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2,500+ Year Old Copper Spear Point

CTX 3030

May 17, 2014 11:00am
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After a few days of research due to being housebound from non-stop down pouring I had a couple days’ worth of hunting planned and mapped out. I started my hunt at 8:00 in the morning in one of my favorite hunt spots. I’ve been searching and recovering from this particular site for over 3 years now with every winter passing it turns up new finds. I spent the majority of my morning there not finding much. It was probably due to the amount of time I had already spent there in previous hunts. Just before I was about to leave I got a sweet dime signal at 5 inches down. I dug until I could see the back of the barber dime glistening at me. After brushing it off I discovered it was a 1900 New Orleans mint Barber dime with hardly any wear. Not as prosperous of an adventure as before but at least I found something.

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Posted on May 17, 2014 11:00am | 0 Comments

My greatest discovery by far! Part 2

CTX 3030

May 17, 2014 09:00am
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Video Success Story

So a few weeks after I did the discovery of the grave, the excavation was about to start. I had talked to my boss and got a week off to take part in the excavation.


The excavation went on for 4 days and we recovered lots of nice objects.
We found a sword, a spearhead, some arrowheads, a scythe, 2 sickles, a briddle and after the excavation x-rays showed there was allso an ax among the objects.

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Posted on May 17, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

4,000 Year Old Bronze Age Lunula

CTX 3030

May 12, 2014 08:00am
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While out on one of our weekly digs with the Stour Valley Search and Recovery Club, in the heart of the Dorset countryside, I was privileged enough to find a piece of Bronze Age gold, with a possible age to it of approximately 4,000 years.  It started like every Club dig with a friendly chat as we all started to arrive and then a quick briefing about the field we were going to detect in.  The field was permanent pasture and the Club had visited it several times before.  Previously I had only been there once.   On that occasion I had only found a couple of small bronze coins and a Georgian halfpenny. As lunch time was approaching my finds bag was similar to my last visit, which consisted of two small Roman bronze coins and a medieval buckle.  I headed across the field to see two Club members and asked them if they had found anything interesting.  The answer was “no, nothing yet”.  At that point I decided to head straight across the field to join other Club members who were having lunch.

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Posted on May 12, 2014 08:00am | 2 Comments

So beautiful!

CTX 3030

May 04, 2014 08:00am
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A few weeks ago I went with a search buddy of my to a favourite spot where if have found a few nice things from the Saxon period. The field was heavily ploughed. But we could still search. After only 10 minutes I found a broken Saxon brooch. Bummer, again a broken one was going around in my mind. Then 10 meters further a nice smooth sound from the deep. And it was deep, around 30 cm. But it was a tone that trigger me to dug the hole. And there it was a very beautiful Saxon brooch with a length of 7.5 cm and!!! It was not broken. Man o man I was happy. I found that day 5 brooches with a another very very first century Roman brooch. Now the search is done here for a month or 2.
 

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Posted on May 04, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

New Detector

X-TERRA 705

April 25, 2014 05:00pm
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I don't have a success story yet...just bought an X-TERRA 705 after years of using Whites, so I am hoping to have a real nice success story soon.

 

 

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Posted on April 25, 2014 05:00pm | 1 Comment

Georgia Constitution!

GPX 5000

April 25, 2014 12:00pm
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In March 2013, I was fortunate enough to find a great piece of American Civil War history while in Brandy Station, Virginia. It was during the organized relic hunt titled Diggin' in Virginia XXIII where I located a 1863 period fire or shallow trash pit using my Minelab GPX 5000. 

After removing 3 iron barrel bands, a few nails and a couple of ration cans, I searched the large dirt pile and located an incredible piece of history...A Confederate buckle stamped with the state seal of Georgia! Needless to say, I was stunned! That was the second Civil War buckle I had found at this site while using the GPX 5000. 

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Posted on April 25, 2014 12:00pm | 0 Comments

My greatest discovery by far

CTX 3030

April 25, 2014 11:30am
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Video Success Story

The story starts back at the time when I found the Viking age grave. After that find I was in the local newspaper, and as a result I got a letter from a local landowner that told me that I could go treasure hunting on his land whenever I wanted to.

So during Easter I was on holiday back in my hometown in the Hardangerfjord, Norway. Ready to attack these new lands I had bought me self a video camera to make detecting videos and to better document my finds.

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Posted on April 25, 2014 11:30am | 3 Comments

Great finds

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.

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

Transportation history Restored

E-TRAC

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.

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

I found a whatchamacallit

Sovereign

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.

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

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