Hitting some the spots near where I found an old spill can came across this about 7" down. Usually don't dig iron but thoughts of a jar full of old coins crossed my mind.
Old hunting trap, might do some reverse electrolysis to see if there are any makers markings on it as a clue for a date. There was a foundation nearby that looked like poured concrete so not sure the period it was made. Building might have been a garage or chicken coupe maybe, hard to tell. Nails around are all square with rounded tops.
Found this one in a patch of woods where I have been finding some old coins. Not sure but looks like what is left of a harmonica, top and bottom seem to be missing and rivits long rusted away. I was able to snag parts of the center which was wood. Not sure why that held up and rest is gone. Maybe the owner had a drinking issue which preserved the inners? 🙂
Found a really nice 1964 Gillette razor buried about eight inches deep on my parent's land in Cape Breton.
I would love to know how it got there since it was well away from any old foundations and such. Maybe it was discarded out a car window some time ago.
It is still fully functional so I am having it cleaned and will install the proper handle on it once it arrives.
So got back out to my one nugget producing spot here in VA, this past Saturday. Four of us in total went I was swinging the GPX4800 with the 15x12 commander mono coil, my buddy was swinging my equinox 800 with stock coil, and my two other friends (the ones who originially found this place), were swing the GPX5000 with a 11 commander DD coil.
In total i got 4 nice nuggets for the day, the GPX5000 got 2 and the equinox 800 unfortunately got skunked. Biggest nugget was 2.3 grams, smallest was 6 grains. I also got a steel ball that came from a civil war case shot shell.
All three detectors ready to go for the next days planned adventure.
Fording the high creek water to get to the detecting area.
Collapse mine shaft.
Case shot second pic
Dirt gold right out of the ground
All cleaned up and purty
On the detectors coil
All the trash dug in the search for gold. 100+ pieces.
I got some good video footage so i should have a video up in the next few days.
Had a quick hunt today at an old home site. Currently a grassed park, there was a house on the site in the 1950's. I targeted the area that looked like a couple of clotheslines in the aerial. The aerial isn't of great quality so difficult to confirm. I ended up finding a couple of old lipstick tubes in the area which makes me think there may have been a couple of upturned pockets in the area (i.e. a clothesline or two). Unfortunately no coins or anything else of value...
I'll be heading back there when I have grown my confidence with the machine.