June 2018

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Found by Lee N.: “Found the items 6 inches deep, using a Ace 250. The war nickel looks like it went in the ground in 1945.”


Found by Rick C.: “Little hunt after work. $1.69 clad, and 2 bracelet charms, no silver. All found 2-4 inches deep with my Ace 250.”

Found by Bill S.: “Stroll-thru-the-park clad coins.
Did you know that Lincoln on the obverse of the one cent coin is the first President to be depicted on a US coin minted for regular circulation? Issued 1909 to commemorate Mr. Lincoln’s 100th birth year.


Found by Eric H.: “Special thanks to Jack Kountz for last month’s presentation on underwater detecting. After that meeting I purchased some used diver shoes, a new two-handle scoop and this is the result of my first underwater hunt. The rings (small one is silver) were found in four feet of water. The most difficult part was submerging my AT Pro for the first time. Once I was neck deep, I forgot about it. What a blast! Thanks again, Jack!”


Found by Scott P.: ” First silver with my AT Max. Shiloh Tn. 1941 half dollar about 4″ down. [Congrats Scott!–ed.]


Found by Kathy C.: “Found $2.27 in clad, a 3-inch magnet, a Tiger Cub Boy Scout slide, a kid’s ring, and a Liz Claiborne zipper pull. All with my RadioShack detector, about 2-6 inches deep.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found $1.41 clad, a Boy Scout Wolf neckerchief slide, a socket for locking lug nuts on a car, a steering wheel off toy tractor, and a pin, all with my Ace250 about 2-6 inches deep.”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out detecting with Tom R., Marvin G. and Russell B., at a pre-Civil War site. Found an 1892 IHP, 5 inches deep, with an ACE 250. Tom R. found an 1853 dime, not pictured, but relinquished to homeowner. I will be relinquishing the IHP, but I wanted to get a pic first. We used the Genevieve Method. The home owner was more excited about the finds than us, so it is good.”


Found by Jim H.: “The older coins were about 7-8 inches down, the newer ones 2 inches. The piece of copper, old bottle, and part of a plate were 8 inches, the small white jar about 7 inches, and the dolphin was swimming on the surface. Found with my Fisher F75.”



Found by Susannah K.: “Have no idea what this is. Had to do a semi-archeological dig to get it all out as it is pretty fragile. Solid copper with various hole sizes. Holes are rimmed. Inside all the copper pieces are what looks to be canvas. You can see the threads in the picture. Any ideas? Found with XP Deus on Deep program about 9″ down.”


Found by Rob W.: “Found these at a school picnic. It’s a great detector that finds $10 bills! The gold-looking coins are actually tokens. Found with Teknetics T2.”


Found by Kathy H.: “Looks like a pocket watch back, part of a miniature figurine, maybe a really old button and the assorted what-not iron and tin and a big hunk of glass!”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out with Russell B., Tom R. and Marvin G., for 3 separate permission digs. Items shown were dug 2-6 inches deep, with my Ace 250.  Actually, we received a fourth permission, which we will schedule.  Most residents want to know what is in their ground.  Just ask, all they can say is no.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Angel’s lost halo, keys to the Kingdom, and the money that Peter robbed to pay Paul.”  Found with my XP Deus on Trash program, 2-7 inches.”

Found by Kathy C.: “Found 69 cents in clad, a toy sheriffs badge, and a silver ring using a Radio Shack detector and found 2-6 inches deep. The ring was under a pull tab.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found 84 cents in clad, a watch piece, a dog tag with our dog’s name on it and a silver earing from Thailand using my Whites TreasureMaster at 2-4 inches deep.”


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May 2018

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Found by Rob W.: “Five 1965 quarters, three 1965 dimes, one 1964 nickel, three wheat pennies that I can’t make out the date. Used Teknetics T2.”

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April 2018

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Found by Scott P.: “Some clad, usual junk, and a sterling ring. Ace 350”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out today with Russell B. and Tom R. to an old school site. Found the following items 4-6 inches deep, using Ace 250.”

Found by Jim H.: “Found another silver! It’s been a good year so far. The 4 pennies under the drawer pull are wheaties from 4 inches deep. The rest were from a spread-out coin spill close by, between 4-5 inches deep. The drawer pull was on top of someone else’s dug plug. I guess they didn’t want it. Used a Fisher F22”


Found by Jim H.: “Found this silver ring and 2 dimes within the first 5 minutes. 3 inches down with Fisher F22.”


Found by Rob W.: “Out on a hunt with wife Dawn and Jim H. Second silver quarter this month. Found with Teknetics T2.”


Found by Scott P.: “First silver this year, first old coin spill. My own back yard, 3 to 4″ deep. Used a Garret Ace 350.”


