- Nov 4, 2004
- Detector(s) used
- Minelab Equinox 800, Nokta Makro Simplex+, Nokta Pinpointer
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
I found these items at a 1840’s homesite. It’s in NW Florida about 30 miles south of the old Spanish Trail from St. Augustine to Pensacola. I’ve known the area for over 50 years as it was previously in my family from 1895 till 1950. The 1846 log home was moved to a pioneer museum about 30 years ago but the fireplace ruins are there so location wasn’t a problem for me. The upper left item looks similar to the photos I’ve seen of the early muzzle loaders. I’ve just recently got permission to detect the 40 acres that was settled in 1843 by a blacksmith and his family from NC. I know what most of the items are but the heavy brass looking part has me wondering. I also have pictured a few square nails, 1912 Lincoln cent, ALLEN clothing rivet, small button, positive battery end and another small brass what’s it. I’ve just started detecting and have a lot of ground to cover. The last photo is the gravesite I located from memory, it’s the original settlers that came from NC in 1843. Thanks for your help.