The ring a gold woman's wedding band I found when I was playing outside when I was 3 years old I took it to my Mom and she put it up until I was older, The st. Christopher medal I found when I was swimming in the river saw something shiny while I was under water It was lying in the river gravel on the bottom I just grabbed it up , they have been laying up in a jar of old silver coins all theses years at my Mothers I got them when I got my quarter . Thought all might like to see a little gold shine !
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I do have a metal detector here is a couple of coins I have found. Left to right -A 1877 20 sen I found working an old house foundation up on the south fork of the Little Red River ,a silver topaz ,a small emerald that I found digging out east in North Carolina , and a 1923 Mercury Head dime can't recall where I found that thing, dug it up some place .
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Post by bellosthemighty on Aug 9, 2018 17:05:05 GMT -5
Some of you might remember an old ARG called Perplex City. It ran for three years, and culminated in a buried treasure hunt. The treasure was a metal cube redeemable to the organizers for a $200,000 prize.
What I didn't know until now was that the winner wrote an article for a fansite about finding the treasure. It's worth a read. A few bits that jumped out at me:
Not until the very end, Sunday lunchtime, was I digging for the Cube. Up until then I was digging for evidence of disturbed ground. Archaeology in Britain is based largely on the ability to detect holes that were dug and refilled anything up to 3000 years ago. Compared with that, finding a three-year-old hole is not the hardest of tasks.
I’ve several times likened PXC to a long-distance cycle race where the competitors mosey along in a big, easy group for most of the time, not racing each other, a different person occasionally taking on the responsibility of going out the front. Then, near the end, everyone sprints like mad to the finish.
It wasn’t 10m from the post, it was slightly further – practically a continuation of the line I’d just investigated, exactly where you’d end up burying something if you walked 10m, stopped, and leaned forward to start digging.