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Old 08-02-2020, 02:51 PM   #1
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A friend and I went on a dig near the the north prong of the Medina river, I believe the creek may have been called Buckalew Creek. The drive was about 45 minutes after we left pavement and there was no cell service. There was sifting tables set up and a skid steer would bring a load of "midden" dirt and dump it on the table, then you would sift through the dirt looking for points.

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Old 08-02-2020, 02:53 PM   #2
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I found a real nice blade, and a few others.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have a book for Texas points and tried to match up what I found. I also found a bird point but could not figure out when it was made.

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Old 08-02-2020, 02:57 PM   #4
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Nice finds

You just pay to sift through a bucket like one of those Arkansas diamond places or was this someone you knew?
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:57 PM   #5
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:59 PM   #6
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:01 PM   #7
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Nice finds

You just pay to sift through a bucket like one of those Arkansas diamond places or was this someone you knew?
I did not know the folks, but we sifted through 11 bucket loads in 8 hours. It was plenty hot down in that holler.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:05 PM   #8
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On the way way out we was drinking a few cold beers and talking about what a good time we had, I noticed a PVC pipe running along a cliff wall. I got to looking at it and followed it backwards, them folks done found them a spring and piped it to there house.

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Old 08-02-2020, 03:16 PM   #9
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Pretty cool stuff especially that big blade and the water !
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:31 PM   #10
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Pretty nice stuff there. Been a while since I have found anything.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:45 PM   #11
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You must of been digging at Clints dig. Great finds my man.

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Old 08-02-2020, 03:49 PM   #12
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You must of been digging at Clints dig. Great finds my man.

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Old 08-02-2020, 04:25 PM   #13
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Those are some old points, amigo.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:27 PM   #14
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If you need some help I have a Garrett AT PRO ready to go. Been detecting for years off and on just let me know when and where
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:28 PM   #15
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That is pretty dang cool! I have to get my kids out on something like this, they’d be on cloud nine!
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:44 PM   #16
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What is the $$$$?
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:46 PM   #17
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Cool! Both the the points and the water��
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:54 PM   #18
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That’s the Buckalow Creek municipal water supply
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:05 PM   #19
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Cool finds

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Old 08-02-2020, 05:11 PM   #20
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Nice.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:31 PM   #21
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Nice finds Radar!
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:36 PM   #22
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Cool stuff, Jeff!
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:45 PM   #23
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I also found a bird point but could not figure out when it was made.
The bird point is a perdiz Jeff, probably 600-800 years old.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:34 PM   #24
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Awesome finds Radar!
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:38 PM   #25
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That a nice haul.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:20 PM   #26
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Found an arrowhead in my BIL's back yard. Middle of Sherman. When I bought this property we are on now outside of Denison, I did some exploring and found what looked to be an old moonshiners site. Right next to what looked to be an old dried up spring. Buckets, old jars, medicine size flasks, gallon jugs, some copper tubing, misc corrugated sheet metal, an old mallet head missing the handle, stuff like that. Been there quite a few years. Gave most of it away and kept a few jars and bottles. People are finding fossils around here all the time. I think I'll go back to the site and do some more exploring this fall and winter.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:27 PM   #27
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Good stuff. Those points you are thinking might be andice look like langtry to me. That's a whopper if a blade too.Heck of a day.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:31 PM   #28
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Cool finds!

First pic with points... the top is a langtry and the bottom.looks like a used up andice. The blade is a Friday, the bird point is a perdiz, those 2 you have on the Ango page probably aren't Angostura but I am not sure what they are and the one on Lerma page isn't Lerma, those are specific to a site in Mexico with a very small distribution near the Rio Grande. So, not sure what it is... cool none the less.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:59 PM   #29
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The bird point is a perdiz Jeff, probably 600-800 years old.
Do you have a certain reference book you use? I borrowed one from a friend and did not know for sure what I had.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:26 PM   #30
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Pretty cool. I know there has to be some artifacts on my place in Leon county. We have 4 running creeks. I’ve walked them and noticed what might be artifact but they just look like rocks to me.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:06 AM   #31
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Wow, that blade is awesome.
Would love to see some better pics of it if you have them.
Congrats!
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:41 AM   #32
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How many years do you think it took the sun to bleach that bad boy white? (The point, not the Radar)


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