Super Find!

Ia.FurTrade

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Aug 9, 2008
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Southeast Iowa
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Equinox 800, E-Trac
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I went down to north central Missouri to my hunting buddy's to do a little detecting. He took me to a farmstead that was shown on an 1877 plat map, but had recently been bulldozed twice, and was a real mess. My first good signal was a mixed signal that I finally decided to dig. So I cut an 8" plug and plopped it off to the side. Meanwhile, standing up to get my pinpointer out, I happened to look at the plug and thought, "That's strange. Am I imagining I can see a letter 'U' in the bottom of that plug?" I hollered at my buddy, who was eight feet away digging a signal, "Is this what I think it is? Or am I imagining things...or wishing things?" He stood up and said, "You a******. That's a US belt plate!" I said, "Nah, surely not." He came over and I picked it up out of the clod, and knocked off the dirt to reveal a US Civil War belt plate--My first! cw buckle3.jpg
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creskol

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Way to go! That is a wonderful find!
 
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Florida Finder

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Southern States of America
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AT Max
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Relic Hunting
I went down to north central Missouri to my hunting buddy's to do a little detecting. He took me to a farmstead that was shown on an 1877 plat map, but had recently been bulldozed twice, and was a real mess. My first good signal was a mixed signal that I finally decided to dig. So I cut an 8" plug and plopped it off to the side. Meanwhile, standing up to get my pinpointer out, I happened to look at the plug and thought, "That's strange. Am I imagining I can see a letter 'U' in the bottom of that plug?" I hollered at my buddy, who was eight feet away digging a signal, "Is this what I think it is? Or am I imagining things...or wishing things?" He stood up and said, "You a******. That's a US belt plate!" I said, "Nah, surely not." He came over and I picked it up out of the clod, and knocked off the dirt to reveal a US Civil War belt plate--My first! View attachment 1985841 View attachment 1985842 View attachment 1985843 View attachment 1985844 View attachment 1985838
Nice plate. Lot of history there!
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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All Treasure Hunting
I went down to north central Missouri to my hunting buddy's to do a little detecting. He took me to a farmstead that was shown on an 1877 plat map, but had recently been bulldozed twice, and was a real mess. My first good signal was a mixed signal that I finally decided to dig. So I cut an 8" plug and plopped it off to the side. Meanwhile, standing up to get my pinpointer out, I happened to look at the plug and thought, "That's strange. Am I imagining I can see a letter 'U' in the bottom of that plug?" I hollered at my buddy, who was eight feet away digging a signal, "Is this what I think it is? Or am I imagining things...or wishing things?" He stood up and said, "You a******. That's a US belt plate!" I said, "Nah, surely not." He came over and I picked it up out of the clod, and knocked off the dirt to reveal a US Civil War belt plate--My first! View attachment 1985841 View attachment 1985842 View attachment 1985843 View attachment 1985844 View attachment 1985838
Awesome!!! Congrats!!! How far from Purdy?
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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Kansas City
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Nokta Macro Legend, Simplex, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, Whites's hand digger, Gray Ghost pouch, Husky kneepads, any gloves I can find.......
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Metal Detecting
I went down to north central Missouri to my hunting buddy's to do a little detecting. He took me to a farmstead that was shown on an 1877 plat map, but had recently been bulldozed twice, and was a real mess. My first good signal was a mixed signal that I finally decided to dig. So I cut an 8" plug and plopped it off to the side. Meanwhile, standing up to get my pinpointer out, I happened to look at the plug and thought, "That's strange. Am I imagining I can see a letter 'U' in the bottom of that plug?" I hollered at my buddy, who was eight feet away digging a signal, "Is this what I think it is? Or am I imagining things...or wishing things?" He stood up and said, "You a******. That's a US belt plate!" I said, "Nah, surely not." He came over and I picked it up out of the clod, and knocked off the dirt to reveal a US Civil War belt plate--My first! View attachment 1985841 View attachment 1985842 View attachment 1985843 View attachment 1985844 View attachment 1985838
I don't think you are an a*******, but am just a little envious of such a cool find. Great save!!
 
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Ia.FurTrade

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Thanx everyone for all your nice remarks ! ( & likes ! )

Iowa Dale
 

diggerdoug

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Jun 21, 2012
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I went down to north central Missouri to my hunting buddy's to do a little detecting. He took me to a farmstead that was shown on an 1877 plat map, but had recently been bulldozed twice, and was a real mess. My first good signal was a mixed signal that I finally decided to dig. So I cut an 8" plug and plopped it off to the side. Meanwhile, standing up to get my pinpointer out, I happened to look at the plug and thought, "That's strange. Am I imagining I can see a letter 'U' in the bottom of that plug?" I hollered at my buddy, who was eight feet away digging a signal, "Is this what I think it is? Or am I imagining things...or wishing things?" He stood up and said, "You a******. That's a US belt plate!" I said, "Nah, surely not." He came over and I picked it up out of the clod, and knocked off the dirt to reveal a US Civil War belt plate--My first! View attachment 1985841 View attachment 1985842 View attachment 1985843 View attachment 1985844 View attachment 1985838
Nice find
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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Mar 2, 2013
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5,002
California
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Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Tesoro Cibola
Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
Nokta Macro SIMPLEX
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I went down to north central Missouri to my hunting buddy's to do a little detecting. He took me to a farmstead that was shown on an 1877 plat map, but had recently been bulldozed twice, and was a real mess. My first good signal was a mixed signal that I finally decided to dig. So I cut an 8" plug and plopped it off to the side. Meanwhile, standing up to get my pinpointer out, I happened to look at the plug and thought, "That's strange. Am I imagining I can see a letter 'U' in the bottom of that plug?" I hollered at my buddy, who was eight feet away digging a signal, "Is this what I think it is? Or am I imagining things...or wishing things?" He stood up and said, "You a******. That's a US belt plate!" I said, "Nah, surely not." He came over and I picked it up out of the clod, and knocked off the dirt to reveal a US Civil War belt plate--My first! View attachment 1985841 View attachment 1985842 View attachment 1985843 View attachment 1985844 View attachment 1985838
Congratulations!
Something every CW relic hunter dreams of finding...!
Not in bad shape, either....!
 

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