Well, apparently, from all I’ve heard the East Coast Research and Discovery Association’s (sponsored by Minelab) event was a huge success. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2012
The Lordship has graced this site again with another “take no prisoners” rant, and all you need to do to read it is click the Malamute Saloon link above…..
As is always the case you read it at your own risk. I take no responsibility for what he writes. He does buy me drinks though……
HERE WE GO AGAIN…..
Went out today for a little while (more to take photos for a project than to actually detect) and found a quarter. What amazed me was the soil, as in rock hard AGAIN!! We have had a decent amount of rainfall over the past couple of months, and there is even talk that the watering rules might even be rolled back, but damn if you can prove it by me.
Fay was with me, doing the photos, and we found a few crevices that appeared to continue on down to China or somewhere thereabouts. Inserted my 12 inch coin probe, and it would have disappeared if I pushed one more time. Likewise, if not for the hilt guard on my Lesche it too would have quickly disappeared. Welcome to Texas…..
Aside from all this……I can get down to recover a target quite nicely. The problem comes when I try to get up….nothing to grab onto. So when I get that “lovely high pitched” whine from my MXT Pro I am praying that the item is indeed worth going through the ritual. I actually had a moment today when I wasn’t sure I could stand up on my own. I was hoping to live to some ripe old age, but at this rate it won’t much matter.
Now having said all this….go ahead and tell me “who gives a crap?” It’s what I would have told you if you were telling me the
same thing. It’s New Jersey honesty, and damn do I miss it!
After watching the first two episodes of American Digger I decided to put it out of mind, and never watch another show. I have done that. On Wednesday, however, someone posted a preview of that night’s
show on Facebook, and I decided to take a peek….
|Sneak Peek: Unearthing Controversy|
Did not take long for me to realize I had made a good decision. What a stupid show…..
NEXT STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD?
Thanks (again) to the gang at Regton, Ltd. for the following article…..
Ron Guinazzo, a.k.a. Chicago Ron posted another terrific video, and I wanted to share it here. Ron lives, eats and sleeps treasure hunting, and is one terrific ambassador for all of us. Thanks for all you do Ron…..
FORT FOUND ON FLORIDA BEACH
Linda Bennett, member of the Gold Coast Treasure Club sent along the following news item, and if you are not familiar with this club do yourself a favor and take a tour of their website. It’s a good one….
Linda also included this additional write-up concerning this discovery, and I found it interesting……
Matt Little, Public Information Specialist, (954) 828-4732 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Lauderdale – In a coordinated historic preservation initiative between the City of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and a well-known archaeological group, an Interim Report was released today pointing to Fort Lauderdale Beach as the site of a pre-civil war fort.
During utility trench excavations that were conducted as part of a $3.1 million improvement project at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, an archaeologist who had been on site since the beginning of the project discovered approximately 100 artifacts. Following protocol as outlined in Broward County Ordinance, Chapter 5, Article XVI, the City notified the County of the initial discovery on May 2. Archaeologists have remained on the scene to monitor excavations and recover artifacts, including approximately 20 musket balls, lead slag from the manufacture of musket balls, military buttons and a kaolin pipe bowl.
A television report that gold coins were discovered was inaccurate and unfounded. The archaeologists reported that most findings consisted of melted lead and artifacts that are of historical interest, but that would not be characterized as valuable.
As work progresses on schedule in compliance with County Ordinances, archaeologists will remain on the scene to closely monitor excavations. The public is reminded that ordinances prohibit the collection or disturbance of artifacts on the site. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is enforcing the prohibition to prevent theft of the artifacts.
Another news item pertaining to this discovery also mentioned that there were no coins found, as was originally reported. Hmmmm….makes me wonder why the emphasis on this? Nah, I am sure if the archaeologists in charge had found a few they would share this info, right?
RING RETURN AND ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING….