So got back out to my one nugget producing spot here in VA, this past Saturday. Four of us in total went I was swinging the GPX4800 with the 15x12 commander mono coil, my buddy was swinging my equinox 800 with stock coil, and my two other friends (the ones who originially found this place), were swing the GPX5000 with a 11 commander DD coil.
In total i got 4 nice nuggets for the day, the GPX5000 got 2 and the equinox 800 unfortunately got skunked. Biggest nugget was 2.3 grams, smallest was 6 grains. I also got a steel ball that came from a civil war case shot shell.
All three detectors ready to go for the next days planned adventure.
Fording the high creek water to get to the detecting area.
Collapse mine shaft.
Case shot second pic
Dirt gold right out of the ground
All cleaned up and purty
On the detectors coil
All the trash dug in the search for gold. 100+ pieces.
I got some good video footage so i should have a video up in the next few days.
Had a quick hunt today at an old home site. Currently a grassed park, there was a house on the site in the 1950's. I targeted the area that looked like a couple of clotheslines in the aerial. The aerial isn't of great quality so difficult to confirm. I ended up finding a couple of old lipstick tubes in the area which makes me think there may have been a couple of upturned pockets in the area (i.e. a clothesline or two). Unfortunately no coins or anything else of value...
I'll be heading back there when I have grown my confidence with the machine.
A few finds that are copper pieces, A nice point, a rolled trade bead and an unfinished copper piece that was copper nuggets that had been joined by pounding together but not yet a finished tool......I actually found the point in my front yard while testing a new MD...Copper nuggets were found in the Chititu area and were traded by the local natives to other tribes for toolmaking.. A friend found a small fishhook that was very interesting..
By Rivers rat
We are moving house this week end i found a lost item well actually a few they are all canonballs which i put in a safe place to avoid to be kicked :)
Here is my 2nd favourite a nice specimen circa 15th century.I got a smaller one cracked to the core but not splitted which remind the force or the energy at impact...........they were used against wood structure and heaven cavalry then became obsolete against stone walls,and were replaced by lead then quickly by steel
Anyway here is the beast weight around 3.5kg
By Rivers rat
Hello to all been supra busy visiting houses and working like a donkey but i manage to squeeze some pure digging and detecting the spoil.
BUT yesterday when for a metal detecting only session and i had that beauty.6000 years old tranchet Adze blade from the Mesolithic period,i ll well pleased with that.
More pictures of my trench only session soon