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The screens were full and the points were rolling out. I saw some really nice stuff. I and Digger Jeff from San Marcos were on one one screen and did real well. Arizona Al and crew were working the screens next door. The weather was perfect although at 4:50 A/M on Saturday morning it rained like crazy and my tent was under water. It cleared just in time for a great day on the screens. I was to busy screening to get more pictures but I will say that there were many great artifacts found. My hands feel like they were tumbled in a bag of marbles. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
We call this pic Nachos Golden Arches..
A lot of artifacts came from the base of this old tree.
Digger Jeff ready for the next load
Digger Jeff's point chair. He dug a great bunch of Martindales, Castros, Langtry, Marcos, Perds and tang scrapers.
I was screening along and out pops this choice Kinny Knife. A real nice one that measures 5.25 inches.
Uncleaned on the screen. The Perd on the far right washed up to be a wafer thin perfect artifact.
By the time lunch rolled around I had some great artifacts. A sweet Bucktooth Montel, a serrated Fairland? that was a G-10 all the way. A nice kinny and a small whole Martindale, heartbroke thin Perd. Not pictured are the brokes and blade chunks that were found.
My haul !
One of the screeners next to us pulled out this paint bowl. You dont see these everyday. Very cool stuff.
Cade and Rosco at the end off the day.
Wow, what beatiful land! Some really nice finds, thanks for sharing.
Well it happened AGAIN. . .All my life I have heard. . . .
"You should have been here YESTERDAY"
Good report Idaho but I was looking forward to seeing a drowned white man camping where no ancient Indian would ever think of spending any time ( in flash flood alley )
Sorry, could happen to anybody
We were out there Sunday and got the glowing reports. Everybody got good finds but it sounds like the bulk of the really Unique pieces were found while you were there.
Interesting how you mention the really thin Perds, there were several found Sunday and I commented that they were more like the traditional ultra thin Montells.
My humble report pics to be tacked onto yours as soon as I finish breakfast & start down loading, uploading and side loading pics !
The danger of walking under the "Golden Arches " was carefully explained to each Sunday digger and they
spray painted a huge circle around no man's land.
IT WORKED PERFECTLY. . . By afternoon, with diggers being tired or distracted by some point they were heading to stow in their vehicle. . . .
They walked right through the BULLSEYE
You suffered though some morning damp. . . WE SUFFERED through some sub zero artic morning temps
I had a very long breakfast, here we go. . . . . .
Sunday morn 3-21 at the Nacho screen dig, just settling into work. What you cant see is that it was
The owner of this frame was bringing it around to show Nacho after they had been washed. From the Fri & Sat dig. Sorry, I didn't get a name but with a Castroville like that . . .SOMEBODY will remember him
Early Morn square eared Castroville , Note Badgers still wearing her woolies !
OHMYGOSH. . . .a GORGET (45 % )
Gorgets make the very best RABBIT SHADDOWS
There are always large clumps of dirt that need special handling to be sure there is nothing of interest inside....
Raymond from the next table over took time to bring this over for us to see
Rather than just smashing the block and chancing breaking something, Ray just started working slowly from the bottom up !
Here's the Arizona team. . . Al, Jenny, Yoyo ( Yoyo is the one with the gray hair )
What a wonderfull start to the first load of dirt after lunch break. A very nice point still stuck in
a bug clump of dirt.
It's probably the smallest point found by anyone the whole day !
This is a memory and a half. . . Badger stopped dragging that hoe as soon as the spotted a worked piece.. Probably just the base..
NO , , , ,it's not broken. If you look carefully you can see the point sticking through the
grate and even see the base. . . PLUS look at that in the backround.
Two tables over. . . Forgot the name but he does check this site. . .Post your name at the end of this report if you like )
Huge Split Base Ensor !
Oh how I love big points in a fraying pan. I would have prefered to have the missing inch that made it pointy when new but I suppose the owner broke the tip
while cleaning his fingernails. . .then nicely reworked it.
Badger insisted on taking a good picture of me at work, just to prove that I was actually there...
Look close, , ,thats NOT a tree stump on Nacho's right.
Pretty close to quitting time, here's the top of Raymond & Richy's ice box. Brokes not shown.
End of the day, Badger on the left, Me right side.
Looks are deceiving. . .A LOT more of her points are complete !
Some attempt at a closeup.
Steve observerves the Strange Arizonian ritual of " Oh thankyou medicine man for that which we have received ) Nothing to do with the Nazca lines !
Of special interest to collectors is the famous purple and grey point from the Texas Perd leaf tree
No problem with who's days collection these are,, , , It's got his name on it..
Sean & William scratching on the slopes of the 18th !
They are on the road from MISOURI >>>> TRAPPED in TX by the snow to the north ( starting at Trav's hunting grounds )
What a flint huggers delight this new site is
Been waitin all day Hal. The pic of the base tang through the clod is killer. Nice stuff. Congrats on your finds. My hands are still in recovery from screening. Hows yours?
that's a really nice cowboy boot frio
Hey Hal I sure would like to see that base tang that was in the clod all by it self. Did you get any pictures after it was cleaned up?and how long was it ? It looks like 6 or so . Thanks cliff.
Hal. Don't listen to the doubting Lunker.. That's a killer tang.. However,the the real question is: Was it broke in the middle? This may be the new Austin Diggers "Area 51". No one knows.. Now, the rest of the story..
The rest of the story, , , , , ,I have to give Ray the fullest credit for comming up with the original
Clumps of dirt are always part of every load and must be closely examined, we were all fooled when he first
brought the flint in the block over for us to see...
His base is the one in the bottom right of his finds pic....
I contributed the TIP. . . right middle of this pic.
Thanks Ray, happy March / April fools day
You didn't buy it? Heading to Junction for a dig.