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Old 01-10-2018, 07:12 PM
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Default The ground was like iron

So I got permission to hunt an abandoned farmhouse built c. 1905 yesterday and the weather today was in the 50s, so I decided to do a little digging. It has been above freezing since Monday, so I assumed that things below ground had thawed a bit. I could not have been more wrong. The ground was extremely hard from the surface to at least 6 inches in most places and excavating every target was laborious. I'd say it took at least 3 times longer to dig a target than in favorable conditions. But I was out there, so I persevered for a couple of hours and came away with a few things worth finding, the best being the sterling silver ring. I know the badge has military affiliations, but I'm not exactly sure what it is. Only old-ish coin was a 194x holed wheat penny.





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Old 01-10-2018, 07:26 PM
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Sweet ring!! That is a WW1 great seal button


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Old 01-10-2018, 07:39 PM
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Looks more like a hat badge by its size. Congrats OP!

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:51 PM
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Great hunt , granted the conditions... Congrats!

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Old 01-10-2018, 09:02 PM
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Cool ring! I wonder what type of stone was in it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:51 PM
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Thanks, guys! Hoping to found out from the family if there were any WWI vets who might have lived in the home.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:34 AM
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Yeah the button/badge looks pretty large but I know nothing of these things other than what I’ve personally found. That’s a heck of a find right there JODO.
Good work on the rest,hopefully that ground will be a bit more friendly next time out so you can pick out some more stuff!

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