Treasure Chasers

October 28, 2011

Recovering Relics #51 – Metal Detecting Along The Old Stone Wall

Filed under: Treasure chasing — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 4:07 pm

I spent the last month metal detecting my neighbor’s front yard and the old stone walls that run through the back woods. At the base of the big old tree in the front yard, where I found the 1818 Large Cent, I found a very old spoon. It was about 8 inches deep. I also found a musket ball not far from the spoon. Along the driveway, I dug a shallow target that turned out to be a New Hampshire Public Works & Highways token. On the other side of the driveway I dug a 1917 Wheat Cent and a gold plated flat button. While detecting along the old stonewalls, I got a shallow signal, and when I dug down I saw an old milk glass bottle. The jar was embossed and read: “Regstd Trade Mark Mentholatum Yucca Co. Wichita Kan”. As I was digging around, I found another embossed jar that read, “Chas M. Higgins & Co. 3 oz. Brooklyn, NY”. I will try to get back there and see if I can find some more old bottles soon. Thanks for watching everyone, and HH.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Nice Hammered Silver, but sound quality not great in parts.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  1. Nice bottles!

    Comment by vjmnonna — October 28, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

  2. Great work on the vid! Hope to see more finds from the dump.

    Comment by JiminWesternMass — October 28, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

  3. Awesome video and hunt ! Congrats on all your finds and good luck on your finds !

    Comment by Yulelah — October 28, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

  4. Nice Finds

    Comment by ptjstudios — October 28, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

  5. Awesome spot man!

    Comment by berndiggydiggy — October 28, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

  6. Looks like a cool place to get all kinds of things bud, nice vid.

    Comment by justanotherpulltab — October 28, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

  7. Those bottles and that token are really great finds well done!

    Comment by 1963Willo — October 28, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

  8. Wow the soil is great there. Where I live it is so dry and rocky I can only get about 4 inches down. Good video and nice finds. HH

    Comment by MedalMav — October 28, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

  9. ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖

    Comment by VAND4LL — October 28, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

  10. @MichaelSwan66 Thanks! I was pretty excited to find the bottle dump. I can’t wait to see what else I pull out of there either! HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — October 28, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

  11. awesome finds :)Great video as always :) woohoo a old bottle dump sweet !can’t wait to see what else you find when you go back :)HH!

    Comment by MichaelSwan66 — October 28, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

  12. @thirdphaseofmoon Yeah, it did. Could be a turn of the century dump, but not sure yet. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m over there.

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — October 28, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

  13. Nice few hunts. I bet that milk glass bottle had some cold cream in it

    Comment by NicktheMainer — October 28, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

  14. Great vid RR!! Congrats on all the finds. Love your vids bro!

    Comment by pulltabpirate — October 28, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

  15. congrats on all your finds and HH

    Comment by MrJohnson448 — October 29, 2011 @ 12:25 am

  16. Great finds and good job on researching the history behind your finds!

    Comment by sljoseph74 — October 29, 2011 @ 12:57 am

  17. nice

    Comment by testerboy56 — October 29, 2011 @ 12:59 am

  18. Cool Huntd! Did the Chaz bottle have bubbles in the glass? Looks like a good digging spot for some old bottles!

    Comment by thirdphaseofmoon — October 29, 2011 @ 1:19 am

  19. Very nice finds again. I love the white milk jar looks brand new except of top cover. Button is nice as well. Keep up the digging and keep those good videos coming… I been digging a few hours every other day myself and got some nice relics and finds to put up with another PIc slide again soon. HH !!

    Comment by JerseyMetalDetector — October 29, 2011 @ 1:57 am

  20. Thats was some good relic hunting their, good luck on next hunt. HH good videos

    Comment by DigginDeepSouthLA — October 29, 2011 @ 2:02 am

  21. nice finds. keep up the good work and best of luck on your next hunt!

    Comment by JoeDiggzInPA — October 29, 2011 @ 2:49 am

  22. Very cool stuff, Thanks

    Comment by YardSaleMania — October 29, 2011 @ 3:46 am

  23. first! lol!

