What have you dug up?


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    What have you dug up?

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Mon May 09, 2011 1:14 pm

    I've heard quite a few stories of some amazing finds just by digging, this thread is to share any stories (personal, second hand etc) and the stuff that was found.

    I'll start:

    I went into my back woods once and just randomly decided to dig, I found a bunch of rocks that looked like arrowheads (all of them had sharp points at the ends and were triangular in shape).

    I once found a plastic army man in the sand at a beach

    That's about it, I have a metal detector at home, may try to figure out how to use it this summer and do some hunting. Cool

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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by Kan on Mon May 09, 2011 7:30 pm

    I assume you mean literally dug up from the earth right? Cuase Ive dug some stuff up at surplus shops before Very Happy.


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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by nkomo on Mon May 09, 2011 7:40 pm

    My dad and I used to metal detect private property around some Civil War battlefields. We've dug Perryville, Kentucky and Farmville, Virginia. Found shell fragments, minie balls, personal equipment, etc. Even have found some original percussion caps. Those are VERY fragile and normally don't survive intact.

    Before my dad's health got bad, we used to hunt arrowheads at various Native American sites in our area. Matter of fact, my dad wrote a thesis on an area wel excavated in Carter County, Kentucky.

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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by Guest on Mon May 23, 2011 8:12 pm

    I always wanted to go digging for stuff either by me in gettysburg Pa or over seas in germany would love to see what there is to find maybe one day I will get around to it Surprised

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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by Gemini on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:58 am

    I once dug up a chunk of melted purple glass.

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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by tenewel on Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:21 am

    Old tin soldiers from my yard in Iowa. Land used to have a ditch that was used for dumping in the early 1900s. Found all sorts of cool (but broken) knick knacks. And a lot of broken glass (proof by scars on the hands).

    Arrowheads once I got older and stationed in Kansas.

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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:25 pm

    ive once dug up a hot wheels car if that counts... Question

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    Re: What have you dug up?

    Post by parafal on Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:29 pm

    Years ago while on vacation in Italy , i went camping with my cousins and while digging a fire pit we found spent US .30-06 shells and a few other items , i brought this little guy home with me and has been in my collection since then

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