Relic Hunting In Karelia

Second "Virgin" Site Discovery

What pleased my eyes was a utility pole which did not have any wires - always a good sign of the ghost settlement site.

Abandoned Utility Pole

I found a patch of tall grass in the middle of which I could leave my bicycle and gear, out of view of unexpected passerby.

My Gear Sheltered by Tall Grass

And that was where I started relic hunting - metal detecting in All-Metal mode with the highest sensitivity setting. Right away, I began receiving many signals from the iron nails, always a good indication of a former settlement.

10 minutes later, I got a solid bronze signal and dug up my first find.

A Bronze Household Hook

Bronze Relic Find

Most likely it was made in the 19th century considering the type of drilled holes, but I was not sure.

Bronze Utility Hook

Relic's Side View

What puzzled me the most was a tiny pentagonal nick.

Pentagonal Nick on Hook

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