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Old Stage Stop

December 13, 2018 03:58PM
I was finally able to get out for some detecting. It had been the longest, hottest, fire filled summer I can remember. We got some rain to soften up the ground and I was able to follow up on some research i have been conducting.

I have been looking for a local stage stop the last few years, I though I had found it but it was another extensive homestead. I came across an article on memories of the stage route written in the 1960's. It gave some clues and knowing the area well I found the stage stop and a couple new homesteads I did not know about!

The area was the typical local site, lava cap rock with a bed of square nails and blue and purple glass. I used the Teknetics T2, sensitivity at 60, discrim at 50 and tones 3 with the 5" coil. I like the higher tone of the 3 as I can hear it so well. Nails were falsing bad due to the wet conditions, I wish I had brought my Tesoro Eldorado as it runs more stable in those conditions.

I was looking for the other sites so cherry picked good two way signals to make good use of my time. I got a 1930s coca cola knife, a necklass, several henry repeater shells, and a ring with enameled egyptian markings on it. I also got a rusted knife, the typical brass pieces, late 1800's shell casings, axe and wedge pieces, horse tack, ect. I found a nice piece of stoneware with a marking I dated as a wash bowl from 1880. I tried cleaning the ring to make out more detail but the enamel flaked off badly.

I am excited to have some new spots to hunt this winter! I always am hoping for coins but these were pretty poor folks.

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Old Stage Stop ... Making us cabin fever folks jealous.

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