51 I Found this, Found Object, on the outskirts, of the town of Castle Rock Colorado. This old Crystal,
is a Smoky Quartz beauty. As to the Find! I love to walk my dog, or should I say he loves to walk me.
To my amazment, when we crested the little hill on the edge of town, to head down the creek. I looked down, and there it was.
She lay there, with all her beauty, just beckoning me, to bend over and pick her up. ” I could not deny her, so I obliged her and picked her up”
She is one of my most precious, found Objects, to date. She fits right in my pocket, with a bit of a protrusion. I have yet to track down her source.
I figure it must be up the hillside, south of town somewhere. I always wonder how many people, walked right over
my little nugget of a jewel, and how long she lay there waiting for me to come along.
Like the skeleton I found, in a cavern in Lake city Colorado. Thank god it was a medical Skeleton. When I reported the find
They made me spend the night in front of the police station. The next morning the crews gathered and made me stay close
by, like I was a murder, untill they figured out what the bones where all about. Thanks to the college prankster that placed it
under the dirt in the back of that cavern, with the hand and elbow exposed as to point the way Above, I experienced a wild adventure .
That Skeleton was the scariest and coolest Object I have ever found. A great story to tell all to its own. I could not put that feller
in my pocket or enter him here. He brakes the rules. The Skeleton actually stayed in the local sheriffs offfice on the couch.
A welcome greater, for unwelcome visitors. There for I tell you all, always look down. You never know what your going to find.
Thank you Dal for your great site. I have spent many of pleasurable hours, viewing its content. Jeff Burch 5/24/2015
P.S Dal I have linked your site at my site http://forrestfennsworld.com The skeleton in the news story is there in bones and treasure for validity.
52 My treasure was found along a surplus canal in salt lake city. Not knowing a lot about it ,we were invited by the Utah department of natural resources to stop by. They were very impressed and we were told it wasn’t from this part of the world. It was confirmed to be from the Jurassic Ages. But the mystery of how it found its way here I guess no one will ever know.
53 THESE ITEMS WERE FOUND AT A MINING GHOST TOWN CLOSE TO WHERE I LIVE. I WONDER ABOUT THE HISTORY THAT GOES WITH THE KEY AND PLATE. I LOVE HOW DECORATIVE THE FACEPLATE IS. I THINK TIMES WERE HARD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED DURING THIS TIME AND STRUGGLE KEEPING UP WITH DAY TO DAY LIVING ESPECIALLY IN WINTER. ALL THAT REMAINS ARE A FEW BITS AND PIECES OF A TIME GONE BY…
54 I found this mysterious jawbone about ten years ago in the creek behind my home. I had never seen anything like it and couldn’t figure out what the heck kind of weird creature this thing belonged to. Was it from some long extinct ice age creature like Sid the Sloth, or could it belong to E.T’s cousin? After contemplating what it could be for a few years I finally had a good idea. I emailed a photograph of it to the Illinois State Museum to see if they knew what it was. After the email circulated through a couple different departments, a very friendly “mad” scientist happily explained that, “No, that thing is not the jaw of E.T.’s cousin or any other extra terrestrial life form. However, it does belong to a species alien to Illinois, it is the jawbone of………Ctenopharyngodon idella, the Asian grass carp.”
55 This baseball mitt was found in Sacaton, AZ. It was not happy news that brought my
girlfriend and I to this lonely, little Indian village. My girlfriend’s grandmother, Josephine,
had recently taken a nasty spill at her convalescent home on the Tohono O’odham reservation
and broke her leg in two places. This was devastating news because at 93 years old the
doctors could not operate on her. We were going that day to say our goodbyes to a very
sweet lady. It wasn’t long after this that our precious Josephine passed, with love.
Several months went by and then an opportunity arose to go back to Sacaton to explore
more of the area. In the foothills near Sacaton I found a special place where apparently
many natives come to shoot their guns. Up along this rocky ledge, adorned with scrawls of
petroglyphs, is where I found the baseball mitt. And as I stood there looking over Sacaton
I wondered of Josephine, and I thought of the ancient tribes that once stood right where
I was standing. I thought of how many generations have passed and how many more will
pass. I thought of Ira Hayes, the hot desert sand, and the marvelous gift of baseball.
56 “Marble” rocks are agates for making marbles. I found these on a FF trip to Wyoming and picked them up when thinking about THE marble champion in Texas. How in the heck did HE grind down agates in his pocket to make them smooth enough to use in championship contests? The background is my son’s collection of marbles over time. Hey Forrest, are these good marble rocks? I just love finding beautiful rocks. One time, I thought I found a gold nugget but it was fool’s gold. One time, I swore I found a diamond but it was quartzite. Just good ole time fun!
57 This is an old belt buckle of some sort. Not sure what type of metal it is, I think maybe copper (No rust although it appears to be in the picture). I found it when I was in the 6th grade in the little town of Coxsackie, New York. Not sure if it is suppose to be the number six or nine. Did a lot of research over the years, but was never able to find one like it on line or able to link it to anything in or around the town. I found it while metal detecting along side of my six grade teacher. He was the most interesting teacher I had ever had and it was because of him that I began detecting in the first place. I will be 51years old this summer, so I have had this in my little metal detecting collection for 40 years now, and I keep it mainly because it helps me to remember him. I also teach here where I live in Texas, and I try everyday to touch the lives of my students as he did me.
58 West Yellowstone Shroom, I found while searching right around West Yellowstone last May of 2014. I was hiking near the old wagon road, Right North of Town. Holding it is my husband.
-Lou Lee Belle-
59 Did you ever think, for just one moment, you were the winner of a 50,000 treasure?
This small Trickster Token did that. It sits on our hall table under the lamp. We walk by it numerous times during the day and each time I see it, I smile for the memories it gives. It was one of the first items found in our family’s treasure hunt adventures.
We solved for a location of A Treasure’s Trove token, drove there, and found the knothole where it was hidden. My husband reached in and pulled out this token-sized medallion; but it came along with a note saying the finders of the actual Trove Token were there less than 2 hours earlier. We laughed. Today, the token represents the beginning of all our excursions we are so enjoying now and reminds us treasures are to be found! It’s a treasure to us.
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