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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2009
    Northern WV
    Whites V3 Whites XLT & Garrett Ace250 W/ 2 ProPointers
    58

    From West by God Virginia

    Hi,

    Iím Chris and my wife is Diane. We live in the northern part of WV, about half hour from Parkersburg and about 45 minute from Marietta OH.
    For my wivesí birthday in September I bought her an Ace250 (with extra coil). In the following months we have found all sorts of nifty stuff including about 10 silver dimes (mercs/rose) a buffalo nickel, a silver half (60's) and my wives incredible V-nickels... which I will never let her live down. She found one in the ground one day and the next day, Iím not kidding, we were out for a walk exploring new places and picked it up right off the ground in the middle of the woods. I couldnít believe it.
    I made my wife some plastic boxes for all the wheat pennies with the ultimate goal of wheats for every year which we almost have, Iíd say 90% or so.
    As for me, when I got to play with it I seemed to have less luck. My best find is an 1867 Indian Head penny and, for some reason, axe heads. Not 1 or 2 but I have collect of old axe heads that numbers 11 and counting. The coolest one a friend called a cemetery axe, big offset head for squaring off the corners of graves.
    Now recently I acquired a new toy. I picked up a V3. Wow, what a machine. Itís part necessity though. Where we live is in an old oil corridor. In fact, some of the first oil wells in the world are just minutes from my house. This made lots of millionaires, lotís of great stories and lots of drunk well workers running around towns with more money than brains (which still holds true to some degree). We live 5 minutes from what was once Volcano WV, a serious boom town that burnt to the ground at the height of its glory. Also 10 minutes from Petroleum WV which for many years was the largest oil producer in the country. We are talking PRE-civil war oil areas.
    The V3 is to get beyond all the iron in the ground and start dragging out the good stuff. The Ace has the limitation of being overwhelmed by iron or lots of debris. Weíre hoping the V3, with some practice, will help this problem.

    I will make an open invitation to anyone who wants to hunt some historic areas to drop me a line and maybe we can get together. Especially anyone with a V3. I kind of consider myself a map-guru so I have tons of spots to go to including where towns of Volcano and California once stood. If anyone is interested I can post pics and stories of the area.

    Thanks for reading
    Chris and Diane
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  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO

    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
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    Re: From West by God Virginia

    Welcome to TreasureNet
    Sounds Like you are Both doing very Well !

    Will Watch for your Finds Posts.

    Jeff

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2009
    Northern WV
    Whites V3 Whites XLT & Garrett Ace250 W/ 2 ProPointers
    58

    Re: From West by God Virginia

    I should add my wife is a total freeze-baby but I couldn't care less about the cold. As long as i can get the detector reasonably close to the ground I wil be out and about all winter long. I'll be one of the few crazy northerners with a madock out all winter long.

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2007
    eastern Oklahoma
    Whites Prizm 11 & White's XLT
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    Re: From West by God Virginia



    Welcome, good luck in your hunting.

    Fossis.............
    fossil hunter Indian Artifact collector MDer Antique collector

  5. #5
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    us
    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
    White's DFX, White's Classic 1 Coinmaster
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    Re: From West by God Virginia

    Welcome to Tnet and yeah I would like to here about some of those towns. I spend the winter readin about treasure so if you can write em up there's lots of us on here that would enjoy readin about them.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2005
    south charleston, wv
    White's DFX 300, Garrett Infinium PI, Fisher CZ6A
    342
    18 times

    Re: From West by God Virginia

    Welcome to TNet!

    You are lucky to have a wife like that!
    The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
    Ex animo

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2009
    West Virginia
    Teknetics T2, MXT, TDI, Tejon, AT Pro
    898
    87 times
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    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: From West by God Virginia

    West by God here too. I live in Jefferson co. though.
    Dirty Mike

  8. #8
    us
    Wolfpack Life Member

    Mar 2005
    Stephens City, Virginia
    Treasure Ace250 Tesoro Cibola
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    Re: From West by God Virginia

    I'm originally from Farmington, a little coal town just north of Fairmont. Welcome to TNet!!! Hope to see a lot of finds from you all.

    DM

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2014
    Flatonia, Texas
    Garrett 250
    9
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Chris,

    I see these are old post. If you are still active I would like to connect, I'm from Petroluem WVa, although I now live in Texas. I'm interested in Both Petroluem and Valcano as my grandfather has told me many stories about them.

    StuV

 

 

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