BCP272 - Tilley ( original )
N50° 26.881 W111° 38.950
Keen to find this one after Cap'n Cache & Lt. Geo posted a find, XRN95 and I headed out this AM for the find. I was anxious to find this one soon after this FIRST find for a couple of reasons : I have DNF'd on this one three times and, based on the pic from Lt. Geo, I was worried that rains would fill the hole up.
We drove up to this familiar spot and, low and behold, a "NEW" feature : a small hole with a survey stick sticking out of it ... in the middle of the access road. This is a definite new for this area as there was NEVER a hole in the spot - it's a couple of meters east of the original hole where several people have searched and where the survey post was originally sticking out of.
So, XRN95 looked down and the cap is down this hole about 2 1/2 feet. We managed to clear enough dirt away to expose the cap but there's no way the the numbers can be seen so we took some pics.
OK, here's my claim : Cap'n Cache & Lt. Geo are the first to claim a find on this. Anyone prior to them who claim to have found brass here are lying. My reasons? This hole has NEVER been here before, of that there is no doubt in my mind since this is my fourth visit.
Secondly, the cap could never have been found with consumer metal detectors. XRN95 tried Old Yeller on this and we only got a chirp about 10 inches from the cap, which is about 20 inches below ground. There is no way that someone with a consumer detector could find this cap from the surface of the ground when the cap was 30 inches below the ground.
Lastly, given the diameter of the hole, maybe about 12 inches, there's NO WAY that this cap was dug up with conventional tools like ... say ... gardening tools. Some more professional tool must have been used. Plus the dirt was nice and firm all around this hole - there was no prior digging done here.
I even went on the Spin database and ran a query with a radius ( a square one, I guess ) of 30 meters and there were no other BMs other than this one, no one can claim that they found a different ASCM.
So, not that I've checked or anything , anyone who has claimed a find on this cap before Cap'n Cache & Lt. Geo should do the honorable thing and delete their "finds" on this cap.
Have a great day!
This entry was edited by nicolo on Saturday, 21 August 2010 at 22:08:53.