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  1. This is a first of its kind discovery in Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/roman-licking-dog-never-seen-britain-found-metal-detector-enthusiasts/
  2. Thought it might be a good place to share some pics of finds that dont make it into the other thread of AWESOMENESS. Found this belt buckle at a Western Australian Ghost town.It s Gold plated.....i think....definitely gold but not solid.Has the words "Swift and Sure" on it with a sea Anchor and some what appear to be Paddles/Oars.Seems like a Navy style Theme.Has the Martin Patented stamped on it. Anyways hope you like .....i do. If you have anything similar ,would love to see. Ash Edited this post and added last pic.Found the 1/2 penny to have been shot at some point...something different and also these cool emblems off what i think were trophies.
  3. Having a bit of fun with the GM 1000 so thought I might chronicle my finds in the one spot (if that's allowed??). Went out this afternoon with the literal dog, the figurative dog and the 3 hounds (the kids ). Took the GM to a spot where I had been before with the SDC and the Zed and had never found anything but rubbish. Old quartz vein site that had been pretty well smashed by the old boys. Lots and lots of targets with a little bit of sign of previous detectorists but I am assuming they were put off by the rubbish too. Today I strapped on the big coil for a bit of a change. Have almost exclusively used the little fella as I think it's a bit more stable and sensitive - although I have absolutely nothing to back that up with. A few small pieces of lead and a bit of ? tin. And one nice little specie 👍🏻 Also had a bit of a noise in the quartz wall but it was hard to get close enough so will be heading back there with the little coil to get a better swipe at it. Only out for about 45 mins so plenty more to this story (hopefully )
  4. Some good basic information along with a video from Brandon Neice (Dr. Tones) on his Treasure Talk blog. Follow the link to the article and here is the video....
  5. Hit the dirt with Clark (aka 1515Art) for a late morning hunt. Dirt is like concrete the first 3 inches. Was scared I was going to break my Apex a few times. We had a good hunt in a pounded out spot but there were still lots of targets. Best of the day was this 1916 California License plate bear tag. They are made of lead and used to be riveted to the porcelin license plate back in the day. Kinda cool relic. Clark it was fun to get out and pound dirt with you! Also are a few more photos of some other goodies dug over the past month or so. If anyone knows what caliber the big bullet is please feel free to advise. Happy Hunting out there! strick
  6. Hi all All found with Gpx5000 chasing gold. Love to find them. GoldEN
  7. Getting ready to plan a trip near Yuma Az area digging "trash"... I have a target in mind I would like to find... The quest is to find some Apache Beer cone tops buried in trash pits in desert sands. From knowledge of others digs condition of 1930s cans has shown good promise and recovery of quality specimens of other brands has been promising. I am drawn to Yuma Arizona area because in researching old newspaper ads I found this was one of just several cities they marketed Apache Beer for 6 months in 1936. Below is a newspaper ad from 1936 and a very clean example of the Apache Beer cone top which recently sold for 28,000.00 and you can see here in link http://breweriana.com/beer-cans-cone-tops/apache-export-beer-cone-2881/ Not a typo! those old cans actually sell for insane values. My reason for posting this is to bring attention to just how rare some of this trash is to collectors and also to get some opinions or intel from anyone who might suggest areas I may find open to digging around the Yuma area. As well, has anyone else dug old beer cans and kept them or left them behind in the past?
  8. Hi folks, the last week or so I've been progressively detecting an area opposite some old ruins with the Deus, both on V3.2, and lately V4.0 (in Australia). Plenty of iron to deal with nearer to the ruins, not so bad in the area I'm detecting, just annoying small pieces of roofing iron that often sound a little tempting when at depth. Most of the coins found were Victorian era English pennies and half pennies, with the odd silver sixpence & threepence. Oldest coin so far was the 1860's, and the most out of place coin was an 1880 US Indian Head penny. Have also found eight very collectable 1800's dog registraton tags so far, and the coin total has just eclipsed 20. Yesterday turned up a surprise find, an English nickel plate Gold Sovereign holder, so there is the good possibility of finding some gold coins at thie site. Hope you enjoy the pics, and yes, all these finds were all unbelieveably from the same site - and still going!
  9. Hi All Few interesting items from Golden Triangle area while chasing gold: Thimble: few ladies blouse buttons or Chinese shirt buttons: Safety Pin: Enjoy GoldEN
  10. Hi All while detecting fro gold came across this old diggers pick and one decorative item sure not ruby just some kind of plastic. Goldfields of Creswick.
