Newsletter – July 17, 2018
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The Indian Territory
Treasure Hunters Club
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Finds of the month for June 2018 for the Indian Ter
Treasure Hunters Club of Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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IN MEMORIAM I am a “Boomer” and my father, obscured the cave entrances or, sim-
Coy Harris (1964-1996) whom bestowed in me a love and ply over time, they deteriorated and
Kevin Harris (1965-2013) appreciation for wildlife and the collapsed.
great outdoors, passed away sev-
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I met an archeological professor who
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one story in particular captivated my my dad’s fascinating cave story and
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Treasure, P.O. Box 451589, Grove, OK 74345. All content in this He told me that he and his friends He explained that the caves my
had discovered a series of caves dad discovered as a young boy were
publication is copyrighted. All rights are reserved on the entire along a limestone bluff along the likely Indian “chert” mines. For all
river’s edge. Being young and fear- practical purposes, chert (flint) was
contents: nothing may be reprinted in whole or in part without the less, they crawled into one of the used by the Indians for arrowheads
caves to find out it actually opened and various tools because of its hard-
expressed written permission of the publisher. up into a larger room they could ness.
sit up in. From there another tun-
© 2018 Lost Treasure, Inc.® nel led deeper, also opening into a The professor relayed that, com-
larger space. The caves became an monly, once the chunks of chert
LostTreasure OnLine attraction and subsequent trips they were extracted from the ground (the
brought candles for illumination. limestone caves) they were taken to
http://www.lost treasure.com an area where they were “worked”
When I became a Cub Scout I into easier to handle pieces! It has
believe one of the badge require- been well documented that various
ments was to take a hike with your Indian tribes camped in the area of
dad. I asked dad if he could recall the Rock and Kishwaukee Rivers,
where the caves were, or maybe we as well as the Blackhawk Indian war
could set out on a “hike” to try to during the 1830’s.
find them and he agreed!
Franz Olson, Rockford, Illinois.
What an exciting hike; numer-
ous times my dad commented that [email protected]
we seemed relatively close, but we
could not find any entrances. Likely
the waterline of the river might have
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The Indian Territory
Treasure Hunters Club
The very successful 47th Annual buried 6+ inches deep. The 7 hunters Greg Wicks for driving the targets
Indian Territory Treasure Hunt had a little tougher dig this year due into the ground. The top finishers
was held May 26 & 27 in Sapulpa, to the dry ground, but finding the are those with the most points after
Oklahoma, at the Creek County target was the challenge. Thanks to the 45 minute hunt. And the winners
Fairgrounds. Michael Henson, Shaun Kucera, and were:
According to Terry H: 1st Place with 14 points: Bob
This year’s hunt was another out- Cook – Bartlesville, OK – 5 quarter
standing one. The weather was hot size & 3 dime size.
and humid with bright sunshine, a
little light overcast on Sunday, and 2nd & 3rd Place (TIE) with 5
high temperatures of around 91°. points; 5 quarter size - Mathew
There were 111 entries total in all Fortney, Pawhuska, OK.
the hunts, 96 adult entries, and 15
Kids. Attendees came from 10 states: 2nd & 3rd Place (TIE) with 5
Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, points; 2 quarter size & 1 dime size -
Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Lavern Potuzak, Agenda, KS.
Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. And
also Aruba! This year’s hunt had a Gold & Copper Hunt:
total value of $15,400+ in coins and This hunt was a separate entry
prizes in all of the hunts combined. hunt and drew 42 entries. There were
This hunt has been held annually painted Wheat Cent tokens buried
every year on Memorial Day week- for Mexican 2 Peso Gold Coins.
end since 1972. There were also 1,000 Wheat Cents
Deep Buried Competition Hunt: buried in this hunt.
This is a Competition Hunt where Dollar & Cents Hunt:
the Quarter size targets (1 point) & The Dollar & Cents Hunt was a
the Dime size targets (3 points) are separate entry and drew 42 hunt-
ers were scrambling to find painted
Wheat Cent tokens buried for US
Morgan Silver Dollars. In addition
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there were 1,000 Wheat Cents to won by Pam Cook, Bartlesville, OK. won by Jake Sparks, Tulsa, OK.
dig up. Fisher F44 retail value $399 Fisher F44 retail value $399
Silver Half Dollar Hunt: donated by Fisher Metal Detectors/ made available at a special price by
This was a separate entry hunt and First Texas Products won by Maria Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas
there were 54 entries hurrying to find Bryant, Independence, MO. Products won by Scott Schwinn,
90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Westmoreland, KS.
