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Old 01-04-2017, 10:22 PM
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Winter has me reading historical accounts and books about my area, and there was a bog iron industry along our river centuries ago. When I read this, it reminded me of how crazy my detector was beeping for iron when I explored our dried up swampy pond this summer (because of the drought). I can't say that I have any interest at all in harvesting bog iron, but I am curious if other's have encountered it, what they know about it, and if it is worthy anything?
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:41 PM
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I too research my area for good hunting locations over the winter. The library is a great place for historical maps. Good luck.

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Old 01-05-2017, 11:31 PM
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D, this was a different season all together for us. Lack of snowfall and drought was a bad combo.

I'm in central MA. The ground still looked like dry flour 10 inches down.

VDI was all over the place too. Weird signals!

Just my 2-cents.... pay attention to those old water holes. Some great finds come out of those places. Swimmers, fishermen and hunters dropped all kinds of cool stuff over the years.

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Old 01-06-2017, 09:19 AM
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Thanks for the replies. DD, I agree that the pond seemed like a great spot to check out while it was dried out - who knows what got tossed in there or dropped and never retrieved! The path next to the pond is where I dug up some of my oldest finds! My cheap little starter machine just didn't stand a chance against the solid iron signal coming out of the whole bottom. Santa upgraded my equipment this year, so I hope I can try it again this summer and avoid what seems to be this "bog iron" signal. I was hoping someone had experience with this in the past?
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