Monday, March 31, 2014

It looked easy enough.

I did not realize how much that homestead had changed since Google took that picture. After digging in the wrong place for an hour, we finally got to the right spot and that circle is a lot bigger on the ground, and gotta cut my way to the other that one tree is actually five and surrounded by briars. Maybe tomorrow.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

New dowsed pic. From the cabin site..

This the new pic. Of the old cabin site. Blue=silver green=gold orange=copper white=unknown. I'm going tomorrow to start the detecting. The last time I had a spot dowsed he had a hit on silver and I found silver ore. Any thoughts on how this will turn out.

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Little hunting today.

Got out today, couple bucks in clad,. And my daughter Cassidy found a Japanese coin, no idea on age. Any ideas.

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Friday, March 28, 2014


We will be giving away an 1800yr old roman coin on our group in the next week. If your not a member come and join us. It may go home to your collection.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Tomorrow is looking good for a lil digging. Looks like it might be the end of the cold stuff. Can only hope. More 70° days starting Sunday or monday.  Honestly I can't flipping wait.

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A friend

A friend from england is sending me a few of these 1800 yr. Old roman coins. He asked me if we had these over here, I told him that people over here was trading bat shit and feathers for money when these coins were made. I have only read about very few being found in the U.S. I do believe these will be the oldest in my little collection.

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Still piling up.

This lil pile of clad is from about a month in the money pits. Builds up slow but its fun digging up pockets full, specially after the bad days out.

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Kentucky dirt fishing metal detectors

Authorized Garrett dealer. Paperwork is finally complete. Finally official.

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Well I'm gonna see if I can help a friend of a friend find a lost earring at eleven. Its a stud, so Ive made some adjustments on the v3i to hit on a tiny stud. As long as its bigger than this little thing I should get a hit on it.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hunting tomorrow..

57° tomorrow, I have got to get out there and swing a little. I can't possibly go another day just thinking about it. So me my wife and daughter are going down to the local money pit to do a little digging. I know its there, there's been well over a million people in this little area in the last 20yrs and 90% were drunk. Something good was dropped.

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So ready for warmer days.

I really don't like these one or two day teases. 70° then the next day 34°. I think somebody should shoot the groundhog. Hang the weatherman. And squash all that global warming crap. The last time I checked on signs for global warming, frostbite was not on that list. I'm really starting to think that global warming is a political catastrophe. BC I don't know about the rest of the globe but it is deffinately not warming here very fast.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Almost there

I have filed for federal and state tax id.  Application is in and on the way. To being Garrett dealer for the ~{Dirt Fishing}~ group. All profits of this dealership will go back into the group funds to go towards funding events, and giveaways along with the money raised from the AdSense ads on this blog. If your not a member join us. We are working to make our group great. And keeping everything free to our members. All support is greatly appreciated.

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Well a lil snow but it lasted about 30 mins on the ground. Suppose to 74° this weekend. I got permission for a couple more old yards. I'm gonna try an start on them this weekend. I can only hope they were traveled through a lot.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Thinking about it.

I'm thinking about hitting a lil yard that's across the road from an old train depot. Its a little chilly but its been bugging me all day. Just a quick scan won't hurt just to see the potential. May be worth going back too.

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Awsome site.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The detector or the owner...

I've been talking to some of my friends who've been metal detecting for 30yrs two of which have v3i. And its official, it doesn't matter the detector. If you know the machine you will find anything a high end detector will find. It is true the more functionality and less understanding is a path to lazyness. The more time spent with a good brand budget detector the better the understanding of how it works. I've played with my v3i and watched the videos and read the books and had friends give me pointers, now about a hundred hours with the coil on the ground, and I'm finally getting it to do what I want it to do. Persistence persistence persistence....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

One of those days...

Wow. I think its been more tiring thinking about metal detecting than actually metal detecting. Where do I wanna go? What am I looking for?  All the reading and research. I am wore plumb out. When I do get out there its gonna be a good day.

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A short break.

