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  1. #1

    Dec 2018
    Carolina Lowcountry
    Nox 800, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Poor ole wore out Fisher 1266 that still finds stuff.
    492 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    One Of My Biggest Heartbreaks, What's Yours? Everybody.

    Been artifact huntin for 50 years, found a lot of broke bottles, bits of pieces, worn, ruined coins, broken aboriginal American artifacts and costume jewelry that hurt my feelings.
    Show us yours. Whatever it is.
    This is one of my biggest heartbreaks.
    I was beach huntin and got a signal, struck my shovel in and flipped this bracelet, 12.9 grams of not gold and 44 fake diamonds:
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    If it was real and made by a big name designer, it could have sold to a rich NFL player for $10,000 or $12,000.
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    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

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    Charter Member
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    17630 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    My heart breaks = finding rings I can identify to owners. Find them, call them, and wait two hours to be stood up on attempted returns. That's happened twice on class ring finds. Guess they didn't want them after all.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments:

    The Bill of Rights:

    The Constitution:

  3. #3

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    45983 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have found everything from fake Spanish cobs to fake Rolexes.
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    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread -

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max
    14117 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    I was poking around in the creek behind my house the other day and found an old medicine bottle... it appeared to be intact until I picked it up, it broke in half in my hand.Dammitman!
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  5. #5

    Aug 2016
    3717 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Probably when I uncover a ring and it's fake or heavy gold electroplated!
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  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Feb 2015
    5593 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    When I am in the middle of the biggest hoard find of my life while out metal detecting and then my wife taps me on the shoulder and says WAKE UP!!!
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

  7. #7
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    Classic car lover

    Jul 2017
    East TX
    Teknectics eurotek pro bounty hunter time ranger bounty hunter quick draw 2 used a teroso compadre. Carry a 22 cal. six-shooter.
    18240 times
    baseball cards,hunting,bottle digging,coin roll hunting,shooting,Metal Detecting, swimming,
    Banner Finds (1)
    A really old pewter spoon that fell apart in my hand
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    neque deditionem

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    The surest representation of a man's character is his work ethic.

    Apr 2016
    Robbinsdale, MN
    White's M6; Tesoro Compadre; Minelab E-trac; Bounty Hunter QD2
    915 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Stainless steel Italian coin. It came out of the ground shining like new and it's the size of a half dollar. I about crapped my pants when I saw it. Good thing I didn't, as it would have been for nothing!
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    One fake Rolex, and one Readers Digest Token that surely looked like a $20.00 gold piece on edge in the hole ! That one, was as disappointing as it gets !

  10. #10

    Dec 2018
    Carolina Lowcountry
    Nox 800, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Poor ole wore out Fisher 1266 that still finds stuff.
    492 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Another heartbreaker.
    Was hunting a beach that has yielded some 17th century shipwreck artifacts.
    Saw what looked like a little piece of glass sticking out of the sand.
    Flipped it out to see what it was and it was this:
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    A friend has a diamond tester, it's not a diamond
    Don't know what it is or how it came to be on the beach.
    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600, 720i Stealth Scoop
    7094 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Went to take the trash out to the curb, looked down and found a plastic bag full of 14k & 18k Italian gold chains. I couldn’t believe my luck! I was blown away. How in the heck did a bag of gold chains end up here?
    Looked down again and oh, oh? I didn’t have any clothes on... then I woke up as the bag was evaporating. So disappointed..

    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  12. #12
    Sep 2018
    Garrett AT Max
    2496 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Last fall I found a large silver coin. I go to tell my friend and he sets up his camera and we are both really excited. As soon as I picked up the dirt covered coin I knew the weight was wrong. It was an aluminum railroad token that was from the 30's or 40's. I was pretty bummed out by it. A week later I found another silver coin. I knew not to get too excited but when I picked it up the weight felt right and I had my first Morgan Dollar. That made my year and it even retroactively made up for the token!
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  13. #13
    Jan 2017
    northeast Ohio
    Omega 8500 and Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    20 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Years ago I found a 1885 V nickel, the star of the V series. I have found many V nickels and I most of the dates are unreadable. I could clearly see 1885 on this one. When I started cleaning it I got too aggressive and most of the front delaminated. I was left with a smooth slug. I lost a valuable coin, but I learned a valuable lesson.

  14. #14
    Jan 2013
    828 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Mine would be a Revolutionary British GR Box plate. I found the crown, but nothing else. Thinking about someday restoring it, just so it will display well.
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    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    27946 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Found a plastic container under a tree root full of coins deep turned out to be recent pennies

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