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  • Scary thoughts and hot rocks.

    This was staring up at me from the murk of the Gorge. And the scary thing is I think I can remember buy one similar to this for my son back in 89.

    I changed locations today and boy did I pick a hard spot to try and wade in. The sucking muck was at least afoot deep with every step so I didn't last long on the water.
    However I did manage to pull a few things out.

    Sadly the Whyte & Mackay Glasgow bottle is broken.

    The lead is building up again. The bottle is to show size.

    The brass is ever present as you would expect.

    And once in a while I get a surprise in the scoop.Like this magnifier.

    Or this little tusker.

    But the real surprise today was 2 rocks. The larger one set off the pinpointer while it was in the sifter. Right where the middle of the quartz X is and the smaller one well that is a different story.
    The Excal went nuts over it and so did the pinpointer. Can home and ran it by the CTX and got a solid 12/40 with a sweet high tone.
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

  • #2
    It has been far to long since I did a land hunt so the other night I just had to dig a few holes. There are very few green places left with this drought we are having but I did manage to find some and pulled these.

      Not a lot but I will take them.

    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?


    • #3
      He's a good one, really. :laugh:
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      Good finds!


      • #4
        Hey Bruce, What are the hot rocks? I found some magnetite while swinging the dectector on my land.
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything


        • #5
          Bruce, you certainly find some cool stuff
          that magnifier is way cool


          • #6
            Ron here is a simplified explanation of hot rocks.
            "Hot Rocks is a term that applies to terrestrial minerals that register (hot) on a metal detector or are 'attracted' to a test magnet or may visually appear metallic or meteoritic."
            Meteor hunters will search an area with a detector and when they get a hit they use a magnet usually on the end of a pick to find it.
            In and around mining areas many of these hot rocks will be coke from the furnaces and they are a nightmare to detectorists.
            Neither of the ones I showed are magnetic so there is no iron content in them. The larger one may have a tiny speck of gold hidden in the quartz but the other one is silver ore. How either one got to where I found them is anyone's guess. :dunno:
            In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?


            • #7
              Tim unfortunately the glass portion was not salvageable 

              But you are right it is a cool find.
              The glass was also badly damaged in this one.
              It is a small pocket magnifier.

              In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?