Dollars that were buried in the field. Fisher F44 retail value $399 made
Buttons & Bows Hunt: available at a special price by Fisher Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer retail
This is a Women Only hunt for Metal Detectors/First Texas Products value $149donated by Fisher Metal
women 16 years old and older. There won by Ronnie Morris, Howe, TX. Detectors/First Texas Products won
were 10 women entered scrambling by Juan Ortegon, Tulsa, OK.
for prize tokens and Mercury Silver Fisher F44 retail value $399 made
Dimes. available at a special price by Fisher Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer retail
Main Coin/Prize Hunt: Metal Detectors/First Texas Products value $149donated by Fisher Metal
The Main Coin/Prize Hunt had won by John Freeman, Sand Springs, Detectors/First Texas Products won
Silver Mercury Dimes & prize tokens OK. by Jason Parsons, Bixby, OK.
buried in it for the entrants to dig.
Total value of the coins and prizes in Fisher F44 retail value $399made Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer retail
the ALL hunts was $15.400+. This available at a special price by Fisher value $149 made available at a spe-
total is the retail value of donated Metal Detectors/First Texas Products cial price by Fisher Metal Detectors/
& purchased prizes and the value of First Texas Products won by James
the coins buried. The value of the Townley, Wichita, KS.
coins & prizes in the Main Hunt was
$11,200+. This is $6,290 above the Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer retail
total of the entry fees collected for value $149 made available at a spe-
the Main Hunt, including late fees! cial price by Fisher Metal Detectors/
All coins and prize tokens buried First Texas Products won by Mathew
in the Main Hunt were Silver. The Fortney, Pawhuska, OK.
prize tokens in the Main Hunt were
number stamped & painted Silver Garrett AT PRO retail value
Dimes & Silver Quarters. There $649.95 donated by American
were 94 entries in the Main Hunt. Detector Distributor, (800) 933-
Some of the big winners in the 2897, won by Juan Ortegon, Tulsa,
Main Coin/Prize Hunt were: OK
Fisher F44 retail value $399 donat-
ed by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Garrett AT PRO retail value
Texas Products, (800) 685-5050, $649.95 made available at a special
price by Garrett Metal Detectors,
(800) 527-4011, won by Russell
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Feature Club cont'd...
Photos courtesy of Shaun Kucera & Jean Dick.
Miller, Wagoner, OK. And for 2018, Gary Young did a by Ken Fanning, Pawhuska, OK.
Garrett ACE 300 retail value Traditional great job on the two days This 47th Indian Territory Treasure
of Kids Hunts. Great prize assort-
$299.95 made available at a special ment and it looked like the kids Hunt was Bob’s 41st Annual Gold
price by Garrett Met. Det. (800) gathered up enough prizes, coins, Coin Raffle and he had a Great Gold
527-4011 won by John Hayworth, and candy to keep them wired for Coin Fundraiser this year! The top
Sapulpa, OK. the whole weekend & maybe a little gold coin was a extremely nice 1882
longer. Thanks again Gary! US $5 Liberty Gold Coin valued at
Garrett Z-Lynk Wireless System $375 donated by John Davis of Tulsa
retail value $149.95 donated by A big Thank You to Gary Carnes Gold & Silver, 6357 E 41st St, Tulsa,
American Detector Distributor (800) for the donation of the Bounty OK 74135, (918) 664-1808. Thank
933-2897 won by Terry Schick, Hunter Tracker PRO Metal Detector you John Davis. The second gold
Midlothian, TX. to the Kids Hunt. And the winner coin was a 1913 US $2.50 Indian
finding the special Angel token was Gold Coin valued at $250.
Garrett Z-Lynk Wireless System Gavin Starr, Wagoner, OK.
retail value $149.95 donated by Bob brought along his “Braggin’
American Detector Distributor (800) Thanks to Gary Young, Jean Dick, Book” of outstanding coins that he
933-2897 won by Jerry Clemons, and the whole Bingo crew for a found over the years mostly relic
Corsicana, TX. job well done this year. We had hunting. Lots of Seated Liberty
75+ playing Bingo Saturday evening coins, Bust Liberty Coins, and many
Garrett AT PRO Pinpointer, retail with us. other type coins. He was continually
value $149.95 made available at a having to wipe slobbers off the pages
special price by Garrett Met. Det. There were cash prizes and donat- of coins.
(800) 527-4011 won by Barry Hart, ed prizes from ITTHC members. The
Bonner Springs, KS. last game was a Blackout game for a We did not get the name of the
Teknetics EuroTek Metal Detector, winner of the 1882 US $5 Liberty
Garrett AT PRO Pinpointer, retail price $259, donated by Chuck Gold coin. If you know the iden-
retail value $149.95 made available Marcum of Indian Nations Detectors tity of the winner please email us at
at a special price by Garrett Met. of Broken Arrow, OK, and was won [email protected]. The winner of the
Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Mark
Gilbert, Chouteau, OK
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1913 US $2.50 Indian Gold Coin year was Teagan Allen from Bonner Fund Raising Raffle. ITTHC mem-
was Paul Allen of Lincoln, Missouri. Springs, Kansas. She not only drew bers work hard to make the hunt one
And again the Good Luck Ticket the ticket, but also read it. of the best and your support makes
Drawer was Teagan Allen of Bonner it easier.
