I marked my position on the GPS and began searching, and tried to do it systematically and digging every signal. The first thing I dug out was a single spurr, but the other one was no where to be found between the small cluster of young sapplings I had gotten myself tangled into, it was just a lot of nails, some k98 casings and wires. When there was no more signals given by the detector I managed to get out of the shrubbery and searched another little grid. Here I found a few tent pegs, some 9mm casings, a crushed signal flare shotglass and a piece of shrapnel. The shrapnel might be from the fighting that happened in the area in 1940.
In a tree stump I found a k98 casing grown into it. Im always amazed by relics eaten by trees and roots. When I had checked all the signals in my little grid I decided it was time to check out one of the dumping pits. It wasn`t big, it just looked like a 50cm diameter dug hole but the Fisher gave off a nice strong mixed signal. Here was some shoepolish tins, a bunch of broken bottles, some cream tubes, a few uniform buttons and skin cream tins. I also picked up a small piece of aluminium that looked like a SS rune and stuck it in my pocket.
The hours had flown by and I hadn`t more time today so I had to stroll back to the road and on the way I dug up a few more k98 casings, stripper clips, a large crate handle and another tent peg which was quite bent.
Later when I was at home and emptied the pockets, I cleaned up the tiny aluminium piece and it looks like a fieldmade rune for a SS collar tab, ca 2,4 cm tall and the prongs broken off. In 1944 and 45 there might have been SS troops in this camp as the army having fought in Finland and the Murmansk front retreated parts of it stayed in the valley for a while and some capitulated here.
I ll try to get back there tomorrow to continue the search.
Now its bedtime so sleep well my friends :)