While treasure hunting in the back yard....

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While treasure hunting in the back yard....

Postby wx8skyohio » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:27 pm

First off, let me say if this is not the proper category...I apologize in advance.

Living along the NS Fort Wayne Line in Central Ohio is by far the neatest thing ever. I purchased a metal detector online last week and was able to get out today (Sunday the 21st of August), while scanning the yard, my detector went off hitting on what was suspected to be $0.25, it showed at a depth of around 6" down. I grabbed the shovel and started digging.

*TING* - I hit something steel (obviously not a quarter), so I dug a little more, and then some more....and yet some more. I still have not completely unearthed this "quarter".

boiler.jpg


I told my wife, that it sure looks like some sort of boiler part. I did a quick search online and found that there was a head on collision here in town around 1892. Could this actually be part of the boiler from 1892??

Any railroad guys that have a backhoe and want to come over and unearth this thing?
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Re: While treasure hunting in the back yard....

Postby lvrr325 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:04 am

All you can do is dig until there is enough to identify.

At the very least it will be worth some money in scrap.
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Re: While treasure hunting in the back yard....

Postby YamaOfParadise » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:07 pm

lvrr325 wrote:At the very least it will be worth some money in scrap.


And quite a story, even if it isn't what he thinks it could be!
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