We found the dumping pit deep in the forest, which needed to be completed, and while I dug into it the Girlfriend disappeared to go forage some berries for us to enjoy come winter. She returned about the same time as I was filling back the rocks and soil into the pit and sorted out the finds worth keeping. She had much better luck than me, she brought back a few kilos of berries! My haul was more meager, a bunch of small white plastic buttons, several cream tubes, a few bottles, two rubber muzzle caps and a razor.
I roamed around a bit with the detector and soon found a patch with a bunch of signals. Under the moss was a whole bunch of full K98 clips spread around, broken porcelain, two rifle cleaning kits, some 9mm rounds, a field shovel, a spoon, a Göffel, a couple of small bottles and a few buttons.
After some eating and a cup of warm Chaga we slowly strolled towards the car, but we stumbled upon a couple of dumping pits on the way. The first one held nawt but rubbish and a small silver bracelet. I found an exact same type of bracelet in another part of the forest earlier this summer. The other pit was a bit of a struggle. It had some big items in it, but it was overgrown with rather thick roots and a lot of rocks had been dumped atop it. After a good while I had managed to fight both items back to the surface. One was a fuel barrell top with some text on, "200l Kraftstoff Feuergefarlich Wehrmacht". The other was the seat from a vehicle, a Kübel- or Schwimmwagen, it was in quite good condition so I guess it ll find its way to someone restoring a vehicle.
After filling back both these pits I took a round with the detector checking single signals spread around. It wasn`t a meter without a beep from it. One place I found a 20l fuel can, I found half a iron cast oven thrown around, bits of zink and other sheet metals, a vehicle flag frame and quite a lot of nails. Starting to get tired I fell down on my knees for checking yet another patch full of signals and there it was, a find I hadn`t dared dream of having again. A Finnish-German Nordfront Cross!! (After clean up I see now that it is one of the Lapplandfront variant of this cross) It was a totally amazing find. The cross was in quite good condition and of another variant than the one I was lucky enough to find last year, precisely one year and one day between the finds. Around the cross was a few other items as well, a gold plated brooch with some red stones, a named aluminum tag, a dice and a gaming piece and some buttons. With this find in hand the winter can just come tomorrow, I have had a crazy season this year!! (but of course I hope it`ll still be a few more weeks of season, the thrill of the hunt os better than any finds :D )
Now it was time to call it quits and we picked berries on our way back to the car and spent a couple of hours when home cleaning and sorting them to make jams and syrup :)
Happy Hunting my friends :)