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page 17 — Favorite Finds


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11 THers' News

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The Metal DetectingAssociation of call (360) 275-6123. 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair,
Washington (MDAW) Membership The Metal Detecting Association Washington. 
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24th at Green Diamond (formerly of Washington was started to pro- Officers:
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ists from communities across the detecting in this state are unique to Board members: Jim Redfearn,
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able to treasure hunt as much as I
would have liked – I’m sure that’s
true for most of us.

Though I am not without the finds
that keep one coming back for more,
I am always looking for places that
have the possibility to surprise.

I am relocating soon and my Dad
made a suggestion that seemed to
hold the possibility for a few good

Besides beaches, Hawaii is known
for its outdoor lifestyle and beautiful
hiking trails; there are over 100 hikes
on Oahu alone. The state has one of
the highest rainfalls on the planet, so
there are a lot of waterfalls.

Dad suggested that I take my
detector to one of them and see what

Enjoying a rest after a chance to treasure hunt in

When people think of treasure stumble across the right place that Scott working a hopeful collection
hunting Hawaii, tropical breezes, is secretly hiding a Rolex watch or point for finds.
warm golden sunshine and beautiful diamond encrusted engagement ring.
sandy beaches come to mind.
For me, part of the inspiration to
It’s only fair, after all. There is a hunt the beaches of Hawaii was an
beach named “Sandy Beach” on the article my Dad sent me.
island of Oahu.
It was the December 1980 issue
On any given afternoon, and any of Lost Treasure and tells of John
given beach, one may find someone Eulgem’s finds while on vacation to
swinging a detector. the very same shores. After reading
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ily friend was on honeymoon and,
while the couple was enjoying a
secluded waterfall, the husband lost
his wedding band.

I knew that I would need to
carry a fair amount of gear to the
waterfall, so I didn’t want to pick a
particularly lengthy hike that would
wear me out before I got to swing
the detector.

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I brought 6 pounds of weight,
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Most importantly, I broke down
my MineLab Excalibur underwater
detector into its smallest dimensions
so that all of my equipment would
fit nicely in a backpack.

Once I arrived at the waterfall it
was time to set up my equipment
and get to work.

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Finds 1.05-Carat the jewelry set one day in a local accomplished her goal. She quickly
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By Betty Coors the building’s ceiling suddenly col- rushed to the Diamond Discovery
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Deborah Miller was on a special pile of rubble.
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of Diamonds State Park on Labor They were both rescued, but replacement for her lost diamond
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the English pea-sized gem sparkling Forgotten 200-year-old
on top of the soil on Labor Day Pub and Artifacts Discovered

A glass milk bottle marked “Ardwick,” a porcelain sink unearthed on the dig,
and a glass bottle from “John Dyson, Clayton.” Photos courtesy of http://www.
news/port-street-pub-building-site-11221280 Newsletter 10-4-16 11

THers' News continued...
Under Building Site Archaeologists made the discov-
Untouched bottles of brandy are ery of untouched bottles of booze
among the haul from the former and personalized crockery contain-
Astley Arms - which is set to be ing the former landlord’s name.
the site of a 13-story skyscraper
A 200-year-old underground pub has The find came during work to
been discovered in Manchester city prepare for the building of a 13-sto-
center - along with bottles of brandy. rey skyscraper on the corner of Port
Street and Great Ancoats Street.

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James Alderson, site developer of
Mulbury City which is carrying out
the build, told the M.E.N.:

“A lot of bottles have been found,
maybe around 20. And three or four
of them are full of brandy.

“We opened the cork on a few and
you can still smell it. It’s amazing
knowing there’s so much history at
this site and it’s really exciting.

"I never expected this kind of
thing to be found but we are really
fascinated by it all.

"Part of Manchester’s vast history
is being captured in these findings,
which is really interesting.”

“It really takes you back to the
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THers' News continued...
Historians say The Astley Arms his descendants now lives in Texas.
pub was renamed to the Paganini Some of the finds on the building site: “It’s nice to be able to connect it
Tavern in 1840 by Thomas Inglesent. From left, a stoneware bottle from J
Moorhouse & Co, Hulme; a crockery directly to living people and their
By the 1850’s it was back as the set bearing the name of the Astley families.”
Astley Arms, remaining open until Arms and its first landlord, Thomas
1928 as a Cornbrook house. Evans; and a glass bottle with the logo He said pottery dated back to the
early 1800s and several of the bottles
The building was partially rebuilt of a workman’s arm. would have been later towards the
in 1986, but later demolished. 1900’s.
Aidan Turner, supervisor at the site
and senior archeologist, said it was The development will create 135
exciting to be able to link the find- apartments and shops on the site
ings to living people today. just at the junction of Great Ancoats
Street and Port Street. It is expected
He said: “We found pottery and to be finished by the end of 2017.
bottle from the Astley Arms which
actually has the name of the propri- Some of the items recovered from
etor Thomas Evans, and the name the site will be put on display in the
of the pub written on it, so it must Museum of Science and Industry.
have been a commissioned piece for But it’s not yet known what will hap-
the pub. pen to the bottled brandy.

