It has come time to reveal the location of what George (band for life member of "E-Trac Heaven") considers the best metal detector hunting spot on the Oregon Coast. After much thought and deliberation, he told me to "post the spot" where over the last fifteen years, he has found more silver coins, some dating in the 18th and 19th century, more GOLD, mostly rings and necklaces and a few Spanish gold coins that he quickly sold to buy more metal detectors and more metal artifacts, mostly bronze and copper alloys, then anyone I have ever met!
The reason that George is banned for life from E-tarc Heaven has nothing to do with breaking club rules at our field meetings. At our last rally he made a statement to another member that paved the road from his "member in bad standing" to "band for life" status. All he said to another member was, "lady, Can't you find somewhere else to hunt, I don't mind your perfume but it's drawing bugs"!
The first photo is of the Glenesslin that ran aground at Neahkahnie mountain during a storm in 1913. It is just one of the many ships that broke-up in the waters at the Oregon coast in the last 400 years. That ship and many others broke-up and covered Manzanita beach with timbre, spars and fittings. The currents and tides contribute to Manzanita beach's rich deposit of artifacts and coins that are constantly being washed on shore after winter storms.
This second and third photo is a piece of bee's wax that George recently found at the high tide line where Beulah Reed road and Nehalem Road meet in Manzanita. The Bee's Wax Wreck has some new interest with a few groups of late, The Nagagroup, based in Hawaii and Seattle (?) are expressing interest in the area, asking leading questions to us locals, running Two Box detectors and GPR's from Nehalem to Smugglers Cove, north of Manzanita looking for .....bee's wax.
I'm sure that their efforts have nothing to do with the Lost Treasure Chest of Gold that was buried at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain a few hundred years ago. There is a story of someone finding the treasure in the 1800s , digging it up, alone, probably 800 lbs , eight feet down and loaded on to a wagon, alone and hauling the treasure to Astoria... The treasure is still there, hidden somewhere under the sand. Someday to be found.
Over the years, I have had a unique opportunity, visiting friends and a few of the older people that own homes in the little sleepy town of Manzanita. I've seen chunks of bee's wax along with compasses, a binnacle, a flint lock pistol, spar blocks, cups and fine china on the fireplace mantles of many homes.
So remember fellow Treasure Hunters, this information didn't come from me, Anything found older than twenty years (?) must be turned in the State and the only reason that my friend George is letting me post this is because he has found a better place to hunt!
This is the link to the Nagga Group. The only reason that I'm posting it is for the information provided. I am highly suspect of any treasure hunting organisation that seeks volunteers and at the same time carries a highly paid staff and board of directors.
........and for the "clip board" swinging "grid string" whipping archaeologists that are out there..... No guarantees are expressed or implied, if you want that piece of wax that was found or any information relevant to the Neahkahnie Treasure, join our forum, post some "finds" and send me a personal message.
Ron, E-trac Heaven is a metal detecting club that's based somewhere around Salem Oregon. Some of the members have vacation homes on the Oregon Coast. George and I met them metal detecting at Cannon Beach a few years ago and George stupidly offered to take them to a few spots that we knew of and the relationship has been going down hill since that day.