Springs, Kansas. Again, all proceeds from this fund
raiser go back into the next years And again for another year, a big
The 1882 US $5Liberty Gold hunt to cover expenses and as coins thank you to Cathy Young for volun-
Coin winner: Teagan Allen, Bonner and prizes, which helps keep it one teering to head up the concession and
Springs, Kansas. of the best in the country. doing an outstanding job! Thanks to
the Young family and all the rest of
The 1913 US $2.50 Indian Gold Again, thanks to everyone for the kitchen crew that did a great job
Coin winner: Paul Allen, Lincoln, supporting the ITTHC Detector
Missouri. on the concession oper-
ation. Many, many com-
The Detector pliments were given on
Fund Raiser Raffle the quality of the food
was for a Garrett served.
AT MAX Target ID
Metal Detector retail And thanks to all
price $849.95 and was those that volunteered
donated by Garrett time working in the
Metal Detectors, 1881 concession and donat-
W. State St., Garland, ing food, condiments, &
TX 75042, (800) 527- supplies for the conces-
4011. The winner was sion. The menu for both
Willie Wetzel from days provided conve-
Tulsa, Oklahoma. nient, good food for all
attendees. The proceeds
Our Good Luck from the concession go
Ticket Drawer this
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Feature Club cont'd...
to support ITTHC activities all year. bers making prize donations. Competition.
Thanks to Vickie Owens for doing It is a big part of making this hunt Also, thanks to the crew for the
her traditional great job with the reg- one of the best in the country. marking and stringing of the fields.
istration & camping fees collection. An extended thank you to Fisher Thanks go out to all of you club
And again it is the Creek County Metal Detectors, Garrett Metal members and non-club members that
Fair Board that sets the camping fees Detectors, & American Detector were there stringing, burying, re-
for the fairgrounds, not the ITTHC. Distributors for their outstanding burying, helping in the concession,
donations to not only this year’s carrying the trash out, cleanup after
Jim Nobles did his traditionally hunt but also for the many years of the hunt, and much, much more.
great job at dual service on the prize supporting this hunt and the ITTHC.
board and the Buttons & Bows Hunt. And again, for another year, a big
Thanks again Jim. And also a big This kind of support is the reason thank you to Cathy Young for vol-
thanks to all those donating prizes to that the Indian Territory Treasure unteering to head up the concession
the hunt. Hunt is one of the best, if not the best and doing an outstanding job!
hunts in the country year after year.
And a big thank you to the detec- Thanks to the Young family and
tor manufacturers, detector distribu- Thanks again to Michael Henson, all the rest of the kitchen crew that
tors, detector dealers, ITTHC club Shaun Kucera, and Greg Wicks for did a great job on the concession
members, and those non-club mem- running and burying the Deep Buried operation.
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Feature Club cont'd...
Many, many compliments were great job with his Gold Coin Raffle. ing & entering the hunt and support-
given on the quality of the food Some have held these “tradition- ing the activities.
al” positions many years and it is The general meeting of the
Thanks to Gary Young for doing what makes the hunt go so smoothly. ITTHC is held the second Saturday
his traditional great job on the Kid’s of every month, except December,
Hunt and calling Bingo! Many of these folks did many in the Owasso Community Center,
other jobs in preparing for and put- 301 South Cedar Street in Owasso,
Thanks to Jean Dick for getting it ting on this hunt. Oklahoma, at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are
all organized on Saturday, the whole welcome!
crew that helped with checking the And again thanks to all those club
Bingo cards that evening, and all members that put in time on the For more information about the
those that donated prizes. hunt to make it one of the best in the club, log onto the club website at
Thanks to Bob Freeman on his
And thank you to all those attend-
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Tip From the Pros
Focus On Raw Depth
All too often I hear people have trained themselves to ignore down can make the sites you and
demanding more depth from their shallow targets. everyone else has given up on come
detectors and that is the only factor back to life.
that they feel will tilt the odds in While depth is important in open
their favor. areas that have been pounded before Recently I hunted a park in Detroit
or in sites that flood each year caus- that was extremely (and that is an
Some hunters abide by the ing targets to sink, target separation understatement) trashy and it made
approach of not digging anything is often a bigger factor since people for some tough going.
less than 8” or so if you want to dig tend to avoid trashy areas or hunt
the old stuff. too fast and as a result, leave a lot Switching to a smaller coil and
of great finds to be recovered with focusing on a small, well-defined
While this might be good advice some patience. area (surveyor flags are great tools
in a few select areas, it is clearly not for this), I spent a few hours hunt-
a hard and fast rule as in many cases If you have sections of a park, ing the areas I had staked about and
it will ensure you miss finds that the schoolyard or even a military camp- came away with more keepers than
next hunter will find. site that is littered with trash, try other local hunters pull out in a week
focusing your efforts on them and of hunting the park.
