Jun 19, 2012, 01:55 AM
Does anyone here do much detecting in WV
Jun 19, 2012, 01:05 PM
I use to when I was a kid in the Marion county area "Farmington"
Jun 21, 2012, 02:51 PM
Jun 27, 2012, 01:23 PM
I guess at that time we did alright sometimes.We did dig our fair share of scrap.This was in the mid 70's and we were using white's coinmaster TR and you had to dig everything in hopes to get a good target.Near the mine yard we did find older mine company tokens,brass Id tags and lots of wheaties and lots of junk.Some silvers would come up every now and then,mostly merk's it would seem.We sure could not have made a living offf our finds at that time for sure but it was good times as a kid for sure.
Good luck to ya & happy hunting...........................................
Jun 28, 2012, 01:41 AM
I live and metal detect in WV. I hit the local schools, parks, and some private land that I have gotten permission to hunt. Since January I have found 14 rings,(9 gold,4 silver, and 1 copper), 9 silver coins, some artifacts, a lot of clad, a couple of knives, a mini mag light that actually worked right out of the ground, and some other misc. finds. I haven't hunted much in the last 6 weeks due to a foot injury, but now getting back to swinging the coil. I have a buddy I work with that also detects regularly, and he has found some civil war relecs, 2 large cents, 2 rings,(1 stainless, and 1 copper.) We both use Garrett AT Pro's, and just love the hobby! What part of WV are you in?
Jun 28, 2012, 03:29 AM
Southern part outside Charleston, sounds like you have made some neat finds, which part you from
Jun 28, 2012, 11:51 PM
I'm here in Huntington, WV mostly do all my metal detecting in Cabel County
Jun 29, 2012, 01:22 AM
I live in Vienna, close to the Ohio river. I just started detecting in November, and get out every chance I get. With three kids, that sometimes isn't as often as I would like. My kids all have detectors and hunt with me some, but the hot weather has detered them somewhat. It alway amazes me when I find something really cool or old where many people have detected before.
Jun 29, 2012, 08:45 AM
I'm hunting in Boone, what kind of detectors are you all using, I ain't found much just a couple pennies and bottle caps
Jun 29, 2012, 03:06 PM
I'm using an ace 250, I haven't found much, I've found a few civil war bullets from charleston to Fayetteville and a little silver here or there lol
Jun 29, 2012, 06:28 PM
I got a quick draw II, trying to find some stuff just not much luck yet, its hard to find spots anymore that ain't over run with people or a business built on it
Jun 29, 2012, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by cornell349
You're right about that seems like all the places I detect have been hit hard leaving me what they missed lol
Jun 30, 2012, 12:42 AM
No doubt, its hard to find any descent places that ain't been bull dozed or raked over by someone
Jun 30, 2012, 02:22 AM
what hath god wrought
If it is a spot on earth, rest assured there is much tectin goin on on it. Even WV, which has tons of good spots already cleaned out.
Federal Bureau of Governmental Redundancy Reduction Agency
Jul 02, 2012, 09:44 AM
One of the good things about MDing in W.Va is that pretty much anywhere you are in the state you'll be for the most near some farmland.Lot's of farming in wv for sure and it would seem that alot of items were lost on these private properties over the many years of uses.Some local research and property owner permission and you could be on a site that has never been searched before and who knows what kind of goodies is waiting to be dug up.
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