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Got 8!

GPZ 7000

March 27, 2015 04:00pm

I am on a roll.  Went out yesterday.  Got 8!!! Found 2 nuggets in the gully Miguel and I worked, but up on the side, then I found this new gully close by that looked untouched.  I got 6 more out of that gully with the crowning achievement being the last nugget that was 1.2 pennyweight at a depth of around 18 inches.  CRAZY!  It is the big sliver of gold in the picture and you can see the depth of the hole, with my coil in it.

Posted on March 27, 2015 04:00pm | 0 Comments

Thank you Minelab


March 22, 2015 09:00am

2 trips with 705 my first time hunting in almost 20 years pictures of both trips below 2 mercury dimes and a barber dime and some wheat pennies I am very excited to learn and grow with this machine. Thank you Minelab for making such a great product and making my re-entry into the hobby so enjoyable.

Posted on March 22, 2015 09:00am | 0 Comments

First time out


March 21, 2015 08:00am

I had not hunted for over ten years I decided to get back in so I bought a new Xterra 705 I took it out to an old house yard the day after I got it the guy said it had been hunted once before but I still came up with a Mercury dime in excellent shape and a 1939 and 1956 wheat pennies I am excited to continue to learn and improve with this machine.


Posted on March 21, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

13 keepers on Friday the 13th.

CTX 3030

March 20, 2015 08:00am
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On March 13th I had the opportunity to take a new person to the area out detecting. He is has been using a Garret AT Pro for 2yrs and as yet had never found silver. He did manage to get his first ever silver coin that day but needless to say the CTX was singing a very different story. While he only managed one silver coin, a 1952 Canadian dime. I pulled 9 silver coins, 2 silver rings, 1 gold ring and a 1901 US $5 gold coin that has been made into a love token. What a wonderful day to be swinging the CTX. As yet the Chinese characters have not been fully deciphered but that will come.

Posted on March 20, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments


Excalibur 1000

March 17, 2015 08:00am
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Hunting on the Outer Banks a couple years ago after we had a good northerly wind for a couple days. Got a good strong signal near the dune line. After digging down for about a foot I figured it was probably an aluminium can. To my surprise it turned out to be a large coin. It was about the size of an old US silver dollar. I could make out a few things and after I got home discovered it had a 1623 date. Doing further research it turned out to be a Patagon. In the 1600's, Patagonia was a Country in Northern Europe where present day Belgium is located. This coin was probably off of a shipwreck near that site.


Posted on March 17, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Detecting saved my son


March 16, 2015 08:00am

The club consists primarily of a dozen or so "old-timers" and Jack who sits eagerly and attentively taking in the tips and information they generously share. Jack almost always wins several of the monthly "best finds" categories which seem to both impress and humble his fellow club members! Along with the pride this brought, Jack also was able to save enough "clad" (he found A LOT!) to purchase a barely used Minelab X-Terra 705 from an elderly gentleman we met in a park who was so impressed by Jack's enthusiasm for the hobby that he gave him a great deal as he had an extra one he could part with. Jack was in heaven!

Posted on March 16, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

My once in a lifetime find

CTX 3030

March 15, 2015 08:00am

With the cold weather finally breaking I decided to find some treasure! On a permission hunt in Gainesville VA, I found my best find yet. My heart was racing at what I thought was a gold coin, upon further investigating it turned out to be something even better. I found a 1861 cival war dog tag belonging to soldier John Vanderpool. Found in Gainesville near the second battle of Manassas where he was injured in the line of duty. His brother also enlisted the same day as john. However his brother Simon Vanderpool became a deserter, eventually caught and reassigned to a different reg. Even more interesting, you can read a deposition from John explaining the death of his tent mate that got shot in the groin and bleed to death. Below is a little more info I was able to dig up.

Posted on March 15, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

First silver for 2015

CTX 3030

March 13, 2015 11:00am

At long last the snow and ice cleared away and off I went on my first hunt for the year. Within 40 minutes of detecting I hit a strong 12-46 at 7" and there in the hole was a 1745 8 reale. After some patient cleaning you can see the end result, and some have said, " not a bad start to the year"


Posted on March 13, 2015 11:00am | 0 Comments

Texas Ranch Ringer


March 13, 2015 09:00am

I grabbed my Safari with newfound knowledge and experience, and re-attacked my backyard. I wasn't more than 20 feet from my back patio, and that lovely high pitched silver tone rang from my Safari. I was curious and immediately pinpointed the target. Low and behold, about 5 inches under the surface was this amazing peridot birthstone ring. My heart raced. I quickly sprinted inside to wash up my treasure and have a closer look at it under a magnifying glass. It was slightly bent as if it's owner had undergone some calamity, we do get quite a few tornadoes in this area, but it was beautiful nonetheless. It's an incredibly beautiful green, and pure silver. I could see the initials JCD on the back and 26, which I assume is 1926. I intend to seek out our historical society and find out who owned this property originally, but I'm so glad I had my Safari that day.

Posted on March 13, 2015 09:00am | 0 Comments

GPZ 7000 helps long time detectorist secure first gold nugget!

March 12, 2015 10:00am

I just bought the new GPZ 7000 from Doc over at Doc’s Detecting in Las Vegas and it was a great experience.

Posted on March 12, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

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