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    George

    Mar 2016
    Virginia
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    Civil War Sites

    I just started metal detecting. I live on a farm in Virginia, where a lot of Civil War activity took place. I have found an old stone wall in my woods that appears to be from the Civil War times. It is on top of a small mountain overlooking a large valley. Any tips on hunting such areas near stone walls.
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    Joe

    Mar 2014
    Arkansas
    XP deus; MI-6 pinpointer, TRX pinpointer, Lesche digger, Lesche Sampson, Predator Piranha
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    watch out for snakes
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    My passion is for hunting relic sites, as I feel the imprint of past lives often lingers there!
    Detectorists finds, are the background noise of antiquity!
    Don't question it ... just dig it!

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Nashville
    Minelab x-Terra 505
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    Go dig it, don't wait,that's my advice
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    "What if it's not just another pull tab?" - Lance

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    Prospector

    Jun 2008
    Northern Alabama
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    Look all around the area...Good Luck!

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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I am also in Virginia and would be glad to help you tackle this problem.

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    Dug
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    Feb 2013
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    You live in Virginia? Start at one end of your property and detect towards the other end, you will find stuff everywhere.
    Cleaning up the country side, one shotgun shell at a time.

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    Charter Member

    Nov 2012
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    Dig everywhere. Watch out for snakes AND ticks. Use a handheld gps device when you start finding stuff.

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    us
    May 2014
    Gastonia, NC
    Minelab CTX 3030. Minelab 705, Garrett Ace 350
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Or get a minelab ctx 3030 and it will gps your finds for you
    I'm not bad, but the bad don't mess with me

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    LOVE ME SOME RELICS

    Dec 2017
    Halifax Va
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    if you see any long ditches they might be trenches also look for any (Bullet) damage on the wall or just envision what the optimal place to defend and assault the position would be to you and check there.

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    Scott, founder of East Coast Relic Hunters

    Oct 2016
    Virginia Colony
    DETECTORS: XP Deus WS-4, Garrett AT Pro and Pro-Pointer, Fisher CZ-5 TOOLS: Piranha shovel & R85 Military digger, both by Predator Tools ATTIRE: Red Head brand Knee-High Waterproof Snake Boots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeee View Post
    I just started metal detecting. I live on a farm in Virginia, where a lot of Civil War activity took place. I have found an old stone wall in my woods that appears to be from the Civil War times. It is on top of a small mountain overlooking a large valley. Any tips on hunting such areas near stone walls.
    i'd be glad to come there and help you detect. bring 3 detectors and a bunch of other stuff. i am sure many of us on here would help out.
    Scott
    Rogue Relic Hunter
    Virginia Colony

    East Coast Relic Hunters - "We don't just read history, we save it!"



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    Scott, founder of East Coast Relic Hunters

    Oct 2016
    Virginia Colony
    DETECTORS: XP Deus WS-4, Garrett AT Pro and Pro-Pointer, Fisher CZ-5 TOOLS: Piranha shovel & R85 Military digger, both by Predator Tools ATTIRE: Red Head brand Knee-High Waterproof Snake Boots
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    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by CoilyGirl View Post
    Go dig it, don't wait,that's my advice
    this is the best advice. just get out there and start swinging a detector. just be careful how you dig things up so you dont damage the relics. u see youtube videos where people dig like the are trying to kill a cat stabbing wildly at the ground with the shovel. dont do that. damage relics.
    Scott
    Rogue Relic Hunter
    Virginia Colony

    East Coast Relic Hunters - "We don't just read history, we save it!"



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    us
    Mar 2012
    Georgia
    Whites MXT ALL PRO,
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    A.K.A No Shoulders.

 

 

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