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    Virginia Relic Hunt Captures Some Keepers and a Bucket Lister

    Did some CW relic hunting in Virginia this week using a variety of detectors including a GPX, Equinox 800, and a Deus and came away with some great relic finds. In a single hole I found a lead disc which is a possible backing to breast plate, part of a sword belt hanger, a dropped Sharps minie ball, and a purposely flattened Eagle I Coat button (possible poker chip) along with some glass and plate shards including a piece that had the word "Baltimore" on it. the Equinox got me into that hole, probably due to the lead disc, despite terribly hot soil. At another site, I hit my bucket lister, my first US Cavalry bit boss along about a foot down with some other dropped and fired bullets and balls, some cannon friction primers, and other pieces of brass including a flat button found elsewhere in the fields. All in all, it was a great week with that bit boss being the highlight. Thanks for stopping by.


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    Awesome hunt, I hope that you plan on going back to that site!
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    Good job, looks like DIV soil. I have wondered how the equinox would do. Granted, it's no PI machine but it must still do ok.
    You're not going to find anything cool sitting on the couch!

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    Great hunt and congrats on the US Bit Boss. How did the Deus do in the red dirt?
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    Great finds vferrari!
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    If you heat up some hydrogen peroxide on the electric rangetop and drop these in, most of the red will disappear immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B from VA View Post
    Great hunt and congrats on the US Bit Boss. How did the Deus do in the red dirt?
    I typically used the Deus to scan through the dirt dug out of pits (like a pinpointer on steroids) and to scan for large iron keepers. I think if I were using the Deus instead of the Equinox I would have also picked up on that lead disk that got me into the hole with the bullet, button, and glass.
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    Well done!
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    Great finds V! Congrats
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    You keep any of the broken glass? I generally toss mine. Too much of it.
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    Nice finds. Congrats on the bit boss bucket lister.
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