrett propointer
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
cool find man ive got one just like it that i use to cut brush

NW Digger

Sr. Member
Oct 14, 2012
Mason, Ohio (moved from wa)
Detector(s) used
At-Pro, White's XLT, GTI 2500, Ace 250, Titan 2000xd, Garrett Pro Pointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Cool find, neat its got a bit of history you were able to unearth too :)


Hero Member
Dec 20, 2012
Detector(s) used
Minelab Explorer XS
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Congrats and hope you find many more significant finds :)

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