I would say that more than 75% see what they still hold.
of my keepers in the last year (older So remember, depth is just one
coins and relics) have been 8” or less We cover hunting high trash in the factor that drives success…I will
but they were in high trash areas. Bootcamps and tricks such as swing- take a detector that recovers faster
ing right-left-right and then move or offers smaller coils to deal with
My wife found an 1884 V nickel ahead the width of your coil, opting the separation issue as in most cases,
at just about 2” deep at the edge of for a smaller coil and rehunting the that is what will make the difference
some bushes earlier this and I pulled area from two different directions as between an average day and a great
out a 1942 Walking Liberty half at well as slowing your sweep speed day.
4” in a site others hunt regularly but
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By Bill Gallagher
One of my all-time favorite films in one of the walls. Into this hole he ing transpired. The monkey’s tan-
is of an African native man surviving then deposited a handful of small trum only increased when the native
in his homeland, a rather inhospi- pebbles. man came back.
table place by my standards, but he
made survival there look easy and I The whole time he was doing this It was pretty obvious the man had
learned a lot. I like learning. he was making sure to take his time done this before. He quickly slipped
so that the monkeys could see him. a looped rope over the monkey’s
One of the most intriguing parts head, effectively capturing him.
of the film showed how this man Once he deposited his pebbles All the while the little simian was
obtained water when he was on a in the hole he walked slowly away going bananas, if you will pardon the
long hunting trek away from his and hid himself. Then, sure enough, expression.
usual haunts. one of the monkeys became curious
enough to go see what the man had The man then freed the monkey’s
As I watched this film I was first put in the termite mound. hand still stuck in the hole in the
astounded, then amazed, because the termite mound.
technique he used was not something Reaching into the hole the mon-
invented last Thursday. key grasped the pebbles with his The poor little creature did not
hand, but now, because he made a have the intellectual wherewithal to
It may have taken thousands of fist to hold the pebbles, he could not just let go of the pebbles, so the man
years to develop, but because it withdraw his hand from the hole in dug around the hole making it large
works it has persisted, in spite of its the mound! enough for the monkey to get his
complexity. hand out.
Oh, what thrashing and squawk-
The first thing this native man The man let the monkey keep the
did when searching for water was to pebbles, though that was no longer a
capture one of the local monkeys, of concern by either party.
which there were many.
Next the man staked the monkey’s
The way he did this was by slowly rope collar to the ground so it could
making his way to one of the large not get away, and then the man
termite mounds in the vicinity. The pulled out a pretty good hunk of salt,
monkeys hang around those places which he gave to the monkey. To
because they eat the termites. many animals salt is a treat and the
monkey ate it all.
This man made a big show out
of walking to one of the termite It was not long before the poor
mounds, then digging a small hole little critter had a visible case of cot-
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tonmouth, which was kind of amus- small drops per gallon, depending find water.
ing to see. on its overall clarity) or tincture of I hope you never reach the extreme
iodine(16 small drops per gallon).
The native man then loosed the Boiling also purifies water, or at where you need to collect dew, but if
monkey and you can guess where least kills possibly harmful microor- you do then don’t hesitate because
our little pal boogied off to first ganisms. you can go a long time without food,
thing. but not without water and dehydra-
Another type of water source tion is not pretty.
That’s right, a local spring that available can be found in what are
was hidden away out of sight so that called soaks, seeps, or sip wells. If you need to collect dew you
only the animals knew where its will have to find a place with water
location was. This is how the man If the ground is moist in a spot it available fairly near the surface, and
located his water, by following the is usually possible to dig down and the plant life should clue you in with
monkey. create a small pool from which water no problem. Do the dew in the early
can be collected for purification, morning. Water produced by humid-
This illustrates the first and then cooking and drinking. ity is generally very pure, almost
maybe the best way to locate good distilled.
water wherever you are while trea- Tea always makes treated water
sure hunting. more palatable. Eskimos use tea in As for deserts, the above rules
their water, which they of course also follow, though there is a marked
Animals are not going to drink collected from ice, or they boil their lack of water, which is why the area
poisoned or tainted water, so if you meat in the water and drink the broth is a desert, of course.
see animal life in your explorations rather than endure the flat taste of
rest assured there is water nearby. boiled water. The fourth way to locate water
has to do with local plant life again,
It is said that in the north it is A third way to find or obtain water but not just as an indicator…as edi-
good to look for moose, because is by observing plant life. If you bles high in water content.
they never stray far from their water are in terrain where you can climb
source, but I think any larger animal higher than the surrounding area it is You will want to find cactus, pref-
is a good indicator there is water pretty easy to see where water comes erably barrel and prickly pear cactus.
within walking distance. close to the surface, because there Many desert animals get most of
will be a lot more plant life and, a lot their water from these two cacti.
