Monday, September 10, 2012

9/10/12 Report - Waiting for the Wind to Shift & Gold and Gem Stones From the Beach

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

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I mentioned the other day that the number of surfers and other beach goers recently should provide some new finds on the beaches.  That has proven true.  Here is one example.

There is a large variety of things to be found now.  I've seen everything from Native American pot shards, to black glass shards and fossils as well as modern items.

I saw one piece of Native American pottery in a shell pile that a person had stepped on and broke.  Nothing unique or anything, but still unfortunate.   99% of the public would not have noticed it.

I also saw a large piece of what is called black glass.  Black glass can be quite old.  When you look through it when there is a bright background, you will see that it is actually olive green rather than black.  Sometimes you can see some nice big air bubbles that show it was hand blown.

Ceramics and glass shards are two of the first signs that you will see that indicate that  a site has been heavily used in the past.  After that are iron items, including nails, spikes etc.

It helps if you learn to tell something about the age of thins such as glass and nails

I heard of one person who had his metal detector stolen from his car.  Just a warning.   Be careful.

Oh, and while I'm thinking of it, if you take electronics to the beach with you, don't put them in a container that will overheat in the sun.  I've found that some clear plastic waterproof boxes will heat up in the sun to the point that some electronic devices will be ruined.

Michael and Leslie are both well north of us now and not of much interest anymore.   There is however a new tropical depression forming in the mid-Atlantic that we'll need to keep an eye on.   It has a ninety percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours and appears to be moving directly west, towards the West Indies at this point.

We'll have three to five foot seas today, and not much change for a week or so.  Just a little variation. 

I'm most interested in what, if anything, will happen when the wind shifts this afternoon and starts coming out of the north and northeast.   I'm not really expecting much at this point, but will have to wait and see.

Low tide this evening is around 10:40 PM.

Happy hunting,