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Seeking all hunted out sites!

GPX 5000

January 14, 2014 09:00am

I can remember the day I obtained permission to metal detect this property here in Culpeper, VA. "Sure you can go but it's been hunted out", okay thanks and off I go. Several of my co workers have hunted here, heck even my father in law. Heck the first day I was there I ran into somebody digging. I am, to my knowledge the only one to hit it with the GPX 5000. It's common to find relics below the plow line at average 18+" deep. I've been many many times and have yet to be skunked at the old hunted out site!

Posted on January 14, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Detecting stone...


January 09, 2014 09:00am

It is not what we usually seek, makes us proud and happy most of the time, but what we find! The same is true for me. I always think of finding some rare coin or jewelry, but all the time I get surprised by things concealed in the ground. This story began during a month long expedition to the Mongolian border, where we searched for the 17th century artifacts and medieval Chinese coins. I had my reliable and precise X-TERRA 705 with me.

Posted on January 09, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments



January 08, 2014 10:00am

I bought a Safari off a friend a few weeks ago, it’s taken me a few days to get my head around the tones as I’ve been using a Minelab Sovereign Elite.

we went to an old World War II camp which is now a football and dog walking field, my son and I went for an hour, set the safari in conductive all metal mode as seen on the Minelab owner site, we had only been there 10 minutes and got a hit of 20-24 ID, I thought that sounded good and dug away and out popped a 1939 German eagle spange 2nd class badge and a few coins, we were well made up!!

Posted on January 08, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

CTX Scores Huge Gold Nugget!

CTX 3030

January 07, 2014 10:30am

Video Success Story

A couple buddies and I have been using our Minelab detectors to relic hunt gold country Gold Camps and home sites. We recently started to video document our "CA Relic Adventures" while using our Minelab machines. I use the CTX 3030 and love the quicker response and it works great in the iron invested camps and home sites. Many of these sites have been considered "hunted out" but the CTX is opening them back up and we are unearthing some amazing relics and coins.

Posted on January 07, 2014 10:30am | 3 Comments

Early Viking-age Grave

CTX 3030

January 03, 2014 09:00am

...But I soon realized this was something bigger than an ax-head, and got a bit disappointed. I now thought it was an old cooking pan or an old door to an oven. I had to extend the plug size to get whatever is down there out. After a bit of digging I found myself looking at a long narrow object.
As I am looking at it I'm thinking for myself; Is it...? Can it be...? It can't be...!
I carefully pulled it out and laid it on the ground. HOLY.... It IS a sword...

Posted on January 03, 2014 09:00am | 5 Comments


CTX 3030

December 27, 2013 10:00am

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!

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

Banner Day Near Richmond, VA


December 25, 2013 10:00am

Video Success Story

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. 

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

Civil War Ohio State Seal Breastplate

CTX 3030

December 23, 2013 10:00am

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.

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

Radio Orphan Annie Decoder Pin

CTX 3030

December 23, 2013 09:00am

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. 

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

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.

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

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