« Back to Finds Posted May 1st, 2012 by David

  • farmhouserelics.jpg
  • farmhouserelics2.jpg
  • farmhouserelics3.jpg
  • farmhouserelics4.jpg
Item Found: Relic

Location: Ohio

Metal Detector Used: MXT


More about the MXT
MXT
$799.95
Versatile high-performance detector that's easy to use with 3 distinct programs for prospecting, relic hunting, and coins and jewelry.

Find Out More
May 1st, 2012

Dear White's Electronics,

I was removing all the iron targets from an 1880’s farmhouse that I have been detecting with my White’s DFX. I have been detecting this farmhouse for about 5 months and it has produced numerous 1800’s coins and a lot of clad coinage also. I was using the standard relic mode with a preamp setting of 3 and running at 15 kHz only.

I was using the White’s Super 12” Coil. At the front of the house I hit a signal that was very sharp in all directions with a reading of +25 steady. The depth was reading 8”. I dug down about 7” and checked the hole with my Bullseye II pinpointer. The pinpointer did not pick it up. I dug another 2” down then researched with the pinpointer. This time the pinpointer did pick it up in the side bottom of the hole. I scooped out all the loose dirt in the bottom of the hole and felt the bullet in the dirt. It is a Civil War 3 Ring 58 Caliber Union Minie Bullet . Also found at this same location on a previous hunt with my DFX were 3 Civil War Brass Boot Toe Taps two dated 1859 and one 1861.

David (OH)

« Back to Finds

More Stories

November 1st, 2014
I went to a field that has been hunted for 40 years. it's been good to me and several other relic hunters but to tell you the truth it's been…
November 1st, 2014
Wow! Another great summer with my White's metal detectors on the beaches of New Jersey. Not only did find some great treasures for myself but I also had the pleasure…
November 1st, 2014
I recently obtained permission to detect a Civil War campsite in Middle Tennessee that has been detected by many people/detectors over the years. I had prior experience with the original…
November 1st, 2014
The DFX is my favorite machine for hunting trashy, clad-ridden sites for jewelry. Using the simple and effective ability to notch out unwanted VDIs combined with a fast recovery speed,…
1 matching finds