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Item Found: Relic

Location: Virginia

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0319)


May 1st, 2012

White's Electronics,

The MXT does it again! I got out last week after a week of no digging and was finally free to spend a few hours digging until my heart’s content. It started out slow at a couple reserve sites that always produce a few relics but it was slow......just a couple of bullets. Went to scout a new site that ended up being a bust, nothing much there....then I ended the day at a new site that I've had my eye on that finally got cleared.

I had some good luck in the adjoining property with a lot of Civil War Military buttons, a bunch of bullets and coins....When I first got to this new spot I wasn't holding my breath but I had a feeling there would be a few Civil War relics in there....the first couple of signals were can slaw and then a button signal! Out popped an Eagle button, then a few minutes later another but then followed by 3 cans. Then I got another very strong, loud signal and I thought to myself "well mine as well dig this can up too so that I can clear out the trash".

I popped the plug and scooped out some dirt, then took another scoop and was about to take a third when I quickly glanced to my dirt pile to see if the target had popped out yet and there, laying UPSIDE DOWN, was a TONGUE to a tongue and wreath buckle!! My adrenaline was going at this point because I didn't know what kind it was, so I held my breath and flipped it over and gingerly removed some dirt away. There staring back at me was a one beautiful EAGLE!! When I took it home and cleaned it up, I realized that I had found a very rare and hard to find relic, and my VERY FIRST CIVIL WAR NAVY TONGUE to a 2 Piece Tongue and Wreath style Buckle!!!

Josh (VA)

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