Sweet Finds From The Old Dump! (Revised)

oldmxrat

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I'm a 63 year old kid, no question about it, I just love kicking around an old dump!

After all the excitement at Lake Havasu yesterday, I needed to go somewhere quiet and unwind a bit, so I headed for an old small town dump I hit a few weeks ago. First thing when I rolled up I see four other people md'ing the spot I was headed for. Down the hill a couple hundred yards below them there are indications of stuff but not nearly like up the hill. Whatever, I just needed some peace.

Right away I started finding cool old stuff and within a couple of minutes pulled a 1937 buffalo! Just a short time later I got the old 'good luck' token with Boulder Dam on the back.
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Other fun finds were a copper leaf jewelry piece, an old faucet handle, a compact lid, a strange wire thing embossed with 'STD. OIL CAL.', a tiny perfume bottle, an opium bottle(?) and some other metal things.
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The marble was an eyeball find.
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This place is pretty tough to hunt with all the bottle caps and other random metal stuff.
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For every one you see, there are dozens just under the surface. Tough, but fun!
I'll keep at this place from time to time as it's fairly close by and I'm sure there are lots of goodies hiding amongst the trash.

Thanks for lookin' and I hope everyone is able to go out and get their fix!

I just realized I posted the same pic twice and didn't show the reverse side pic, so here it is!
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Squirrel322

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I'm a 63 year old kid, no question about it, I just love kicking around an old dump!

After all the excitement at Lake Havasu yesterday, I needed to go somewhere quiet and unwind a bit, so I headed for an old small town dump I hit a few weeks ago. First thing when I rolled up I see four other people md'ing the spot I was headed for. Down the hill a couple hundred yards below them there are indications of stuff but not nearly like up the hill. Whatever, I just needed some peace.

Right away I started finding cool old stuff and within a couple of minutes pulled a 1937 buffalo! Just a short time later I got the old 'good luck' token with Boulder Dam on the back.
View attachment 2076259 View attachment 2076260

Other fun finds were a copper leaf jewelry piece, an old faucet handle, a compact lid, a strange wire thing embossed with 'STD. OIL CAL.', a tiny perfume bottle, an opium bottle(?) and some other metal things.
View attachment 2076261 View attachment 2076262

The marble was an eyeball find.
View attachment 2076263

This place is pretty tough to hunt with all the bottle caps and other random metal stuff.
View attachment 2076264 View attachment 2076265

For every one you see, there are dozens just under the surface. Tough, but fun!
I'll keep at this place from time to time as it's fairly close by and I'm sure there are lots of goodies hiding amongst the trash.

Thanks for lookin' and I hope everyone is able to go out and get their fix!

Cool finds! That spot is definitely worth revisiting!
 

KodyB

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I'm a 63 year old kid, no question about it, I just love kicking around an old dump!

After all the excitement at Lake Havasu yesterday, I needed to go somewhere quiet and unwind a bit, so I headed for an old small town dump I hit a few weeks ago. First thing when I rolled up I see four other people md'ing the spot I was headed for. Down the hill a couple hundred yards below them there are indications of stuff but not nearly like up the hill. Whatever, I just needed some peace.

Right away I started finding cool old stuff and within a couple of minutes pulled a 1937 buffalo! Just a short time later I got the old 'good luck' token with Boulder Dam on the back.
View attachment 2076259 View attachment 2076260

Other fun finds were a copper leaf jewelry piece, an old faucet handle, a compact lid, a strange wire thing embossed with 'STD. OIL CAL.', a tiny perfume bottle, an opium bottle(?) and some other metal things.
View attachment 2076261 View attachment 2076262

The marble was an eyeball find.
View attachment 2076263

This place is pretty tough to hunt with all the bottle caps and other random metal stuff.
View attachment 2076264 View attachment 2076265

For every one you see, there are dozens just under the surface. Tough, but fun!
I'll keep at this place from time to time as it's fairly close by and I'm sure there are lots of goodies hiding amongst the trash.

Thanks for lookin' and I hope everyone is able to go out and get their fix!
Great hunt. That marble is beautiful. You might try to have it looked at. Who knows, could be a rare one? What is that STD Oil Cal piece?
 

tnt-hunter

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Looks like you did ok and had some fun unwinding. I believe the bent up wire that says STD OIL CAL is actually a dip stick for checking the oil level on a small engine of some sort. I could be wrong, but that’s what it looks like to me.

Stay safe, good luck and keep swingin.
 

Jorgeke

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I'm a 63 year old kid, no question about it, I just love kicking around an old dump!

After all the excitement at Lake Havasu yesterday, I needed to go somewhere quiet and unwind a bit, so I headed for an old small town dump I hit a few weeks ago. First thing when I rolled up I see four other people md'ing the spot I was headed for. Down the hill a couple hundred yards below them there are indications of stuff but not nearly like up the hill. Whatever, I just needed some peace.

