October Club Hunt Find

October Club Hunt Find

Well.........

The lesson of the day is that you can not discount what you dig up.  In my case when we were at the ranch on the Llano river in October where the current owners are descendants of the owner from back in the early 1800s, I dug up what appeared to be an odd cap off of something.  It was plated and had the words Kellogg - Chicago USA and Pat'd Nov 26 1901.   I figured it was a part off of some farm or ranch equipment so I really did not look into it.  Debra Ashworth mentioned it at the November meeting but still I was not impressed......until now.   I pulled it out and did some research.  It is the back of the part that you speak into from a Kellogg Telephone Company hand crank telephone, the type where you hold the ear piece in one hand and the speaker is attached to the main part of the phone.  It is likely from either the candlestick model or the cathedral model.  I am attaching photos of these two models to show you how old this thing is.   I will bring it to the meeting for the Show and Tell table.

Gary Bunyard

Dan Lynch personal hunt corrected

Dan Lynch personal hunt corrected

Oops....

It appears that I published the wrong photo of Dan's Ruff Park finds.  Actually, Dan recovered 1 quarter, 1 nickel, 2 pennies, a key, a part of a key, a fishing weight, a polished piece of granite, a native arrowhead (surface find), as well as other junk parts and can slaw.  Sorry about that Dan.

Gary Bunyard

Gary Bunyard personal finds

Gary Bunyard personal finds

I'm back.....

This past Sunday I went to the Llano Elementary School going over the tot lots.  Here I recovered 1 quarter, 2 dimes, 4 nickels, 3 pennies, and a clamp.

Then on Tuesday I went to the Llano Rodeo Arena where I hunted the warmup area.  The area had just been turned following a number of events.  I recovered 3 quarters, 1 dime, 2 nickels, 6 pennies, 2 spent pistol cartridges, 1 concho, 1 broken piece of a concho, several broken metal items, two of which are copper, and 2 Hot Wheels cars.

Gary Bunyard

Dan Lynch finds at Ruff Park Marble Falls

Dan Lynch finds at Ruff Park Marble Falls

Hello folks....

Unfortunately, I have been rather busy with my duties at Hill Country Cats which is why I really need to step away from holding office at Hill Country Metal Detecting Club.  I will still participate as a member and I will post my finds but I really need you to elect a new president at the December meeting.

Anyway, Dan Lynch did a short personal hunt a couple of weeks ago at Ruff Park in Marble Falls.  This is sort of an out of the way pocket park.  Dan tells me that the city is closing this park for a bit to do some maintenance or construction.  Here Dan was able to recover a quarter, a bolt, and other typical metal detecting trash.  Remember, Dan is still learning his new Garrett detector.  I am impressed with Dan's enthusiasm for the hobby and his willingness to venture out on his own.  Great job Dan.

I do have to give a plug for Hill Country Cats.  Check out the flyer that I have attached below.  We are a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to reduction of feral and stray cat populations as well as helping residents of Llano and Burnet Counties to have their pet cats spayed or neutered at a lower cost than what is normally charged by the area vets.  Find us on our website at hillcountrycats.org or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HillCountryCats.

Gary Bunyard

flyer

Personal Hunts by Gary Bunyard

Personal Hunts by Gary Bunyard

Hey folks....

On October 8th I went to Llano Elementary School where I recovered 1 dime, 3 pennies, a toy car, a screw, and a rubber dinosaur which was a surface find.  Then on October 9th Dan Lynch and I went to Granite Shoals.  We intended to hunt the Quarry Park but the park manager told us the park was closed due to the workers breaking down the festival setups.  So Dan and I went to a little pocket park which is called Bluebriar Park.  I tell you that I was amazed at all of the deer I saw driving to that park.  They were really bunched up in residential yards and even in the park.  I have no doubt I saw at least 30 deer on that drive.  Anyway, at this park I recovered 3 quarters, 3 dimes, 18 pennies, a bolt, a screw, a washer, and the top or cap from some metal container.