    Comment by vtgelectronics — October 29, 2011 @ 4:08 am

  24. @sscindercoop Thanks, Coop, glad you liked it, was a lot of fun out there, all the best and HH, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 4:26 am

  25. Awesome hunt!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by sscindercoop — October 29, 2011 @ 5:02 am

  26. @crackerjack264 Hi cracker, yes am having a great year so far, long may it continue, lol. Good luck to you and HH, mate, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 5:39 am

  27. @desasta Hi desasta, glad you liked this, mate, thanks and all the best to you, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 6:10 am

  28. good hunt mate, for a bloke who did not find a hammered coin untill a few months ago you seem to have got the hang of it H.H cracker

    Comment by crackerjack264 — October 29, 2011 @ 7:07 am

  29. Great hunt there again matey, love the old pottery at the end of the vid, keep up the good work, GL and HH

    Comment by desasta — October 29, 2011 @ 7:22 am

  30. @1963Willo Hi Willo, thanks, mate, yes it was a great holiday and while the weather was good down there it was still hammering down at home (the missus was not amused), all the best and HH, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 8:04 am

  31. @NQExplorers Hi Warren, was a good trip, mate, and will definitely do it again. Yes, left the strings at home as it’s difficult to string out a field with 30 or so other detectorists wandering about. Glad you enjoyed the video, mate, all the best to you and MrsNQ, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 8:22 am

  32. Hi glad you had a great holiday and some good weather from the looks of it, well done on that hammered, an outstanding find!

    Comment by 1963Willo — October 29, 2011 @ 8:28 am

  33. Well my first comment is that I’ve now been detecting on the Isle of Wight. No need to go myself when I can accompany you along Ian. LOL. And a metal detecting holiday – what can I say? I also note you left your stringline back on the ‘mainland’. Lovely hammered penny, in the drier soil you were hunting in. Thanks for the 3-ring minie bullet, I found one in the goldfields recently, and you have now identified it for me. Great video as usual, thoroughly entertaining mate. GL and HH.

    Comment by NQExplorers — October 29, 2011 @ 9:10 am

  34. @tatman16 Thanks, mate, am looking forward to it myself, good luck with the Tesoro, all the best and say Hi to gold digger from me, HH, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 10:09 am

  35. Nice video and some great footage brings it all back, can’t wait for Feb :-) keep the films coming and good hunting ian.

    Comment by tatman16 — October 29, 2011 @ 11:03 am

  36. @yoyobaby225 Hi ‘Chelle, yeah had a great time and will definitely go back in the spring, xxx

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 11:40 am

  37. Hey uncle pottery jar is fab! glad you had a good time more happy findings!

    Comment by yoyobaby225 — October 29, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

  38. @magpie307 Hi magpie, yes was nice also nice to go detecting with other people, all in all it was a great few days and will definitely do this again. HH, mate, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

  39. Nice variety of finds on your detecting holiday, must have been a nice change to detect on different soil.

    Comment by magpie307 — October 29, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  40. @Janhyooz That is awesome! Thanks! I will check it out and it will inspire me before I go out metal detecting today! Thanks for having the Temerity to submit an article and get Grizzly with us!

    Comment by GrizzlyGroundswell — October 29, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

  41. @GrizzlyGroundswell Hi Grizzly, sent you an article today, hope it’s okay, all the best, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  42. @leafster99 Hello, mate, glad you enjoyed the video, despite the wind, at least the rain kept away for the most part. Seems quite a number of people liked that pottery jar. Am going to contact the museum in Bridport to see if they would like it. All the best to you and HH, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

  43. Another smashing video. Not much you can do about the wind. I love that “poor mans cream” pottery. Congratulations on all your old coins and relics found.


    Comment by leafster99 — October 29, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

  44. @Ringo853 Hi Ringo, there were several other hammered coins found, a nice William III sixpence, nicely decorated crotal bell amongst other things but a lot of people didn’t find anything but trash, was a really good few days though and I think everyone enjoyed it.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

  45. what else was found by the other people?

    Comment by Ringo853 — October 29, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

  46. @Ringo853 Hi Ringo, yes, mate, one of the fields was the site of an old rubbish tip and there was loads of iron and china/glass/pottery fragments but also a few complete bits, I just picked these up as I was wandering round with the detector. HH, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

  47. like those jars! were they in the ploughed fields

    Comment by Ringo853 — October 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

  48. @GrizzlyGroundswell Hi Grizzly, well I’ve booked into another trip in February next year and am looking at maybe doing a few others in the meantime as other parts of the country are having much better weather than we are here. I have an article almost ready to submit, just need to get the photos together to put with it. All the best, mate, Ian.

    Comment by Janhyooz — October 29, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

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