Right away I started finding cool old stuff and within a couple of minutes pulled a 1937 buffalo! Just a short time later I got the old 'good luck' token with Boulder Dam on the back.
View attachment 2076259 View attachment 2076260

Other fun finds were a copper leaf jewelry piece, an old faucet handle, a compact lid, a strange wire thing embossed with 'STD. OIL CAL.', a tiny perfume bottle, an opium bottle(?) and some other metal things.
View attachment 2076261 View attachment 2076262

The marble was an eyeball find.
View attachment 2076263

This place is pretty tough to hunt with all the bottle caps and other random metal stuff.
View attachment 2076264 View attachment 2076265

For every one you see, there are dozens just under the surface. Tough, but fun!
I'll keep at this place from time to time as it's fairly close by and I'm sure there are lots of goodies hiding amongst the trash.

Thanks for lookin' and I hope everyone is able to go out and get their fix!
Oldmxrat, Good day

Looks like you have a good spot, findings are coming.

That token is interesting. Any printed date on it?

Congratulations buddy.

Keep swingin in that area, which detector are you using?

Keep in touch
Jorgeke
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ANTIQUARIAN

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Love the marble and the little perfume bottle bud. :thumbsup:
Sometimes our best finds are the eyeball finds!

Interesting that your 'Good Luck' aluminum token has nothing stamped into it, those were often dispensed from machines that allowed you to personalize them. :icon_scratch:
Dave
 

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Gare

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Nice going on your finds :) Almost every Buffalo i get you can not READ the DATES ON :(
 

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I'm a 63 year old kid, no question about it, I just love kicking around an old dump!

After all the excitement at Lake Havasu yesterday, I needed to go somewhere quiet and unwind a bit, so I headed for an old small town dump I hit a few weeks ago. First thing when I rolled up I see four other people md'ing the spot I was headed for. Down the hill a couple hundred yards below them there are indications of stuff but not nearly like up the hill. Whatever, I just needed some peace.

Right away I started finding cool old stuff and within a couple of minutes pulled a 1937 buffalo! Just a short time later I got the old 'good luck' token with Boulder Dam on the back.
View attachment 2076259 View attachment 2076260

Other fun finds were a copper leaf jewelry piece, an old faucet handle, a compact lid, a strange wire thing embossed with 'STD. OIL CAL.', a tiny perfume bottle, an opium bottle(?) and some other metal things.
View attachment 2076261 View attachment 2076262

The marble was an eyeball find.
View attachment 2076263

This place is pretty tough to hunt with all the bottle caps and other random metal stuff.
View attachment 2076264 View attachment 2076265

For every one you see, there are dozens just under the surface. Tough, but fun!
I'll keep at this place from time to time as it's fairly close by and I'm sure there are lots of goodies hiding amongst the trash.

Thanks for lookin' and I hope everyone is able to go out and get their fix!
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 
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oldmxrat

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oldmxrat

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Great hunt. That marble is beautiful. You might try to have it looked at. Who knows, could be a rare one? What is that STD Oil Cal piece?
Thanks Kody!
I have no idea, was hoping someone on here would recognize it.
 
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oldmxrat

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Looks like you did ok and had some fun unwinding. I believe the bent up wire that says STD OIL CAL is actually a dip stick for checking the oil level on a small engine of some sort. I could be wrong, but that’s what it looks like to me.

Stay safe, good luck and keep swingin.
Aha, that would explain the hashmarks, good call!
 
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oldmxrat

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Wow! A Buffalo nickel with a date. I didn’t know they put dates on those!
8-)

Nice going on your finds :) Almost every Buffalo i get you can not READ the DATES ON :(
I think all the buffalos I find weren't circulated long before loss, I've only found one that was dateless so far.
 

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I'm a 63 year old kid, no question about it, I just love kicking around an old dump!

After all the excitement at Lake Havasu yesterday, I needed to go somewhere quiet and unwind a bit, so I headed for an old small town dump I hit a few weeks ago. First thing when I rolled up I see four other people md'ing the spot I was headed for. Down the hill a couple hundred yards below them there are indications of stuff but not nearly like up the hill. Whatever, I just needed some peace.

Right away I started finding cool old stuff and within a couple of minutes pulled a 1937 buffalo! Just a short time later I got the old 'good luck' token with Boulder Dam on the back.
View attachment 2076259 View attachment 2076260

Other fun finds were a copper leaf jewelry piece, an old faucet handle, a compact lid, a strange wire thing embossed with 'STD. OIL CAL.', a tiny perfume bottle, an opium bottle(?) and some other metal things.
View attachment 2076261 View attachment 2076262

The marble was an eyeball find.
View attachment 2076263

This place is pretty tough to hunt with all the bottle caps and other random metal stuff.
View attachment 2076264 View attachment 2076265

For every one you see, there are dozens just under the surface. Tough, but fun!
I'll keep at this place from time to time as it's fairly close by and I'm sure there are lots of goodies hiding amongst the trash.

Thanks for lookin' and I hope everyone is able to go out and get their fix!
Good haul
 

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