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Bracelet lost for 60 years

CTX 3030

January 29, 2014 08:00pm

I was at a local middle school that was a grade 1-12 school back in the day. I have been here several times before and found several silver coins. On Friday the January 24th I made a find that was more amazing than I knew at the time. I found a small Sterling bracelet with a name on it. I did not know who the person was or what he meant to my town until I researched it. I moved to Winder Ga 4 years ago and the man on the bracelet passed away in 2006. 

Come to find out he was a WELL loved city councilman for 35 years and had done numerous great things for Winder. The town dedicated the newly refurbished Fire station to him in his name. He was Billy Sheridan and graduated from the school in 1955 but went there from grade 1-12 so we are not sure when he lost it. I made contact with the family through Face Book and Fox 5 Atlanta (news station) covered the return. Here is a link to that story.

Posted on January 29, 2014 08:00pm | 1 Comment

An unexpected find


January 23, 2014 03:00pm

With a break in the cold weather here in Colorado, I pulled out my E-TRAC for a little bit and play with it in my back yard of my house that was built in the late 1800s. First signal I get is near an old cedar fence post, it was an "iffy" signal, but figured why not dig it up and see. So, I dig up around the post and pull out an old mason jar lid, the kind that has the glass inside the lid.

Posted on January 23, 2014 03:00pm | 0 Comments

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

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