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  1. Thanks all for the nice comments!! We are fortunate to research and locate some great sites. We enjoy sharing what we find, not to boast and brag, (well, not too much) LOL --but to share with like minded people that can appreciate what comes out of the ground! We got a couple more short vids on the way--with more gold and old coins! Thanks again and Happy New Year!!
  2. Thanks for watching. That is a common question we get a lot and there are several versions of our answers in the YouTube comments. 1st--not all our videos are at night. But you wont see those videos until we are done with the site! But one major reason is that some our sites are very visible from major roadways and we really do not like telling everyone that drives by that there is a great site only a few yards from the road. One person with a detector and our secret is gone!! LOL Then we just got used to night hunts and now prefer it. Cooler in the summer, peaceful, you stay very focused and you don't hear coyotes during the day!! And the stars are amazing. I recommend it to everyone to at least try! ​And it m fits my schedule-- Full time job-wife and two kids!! We have been "site jumped" a couple times already and not to sound greedy,but we spend a lot of time researching and don't want to give it all away for free!! Some say --"Stop making videos then" but I actually enjoy that aspect and hopefully some enjoy watching them. These relics/coins should be shared with like minded people and not locked away in a box or museum never to be seen again!! This is just a hobby for me but I want to extend it as long as I can!!
  3. Went back to a site that has been very good to use. My buddy scott was poking around for gold with his 7000 and I was floating around with the 17" on the CTX hoping for a lunker!! Scott found 4-5 little pieces (sorry no pic but they are in the video) Instead I got over a couple silvers!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d9plbY4MnA
  4. Nice Score on the silvers!!n Love those SLQ's!!
  5. That is a very cool opportunity- I did the same thing at James Madison's Montpelier in VA. Even though we only detected and marked targets (we did recover a few) How many people can say they helped survey and map area at Montpelier!! https://www.montpelier.org/research-and-collections/archaeology/archaeology-programs/archaeology-expeditions/metal-detectors Plus it is a great opportunity to build a better relationship with the Archies who really view us a pillagers and plunderers (when in reality that is what they do) Definitely something I would participate in if I was available.
  6. Old gold camp that keeps on giving. That bust half was a tough one to figure out!! But I will take it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzKg61DzFt0
  7. Check out our youtube channel. We use the CTX for a variety hunting purposes. Very capable machine. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFlmNfxznMm-eI83HaWlbfA
  8. That is a trick question "Open Lands" -- no such thing when it comes to historical laws so the only answer I can provide is 100% on private property.
  9. We hunt sites that date 1850-60. These buckles all date in that time period. You get into sites 1860+ and the buckles disappear for the most part. I don't think the thin brass buckles were strong enough to last very long so they ended up in the trash sites or just discarded in the 1850s. Many of the heavier cast buckles did survive longer and they turn up in newer sites and even turn up in some civil war camps.
  10. Recent hunt yielded some cool Gold Rush relics!! I love the buckles!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks6pthz1aWc
  11. I understand your viewpoint, but the reality is the value has already been cut in half due to it being in the ground for 100+ years. Detected coins are always debated regarding numismatic value and I agree--no reason to add more scratches to a good coin. We do see a lot more in person vs what is seen in the video. We usually have a pretty good idea of the condition before we start rubbing or looking for a date. We do "Field Clean" a lot of the coins we find, but we usually know what condition they are in before doing so. If we think there is good detail we slow down and are a bit more cautious, but on a worn out seated dime--it will get a "rinse" and a date will be revealed in the field. Value of these findings are probably more important to my kids than they are to me because I will be long gone once they start selling all this stuff-- But I do mark the better items in regards to value so they can at least maximize their inheritance!! LOL
  12. As you saw in the vid she was handled with care. Thanks for the input.
  13. Headed back to a Gold Rush site and found a couple more silver coins and a few nice relics! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFB7cnVTd8I
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