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SILVER ON THE SECOND SIGNAL!

CTX 3030

December 27, 2013 10:00am
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I took my brand new CTX 3030 out for its maiden voyage this Christmas eve. First good signal was a colonial flat button, the second was a part of a Spanish Realle (piece of eight). How cool is that? Silver on the second signal! Sure off to a good start with my CTX 3030. This site is an iron infested area with the goodies hiding in between the junk, at least for a little while longer!

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Posted on December 27, 2013 10:00am | 0 Comments

Banner Day Near Richmond, VA

E-TRAC

December 25, 2013 10:00am
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Last week a detecting friend of mine Terry McClemments, “Delaware Digger” contacted me to ask if I would be interested in joining him on a three day detecting trip to Richmond, VA. He said a friend of his had invited him and another friend down to do some Civil War Relic hunting on private property that he had permission to hunt on. A few days before the hunt Terry's friend could not go so he called me. I told him I would see if I could get off work Monday and clear it with the wife. By Thursday everything was a go and we left early Saturday morning. 

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Posted on December 25, 2013 10:00am | 1 Comment

Civil War Ohio State Seal Breastplate

CTX 3030

December 23, 2013 10:00am
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During the fall and winter I like to hunt old home sites from the 1800's that are now in farm fields. We tend to find a lot of 1800's coins, buttons and relics where the farmers didn't even know that a house use to set there. My wife and I tracked down this one home site that set way off the road. We started finding a few buttons and Civil War store cards, when I ran across this really nice quarter signal. I pulled out this bent up piece of metal that had lead on with what appeared to be a brass hook. I just threw it in my pouch and went on hunting. After getting home and sorting the good from the trash, I decided to wash this piece because of the brass hook in the lead. After cleaning it up, I seen it had a picture on it that was similar to the Ohio State Seal. After some research I found that it was Civil War Breastplate Buckle and to think I almost discarded it as trash.

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Posted on December 23, 2013 10:00am | 0 Comments

Radio Orphan Annie Decoder Pin

CTX 3030

December 23, 2013 09:00am
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My friend and I have been hunting an old school house site that was in use from 1898 to 1965. We have found several old coins, but the most interesting finds are the relics that range from toy gun parts to roller skate wheels, train wheels and jewelry. One day I was not having much luck and was ready to give up when I ran across a nice quarter signal about 5" deep. 

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Posted on December 23, 2013 09:00am | 1 Comment

1 grown man +1 Gold colin = Little Kid again.

CTX 3030

December 21, 2013 09:00am
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After detecting the whole Brigade camp with the CTX 17" smart coil I decided to go back over hot spots infested with iron using the stock coil. It has paid off, big time, especially yesterday. I had already dug a few whole CW bullets when I actually got to a iron infested area. Then I dug a NY button and started circling. The 4th target I dug while circling was the 1861 Gold Indian Head that turned me back into the 10 year old digging bottles with his Grandmother. That was at 3:30. I stayed 3 hours past dark circling the area like a shark smelling blood. I ended up finding 40+ more CW items. Christmas 2013 will be 1 I'll never forget.

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Posted on December 21, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Early Gold Rush Coins and Relics

CTX 3030

December 14, 2013 09:00am
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Had a once in a lifetime hunt in the Victorian Goldfields with the CTX 3030 finding a dozen silver coins. Given how hot the ground is the CTX 3030 is the only machine that I would rely on to get these great targets. Also have these finds logged as find points for future hunts.

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Posted on December 14, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 Gold Ingot Viking or Bronze age

CTX 3030

December 12, 2013 09:00am
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Having had a lovely morning detecting with good friends I decided to have quick break before heading into a new field. Using Google earth on my phone I located myself and noticed an unusual hedge formation in the next field and plotted a waypoint on my CTX3030 GPS to help to know when I was in the area.

I would describe the ploughing as rough so it was very tough going and after an hour I decided to follow the line of where my GPS was telling me a hedge used to be back towards the car for some food.

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Posted on December 12, 2013 09:00am | 1 Comment

Australian Internment Camp Tokens

CTX 3030

December 10, 2013 09:00am
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A few months back I purchased a CTX 3030 as a back up to my GPX 5000 for when I come across old areas that appear to have had much past activity.

Initially I struggled with usage the CTX 3030, and this is a person who started in the 1980's with a Garrett and feel very comfortable with detectors in general and the use there of...
However I battled on with the CTX 3030 and decided to take a lesson in the operations of the detector offered by Andrew Gladdis at Coiltek in Maryborough Victoria.

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Posted on December 10, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Thimble

Explorer II

December 06, 2013 09:00am
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I've only just purchased my Explorer II second hand and thought to get used to it I'd try it on some pasture fields, nice short grass easy detecting I took along some coins and a nail so that I could run a test bed and try and work out the setting on my latest detector.

So off I go setting three differ coins about 12" apart and also a nail after much swinging of the coil and trying different settings I thought I had it sorted. But on my last run over my test bed I heard another signal, it took 6 or 7 more runs before it dawned on me that there must be something in the ground so dig it I did and couldn't believe my luck when an almost perfect silver thimble popped out of the soil.

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Posted on December 06, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Charity rally

Explorer SE

December 04, 2013 09:00am
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Forest of Dean metal detecting club hosted a charity in Aid of children's ruby and this was found by a detectorist on the site with Minelab Explorer SE, two late Bronze Age gold, I returned few days later and found another Bronze Age gold loop...

 
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Posted on December 04, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

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