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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Identified Flying Object

James and I returned to the Southwest NJ location we previously hit for 8 hours on a 98-degree day. This time, we’d span 9.5 hours in around 90 degrees, interrupted twice by rumbling thunder and rain. It was a long and fruitful day, and my lower back is just a tad sore from all the … Continue reading »

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A Large “Cents” of Satisfaction

My family and I were very fortunate to be invited to my wife’s cousin’s house in the Sterling, NY, area for a long weekend. It’s a 6-hour drive from our home, but well worth the trip, as it offers a much-needed break from the hustle/bustle of living in a town of 70,000 people. Upstate NY … Continue reading »

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First or Last, But Not Least

You’ve no doubt heard the phrases, “First and Foremost,” or “He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best.” Well, one thing I’ve realized over the course of my many metal detecting experiences is that seemingly the first or last finds are oftentimes the best ones. Substantiating this theory, I regularly find the same notion purported on metal … Continue reading »

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Identified! Buckle Assembly from President Suspenders

On our Southwest NJ dig, James unearthed what we thought was a medal holder. You know, the kind you pin to your breast that acknowledges a special achievement. Rather than assume we were correct, James posted his find to the What Is It forum. Below is image of the find in question:

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Southwest New Jersey Iron Men

James and I have been looking forward to this excursion for a few weeks… 6 acres or untapped land on private property in Southwest New Jersey. We were told the property had seen some Revolutionary War action and was at one time near an old iron mill. On the property around 1900 was a boat … Continue reading »

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