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Old 06-18-2022, 07:49 PM
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Default Relics, IHPs, and a V at the 1st townsite today.

Drove over to the first townsite this morning to meet up with a hunting buddy just in time to see the ranch finish carting the silage away. The townsite is ready to harvest!

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Most of my finds were relics with a clock wind, and the buckle being the nicest. I also found another sprayer which makes it about 6 or 7 I found here. Too bad some of these relics were damaged because they looked like they could have been nice.

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The button are always nice to find.

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5 more miners tags to add to my collection. Most of which were deep.

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The only coins were a 1904 V nickel, 1945 wheat, and 1893 & 1907 IHPs.

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Ill try hammer this place as much as I can before July 1st. The "Root slayer" shovel I purchased is doing a nice job. I was concerned about the ring handle, but it adds some ergonomics to the shovel.

Thanks for looking, and HH!

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Old 06-18-2022, 08:48 PM
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Congrats on the "V" and the IHs! Looks like you found a good site there.

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Old 06-18-2022, 10:18 PM
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Congrats on the IHPs, Wheat and V.
You`ve got alot of area to cover. Good Luck in the future.

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Old 06-18-2022, 11:44 PM
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Nice finds. Gives me a little hope. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:00 AM
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Excellent hunt Tommy. I just love digging those overalls/coat buttons and being able to research the company. Those are some nice looking IHP's there as well and your V has some nice definition to it!
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Old 06-19-2022, 01:28 PM
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Thatís some nice coins. I was hoping to find some IHPs yesterday. I must not be hunting the right spots for them.

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Very cool finds. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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Originally Posted by bajanick View post
congrats on the ihps, wheat and v.
You`ve got alot of area to cover. Good luck in the future.
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Excellent finds congratulations! I Haven't found an IH yet this year
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Old 06-20-2022, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Leave-No-Coins-Behind View post
Congrats on the "V" and the IHs! Looks like you found a good site there.
Thank you! This is the 2nd year that we had permission to hunt. Its been a good producer so far.

Originally Posted by Bajanick View post
Congrats on the IHPs, Wheat and V.
You`ve got alot of area to cover. Good Luck in the future.
Thanks Nick.

Originally Posted by chillforlife View post
Nice finds. Gives me a little hope. Thanks for posting.
Thank you, and youre welcome!

Originally Posted by Silverhorse65 View post
Excellent hunt Tommy. I just love digging those overalls/coat buttons and being able to research the company. Those are some nice looking IHP's there as well and your V has some nice definition to it!
Thanks, Silverhorse!

Originally Posted by MasonDixonMding View post
Thatís some nice coins. I was hoping to find some IHPs yesterday. I must not be hunting the right spots for them.

Good luck on your next hunt.
Thanks MDM! The townsite started in 1903, and folded in the mid 1950s after natural gas and oil replaced most of the coal industry. I think I found only one modern coin here, so every signal is game. Pulled out a lot of junk too. My 5 gallon bucket is getting full!

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Very cool finds. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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Thanks Indy!

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+1👍
Thanks MA!

Originally Posted by BuscaPlata View post
Excellent finds congratulations! I Haven't found an IH yet this year
Thanks BP! Finding them earlier than 1900 here is uncommon. Finding them earlier than 1890 is on the rare side. The oldest coin I have found here so far is an 1889 Finnish Pennia.

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Nice finds! I really like those Wyoming Coal Mining Co. tool tags, great local history there!
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Nice finds! I really like those Wyoming Coal Mining Co. tool tags, great local history there!
Thanks LTS!

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Old 06-20-2022, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TommyJay View post
Thanks LTS!
You sure have a nice site to detect! I've read the history of that coal company and have seen some color lithographed postcards from the 1910 era that show the old town. Very nice place to detect.
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
You sure have a nice site to detect! I've read the history of that coal company and have seen some color lithographed postcards from the 1910 era that show the old town. Very nice place to detect.

Like this one? Today we were hunting the house area in the upper left side.

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There are 6 coal townsites here, and we have hunted 2, which has shrunk to 1.5 since a ranch bought up some coal company land. Id love to hunt the oldest, and probably the largest one, but we have not yet sought permission from the landowner. This 1st site that we have been hunting had the 2nd most number of houses. The ranch permission has been a blessing for us!

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Great spot!
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Great spot!
Thank you!

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