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Irons ongoing MD finds thread

Discussion in 'PM's - Coins - Numis - Base Metals' started by Irons, Jan 22, 2012.



  1. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Mostly new on here. . . aabling.gif
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Beaches are all cleaned out for now, so we went mushroom hunting!

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    oldgaranddad Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    Yellow Morel?
     
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  4. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Close enough, we call the early ones black. Later in the season big white ones come out.
    I will try to get a picture of one of those too.

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    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    I am NOT going to trust my knowledge of fungi to pick wild stuff.
    Toad stool paranoia. I've seen how early farmers would smash up toad stools and pour raw milk on them in a pan or bucket and use that to kill flies and other pesky vermin.
    REMEMBER, It only took one guy to eat a bad fungi and die for the rest of humanity say "Don't Eat That One".

    Hell the only way I eat mushroom are commercially grown, and baked in as toppings on my All Meats and Cheese + Green Peppers PIZZA w/ light sauce ( NO Friggin' ANCHOVIES either)
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Morel mushrooms are probably the easiest wild mushroom to positively identify along with being one of the hardest to find.
    True Morels are a complete hoop when you cut them in half. False morels are a cap and stem. That's it, no gray area.

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  7. TAEZZAR

    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Mushroom hunting is the best walking exercise that I know of !!!
    Get a book on mushrooms that is for you area. For the West Coast, "All That The Rain Promises & More" by David Arora, it fits in your pocket & has great color photo's, is the best for me.

    Chanterelles are a very close second for identification & FAR easier to find, but, of course, not as good to eat (but still good). Both have "false" types but no big deal.

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    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Thanks Irons but I aint falling for it. What if you are having a dyslexic moment and got the fungi confused in the photos?
     
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    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Nice words for a TOMBSTONE.
     
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    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    :dduck:

    I have been POISONED in restaurants many times, but NEVER by a shroom.
    Like I said, a good book will educate you.
    Also "local knowledge" is really good.
     
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    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Around here we got Toad Stools and these fungi that look like somebody put a Frisbee in the side of the hardwood tree.

    I knew there was DANGER our DOT went RED
     
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  12. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Got my new hi tech scoop today with carbon fiber handle. Entire scoop weighs in @ 4.1 pounds.
    Full lifetime warranty on both the scoop and handle through Sunspot tooling in Detroit. Incredible workmanship!

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    oldgaranddad Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    I hope you have to send it back for warranty work because you scooped up the mother lode...and it broke!:winking:

    Use it in great health!
     
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    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I hope it picks up tons of magnetic booty. Then breaks.............
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Damn Smoothie I can almost see the heavy Gold wedding rings rattling around in that massive stainless steel basket!
    Gold rings make a very specific sound in there when shaking the sand out of a scoop.
    Snif... it's beautiful!

    ...................................:2 thumbs up:
     
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    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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  17. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Challenge accepted. . .:blond:

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  18. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Thank you sir! I figured it was about time I used some of my finds to buy myself the worlds best scoop.
    I may need another one with a 5 foot handle too.

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  19. stAGgering

    stAGgering Silver Miner Seeker

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    Sir Au Irons,

    I have been a detectorist for about a decade.
    Love the relics and silvers and odd things like 1828 5 decimos from Argentina or 12 daguerrotype photos and such.
    Do not chase clad, just old coinage and relics.
    In doing so the alumigold numbers come up frequently, enough that I do not dig those pull tabs and rose plant tags and other crap.
    Far to many when combining that with acidic soil, could be a silver, but most likely IRON signal,
    skip it unless persistent tone of shininess refuses to give up... damn square nails.
    Well, I dug my first.
    You know, the sound, the smell, the glistening from darkened soil.
    GOLD !
    Nice makers mark no K marking old wedding band, specific gravity weight tested 14K 3.95g.
    Was right next to the barn and rang up funny on the E-trac, and the pinpointer tried to lose it repeatedly.
    Which was just like the next day, when I dug an 18K 4.96g in separate county in front of early 1700's house, WHAT !
    Kinda like your gold fishing I thought.
    With it though; 1828 5 decimos, 1825 large cent poor condition, 1843 Nova Scotia "One Penny" token brass and XF condition,
    1880 IHP XF, & $1.23 in clad which is unusual, but found a pile of some in one hole.
    The feeling is so worth it. Not enough to dig 12-03 >09 or 12-24 > o8... screw aluminum.
    On to the gold coins, next on the bucket list, after flowing hair silver dollar.
     
  20. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Some random Gold finds from 2016.................

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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    7-19-16- (1)rs.jpg RS4.jpg rs4.jpg rs3.jpg rs3.jpg rs3c.jpg rs7.jpg
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Thanks for adding to my thread I love reading about peoples treasure hunting adventures! Feel free to add pictures we love pictures.
    A Gold coin is on my dream list too and unfortunately will probably stay there for a long time. The really old places in Michigan are long since paved over and/or turned to ghetto. Also folks here were weaned off real money pretty early and were using paper while most of the states out west were still refusing paper and demanding hard money. Folks here did use Gold coin like travelers checks when traveling though so the possibility is there.
    I keep my hopes up when hunting old resort areas. Maybe one of these days I will truly get lucky!

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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    GOLD #15 2017

    Got a nice 10k school ring and a bunch of crusty silver today. I'm bummed I forgot my camera because this is the first Gold in my new scoop.
    Ah well next time. Thanks for looking and good pirating out there folks!


    :2 thumbs up: rs1.jpg rs2.jpg rs3.jpg
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    GOLD #16 2017

    Gold #2 for the Stealth 990IX! And I had my camera this time! [​IMG]

    Nice day in the old lake, water is wetsuit warm but the gloves are because I got swimmers itch in this lake last spring so bad on my wrists I wanted to take a cheese grater to my own skin.
    Ugh, when the beaches are full of people in the water I'll consider the danger is past. [​IMG]

    2 firsts too. First ring on a necklace and first time I have ever seen the hallmark "Orange Blossom". I hope I see more it's a beautiful ring.

    Thanks for looking and following along. You too Smooth! [​IMG]


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    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Refreshing.

    Hey irons, did you post last years totals?
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    You know what I never did. I have to update my career total too. Damn, work man.

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    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    "Orange Blossom" sounds gay.................
     
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    spinalcracker On a mail train. Seeker

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    It's that Orange Blossom special bringing my Baby back......
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    GOLD #17 2017

    I guess it was pendant day over at Lake Michigan today. With the water level so high what was dry sand for the last 49 years is now under water.
    There are cuts and holes now where there was 8 feet of dry sand. Going to be an interesting summer for treasure hunting!
    2 grams of 14k I'll take it! . . . :2 thumbs up:


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