These are the images I've submitted to Whites Detecting for consideration in their calendar. No matter if they use them, I thought you might like to see a few in high-res.
I wanted to show this amazingly great condition musket wipe, apparently lost in the chaos of a major artillery engagement. These were attached to the end of the steel ram-rod and . used to clear debris from the barrel, such as paper wadding that had not been expelled. Some worm designs were sturdy enough that they
With the holiday break, I've made a lot of progress on the exploratory survey of the Civil War Union campsite in NE Kentucky. It's been incredibly enjoyable combination of research, reading, field time and cataloging.
The Swastika is one of the most powerful symbols on Earth, causing quite a primal reaction for many. Whenever you see it on an artifact, such as this Wigg’s Chemical token I found yesterday at an old farmhouse, you know the object is pre-1940s… as is the case with this (1931-1933 estimated.) On this object,
This coin is a 1943 Walking Liberty Half I found at an old school. I was about to pack it in for the day because there were so many clad coins. Glad I stayed around for a bit longer. It gave a loud 15-48 on the E-trac. Nearly blew my ears off.
Google rolled out their answer to Facebook Groups yesterday, it’s called Google Community. It’s full of the slick, modern and mobile friendly features that Google+ has. I think it will be a big improvement, especially for those using smartphones. Most metal detecting forums are created with 10-year-old software and are a bit clunky. This system
Now this is a serious key. Found at an early 1800s location, this key was over 10″ deep. My E-trac was maxed out at 30 sensitivity to find it. Retrieval was a workout. See below for key with dime for scale. If I learn more about this key I’ll post. It seems that “I
The house looked perfect. As soon as I put my coil to the ground I knew my day was going to be a tough one. Iron filled soil immediately nulled out my machine and I had to switch to the slow, brutal two-tone ferrous approach for the rest of the day. I started out late
It’s been one of those weekends where things just didn’t line up. My planned hunt was squashed by a homeowner being out of town (and wanting to be present during my hunting.) I delivered a few “thank you packages” (Brownies with chocolate coins) and looked for an alternative plan. My alternative plans were sketchy and
I headed back to the 1835 house and resumed my hunt. Much of my time on Saturday was spent networking and chit-chatting with neighbors. I got to know several of the owners of these 1840s houses, and obtained permission to hunt them all. Live dig videos were made of this whole hunt,