Sierra Forest Gives Up Silver #115 FTY!

oldmxrat

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Oct 25, 2020
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Reno Nevada in the summer, Las Vegas in the winter
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Garrett ACE 400, Nokta Simplex+, Nokta Legend
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Was out scouting around on my dirt bike a couple of days ago and noticed this spot with lots of hardware sticking out of the trees. Went back this morning with The Legend and gave it a good going over.
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Looks like they used this tree as part of a structure or fence.

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This is a horse shoe with the ends driven into the tree.

The camp is next to this big meadow.
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It seems as if this spot has been detected pretty hard as there is rusty junk all over the surface. I didn't bring my sniper coil so I had to tune the best I could to "see" around all the junk. There're tons of pull tabs from later campers and it was quite challenging to hear coins.
Almost immediately I got a good high tone and unearthed this merc from only about 4 inches down.
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I worked the area over pretty good and dug a 1980 quarter and four 60s pennies, but that was all I could get. I'll have to go back when the ground is moist and see if I can get anything else.
I figure this was probably a Basque sheep camp next to this meadow.
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Perhaps this sherd can help narrow down the age of the camp? Anyone recognize the hallmark?
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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Was out scouting around on my dirt bike a couple of days ago and noticed this spot with lots of hardware sticking out of the trees. Went back this morning with The Legend and gave it a good going over.
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Looks like they used this tree as part of a structure or fence.

View attachment 2049189
This is a horse shoe with the ends driven into the tree.

The camp is next to this big meadow.
View attachment 2049193

It seems as if this spot has been detected pretty hard as there is rusty junk all over the surface. I didn't bring my sniper coil so I had to tune the best I could to "see" around all the junk. There're tons of pull tabs from later campers and it was quite challenging to hear coins.
Almost immediately I got a good high tone and unearthed this merc from only about 4 inches down.
View attachment 2049201

I worked the area over pretty good and dug a 1980 quarter and four 60s pennies, but that was all I could get. I'll have to go back when the ground is moist and see if I can get anything else.
I figure this was probably a Basque sheep camp next to this meadow.
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Perhaps this sherd can help narrow down the age of the camp? Anyone recognize the hallmark?
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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

billb

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Sep 23, 2010
3,823
7,892
Upstate NY
🥇 Banner finds
1
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Excalibur2,,silver sabre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Was out scouting around on my dirt bike a couple of days ago and noticed this spot with lots of hardware sticking out of the trees. Went back this morning with The Legend and gave it a good going over.
View attachment 2049185 View attachment 2049187
Looks like they used this tree as part of a structure or fence.

View attachment 2049189
This is a horse shoe with the ends driven into the tree.

The camp is next to this big meadow.
View attachment 2049193

It seems as if this spot has been detected pretty hard as there is rusty junk all over the surface. I didn't bring my sniper coil so I had to tune the best I could to "see" around all the junk. There're tons of pull tabs from later campers and it was quite challenging to hear coins.
Almost immediately I got a good high tone and unearthed this merc from only about 4 inches down.
View attachment 2049201

I worked the area over pretty good and dug a 1980 quarter and four 60s pennies, but that was all I could get. I'll have to go back when the ground is moist and see if I can get anything else.
I figure this was probably a Basque sheep camp next to this meadow.
View attachment 2049205

Perhaps this sherd can help narrow down the age of the camp? Anyone recognize the hallmark?
View attachment 2049207
Congratulations
Very Nice
Glad to see the Legend working good
How do you like it so far
 

JSMITH

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Feb 23, 2013
297
128
Idaho
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
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Garrett AT PRO,Garrett Ace 250,Pro-Pointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Was out scouting around on my dirt bike a couple of days ago and noticed this spot with lots of hardware sticking out of the trees. Went back this morning with The Legend and gave it a good going over.
View attachment 2049185 View attachment 2049187
Looks like they used this tree as part of a structure or fence.

View attachment 2049189
This is a horse shoe with the ends driven into the tree.

The camp is next to this big meadow.
View attachment 2049193

It seems as if this spot has been detected pretty hard as there is rusty junk all over the surface. I didn't bring my sniper coil so I had to tune the best I could to "see" around all the junk. There're tons of pull tabs from later campers and it was quite challenging to hear coins.
Almost immediately I got a good high tone and unearthed this merc from only about 4 inches down.
View attachment 2049201

I worked the area over pretty good and dug a 1980 quarter and four 60s pennies, but that was all I could get. I'll have to go back when the ground is moist and see if I can get anything else.
I figure this was probably a Basque sheep camp next to this meadow.
View attachment 2049205

Perhaps this sherd can help narrow down the age of the camp? Anyone recognize the hallmark?
View attachment 2049207
Buffalo China was founded in 1901. Acquired by Oneida in 1983.
Looks like a cool spot to poke around! Nice finds!
 

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