First Civil War Permission Properties..advise needed.
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
Like Tree28Likes

Thread: First Civil War Permission Properties..advise needed.

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2018
    Virginia
    Garrett AT Max
    130
    249 times
    Relic Hunting

    First Civil War Permission Properties..advise needed.

    I recently received permission to dig my first Civil War sites both in the same week. I am excited for the opportunities to say the least, but as a beginner have a few questions.

    I see a lot of folks say "dig everything." With both properties being fairly large, should I take this route or target a specific range? I'll have repeated access to them.

    As a follow up, what range can I expect bullets, uniform materials, etc. to hit at?

    Any help is appreciated!
    devldog likes this.

  2. #2

    Dec 2012
    MXT-PRO Sandshark
    12,778
    13221 times
    Metal Detecting
    dig every signal, send it all to me , and I'll let you know what it's worth
    BLK HOLE and devldog like this.
    Iím the only one of me, baby thatís the fun of me.. / brendon urie

    DONíT TRUST WHITEY / Navin Johnson


    EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT, EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE OK.
    ITS GONNA BE A GOOD GOOD LIFE, THATíS WHAT MY THERAPISTS SAY. / Bebe rexha


    IF YOUíRE LOST AND ALONE, OR YOUíRE SINKING LIKE A STONE, CARRY ON / Fun

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2018
    Virginia
    Garrett AT Max
    130
    249 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    dig every signal, send it all to me , and I'll let you know what it's worth
    I have a feeling that the worth of the first Civil War relic I ever dig out of the ground will have a different amount of worth to me than it will you, no matter the value.

    I think I'll pass.
    devldog and rook3434 like this.

  4. #4

    Dec 2012
    MXT-PRO Sandshark
    12,778
    13221 times
    Metal Detecting
    choose wisely
    rook3434 and devldog like this.

  5. #5
    us
    DiggerKid

    Jul 2014
    Spotsylvania VA
    Garret At Pro, Garret Pro Pointer, Wireless Z-Lynk headphones.
    350
    794 times
    Metal Detecting
    I suggest digging iron signals to see What they are, especially at a new spot. It would be good to see if they are square nails or barbed wire. Once you find a junky spot slow down and pick out the good signals.
    devldog, HI-McDunnogh and rook3434 like this.
    Never stop hunting

  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2012
    Georgia
    Whites MXT ALL PRO, Minelab Safari
    2,164
    3542 times
    Relic Hunting
    Hey Kid, Best of Luck to you in your new C.W. permission sites. Go low and slow and take your time. If you have repeated access to the sites don't get into a real hurry. If I can suggest too, make you some notes on the relics you find as to what, when, and where they were found along with any personal footnotes concerning the relics. I catalogued my relics from years back, and I can turn back into the catalogue and read on a particular relic (for the most part) when it was found and information regarding the said item or relic. To me personally, this makes the relics more valuable in that they have a personal History attached to them and this would be more meaningful if you ever planned on leaving your collection to a family member or friend down the road. Best of Luck to you. Go Dig some History.
    rancher17 likes this.

  7. #7
    us
    TerryEastTexas

    Oct 2004
    Palestine. Tx.
    Minelab X-TERRA 705, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV.
    323
    125 times
    Civil War Relics and old houses
    If you don't use low disc. you will miss such things as stirrups, jew's harps and other iron items. So go with an open mind and low disc.
    devldog and rook3434 like this.
    I've been detecting since Jan. 2001. My oldest find is a lockplate to a flintlock rifle. My oldest coin is a 1837 Capped bust dime. My best find is a T. Miller Cavalry Button. I use a Minelab X-TERRA 705 and the BH Tracker IV at this time.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Rook

    Nov 2013
    Mississippi
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
    12,672
    41827 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Just set the machine the best you can and most of all, have fun.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2018
    Virginia
    Garrett AT Max
    130
    249 times
    Relic Hunting
    Appreciate the insight everyone.

    DevlDog, I am already doing just that. I record the details from all my worth while finds in a spread sheet including the lat and long from a handheld GPS that I 'mark' and can refer back to later. I then take the lat and long coordinates and plot them on Google Earth which I am able to save and refer back to. This is able to show me where a concentration of items that I've found is instead of trying to remember anecdotally. This process might seem tedious to some, but I genuinely enjoy the logging of finds as an extenuation of the hobby. And as you mentioned, gives the find a story that I can hold on to.

    Thanks again.
    rancher17 and devldog like this.

  10. #10
    I would suggest the first week or two on the site you dig everything, especially large iron. The large iron can hide smaller items like buttons. Remember, this is not a race.
    HI-McDunnogh and devldog like this.

  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2012
    Georgia
    Whites MXT ALL PRO, Minelab Safari
    2,164
    3542 times
    Relic Hunting
    That's a great idea. You'll appreciate the extra work and effort on down the road when you can sit back and refer back to the relics and relive the joy when finding these Historical artifacts. Like you said, I enjoy doing this also. If the artifacts have a little personal History to go along with them it makes them that much more valuable.
    HI-McDunnogh likes this.

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2015
    Bodymore, Metalland
    Minelab Excal, Safari, Garrett infinium, Whites prizm 4
    772
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yep dig it all if you have the luxury of time. I tend to skip iron stuff but that may be the most interesting of the relics. If you need help my machine and i can come er, uh, supervise lol. I am in Baltimore.
    devldog and HI-McDunnogh like this.

  13. #13

    Feb 2013
    Longview, Texas
    1,113
    1906 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Since they are large areas and no limits on returning I would start by digging good signals and try to find the active areas, you can always go back and dig it all
    HI-McDunnogh and devldog like this.
    ďThe enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!" - General Robert E. Lee

    "While I could never repose confidence in a Yankee, I have never been deceived by an Indian" - Daniel Boone



  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2018
    Virginia
    Garrett AT Max
    130
    249 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommybuckets View Post
    Yep dig it all if you have the luxury of time. I tend to skip iron stuff but that may be the most interesting of the relics. If you need help my machine and i can come er, uh, supervise lol. I am in Baltimore.
    Ha! Appreciate the offer.

    In all seriousness, since I'm relatively new to this I'm always looking for folks in the area that share the interest to learn from. Before I found this place, I had exactly one pal who's into it to share finds with and learn from.

    If you ever make your way through central VA give me a shout.
    devldog likes this.

  15. #15
    us
    Mar 2012
    Georgia
    Whites MXT ALL PRO, Minelab Safari
    2,164
    3542 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by etex View Post
    Since they are large areas and no limits on returning I would start by digging good signals and try to find the active areas, you can always go back and dig it all
    etex, I love the CS buckle. Did you find this?

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Advise needed, What to buy
    By Bigdob in forum Brands
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug 16, 2016, 10:43 PM
  2. Permission Advise for Vacant Commercial Property
    By Jeremy S in forum Metal Detecting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 09, 2014, 09:21 AM
  3. Permission for searching properties...
    By nurseterri2 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jul 31, 2013, 06:04 AM
  4. Advise needed
    By crapshooter in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jan 20, 2007, 09:25 AM
  5. LLC advise needed
    By ericwt in forum Treasure Hunting Legal Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep 17, 2006, 10:24 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0