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  1. #1
    Dec 2014
    Central Texas
    Equinox 800 Modified Explorer 2 Raptor c-31 digger 31" Lesche Sampson
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    Good day for Relics from the Fort site.

    I met up with fellow T-netter, Jimzz to hunt the 1850's fort site that we started hunting around the first of the year and he and I were able to score a few keepers. I started the morning using the CTX, but within 30 minutes, headed to the car to put her away. There's a time and place for the 3030, but, this place isn't it. Wandered around for a little while trying to get in tune, but, we decided to hunt an area we haven't put much pressure on. Jimmy scored first with his Martingale rosette, so it was on I stayed in that one area for about 7 hours and dug an unusual amount of epaulette debris today. I managed to score my first R button along with Dragoon and a plain Eagle cuff. As you can see, it was like catching fish in a barrel, targets were plentiful, so, we'll be back to give this spot a good working over. Towards the end of the day I dug a toasted copper coin that was banging 28-30, which after a little cleaning at home, it looks to be a mid 1800's Mexican 1/4 reale. This makes the fourth one to come out of here so far.

    My settings on the 800 were:

    Park 1

    11" coil

    Sens 22

    Recovery 4

    Iron bias 0


    Tone break -9 to +8

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  2. #2

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer, Garrett carrot pinpointer, Lesch digger, Nel Tornado coil for ATPro
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    Nice finds, Dan. Love those buttons.

  3. #3
    Jun 2012
    New Mexico
    Minelab Etrac
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    Had a great time , congrats on cool R button you have the complete set now , now let's go back for civil war era relics

  4. #4
    Hey! I found a .........

    Jul 2006
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    I'd certainly be happy with those finds! Thanks for sharing!
    Metal detecting: Getting up at the break of dawn to experience the thrill of the unknown.

  5. #5
    May 2019
    Garrett AT Pro, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
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    Good hunt ya'll!

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    Jan 2012
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  7. #7
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    Isn't it dry as a bone in NM? I'm surprised that coin is toasted. Gary

  8. #8

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    Dec 2007
    Whites Goldmaster GMT, GMII,Whites Sierra Super Trac, Ace250, Teknetics Gamma 6000, Whites Pinpointer,Garrett Pro Pointer II
    1002 times
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    If that area is like it is in southern Colorado, then the soil has a high level of lime in the soil that is very hard on some coppers. I found an old Spanish copper like yours and a quarter of it was dissolved by the soil.

  10. #10
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
    Minelab Equinox 800, Garrett AT Pro (2), Makro Racer 2, Garrett AT Pinpointer (2)
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    A good day indeed!
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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  11. #11
    Charter Member
    Feb 2019
    Camden SC
    XP DEUS 9" HF Coil, Garret Pro-Pointer, MI-6 pinpointer
    1959 times
    Relic Hunting
    Nice finds! Congrats!
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  12. #12

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600
    11792 times
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    Nice variety of finds. I really like the buttons. Congrats

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    31062 times
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    Nice find, congrats! IMHO: Looks like you dig's the only way when relic hunting!
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  14. #14
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Toltec, 2x Bounty Hunter loaners, Deteknix
    5495 times
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    Another nice hunt Dan, congrats on your 1st R button, it looks like a nice one, wtg on the copper & 1/4 reale & other relics, real productive day, congratulations
    G.A.P.metal, Hawks88 and Dan(NM) like this.
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