Animal trails and droppings are of times, creeks or streams appear as
also good indicators of drinking dark green lines across the surface. If thirst becomes a problem your
water, and many times the trails will body will override your taste buds,
lead right to it. Keep an eye on birds, Anywhere plant life flourishes in believe it. If you’re thirsty enough
too; they will often lead a hunter comparison to the other plants in the that cactus flesh will taste like the
right to good water. vicinity is a place where you will nectar of heaven. Also, the blooms
of most desert wildflowers are edible
Remember, as well, that the high-
er the elevation the more pure the This photo of prickly pear cactus is courtesy of Stan Shebs at https://en.wikipedia.
water is apt to be, and many times org/wiki/Opuntia
can be obtained right from the spring
head. www.LwowswtT.LreoasstTurea.csoumre.NceowmsleJattneur a7r-y172-01188 137
The farther down the stream or
creek, the more tainted the water is
likely to be, although most water
can be purified with Clorox (8-12
and will have moisture in them, too. If you carry three or four large Finally, makeshift cups and other
Any wild berries or other wild black trash bags in your pack they water containers can be made from
can be cut at the edges to form fairly the bark of the birch tree, and most
fruits are many times edible and sizable sheets that can be done in of the Ziploc containers used for
have a large percentage of water as separate collector mechanisms. packaging food today can also be
part of their make-up. used to hold water in a pinch.
The bags do not take up much
In the desert you will be forced room and also can be used as pon- Finally, even the cellophane from
to find alternative sources of water, chos or for just carrying things. a pack of cigarettes will work to hold
although sometimes at elevation in or collect water if needed.
the rocks you can find small springs
if it has been a wet year. I hope this has been helpful and
I sincerely hope you never need the
Again, watching for animal spoor information.
and other activity by the local crea-
tures will lead you to water every Preparation for hunting and camp-
time. ing while treasure hunting is every-
thing, and there is no reason any-
The last way to obtain water, at one should be caught without water,
least as far as this article is con- except because of catastrophe. If the
cerned, is to me the most difficult unexpected happens, then it’s good
way. The method usually takes place to have this information.
in a desert situation and is just an
improved form of dew collecting, Good luck, safe and happy trails
really. to you, and I will look for you in the
A piece of plastic, the bigger the
better, is stretched over a shallow Sources:
hole in the ground which is slightly “Complete Book of Outdoor Lore
smaller than the area of your plastic and Woodcraft,” Clyde Ormond
sheet. The center of the plastic is “Professional Guides Manual,”
then weighted by a small rock in the North Star Guide Association
middle. Personal experience of the author.
The rock goes right on the plastic Plastic bags come in handy for many things when out in the wilderness. This roll
and this forms a low point in the has at least 10 30-gallon bags on it, and it does not take up much room at all. In
plastic, under the rock. In the morn- a pinch it could save lives.
ing dew will gather and run down
into a receptacle you have placed
under the low point/rock.
This actually works pretty well,
and the more plastic you have the
larger your water return.
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Crater of Diamonds’ a hot Saturday to manage the event’s had more than diamonds to search
Prospectors’ Gemboree information table and assist in for during our 24th Annual Treasure
A Big Success! multiple ways with our games. Hunt.
By Waymon Cox
Greetings from Crater of Another popular attrac- Numerous businesses donated
Diamonds State Park! On Saturday, tion at this year’s event was our merchandise and certificates for visi-
June 16, hundreds of people joined 12th Annual Famous Crater tors to win by searching for painted
us in celebrating diamond miners Diamonds Exhibition, sponsored this rocks and bottles hidden throughout
in Arkansas during the park’s 8th year by the Murfreesboro Chamber the park’s diamond search area.
Annual Prospectors’ Gemboree! of Commerce. Diamond Bank also
We couldn’t have hosted this suc- provided bottled water for exhibitors Red painted rocks were redeem-
cessful event without the support of during the day. able for door prizes donated by
our local community. Ace of Diamonds, D&R Marine
Businesses in Murfreesboro Diamond finders and collectors & RV Service, Dino Dig, Farmer’s
and Nashville sponsored each of from around the region volunteered Association of Nashville, Hawkins
our Prospectors’ Gemboree games, to share their time and stories with Variety Store, Ka-Do-Ha Indian
including The Home Improvement our visitors. Village, and Kristen’s Kitchen.
