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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. My Ladies of Metal

    My Garrett Ace 400 and my $1 auction purchase Coinmaster. Yes, I started my obsession with that coinmaster over 6 years ago. No manual, no pinpointer, just time and patience. When I got that Coinmaster I told myself if I enjoy detecting, then I’ll upgrade. Took me time to save my pennies, but I...
  3. ✅ SOLVED What is this?

    I recovered this from one of my yard hunts this year. It’s approximately 4-inches and has a pond design etched on the one part (you may have to zoom) . Any ideas what it is? I’m still working on familiarizing myself with the different metals. I’m guessing this is either brass or copper. I’d be...
  4. HH Culver 1939 Token

    We’re supposed to get rain and colder temps this weekend here in Ohio. So, I hit the field again today and my front yard yesterday evening. I found 7 wheaties in my yard last night. Three were in the same hole and two of them were stuck together (pic attached). 😳 Then, today I found a 1939...
  5. Odd Drawer Pull

    I found this odd drawer pull in my yard - not sure if that’s what it is, but I’m calling it that. It was about 8” down. The face of the figure is unique. I’m not really sure what it represents.
  6. Junior G-Man Badge

    Our soybeans finally got harvested. So, I hit the field today. I found three pieces of a ‘Junior G-Man’ badge. They were in 3 separate holes, all within a ten foot area. I lost the sunlight, but I’ll be back out later this week to search for more pieces. Have a great week! Jumpy solid signal...
  7. Ohio Newbie

    Hello! I’m new to the site, and one year in to my metal detecting passion. I’m from western Ohio and spend my free time detecting our homestead which has part of an 1850’s (approximation) cabin built into years of additions. How I started: I had wanted a metal detector since I was a young girl...
  8. Possible Chondrodite Found in Ohio?

    Hey Guys, First post here. I was digging in my yard about 1 foot down and I found a couple rocks that looks like this. Some are just crystals that look like glass and come attached to a rock. Is this possibly chondrodite? Any help IDing would be awesome! Would be willing to send a small one for...
  9. FREE RESEARCH MATERIAL OHIO/PA TREASURES

    Greetings, I am traveling to Columbiana County this week. I have a significant amount of research material (mostly primary) for three different treasures - two Ohio (Springfield and French Fort Duquesne treasures) and the Dent's Run Civil War treasure. First come/first serve. Must come to me...
  10. First 19th Century Silver!

    Got my first silver coin a few weeks ago, a 1937 Quarter. Returned to that site yesterday to see if there was anything I missed the first time around. Heard a nice high signal, but thought it was some sort of featureless aluminum disc after I got it out of the ground. It was getting dark...
  11. My First Silver Coin!

    I've been at this since fall of last year, and have found a medium-sized-jar's worth of clad, and a small dumpster worth of junk. I've mostly been hitting parks and apparently I'm not the only one. Looking forward to getting some permissions soon. Anyway, oldest coin I've found so far was a...
  12. Found: 1868 Pye Clothier Token, Cincinnati

    After a 36 year hiatus, I got back into detecting over the holidays. Yesterday I turned up this interesting find: A (slightly damaged) silver dollar-size, trade token, uncovered in Camp Dennison, Ohio. It's by PYE Clothier, "Clothing Hats and Furs, 5th & Vine Streets, Cinti." It's made of...
  13. Eaton ohio

    I'm looking for any and all local legends I've read up on a few but the bridge family story is the one I'm most interested in I'm having a really hard time finding anything so if you have any info please leave a comment or and other local stories thank u
  14. Finally Some Ohio Gold

    This is my first year prospecting. Gold is a fickle companion in Ohio and it has been a long year learning how to pull some of the shiny stuff out of ohio rivers. I seperated some of my concentrate this weekend and out popped a few yellow specks.
  15. Anybody experienced detecting here in Ohio?

    I live in Northeast Ohio currently, where the dirt goes a few feet (or some places just a few inches) down then turns to clay. Anybody from around here done much hunting and have any idea on how deep you usually find coins? I am hoping to find coins especially from the mid 1800s to early 1900s...
  16. Thrift shop find

    I found this little Ohio "badge" today among some old brass buttons and other small trinkets at a local thrift shop. I would really like to know the age and use of this piece if anyone could help me! Thanks! P.S. The word on the back that's hard to read is "bronze".
  17. 1793 Spanish 1/2 real found

    1793 Spanish 2 real Very lucky find i would have never dreamed of digging, found this in the middle of the woods where nobody goes next to a 250 some year old tree. 2 feet from the edge of a 30 ft cliff we found this 1 inch underground.
  18. Metal Detecting Columbus and Central Ohio

    Hello Fellow Treasure Hunters, My name is J.J. and I just got back into Metal Detecting and Artifact Hunting after taking a 10 year break (life and work got in the way). There are no clubs in Central Ohio so I'm looking for some friendly people to detect/artifact hunt with. Using a Garrett AT...
  19. Unique Skeleton Key Help

    So, we had a TON of rain the other day, due to Hurricane Cindy sending remnants up this way. We have an acre of woods that we have made trails throughout. For the first time, almost the entire woods flooded (rather then a small part that usually does), we all had a lot of fun playing in it...
  20. Northern Ohio Possible stash - The Blinky Morgan gang

    I am back in ohio... Elyria to be exact. back in the 1980's ( before internet ) i had done some searching and investigation into the Blinky Morgan Gang. Over their reign of terror they travelled from new york through northern ohio , up into michigan , and as far east up north to Toronto...
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