Post By VaMark
Sep 29, 2012, 09:05 PM
Schenkl shell, box plate, bullets, hotchkiss shell, What a day!!!
I don't know where to start. I had a day that just kept getting awesome finds, unbelievable finds. I had dug a bunch of bullets for starters this morning, then my buddy called, as I was starting to dig the US box plate,
said he was ready to meet me and dig for the afternoon. I pick him up and showed him the box plate and he was amazed.We got back to the field and I continued digging bullets, then I got a decent hit and thought it was going to be another bullet, after I opened the hole I lost the signal, which happens often in this field, so I dug some more and got a mid to high tone and started picking it up with the pro pointer. I continued to dig down about 18" then I hit it and started working around it, I could start to see it taking shape in the hole, WOW it's a shell I got it out and sat back in awe for a while, then I figured out it was a schenkl shell. I went on digging bullets then found a Burnside with some of the brass still attached, a gun hammer, a piece of a rear gun sight. Then I got another good big iron signal, and started digging and pulled out several big frags, rechecked hole still more, and this went on for 15 minutes. I ended up getting almost the entire Hotchkiss shell with fuse and base out of that hole along with a 3 ringer. I was done for the day, started at 10:30 and ended at 7:15, what an awesome day!
Thanks for looking!
Sep 29, 2012 09:05 PM
Sep 29, 2012, 09:08 PM
Anyone up for some Dirt Fishin?
Sep 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
very cool, nice finds man. A plate and shell in one day is not a milestone often accomplished!
Sep 29, 2012, 09:54 PM
Wow......what time did you say you want me to be there in the morning.....now that is a good day .....congrats.
Sep 29, 2012, 09:57 PM
Wow--you really did have a big day! Nicely done.
All the best,
Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold!
Sep 29, 2012, 10:21 PM
I'd say a very good day...
Sep 30, 2012, 08:23 AM
Wow. I'm gonna go ahead and put in my banner vote for a day like that. I think I'd rather find a ground burst than a full shell, it will make for an awesome display. But you got BOTH. And a plate as icing on the cake, unbelievable. Way to go!
Sep 30, 2012, 09:42 AM
Sep 30, 2012, 05:36 PM
Anyone know of someplace to get the shell disarmed in VA?
Oct 01, 2012, 05:19 PM
Originally Posted by gtoast99
Oct 01, 2012, 07:43 PM
Oct 01, 2012, 08:47 PM
Great day. The relics just kept coming. That shell will clean up nice when you get the powder out of it. Do not do it yourself.Congrats of the box plate. Best relic hunt I have seen in sometime.
Oct 01, 2012, 08:50 PM
presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons
oldest dug 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,72,76,84-86,89,1900o-94s,97-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,02,0 4-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.
Oct 01, 2012, 09:15 PM
I think I've found someone in the Richmond area who will disarm and clean the shell for me. I don't want to make the headlines in the news for being blown up.
Originally Posted by Tnmountains
Oct 01, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Great finds Mark. Were you using the AT Pro?
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Oct 02, 2012, 08:12 AM
Looks like you had a heck of a dig ! That awesome man congrats !
Oct 02, 2012, 09:05 AM
unbelievable day! congratulations on a great site, keep hitting it!
Oct 02, 2012, 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by Old Stonewall
Sure did use the AT Pro. That is the only detector I have been using since I got it. I like it so much I'm getting a second 1 for my son..... and as a back up for me.
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