Universe made me metal detect today

Scrounge Wanderer

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Both our work trucks broke down yesterday so basically got an unofficial work holiday today and when the going gets tough I go diggin! Found a foundation/well/cistern site at end of the day when I found the Chantecler chicken button around a month ago so I returned today to see what I could find with the detector. Thinking the site pics are cooler than the finds on this post but I'll let you be the judge. Copper pocketwatch cover , giant brass crude wingnut, native flake and fancy brass ring were finds of note. Watch on edge was silver dollar bazinga, oh well. Thinking someone coinshooted this spot already, noticable lack of high tones here but had fun picking through a couple mid-tones. Please enjoy the pics and have a great day. Club hunt on new permission Saturday, should be a good one!
 

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Hunk-a-lead

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Both our work trucks broke down yesterday so basically got an unofficial work holiday today and when the going gets tough I go diggin! Found a foundation/well/cistern site at end of the day when I found the Chantecler chicken button around a month ago so I returned today to see what I could find with the detector. Thinking the site pics are cooler than the finds on this post but I'll let you be the judge. Copper pocketwatch cover , giant brass crude wingnut, native flake and fancy brass ring were finds of note. Watch on edge was silver dollar bazinga, oh well. Thinking someone coinshooted this spot already, noticable lack of high tones here but had fun picking through a couple mid-tones. Please enjoy the pics and have a great day. Club hunt on new permission Saturday, should be a good one!
great saves all around, wtg
 

Digger RJ

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Both our work trucks broke down yesterday so basically got an unofficial work holiday today and when the going gets tough I go diggin! Found a foundation/well/cistern site at end of the day when I found the Chantecler chicken button around a month ago so I returned today to see what I could find with the detector. Thinking the site pics are cooler than the finds on this post but I'll let you be the judge. Copper pocketwatch cover , giant brass crude wingnut, native flake and fancy brass ring were finds of note. Watch on edge was silver dollar bazinga, oh well. Thinking someone coinshooted this spot already, noticable lack of high tones here but had fun picking through a couple mid-tones. Please enjoy the pics and have a great day. Club hunt on new permission Saturday, should be a good one!
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Good day to Scrounge around the site.
That we'll to me = 🐍 den.🀣
Good eye on the worked piece.
Releventchair that's on the chat thread could probably date the Coleman tin.
 
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Scrounge Wanderer

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Not sure why you have a picture of a full well, when you could dig it all out?
Just pure laziness here kind of a cherry picker to be honest Crusader, kind of find the iron pile and snipe it, move on to the next one. I know research, gridding, sifting, and thoroughness are the paths to ultimate success but i lack one of the greatest of human characteristics: Patience. I am working on it though :). Thanks for looking you post amazing stuff mate!
 
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Good day to Scrounge around the site.
That we'll to me = 🐍 den.🀣
Good eye on the worked piece.
Releventchair that's on the chat thread could probably date the Coleman tin.
I don't think sometimes.... I just jumped in the cistern and in the middle of the fall I'm thinking 'I hope there isn't an inch of dirt on an old wooden well cover' but luckily it was solid ground! I do need to explore more treasurenet forums outside of daily finds (kinds where I live in here). Good people here, lots of great ideas!
 
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CRUSADER

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Just pure laziness here kind of a cherry picker to be honest Crusader, kind of find the iron pile and snipe it, move on to the next one. I know research, gridding, sifting, and thoroughness are the paths to ultimate success but i lack one of the greatest of human characteristics: Patience. I am working on it though :). Thanks for looking you post amazing stuff mate!
I just think if I had the opportunity (& never have) to dig out a well, I would be all over it like a flash. If your allowed to do it & it's safe, you should reconsider before you move on. Even if there isn't great coins/metal finds, there is a good chance of some nice bottles.
 

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What a great looking site to detect SW. :thumbsup: Love the pics of the inside of the well and the buildings foundation stonework.
I have to agree with Cru about taking the opportunity to dig the well... I'd be be all over that like a fat kid on a Smartie! :laughing7:

Nice to be able to put a face to the name too.
Dave
 

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Gare

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Nice site and nice pictures .
PLEASE BE CAREFUL when entering those old wells Some times at the bottom of old wells and cisterns deadly gasses lay. I know of a few 10 to 20 years ago a person crawled in one and died there. Any thing that is confined can hold deadly things and gasses We have had people near where i live now die from entering a corn storage bin. PLEASE BE CAREFUL !!!
 

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Very nice post- great looking site, excellent pics and finds- Congrats!
 
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I just think if I had the opportunity (& never have) to dig out a well, I would be all over it like a flash. If your allowed to do it & it's safe, you should reconsider before you move on. Even if there isn't great coins/metal finds, there is a good chance of some nice bottles.
Nice site and nice pictures .
PLEASE BE CAREFUL when entering those old wells Some times at the bottom of old wells and cisterns deadly gasses lay. I know of a few 10 to 20 years ago a person crawled in one and died there. Any thing that is confined can hold deadly things and gasses We have had people near where i live now die from entering a corn storage bin. PLEASE BE CAREFUL !!!
What a great looking site to detect SW. :thumbsup: Love the pics of the inside of the well and the buildings foundation stonework.
I have to agree with Cru about taking the opportunity to dig the well... I'd be be all over that like a fat kid on a Smartie! :laughing7:

Nice to be able to put a face to the name too.
Dave
Ah the well....so after Crusader suggested it I did poke around and for me to legally excavate this site i would have to apply for a special permit (the problem arises due to old mining laws so if I want to move more than one 5 gallon bucket of material per day it becomes complicated legally). Boils down to around 300 dollars to apply for a special permit and 6 months to a year of waiting and it may be denied flat out after all that so I'm going to walk away from this one but.......in November I go to Virginia for a couple of weeks and have a nice juicy 1700s well that may need attention. So good idea Crusader, thanks for warning Gare, and sorry you had to see my ugly mug antiquitarian..lol. Take care and happy digging yall!
 

CRUSADER

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Ah the well....so after Crusader suggested it I did poke around and for me to legally excavate this site i would have to apply for a special permit (the problem arises due to old mining laws so if I want to move more than one 5 gallon bucket of material per day it becomes complicated legally). Boils down to around 300 dollars to apply for a special permit and 6 months to a year of waiting and it may be denied flat out after all that so I'm going to walk away from this one but.......in November I go to Virginia for a couple of weeks and have a nice juicy 1700s well that may need attention. So good idea Crusader, thanks for warning Gare, and sorry you had to see my ugly mug antiquitarian..lol. Take care and happy digging yall!
OK, the permit thing might be more hassle than it's worth, not sure, but good luck whatever you decide.
 
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OK, the permit thing might be more hassle than it's worth, not sure, but good luck whatever you decide.
Thank you and good fortune. Wishing you amphoras full of Denarius' and such! You did get me thinking about bottle digging which I haven't done in ages so going to explore and site search tomorrow. Happy hunting.
 

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Thank you and good fortune. Wishing you amphoras full of Denarius' and such! You did get me thinking about bottle digging which I haven't done in ages so going to explore and site search tomorrow. Happy hunting.
Yes, I miss bottle digging, only had 1 good place to do a Victorian dump as a kid. It was massive and we all made holes taller than us.
 

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