Have you ever had one of those spots that no matter what machine you take you still seem to find something that makes you want to come back? Well this is one of those spots.
Robo99 came up to Oklahoma today to do a little detecting.. We were really coinhunting and he had a great find, but I ended up finding more relics than coins. He brought the SE and had coil issues so he used my E-Trac coil to test. I used the Deus. We hunted one spot that was a waste of time. I did manage a 42 wheat but, a few clad was it. So we moved to a spot where I had done really well last year and hit the backyard. After hunting there all day, I think that someone had cherry picked it before us but, we still came out with some goods..
My first find of the yard was this pocket watch or stopwatch.
I found another wheat and it was a 1919.
I found 3 nickels, a 41 Jeff, and two no date buffs.
While Robo was making his find of the day, I had a large piece of iron that was covering a lot of area so I wanted to dig it up to make sure there wasn’t any good targets being covered by it.. It has to be my biggest cool relic in a while..
This thing measures 16 1/2 inches from tip to blade end…
and the blade length was 5 1/2 inches. This thing is massive
There is and interesting story from the early days of Durant. Just across the street from where we were at was the scene of a grizzly murder. A Jewish's couple's daughter was murdered in the house. The killer(s) left the scene, and fled down the street and headed to a house that was being built at the time. The workers the next day found a set of bloody clothes in what was then the basement. The mother was so distraught that she burned her home down, and it was later rebuilt. Now I don't know if they know what the murder weapon was or if it was found.. The yard I found it in was an orchard at the time and no house sat there..Due to the rust and the way it the cleaver was broke down I would think it had been in the ground for quite a while, possibly at the time of the murder....
After finding that, I found several other relics, including this pocket watch back(doesn’t fit the other).
Also a piece of Durant’s history with this token….Robo99 said this explained the bankers hours saying.. they usually work till about 10 then go home..lol
And this cub scout button
We had fun didn’t find alot of coins, but some good laughs and am ready to hunt again… Hope you enjoyed the read..