Well I've decided to take a day break from metal detecting, and I have to say I'm looking forward to getting back to it already. I'm thinking about all the places I wanna go over again. I know the first run or two on the ground is mostly junk and clad. Metal detecting is good excersize for persistence and patients. I was never any good with either, but this lil hobby I just can't quit I know there is something at all these places. I'm determined to find it. I believe there could be something to the mental detecting, if you've read it you know what it means.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Not over yet.

Well a week of the warmth, now I guess its gotta get cold again. Gonna be back down to low 40s again. I can't wait for summer. Worst winter in ten years, ha I'm good for another ten years.

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Another nice day

A nice day out and noluck so far. Hoping to get back in an old field that has a couple old home sites. Long gone, all open hey field now. I'm so ready to hit than one good piece for the collection. All in do time...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

An awsome day.

Well 70° today was amazing. Cass, chris, and myself we probably got about $15 in clad, I got a roadrunner ride for crippled children token, and a silver broach. It was hard to hunt I must wanted to sit and enjoy the day. Tomorrow off again, going to some new ground again tomorrow on the Ohio river.

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50° at 9am

Well it looks like today will be a good one. Now just to figure out were it'll be good at. You know when we're kids how much fun it sounds to be a treasure hunter. Did anybody ever think man that looks tiring. I don't know if its the walking, the digging, or just the mental excitement every time you get that good strong hit. Whatever it is I don't think there's a hobby that competes with whether metal detecting or prospecting. This is one of the most rewarding hobbies I have ever had. Half my family is into it now, and they enjoy as much as I do if not more. My two daughters are pretty mad if I go without them. And it tickles me to see them dig up stuff that excites them as much as it does finding my own. Well I hope all of you get the weather your waiting for, and happy hunting to you all.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A little skeptical...

My grandfather used a UAR dowsing rod, and he swore by it. He found things that nobody else with a metal detector was finding. So I bought one a few months back. It has taken us places that we could not get permission to hunt on. Anyway I was playing with it here at my house and kept getting what I thought to be hits. I then called on a friend of mine who is big into map dowsing. I sent him the aerials and he got hits in the same places plus some. So I setup the v3i and went looking. Found a chunk of silver ore exactly were one of the hits came from. Was it coincidence. Well one of the other places he got a hit is not on my property but if I get on the edge of my property I do get a light hit. On both gold and silver. Now I am hoping to get permission to hunt this small spot were the hits are at. I believe if silver and gold coins are found here I will stroke, but I will be a true believer of dowsing. Anybody got thoughts. Here's the dowsed pic.

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Got out to dam50 river camp today. Got about 5 bucks in clad and chris Krez and Cassidy got prolly 10bucks worth fishing weights. Wasn't a bad couple hours.

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Weeks worth,

Well after a bad start and early stops and interruptions. Cassidy walker, chris Krez, and myself. This is our pot.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Train depot.

I got a message from a guy tonight on treasure net. He lives a couple counties over and he's wanting to come over here with his 8yr old son and hunt an old train depot with us this weekend. I never thought a person could meet so many people metal detecting. It really takes metal detecting to another level getting to hunt with so many different people. And you can really learn a lot. See other machines in action and strategies to hunting. Really looking forward to this summer. Hopefully have some really good hunts and meet even more fellow detectorists.

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No good today...

We went out to enjoy the 58° day, they forgot to mention the 40mph gust. We did get a lil more clad and a couple coppers. Hoping tomorrow is a lil less windy. Had high hopes for today, but that's how it goes.

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Well today should be along day. We are gonna dig 20*20 grids today at a place were 20k people are locked in and drunk as hell for an entire weekend, every year for over 20 yrs. We're gonna dig it all. If its hunted out should be nothing right. Well see. It should be interesting. I'll post pics of everything this evening.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Hunted out.

Its a pretty big motivation breaker when everywhere you go your told its been hunted out. 3x so far its been hunted out. Well the man that hunted these places out was a whites dealer from the lat 70s he had top of the line equipment every time it came out. This mans name was Robert ( peewee) Dempsey. And when he dug a whole it was a sure bet. He didn't dig the clad. This man was my grandpa, I only hope he left something for us to find.

