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Posts about FindsAre here
- Dick Stout on One of my searches featured in Lexington Herald Leader newspaper
- Patricia Sprinkle on Spanish-American War Item – 1898 Camp Geo. H. Thomas Medal Dug in Kentucky
- anthrofeedsOpen Minds, Clearer Signals – Metal Detectorist and Archaeologist Cooperation Takes Another Step | on Excavation at Montpelier’s Field Slave Site Was a Moving Experience.
- pocketspill on Metal Detectorists and Relic Hunters Appalled by Augusta GA Cemetery Desecration
- Mike Smith on Metal Detectorists and Relic Hunters Appalled by Augusta GA Cemetery Desecration
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All Hunts, Photos are Authentic!No planted finds or made up stories on this site. I do not film details about the places I hunt in order to protect the privacy of the landowners who grant me permission.
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I found this story almost unbelievable. Dave Wise was hunting a 1750s home in Connecticut and found all of these at one site. He recounted the story here: “‘I’m not even sure today was real! Todd picked me up & … Continue reading →
A couple of recent hunts and a previously lost clip finding an 1838 half dime!
I decided to hit a local town and do some freestyling. I drove around a bit in a historic area and ended up seeing a place with a beautiful big yard, dating from around 1830-1840. I built up the nerve … Continue reading →
At a church location from the 1830s, I found this designed flat button at around 5″ with the E-Trac. It rank up as a 12-44 and is a bit larger than a US Quarter. The shank is intact. There … Continue reading →
Found, at an early 1800s site, a Grand Army of the Republic Button. It’s in poor condition and thus shows how mportant it is to get these artifacts out of the ground. At least this was rescued before it dissolved … Continue reading →
Did some freestyling today and ended up at a 1853 farmhouse with a wonderful set of owners. Funny I always start out unsure about freestyling but seem to always land in a good spot .. As LONG AS I don’t … Continue reading →
This past weekend, I took advantage of the nice weather to hunt an 1820s-era farm. The conditions are difficult. Every coil swing reveals 4-5 iron signals, so I had to run the E-Trac in two-tone ferrous *all day* with a … Continue reading →