Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3/13/13 Report - Some Silver Finds & More

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Remains of Dug Silver Coin and Nice Floral Silver Ring
The floral ring to the right is nearly black but in very good shape.

On the other hand, there is no chance of telling what the coin is.

Below is the coin that I mentioned digging in a previous post a day or two ago.

So far the only guess I received on yesterday's mystery object is ear ring.  I considered that a possibility myself, but if that is the case I don't see the reason for the opening on the center bar near the big circle that I pointed out.  Also, if there was a post or means of attachment, it appears that it has been broken off.  From the look of the object, something could have been broken off at either end.

The black of the mystery object in yesterday's post was referred to as onyx.  That may or may not be the case.  Besides onyx, jet and black glass have been used for jewelry for a long time.  They have a similar appearance, but you can learn to tell the difference. 

Jet was used very commonly in the Spanish Colonial days.  I did a post on that one day.  There are some tests.

Here is a link that will tell you more about the differences.

The skeletal remains of a colonial era ship was recently revealed after a storm on a beach in Maine. It has evidently appeared at least a couple of times before in the past when storms removed sand from the beach.

Here is the link for more about that wreck.

People often think that things was up onto the beach when they have actually been there all along but appear when they are uncovered by moving sand.

Be careful.   One treasure hunter got lost while seeking a $2 million worth of gold and jewels that was said to be buried by a Santa Fe antiquities trader and ended up spending the night in the cold.

Heavily Crusted Silver Coin
Can anyone tell me about the memorial in the dunes by the beach walk-over at John Brooks Park?  Did someone drown there recently?

Here is the stubborn silver coin I mentioned the other day.  After a long time in an acid bath, no progress.  That crust is the most stubborn that I've encountered. 

It is the size of a dime.  Can't see any detail at all yet.

Send me any ideas you have on yesterday's mystery object.  Also photos of finds.

The wind is from the north today.  That could result in more cuts than the higher surf, which, by the way, is not down around five feet.

I had a couple signals yesterday from targets that I was unable to recover.  I'll wait a couple more days and try again when the surf decreases some more. 

Timing is important.  Sometimes you get there too late and sometimes too early. 

The next couple of days the surf is predicted to decrease some more.

Happy hunting,