Center of Southwest Arkansas, Pawn
Kings, Little Shamrock Motel, First This year’s exhibitors included As of this writing, all four of our
State Bank of Pike County, Cash Al & Alberta Fling, Sam & Dolly yellow painted bottles remain hid-
Savers of Murfreesboro, and York Johnson, Tim Smith, and Louella den for lucky visitors to find, each
Gary Autoplex. Terrell, of Murfreesboro; Troy redeemable for prizes donated by
Four employees with Diamond Savage, of Antlers, OK; Richard Ace of Diamonds, Caddo Antiques,
Bank also donated their time on Meador, of Midland, AR; Kenny & D&R Marine & RV Service, Dino
Melissa Oliver, of Rosston, AR; and Dig, Farmer’s Association of
Dawn Barnes, of Springdale, AR. Nashville, Futrell Marine, Hawkins
Variety Store, Kristen’s Kitchen,
Beginning on June 16, visitors
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Morning View Retreat, Diamond Digging Contest Kentucky
Murfreesboro Hardware, Sponsored by Home Improvement 3rd place – Myles
On the Square Home Center of Southwest Arkansas
& Floral, Queen of Ages 5 & under Soyez, Argyle, TX
Diamonds, Southern 1st place – Bennie Hicks, Ages 6-9
Dine, Swaha Lodge & Fayetteville, AR 1st place – Max
Marina, Western Auto of 2nd place – Liam Wentz, Franklin,
Nashville, and Western Soyez, Argyle, TX
Sizzlin’ of Nashville. 2nd place – Allie
For more information Fughte, Woodlawn, AR
about prizes remaining 3rd place – Abi Long,
in the Treasure Hunt,
contact the park at 870- Fayetteville, AR
285-3113, or email cra- Ages 10-12
terofdiamonds@arkan- 1st place –
Prospectors’Gemboree Winners Greenwood, AR
More than 800 people celebrat-
ed diamond miners in Arkansas with 2nd place – Keagan
us during our 8th Annual Prospectors’ Melton, Jennings, OK
Gemboree. Visitors of all ages com- 3rd place – Brodie Long,
peted in a variety of fun games to Fayetteville, AR
win prizes during the day. Diamond Toss
Sponsored by Pawn Kings
Ages 5 & under
1st place – Cash Griffin, Bonner
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lover Cleopatra in Egypt and experts Mike. Dad-of-one Mike, a fisherman
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nesses and individuals who came
together to help make our 8th Annual
Prospectors’ Gemboree a success, as
well as the many others who provide
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first-class hospitality for our visitors. at the collection a few years back,
Please join us in thanking them wondering if the tools were part of
for supporting Crater of Diamonds a medicine bundle – a sort of por-
State Park and promoting tourism in table shrine once used by Native
Courtesy of https://craterofdia- The form of the bones and traces
mondsstatepark.us11.list-manage. of black and red pigment showed
com/track/click?u=3f5b84aa265328 them a different story – one that has
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An Australian 1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign, now graded PCGS AU58, was
recovered in 2014 from the SS Central America. Photo credit:
Professional Coin Grading Service www.PCGS.com. Photos courtesy of
Submitted by Len Myers. An 1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign mile steamship voyage required,"
graded PCGS AU58 and even rarer explained Evans.
World Coin Rarities Discovered than the 1855 was discovered.
The finest known Australian 1855 "The Australian Gold Rush that
Sydney Mint gold Sovereign, made “Someone apparently traveled started in 1851 attracted a diverse,
during the first year of that mint’s from Australia to the San Francisco multi-national throng, quickly
operations, was discovered during area with the 1855 and 1856 gold changing the demographics of the
the last expedition to the fabled coins,” Manley revealed. former penal colony. Many among
“Ship of Gold,” the SS Central the international crowd of gold-
America, that sank while sailing to “It is fascinating to think seekers visited both Australia and
New York City in 1857. about how these coins got to San California seeking their fortunes."
Now graded PCGS MS62+, it Francisco. Were they carried by an
is one of 82 sunken treasure world Aussie miner seeking his fortune The vast majority of the more than
gold coins representing 10 different during the California Gold Rush 3,000 gold coins recovered in 2014
countries retrieved in 2014, recently or acquired as winnings in a gold were struck in the United States.
cataloged by the California Gold camp poker game? Those two coins
Marketing Group and now certi- were onboard when the SS Central But the retrieved world gold coins
fied by Professional Coin Grading America went down 161 years ago,” represent an interesting mix of Latin
Service (PCGS). said Manley. American and European coinage in
“The 1855 Sydney Sovereign is addition to the two Australian gold
the equivalent of the U.S. 1854-S "The two Australian coins were pieces.
