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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2012
    Tennessee
    Garrett Ace 250 Tesoro Compadre Garrett AT Pro
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    Treasures and Fossils

    My first year of detecting (2013)

    I got my first true metal detecting for my birthday last year. It was a Garrett Ace 250. Well, its been a full year now and with the heavy snow I decided to hang it up for 2013. I went on dozens of hunts, found hundreds of relics through all four seasons. Most of my artifacts come from a single site a few miles from my house. I originally went to this site to clad hunt the baseball field. I love clad quarters as much as the next guy, but I like my relics a little aged. I noticed some rock walls in the woods surrounding the field and decided to go exploring. After a while, I found what was left of a concrete house foundation. The area around the house was very prolific, and I found artifacts from around 1770-1830 and 1880 all the way to the 50s. There had to be 3 or 4 dumps on the site, with various bottles and relics (mostly junk iron). It seems the place was equestrian based on the sheer number of mid 20th century horse buckles, saddle leather, horse shoes, and horse cure bottle relics I found. Though I found a bounty of flat buttons, bullets, colonial tools, and bottles, I found no old coins. My oldest coin is a 1913 blank Wheat cent. I'll find some colonial silver next year. I went to various sites in Connecticut, New York, and even New Hampshire. I cannot wait to see where 2014 will bring me! I stand by my idea that the Garrett Ace 250 is the best machine to start out this hobby.

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    Some bottles from this year.
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    Some coins and flat buttons. Included are some wheat cents, 3 silver Roosevelt dimes, a silver Washington, 40% JFK half, a Keene, New Hampshire Railway token, and a WW2 great seal button.
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    Some iron relics including Axe heads, horse shoes, a colonial hoe head, a wrench and even some early hand forged scissors.
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    A nice collection of spoons (and a fork) from the late 19th to mid 20th century.
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    Pepsi cola bottle
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    Two of my favorites finds- A Victorian Mourning Brooch? and a Druggist medicine bottle from the 1910s.
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    I did find my crap-ton share of clad this year. All of it including the Princess of clad, totaled over $21.00.
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  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2012
    Misipy
    X Terra 505 and Vaquero
    311
    328 times
    Metal Detecting
    Lots of nice relics .................. u had a good year !!!

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    us
    Jan 2013
    SW Virginia
    Whites Coinmaster,At Pro,Minelab Etrac
    583
    190 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thats A Great Lot Of Relics! Love The Buttons.

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2010
    California
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    3,139
    946 times
    Super variety!

    I agree the brooch is really nice find. Thanks for spreading your relics out for all to see! HAVE FUN NEXT YEAR! Andi

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2013
    Finger Lakes Region Of NY
    Minelab Etrac, Minelab Profind
    588
    869 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Great finds. Love the bottles and china. Those were visual finds?

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2012
    Tennessee
    Garrett Ace 250 Tesoro Compadre Garrett AT Pro
    665
    332 times
    Treasures and Fossils
    Yep. Just find a dump, get down on a knee, and prod away with your blade.

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2013
    SW Virginia
    Currently researching to buy
    165
    51 times
    Metal Detecting
    Looks like you had a great year! Your appreciation for the ACE 250 is nice to hear....I am considering making my first an ACE 350

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
    9,215
    4647 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    good stuff. hope 2014 is even better

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
    14,275
    14908 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats on a very good TH'ing season! All the best for 2014! GL. & HH!

  10. #10
    us
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
    Minelab Excalibur II XP Deus Garrett pro pointer XP Deus MI-6 pinpointer
    9,528
    10940 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice job hunting, good luck next year!
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

  11. #11
    Dennis

    Feb 2013
    East tennessee
    Garrett
    228
    85 times
    Relic Hunting
    Congratulations. Excited for you. Thanks for sharing.

  12. #12

    Mar 2012
    1,330
    866 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    You had a wonderful year. Good luck in 2014.

  13. #13
    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,147
    15249 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  14. #14
    ca
    Nov 2010
    Canada
    XP Deus, ATPro
    5,820
    6855 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Congrats on a great first year!

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, Equinox 600, and Tesorso compadre
    4,948
    2313 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Great first season, hope next year is even better for you!

 

 
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