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  1. #1
    us
    30 years in this addicting hobby.

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    Oklahoma
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    Found My first Eagle button with Gilt showing....

    I have been wanting to take the Deus out for a relic hunt at my spot where I have found several relics from the 1820's to 1850's. The thought of getting a bad case of poison ivy/oak, has kept me away. I got a homeopathic remedy from the local pharmacy I hope it's working like they said..


    So with my system full of poison ivy kryptonite I grabbed the Deus and headed to one of my hot spots. I was focusing on low 70's and up. First couple of signals were camp lead and round balls. Nothing exciting. So I moved on and came to a spot where I found several other buttons. Immediately I started getting low tones in the 30's to 40's. Not really something I would dig.(I will later come to regret it)
    Finally, I got a higher 85-89. As soon as the plug was dug I saw the familiar round shape of a button. The shank was missing.














    After finding the button I stayed in the immediate area and continued scanning.. I got this very repeatable signal at around 34-40. Sounding close to the surface I thought what the heck.. I dug the plug, and scanned and couldn't find it. I rescanned around where it was at only to find that it had been kicked when I cleaned the top layer of soil before digging.. And this nice number "7" showed..





    Fort Washita lies several miles to the North and West of this crossing so it is possible that this 7 is from the 7th Infantry stationed there from the 1820's to 1850's.


    On a separate hunt I also found the letter "I" that could have also been from that same Company


    After finding that I was kicking myself for not digging all of the 30-40's signals that I had passed over. Continuing around the small area I found a very large rim fired shell casing. There isn't a letter or anything to identify the maker.











    After I found the casing, I remembered a larger high signal that I hadn't been able to dig do to the smaller shovel that I used on prior trips.. Being only a few yards away I headed for it and dug down to the signal.. I have no idea what it is.. It appears to be a neck to something with a possible cork or something white in the end..











    Remembering the other 30-40 tones I backtracked and rescanned and immediately found this second what's it.





    I thought it might have been a scabbard tip, but looks to small...


    My 3rd what's it was a larger high tone. I know its probably iron that was falsing. I still have no idea what it is, but thought someone might recognize it.








    It wasn't a stellar day, but the button and the company/regiment number 7 was well worth the trip.





    Thanks for reading...
    Evan
    Gonehunting for History

  2. #2
    umrgolf
    "It wasn't a stellar day"... Don't talk yourself out of it, I promise you that's a stellar day. Something to keep in mind is small gold coins will hit in the 30s-40s range, and where you're hunting is the place to find one if there ever was a place. When you are in a spot that old you ought to dig almost every signal, even iron sounds.

  3. #3
    us
    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Nashville
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    Umrgolf is right. I love that button. Tennessee digger

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    great relics!

  5. #5
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  6. #6
    us
    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
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    Wow Evan I would do a flip if I found that 7. Congrats
    Burdie

  7. #7
    us
    30 years in this addicting hobby.

    Jan 2007
    Oklahoma
    CURRENTLY USING: Minelab Go-Find 60, Nokta Fors CoRe, Macro Racer, Whites MXT All Pro, Fisher F19, Garrett AT Gold, Minelab CTX3030, XP Deus. USED: Garrett ATX, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Minelab
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    Thanks guys.. went back today and had a repeat.. will post in a few hours....

  8. #8
    us
    real pirate

    May 2011
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    excellent finds.......keep it going

  9. #9
    us
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    Nice finds!!

  10. #10
    us
    30 years in this addicting hobby.

    Jan 2007
    Oklahoma
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    Thanks everyone..

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2011
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    Well done!!
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    Please respect the research and permissions of others...
    Seriously...



  12. #12
    us
    30 years in this addicting hobby.

    Jan 2007
    Oklahoma
    CURRENTLY USING: Minelab Go-Find 60, Nokta Fors CoRe, Macro Racer, Whites MXT All Pro, Fisher F19, Garrett AT Gold, Minelab CTX3030, XP Deus. USED: Garrett ATX, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Minelab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Bear View Post
    Well done!!
    thank you sir...

  13. #13
    lost hunter
    Nice finds
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  14. #14
    us
    30 years in this addicting hobby.

    Jan 2007
    Oklahoma
    CURRENTLY USING: Minelab Go-Find 60, Nokta Fors CoRe, Macro Racer, Whites MXT All Pro, Fisher F19, Garrett AT Gold, Minelab CTX3030, XP Deus. USED: Garrett ATX, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Minelab
    1,027
    205 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    thanks Jim... preciate it..

 

 

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