Well it's a new year. 2013 was a slow year for me. I didn't get to cover the ground like I did in the past. I am hoping to change that this year. The last day of 2013 I hunted in Ardmore, Oklahoma with the XP Deus and found several wheats, a few relics, and one last silver, a 1934 Washington quarter.
I can't tell you how long I have wanted this machine.. Specifically for relic field hunting. I love my other detectors, but this is one that I wanted use in the plowed fields near some of my relic spots. One in particular has been hard hit for over 50 years now.
If you have been reading some of my older posts you probably saw the dragoon button posts from last year and the year before. I haven't been to that spot since last year as the couple of trips were fruitless..
Not getting enough hunting in Saturday, I headed back out again to try to cover some small missed spots from the prior hunts. Having only about an 1hour and a 1/2, I wasn’t moving much and spent more time on the small sounding signals..
Here is some of the more unusual finds..
Here is a second found about a foot from the other
I also found two Ringtail (sharps). Been a while since I found one of those…
I did find one of the best conditioned 4 hole shirt buttons I have seen. It was still shiny. It was 7-8 inches down in red clay.. Might explain the condition. Although this isn’t a great find by most standards it just sticks out, by the shape it is in.
mic’d at .68
Although I did find a Eagle D cuff button and two Great Coat cuff buttons, they were in poor shape and a closeup pic really didn’t show much..
Here is all of the Glass and brick with a ceramic?? coating found at this site….
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I returned to my favorite Military relic spot. I was wanting to get back to the spots I had missed in the previous two outings.. I had labeled all of my prior finds on the GPS feature of the machine. I was starting to notice a high saturation of targets/relics.. Especially lead vs buttons and finds other than lead. It appears the lead was to the SE and the buttons and other items were to the east and north.. Needless to say walking thru both zones was producing more finds…
RED Mostly relics and buttons, Black Bullets, Orange all buttons.
This is two hunts. Yesterday’s hunt consisted of two visits one before a thunderstorm which was manly in the orange and red area. My friend Emmit (FreakonaLesche) was with me on this hunt. We found several buttons. The second part was all lead, except for one Eagle D Cuff button. I will list the finds as I found them.
First couple of finds were the game winner’s for me..
Next was one of the finds of the day for me.. Never found one and have only seen one in a display. Not much information on this find.. I do know that it is a Plume(feather or decoration) holder for a soldier’s helmet/hat. With the majority of the finds from this one spot being Dragoon buttons, I would guess that this is off a dress uniform hat of a Dragoon/Cavalry soldier.
After that the buttons continued..
Another cool button was this Great Coat cuff button
I found several other buttons, but the 2nd find of the day had to be this lead backed US horse bridle rosette. This is only the second one I have ever found and a different variety than the one before.
I thought I had found a coin with this one, but it was a button with the back missing and it was smashed flat.
I can’t tell you how much a help the GPS/mapping feature is on the CTX3030. I think when users grasp what this feature can do, they will be giving it a try..
Here is the total finds for Saturday.
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Gonehunting for History
I returned to the spot where I left off on the last hunt. I tried to cover more of the large gap left in the previous hunt. I was able to concentrate in one spot and it produced 2 US Great Coat buttons from the 1820′s-1830′s. Cool thing is they are different varieties. One is a flat button, the other is flat but has a crimped back.
I also found a couple of shirt buttons and pieces of lead. Another rarer find for me is a possible Scale from a shoulder board epaulet… Hope you enjoy GfH
Tuesday we headed to eastern Oklahoma to meet up with a new friend and to detect a military road that dated well before the Civil War..
We found quite a bit of lead. I did manage a scabbard tip and a lol Merry Widows lid.
Garrett Detector front man, Steve Moore and Cameraman Brian McKenzie along with Bart Davis with www.bigboyshobbies.net and I got together this week to film a relic hunting video. Steve brought Garrett’s new ATGold and I eagerly used it to learn a new detector.