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  1. #1
    us
    May 2012
    Palmer, AK
    Minelab safari, minelab excalibur 2, Whites GMT
    122
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    im a newbie... this is my first old find!!!! i am addicted

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    ive been metal detecting for about three weeks. and in those three weeks i bought a harbor freight $45 metal detector, the next week i found a dealer in nj and he sold me a garret ace 250, then the third week i researched so much i bought a minelab safari. i know... i went crazy. but this is my first really old find with the minelab!!!
    i am addicted... i really cant stop, every day after work and on my days off... oh boy here we go
    so.... i got a liberty nickel from 1900, an old skeleton key, .50 bmg round, .30 cal round, and a civil war era .57 cal bullet... the .30 and .50 cal were found on a beach, and the lead bullet and coin in the mountains... and i think its funny and appropriate i found the bullets, as im an avid shooter/hunter
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  2. #2
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    Detecting Don

    Apr 2005
    Olathe, KS
    Minelab SE PRO
    922
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    wow way to go on your Liberty Nickel! You sound just as obsessed as I am.
    Read my stories and see my Metal Detecting videos at:
    http://www.detectingdon.com

  3. #3
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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    5,809
    3091 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congratulations on your Sweet Finds!
    Please visit my Website http://TerrySoloman.com

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2011
    Ohio
    Garret Ace 250, Garret AT Pro, Garret Pro Pointer
    1,437
    185 times
    Relic Hunting
    Awesome finds!! Looks like a great spot you have there.

  5. #5
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    Momma Said I Was Born To Dig.

    Mar 2012
    Mebane, North Carolina
    Garrett AT Gold and AT Pro
    431
    292 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    The .30 and .50 are probably from world war 2 training on the beach. Look at this, me and my friend Brian found these last year on North Carolina beaches.

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ach-today.html

  6. #6
    us
    May 2012
    Palmer, AK
    Minelab safari, minelab excalibur 2, Whites GMT
    122
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by FoundInNC View Post
    The .30 and .50 are probably from world war 2 training on the beach. Look at this, me and my friend Brian found these last year on North Carolina beaches.

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ach-today.html
    wow! you guys got a ton of stuff...... yeah i figured they were ww11 bullets. they arent deformed so they were obviously shot on the water... the .50 cal was a tracer round too..

  7. #7
    us
    May 2012
    Palmer, AK
    Minelab safari, minelab excalibur 2, Whites GMT
    122
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ive got tons of shrapnel as well

  8. #8
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    Its not what detector you own, its what you do with it!

    Apr 2011
    E-Trac, Safari, Cortes, Musketeer, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,453
    449 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Grats on your V nickel find.Hope are you liking the Safari. How are you running your sensitivity setup? And what coil are you using? I find myself running the FBS800 coil most of the time and sensitivity around 5 mostly. CARM

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2007
    SW Michigan
    Explorer SE; Ace 250
    3,959
    274 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats on your V nickel. Love the skeleton key! Good luck on future hunts.

    HH
    Listen-- are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
    - Mary Oliver

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2010
    Michigan
    2 Garrett AT Pro
    1,135
    146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sounds like you got it bad, Congrats on your old find and your new machines...
    ROB

  11. #11
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    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
    Garrett AT Pro, Teknetics T2SE, Fisher 1266X, Garrett Propointer
    1,580
    296 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    "i am addicted... i really cant stop"

    It gets much, much worse. ;o) But it's a healthy addiction - enjoy it!
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266, Fisher 1270, Whites TDI, Garrett AT Gold
    3,080
    852 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congrats on your first finds! With your enthusiasm, and living on the east coast, you should do well at this hobby.

  13. #13
    us
    Jan 2007
    Delaware Cty, NY
    White's DFX
    34
    2 times
    Great finds. Can't wait to hear what MD you buy in your 4th week

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2012
    Indiana
    FIsher F2, Garrett ace 250
    88
    7 times
    Metal Detecting
    Wow! Congratulations
    It is addicting. I find myself sizing up land all the time and looking for old houses and old trees. Haha! And that is always followed by "i'd like to metal detect over there." lol My kids laugh...

  15. #15
    us
    May 2007
    Elizabethtown, PA
    Whites DFX with Sun Ray DX-1 probe; Minelab E-Trac & Garrett Pro Pointer
    35
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good job on the V Nickel. I have yet to find one. Minelab makes a mean detector. It just might be the last one you'll ever buy. Unless you decide to step up to the Etrac. Good luck on you next hunt.

 

 
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