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  1. 🥇 BANNER Rare Ohio breastplate found in Harpers Ferry, WV!

    So I dug this beauty yesterday! Happy hunting. TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRPnk9yt/ Facebook live:
  2. Finding a QianLong coin has historic value.

    Hi all. This is an out of the ordinary post. I was looking at previous TreasureNet posts about Chinese Qian Long coins 乾隆通宝 found in North America. Their value might not be high in a monetary sense... but historically there is a story to be told. Let me give you an important historic example...
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  4. Hey hey, from Carson City, Nevada!!

    Thrilled to have joined this site. I am a late bloomer to this. Always loved watching shows, learning about history. I am now 50 y/o with a Jeep, no kids or husband, but a huge desire for exploring. With free time for the first time in my adult life I am anxious to get started! Have been out...
  5. Daguerreotype Matt Frame - 1850s - How Can I Fix It? - Bending Brass? RESTORATION

    Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Back in February, I was metal detecting on a hill in SOUTHEASTERN PA and stumbled upon a piece of bent up brass. I tossed it into the scrap pile and continued detecting. Two days ago, I found my box of scrap metal and decided to look through it. Im glad I did...
  6. Uncovering Family Artifacts ( Sifting History )

    I return to the Family Homesite this time to Sift through the dirt looking for Family artifacts. Filmed in the Fall of 2019 we uncover a Chauffeur's pin that belonged to my Great Aunt Kathryn's husband William Ernest Thrower. The pin dates back to 1935-36 # 51927 from California. a little bit...
  7. Mastercraftsmen Furniture Piece

    Hi everyone, I am knew to the forum. I am a fossil collector, and was searching for a map cabinet to store shark teeth. I ran across this piece of furniture just south of Washington DC in an estate sale. As I was moving it. I noticed how incredibly heavy and well made it was, and found...
  8. Mission San Miguel Arcangel

  9. Kentucky long rifle

  10. Chouteau's Island Treasure Info Needed

    Greetings, I'm from Kansas and I'm preparing to do some treasure hunting in the southwestern regions of the state. One treasure I was hoping to search for is simply called the "Chouteau Island Treasure", where legend says that $24,000 worth of silver is buried on Chouteau's island about 5 miles...
  11. short article on history of metal detecting

    this is an interesting article on the history of metal detecting. it is short and no not clickbait or spam. you will have to turn off your ad blocker. https://www.businessinsider.com/the-coolest-things-ever-found-with-a-metal-detector-2012-7
  12. Now Casting - treasure/mystery hunters !

    Hi all:hello:, First want to say thank you to the community here - everyone has been wonderful and helpful to communicate with! I'm posting here in search of individuals who have dedicated their life (or a portion of their life) to uncovering one particular mystery or treasure. Someone who's...
  13. Living history

    I wanted to write something for all you people who still have older relatives. My parents were born in the early 1900's. They, along with aunts and uncles, lived through many of the historicsl events which many of us later learned about in school. Many historical figures were still alive when my...
  14. Old Colorado Book 1873 Mining, Pay Scales, etc..

    Hello to all. The help that I have found from members of tresurenet is always appreciated! I found this booklet today. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
  15. Old book and would like any info you may have.

    Found at a sale with some other books. I'm not a book person but I bet one of you are. The book part has pulled away from the cover. The binding of the pages is intact. The cover seems to be some type of inlaid leather. As always, your help is appreciated. Thanks!
  16. Royal Newfoundland Regiment hat badge from WW1

    I found this special relic a couple days ago on a field in a abandoned settlement. It is one of the best things I ever dug out of the ground. :icon_thumright: Here's the video where I found the badge:
  17. Is This What I Think it is?

    Last winter I was detecting at a house that was built in 1783. I found this and I am curious to know what it is. It is 3 2/8 of an inch long and 3/4 of an inch wide. Is it a whistle, musical instrument part, or something else? Any answer, even if it is a hocus-pocus answer would be greatly...
  18. New Hunter digging in Oakland, CA

    Just bought my first detector (from this site!). The person literally sent it to me right after the storm Irma. I know a lot of old glass bottles pop up here but I'm excited to see what else is in the ground. Interesting read about my neighborhood before I start hunting. Peralta Hacienda...
  19. Complete Pocket Watch, Silver 5 cent piece, and large cent! The Video!

    Hey guys. So I posted some pictures of the relics and coins on found on a new field on Todays Finds and it became my most liked and commented post so far. I happened to bring my camera that day and I filmed the good finds as soon as they came out of the ground. So here's the video. You may find...
  20. Complete Pocket Watch, Silver 5 cent piece, large cent!

    Hello guys. I found a new field in the woods and it was one of the best I've ever been on so far. Here are the good stuff from the "new" field: a complete pocket watch( my first!), a 1912 Newfoundland 5 cent!, a 1913 Newfoundland large cent, a lamp part(?), and a few odds and ends. Super happy...
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