“It’s brilliant because you can Courtesy of http://www.manches-
suddenly connect it to the local peo-
ple in the area. We looked online manchester-news/port-street-pub-
about his family history and one of building-site-11221280

Submitted by Len Myers. Newsletter 10-4-16 13

THers' News continued...
Pagan God ‘Caught’ 55, made the remarkable Bronze
In River By Fisherman Age “catch” when he dipped his net
The “very distinctive expression in the Dudet River near his home in
of ferocity and rage” has never been Tisul, Kemerovo region, on a fishing
seen before among ancient Siberian expedition for tench and carp. 
statuettes, say experts.
Fisherman Nikolay Tarasov, Instead of a fish, he netted a
strangely shaped stone - a fossilized

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figurine - the catch of a lifetime.
“I was about to throw it back in

the water - but at the last second I
looked at it more closely,” he said. 

“And I saw a face. I stopped and
washed the thing in the river - and
realized it wasn’t a stone of an
unusual shape, as I thought earlier -
but a statuette.”

It has almond shaped eyes, a large
mouth with full lips, and a ferocious
facial expression. 

“On the reverse side on the head
the carver had etched plaited hair
with wave like lines. Below the
plait there are lines looking like fish
scales,” he said.

“I went to the local museum - and
experts there quite literally jumped
for joy, and quite high.”

Speaking exclusively to The
Siberian Times, Dr. Pavel German,
researcher at the Institute of Human
Ecology, Kemerovo, who investigat-
ed the find with colleague Professor
Vladimir Bobrov, said: “We can say
that this figurine is unique, as noth-

THers' News continued...
ing identical has been found so far. been described as akin to modern-
day children›s rattles but with the
“It is interesting that the face purpose of fending off evil spirits.
They were discovered in the grave of
depicted on this figurine has a very a baby less than a year old at death. 

distinctive expression of ferocity and While far from identical, they
are said to be stylistically similar to
rage. Usually the ancient - Neolithic the fisherman›s pagan god, which
is now on display at Tisul History
and Bronze Age - anthropomorphic Museum.

sculptures do not have any distinc- “Our figurine shows a resem-
blance to those found in child buri-
tive expression. als at Itkol Lake,” said Dr. German.

“This is the other reason, why the “When we undertook our research
we did not know about the Itkol
figurine is unique. We argue that is figurines. Yet while there is a resem-
blance between them, they are not
was a god or a spirit. It is interesting completely similar.”

that the face depicted on this figurine For now it remains a mystery how
the ferocious find came to be in the
has a very distinctive expression of river.

ferocity and rage.”  “The find could have gotten into
the water due to different circum-
Experts believe the figurine is Fisherman Nikolay Tarasov, 55, made
the Bronze Age “catch” when he
essful from the ancient Okunev culture dipped his net in the Dudet River
“judging by the style.” B
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THers' News continued...
stances, among them - the destruc- that it depicts a cape or mantle made “It is one of the most significant
tion of an ancient child›s burial,” of scale.” archaeological exhibit in our col-
said Dr German. lection. It is on display now and we
It is unclear if it is fish or snake welcome people to come to us and
“The figurine was found in a local scale, possibly relating to the Lower see it.
river, and we went to the site, hoping World in the belief system of this
there would be more (archeological ancient culture. "We think that this figurine may
items), but sadly we had no luck.” depict one of the gods or sprits in
The Kemerovo object also shows which Okunevs believed. It looks a
He added: “It is hard to tie this signs that it might have been attached little scary but fascinating, and our
figurine to specific Okunev settle- to a tree or perhaps to a baby's cot. visitors love to see it. 
ments or burials.
“There is a hole drilled in the “We heard that the scientists from
"The closest known settlement figurine,” he said. “We found a small St Petersburg have found some simi-
from the Okunev culture is  locat- wooden stick, a twig, inside it. lar figurines in the grave of the baby
ed (underwater) in the modern (at Lake Itkol) possibly adorning the
Tambarskoye Reservoir, 10 kilome- "So another theory is that the cradle. So perhaps our figurine was
ters from where the figurine was figurine was fixed on a tree branch also this kind of such an adornment.”
found.” and at some point it broke, with the
small twig left embedded in it.” Courtesy of http://siberiantimes.
The find was made upstream of com/science/casestudy/features/
this submerged archeological site.  Museum guide Ekaterina f0256-pagan-god-caught-in-river-
Vambrikova said: “It is true miracle by-fisherman-confirmed-as-being-
The figurine is made of antler and that Nikolay Tarasov found it. We up-to-4200-years-old-and-unique/
“lines on its head depict the hairs. are very proud that the figurine made
And on the back there is an ornament by legendary Okunevs is in the col- Submitted by Len Myers.
which resembles scale. We suppose lection of our museum. 

