[x] Welcome at THunting.com!

A fun place to talk about Metal Detecting, Treasure Hunting & Prospecting. Here you can share finds and experience with thousands of members from all over the world

Join us and Register Now - Its FREE & EASY

THunting.com
Treasure Hunting & Metal Detecting Community
   
Advanced Search
*
Welcome, Guest! Please login or register HERE - It is FREE and easy.
Only registered users can post and view images on our message boards.

Login with email, password and session length
Or Login Using Social Network Account
News:
Attention!

Attention: This topic has been locked. Hence no new replies can currently be posted to it.

Pages:  1 2   Go Down
Print
Share this topic on FacebookShare this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on Twitter
Tags:
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Online GoldDigger1950Topic starter
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you9

Activity
30%
Male
United States
Posts: 10186
Referrals: 12

44103.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« on: June 08, 2009, 05:36:48 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Tis always fine to locate like minds and what could be better than a bunch of treasure hunters? I'm new to this forum but been around the traps for more years than I care to discuss.

My best find ever? A pair of Colt .45 revolvers in oilskin and in good working order. Matched set, one number apart. Sold at auction. Made a bundle.

Worst find ever? There's something every day. Sigh.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35480.html#msg35480




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
For more Treasure Hunting talk:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.goldgemandtreasure.com

Offline Sue
Gold Member
*

Join Date: Sep, 2006
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Female
United States
Posts: 2652
Referrals: 0

18259.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 07:38:41 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Hi! Wow - great find! Hard to top that! I'm chuckling at your worst find. Welcome to the forum! Sue

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35489.html#msg35489




Logged
Online GoldDigger1950Topic starter
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you9

Activity
30%
Male
United States
Posts: 10186
Referrals: 12

44103.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 09:26:32 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Oh, yes. I'm certain every day will bring my new worst find ever.

About the Colts, I found them on a property I bought in southern Virginia back in the 1970s near the North Carolina line. I was rummaging around the property and found the remnants of an old foundation which had soft spots inside of the barely defined outline which later turned out to be the old floor covered with dirt and weeds. Luckily, nobody ever fell through.

After a lot of digging with some heavy equipment, I entered and found a root cellar which had trunks of goodies inside covered with a century or more of dust. Most of the stuff inside went to the local historical societies but I kept the matched pair, a few boxes of Confederate money and some jewelry. I'm an American living in the southwest corner of Australia and loving it. Lots of gold here.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35494.html#msg35494




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
For more Treasure Hunting talk:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.goldgemandtreasure.com

Offline outback
Internet Pirate
Gold Member
*

Internet Pirate
Join Date: Oct, 2006
Thank you4

Activity
2%
Male
Canada
Posts: 3368
Referrals: 9

1505.00 Gold
View Inventory

WWW Awards

Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 06:31:30 am »
Go Up Go Down

 Welcome Aboard

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35506.html#msg35506




Logged
Offline metal_inspector
Silver Member
*

Coin_Inspector
Join Date: Aug, 2006
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 1091
Referrals: 0

4353.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett GTP 1350
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 09:27:55 am »
Go Up Go Down

Hello and welcome to the forums.  Sounds like you have had a grand find!! Hope that you can find some more great things. Wink

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35518.html#msg35518




Logged

-"It is always the mistake of man to confuse insanity with genius"

 Asteroids   Ballo   Asteroids v2  
Offline bomber
Gold Member
*

I love THunting
Join Date: Aug, 2006
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 1911
Referrals: 0

5229.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 09:48:45 am »
Go Up Go Down

welcome from chicago buddy.any pics of the colts?

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35522.html#msg35522




Logged

dreams of the young are the regrets of old

Offline Beachcomber
Bronze Member
*

Join Date: Feb, 2009
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Male
Belgium
Posts: 260
Referrals: 0

1345.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Sovereign GT C Scope 550 Minelab Quattro Compadre
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 11:37:37 am »
Go Up Go Down

Welcome to the forum.

nd congrats on the Colts !

Hh

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35532.html#msg35532




Logged
Online GoldDigger1950Topic starter
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you9

Activity
30%
Male
United States
Posts: 10186
Referrals: 12

44103.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 02:04:37 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Quote:Posted by bomber
welcome from chicago buddy.any pics of the colts?


Unfortunately this was well and truly before digital photos and any pictures I had were lost during a coast to coast move 25 years ago. Half of my household furnishings and stuff went missing. Such is life.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35541.html#msg35541




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
For more Treasure Hunting talk:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.goldgemandtreasure.com

Offline stringfrenzy
Mod
Gold Member
*****

I love THunting
Join Date: Jul, 2006
Thank you0

Activity
16%
Male
United States
Posts: 3437
Referrals: 0

19192.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

E-Trac W/X-1 White's DFX  W/4x6 shooter/950 Eclipse/Super 12/Bigfoot/DX-1 BHID Garrett Ultra GTAx 1000             R.A.T.Phones Max
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009, 05:59:56 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Great story about finding the colts.  Would've been a great find along with all the other goodies too.  Must have been very exciting for you.

Welcome to the forum.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35561.html#msg35561


Stringfrenzy


Logged
Online GoldDigger1950Topic starter
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you9

Activity
30%
Male
United States
Posts: 10186
Referrals: 12

44103.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 06:19:41 pm »
Go Up Go Down

When I actually entered the root cellar, I was completely in awe of all the stuff there. I went through it carefully to see if I could locate anything that might give me clues as to ownership and even researched the old building itself. Apparently the records were lost in the Civil War and that was the end of that.

Exciting? I'll say. I still dream about it all these years later.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,5761.msg35565.html#msg35565




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
For more Treasure Hunting talk:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.goldgemandtreasure.com

Print
Pages:  1 2   Go Up
Jump to:  
Attention!

Attention: This topic has been locked. Hence no new replies can currently be posted to it.


Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2005, Simple Machines | Sitemap
Copyright THunting.com