Cold day at an old Cavalry site yields an old piece of GOLD!!!!

basque-man

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Got out today for some much needed time away from civilization. After a long weekend of work my hunting buddy and I set out. Of course it didn't matter to me where we went so we went to an area where some nice finds have come from in the past. Old seated dimes and lots of cavalry buttons and such. The fort sits along one of our many wagon trails we didn't really expect much except maybe a button or two since we have hit this place hard. With our new DEUS settings we managed lots of Henry Casings, bullets, one OX shoe and the normal garbage of an old stage stop.

After 3 hours, cold wind and nothing to show for our effort; we decided to start walking back to the rig and go to another spot......"walk back to the rig?" How many times has this happened to us. My buddy was walking on one side of the old rock corral area and I the other which was next to the old wagon road. I thought, well, if parked a wagon and jumped off, where would I land? Both of us use the Deus and shotgun shells in the area hit most of the time around 72-78. Of course digging "EVERYTHING", I get the nice lower tone 71. I take out a round dirt clump and begin smashing it over my coil thinking for sure it was a shotgun shell :BangHead:. Except the clump was getting smaller and small until the flash of gold fell onto my coil. I throw off the headphones and yell at my friend "GOLD". I hadn't looked to see what it was till he made it over.

After some foul language and laughing, along with a little water we see it. A beautiful 1865-S 2 1/2 Dollar piece :hello2:. We were both amazed but not surprised since this was the second gold coin from the fort area. For sure we have walked over it before, not wanting to dig shells. But now digging ALL TARGETS has really paid off. A few feet away I was able to find my target for the day, a single cavalry button with no markings on the back.........

Of course I called my son who is at college and he refused to believe me until we sent a couple of pictures. He called me a few names and told my buddy to hit me over the head! :laughing7: He will be back this weekend since we have a Nevada trip planned for more digging:icon_thumleft:

Its been awhile we haven't posted but I haven't wanted to bore everyone with the 100's of wheat pennies we have dug over the past few months so today was great. Thanks for looking and remember; DIG EVERYTHING!!!!!
 

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BigWaveDave

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That’s awesome..... good job by you!
 

Ogre1190

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Wow. Just...WOW!!!!!!! 😱

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The Aluminum Monster

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Now THAT is a beauty and a banner worthy find. Congrats! Wow!
 

3cylbill

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super find , i would vote banner but the last gold coin I voted on (french) didn't make it on so i won't jinx your find by voting on it..but it sure belongs up there
 

BLK HOLE

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That is just so cool, congratulations and a big BANNER vote from me
 

ARC

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Yes sir.

Banner.
 

toddbbq

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Great gold oh my.. Got my banner vote
 

CRUSADER

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'' But now digging ALL TARGETS has really paid off.''

This is what I've been talking about on another post. Its so important on a good site to clear every signal no matter how bad, it takes years but its a must if you want to be sure.

CONGRATS on a nice looker.
 

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