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  1. #1

    Apr 2012
    Southern Maryland
    Whites Prism IV
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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.

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    Last edited by Dig Daddy; May 15, 2012 at 02:24 AM.
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  2. #2
    May 2009
    Charlestown, IN
    F2, F75 SE
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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!

  3. #3
    May 2010
    Claremore OK
    White's XLT/ Garrett AT Pro/ Ace 250
    151 times
    Great looking place... Looking forward to seeing what you pull out of there.
    God Bless...

  4. #4
    May 2010
    South Jersey
    Whites DFX, MXT
    889 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    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.

  5. #5

    Apr 2012
    Southern Maryland
    Whites Prism IV
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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.

  6. #6
    Apr 2012
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett Ace 350 Garrett Pro Pointer
    69 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Looks like a great place to hunt!!
    Good luck!

  7. #7
    Apr 2012
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett Ace 350 Garrett Pro Pointer
    69 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Looks like a great place to hunt!!
    Good luck!

  8. #8

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
    2347 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Well done.
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
    Coins usables=800
    Silver= 8 pieces
    Gold= 2 Rings

  9. #9

    May 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good job! Btw, that is one creeeeeepy looking house... O_O

  10. #10
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Made in U.S.A.
    462 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    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!

  11. #11
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
    Garrett Ace 350 and AT Pro
    196 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    cool place....must have been an awesome house at one time

  12. #12
    Charter Member

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Whites DualField PI, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ÁMax
    4029 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    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.


    2016 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1774, two 1782's, an 1800, 1809, 1811, 1818, and one dateless Half Reale
    1813 One Real
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1839-O, 1842-O, 1853, 1853-O,1858-O, and one dateless Half Dime
    1890 Seated Dime
    1917, 1920-D, and 1923 Mercury Dimes
    1892, 1907, and 1908 Barber Quarters
    1916 Netherlands 10 Cent Silver Coin
    1943-P War Nickel
    Napoleonic Era French Briquet Infantry Sword Hilt
    British Navy Cuff Button
    Early U.S. Navy Cuff Button
    West Point Military Academy Cadet Cuff Button
    Civil War U.S. Bit Boss
    Eagle "A" Coat Button
    Enfield trigger guard
    Breechblock from Double Barrel Shotgun
    Musket Lock Plate, side plate, and trigger guard
    Schenkl Shell Fragments
    Complete Antebellum Brass Stirrup
    Plantation Store Tokens
    Indians, Wheats, Beefaloes and other Gaw Gag


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  13. #13

    Apr 2012
    Southern Maryland
    Whites Prism IV
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thx guys and double thx for arty and buckle on ID'ing the key.



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