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Questions tagged [manmade-object-identification]

Questions about identifying man-made objects in the outdoors, please use a descriptive title and include a picture.

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What are these small corroded canisters on top of a mountain in Nevada?

I found these small corroded canisters on top of a mountain in Nevada, They were about 3 inches long and some had a metal post inside that has green corrosion on them. I think they are trash from ...
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Small Islands in Androscoggin river, Berlin NH

We were recently driving through Berlin Hew Hampshire, and saw these small islands in the river for several miles. There was not a good place to stop and take a picture of them, but they show clearly ...
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What are these concrete posts near the Gallow Hill water tower in Dundee, Scotland?

I've been walking my dog recently in the Templeton woods in Dundee, Scotland. When I walked past the Gallow Hill water tower I came across these concrete (?) posts. There were about 20-30 of them and ...
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Is this rock I found on the Toiyabe Crest Trail an arrowhead?

I found this arrowhead-shaped rock on the Toiyabe Crest trail in Nevada, USA. I'm wondering if it actually is an arrowhead. It's about 1.5 inches long. The reasons that I think it could be is that it'...
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What are these rusted metal objects found on a beach?

On a very secluded beach on the Faroe Islands (half a day's hike from the nearest road, and you have to climb down a 50m cliff using an old rope), I found these rusted metal objects. They're about ...
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What is this floating raft-like object in the waters of a reservoir in Massachusetts?

My husband frequently walks at the Wachusett Reservoir, which spans a few towns in central Massachusetts. This past Sunday he was on his usual path, and saw something floating in the water which he ...
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Wooden (or natural) obstacles in “the wild” looking like horse-jump obstacles

I recognized a bunch of obstacles in an area where I often hike lately. They popped up half a year ago and are spread along our local river. It seems like they are aligned to a trail. I have not ...