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  1. Minie Ball..Modern Replica or old?

    I am definitely not an expert on Minie balls. I am looking for opinions as to whether this is a modern replica? or original? I found the minie ball on the left today (The one on the right was found a couple years ago). The thing that confuses me is that it doesn't have the patina I would...
  2. Best Find Since Detecting!

    I've been away from posting on-line for a while for a multitude of reasons, but figured I'd come back with my best for this year. This is my third year detecting and I had two "firsts" this month. Last weekend I found a platinum and diamond anniversary/wedding band marked "950" platinum. I just...
  3. Can anyone help date/identify this bullet?

    Found this bullet in a Central Ohio park about 5 inches down. It weighs 15.8 grams, appears to be about 7/16 inches wide and 3/4 inches tall. Thanks ...
  4. Need help identifying these little metal men...

    I remember when I was younger, about 35-40 years ago, finding a couple of these around a barn in the neighborhood where I grew up, in a small NY town in the Hudson Valley. I was always told that they were attached to the barn and had fallen off, and that they were put on there for protection or...
  5. Silver Bracelet with big Amber

    These are the finds of my last two hunts. The second hunt was two hours this evening and I found this nice 925 marked silver bracelet with a big piece of Amber in it! Very surprised and happy! ;D Also found this neat little skeleton key and a Monopoly car piece. These were 2 interesting...
  6. Treasure Hunting Database I created...Free

    This post contains a Microsoft Access Treasure hunting database I created to track my finds. If anyone has Microsoft Access 2000 or greater on their computers they are welcome to a copy of it (as is without support). If you have later versions of Access you should still be able to use it, or you...
  7. 4 hour hunt..great start for 09 - Gold and Silver

    4 hour hunt..great start for '09 - Gold and Silver Happy New Year all! Haven't posted in quite a while or been on the boards. Mainly because I haven't gotten out detecting much, and when I have I haven't found much worth posting. Well, got off work early today, was 40 Degree's, not too windy...
  8. Friday Night 1 1/2 hour hunt - another gold ring

    Found another 14k Gold Ring (my third), a 1958 Nickel, and $5.90 in clad. Thanks for looking ...
  9. Weekend Hunts - 1941 Nickel and 2nd Gold Ring

    Found a 1941 Nickel and my second gold ring (14k) in this weekend Hunts, and $13.06 in clad. Thanks for looking ...
  10. 2 Hour hunt last night - a strange bird!

    Got out for a 2 hour hunt last night. Found some clad, a couple charms, and this strange bird. Don't quite know what it is/was .. Keychain? Or what kind of bird .. Maybe a phoenix? The belly appears to be some kind of shell. One of my more strange finds ... Here are the two charms, April's...
  11. Sundays Hunt - Colonial era .44 cal roundball?

    Sunday's Hunt - Colonial era .44 cal roundball? I'm just getting around to post Sunday's hunt because I was waiting for some of the relic folks in the "What is it?" area to help ID the lead ball I found. It appears that it is probably a Civil War era .44 caliber roundball and was probably for a...
  12. Lead Ball - smaller than a musket ball?

    Found this small lead ball in this mornings hunt. I believe it's smaller than a musket ball (I am by no means an expert on these type of relics.. if that's what it is). It's about 10mm round and weighs about 10 grams. Is it old? And any ideas about what type of lead ball it is, or used for? Any...
  13. 7/05/2008-Morning Hunt-1st Merc, 11th Ring, 1/4 VW

    This mornings hunt brought me my first Merc (1920), my 11th ring (non-silver), and 1/4 of a VW toy car! ;D Found $2.42 in clad plus the merc. I also end up having to fill several huge holes some left while detecting. >:( Put the detector away and filled as many as I could find. The thing...
  14. 7/2/2008 - Soccer field hunt - OSU GOLD!

    Went out this evening to a remote soccer field. Things were going kind of slim and was getting ready to leave and then I got this signal that jumped all over, from foil to quarter. Thought it might be aluminum or junk metal but decided to dig. Out popped this 10K Gold OSU "Block O" Varsity Award...
  15. 6/29/2008 - Weekend Camping trip hunt

    Went camping this past weekend. Was given permission to hunt in the park, mainly the volleyball pits, playgrounds and near the waterpark. My wife found these two rings. A big silver ring with salamanders, that almost fits on my thumb, and a mood ring with dolphins. She found them in a parking...
  16. Metal Dart? Any ideas as to what its from? Or used for? IDd -> CAP BOMB

    Metal Dart? Any ideas as to what it's from? Or used for? ID'd -> CAP BOMB I found this metal dart in a campground this weekend. Haven't quite figured out what it was used for. It's fairly heavy cast metal, is olive green in color, and the nose rotates and can lock in position. Anyone ever seen...
  17. 6/17/2008 Park Hunt - Silver and War Nickel!

    Went out this evening for a local park hunt. Found a 1946 Silver Quarter and a 1944 War Nickel about 2 feet apart and about 4 inches deep. :D :D Also found a set of keys with a neat key fob with a Pratt & Whitney emblem, a 1000 Alderaan credit coin from Star Wars Monopoly, 2 cars, 2 dog tags...
  18. First Gold this Morning, First Silver Ring this Evening!

    I'd have to say this was a good day! I had my first gold (earring) this morning which I posted earlier. Then I went out this evening and found my First Silver Ring! The funny thing is I think it is a Blue Topaz, which is my wife's birthstone, and it's even her ring size! Fit's perfectly! We will...
  19. 6/14/08 Morning Hunt - First Gold!

    Went out this morning after a week off of detecting and found my first gold! Also found a 1940 wheatie, a 1968 Canadian 25c, a water park token, a 1971 dog tag, a couple of pocket knives, and some other miscellaneous items.. Thanks for looking..
  20. Button, plate, and buckle..any info?

    I went out this morning on a hunt in a field and found all of these items about 8" down. Here is a closeup of the button. The front is an eagle and on the back I can make out "Austin Co" and the initials e.r.i This plate seems to have two major oak leaves and small leaves in the background...
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