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  1. I guess I'm building a Model-T...

    I've been searching my newish property for the last several weeks, and I've been finding a lot of stuff that dates from the mid 1910's to the mid 1930's. (And I do mean a LOT of stuff!) I've also been finding railroad-related items (including blacksmith tools) as there was once a railroad...
  2. Nothing spectacular, but still cool enough to share!

    I recently moved to a new property, and of course, I began detecting it once I was settled in. Although I haven't found any specific maps of the area predating the 1970's, it's becoming clear that there was once a homestead on the property, likely from the early 1920's based on the relics I'm...
  3. Nothing special, but it's my first (dateless) Standing Liberty Quarter!

    I haven't been detecting at all for almost four weeks. After I made dinner for the kids, I told them I needed an hour or two hunting in the dirt or I would go insane. My options were limited, so I went to a school I have pounded with my AT Pro. I decided to bring my Equinox 600, as I've seen...
  4. โœ… SOLVED Need help with two items please!

    I went to two different locations today and came up with two items that have me baffled. (Don't laugh, I'm easily baffled. It's more sad than funny...) The first item was found near the bank of a river where there was Native American activity, but there's also been a public park at the same...
  5. A little more beach silver, including a first for me

    I got in about 2 1/2 hours at my favorite beach this morning and I was initially dismayed at how sanded-in it has become. I scouted for any low spots or cuts, and found one small area. Fortunately it had plenty of targets, so there was more than enough digging to do. Most of the targets were...
  6. Several decades of relics, my oldest Lincoln, and a cool presidential token!

    I managed to get back to the site of the late 1800's inn this weekend. It was obvious that the coinhunters who also know about the site have been very busy, as there were precious few high tones left. Oh well, that will teach me to have a day job... I did manage to find a host of relics...
  7. A few firsts for me, inlcuding my first Barber silver!

    A friend of mine invited me to join him at a site where an inn once stood in the 1880's, so of course I said "yes"! It was obvious that the site had been worked before, but based on the unfilled holes and lack of high tones, whoever was there before was coin-shooting. I did manage to come away...
  8. Another beach day nets a little silver and LOT of lead

    It's been a while since I was able to make it to the beach, but I managed to sneak in a few hours today. Unfortunately, there weren't as many targets as usual, so I dug every signal. The result was a small amount of clad, a lot of fishing sinkers and bullets, and a few keepers. I did manage...
  9. Way too much work for toasted coins!!!

    I went back to my favorite beach again, two weeks after my best silver coin day ever (nine last time). However, the beach sand had completely shifted and good targets were hard to come by. I found more pull tabs and bottle caps then I've ever found there before, and to make matters worse...
  10. A great day at The Giving Beach!!!

    These finds were actually from yesterday. I didn't have time to post until now. I returned to my special Giving Beach and boy, oh boy, was it ever in a giving mood! My first target was a silver Roosevelt dime, so I had a feeling it was going to be a good day. In all, I recovered nine silver...
  11. A little more silver from The Giving Beach

    I went back to my favorite beach, but the initial hunting conditions were awful. The waves were crashing into the shore and a rainstorm kept me from hunting for most of the falling tide. My first hour of hunting (before the rainstorm) produced only a fishing weight and two pull tabs. After...
  12. The Giving Beach gives up some more silver, including my first Franklin Half Dollar!

    I went back to The Giving Beach (yeah, I named it) today to see what it wanted me to take home this time. As you'll see in the pics below, I had plenty of targets, and it took me about two hours before I came across a small section of the beach which had a few older coins. (This section moves...
  13. A Cladtastic Beach Hunt

    I only had two and a half hours to work my favorite beach, and the targets were plentiful. Sadly, though, they weren't particularly special. All of the finds were from an area roughly 50-60 yards long, so this was clearly where mother nature liked to empty her pockets. Despite finding coins...
  14. Short hunt on my Tnet 1st anniversary - slides, spills, and silver

    Yesterday was my one year anniversary in joining the Treasurenet community, and what a fun year it's been! I cannot express how truly grateful I am for all of the knowledge (and patience!) you all have shared with me. One of my favorite parts of each day is signing in and perusing the amazing...
  15. Another fun day at the beach - foreigners, natives, relics, and silver!

    I went back to the beach that has coughed up a few older coins for me and got in about three hours of hunting. The beach was VERY crowded and the fishermen had lines an poles everywhere, but everyone was nice and had no problems with me hunting through and around their spots by the shore. I...
  16. This is why I prefer older women...

    A crew was at my regular school removing a portable building that was moved onto the school site in the early 1990's. Once it was gone I figured I'd try the spot where it was in the hopes of finding some early to mid-sixties coins. Nope. Oddly enough a lot of clad, one 1959 nickel, and a 1940...
  17. Sharing turf by the surf, but I still came home with silver...

    With schools back in session and most family vacations over for the season, I decided it would be perfect time to hit one of my favorite beaches in semi-solitude. When I arrived, I discovered two other detectorists working the area I had in mind. (Next time I will either beat them with a...
  18. My first real permission - nothing to sing about, but promising...

    As I was taking my son home from a summer day camp, I passed by an area that has recently been leveled and scraped by front-end loaders to prepare for construction of a new shopping center. I looked up the history on the site and found that there were structures indicated there as far back as...
  19. Possible piece from 1715 fleet shipwreck?

    I posted this originally in "Today's Finds", but I got minimal responses and another user suggested I post it here. I found what I thought at first was a big chunk of rusty metal. It was dowel-shaped, but tapered at the ends. It broke apart as soon as it went in my finds pouch. It turns out...
  20. Possible piece of shipwreck? I could use some help on this one.

    I found what I thought at first was a big chunk of rusty metal. It was dowel-shaped, but tapered at the ends. It broke apart as soon as it went in my finds pouch. It turns out that what I thought was rusty metal was actually incredibly brittle wood, which felt like rusty metal to the touch...
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