  11. Hi all. I got this button a few months ago at a PMAV club outing at Maryborough in central Victoria. Buttons don`t do a great deal for me but I was pretty impressed when I discovered it was a Civil War era button that came over here from the United states. On the back it says Treble Stand and under that Extra Rich. It was really deep but someone had already dug half way down to it and then walked away. Once I recovered it I filled in their hole. The third photo is what it used to look like. cheers Dave
  12. Hi steve Herschbach Sir Hope you are good Sir i want to buy metal detector that can detect upto 15 feet I belong to pakistan Here the soil is mineralized Some people suggested me GPZ 7000 Some suggested the jeo hunter 3d dual pack (made in turkey) I have also searched the BR Royal Analyzer Basic which is launched recently in 2017 Sir i want the best detector thats why i need your help Pls suggest me the best detector . Waiting for your reply Sir
  13. "NEW LONDON, Conn. — Keith Wille was metal detecting in the woods of Connecticut a few years ago when he found a triangle of brass about 21/2-inches long with a small hole in the middle. He thought little of the find at first, and threw it in his scrap pile. Wille, 29, is a manager at a survival training company, but spends most of his spare time metal detecting. In September, Wille drove from his home to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center with several boxes of objects — the highlights of his recent collecting. The museum — a vast, glassy structure that looks like an airport terminal, complete with a 185-foot-tall traffic- control-style tower — is a testament to the years when the Foxwoods Resort Casino made the Pequots the wealthiest tribe in the nation. Although those fortunes have declined, the Pequots are still financing projects by the archaeologist Kevin McBride, who works full time on what Lori Potter, a spokeswoman for the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, called “history that’s written by the conquered and not by the conqueror.” Inside the museum, Wille unpacked his boxes, displaying items discovered around the Pequots’ homeland: George Washington inaugural buttons, musket and cannon balls, a gold ring, commemorative spoons, a 100-year-old military insignia and the triangle of brass. McBride, the museum’s director of research, and David Naumec, its senior historian, inspected the lot, but were most curious about the crude brass triangle. They knew it was a kettle point, an arrowhead fashioned from a piece of a brass trade kettle (which resembles a pail) — an archaeological signature of the 17th century." Rest of the story with photos
  14. This book has gotten very good reviews. [www.amazon.com]
  15. My buddy Merton was down for a few days and we went hunting. From past experience he tends to get a little grouchy at the parks and beaches so I played it safe and we went relic hunting. We both did well scoring barber dimes and various other trinkets. We had fun when the weather cooperated using our XP Deuces in fast mode. Looking forward to our next hunt..... so I can kick your ass again buddy! Also included in the photos is a nice vintage sterling silver cross that I found at a park a week or so ago. HH strick
  16. So I had a good day detecting yesterday and on top of the gold I found I found this little square. Stared at it for a sec then thru it in my pouch to look at it later. Knowing it was not magnetic it kept bugging me. I got home and looked closely in the light noticed it was stamped with a lion and 2 circles. I scratched a little on the back and it started to look yellow. Any idea what it is? How to clean it? Any info would be appreciated.
  17. My wife and I were hunting a early 1900's coal camp in southern Colorado this last year and I found this item. At first I didn't know what it was so I did a little research and found out it was a nameplate for a billiards table. Can you image how that billiards table got there and the stories it would tell. This was a first for me. What are some of your unusual finds?
  18. You may have noticed when digging around old cabins or campsites that Hills Brothers coffee cans are pretty common. It turns out they can be used to get a rough idea of when the site was in use by noting slight differences in the designs of the cans over time. It was so useful in Alaska that BLM put together a booklet showing can designs from 1900 - 1963 that they could use as an aid in dating Alaska cabin sites. You can download it for free at https://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ak/aktest/ofr.Par.57416.File.dat/CoffeeCanFieldBook_web.pdf
  19. Anyone know much about musket balls, found these a while back on some private land I had a chance to check, the large one has a very heavy lead oxide layer and the lead feels heavier than I expected for its size?
  20. Managed to get out last weekend with Merton. We went to my super secret pounded out by every body and their brother for the last 30 years relic spot. Tried every trick we knew. Large coils, small coils, notching up and notching down, gain full blast, gain on auto. manual ground balance and auto ground balance. Heck Merton even brought out his PI machine for a while (a very short while) Highlights were a real nice 1920's Canadian half dime in excellent condition (not in picture as Merton forgets where he puts things) a toasted seated dime, a very good condition religious pendant marked Oct 7 1901 and a 1899 V nickel. The only down side to the whole experience was when Merton told me he now wants to buy a ctx.... I tried telling him that I'm the only guy allowed out there with a ctx...I don't think he cares strick
  21. It's been two weeks and only 5 grams in the poke.....for me it borders one leg in the town of Skunkville....hope the other leg don't land in it. I am going to try and split half a day working old tailing piles and the other few hours searching for a new patch. Today was much the same....lead, some iron, and shotgun heads and primer. The shotgun heads sure sound off loud it's at a point I recognize what it is before I dig the target. This time it ended being a nice Horstmann Sons & Drucker 1845 to 1849 Eagle A coat button. from the research I did this evening I understand its very scarce. I have not yet found one on line for sale or a picture of one. Just never know what you dig out !
  22. We went back to the Calvary out post where I found the eagle buttons last weekend. This time I was armed with my X-Terra 70. I sold my FoRs CoRe to my buddy because I ordered a FoRs Relic from Chris at AZO...which should be here at the end of the month. So, my buddy, brother, and I armed with two CoRes and an X-Terra gave it a go. No eagle buttons this time but I scored a beautiful silver broach some .56 Spencer cases (one un-fired), Ox shoes, and an old iron wrench. Everybody scored Spencer cases and bullets plus another un-fired Spencer Long. Beautiful weather, great friends, metal detectors, and a great site...Awesome! Silver broach with stones in great shape. .22 Long Rifle compared to it's big rim fire brother-.56 spencer. HH Dean