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Bucket List Find
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Bucket List Find

As the sun rose, it was like most days: A road trip to another small town, not knowing where we might end up or what we might find along the way. Ready with our detectors, the CTX 3030 and the Equinox 600 by Minelab were my weapons of choice. As we pulled into the first…

Metal Detecting Finds From the Fields of Glory
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Metal Detecting Finds From the Fields of Glory

Traditionally, the term “Fields of Glory” has been applied to battlefields where brave men have struggled to wrest victory from the ever-present threat of defeat.  The more I pondered on that, however, the more I found it an appropriate term to describe the metal detecting sites scattered across countless square miles of fields and pastures…

Benjamin Competes in His First Treasure Hunt
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Benjamin Competes in His First Treasure Hunt

When his metal detector sounded off, Benjamin quickly dropped to the ground, stuck his digging tool into the dirt, and popped out a Civil War musket ball. He took a second to hold it over his head to show to us nearby. Then, it went into the “finds” bag on his belt as he immediately…

Artifacts Can Be Found Everywhere
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Artifacts Can Be Found Everywhere

In our travels around this country (and Canada), we have found numerous objects which could be classified as artifacts.  Many of these items, but not all, were found with a metal detector. According to Webster, an artifact is “a usually simple object (such as a tool or ornament) showing human workmanship or modification as distinguished…

War: The Organized Bore
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War: The Organized Bore

Justice Holmes once said, “War? War is an organized bore.” Despite what you may see in the movies and so on, war is not a bunch of non-stop action. In truth, there is a lot of downtime when it comes to wartime, and this is especially true when you are talking about the Civil War….

Civil War Relics Can Still Be Found
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Civil War Relics Can Still Be Found

For whatever reason, people collect a lot of different items.  Some collect coins or stamps, others accumulate old bottles or glass insulators. A few search for rare books, while occasionally you can find people who even feel collecting old matchbooks or pieces of string is fun. So, when saving various memorabilia from different wars is…