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1825 cabin

Tomorrow I think we're gonna try and get in under the collapsed roof and metal detect around on the dirt floor to see if anything might have been buried inside the house. Can't help but hope.

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Almost here,

Spring is almost here. I am so looking forward to that. We have several trips planned out with a lot of hunting and a lot of camping. Were are truley anxious. We have some people coming from all over the country to hunt with us this year hopefully its gonna be one exciting season. We are slowly getting things together for our group so it'll start sustaining its own giveaways, were gonna have some good ones. Thanx to all of you.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bounty hunter...

You know I have to say this. I have a v3i and coinmastergt by whites, and an ace 250 and my friend chris has the bounty hunter tracker 4 and the signal meter doesn't even work and he knows exactly what it is just by the tones. He wants to upgrade to a better machine. I told him if I knew my machines that good I wouldn't upgrade, or at least stay with the same brand so the tones stay the same. I don't think I would fix it if it ain't broke.

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1901 coal scrip

My daughter Cassidy found a 1901 coal scrip from trade water coal co. In sturgis ky.yesterday. we wasn't sure what it was until she got it all cleaned up. Her oldest find yet.

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Wow today is 43° and rain. It was 70 yesterday, but at least its high 50s and 60s rest of the week. I'm anxious to get back out there. I'm feeling really good about some of this ground.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Todays wasn't bad

We got out for about 4 hrs today. Got about 5 bucks in clad, but not one of our goals. Temp drops a lil bit tomorrow but its still almost 50° so we might try again tomorrow.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

39 merc

Got out for a lil bit this morning. Couple more wheats and 1939 Merv dime, chris Krez found that one. I have never seen 3 different brands all go junk on the same day. Yesterday they were all on point today we had high winds and they were zeroed in on trash. Can wind have that effect or could it be something else.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

3-13-14 todays hunt. /w chris krez

Well got 1917/ 52 wheaties, about $5 in clad, a couple of ax heads, some old iron, the coinmastergt was ringing in. Oh an Americana blue button. Not a bad day for about 7 hours of hunting. Going back to the money hole tomorrow. Has to be some silver.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


I think we are going to the schoolhouse, an old hotel spot, and maybe a hightrash area. I'm anxious to see how the coinGT runs in all conditions with different targets. Even know a place that has extremely mineralized ground, I guess we'll see.

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Tomorrow I'm taking chris from Wisconsin to a couple old sites that I have obtained permission on. We are gonna be hitting the ground with 4 machines. If its there we should find it at one of these places. Slow and steady,

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Don't forget to vote...

Go to the blog and vote, the new whites trx is retail $249. Is a pin pointer that important. What do you think.

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Mx5 or coinmasterGT..

I'm drawn between the mx5 and the coinmasterGT. They both are sweet detectors, but the coinmaster would be easier for my wife to get the hang of, but mx5 can be set up to turn on an go with all the extras. Nice price difference, but they'll both last along time.

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Thinking mx5.

Well I think I'm gonna get the mx5 in the next couple days to add to the arsenal. I have read a lot of good things, and I believe it'll made a good one for when my wife goes out with me.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

And again...

Going back to the river again tomorrow. Gonna try detecting another little piece of the beach, and wanna try some more sluicing up the river a little farther. I'm figuring any gold would have had to have come out of a smaller river on Illinois side.

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Ohio river gold.

There may not be a lot but there is gold. Took the detectors and the micro sluice to the river. Didn't get a lot but did get some small flakes. I think I'm gonna have to build a sluice box.

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Finds for this year.

A pic of some clad so far. This stuff is building up quick.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

very helpful book

This little book helped me get back in the game. I was about to give up when I got it, but it was like starting a hole new hobby all over again. Check it here

Garrett or whites

I've seen a lot of people talking about the atpro, and I'm curious. What is your preference and why. All feedback welcome even if its not one of these two.

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Idk which is better, hunting fields and old home sites and not getting a lot of hits. Or hunting ground were you get a lot of junk with occasional clad. Clad buys batteries that's about all I can think its good for. But those old relics can make a very good investment one day. How do you hunt?????

