March 2019

If you wish to post a find, please send your pics to the club email. Include a brief description, detector used, and depth found.

Found by Keith C.: “Attached are my back yard finds from an hour and a half hunt. A St. Christopher medal and some recent clad are the only interesting finds. This house used to be a farm house years ago and iron abounds. The clad and foil were near the surface, no more than an inch, while the medal was about 3 inches. Medal was probably from 20 to 30 years ago. The iron was 4 to 5 inches deep, probably from 30 to 50 years ago based on what I know about the house.”

Found by Ron P.: “I went out today and found a stud earring along with some clad not shown in the pictures. The post was broken off the back. There is a round stone in the middle surrounded by 20 small stones. It rang up in the gold range on my Garrett AT Pro at about 3”.


Found by Lee N.: “Lee N. went out with Tom R. We detected another abandoned convent that is due for the wrecking ball any day now. Found a sterling silver ring, 5 inches deep, with an Ace 400. The plant tag and clad were found 2-4 inches deep. Convent has been abandoned since 2010.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Pam P.: “In addition to some clad, I found this cross. It rang up like a penny so I believe it is copper. “


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by John Q.: “Here is a pic of the cross I found.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Ron P.: “$1.27 in clad & Memorials.  A 1963 silver Franklin dime. A square nail, a round object like half a wheel and an iron tool that could be a small specialized hammer head or a wood splitting wedge.  Found all between surface and 3″ except the silver dime.  It was about 4″ deep under a 2″ diameter root.  Detected with my Garrett AT Pro.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Ron S.: “This is a 1934 Popsicle premium MGM Stars Clark Gable aluminum token. You got one of these with a popsicle purchase in 1934. The token shows the likeness of the MGM movie star Clark Gable and his name on the front. On the reverse the token reads, “M-G-M Star in Hold Your Man. Popsicle”.  The token measures about an inch in diameter and was issued in 1934. 

This one looks like the lawn mower got a hold of a few times, I found it about 5″ down under a large root with my old Garrett 550x.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by John W.: “Here are the items I found. The cylinder looks like it has a gasket so am trying to open it. Also, can someone identify what I think is a tab pin? It was covered in mud and I thought it was a piece of siding till I cleaned it up. Found the items 2 to 4 inches with my Ace 400.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Scott P.: “All found around 6″ with Equinox 800. Pin date is July 1900.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Pat R.: “A broken ax head and a metal padlock.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Rich B.: “Finds from the hunt.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Lee N.: “Lee N. dug these relics, 3-6 inches deep, using his new Ace 400. Great day, great hunt and great people.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Eric H.: “Great hunt, thanks Scott! Lots of cool items found but not much by me. This large Cross was my best. Just cast metal but still neat to find!”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Susannah K.: “Silver-washed pin, 1930s taillight, tag #38, interesting glass plate piece, key, clad.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Bill S.: “Old iron key & small tag for The 3rd Bell Inn, Alton, Illinois. (future research assignment)”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Rick M.: “Used an E-Trac. Everything four inches or less.  Nice hunt.


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Tom R.: “This is all I found and can slaw, unlike the “silver bar” Mackie found LOL.”


Found by Eric H.: “Went out before the predicted rain tomorrow. Detected an old logging road along a creek bottom and unearthed this antique three foot long saw! It would have been a lot easier to dig if I could have used the saw to cut all the roots I had to shovel through!”

Found by Jim H.: “Quickie hour hunt before the rain. Not much but it was good to get out. Found with Fisher F75.”

Found by Matt G.: “Reverse -Good for one cake PALMOLIVE soap free when you buy one cake

Obverse – To dealers  This check will be redeemed at your retail price and only when conditions on the reverse side have been complied with
The Palmolive-Peet Co Chicago P-1009

It is half dollar sized, made of brass and is from 1926 to 1928. Found with AT Pro.”


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