Half Eagle; both ‘S’ mints, both found in the same area of the sea-
first year of striking. It’s an amazing bed more than 7,000 feet below the Here are the countries and the
discovery,” stated Dwight Manley, surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the number of recovered coins from
managing partner of the California coast of the Carolinas," explained each: Australia (2 coins); Bolivia
Gold Marketing Group. Bob Evans. (1); Federal Republic of Central
He compared the rarity and his- America (1); Costa Rica (3); France
torical significance of the recovered Evans was the chief scientist on (20); Great Britain (41); Mexico (5
Australian coin to one of only four the 1980’s missions that first located including 3 contemporary counter-
known surviving 1854 $5 denomina- and recovered a portion of the fabu- feits), Netherlands (6); Peru (2); and
tion gold coins made during the San lous SS Central America treasure and Spain (1).
Francisco Mint’s first year. then assisted with the 2014 recovery.
Among the other notable world
"Communication, commerce, coins recovered in 2014 and now cat-
and travel between California and aloged are: Great Britain 1852 Queen
Australia were fully developed dur- Victoria Sovereign with Arabic 1,
ing the 1850s, in spite of the 7,500- PCGS MS63+; Great Britain 1855
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coins on the ship? Bowers explained:
"In San Francisco in 1857 all
sorts of foreign gold coins were legal
"Back then, the Australian
Sovereigns and the other recovered
gold coins were not of any particular
notice or importance, but today they
are numismatic treasures!"
The SS Central America was a
280-foot long, three-masted side-
wheel steamship carrying tons of
California gold that had been shipped
from San Francisco to Panama when
The finest known 1855 Sydney Mint Australian Sovereign, now graded she sank in a September 1857 hurri-
PCGS MS62+, was discovered recently among the coins recovered in 2014 cane during a voyage from Aspinwall
from the SS Central America. Photo credit: Professional Coin Grading Service (now Colón), Panama to New York
The loss of the gold cargo was
Queen Victoria Sovereign, PCGS ered SS Central America gold dust a major factor in the economically
MS62; and two Great Britain 1856 in a separate compartment. The devastating financial panic of 1857
Queen Victoria Sovereigns, one insert label includes a statement of in the United States.
graded PCGS MS62, the other PCGS authenticity hand-signed by Evans.
The California Gold Marketing
MS61. In the coming weeks, additional Group LLC of Brea, California
Also now certified are Costa highlights of the recently exam- acquired the 2014 treasure from Ira
Rica 1855 JB 1/2 Escudo, PCGS ined and certified treasure will be Owen Kane, Receiver for Recovery
MS63; France 1854-A Napoleon III revealed.
Limited Partnership and Columbus
5 Francs, PCGS MS61 and France A complete inventory of U.S. and Exploration, LLC in a court-
1855-A Napoleon III 20 Francs, world coins and assayers’ ingots approved transaction in November
PCGS MS61; Mexico 1852-Go 8 recovered in 2014 will be listed in an 2017.
Escudos, PCGS MS61; Netherlands upcoming book, America’s Greatest In 1999, the group acquired all of
1840 (u) King Willem I 10 Gulden, Treasure Ship: The SS Central the available treasure that was recov-
PCGS MS63+; and Spain King America, The Second Journey, by Q. ered in the 1980's.
Ferdinand VII 1809-S Draped Bust David Bowers and Manley.
Courtesy of http://www.coinnews.
2 Escudos, PCGS AU50, the oldest- It will be published by the net/2018/06/19/world-coin-rarities-
dated gold piece recovered from the California Gold Marketing Group discovered-in-sunken-ss-central-
famous ship. later this year.
"It’s kismet that one of the recov- Why were there dozens of world Submitted by David Hyde.
ered coins from the SS Central
America, an 1835 2 Escudos,
was from the Central America
The Federal Republic of Central
America was a sovereign state
between 1823 and 1841 compris-
ing at times part of what is now
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, southern Mexico and
Each of the PCGS-certified world Among the 82 world gold coins recently cataloged from the 2014 recovery of
coins now is encapsulated in spe- sunken treasure from the SS Central America was this Great Britain 1852 Queen
cially-produced and labeled hold-
Victoria Sovereign with Arabic 1, now graded PCGS MS63+. Photo credit:
ers that contain a pinch of recov-
Professional Coin Grading Service www.PCGS.com
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Wisconsin. The Midstate Metal go to www.bdthc.org or e-mail trea- geology, panning, GPS, and metal
Detector Club’s 22nd Annual Open [email protected] or phone Byard detecting. Fun activities benefit the
Hunt and State Championship at Derr (215) 536-0796, George Walko camps. For more information, log
the Deer Trails Park Campground. (570) 287-3602, or Ron Denman onto https://www.facebook.com/
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SEPTEMBER est to detectorists. There will be raf- Austin Metal Detecting Club’s Open
1st – 2nd – Chaffee, New York. fles, drawings and a gift basket and Hunt at Old Settlers RV Park, 3300
The Federation of Metal Detector merchandise auction. Visit www. E. Palm Valley Blvd. This event
and Archaeological Clubs’ Northern gvts.org or contact John Howard will have 5 separate hunts with
Region Hunt at the former Earl’s at 34 Bayberry Lane, Rochester, many prizes, including detectors
Country Park (across from Pioneer NY 14616 or jwhoward@rochester. and assorted gear. For a hunt flyer,
Motorsport), 12139 Olean Road (Rt. rr.com please visit www.amdconline.com.
