Post By Dig Daddy
May 14, 2012, 08:48 PM
My first real hunt, short but sweet...
I just got my first MD a couple weeks ago. A second hand Whites Prism IV thanks to Craigslist. Been dying to get out but strapped for time with work and new growing family. But, knew right where I wanted to go. My family and I lived in Leesburg, VA for a few years before having to move back to southern Maryland (ailing parents). I did alot of hiking while in Leesburg (love morels mushrooms). And found this jewel along the way and fell in love. So, I got a chance and headed out starting w/ my 2 hr drive. Bad day too as its been raining all day today. I finally reached the place and began knocking door to door (hiking I'm a free spirit, but wanted this to be ligit lol) I finally found the owners and sadly they knew nothing about the house. Its surrounded by 100's and 100's of woodland acres dotted w/ multi-million $ mansions. The owner granted permission and I was off like a flash.To my horror the place is now over grown, they used to keep it bush hogged. I was sooo looking forward to hunting the grounds around it but grass is too tall to swing. Also, the house is in bad shape. The roof leak recently has caused the second story to fall into the first. Only the small stone room to the left was accessable. And again its pouring rain. I didnt have much time as work calls, I work nights. So, I got to hunt the stone room for about a half hour as I spent most my time finding owners. But, the guys pretty nice and said he'll have it bush hogged in a couple weeks. I told him I'd be back. So, in my short time I only got a chance to find two items. A clock key, w/ a triangular barrell And MY FIRST INDIAN, a 1859. It looks like it should clean up nicely as it was inside under the now gone floor boards. This place is what made me want an MD. What a beauty, you should see the amazing stone work in this place. And the log beams(bark still attached) I think I gawked at the craftmanship more than hunting lol. The front door even still has a leather pull strap as a handle. I'll keep ya updated as I plan on hunting this place a long long time.
Last edited by Dig Daddy; May 15, 2012 at 02:24 AM.
May 14, 2012, 09:02 PM
I'd love to spend a few hours there. There is a similar house not far from me in Southern Indiana (maybe 5 miles) but the landowners live in CA and I have yet to track them down. It's an early 1800's house, 2 story, grown up with weeds but still standing... pound that place hard in the fall if you can when the growth is done for the year. You just KNOW there's more waiting for you!
May 14, 2012, 09:12 PM
Great looking place... Looking forward to seeing what you pull out of there.
May 14, 2012, 09:21 PM
Maybe a keg key? Nice finds, thats the place I keep dreaming about. Looks like a dooser of a place. Arty
Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.
May 15, 2012, 02:23 AM
Thx guys, taking off work hopfully for the day when its cut back. Cant wait and I'm sure I'll post more finds. So excited lol.
May 15, 2012, 03:09 AM
Looks like a great place to hunt!!
May 15, 2012, 03:09 AM
Looks like a great place to hunt!!
May 15, 2012, 06:49 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 8 pieces
Gold= 2 Rings
May 15, 2012, 06:52 AM
Good job! Btw, that is one creeeeeepy looking house... O_O
May 15, 2012, 07:08 AM
Nice score on the Indian and clock key good luck on your return, especially after it's mowed I'm sure there's some goodies located in that area!
May 15, 2012, 11:34 PM
cool place....must have been an awesome house at one time
May 16, 2012, 03:11 AM
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That is not a clock key, but rather a 1700s barrel tap key. Great finds! And great scenery too! If I were you, I'd make plans to detect that place again.
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1792 French 2 Sol Copper
1813 Half Stiver King George III
181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
1826 Two Reales
1827 Peruvian Republic 1 Real
1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
1803, 1811, 1814, and two Dateless Half Reales
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1876-S Seated Quarter
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U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon and a monogrammed antebellum coin silver spoon
185? Large Cent
c.1830-40s Belgian .50 cal brass pistol barrel and frame
Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
CW Eagle "I" Button
1lb. Grape Shot
CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
1893-S and 1896 Barber Quarters
1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
1894-O and 1902-O Barber Dimes
1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
1864-L Indian Head Cent
186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
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May 16, 2012, 03:48 AM
Thx guys and double thx for arty and buckle on ID'ing the key.
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