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  1. Discovered: Revolutionary War Veteran's Homestead!

    As usual with my best spots, I stumbled on this site virtually by chance! I can't do deep woods cellar holes at the moment due to hunting season so I've been following up on long shots next to existing roads. None of the maps had anything in this particular spot, but it was a little flat area...
  2. Unusual Egyptian Themed Relic from an Old Homestead

    Had to share this because it's so cool! This site was nearly a bust, clearly hunted to death long before I got there, but I did squeak out about a dozen relics and one in particular that made the search worth it! There was a slope leading away from the foundation that was very overgrown and...
  3. Back to the New Site and Found Two Fugio Cents in a Single Hunt!!!

    Could not believe it, up until now I'd only found one Fugio ever and it was in a yard! They turn up once in a blue moon, even on period sites, so finding two in one day is the last thing I expected. Especially since this was a return trip to a site I'd already spent hours gridding! This is...
  4. New Spot Yields Tons of Colonial Relics and Coins Including a Nova Constellatio!!!

    New Treasurenet, so let's try out a new post for my new site! I'm actually in the middle of researching this spot since it's a bit of a mystery. For starters I never expected to find a colonial foundation here that hadn't been detected before. This area has a bunch of resident detectorists...
  5. Surprising Yard Hunt Leads to a Crazy Rare Colonial Silver!

    I prefer tracking down lost colonial structures, but I do yard hunts from time to time as demonstrations or for people who are interested in their house's history. They can be fun, but obviously produce a lot more modern trash and around here there tends to have been extensive landscaping...
  6. Huh... Well this was unexpected!

    Seriously, never though I would dig one of these in a million years. Certainly not in Massachusetts of all places! I was at an old 1750's house and after a couple dozen of the usual late 18th to late 19th century targets I finally get a big old copper tone and in the plug is a fat green rim...
  7. Stunning 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent... Made of Pewter?!

    Yup, you read that right, and it is without a doubt from the 18th century too. I found a new spot over the weekend that consists of a tiny foundation no more than 8'x8' on the edge of a stream. Not many targets in the ground, but absolutely everything was pre-1800. The Liberty Cap was on...
  8. HOLY MOLEY!!! Super Rare 1600's Native American Pewter Pipe!

    Can not believe I actually found one of these! Crummy signal, end of the day, and when I first saw it in the plug dirt I had that moment where I was like like: 'oh nice clay pipe bowl, now where's what the detector actually picked up?' But when I had it in my hand, I knew immediately what I...
  9. Surprising New Site: Silver, Military, and Best of all Masonic Cufflinks!

    I'm usually looking for 18th century spots, but I always thoroughly search any new spot even if it seems to date squarely in the 19th century. This was one of those sites where the first few dozen targets were post Civil War and clustered around the 1880's so I wasn't expecting much older than...
  10. Need Help Identifying an Unknown Belt Plate

    Dug this up today and I'm pretty excited about it. Clearly a belt plate, but I've been having trouble identifying it further: No markings on either side apart from the Maltese cross. It's brass with a very thick silver plating. Definitely cast as opposed to stamped and the loop and tongue...
  11. New Colonial Spot: Coins, Pewter Spoons, and an 18th Century Sword Guard!

    !!!Update on Sword Guard Below!!! Didn't have a lot of time to detect and I wasn't expecting to find much. There's a spot in the hills I found a year or so back with two 18th century foundations right next to an old road and maybe 150 feet apart. Both had been detected before, but they're...
  12. โœ… SOLVED Unknown ~800 Year Old Coin

    When I can't go detecting I sometime amuse myself by buying and looking through older European coins. This one was particularly odd and I haven't had much luck identifying it: It was labeled as a Hungarian coin from between 1173 and 1196, but that's all the info with it and I can't find any...
  13. Found and Restored: 17th Century Biscayne Trade Axe!!!

    I actually recovered this some weeks back, but between the preservation research it's taken me awhile to put this together. The research was especially thorough because I know quite a few hatchets can resemble trade axes, and true Biscayne trade axes are quite rare. But against all odds it...
  14. Couple Bucket Lister I Never Thought I Would Find In the Northeast!

    Weather was fantastic this past weekend, obviously a far cry from today. :laughing7: It was my last opportunity to do a couple of spots that I'd promised people I would take a look at. There was virtually no chance of 18th century finds so they were lower priority, but I still check out any...
  15. Got the Heraldic Eagle Cufflinks Back from Restoration!

    Well worth the wait! Some of you may remember me finding and posting about these back in May, but if not they're an incredibly rare set of heraldic eagle cufflinks. There's some controversy over them being George Washington Inauguration related or instead later patriotic themed pieces. In...
  16. Second Untouched Colonial Homestead!

    Since finding the Jackpot Site some weeks back I've been convinced that there were more 18th century settlements along this road. During the past few weeks I've been exploring more and getting to know the neighbors as well since a good portion of the historic road has been resettled. It paid...
  17. Return to the Jackpot Site...

    Of course I had to go back! I set aside a whole day to continue the grid further out and even sift around where the cache was. As expected, not quite as much volume of finds as last time, but I did manage some amazing 18th century relics and got a bit further in figuring out who this homestead...
  18. ๐Ÿฅ‡ BANNER 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...
  19. Colonial Relics and a Rare Copper

    Tried out a new old roadbed and over the course of two miles found four old foundations. Even more amazingly all four were 18th century and it looks like at least two were abandoned prior to 1800! The catch was that all four had already been hit and probably multiple times. Still, they...
  20. ๐Ÿฅ‡ BANNER 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...
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