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  • Unexpected 1825-1835 Militia Waist Belt Plate! Rare Variety Too!!!

    Wouldn't have guessed in a million years I would be digging this up yesterday! Pretty standard yard hunt and my expectations were low. The house is relatively modern, but sits where an 1860's house once stood. I presume there had been lots of landscaping done during and after to construction...
  • Stunning Marked Napoleonic Era British Volunteer Corps Cross Belt Plate!!!

    I still can't believe I found this! Only the second hunt this Spring since the ground thawed and the site was almost a dud. Only a dozen buttons, two IHPs, and some odds and ends despite being an undetected foundation. I was working my way further out from the structure when I spotted a...
  • Jackpot! Untouched Colonial Homestead and a Colonial Copper Cache!!!

    This is it, this is the spot I've been searching for all 2020! I seem to find just one spot like this a year where everything comes together perfectly. Colonial homestead that's not buried by brush or developed on, soil that's kind to coppers, target rich, and best of all never been hunted...
  • REVOLUTIONARY WAR 9TH REGIMENT CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE!!!

    Yup, just sitting pretty wedged between some rocks in an old foundation: Didn't even need the shovel, I just pulled two of the huge slate slabs apart and it fell out of the crack. Based on the signal I was expecting some iron sheet, and when I first picked it up I thought it was instead...
  • Incredible! 1788 8 Reales and 1786 Vermont Landscape Copper!!!

    I'm absolutely floored; I would have never expected to find so much at this site! Just a little background first: I met with a local historian on Saturday who was a friend of a friend. We had an absolutely great time swapping maps and talking about local lore and stories. He has this...
  • First GW Inaugural Button and It's a Beauty!

    I had two goals for this detecting year and this is one of them! I hiked to a new site on Sunday and literally the third hole I dug was this: It was only four inches down in some nice clay soil which I think is why it's so well preserved. I hadn't even decided if the site had been hunted...
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