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    A few finds from the last couple of hunts

    Outside of a single piece of cut spanish silver a couple weeks ago the new season has started out rather slow. In the last few days I was able to get out and check a couple of new sites and hit an old one. I was really excited about one site in particular. It was a c1740 house site that I had researched and gotten permission to hunt. Even better, peanuts were about to be harvested there which would stir up the ground quite a bit and leave nothing but bare dirt which would be great for eyeballing glass, pottery and brick. Myself, my friend Dan, and his father who was in town were checking sites in this county early in the day on Saturday and ended up going back to a pounded site first where both Dan and I had dug spanish silver a couple weeks back. The finds were few there as expected, but I did get one moment of excitement. I heard a deep but hi toned target, and finally after digging about a foot down the last shovelful threw out a large disk that had a silver edge showing. I thought I had scored a nice 2 reale. But I was quite upset that after cleaning the dirt off the coin it revealed a lousy 1952 quarter. Bummer! We then headed out and stopped by the new 1740 site to give it a shot later in the afternoon. We immediately found the iron patch in the field exactly where my research had showed it to be. But our excitement was quickly dampened as all the relics and non-metallic finds we were digging were no older than the turn-of-the-century with the exception of a couple flat buttons. We wandered around in other parts of the field just to make sure we weren't in the wrong spot but came up empty. That was a huge disappointment as we had very high hopes for the site. Seems like in my experience sites that have great potential almost never seem to produce, and all the great ones come totally unexpected. Guess that's what makes this hobby so interesting and unpredictable. Looks like I'll have to wait on the cotton and beans to start coming out before I can get into most of the new areas I'd like to hunt. Of course, by then hunting season will be in full swing which will keep us out of many sites until first of the year. But I'm still confident this will be a good year with all the researched sites I still have to check out, so hopefully I'll have some better finds to post soon. HH to all!
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    garryson and mo dirt diggin like this.

  2. #2
    Feb 2011
    Western PA.
    F75 AT Pro Gold Infinium
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    Any one of those signals could have been a nice find Bill. The next beep could be 'the one'!

  3. #3

    Nov 2008
    Southeast Virginia
    The XP Deus
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    Still a nice day of digging and the weather has been good around here locally. Nice looking field tho. HH
    Please visit my Youtube page Wes-N-VA & My NEW Facebook Page Mid Atlantic Relic & Coin Hunters

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Dec 2011
    Occupied Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
    Minelab 800 WHITE MXT & NEW VX3 a At Pro and a few others
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I will take that lousy 52 Quarter...Ha Ha

  5. #5
    Dec 2006
    Colonial Virginia
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    At least you're getting out Bill. I am 100% positive you're going to be making some amazing finds very soon!

  6. #6
    Sep 2008
    Suffolk, VA
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    I'll take the quarter if you don't want it! It's over $6.00 right now.
    Fisher CZ70
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    Thanks for looking!

  7. #7
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    That's strange that nothing turned up at that 1740 site, but knowing you, I expect you to be on another great site any day now.

  8. #8
    Dec 2007
    Prince William County ,VA
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    Nice lot of finds Bill , I know you will have a awesome season as with the last all that research will pay off !

  9. #9
    Cellar Dweller

    Dec 2010
    Rhode Island
    1690 times
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    Bill D thats a great hunt and at least it was a silver quarter and not clad

    You are exactly right about the unexpected sites

    I almost could not believe what i was hearing its the same deal here..You really gotta work for it..

    Looks like a nice buckle frag in the left corner..That must of been a beauty..

    Coming to a Cellar near you...



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