What’s the coolest thing you’ve found on the ground ?

What’s the coolest thing you’ve found on the ground ?

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  1. I found a 1943 silver American Mercury dime while digging in clay about two feet down in a yard I was working on when I was 20. Still have it too, I’ll never sell it.

  2. $10 when I really needed some gas. This was back when $10 could put a dent in an empty tank.

    **Edit**: I also found $150,000.00 in checks made out to a rock company. I returned it to them & they left a gift basket for me at my company HQ.

  3. While out playing disc golf on a desert course here in Arizona, I found a nearly perfectly spherical rock. About the same size as a gumball, that’s what I thought it was at first. But after I kicked it around a couple times, I picked it up. Took it home and soaked it in water for a couple days, just to make sure. Desert rocks are never anywhere near round, much less almost perfectly spherical.

  4. I found a new born puppy once while in Thailand, she was absolutely adorable and so amazing! Ended up handing her to some friends of mines and she’s had a forever home ever since! ^_^ (Would love to have kept her myself but wasn’t able to bring her back to the UK with me at the time!)..

  5. As a kid, whenever I saw a sweet on the ground I would eat it. It was always a plus when I found a haram sweet because I’d pray to God to make it halal for me and then I’d go to town. I’d always ask for forgiveness afterwards.

  6. While working on a stone wall on my property. I found a herring jar from 1943, lid still sealed onto it (no fish inside). The lid had a lot of its original color still intact which was pretty cool.

  7. I used to work in mining so these are all natural.

    After firing a heading we found a massive visible gold vein. This was weird as yes, golf was part of what we mined (primarily copper) it was never visible. This was completely unexpected and actually would have been lost if we processed it normally. It had to be seperated from the ore stream and processed in a special facility to ensure we didn’t lose it.

    Another time we found a small void that was full of massive calcite crystals. Each one was probably valued at about $50,000 but we sent them off to various museums as display pieces.

    While I was working in exploration (this was for uranium), I did a background radiation survey of the core farm. I was walking around with a scintillator (very similar to Geiger Counter) and the thing started going crazy. I was concerned to get closer to find the definitive source. We got advice and some specialists came up to investigate. Turned out to be a piece of quartz with highly radioactive impurities in it. It was strange as it actually looked radioactive (most radioactive stuff looks boring). It was a crystal that was a bright green/yellow colour. They ended up disposing of it by dropping it down a 1,700m diamond drill hole.

    I guess the other general cool stuff I’ve found are things like plant fossils in the on site quarry, opals in a neighbouring town which is famous for opals (best time to look is after it has rained, just don’t go on someone else’s tenement, you could get shot). Not me but a coworker’s dad who had his own opal mine, found one of the most impressive opalised fossils of a large animal. It is the centrepiece of the opal fossils exhibition at the Adelaide Museum. It is a six metre long Addyman Plesiosaur.

  8. I found an envelope with a love letter in it. The letter acknowledged that the recipient didn’t love her back but she wanted fate to prove her love. If one of the enclosed lottery tickets won (there were 3 lottery tickets inside), that would be fate telling them to live together and spend the money together.

    This was in Japan and the envelope had been obviously discarded without being opened. It was rain soaked and kind of smudged.

    I did check the lotto tickets and won ¥3000 (about $30). It wasn’t possible to track down the recipient because it only used his family name and no other identifiers. Really common family name too.

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