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Favorite Finds

Here is a unique item I found this Not until two days later did I something so personnel as this; I
recently. realize what I had found. I came imagine the person that lost it was
home from work and decided to very sad because it was probably a
It is a homemade wed- take a closer look at the items I had set of rings that he or she had made
ding band fashioned out of a unearthed from the weekend’s trea- for each other. 
1944 Washington silver quarter. sure hunting trip. 
I found it with my Garrett AT Pro Still, I think who made it and how
using the stock coil. I picked the ring up first, brushed long did they ware it before it was
it off with a toothbrush, pulled out a lost and where are they now. 
The visual ID displayed 84-85-86 magnifying glass and did not believe
with a high tone at about 8” deep. I what i saw!  They could be someone in their
was very excited, thinking that I was 80’s or 90’s now.
going to land another silver quarter Just as plain as day a big 1944 and,
for the day!  when I flipped it over, I could see Anyway I think it is a great, very
United States of America! How neat! unique and valuable find, maybe not
When I dug it out of the ground That is another one for the books. monetary, but as for love...yes.
and saw that it was a silver ring I
was kind of let down, but still it was I had been in this area before and Thanks for your time,
silver! had found silver there, but never Ronny Barber
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Tip From the Pros

Food For Thought

By Jay Pastor

In 1858, the uncle of R.U. digging and drilling. knowledge of fault lines,
Darby of Williamsburg, But after filling three carloads and was advised that contin-
Maryland, took off to get the well ran dry and no more ued digging for three more
rich in Colorado…and he feet would get him back to the
did find a large gold vein. gold turned up.
After inspecting several There were several additional gold - and that’s what
carloads of diggings, an futile attempts made before happened. The junk dealer
became a multi-millionaire,
appraiser informed him that the uncle convinced his
his finds were of high quality. nephew that there was no and the engineer didn’t
point in throwing good do badly either.
The entrepreneurial uncle
then notified his nephew to money after bad. R.U. was man enough to
start collecting cash from So they sold the equipment pay back the debts eventually.
friends and relatives who for cents on the dollar to a
junk dealer, who turned out There are no records of
felt like getting rich. what happened to his
Nephew R.U. accomplished to be shrewder than they
this task, joined his uncle, were, and returned for insolvent uncle.
and purchased the equipment There are all sorts of lessons
good to Maryland.
needed for further The dealer called in a in this true story for an
mining engineer who had ambitious treasure hunter to

think about.

18 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 10-4-16

Calendar of Events
This section is provided by Lost Treasure magazine as a
free service for non-profit treasure clubs and organizations.

OCTOBER Creek Preserve, corner of Nursery
8th – Cullman, Alabama. The and Hunter Ferrell Road in Irving.
43rd Annual Deep South Treasure Last year 14 metal detectors, 25 gold MAY 2017
Hunt sponsored by the Warrior coins and much more was awarded. 5th – 7th – Cortez, Colorado.
Basin Treasure Hunters Association. Contact Robert Jordan at bobby.jor- WWATS’ (World Wide Association
Main hunt entry fees received before [email protected] or call (972) 839- of Treasure Seekers, Inc.) first
August 31 will get a prize token 6647 for more information or go to Ultimate Treasure and Gold Show at
from the main prize board. For more the Montezuma Fairgrounds, 30100
information, contact David Scales at US Hwy. 160. A fun-filled weekend
(205) 529-8955 or Joe Box at (205) NOVEMBER of treasure and new equipment view-
451-7693, or log onto www.wbtha. 12th – Grand Bay, Alabama. The ing, special speakers, a banquet, and
com Sahrara Shoot-Out 2016, sponsored seminars daily for the entire fam-
by the South Alabama Historical ily! This three-day event with both
15th – 16th – Deadwood, South Research and Recovery Association inside and outside booths will be
Dakota. The Deadwood Gold Show (Sahrara), will be held rain or shine the “Largest Show of Its Kind In the
2016, sponsored by the Northern at Grand Bay Middle School in Four Corners.” General admission is
Hills Prospectors, a GPAA chapter, southwest Mobile County, 1 mile $5 each day. Vendor, manufacturer,
will be held at the SpringHill Suites south of I-10 Exit 4. Two big events distributor and dealer booth space
in Deadwood at 322 Main Street begin with a Poker Hunt (highest available. Also this weekend will
beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and hand wins a gold coin) followed by be the Ultimate Outdoor & Gun
ending at 5 p.m. Sunday. Entry Fee the Main Hunt (tokens redeemed for Show in another building. Historical
is $5. For more information, contact prizes). Prizes will include metal Attractions nearby include: Mesa
James Van Hout at bhprospector1@ detectors, accessories, silver and Verde, Durango, & Telluride, gold coins, Lortone Tumblers and Colorado, including the Durango
more. For more information, contact Silverton Train Ride! For more info,
22nd – Irving, Texas. The Lone Stanley Norris, Sahrara President, log onto or con-
Star Treasure Hunters Club’s 42nd at (251) 716-3282, e-mail s.norris@ tact Keith Wills, V.P. WWATS, via
Annual Open Hunt at the Mountain or log onto http://www. e-mail at [email protected]

E-mail upcoming events
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