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  1. Be a Good Ambassador for Our Hobby

    Be a Good Ambassador for Our Hobby! Today has been an interesting day to be involved in metal detecting. I wore one of my Central Texas Treasure Club t-shirts today. About an hour before sundown, I decided to go detecting for a little while because I didn't go any last week because of the dry...
  2. Central Texas Treasure Club's 2019 Open Competition Hunt - Oct. 12th - Brownwood!

    Our Central Texas Treasure Club will host our 2019 CTTC Open Competition Hunt on Saturday, October 12th, at Allcorn Park in Brownwood in central Texas. This Hunt promises to be the biggest and best that we've ever held in our 38 year history. We will be giving away at least 3 new metal...
  3. My Metal Detecting Finds May 7th - June 4th

    My metal detecting finds from May 7th - June 4th. Most of these were made with my Garrett Ace 250 except for the tungsten carbide wedding band and several of the coins that I found during a 2-hour hunt on the Coast with my 25 year-old Garrett Scorpion. I found the most modern coins of any month...
  4. January Finds in and near Brownwood, Texas

    Here are my metal detecting finds for the month of January. I had what I think was a successful month. Although these photos don't show my quarter take clearly (on the left of the treasure tray), I found 21 quarters last month (total $5.25) which is the most I've found in one month in over...
  5. Beautiful Day & Finds in Central Texas!

    I found a beautiful copper brooch pin that's probably 100 years old, a nice aluminum collapsible cup from Fred Harvey's Harvey House that's about the same age as the brooch, a nice round colored decorative glass piece that's set in copper, an antique set of sheep shears, a small old shovel...
  6. My Prized 2018 Find has a New Home!

    Early today, I brought my prized Sergeant Major of the Army hat pin, that I found last spring with my Garrett Ace 250 detector, to my longtime friend and gold-mining partner Jerry and gave it to him so he could include it in a big project he has undertaken. He's attaching military...
  7. Pics from our Central Texas Treasure Club's October 13th Hunt

    Our Central Texas Treasure Club held our Fall Open Competition Hunt this past Saturday and it was amazing and set a 37-year record for the number of entrants with 52 hunters. Here are a few photos that our member Greg Costa took of the event. "Texas Jay" Longley, President, Central Texas...
  8. Brownwood, Texas in 1904

    Brownwood, Texas photo from 1904. Looking north on West Broadway which is now Center Avenue. You can see the old County Jail which was constructed only one year earlier, in 1903. I guess this is what "The Drag" looked like before automobiles took over. ~Texas Jay...
  9. Brownwood, Texas in 1904

    Brownwood, Texas photo from 1904. Looking north on West Broadway which is now Center Avenue. You can see the old County Jail which was constructed only one year earlier, in 1903. I guess this is what "The Drag" looked like before automobiles took over. ~Texas Jay...
  10. My Ace 250 Finds from July 4th to August 7th

    My Garrett Ace 250 metal detector keeper finds from July 4th to August 7th. No gold this month but I did find a couple of pieces of silver - a 1940 Mercury dime and a sterling chain marked "Italy 925". I found over $10 in modern coins, including one more Sacagawea dollar coin which is the...
  11. My Ace 250 Finds from July 4th to August 7th

    My Garrett Ace 250 metal detector keeper finds from July 4th to August 7th. No gold this month but I did find a couple of pieces of silver - a 1940 Mercury dime and a sterling chain marked "Italy 925". I found over $10 in modern coins, including one more Sacagawea dollar coin which is the...
  12. Last Month's Detecting Finds

    These are my metal detecting "keeper" finds from June 5th to July 3rd, 2018. I found them all using my little Garrett Ace 250. I also found a lot of scrap brass and copper items which are not shown and pounds of metal trash which I disposed of properly. The top of the old bottle is...
  13. Last Month's Detecting Finds

    These are my metal detecting "keeper" finds from June 5th to July 3rd, 2018. I found them all using my little Garrett Ace 250. I also found a lot of scrap brass and copper items which are not shown and pounds of metal trash which I disposed of properly. The top of the old bottle is...
  14. My Finds from May 1st to June 5th

    These are my Garrett Ace 250 keeper finds from May 1st to June 5th. Not shown are the pounds of metal trash that I had to dig in the process of getting them. ha. I estimate that I dig between 15-20 pull tabs, trash, and recyclable brass or copper item for every keeper that I find. Near...
  15. Fun Times in Comanche, Texas Today !

    I had a great time at today's Central Texas Treasure Club's Picnic at the beautiful Comanche (Texas) City Park and I think everyone else that attended did too. I didn't count but I'd estimate that we had about 20 people in attendance there today. A big "Thank You" goes out to Don and...
  16. 1883 Brown County Texas Courthouse - 1880s

    This is what the 1883 Brown County, Texas Courthouse looked like after it was constructed, back when the streets around the Square were still made of dirt. When it rained, the dirt turned to a gooey mud and old-timers said that when they stepped into the street after it rained, they were...
  17. My Garrett Ace 250 Finds from April 6th to May 1st

    My metal detecting finds from April 6th to May 1st. At the top is a chrome part from an old Chevrolet (Chevrolet emblem on the top), a circular radiator emblem from an old Dodge Brothers car (1914-1928 model), and a few old bullet shells and a shotgun hull. I only found two pieces of...
  18. Been Hunting for it for 49 Years & Found it Today!

    Hooray! I finally broke my silver half dollar jinx today! Found a 1914-S Barber silver half dollar, 9-10 inches deep with my Garrett Ace 250. I've been metal detecting for 49 years and a silver half dollar has always eluded me until this one popped out of the mud today. I have found a...
  19. Been Hunting for it for 49 Years & Found it Today!

    Hooray! I finally broke my silver half dollar jinx today! Found a 1914-S Barber silver half dollar, 9-10 inches deep with my Garrett Ace 250. I've been metal detecting for 49 years and a silver half dollar has always eluded me until this one popped out of the mud today. I have found a few...
  20. Brownwood, Texas Depot and Harvey House

    The Brownwood, Texas train depot & Harvey House in the 1930s. ~Texas Jay http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com
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