New crazy 1800โ€™s on/off site, fancy buttons, copper, conestoga bell

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Found a new site from an 1906 map. Was expecting more modern trash and turn of century stuff, but no modern trash and finds are more mid 1800โ€™s. This dot is in the corner of a wooded park with power lines running both perimeters about 50 yards to the dot. Hit it 3 times this week each super quick 30-45 minute hunts. The first and the third hunt were loaded with nice repeating clear signals, but on the second hunt I could not get Nox to run smooth. Tried lowering sensitivity to 15, tried 4khz, tried various modes. Some combination of power line draw on this hunt just would not allow the Nox to capture any targets.

Only one coin so far which is super strange and the coin is an odd British Half Penny. To the left of the 7th pic is a squished piece of pewter, seems like a ring size and rounded exterior and flat inner surfaces, but a bit crumbly like pewter. I Googled antique pewter wedding bands and nothing comes up.

My favorite is the โ€œXโ€ suspender clip.
 

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Digger RJ

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View attachment 1994382
Found a new site from an 1906 map. Was expecting more modern trash and turn of century stuff, but no modern trash and finds are more mid 1800โ€™s. This dot is in the corner of a wooded park with power lines running both perimeters about 50 yards to the dot. Hit it 3 times this week each super quick 30-45 minute hunts. The first and the third hunt were loaded with nice repeating clear signals, but on the second hunt I could not get Nox to run smooth. Tried lowering sensitivity to 15, tried 4khz, tried various modes. Some combination of power line draw on this hunt just would not allow the Nox to capture any targets.

Only one coin so far which is super strange and the coin is an odd British Half Penny. To the left of the 7th pic is a squished piece of pewter, seems like a ring size and rounded exterior and flat inner surfaces, but a bit crumbly like pewter. I Googled antique pewter wedding bands and nothing comes up.

My favorite is the โ€œXโ€ suspender clip.
Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
 

Gene Mean

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Congratulations! Just beautiful condition and nice clean-up.:icon_thumright:
That's a banner picture for sure!
 

BuckleBoy

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View attachment 1994382
Found a new site from an 1906 map. Was expecting more modern trash and turn of century stuff, but no modern trash and finds are more mid 1800โ€™s. This dot is in the corner of a wooded park with power lines running both perimeters about 50 yards to the dot. Hit it 3 times this week each super quick 30-45 minute hunts. The first and the third hunt were loaded with nice repeating clear signals, but on the second hunt I could not get Nox to run smooth. Tried lowering sensitivity to 15, tried 4khz, tried various modes. Some combination of power line draw on this hunt just would not allow the Nox to capture any targets.

Only one coin so far which is super strange and the coin is an odd British Half Penny. To the left of the 7th pic is a squished piece of pewter, seems like a ring size and rounded exterior and flat inner surfaces, but a bit crumbly like pewter. I Googled antique pewter wedding bands and nothing comes up.

My favorite is the โ€œXโ€ suspender clip.
That right there isnโ€™t a wagon bell. Itโ€™s a bell rung by hand. I have an example exactly like that with the original iron ferrule for the handle :)
 

BuckleBoy

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PSโ€”looks like you got a brass scythe handle ferrule too (6 oโ€™clock position in the finds photo with the bell)

 

Randy Combs

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View attachment 1994382
Found a new site from an 1906 map. Was expecting more modern trash and turn of century stuff, but no modern trash and finds are more mid 1800โ€™s. This dot is in the corner of a wooded park with power lines running both perimeters about 50 yards to the dot. Hit it 3 times this week each super quick 30-45 minute hunts. The first and the third hunt were loaded with nice repeating clear signals, but on the second hunt I could not get Nox to run smooth. Tried lowering sensitivity to 15, tried 4khz, tried various modes. Some combination of power line draw on this hunt just would not allow the Nox to capture any targets.

Only one coin so far which is super strange and the coin is an odd British Half Penny. To the left of the 7th pic is a squished piece of pewter, seems like a ring size and rounded exterior and flat inner surfaces, but a bit crumbly like pewter. I Googled antique pewter wedding bands and nothing comes up.

My favorite is the โ€œXโ€ suspender clip.
Amazing finds for sure
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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View attachment 1994382
Found a new site from an 1906 map. Was expecting more modern trash and turn of century stuff, but no modern trash and finds are more mid 1800โ€™s. This dot is in the corner of a wooded park with power lines running both perimeters about 50 yards to the dot. Hit it 3 times this week each super quick 30-45 minute hunts. The first and the third hunt were loaded with nice repeating clear signals, but on the second hunt I could not get Nox to run smooth. Tried lowering sensitivity to 15, tried 4khz, tried various modes. Some combination of power line draw on this hunt just would not allow the Nox to capture any targets.

Only one coin so far which is super strange and the coin is an odd British Half Penny. To the left of the 7th pic is a squished piece of pewter, seems like a ring size and rounded exterior and flat inner surfaces, but a bit crumbly like pewter. I Googled antique pewter wedding bands and nothing comes up.

My favorite is the โ€œXโ€ suspender clip.
Pretty outstanding hunt Iโ€™d say...!
Wow!
 

Florida Finder

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View attachment 1994382
Found a new site from an 1906 map. Was expecting more modern trash and turn of century stuff, but no modern trash and finds are more mid 1800โ€™s. This dot is in the corner of a wooded park with power lines running both perimeters about 50 yards to the dot. Hit it 3 times this week each super quick 30-45 minute hunts. The first and the third hunt were loaded with nice repeating clear signals, but on the second hunt I could not get Nox to run smooth. Tried lowering sensitivity to 15, tried 4khz, tried various modes. Some combination of power line draw on this hunt just would not allow the Nox to capture any targets.

Only one coin so far which is super strange and the coin is an odd British Half Penny. To the left of the 7th pic is a squished piece of pewter, seems like a ring size and rounded exterior and flat inner surfaces, but a bit crumbly like pewter. I Googled antique pewter wedding bands and nothing comes up.

My favorite is the โ€œXโ€ suspender clip.
Good job on finding that site. Very cool buttons and other relics!
 

ANTIQUARIAN

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Great finds with an interesting back story, always love reading your posts bud! :thumbsup:
I've also found a number of 1861 British Halfpenny's up here, love the look of the Conestoga Bell.

Makes me wonder how folks back then kept their pants from falling down with all of the suspender clips we find. :laughing7:
Dave
 

Steve in PA

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Some real cool finds Thad. Both suspender clips are really nice, but my favorite is the oriental looking portrait button.
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Some real cool finds Thad. Both suspender clips are really nice, but my favorite is the oriental looking portrait button.
Thx Steve! 2 more of those buttons popped out this morning.
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The Rebel

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Great group of finds. With that many targets the coins are there amongst all the relics. You've got your work cut out for you but they're there.
 

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