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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Highly Favoured View Post
    On our city website I once found aerial photos of the area. Our subdivision was a farmer's field in the 1940s. The house was built in 1972. One of the neighbors was built in 1979, so it could well be a dump area.
    It might be interesting to do some digging there or to even find other sites nearby.

    There are some websites that will show you old aerial photos like this one:

    NETRonline: Historic Aerials


    Then there are other sites that can lead you to old maps and deeds dating back to sometimes the 1800s:

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  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    It might be interesting to do some digging there or to even find other sites nearby.

    There are some websites that will show you old aerial photos like this one:

    NETRonline: Historic Aerials


    Then there are other sites that can lead you to old maps and deeds dating back to sometimes the 1800s:

    Search Results
    Plat maps for your county are handy to have. When doing a search for Boyne City I found a city plat of 1901. I checked our property and sure enough it confirmed some questions.

    My backyard archaeology while digging a new fire pit. The suspected privy area is next.

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  4. #43
    When they say 95% of your tones are nails, they ain't kidding. Digging the firepit, this is the finds. Note the number of nails in such a small area.

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    Started the big dig on the sunken area of the back yard, about 4ft square. Something was buried there a long time ago. If it's the privy I'm happy. Our house sits on the Morgan brick factory of the 1880's. This will be very interesting.

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    Has anyone found anything of value?

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    Not I, not yet anyways.

  11. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    Has anyone found anything of value?
    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    Absolutely! I've only found one gold ring so far (possibly 2 gold necklaces, haven't verified yet) but usually find a few sterling rings. I keep a tally of the clad coins I find and even if I don't metal detect much in a year I usually hit $100 in those altho one year I was real gung-ho in hunting and got about $300 worth, plus you usually find old silver coins too.
    Firebrand will in time too. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    Yep



    Firebrand will in time too. :)
    I haven't gone to the popular places yet. Still doing studies and digs on my yard and one possible homestead. Yup, in time.

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    Sounds interesting. It could be fun if something of value was found from time to time.

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