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    Apr 2018
    Biloxi, Mississippi
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    An exciting day...

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    An exciting day on a pasture.

    I had just started hunting a field near me that I had spent countless hours of research on. Pouring over old maps, newspaper articles, personal accounts, and limitless tales of the local inhabitants. All pointing to a campsite of Union soldiers during the War Between The States. I made double sure all my equipment was ready for a full hunt of the field I knew was going to change my look on history and the way I’d look at this lowly unused cow pasture that had gotten sadly overgrown with time. Being a retired soldier myself, I felt I was walking the ground giants had stood upon over a hundred fifty years ago; and I was in awe. My first signal with the machine was a dropped three ringer bullet and I knew I was standing on the right place. A few hundred yards later, I found a holy grail for me; a small thing that many tell me they have never recovered. A snake buckle. I should have left the field at that point because nothing will top that for a long time in my eyes. I shook as I held it for the last man that did, and lost it, had long been in his grave far from here and whose named lost to time. I was elated I had found such a prize in my eyes. I continued with my search of the field having remembered that people would bury their family’s treasure in such a field in order to keep the likes of Gen. Benjamin Butler from taking it from them forever. After hours of walking the field, I hit a great signal again. Strong, high, and deep. My heart fluttered after opening a hole in the dark soiled earth to expose a dark stained, yet shiny, handle with flower designs. Thoughts of silver raced through my mind as I thought of the recovery of old buried fine serving items of a long bygone era. My hand gently extracted the piece from eight inches into the earth and found it to be an intact dining fork!! My heart pounding in my chest as I softly moved a finger over the neck to expose the hallmarks underneath and held my breath waiting for the reveal. Sadly my heart sank as the cursed words saw the light of the sun saying “Stainless” “Korea”.

    I think we have all been there at some point and those that have can certainly relate. But it’s still the thrill that motivates and the guessing that keeps us going. I hope you enjoyed this long, drawn out story and makes you smile remembering your own!!!

  2. #2

    Aug 2017
    SW MO
    Garrett AT PRO, Garrett Ultra GTA 500, Equinox 600
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    Metal Detecting
    Great story and amazing buckle
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2013
    Garrett ACE 350 AT PRO
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    For sure an exciting day. I feel that way whenever i dig up a cool relic.congrats to you
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  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2018
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    Garrett AT Max
    290
    1083 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thank y’all!!!

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2017
    North of the Mason Dixon line
    White 5900DiPro
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yes that buckle is really something and indeed you had an exciting day
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  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2018
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    Garrett AT Max
    290
    1083 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thank you!!

  7. #7
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    Joe

    Nov 2014
    VA
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    What a great post! I have had the fortune of experiencing those feelings a few times myself and only a digger understands. The snake buckle is a great find and there should be some other great relics there. Good luck and look forward to reading more of your post.
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2018
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    Garrett AT Max
    290
    1083 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thank you very much!!

  9. #9
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great story.. Awesome find. That buckle is beautiful. Congrats
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    Rook

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
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    Cache Hunting
    Congrats on the buckle. A bucketlister for sure.
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    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
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    Very nice snake buckle,,
    Congratulations
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    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2018
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    Garrett AT Max
    290
    1083 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thank y’all very much!!

 

 

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