Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums
DolanDave

Gold Basin 1871 ORO

Recommended Posts

Hey everyone,

  Got out to do some detecting with a buddy Sunday for a few hours in Gold Basin. I came across some really old writing on a rock in a wash, and just happen to see it, because the morning sun was beating down on this large rock in a wash right at the right time. I could barely make out what it said, but I was able to see ORO, then 1871 below that. I usually hunt fast, but this time, I played it low and slow with the ZED. I ended up finding a 1.6 gram and .5 gram nugget in the same wash the rock was in. I used photoshop, and made a negative of the picture of the rock to bring out the words. This is the oldest writings I have come across out there. I have come across some 1915 signatures in the past on a rock, but never anything from the 1800's....

Until the next adventure...

Dave

small ORO 1871 Pic.jpg

small ORO 1871 bnw.jpg

GB20170827.jpg

  • Like 13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WTG Dave.

Any thoughts on what the writings mean?

Mitchel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
38 minutes ago, mn90403 said:

WTG Dave.

Any thoughts on what the writings mean?

Mitchel

Gold (Italian and Spanish) 1871, but that's just a guess. :th:

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahhh ... that is what wiki says too ... you have delivered an EDUCATED guess!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like finding the old markers.... Cool find.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clay,

I think you read most of the threads here so what do you think?  You have done a Footprint out there.

Do you think this was something scratched in by someone in 1871 or was it something added later?

Mitchel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/30/2017 at 1:00 PM, mn90403 said:

...Do you think this was something scratched in by someone in 1871 or was it something added later?

Mitchel

You raise an interesting possibility, Mitchel -- at least for the years 1957 -- '60..
ORO-1871 just so happened to have been the 'phone number of Gold's Gym - Reno, NV.. :reading:

Swamp

PS: Oh, BTW -- nice finds, Dolan Dave.. :yesss:

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...