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    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
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    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    To clean or not to clean...

    ...that is the question! Where do y'all draw the line? I know you shouldn't clean coins, but what about artifacts and relics? If you clean enough to identify/"conserve", why not go the rest of the way?


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 7
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 5
    Silver: 24
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 3


  2. #2

    Jul 2012
    276
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    All the iron relics I find are from the late 1800's-early 1900's. Nothing valuable, so everything gets cleaned and preserved.

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2010
    NC
    Garrett AT-Pro & White's TDI & Tesoro Compass uMax
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    Relic Hunting
    With relics, basic cleaning is the norm. Get the dirt off, preserve it and call it a day. A few will send some of their relics out for restoration, but I personally wouldn't. I prefer to leave it as it was dug, just cleaned.
    Dwight S
    Anyone up for some Dirt Fishin?

 

 

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