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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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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)
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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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)
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.

Morel mushrooms are probably the easiest wild mushroom to positively identify along with being one of the hardest to find.
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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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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Nice words for a TOMBSTONE.
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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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Around here we got Toad Stools and these fungi that look like somebody put a Frisbee in the side of the hardwood tree.

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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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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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I hope it picks up tons of magnetic booty. Then breaks.............
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!

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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!
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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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.
 

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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.
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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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!


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GOLD #16 2017

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


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.


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!


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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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GOLD #18 2017

Drove 2 hours north from my cabin to a lake I absolutely love hunting. When I'm retired I'm going to camp there for an entire summer just looting the heck out of this historic old treasure trove. Very famous old village and lake. Hemingway spent his summers there.

No old silver coins this time but who cares, plenty of sterling jewelry and a nice 7 gram 14k money band.

Thanks for looking! You too Smooth!

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GOLD #19 2017



After 5 years of storage in my pole barn I decided it was time to get my boat out again. I bought this wonderful boat brand new in 1998 and we damn near lived on it every season for 14 years. Then with treasure hunting and riding our motorcycles it just wasn't getting used much anymore.

I have pretty much cleaned out all the areas I can walk to in a lot of lakes, so it was time to step it up and bring out the boat!


Now we'll be cruising to new beaches only reachable by boat in comfort.


Today we cruised around making sure everything was working right and running some good treated premium fuel through the engine and we stopped at a beach that has a lot of traffic in the summer. And apparently it got a lot of traffic many years ago too.
Just poking around for 10 minutes or so I got a little clad, an old dairy token good for 1 pint and a gorgeous old white Gold signet ring.

Totally unmarked but tested good for 14k and 4 grams.


Thanks for looking and good hunting out there ya Pirates!!


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GOLD #20 2017

PIRATE.GIF


Lake Michigan loves messing with me. When I was there last week the water was warming nicely and I was OK in a summer weight wetsuit. Well, there has been a few days of winds from the North so when I got there today and strode boldly to the water I was in for a big surprise.

It was cold. Teeth chattering cold. Holy cats did I miscalculate. Cold.

So I walked the shallows for a while recovering junk with my legs freezing and my top half overheating. YeeHaa!


Being stubborn and not too bright when I saw what looked like a cut out in the water a ways I headed on out there. And there was targets!
Not many it was a small cut but it was enough. After a few green quarters and nickels I got that smooth, mellow, round sounding mid tone that just suggests Gold on the AT Pro. Solid 64 on the readout too.

This time it was Gold! A very worn but very bright 5.1 gram 18k moneyband!


Thanks for looking folks and good hunting out there!


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GOLD #21 2017


Scored a little Golden cutie at a lake I hunt often. I have pretty much cleaned this lake out but my wife likes it because it's great for dog walking.
I like it because it's a beautiful place to hunt even if there aren't many targets anymore.

Going after deep iffy signals scored me a little .8 gram Gold pendant.

Got a merc dime too.

Good luck and good hunting out there Ya' Pirates!


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Pretty cool little gold pendant.
Makes me wonder how old is it.
Who made it. Who bought it and why.
And how did it end up in the lake and when.
If only the gold could talk.
Laser cut so not too old. I always wonder what the person looked like when I find personal items like that.
When I find really old stuff like rings and barrettes I wonder not only what they looked like, but what they were seeing when they looked around so many years ago.
Standing in the exact same spot I am standing in now.

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Gold is fascinating. How an object can sit at the bottom of the ocean for hundreds of years and be in the nearly exact appearance as the day of its descent. Looking fresh as ever..