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    I dug a bucket lister that wasn't on my bucket list :)

    I'm not sure where to start, I had an epic day that I never thought I'd see. There are some things you never figure you'll dig and when you least expect it.... BAM!!! I met up with fellow T-netter, JimZZ to do a little relic hunting at a old fort site. His day started off with an 1846 Mexican 1/4 reale and then an awesome button, which he ended up finding 2 of. I started off with the usual lead and percussion caps and finally a 1846 Mexican reale as well. I was having a frustrating start with my wireless earbuds cutting out and the other pair not working at all. I tried using wired earbuds on the Equinox, but kept pulling them out almost everytime I set my machine down. Jimmy let me use his ML80's and that helped me settle down and get some serious hunting done.
    Jimmy ended up leaving after a few hours and I told him I was going to hunt for another hour and then head to the house. My goal was to at least find a couple of nice buttons to make a day of it, little did I know the fun was about to begin within the next 30 minutes. I worked my way around to the other side of where we had parked, and started finding more lead and a few more percussion caps. I got a screaming 25-26 hit on the Nox, I dug down about 8" and figured I had hit a can or something. I covered the hole, but, thought to myself..... that could be a buckle. I redug the hole and finally pried out a top of an old aluminum can. About 15 minutes later I get an almost identical signal, 25-27, but, when I pinpointed it sounded different. My thought was I was digging a silver coin at depth, so....I was quite a bit more careful with this hole. Almost 8" down I pop out a huge round thing it didn't register what it was until I picked it up and felt the weight. Then it hit me......no freaking possible way!!!
    I saw the back first, then turned it over, the front had about a 1/4" of dirt caked on it, I carefully rubbed it and there it was My first Union breatplate, something I only dreamed of finding and now there it was in my hand Thank God I didn't dig it like I had dug the other target, no dig marks on either side. Jimmy had found a US buckle a couple of years before, now, I had me a breastplate, something I never thought I dig.
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    Excellent job. That first plate sets you down on your backside for sure! They are a sight to behold coming out of the ground.
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    Amazing eagle plate ! I'd frame that , put it on the wall ..is the tapered green thing a scabbard tip ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Excellent job. That first plate sets you down on your backside for sure! They are a sight to behold coming out of the ground.
    I'm not sure what it is, it came out of the ground in 2 different holes, first the large piece, it was 8" down, then the top was 8-10" away and about 5" down....it was a perfect fit
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    Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
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    Way to go Dan!
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    Very nice. Congrats.
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    Really awesome finds and description!
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    Nothing like Trying a little bit more and BAM, something special. Congratulations, enjoyed the write-up!.............63bkpkr

    Doesn't the Nox 800 have a wireless option? I have a wireless setup, old school, and I would never go back to wired.
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    Nothing like Trying a little bit more and BAM, something special. Congratulations, enjoyed the write-up!.............63bkpkr

    Doesn't the Nox 800 have a wireless option? I have a wireless setup, old school, and I would never go back to wired.
    I sold my WM08 because I never used it.....well....I could have today. I've been using aptx LL earbuds and they have worked flawlessly until today, go figure
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    Great find still on my bucket list. It goes to show that even though you think you know what you are digging you never really know until you dig it up. Sometimes you get a nice surprise. Glad you got the goodie and not the bazinga.

    Keep swingin.
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    That's a superb plate, Dan! (& a bunch of other nice finds!)
    Congrat's!!

    Iowa Dale
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    Nice recovery dan I thought I had u beat ,NOT.... congrats on and your finds and big bucket lister. Until next time my turn!!!!

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    Super find Dan, congrats again

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    Nice finds! The plate is in great condition. Congrats!
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