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    us
    May 2015
    Richmond,Va
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    Incredibly epic Civil War Trash pit dig. 7 plates in 1 hole, leather pieces, hooks et

    Had the most incredible day digging in the Fredericksburg area the other day. After not finding much things changed very quickly. Here are most of the finds from 1 trash pit minus some of the leather. Basically I was hunting a CW camp and had a pretty choppy signal after opening the hole signal got a little better. Down about 12 inches I saw the breast plate lying vertically and was pumped to have found that but then I noticed another shape under the breast plate and that was the US boxplate right under it. I then opened the hole and noticed leather fragments everywhere, the pin pointer and detector were screaming. I proceeded to save 5 box plates and 2 breast plates, tons of leather with hooks attached, scabbard tips, waist adjusters, iron buckles, 2 canteen spouts one with a name or carved initials, rivets, etc all in one small hole about 2 feet wide. Needless to say it was a day I will never forget. Just shows you there are still honey holes left so keep swinging. I feel so blessed to have been fortunate to save these pieces of history and certainly will be looking for more pits.
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  2. #2
    ca
    "Nova Scotia is a metal detecting paradise"

    Feb 2014
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    Wow now thats a crazy discovery. Congrats!
    joe_dirt likes this.
    BANNER #1...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...oin-spill.html

    BANNER #2...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-8-reales.html

    BANNER #3...
    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

  3. #3
    Now that is an Incredible dig. Wow. Speechless on this dig.CONGRATULATION Banner Vote In
    Last edited by DirtStalker; Feb 12, 2018 at 06:31 PM.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    That was one incredible hole! My banner vote is in
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
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    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2006
    Colonial Virginia
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    Yeah, I'd say that was a productive hole.
    What are your thoughts as to why all of that was in one hole?

  6. #6
    mx
    I'm from Mexico

    Dec 2015
    Baltimore
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    Banner, very nice .
    K1DDO1979 likes this.
    Profanador de tumbas numismaticas

  7. #7
    us
    May 2015
    Richmond,Va
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    I believe being a long winter camp once they left they discarded items they did not need anymore.

  8. #8
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
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    Most definitely a BANNER!! Vote is in and wow what a find!
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

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  9. #9
    ca
    Feb 2017
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    Awesome treasure pit.
    Banner
    To Dig or not to Dig

  10. #10
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    papa

    Feb 2017
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    Truly amazing!


    Lying is now the norm. The truth is not only unwelcome, it is offensive.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2013
    Southeast Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg3131 View Post
    Had the most incredible day digging in the Fredericksburg area the other day. After not finding much things changed very quickly. Here are most of the finds from 1 trash pit minus some of the leather. Basically I was hunting a CW camp and had a pretty choppy signal after opening the hole signal got a little better. Down about 12 inches I saw the breast plate lying vertically and was pumped to have found that but then I noticed another shape under the breast plate and that was the US boxplate right under it. I then opened the hole and noticed leather fragments everywhere, the pin pointer and detector were screaming. I proceeded to save 5 box plates and 2 breast plates, tons of leather with hooks attached, scabbard tips, waist adjusters, iron buckles, 2 canteen spouts one with a name or carved initials, rivets, etc all in one small hole about 2 feet wide. Needless to say it was a day I will never forget. Just shows you there are still honey holes left so keep swinging. I feel so blessed to have been fortunate to save these pieces of history and certainly will be looking for more pits.
    Amazing it's definitely safe to say you scored well done

  12. #12
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    TOM

    Dec 2012
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    Awesome !!
    A BAD DAY OF DIGGING IS BETTER THEN A GOOD DAY AT WORK

  13. #13
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    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

    Jul 2010
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    Truly amazing finds ...my banner vote goes in now !
    Gary
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  14. #14
    us
    ARC

    Aug 2014
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    Un frigging real.

    That just bends reality to the point of slapping your mind with awww.

    I cannot say that I have ever seen that many plates dug at once... let alone one hole.

    BANNER... if there ever was one.

    Well damn done son.
    K1DDO1979, sprailroad and can_slaw like this.
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    Truly an incredible save! In my wildest dreams I could not imagine a hole like you found!!! Banner for sure!
    sprailroad and can_slaw like this.

 

 
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