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  1. #1
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
    Keep on Digging!
    MINELAB Explorer-II
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    Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    It has been a long time since I have had the chance to just get up on a Sunday Morning and have nothing but the Hobby of Metal Detecting as the challenge of the day! I have been so busy with work that trying to find the time to even get out for a few hours has been difficult……… But this day would be one of those days that any Treasure hunter would remember for quite some time.
    The day would start with a cup of coffee and just checking a few messages on the old laptop that morning. When talking to a friend of mine Jim B about a possible place to Detect, we decided to meet that morning and check an area where some Construction has been going on. We did plenty of walking and happen to find only an old dump from the 1940’s or 50’s. We found a few old iron farm pieces, plus a couple of bottles. Nothing to jump for joy over! Walking back to the truck we decided to head down to an area along one of the old creeks that was only minutes away. I think it looks more like a river, but that’s what its called (Cattaraugus Creek). When we arrived, we took a slow walk up stream just to see if anything stood out that would be worth breaking out the detector. After a short walk we noticed a ridge about 50 feet up along the bank that looked very inviting. We decided to continue up stream a short distance but then decided to turn back and check out the ridge, and hope to see something interesting. Now as we were walking back I saw what looked to be a very small depression in one area, 10 x 10 or so. Not big at all but it was around a foot and a half deep. Talking with Jim, I said, “Were right here, lets give it 15 minutes. We find nothing we can leave.” We made the right decision!!
    Now only a few minutes away from the trucks we got the detectors and started detecting! Within minutes I found an old spoon handle (copper) very thin, so that was a good sign. Moments later Jim finds a Gold Gilt flower Button. Now the hunt is on, we have a potential site with some old items. Making a great day and a long story short we ended up staying at the site for 3 to 4 hours and found a number of nice old Relics and Coins. I found plenty of spoon pieces both tin and pewter, a King George Copper with the bust still visible (n/d) the handle off an old candle stick holder, pottery shards, old key hole plate, mini balls, etc…




    But what popped out down at least 12 or more inches…was the prize, and I was never expecting this of all things. Pulling out pottery, nails and glass and still getting a great hit, I took the shovel and dug in the side of the hole and out came this Eagle belt plate…It was a time to just say “yea Babe”…What else could I say.
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    It was one of the items that was on my list to find…but who knew!!!! ……It was a great day with some great finds. Other coins found were a bank of Upper Canada Token and an early Large Cent.

    All in all, the weather is still great here Western N.Y. and so was that Day!!!

    The Seeker


    Keep on Digging!

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Nice belt plate, congrats! HH, Mike

  3. #3

    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    WELL DONE
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    wow! sure is a beut...it belongs on the banner!

    HH
    -GC

  5. #5
    RUDY2003

    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Wow Seeker, you really stumbled on to a great hole....Nice relics and the buckle is superb...
    You're goin' back, right?..
    Keep safe..

  6. #6

    Mar 2007
    Whatever get"s the job done
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    you rock,When are you going back!
    I am also au4me,scottf@metaldetector.com

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2006
    Washington and Oregon
    Garret Ace250/Prospecter Bounty hunter(Backup)
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Dang that buckle is in some fine shape.
    Wonderful job!
    HH
    ~Nash~
    Whatever it is, it is valuable. If nothing else for the lesson learned or simply the experience of having been there.

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2006
    Tennessee
    Minelab EXPLORER SE
    4,107
    325 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Great belt plate

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2005
    Illinois
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Wow, congratulations on an amazing find....
    MXT,  and just dumb luck.

  10. #10
    us
    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Once again demonstrating how much "junque" is dug for every great find. God job, glad you stuck with it. Does the plate still have the prongs on the back? Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2006
    SW Idaho
    Minelab Explorer SE, Sunray X-1 probe
    448
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Very nice Seeker! 8) Enjoyed your post

  12. #12
    us
    417 Area Relic Hunters

    Sep 2005
    Springfield, Missouri
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    Great relics and that plate is sweet!
    ----------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
    417 RELIC HUNTERS CLUB

    Metal Detector Sales of SWMO

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2005
    land of the free-taxed to death
    Whites M6 Nokta Fors CoRe
    594
    4 times

    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    WTG Seek!!!!!
    Greg
    Whites Matrix M6-QXT Pro

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2007
    Colonial, PA
    White's Pro XL
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    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    You are dudely awesome!

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
    willow stick
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    143 times
    eating

    Re: Never Expected this!!!! Eagle Belt Plate

    No doubt about it, this is a supreme find! This is the major league all the way.

    One of my dreams has been to dig one of those buckels. I'd rather dig one of those than a $10 gold piece.

    Congrats!

    Badger
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

 

 
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