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On 7/24/2018 at 12:26 AM, kiwijw said:

That's your favourite non nugget find?? :blink: Gezzzz...that's a bit sad.  :biggrin:

JW :smile:

JW, I like how the jacket bloomed. Found it in a gravel bar. In the same river I found that Yale ignition switch.

The spoon was found in the Yukon river just as it starts running alongside Whitehorse. Spoon is probably from 30's to 40's. The manufacturers stamp is still legible. 

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Hi Bryce, The spoon is a cool find. The Yale"ignition switch" is most likely a Yale door lock barrel or from a dead bolt lock. Are those 303 shell casings? Cheers.

JW :smile:

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Well, I have one favorite and it's the U.S. Army issued pocket knife (pic 3 & 4) that cleaned up rather well and is mostly functional with some liquid wrench oil, but that smallest blade is pretty much concreted in. What's interesting is an older brother was stationed in the area where I found it, prior to him being flown to Vietnam in 1969. Have to say the long forged nails (pic 1) were pretty cool too. Each about 5-6 inches long and all were within a linear space maybe of 5 feet, and about 13 inches deep. I can't help but think it was what remained of an old miners shack. Those 3 large steel balls next to the quarter (pic 2) are a mystery. That BB included just for scale. Wished the quarter had been older but is included because it was under a boulder! The eyeglasses (pic 5) are just clear glass lenses, which is odd. They were bent up pretty bad as if stepped on 100s of times but glass not even cracked, so that is intriguing for me, made me wonder what the backstory is. That "cross" pin (pic 6) found near the eyeglasses is probably gold plated, maybe painted gold instead. Wish it had an engraving with a year.

Salmon fishing flies like these are pretty typical common finds in several areas where I have detected (pic 7). What's funny is I use to bring both my fly rods and first detector owned to the creeks that have recreational public mining, switching to one or the other as I got frustrated with one or the other. That fly found with the orange head was sharpened and tied on my line and BOOM! I hooked/ landed a silver salmon! So that one is a favorite too for that reason. Bullet fragments  (pics 8-10) very common finds for me but these are my favorites because that same day/ same area I detected my first gold with my then new Gold Bug 2. 

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Some pretty cool finds from everyone, thanks for sharing. 

   While using a GPZ 7000, I found a very nice condition Union Soldiers Infantry Button about 2 feet down, in the SW. Wish we could see the stories behind some of our finds.

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JW, yes those are .303 casings. And you are probably right about the Yale piece being a lock. 

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Geezz mate...hope your finger is ok in that dingo trap. :laugh: WOW...those teeth are an amazing/unusual find. Incredible.:ohmy:

Best of luck out there

JW :smile:

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