What's the most unexpected non-metal finds you've dug?

Renaebri

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Found this on top of a signal about an inch underground today, In the middle of the woods.

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An 8" by 6 1/2" abalone shell. Now, we are in Florida, but ~50 miles away from the shore. And its giant and complete!!!!

Anyway, what's the best non-metal thing you've found in a hole?
 

GB1

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1. A old marble from the 40' or 50's
2. some really old purple fabric
3. A 100 year old brick
 
Oct 5, 2014
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I was in the woods metal detecting an old 1700’s cellar-hole area when the detector brought to my attention a 6” deep high-tone target signal. After digging the plug and retrieving the colonial button I began to fill in the hole. Much to my surprise, I noticed in the dirt a frozen frog in a state of hibernation :dontknow:. I carefully put the frog back in the hole at the correct depth and loosely covered him with dirt, leaves and small sticks to mark the area. :icon_thumleft: I sure hope the β€œlittle guy” awoke this spring and is having a good summer.
 

d2

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On two separate occasions I have dug arrowheads up with a find. One was a penny in the yard and while digging the signal I dug up a Gary point. The next time a year or so later on the edge of a battle field I dug up another point, a Brewerton side notch I think, while digging a button...d2
 

Limitool

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I wasn't metal detecting but digging up some OLD privy pits. I was finding 1800 bottles galore and then dug up several ceramic doll heads. The makeup and facial features on them were very much intact...
 

A2coins

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a brass opium pipe from the early 1800s
 
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A2coins

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a cat in a plastic bag its tag rang up as a coin
 

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a bees nest when you get stung it leaves a scent for other bees to attack I thi k i set a world record sprint
 

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a ww2 hat pin in the woods in Michigan a 1907 jamestown exposition coin wow i could go on for ever
 

Rick Dangerous

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Some very cool finds!! The cat in the plastic bag, that's tragic....hope it died of natural causes
 

Rookster

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A baby Copperhead and lots of marbles. That Copperhead was a snake not a coin. In February.
 

Rookster

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It's gettin weird around here.:laughing7:
 

Plumbata

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Once when digging bottles I found an old 1898 patent canning jar still sealed with its original contents of some sort of dried preserved meat. Rather interesting as it had been in the ground since 1912 or earlier. It looked like beef jerky but smelled like a putrefied corpse, darn near vomited after opening it haha.
 

GB1

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Once when digging bottles I found an old 1898 patent canning jar still sealed with its original contents of some sort of dried preserved meat. Rather interesting as it had been in the ground since 1912 or earlier. It looked like beef jerky but smelled like a putrefied corpse, darn near vomited after opening it haha.

i would not even have opened it
 

GB1

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today if found a old porcelain button that doesn't stand strait
 

BigWaveDave

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I’ve dug over a dozen marbles over the years, along with a few small bottles.
But my favorite was a small plastic action figure, who is strapped to my machine.
 

GB1

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In retrospect that certainly would have been the best decision, curiosity will probably be the death of me one of these days lol.

same here
 

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It's gettin weird around here.:laughing7:
You just noticed that we are all a little weird go out for 5 to 8 hours for 4.00 in clad or one mercury dime worth 2.00 if your lucky grown men playing in earths sand box lol
 

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