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  1. Maple burl?

    Found this one detecting today. About 16” deep and 36” wide with no rot. I heard they make bowls out of these. Can anyone tell me more?
  2. 17th-18th century Baldric Buckle, 1804 half cent, and shiny flat buttons

    Always dig your can signals, even if you’re surrounded with cans. I almost didn’t, or more precisely, came back to and out popped a beauty baldric buckle. Despite being listed in Whitehead’s book as 17th century, a friend and I think these buckles were used through the mid 18th century. This is...
  3. 🥇 BANNER 1878 Contemporary counterfeit Trade dollar, San Francisco mint mark!

    Me and my buddies Eastcoast hunter and Bart got out for a hunt. A real beat up place that’ll reward you if you try hard enough. I’m right in a spot overlooking a stream and I get clunky mid-signal. What I uncovered blew my mind. First I saw the eagle and the corroded edges and, having dug a...
  4. 1770’s silver 1/2r on a mid-winter thaw

    In New Jersey we have our bad winters and some where the ground never freezes. The ground has been locked up since the holidays but we ended up catching a break. So my good friend Charlie and myself hit a south facing slope known for rev war activity that has been picked over thoroughly. We...
  5. 40 year old dog food or cat food? Maybe tuna

    Today I scored an unopened can of pet food, I think. It was buried about 3” down and I don’t know what in that sucker to be honest. What do you think is in it? I also found a lock and key - perhaps associated with the can, or maybe it belongs to The Hatch? Opinions welcome on that as well...
  6. Confederate Infantry button, jeweled brooch, & colonial garter buckle!

    Detecting can be a mind game. The other day I went to an old site only to find it plowed into a drainage ditch. Figuring on a few finds hanging about I went there with my two kids to slog around in some mud So we got to work with some washed out surface finds consisting of some ceramic...
  7. USM New York - Liverpool *silver* button 1850-1854

    Now, while I’m still trying to figure my way around this re-done T-Net site , I wanted to share a rare button that got me pretty excited. With darkness coming so close to the heels of work ending, I’m sure not many of us are finding time to hunt unless we call in sick. So I went out and dug a...
  8. My latest? NJ coppers, reales, spectacle buckle, etc

    So it?s been a while between the pandemic, concentrating on my kids, and building a boat. But me and EastCoastHunter have gotten out every now and then. Here?s my latest Lead round balls .69 cal from a rev ambush site I believe she?s a Canadian half penny A spectacle buckle frag KGii...
  9. Beautiful day and a start to detecting season

    You name it, and it’s kept me away from detecting this year. But today I got out for 1-1/2 hrs and had a nice time and even picked up a beauty large cent. Hopefully this season will bring more great finds. This great largie came from a spot I’ve beaten over the years. I couldn’t believe this...
  10. Copper coins with Star of David?

    Any ideas? Found at a French colonial site. Thought they were buttons until I cleaned them
  11. Gorgeous intact neck stock buckle, blowhole, and mint largie

    Despite food poisoning and my better judgement, I got out with my buddy Steve (Triplenipple555) to one of his sites, and one of my own sites. It was totally worth it, and even found one of my best condition large cents to boot. Here’s some of the finds. I’ll add more soon since I’m still off my...
  12. Living large in Nellysford, VA

    I’m down South on a family vacation in the mountains. I haven’t been in this part of Virginia in about 20 years, and I’d forgotten how beautiful an area it is... So I visited a spot not based on any map, but fertile triangular spot between two streams. The adjacent field hasn’t been farmed...
  13. 18th century sunglasses and spectacles

    My dig-out of a collapsed chimney continued, and certainly put a new twist on the site. Meticulously moving the pile brick by brick with soil mixed throughout has been challenging, but I’m certainly glad I’ve been careful. I’ve dug three frames, and multiple arms. I always assumed the...
  14. A typical field day

    Sometimes great finds are disproportionately displayed online, so I wanted to show a normal day. I had a fantastic day out with a few members of the Basstards of Bramble yesterday, on a field that had everything but the “good stuff”. It was a birthday hunt for Bartek, and we all had a blast...
  15. Beautiful one-off Heptagon Connecticut copper

    I coaxed a couple more coppers out of the dirt from a cellar hole I’m digging out. Some come out great, some pop out looking like a ox chewed on it. The weather has been mild so I went for it. 7-sided copper and a dog nose pewter spoon handle. The verdigris was awful so I did some...
  16. A rare winter hunt with Spanish, W&M, and KGiii gaming tokens

    A rare winter hunt with Spanish, W&M, and KGiii gaming tokens It’s been quite a while since I’ve tuned into Tnet. I haven’t been out hunting due to working away, putting family first, and just life’s crap in general. I decided to put some new life into an old site by digging out a pile...
  17. First hunt since May. 19th century gold

    I’ve been working offshore and unable to hunt. On my way home I stopped at a North New England shoreside town to a spot. It was completely overgrown but scored this beauty by the seashore. An quite knowledgeable friend pointed out that the hallmark is angled. He said that a Birmingham...
  18. 1796 Liberty Cap surface find....

    Well, the description says it all. I found this at a cellar hole edge after clearing a $h!t ton of brambles. The coin looked like it was a loss, but reluctantly I decided to give it a zap, something I rarely do. The results were spectacular. Here is the surface find... First pic... Best...
  19. Quickie 18th c. Spanish Silver

    I hit a spot up that was listed as “questionable” and needing more research on my site list. I was never able to back-up the site beyond some text and a guess, but I said what the hell. With boots in the ground I found it within 20 minutes. Not too much to show since much of it was overgrown and...
  20. 🥇 BANNER French Colonial-1752 silver, cut silver, knee&shoe buckles & silver Auspice Maria

    French Colonial-1752 silver, cut silver, knee&shoe buckles & silver Auspice Maria It’s been a while. Winter had me busy doing other activities but I finally got out and went on a road trip. I happened to have some great research and dropped in on a site that I don’t believe was ever touched...
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