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    Another cannonball at the 1794 battle woods!!

    Hey friends,
    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! The other day after work I was able to get out for a little bit so I went to the 1794 battle woods near my house. I just took my time and dug every signal. I didn't have any expectations I was just enjoying being out. About 30 minutes in I got a faint high tone and I could tell it was deep. After I dug down about a foot the signal was getting stronger and stronger and my pinpointer was having a seizure. I knew it had to be a cannonball! At 22 inches my shovel clinked against something and I could see the rounded top of a small cannonball. It turned out to be a 5.5 pounder and is the third one I have recovered from these woods. I also found some iron canister shot (1 inch and 1 1/2 inches). Of course I got the usual lead case shots and fired musket balls. My last signal of the day surprised me. It was a very small bronze finger ring. Don't know if it's from the battle but it has a really nice black patina. I put the cannonball through electrolysis overnight and am very pleased with the results.
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    That’s really cool to find. Excellent hunt
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    Great job Dave. 22 inches, Wow. Now thats determination!! I hope you weren't too far from your car with all the weight you were carrying!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Great job Dave. 22 inches, Wow. Now thats determination!! I hope you weren't too far from your car with all the weight you were carrying!!
    Take care and be safe, Don
    I did have to lug it uphill about a quarter mile to my car but I put it in my backpack so it wasn't too bad!
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    Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will ever pull one of those from the ground anywhere near me.
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    very nice!
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    Super nice relic. Yeah we don't get to see many cannonballs dug up over here. Your electrolysis cleanup came out great
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    Too cool! Nice pile of lead as well Dave. Keep digging those weak signals.
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    Sweet! Who says metal detecting isn't a workout? Cleaned up nicely!
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    Great find and very nice work with the electrolysis!
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