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    us
    Dec 2012
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    Had a good hunt in Spanish Fort, Alabama last week.

    Dug some minie balls, a buck, a lead canister ball, a couple of Williams Cleaner tails and some friction primers. I did have a first in digging two primers that were unused drops with the wire loops attached.Click image for larger version. 

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    Joe

    Nov 2014
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    Great hunt!!! Those primers are sweet finds. Congratulations!
    If you are like me, the weight of a pocket full lead fills good on the way back to the truck.

    HH, RN
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    us
    Dec 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by relic nut View Post
    Great hunt!!! Those primers are sweet finds. Congratulations!
    If you are like me, the weight of a pocket full lead fills good on the way back to the truck.

    HH, RN
    Thanks RN! It's always good to have a first and a heavy pocket of lead for your troubles of dodging thunderstorms and mosquitos! Those friction primers are so delicate it's a miracle that I didn't damage any when digging them.

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    TerryEastTexas

    Oct 2004
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    Wow! Those are really good finds. Congratsulatlations.
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    I've been detecting since Jan. 2001. My oldest find is a lockplate to a flintlock rifle. My oldest coin is a 1837 Capped bust dime. My best find is a T. Miller Cavalry Button. I use a Minelab X-TERRA 705 and the BH Tracker IV at this time.

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryEastTexas View Post
    Wow! Those are really good finds. Congratsulatlations.
    Thanks TET!
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    Educator

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    Your two unused cannon friction-primers are an extremely rare Confederate-made version.

    Their presence indicates there was a Confederate cannon-emplacement somewhere close by. Your might find some CS Artillery buttons nearby, and some fired yankee artillery shells. Every CS cannon at Spanish Fort got shot at by multiple yankee cannons during the siege.
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Your two unused cannon friction-primers are an extremely rare Confederate-made version.

    Their presence indicates there was a Confederate cannon-emplacement somewhere close by. Your might find some CS Artillery buttons nearby, and some fired yankee artillery shells. Every CS cannon at Spanish Fort got shot at by multiple yankee cannons during the siege.
    Thank you CBG for your valuable information and many, many thanks for all that I've learned from you over the past several years that I've been on Tnet. I'm very appreciative of your extensive knowledge and the time you take to impart your expertise to all of us. I believe I may know the location of said emplacement which may be in a slight depression approximately 15 yards long and five yards wide. I'm finding friction primers and shell and mortar fragments in the surrounding area. I'd like to hunt the depression, but the elderly property owner has used it as a junk pile for the last 50 years. This winter, when it's much cooler, I'm planning to attempt to clean out the depression and truck its contents to a dump. It will be quite an endeavor, but I'm hoping that the payoff will be the recovery of additional relics once the area is cleaned and detectable. Thanks Again, Dan

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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Good Stuff Dan.

    Cool that the Friction Primers are Confederate, The Lead was the Cherry's on top your 'Primer Cake'.
    GL on the 'impression clean out'.
    Davers
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davers View Post
    Good Stuff Dan.

    Cool that the Friction Primers are Confederate, The Lead was the Cherry's on top your 'Primer Cake'.
    GL on the 'impression clean out'.
    Davers
    I like it - LOL!! Thanks as I'm going to need it!
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    Treasure hunter

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    Cool finds...nicely done!
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by scruggs View Post
    Cool finds...nicely done!
    Thanks Scruggs!
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Hey N. O. I live in Covington born a raised in New Orleans. I went to the Spanish Fort by the lake Saturday and didn't find a thing. You ever went there?


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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.O. noir et d'or View Post
    Thank you CBG for your valuable information and many, many thanks for all that I've learned from you over the past several years that I've been on Tnet. I'm very appreciative of your extensive knowledge and the time you take to impart your expertise to all of us. I believe I may know the location of said emplacement which may be in a slight depression approximately 15 yards long and five yards wide. I'm finding friction primers and shell and mortar fragments in the surrounding area. I'd like to hunt the depression, but the elderly property owner has used it as a junk pile for the last 50 years. This winter, when it's much cooler, I'm planning to attempt to clean out the depression and truck its contents to a dump. It will be quite an endeavor, but I'm hoping that the payoff will be the recovery of additional relics once the area is cleaned and detectable. Thanks Again, Dan
    If you need help I have a truck!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    Hey N. O. I live in Covington born a raised in New Orleans. I went to the Spanish Fort by the lake Saturday and didn't find a thing. You ever went there?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I used to drive by it all the time, but I've never hunted around it. I imagine that it has been hunted for a long, long time. Sorry that you didn't have any luck on Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    If you need help I have a truck!!


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    I'll definitely keep that in mind, but I'm not even going to think about it until this winter!
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