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CTX 3030

April 15, 2014 01:30pm
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My CTX 3030 continues to astound me with its performance especially on pastureland. Here are some more of my recent discoveries. which include an eagle figure possibly from a Saxon helmet a lovely Saxon period decorated strap end....and there are plenty more too which I will share with everyone.

Posted on April 15, 2014 01:30pm | 0 Comments

Transportation history Restored


April 01, 2014 03:00pm
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As I move towards my third year of E-TRAC owner ship, it continues to amaze me what it recovers in worked out areas.

Recently I have been hunting a vacant lot that use to house a railroad yard that connected to the harbor steam ships back in the 1800's. The trains would go right out on the water on bridges and stop and meet the steam boats.

Both freight and passengers were on the trains and boats. Each would be transferred to the boat or train depending on if they were coming or going. When the passengers handed over or picked up their luggage, steamer trunks etc., like today, they had tags on them so you could recover the correct pieces. However, unlike paper ones used today, they used brass tags attached with leather.

Posted on April 01, 2014 03:00pm | 0 Comments

I found a whatchamacallit


March 25, 2014 10:00am
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Found this last fall 6 inches down at the base of a tree. Nobody knows what or why it's there. I took it to the Edmonton museum and all they could say is "it's more than 200yrs old and doesn't belong in Canada". I've sent pics to museums in UK with the same response. Forum conversations conclusions are that of a nose guard.

Posted on March 25, 2014 10:00am | 1 Comment

Gene Autry Deputy Sheriff Badge


March 22, 2014 08:00am
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I found this Gene Autry Deputy Sheriff Badge today at a 1700's farm house. I was told these are pretty rare?


Gary H. - USA

Posted on March 22, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Civil War Era Officers Button

CTX 3030

March 21, 2014 08:00am

I headed out for a much needed hunt with a buddy yesterday afternoon after work. He gained permission to hunt a large area that use to serve as a mission in the mid to late 1800’s. The ground was littered with iron signals. I hunt with the CTX 3030 and a wide open screen with zero discrimination so I can hear every bit of iron in the ground. I was digging every repeatable signal with not much hope of finding anything outstanding, I was just happy to be out swinging. I got a signal that I would not normally dig (12-24) but I sure am glad that I did.

Posted on March 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

5000 years old bronze axe head

CTX 3030

March 19, 2014 09:00am

Today after finding a 1863 Victorian penny, I then found a musket ball and a couple of modern coins, as I was walking back towards my home after one hours detecting, on my last signal of the day I began to dig and dig, then eventually at about 16 inches down I noticed the object at the bottom. After taking it out of the ground I realised that what I had found was a bronze axe head. After returning home I took it to an expert who informed me that it was between 4500-5000 years old.


Posted on March 19, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Find of a Lifetime


March 18, 2014 09:00am

Saxon Find (Found nr Maidstone, Kent, England)

By Greg Sweetman (Nr Dover Kent, England)

Like any dig, there is always going to be that “what if?” that goes through your mind whenever you walk out onto that field. Never knowing what you are going to find is the reason why all of us addicted detectorists keep coming back for more. Fuelled every now and then by the ground giving up its secrets with a find, and sometimes something rather special.   

Posted on March 18, 2014 09:00am | 1 Comment

Hidden cache treasures

CTX 3030

March 15, 2014 09:00am
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Back track about 2.5 years ago... I hunted an old German homestead. I was able to find some coins, medallions and Nazi WWI and II items The home was being redone and some parts have been remodelled, torn out or completely torn down, The first was an old barn that I found the first items. Now to the present... Part of the inner structure of the house was being worked on. The owner agreed to let us detect and look around again. After finding nothing but spiders and dead mice...

Posted on March 15, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

This one was about more than the finds!

CTX 3030

March 14, 2014 10:00am

Between snow, freezing rain, wind, or just the demands of the daily grind, getting time to go digging is a commodity. Especially getting to dig with my father in law. Virginia's winter often has a funny way of throwing a half a week of 60 degree weather at you. Last week your digging out your driveway and the next you find yourself in the woods with a t-shirt. But back to my father.

With the nice break in the weather we decided to head out to a new spot he acquired. Within minutes of hunting the spot we started getting signals. Drips of lead here a bullet there etc. We'd always stop once we break the ice and confirm to each other that we're on a good spot. The terrain was tough. Swampy woods with a lot of down trees. Often you'd move a dead Cedar out the way and do a little swinging. Being younger with fresher legs I tend to gain ground quicker than him and often find myself way ahead. This day something was off though and Dad was way back. I stopped, took the headphones off and could hear him a few hundred yards back. Time to back track.

Posted on March 14, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

The Mother Lode

Eureka Gold

March 07, 2014 10:00am

I live in Gold Country, Mariposa CA. the Mother of Counties back in the 1850's.

I bought my Minelab, Eureka Gold some years back, I've pittle with it here and there but never got to get serious with it because I own my own business and you know how that goes, (married to your job) anyway, I semi retired and live on what was known as "Sherlock Camp" back in the hayday of the Gold rush, I was told that the land I live on had a "house of ill-repute... I've been told that the town of Whitlock was just right down the road and it was a blustering mining town with about 3 Stamp Mills going 24-7... I heard a story from an elderly man that grew up here back in the 1930's while digging a garden down by the spring, they dug up a couple of cowboys, still wearing their guns...

Posted on March 07, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

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