16). This is an open hunt/FMDAC For more information, contact Jim
not required. Four hunts each day 29th – Annapolis, Maryland. Lawhon at [email protected]
plus a night hunt. 100% of entry Silver Frenzy V Open Hunt, spon-
fees go in the ground. Free on site sored by the Maryland Artifact 2019
camping for self-contained units, no Recovery Society at Sandy Point FEBRUARY
hookups. Go to FMDAC.org or the State Park. Contact Tim Streaker at 8th – 10th – Quartzsite, Arizona.
FMDAC Facebook page, or contact (410) 241 9480 or trstreak@gmail. The Quartzsite AZ Gold Show at the
Northern Region Director Debbie com or log onto marsdetecting.org QIA Bldg., 235 N Ironwood, Friday
Buxton at [email protected] for more information. – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $5 Admission good
7th – 8th – Penticton, British 30th – Annapolis, Maryland. for all three days. Vendors inside
Columbia. The Okanagan Treasure Treasure 2018 Open Hunt, spon- and out selling & demonstrating
Hunters Club’s 10th Annual Hunt sored by the Maryland Free State equipment, nuggets, jewelry, coins
at Sudbury Beach. Friday Fun Hunt Treasure Club at Sandy Point State and more. Speakers, demonstrations,
in the dark and Saturday will have Park. For more information, con- Q&A for detectors and other equip-
three hunts. There will also be a tact Gary Pennington at (410) 440- ment. Door Prizes include nuggets,
special hunt with many prizes - sil- 2881 or gary[email protected] or detectors and more. Contact Richard
ver, detectors, pin pointers - and a log onto marylandfreestateclub.com Trusty at QuartzsiteAZGoldShow@
fantastic Silent Auction. For more gmail.com or phone (651) 587-6136
info, e-mail Jo-Anne Birch, Hunt OCTOBER or (928) 927-5479 for vendor info,
Chairman, at okanagantreasurehunt- 6th – Cullman, Alabama. 45th or log onto QuartzsiteAZGoldshow.
[email protected] Annual Deep South Treasure Hunt, com
sponsored by the Warrior Basin
16th – Lathrop, Missouri. The Treasure Hunters Association MARCH
Mo-Kan Search and Recovery (WBTHA) at Smith Lake Park, 416 9th – Deming, New Mexico. The
Club’s 42nd Annual Open Hunt, rain County Road 385. Hunts will include Deming Gem and Mineral Society’s
or shine, will include four hunts; all Silver Bonanza Hunt, Dollar Bill (DGMS) first annual Metal Detector
fees go in the ground or for prizes. Hunt, Relic Hunt, and Main Hunt. Competition Hunt at 10 a.m. at
Sponsored by the Mo-Kan Search Between hunts there will be raffles, the Luna County Fairgrounds, in
and Recovery Club of Kansas City, etc. See the flyer at www.wbtha.com. conjunction with the 54th annual
Missouri. Visit http://mokansrkc. For more info, call David Scales Deming Gem and Mineral Show,
com to download the hunt flyer. For (205) 529-8955, or e-mail Ds5584@ March 7-10. There will be many
more info, contact Mark Bryant aol.com prizes awarded during the detecting
(816) 809-6794 or mbryant4343@ competition, including gold coins,
yahoo.com 27th – Irving Texas. The 44th meteorite specimens, hand crafted
Annual Open Hunt hosted by the jewelry, cash prizes and more. Entry
22nd – 23rd – Java Center, New Lone Star Treasure Hunters Club, fee is $20 per metal detectorist. All
York. The 20th Annual International rain or shine. Contact Robert Jordan proceeds support the DGMS Rock
Hunt Extravaganza sponsored by the at (972) 839-6647 or at bobby.jor- Club. Contact Bill Gallagher, lux-
Genesee Valley Treasure Seekers [email protected] or visit the Club’s [email protected], (575) 313-6660
at the Beaver Meadow Family website at www.lonestartreasure.org for more. http://www.thedgmsclub.
Campground. Plenty of silver and for information. com/
tokens planted for each hunt and
prizes include detectors, gold coins, NOVEMBER E-mail upcoming events to manag
silver coins and other items of inter- 10th – Round Rock, Texas. The [email protected]
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