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Old 08-07-2022, 01:44 PM
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Default Another Saturday Spent at a Ghost Town.

Spent Saturday morning and afternoon at a ghost town. The fog was thick when we first got there, but soon disappeared and left us with a hot day. Only stone foundations remain. A couple coins this time and a really nice suspender clip (I think it's a suspender clip) These ghost town hunts are tough. Riddled with iron, .22 casings, bullets, headstamps, etc. Thanks for looking.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:01 PM
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Looks like a fun day. Lots of classic finds there - makeup compact pieces, pocket watch parts, clock parts, lantern parts, old coins... The only thing you're missing is harmonica parts. Does that lantern wick knob have a company name or patent date on the face?

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Old 08-07-2022, 05:47 PM
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You are so lucky to be able to hunt old ghost towns... nice looking hunt...love the suspender buckle and everything is not ruined by soil like around here...

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Old 08-07-2022, 05:54 PM
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A great post, awesome finds and photos. Congrats, that's an adventure.
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:28 PM
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Congrats on the beautiful V nickel, Ihp and all the other cool finds. Looks like you could go into the clock making business. sounds like a fun hunt. Good luck. Mark

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Nice finds there Stiffwrists! That Liberty Head nickel sure looks good, and congrats on the other odd finds!
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:56 PM
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Looks like a fun day. Lots of classic finds there - makeup compact pieces, pocket watch parts, clock parts, lantern parts, old coins... The only thing you're missing is harmonica parts. Does that lantern wick knob have a company name or patent date on the face?
It's funny. Harmonica reeds and other weird instrument reeds are something that I throw away with the shell casings and bullets. There are so many of them out there. I think everyone must have had one in their pocket. The lamp part has no markings on it. I threw all those finds in the rock tumbler for a few hours to knock the crud off and look for dates. The suspender clip has an 1889 date on it and some of the clock parts have patent dates on them from the same time frame. I also did find a couple old clay marbles that I forgot to put in the picture.

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Great finds. That V nickel is as nice as your ever going to find.

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Great stuff!

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Old 08-07-2022, 10:53 PM
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Those finds are so well preserved compared to what i pull out of the soggy ground here in Minnesota! Though our soil isn't too hard on coins, it really eats up anything iron or steel based!
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Old 08-08-2022, 01:58 AM
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Love the landscape shots. Thanx for bringing us along !
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:55 AM
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Love a good ghost town hunt. History first hand.
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:02 AM
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That is a museum quality "V" nick...well done!

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Old 08-08-2022, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by GoDeep View post
Those finds are so well preserved compared to what i pull out of the soggy ground here in Minnesota! Though our soil isn't too hard on coins, it really eats up anything iron or steel based!
They really do hold up good in those desert environments. They are pretty crusty when they come out of the ground, but clean up well after tumbling them.

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Old 08-09-2022, 02:47 AM
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Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!

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Old 08-09-2022, 11:01 PM
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Nice mix of finds, but did you find the ghost?
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Old 08-10-2022, 10:26 AM
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Fun hunt. I like those old sites. As you say, riddled with iron and trash but enough fun cool relics too. Thanks for the story
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Love the landscape shots. Thanx for bringing us along !
This! Awesome site and fun to dream of hitting spots like that some day!

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Old 08-11-2022, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by chillforlife View post
Nice mix of finds, but did you find the ghost?
I don't believe in ghosts, but that place does have a good feeling to it.

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