Name that Farm Find

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    FlagCraig Well-Known Member

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    Yes buried in dirt right near a wooded area. It was very close to surface. No concrete pad anywhere close.
     
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    FlagCraig Well-Known Member

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    What's a good starter metal detector? Never used one before.
    Thanks.
     
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    • kiwigtx

      kiwigtx Henchman #4 Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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      These guys are good as a starter when it comes to hunting old metal.
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      • Budnicks

        Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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        They say 'Rusty Gold' :thumbsup::thumbsup:
         
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          my guess was it is a piece of cast iron
          could explain it's heavy weight too
          now what's it's off of,
          I haven't got a damn clue !!
           
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          • khryslerkid

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            I bought an affordable detector, I'm thinking Radio Shack, when I was around 18 years old. It had a descrimatory selection on it to just pick up precious metals. (Lead, copper, silver, gold)

            Well using it around the 200+ acre farm all I found was lead batteries. Turned off the discriminatory switch and would find bolts, horseshoes, tin cans, you name it.

            The more I thought about it, if someone lost a coin or a gold ring back when, they would probably have the whole family out there looking for it. Not saying that you couldn't find something valuable but it wasn't the luck I had using one.
             
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              Check out Whites Metal Detectors https://www.whiteselectronics.com/. I use the V3i, but they have several great starter units. Their customer service is #1 in the industry. I hunt the woods at old cellar holes from long gone homes from the 1700's & 1800's. My oldest coin is a silver piece of 8 from 1663. I've found all sorts of coins from the 1700's, 1800's, buttons, relics.
               
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