north carolina

  1. NC Kirk?

    Found what I *think* might be a Kirk stemmed spear with a broken ear that was maybe converted into a knife. Definitely darkest material I’ve ever found here in central NC. I’ve found Morrow mountain point close to vicinity. Let me know what y’all think…
  2. Topsail island huge ruby!

    My mother found this thing (maybe a brooch) on south Topsail beach. She found it as if it had just washed up, it appears to be very old and worn. The ruby in the center is very large, 10 carats at least if I had to guess. Between the holes in it there are flowers, floral design, I can upload...
  3. Looking for abandoned mines and gems in north carolin.

    Hi I'm new to the site and to treasure hunting. Me and my buddy were looking around for some abandoned mines to sort through the rocks they cleared out , as well as to look for gems and maybe pan over the summer/spring break when classes don't get in the way. We were primarily looking in north...
  4. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED A Face rock? Help please found in nc amongst tons of artifacts...

    Hello this treasure was Found in Lincolnton north Carolina... it appears to ne a teardrop shaped face with an arrow or scar maybe over his/ her / its left eye.... im very intrigued by this piece but I have no clue I what/or who this really is? Has anything like this come abroad I'm very curious...
  5. Axe Head in Two Pieces

    Hello Everyone, Found the two pieces to this broken axe head on two different days metal detecting in NC - imagine my joy when I realized they actually fit together 😃 Anyway, from what I?ve gathered so far in doing a little research, the head shape seems to align with the one I?ve seen on...
  6. 😱😱VERY VERY RARE CIVIL WAR NC SUNBURST BUTTON!

    :headbang: I scored this beauty today with the Garrett Ace Apex! Found out it’s very rare, being told only 1 of 8 known to exist!
  7. Western NC-- Looking for Advice!

    Howdy! My folks recently bought property in Western NC (Bevard/Hendersonville area) and I was wondering how I can trek out into the mountains and find myself some gems/minerals. I've done a good bit of Google-ing, but it seems to me that the only options available are commercial mines, which I...
  8. North Carolina gold prospectors! Looking for fellow enthusiasts

    Hi everybody! I got into gold prospecting a little under a year ago and absolutely love it but I’ve been going by myself the whole time. I would love to find someone or a group of people that would like to do some gold hunting trips. I live in Cameron which is near the fayeteville area so I’ve...
  9. Uwharries National Park Gold Prospecting

    Hello everybody, I live about an hour away from the Uwharries so that’s my main area I like to look for gold. Anyway, I’ve been having a hard time finding a good area to set up a sluice, can anyone give me some suggestions on where to try, I’m fairly new to for gold prospecting world so if...
  10. US Supreme Court rules against Fayetteville videographer in pirate ship lawsuit

    “After this ruling, and you’re an artist and your painting’s in the North Carolina Museum of Art or you post a photo of a North Carolina lighthouse on your website or you write a piece of music and they’re playing it in a North Carolina museum, the state has every right to take it and infringe...
  11. NC Newbie Seeks Your Opinions

    Intro of a total Novice Hey all, new member from N.C. and from what I’ve already researched, it seems this is a special place! I very recently discovered gold on my property, and have begun the process of panning and filtering manually. However the gold ranges (so far) from flakes to fines to...
  12. What Kind of Rock is this? Is that Gold or No?

    This rock was actually found in our yard and once we broke it up we found this (see pics). Can anyone tell me #1 What kind of rock this is? #2 Is this unusual? and #3 Is that Gold in it or something else ie. Pyrite etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. A little background...
  13. NC Supreme Court revives lawsuit over Blackbeard’s ship & lost Spanish treasure ship

    NC Supreme Court revives lawsuit over Blackbeard’s ship & lost Spanish treasure ship The North Carolina Supreme Court this month gave a shipwreck hunting company from Florida a new day in court in a lawsuit with the North Carolina government over two shipwrecks from the 1700s, one which is...
  14. Hi! New to treasure hunter, not so new to hunting treasure.

    ERecently got interested in North Carolina gold hunting. And came across this site. In all the threads I read every one was so helpful and encouraging to one another that I had to join! You’ll rock! Hopefully I can learn how to navigate this site!
  15. Prospecting/THing - Friends and Group

    Greetings: I am trying to develop a network of friends or group of folks who are interested in prospecting/THing/connecting in North Carolina. Please drop me a line if interested. I'd like to meet people and help others get connected. There is so much history and so many possibilities here in...
  16. New guy, new to hobby, Charlotte/Waxhaw NC area.

    Glad to find this forum. Haven't MD'd since a teen. Picked up a detector since will be moving my folks soon, and we haven't scanned their property since the mid 70's (with a super basic Radio Shack toy detector - mainly to find and clean up scrap). Every square nail found was a real treasure...
  17. Meteorite Hunting in North Carolina???

    Hello all! Is anyone up for hunting meteorites in North Carolina? I am interested in connecting with like minded folks to search for out of this world treasure! If you are closer to Western NC then that is a bonus! Thanks! :tchest:
  18. Spanish Era Mining in the Appalachians

    I am a new member, but am doing historical research on early mining in the Appalachians and would welcome any insights others might have. Based on my research, I believe there can be documented four locations with pre-18th century mineshafts in the southern Appalachians, and two sites that...
  19. Lost wedding ring in 7 feet water. Help needed!

    I lost my wedding ring in lake Wiley in Belmont (close to Charlotte) on September 3rd and need the help of one of you awesome people with metal detectors that work 7 feet underwater to find this ring which means a lot to me and my wife. Any help or suggestion is deeply appreciated.
  20. Buddy for Fayetteville,NC

    Need a buddy to go hunting with and show me some spots to detect this week. Reply back if you want to ask more about this or schedule a time to go and detect
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