5. share as many adventures with friends if you can. Shared memories of treasure hunts are the best.
My Best Places to Find Cash and Treasure
1.Western Washington rivers and streams
2. Eastern Washington hills
3. Places where friends have made discoveries and shared there locations.
4. Right here on this site with the information so freely shared by the great people.
5. When traveling check as many streams and water spots as you can I have found stones in several states that way.
More about me...
How I first got into treasure hunting...I found a piece of carnelian in a stream. I also found an old brass steel head fishing reel while digging up my garden spot. It turned out to be over a hundred years old. I also found an old bottle dump while clearing a piece of our property for pasture use. more about me on thread below.
My treasure hunting obsession(s):everything from the earth But my most enjoyable is getting out in the streams and hill's and finding stones and fossil's and old homesteads for bottles.
My most exciting find: I found an agate geode that was six inch's by four inch's across and two inch's thick and weighed over a pound with the crystals going all the way through it.Called the "Queen Elizabeth" I also have a T-Egg from sagebrush Don's claim that weighs 59.5 pounds. along With a tube T-Egg that is over 14 inch's long and 8 inch's wide and 4 inch's thick. I didn't know T-eggs came in tube form before going on that dig.
My favorite places to look for treasure:The Chehalis Valley rivers and streams. The hills of Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. The Olympic mountains and the coastal beach's of Washington.
My favorite treasure hunting techniques:getting wet and dirty, Digging and wading, relaxing and going slowly.
My treasure hunt toolkit contains.hip boots,hand pick,small trowel,gold pan, large pick,shovel,assorted size buckets,water bottles,gloves,flash light,plastic bag's,magnifying glass, rock and mineral identification chart,gemstone chart of both precious and semi-precious stone's.three foot tapered pry bar, three pound hammer,welder's hammer,16 oz hammer.. oh yeah and lots of gloves.
I'm presently hunting for...coastal jade on the Olympic coast I heard there was a spot in Clallam County that had Jade like the show found in Big Sur California. So I am trying to narrow the location down so I can search for it. Also an old Jasper mine above Humptulips Washington that I am close to locating.
Recommended treasure hunting resources:Any thing and everything you can get ahold of. Book's, articles,old magazines, old maps, t.v. shows, friends, family, and oh yeah RIGHT HERE!!
Description of treasure:Hand carved Agate Heart and Mushroom from Carnelian Agates
Where I found it:Adna, Washhington
How I found it: Working the gravel beds
Appraisal information: Pricless gifts for my Wife and Son
How I found it: looked for circling angels
Description of treasure:Free form sanded Agate
Where I found it: Chehalis valley, A stream off of the newaukum river
How I found it: Playing in the water hunting for agates with Sharon from Idaho
Appraisal information: $40.00 in gas to get it
Description of treasure:Thunder Eggs gathered at Sagbrushminers claim.
Where I found it: Approx 30 miles outside of Harper Oregon.
How I found it: Digging in Jasper and Perlite seams.
Appraisal information: Worth every penny and memories as a bonus. Total value- Priceless.
the rough stone and the finished piece that was cut from it and shaped with hand tools
piece of green Jasper found by Nephew Cody, shaped for him to wear
Hi I am tom atkins but most folks just call me Tall cause I am six foot six. That is why the tall on the front of my name.I have 2 son's one of which is also name tom so hence the Sr. I have 5 daughters I also have at this time 13 grand children with two more still in the oven with the timer set for april of this year. MY youngest child is 23 and my oldest grand child is 13. I travel alot because I lead native american ceremonies for people and go to ceremonies in several states. I travel through Idaho and montana alot. I do native weddins, Purification lodges ( sweat lodges), pipe ceremonies, child naming ceremonies, crossong over ceremonies for families who have lost loved ones,and I sundance in montana. I have been a rcovering drinker and drug user for 18 years. I do alot of work with people trying to get off drug's and alcohol and with children of these families. I live about twenty minutes west of westport washington and I love to get out in our surrounding forests and hunt mushrooms and wild blackberries and old bottles and cool stones. I hope to get a metal detector this year and search some of the old home sights I know about. I also hope to start learning to cut stones this year and want to make some table tops out of slabs of different petrified wood I have found. well enough for now bye
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"Hey tom, don't think I have any Oregon eggs. I'll have to fire up the old flat lap, so I can add them to my collection. I'm not against trading, But just thought I could help you out with some wood that you probably don't have. Don "
Ain't a trade is just a gift in return,,lol Thanks Tom
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