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50s an 60s all week. I believe spring is on her way. I can't wait. I hope its another ten years before another winter like this.

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Friday, March 7, 2014


Tomorrow am hitting some more new ground for the first time. Should be a good day. Very little trash expected and who knows what treasures are hiding here. Parts of it dates back to mid 1800s and there was gatherings of many people here so hoping its better than today.....

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the river beach

Well today was an amazing day as far as weather. As far as the hunt. Well nothing but junk today found a lot of smelted metal on the beach. We have decided its gonna take several more trips. I have a question though. Is sand like dirt. Or is it harder to detect when its wet. Our signals were all over the place. I have never hunt in sand and it was different. Any info would be great.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Going out.

Tomorrow is the day. The snow is not completely gone, but close enough. I'm going to a beach on the Ohio river were the river gets run hard for about fifty miles before it hits this half mile beach and turns hard right into the damn. We have found everything from buckets of nails to saddles on this beach. I really hope smaller things have hit this beach too. We shall find out tomorrow.

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It is awesome to feel and see the sun. Snow is melting fast. The time is coming fast. Gear is cleaned and charged up and ready to go. Could not be more ready. The excitement is getting to me. I didn't even sleep very good last night just thinking about it. Can't wait to start posting some videos and pics. Looking forward to sharing the finds of this little obsession.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Almost here...

Monday and Tuesday. Its gonna be over 60° I absolutely can't wait. It has been our worst winter in ten yrs. And this year we have several people from around the country coming for some good hunts. Kruse smith from archeametology in Missouri. Chris Krez from Wisconsin are a couple. It should be a great year. We are anxious to get out there and find history. And to show off our finds.
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Snow is slowly melting...

This snow is holding on very good. If there were no plans it would be gone already. But since we are looking forward to this river spot its putting up a fight. But 59° Saturday. That means it'll be go time. I will post all finds from there in this thread. I wish luck to all who get out this week. And stay safe, and happy hunting.

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I have been doing a lot of reading on rivers, and they seem to be a metal detectorist dream. Roman coins dating back to 133A.D found on the river banks in Kentucky. I don't know what I would do if I found one of those. And it seems that a whole lot of treasures were hidden close to the riverbanks. I'm starting to wonder if I need to change my strategy. The Ohio river had a lot of pirates and counterfeiters in its lifetime. I'm thinking that all rivers deserve a little more attention. Just a thought.

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The warmth

Well its slowly coming up to the mid to high fifties this week. I am so looking forward to getting out there. Its kinda like Christmas I don't know what to do first. I guess I'll just have to jump on one and go with it. I hope everyone gets to get out this week. Good luck to all.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Treasure in ky. Best read ever.

 kentucky treasures 

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Union army treasure.

During the civil war a group of union soldiers was carrying 300 pounds of silver to fund a movent. The union group got word of an ambush. So the group took the silver and buried it off their path. Later were ambushed and all union soldiers were killed. No one ever found the silver it was only know that it was between Henderson,ky. And paducah, ky. A lot of ground but could be worth it.

Monday, March 3, 2014


I really appreciate all the shares, likes, +1's, and comments. Any help getting views is greatly appreciated. With this weather warming up I'll be posting a lot more pics and video's of the detecting and dowsing. Last year was pretty good, but this year should be awesome. We have a lot of new very old ground that hasn't been touched in decades. All support is greatly welcome and comments as well. Thanks again.

Tect o trak.

This little app is really handy for the places to big to hunt in one trip. I've been using this one for about a year, and its extremely helpful.


Looks like it would be good. Have to find the owner and a lil history, and see what happens.

I use a whites v3i, and bullseye2 pin pointer.

What's your choice, and favorite places to hunt.

Pics of some finds this year so far.

Whole roll of nickels in one whole.

About a week ago was a awsome couple days.

We didn't have any major finds but after this winter some clad was awesome.I am so looking forward to the high 50s this week. We are going to an old school house, its one room school house, I'm really looking forward to hitting this lil acre.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

this ice and snow.

This ice and snow is killing me. I am so ready to get out with the v3i. I have the 3 locations I have gotten permission to hunt and am so ready to get on it.