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Old 09-28-2021, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by CallMeGrey View post
Wow! Congrats! I'm in Wisconsin and can't imagine ever finding something like that - but I can always hope!
Thank you for your reply Grey. Witness to a dig put these on my radar and Hoped heavily in digging one. So they are out there.
Originally Posted by Fredneck View post
Fantastic find Jack !! Congrats, your now rich in history. Got to tell ya, if I lived up there in Wisconsin, my total detecting focus would be on the ancient copper. Recently read an article in American Digger magazine (vol 17, issue 4) about the "Copper King" in Wisconsin, John Ruth. Good read on how he went from digging coins and rings to becoming the Copper King, along with pics of his many discoveries.
Appreciate your response Fred. I'd love to read that article, it really sounds interesting. I do dig in Wisconson but really the only common Copper the is easily dug has Lincoln's face on it.
Originally Posted by matmit View post
Big congratulations Trapper and welcome to the club!
You can be sure that point is at least 3,000 years old.
There were many mines in Upper Michigan and the Native Americans travelled with the copper south into Wisconsin and further.
Wasn't much mining done back in those days Matt. For most part the Copper was found in the outcroppings of the glacier deposits. The natives would use even the smaller pieces as the would make them into fishhooks, awls, scraping tools as well as the heads and points. Its funny that the materiel content of these items matches that of the float copper that we find today. Trapper

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Old 10-03-2021, 08:48 AM
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Wow! Wow, wow!

That is gorgeous.

I find stone tools and points and such all the time. But never anything remotely like this!

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Old 10-03-2021, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TracePro View post
Beautiful find congrats!
Thank you Trace for you reply, I can't disagree in the slightest as I also view this item as beautiful. Not to mention it has history and my best recovery ever.
Originally Posted by Ron 71 View post
Awesome find Trapper,Big Congrats!
Appreciate your response Ron, thank you. Awesome is a great and fitting description of this recovery.
Originally Posted by Doug View post
Jack & Jill.
Congratulations for a truly find of a lifetime.

Looks like I'm going to have to up my game.......
Thank you Doug for your kind words. This Spear Point is truly my highlight of my detecting career and I don't think I'll ever top it. As far as upping your game with the history of your counties past I'm sure there are a lot more opportunities for some great and significant finds so I doubt you will need panic. Trapper

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Old 10-10-2021, 11:27 PM
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What can one say other than it's an utterly stupendous find! Huge congrats!

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