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    Amazing Coin Spill, Find of a lifetime for me!

    So after 35 years of detecting I had the find of a lifetime. I was doing some research in the state library and came across an old hand drawn map of an area I have never researched before but the cartographer indicated where houses and cabins were and the map was dated 1851 (that's early for California) there were lines which after research I figured out were early Township lines, I was able to match them up to Google Earth and found 22 new sites. After 4 months of trying we finally got permission to hunt 2 of the sites and another 2 are on public land.

    So the California Relic Adventures crew headed out to the first site of the four, me Ron Swenson (Ron CA) and Andrew Savich (Mr.Merc) were working around the iron and Andrew called us over with a nice find! We didn't get that dig on video but everything that happened after that we did film. An epic hunt. After Andrew cleaned out his area, we all spread out and walked different directions. I walked about 50' away and hit a high conductor target, what came after that was all caught live on video.

    7 days later at the second site (from that map) I made another discovery of a lifetime. I will make a separate post for that find but that map has so far turned out to be a real treasure map! We are all still absolutely floored by these 2 hunts.

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    Wowowowowow

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    Congratulations on all of those AMAZING FINDS! Great video, and thanks for sharing. Happy Hunting to you!

    Sluice

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    That is the best video I have seen on here IMO. It deserves not only banner, but the best of treasurenet.

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    Scotland, Aye !!

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    I've stopped the video at the 11 minute mark to write one word:
    BANNER !!
    Don...
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    holy crap.
    thats the best video i've seen on here and quite possibly anywhere.
    felt like i was there with you.
    congrats.
    BANNER.

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    Congrats again Mark!!

    Being there to witness this was as good as finding it myself!!

    I agree, this is one of our best videos Yet! Yes -- this find is worthy of Banner not once, but twice!! Andrew is not on here but his find is banner worthy and Marks Triple Double is more than Banner worthy!! And I must agree that the video is fantastic !! LOL

    Congrats again to Andrew and Mark on Find's of a Lifetime!!

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    I cannot believe that!! Amazing finds Gentlemen!!
    49r Relics, Mr.Merc and A2coins like this.
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    Motivator

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    I've never seen a video like that. Nothing to say but WOW!
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    Martiobarbuli

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    There are no words... 70 bucks in 100+ year old gold and silver... To call it amazing is an insult. This is a true instabanner, congrats!
    49r Relics, Mr.Merc and A2coins like this.

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    GET THE F&$@ OUT OF HERE! I am so happy for you guys! I'm sitting here in Maine where it's freezing cold and I'm so depressed that I can't get out. Seeing this video is just what I needed. I am in shock at what you guys just found. Research is what it's all about as you know. Finding a place that nobody else found! I am absolutely blown away. Wow! Great job guys! Congrats
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    Holy Crud!! Simply amazing!!!!
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    SeabeeRon Santa Cruz,CA.

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    Banner to the MAX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unbefreakinlievable Man !!!! The only videos I've seen that are in the ball park with this are
    the dude (Beau) who found like 200 Capped Bust silver halves in a stream bed cache , and toward the end of last year some guys
    up Northern Cal. (I think ) found a 4 ounce nugget on a live dig . This is just mind blowing - I've never seen a twenty dollar gold
    piece come up live before - much less several of them .

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    Martiobarbuli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    toward the end of last year some guys up Northern Cal. (I think ) found a 4 ounce nugget on a live dig .
    Guess who those guys were...

 

 
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