When it rains it pours!

Nathan6309

Full Member
May 15, 2018
193
584
Botetourt County, Va
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Ace 350, Macro Siplex +
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Before the year 2022, my finds had been pretty average, but I’d never really found anything of any significance. This year brought a whole new meaning to the term, “when it rains it pours.” I found my second civil war button Ive ever found today. A pretty decent VMI Cadet button found only a few steps from where my first confederate cavalry button was found. Since there is so much iron around, I decided to try a new tactic on this very trashy house seat. I chose to just dig out the entire artifact layer and carry it in a bucket to a less-iron-covered area, spread the dirt out, and started searching. I found more in the last two weekends than Ive found in a very long time. A wide selection of finds, ranging from oyster shell buttons to silver plated spoons. I’ve really been blessed to be able to hunt these incredible homesteads!
 

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thekise

Jr. Member
Mar 29, 2022
45
134
Virginia
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800, White's Eagle
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Before the year 2022, my finds had been pretty average, but I’d never really found anything of any significance. This year brought a whole new meaning to the term, “when it rains it pours.” I found my second civil war button Ive ever found today. A pretty decent VMI Cadet button found only a few steps from where my first confederate cavalry button was found. Since there is so much iron around, I decided to try a new tactic on this very trashy house seat. I chose to just dig out the entire artifact layer and carry it in a bucket to a less-iron-covered area, spread the dirt out, and started searching. I found more in the last two weekends than Ive found in a very long time. A wide selection of finds, ranging from oyster shell buttons to silver plated spoons. I’ve really been blessed to be able to hunt these incredible homesteads!
The VMI Cadet button is very nice - found one myself just weeks ago...right here in Virginia!! :)
 

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