Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5/8/12 Report. Whatzits & Vero Field of Fossils

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

Mystery Item Found in Surf by Fisherman

This cup has a diameter of 2.5 to 3 inches.  The metal hasn't yet been determined, but it is not thought to be gold.

These are fairly good photos.  Of course it is always easier when you can personally see, hold and touch an item.

I'm posting it in the hope that some one has some ideas about it.  I'd like to receive any and all thoughts.  I've requested a little more information, including where it was found.

I've received a fair amount of correspondence lately.  Despite the summer conditions, it seems there is a lot of activity.  People like to get out in this weather.  It's not my type of weather, but a lot of people do go to the beach and boating. 

I received one request for assistance in finding a lost item.  I'm sure there is a lot being lost.  Hot weather, sun tan lotion, taking a dip - it all results in things being lost.

178 glass plate negatives from the early 20th century were found in the archives of a historical association.   Neat stuff.

Here is the link to that story.


There is so much sitting around in basements that I think archaeologists would make more amazing discoveries if they just studied old collections.

It is really disturbing how often contributed artifacts end up missing.

I happened to notice yesterday on TV how a NASA intern stole a million dollar moon rock.  And there was an internet story about an "amateur" archaeologist that got stuck in hole and required an expensive rescue operation to get him out.  I guess the moral of that story is be careful.

And other big local news - there was good TV news coverage of the Vero fossil field where the Old Vero Man bones were found.   If you haven't read about it before, some very significant finds come from there.

Here is the link.


Ken A. wrote and said he thinks the Wabasso eBay mystery object that I showed a couple of days ago might be a butt plate. 

I made a mistake the other day concerning that item.  It is iron.

Treasure Coast Beach Detecting Forecast and Conditions.

Not much has changed lately.  Seas are running down around two feet.  That will change however this weekend, when seas will reach up above five feet, if the  predictions are correct.  Of course, I don't expect that to cause a change in my beach conditions rating, but it could help stir up things a little.

That is about all there is to look forward to.  

Remember, my beach conditions rating scale is for finding shipwreck treasure coins.  Even though chances of that are slim right now, you can find other things, such as modern items and iron and other miscellaneous things.   There is a lot of sand, but there are also things being lost and things being stirred up.

Happy hunting,