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  1. Complete Shoe Buckle, Gen Service Button, Iron Relic

    My first full hunt of the year. Between some bad nerve issues in my neck and scapula and some crazy hours at work it’s been no fun for this guy. I’m feeling nice and healthy finally and had a free day. Results weren’t bad. Found complete shoe buckle # 10. Also recovered an 1860s general service...
  2. Solid Silver Shoe Buckle Fragment & Brass Mystery

    My one and only short hunt this year. I found my first silver shoe buckle fragment. Damn I wish this relic was complete. I’ve got piles of shoe buckles and have never even sniffed a fragment until this hunt. Maybe next time. No clue what this brass item is.
  3. First Impressions of Deus....It Does Not Suck!!!!

    I recently bought a Deus and finally was able to take it out for a spin. Great design, comfortable and wireless. All great features but we all know what’s really important. What will it get out of the dirt? I decided to take it to a couple of sites that I’ve beat to death to give it a proper...
  4. Rev War Artillery....I Need a History Lesson

    I started hunting this shoreline with Rev history last year. It’s a tough spot to get to and it’s damn hard hunting. I use the GPX there as it’s nothing but big rocks and you need a pi machine with crazy depth. I recovered 4 more big lead balls yesterday which I’ve been calling “grape shot”...
  5. 2017 Finds- Limited Time Yields Sad Year End Totals

    2017 was a great year financially but a terrible year of detecting for me. Just topped 600 hours of overtime at work. I WILL be taking some serious time for treasure in 2018. 8 is my lucky number and I'm thinking maybe 2018 will yield tree coin #2 and Rev War button #1. My best finds for 2017...
  6. Bill Dancy's New Book-Discovering Virginias Colonial Artifacts

    Bill Dancy who has been a great contributor to this forum recently released a book that he has been working on for a very long time. I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book and recently got the news that it had been released. I got 3 copies as I wanted one to read, one to keep in...
  7. Let's See Your Top 4 Silver Finds

    Since I have little time to detect I'd love to see everybody's 4 favorite silver finds. Coins, relics it makes no difference. But if you have a silver buckle we are not friends. I've found more than 20 shoe buckles and I've never even sniffed a damn fragment of silver. Well here's a few of mine...
  8. 17th Century Pit yields 1600s Jetons and Charles ii Farthing,Marked Pipes and Whizzer

    I finally found a little time for treasure hunting. Decided to go for the old stuff this time. I whipped up a small sifter and decided to go to the site I found the Latten spoons at. I was hoping to sift the more concentrated areas to see what turned up. I used the GPX to see if I could find...
  9. Post Up Your Favorite Dandy Buttons

    One of my absolute favorite finds are big designed dandy buttons. I've found a lot of cool tombac buttons but the big designed dandy buttons are pretty tough to find. Here's a few of mine. The 6 point 13 star dandy is likely a patriotic political button. Wish I knew more about that one
  10. 1734 X Reis, Complete Dog Nosed Rat Tail, Shoe Buckle, Thimbles

    Had a rare morning to hunt. I decided to chase a new dot on one of my early maps. After discovering a couple of early cabin site last year I'm always on the hunt for them. They have no cellar hole and not a sign of a home ever being there. Always virgin and usually quite productive. It took me...
  11. Etched Brass Pistol Butt Cap, Watch Winder, Ugly Flying Eagle

    Went out for a few hours in the 90 degree sun yesterday. I didn't last too long. Find of the day was another first. A really nice brass pistol butt cap. It's pretty bent and I'm not sure if I will try to straighten it. Opinions are welcome. Also found a watch winder and my first Flying Eagle...
  12. Stunning Maine Militia Button (1820-1840) and Brass Miniature Cannon

    Time has been limited this spring with more work than we can handle. The commercial construction industry is booming to say the least. I worked Memorial Day and decided I was taking yesterday off. I paddled out to an island that has treated me well in the past. I only had a few hours due to some...
  13. 3 Days With the Boys and a Lifetime with My Best Friend

    This past weekend was a whirlwind to say the least. It included a visit from Steve and Brad that included boating, camping out, digging incredible history, ocean fresh lobster over a fire pit and last but not least me getting engaged to the love of my life who I've been with for 11 years...
  14. 1723 KG 1, Colonial Cufflinks and 13 Star Button on 8 degree Morning

    Thursday and Friday it got up to 50 here in Maine and we had rain mixed in which wiped out the snow on the coast. A January 14 hunt in Maine is an absolute rarity! To find a few colonial goodies was awesome. I went to a small cabin site that I found a 1653 copper Cob at. This trip produced a...
  15. Beautiful 1838 LC

    I usually wouldn't post up this hunt but the LC is pretty nice. I got out briefly yesterday to a spot that I wanted to check out. Nice early cabin with a good long occupation. Prob the cabin was there in the mid 1700s and a bigger home was built there and occupied until the later 1800s. The...
  16. 2016 Best of the Best!!!!

    It's snowing here in Maine and I'm not giving up but I likely will only be able to hunt the shore with my GPX. I didn't get out much this summer but had some killer hunts. Lots of marked 1812 pewters, a pile of early coppers in great condition from one site that has ties to one of my ancestors...
  17. Luckenbooth Silver Brooch

    Was lucky to find one of my favorite ever colonial relics! This is a Scottish Luckenbooth silver brooch. Likely a wedding or engagement gift. Apparently they were sometime used on infants to keep fairies from taking them? Being that many of my Scottish ancestors landed close to where I live in...
  18. Huge Bucket Lister For Me....Luckenbooth Silver Trade Brooch

    First off let me just say that this Luckenbooth brooch is something I have always wanted to find. I have never obsessed about it like some other things because you rarely see them pop up and it's something that I knew I may never dig. A lot of my Scottish ancestors settled in this area and my...
  19. Trade Bead? If so what's it made of?

    I dug this tiny bead with the GPX on a salt water shore with some very early history. This place was settled around 1620 and was gone by the late 1600s. I know there was a lot of native/colonist interaction here until things went bad. The bead is obviously metal of some sort but I have no idea...
  20. GPX Finds a Flake of Gold! Possible Trade Bead, Buttons and KG

    I bought a GPX a month or so ago. I haven't used it a whole lot but have taken it out twice in the last few days. I bought it to hunt the sites thatI have hunted quiet with my T2 just to see if I was missing anything way down deep. I took it to a site that I hunted with my T2 with the 5", 11"...
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