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October 10, 2020 12:24PM avatar
It’s not that I haven’t been hunting, it’s that I haven’t been finding. . . especially in light of Zincoln’s reporting.

Spent a few days in Eastern Oregon, detecting a friend’s mother’s yard, trying to find an old school and an 1860s military camp, then met OregonGregg at Lonesome Arch for a day. Even Gregg couldn’t find anything noteworthy! I camped overnight and hunted there again in the morning, leaving with harmonica reeds and a few buttons, then went to Lone Tree where I found the unusual head stamped cartridge. With the help of “Bullets and Buttons” it is identified as possibly a .56-50 manufactured by C.D. Leet in the early 1860s. Also, an example of the Deus capability I found a fairly good signal but the pinpointer would not detect on its highest setting. Excavation found a steel spoon 5” deep, standing on end, bowl down.

Several trips locally turned up military detritus from the Oregon Maneuver including two 1941S wheat pennies and a couple small 4 hole buttons marked “USA”. Perhaps underwear buttons? 9 years ago I would have been ecstatic with a wheat penny but I now find myself slightly disappointed. confused smiley

Yesterday my wife and I escaped the noise and dust of the sewer construction on our street on a short road trip to an “almost ghost town.” I was able to find a 1946-1952 series Washington State sales tax token standing on edge just below the surface in the old town dump amongst the tin. Sort of reminded me of Tobar, NV. It felt great to find something a little out of the ordinary.

I can’t report on settings because I have been using everything, trying to break the dry spell.
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