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#801

Dave79
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04 August 2019 07:18 pm

Wow! Sure looks like one to me. Awesome find, pays to dig up big lumps of iron sometimes.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

#802

Sandta
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From: Newcastle, NSW
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04 August 2019 07:27 pm

Yep, quite possible by the looks

#803

Wally69
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04 August 2019 07:35 pm

yikes Cash box draw ?.?.? Ten feet up the outside wall of a cave, still protected from the elements. Got a signal when I put the detector on the roof of the cave. What are the TIDs for gold sovereigns ??..

Ran out of daylight...... will need to go back with some stilts.

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#804

silver
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04 August 2019 07:47 pm

Here ya go Wally.
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Lookin like it hey ! big_smile
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link to that site (not that I could see photos)

https://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/in … ct-relics/


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#805

Wally69
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04 August 2019 07:57 pm

Hmmmm,...... Thanks Silver, They might be a bit light in construction for prison irons, perhaps a light weight work crew set or something totally different. Will need to give them a clean, a quick scratch indicated that they may be made of brass. Mariners shackles perhaps, to stop corrosion ??..

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#806

Wally69
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04 August 2019 09:39 pm

False alarm Silver, the item is an out-of-shape brass duffel bag handle/lock from WW2.

One of the bars is meant to be straight, giving a distinct D appearance. The tongue with a hole for the lock has also been broken off.

Maybe the real convict shackles are in the storage locker in the roof of the cave along with some other goodies. Not sure how to get access up there yet but very keen to see if anything of value was left behind. tongue tongue tongue

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#807

Wally69
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07 August 2019 09:18 pm

Found a few oldies today......

Colonial buckle, 1876, 1899, 1913 and a pistol handle......for pistol, cane, parasol .?????.

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