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Thursday, June 28, 2012

GTI 2500 arriving Friday...

Well, UPS assures me the package got out of Florida before the floods shut everything down...It should be at my door tomorrow night.  I will try to get out with it on Saturday or Sunday and let ya all know what I think...

Update:  As of 5pm Thursday, it is at East Syracuse, NY terminal and will be out for delivery tomorrow...Now I am like a kid on Christmas
Happy Hunting,

Friday, June 22, 2012

More pics from Split Rock Quarry hike

As you can see the Poison Oak was plentiful, but the berries were still green...
The First Foundation we came across
 A Property or Surveyors stake I found (note the orange ribbon in lower left)
This thing rang up a solid 98, and I thought I had found a silver dollar...Shucks!
 A Very Large foundation
 More of the large foundation
 Even more
 I am not sure if this was an original oven, or if someone pulled a rock out of here to make an oven.
Homeless persons have been known to camp back here. We found nylon rope tied between trees to hold up a tent, or for a clothsline.


Monday, June 18, 2012

A grueling hike in the woods

Well, a new hunter and friend made the 1 hour drive North to visit me for a Sunday hunt.  We headed for a wooded area that was a little hard to find, as it was just a small pull-off on the side of the road with 1 path leadeing into the woods.  As we hiked in, the path was covered with crushed rocks, that were hell on the feet.  This had to last for nearly 3/4 of a mile...We must have hiked 1 1/2-2 miles in and out...I wanted to stone whoever put the rocks on the path with every stone I walked on...My dogs were dogged dog!!! 
We did find about 4 or 5 cellar holes and foundations to a larger building...Very cool, this was all large stacked rocks mostly.  Was like looking at the pyramids in Egypt.  We came out on the far side of the woods and chatted with a local resident who told us where some of the better sites in the woods could be found...We were at the site of an old Limestone Quarry and munitions factory that was in operation durring WWI I guess up to 1914 when it caught fire and exploded, killing 53 men....The old rock crusher is a site to behold...It is enormous!
The finds for the day were meager, with not one coin found (except a modern quarter found by a campfire ring by my new friend).  I think we found the dump site for the area and found a lot of cool bottles, old oil cans,  and a tobacco tin.
other finds were railroad spikes from the trolly tracks that serviced the site, and square nails around the foundations we discovered.

This is my "Blood Stone", as it looks like milky quartz soaked with blood...kinda cool!

Any info on the dates for the white glass vials is greatly appreciated.  I think they were face cream vials, but no names on the bottles.

Happy Hunting, and stay safe out there,

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Parting is such Sweet Sorrow...

I am looking at Selling my AT Pro package and getting a GTI 2500 package.  I need something easier to break down and carry across my back on a bicycle or to lug while hiking to hunting locations, seeing as I do not have a vehicle...
I hate giving up the Pro, because in my eyes, any other detector is a step backwards...I do not think ANY detector out there can do what the Pro can do, and if there is...Someone let me know about it...
Well, the next finds I post will probably be with the GTI 2500.

Happy Hunting, and Stay Safe!