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    I have had the pleasure of getting out with Greg for 3 days now.
    The total number of targets each day was way lower than my usual pouch full.
    However the keeper to trash ratio has been fantastic.

    This is a combined trash heap from both of us on Monday.
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    And these are my keepers.

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    Greg pulled a couple of sweet items that day and will be making his first ever metal detecting post soon.

    On Tuesday I set Greg up with his own pouch and pinpointer and set him free (in his own fields of course).
    So these are what I pulled for trash in the two fields we walked.

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    And the keepers. By the way the top row is all buttons.

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    Sorry, I didn't realize that the shield nickle was upside until later.
    It seems to be an 1866 nickle, and should clean up nicely.

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    Today was the final day of my visit with Greg and he managed to sneak away from work for a couple of hours this morning.


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    Three nice buttons, another sweet looking LC and my first ever thumb scraper.
    PS I through the chip in there because I just couldn't not pick it up.

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    Last edited by 2ndoldman; 05-29-2019, 04:18 PM.
    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

  • #2
    Bruce that trash is neat and that is your first U.S. big penny right? You and Greg did good, looks like Greg was a fantastic host also

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    • 2ndoldman
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      You are right on all accounts Johnny. The trash is always interesting, it tells so much about where you are detecting. And yes they are my first US large cents and also my first US shield nickel.

  • #3
    That chip, if smooth on the other side is a Hopewell Bladelet traded from Ohio (or maybe Illinois.) That would have been a fancy relic for someone.

    Here is a link to an old thread on them.
    Thought I'd share some Hopewell cores and bladelets from my Ohio collection. These are from various Hopewell sites around Ohio. http://vb5.arrowheads.com/media/

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    • #4
      Very nice glad you got to do some hanging out with Greg that is awesome Bruce way to go.
      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Next time down I hope to get the chance to meet you and a bunch more from the forum Matt.

    • #5
      This guy ran circles around me! What did you find Greg? Another pull tab. Another pull tab, a beer can...
      What did you find Bruce? Oh a couple of large cent pennies, a handful of mid 18th century brass buttons and a bunch of other cool things!
      It was really fun and this being my first as a detectorists was a real learning experience. Good times Bruce, thanks for taking the time to stop by and you're always welcome back.
      Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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      • 2ndoldman
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        You beat me all to hell that first day with those buttons of yours Greg.
        Meeting you and your wife was a true pleasure my friend. I will happily stop by when I am in the area again.

    • #6
      Originally posted by clovisoid View Post
      That chip, if smooth on the other side is a Hopewell Bladelet traded from Ohio (or maybe Illinois.) That would have been a fancy relic for someone.

      Here is a link to an old thread on them.
      That is pretty cool. My is not quite flat on the other side but it is fairly close to flat.
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      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • clovisoid
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        Yup looks like a Bladelet made from beautiful material. A classy relic right there.

    • #7
      Wow that's an awesome array of finds....even what you call trash is cool stuff congrats to you guy's. That bladelet is soooo red....sweet

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      • redrocks
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        Yeah Tam a bladelet is just a nice flake used as a knife but ling and slender

      • 2ndoldman
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        Thanks Red.๐Ÿ‘Œ

      • redrocks
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        Your welcome brother Bruce...they occur from Paleo right up to woodland I believe. And that's a fine. One you found

    • #8
      Hey Bruce and Greg, You guys sure found a lot of nice things both stone and metal.
      Michigan Yooper
      If You Donโ€™t Stand for Something, Youโ€™ll Fall for Anything

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thanks Ron. See you later tonight. I think that you will like the Johnny Stone I'm bringing along. ๐Ÿ˜

    • #9
      Nice Find's Bruce!
      http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thanks Josh

    • #10
      Looks like you guys had a great trip, and barely left the farm๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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      • 2ndoldman
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        I don't know if we left the farm or not.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” we did drive for a half hour or so, ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” but it may have been in circles. ๐Ÿ˜œ

    • #11
      Wow, yโ€™all really found a lot of stuff , great stuff too.. All good !

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thank you my friend. It was a blast detecting with Greg.

    • #12
      HeHe Bruce, it looks like the USA is getting vacuumed and you are collecting some very nice relics and points. Congratulations to you and what a wonderful bunch of folks you have hooked up with.

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thanks Mike. I had a blast down in the states.

    • #13
      Like on them old coins Iโ€™ve never seen a nickel like that one

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    • #14
      Itโ€™s a great adventure you are on Bruce no doubt with treasures to boot . Did you post points with Johnny???
      OK I am all in on those 1800 pennies .
      My fave .

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    • #15
      Fun thread
      My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thanks Gary.
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