Found by Jim H.: “Out on a hunt with Susannah K., Rob and Dawn W.  2003 Chevy Cup commemorative pin found 2 inches down with Fisher F22.”


Found by Bill S.: “Things that go boom and a full harmonica reed. Found in the woods on the farm less than 4″ each, using a White’s MX7″


Found by Eric H.: Found with a Garret A/T Pro.  Axes, head stamps, bullets and an arrowhead. Sounds like my kind of crowd!

Found by Jim H.: “Out on a hunt with Susannah K.. It was a good day for both of us.  1941 silver Merc. Found  at 7″ deep with my Fisher F22.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Out with Jim H. today. This is the biggest coin spill I have ever found! 19 wheaties and 7 memorials in one 12″-wide hole, 5″ deep. Wheaties range from the 1930s-1950s. Plus in other spots–2 crud modern pennies, 1 nickel, and 1 dime, plus a silver washed dogtag. Used XP Deus using special program.” 

Found by Lee N.: “Went out for a couple hours, Thursday afternoon, with Tom R, Marvin G. and Russ B..  I got a consistent high signal under a boulder. I used my shovel and lifted the rock and found what looked like a small tin can, but it had a handle. I threw it in my trash bag. When I got home, I observed a hallmark on the bottom. Researched it and found it to be a baby cup, Sterling, made during the 30’s for Tiffany. I straightened it out, cleaned and polished it. I used my Ace 250 detector.”

Found by Rob W.: “Out with my wife and father-in-law. Found a 1961 silver quarter and a penny in the same hole, using Technetics T2”

Found by Bobby L.: “Found this on the last Mystery Hunt. First signal of the day, just a few steps from my truck. Took it to a jeweler. It’s a 14K gold monocle from the 1800s. The glass was in it but fell out when I brought it home. It’s a little bit bigger than a quarter in size. Found with my Whites V3i at 3 inches.”

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March 2018

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Found by Jim H.: “Besides a bunch of clad, I found this Tiger cub scout necktie slide from the 1960s. All copper and in mint condition. Found with my Fisher F22”.

Found by Susannah K.: “The results of 3 hunts. 1st–found an advertising thimble from the 1920s, still has the blue paint, says “American Natl. Ins. Co., Galveston, TX”. 2nd–found a 1960 silver dime and a copper rouge case lid. Design is somewhat Art Deco but don’t know a date for it. Also found several wheaties. 3rd–Found a three-ringer minie ball. All found with my XP Deus, thimble was 2″, dime was 4″, case lid was on surface, minie ball was 5″.


Found by Rob W.: “This Teknectics T2 is great. A 925 silver chain, made in Italy”

Found by Lee N.: “Went out today, with Russell B. and Tom R. I found this seal military button, 8 inches deep, with my Ace 250. Best military button I have ever dug, with backside reading, “Philadelphia Horstmann”. Confirmed WWI, by Trinkets and Treasures of Missouri and Illinois.”

Found by Kathy H.: “Found on Mystery Hunt #1. A St. Louis Zoo smashed penny, headstamps, various partifacts, and a large wrench the owner was glad to get back.”


Found by Lee N: “Found the following on the club Mystery Hunt #1. Found 2-4 inches deep, except for the pocket knife, which was found on top of ground, under a deer tree stand. Found with my Ace 250. My new favorite place to hunt is under a tree stand.”


Found by Kathy C.: “These are my finds from our Mystery Hunt #1 today. $1.13 clad, a bullet fidget spinner, a ring, some bullets, and odds and ends. All found with a Radio Shack detector at about 2-3 inches.”


Found by Lee N.: “Great week-end to detect. Lee N. found these objects from two hunts, in St. Louis area. Went out with fellow club members, Tom R., Marvin G., Russ B., Pat R., Susannah K. and Jim H.. All found 2-8 inches deep, with my Ace 250.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Out on a hunt with the boys and found a 1950s Nichols Dyna-Mite toy derringer cap gun. And later Lee N. found one of the caps for it in the same area! Found with my XP Deus on Deep setting at 5 inches.”


Found by Jim H.: “Found by old building. A military dress button that went into use in pre-WWI and was still in use in WWII. I have a picture of an ancestor of mine from 1918 who is wearing a coat with the same button type. Found with a Fisher F-22 at 8 inches.”



Found by Jim H: Results of several hunts. 

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February 2018

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Found by Rob W.: My best find ever! 1879cc Morgan silver dollar. Found with my T2 at 8-9 inches.

Also found by Rob W.: 20 pence Irish coin and 1974 silver dollar. Found with Teknetics T2 at 3-5 inches.


Found by Susannah K: My first gold ring after how many years of doing this!! 18K and silver. Also found a silver earring with what looks like opal. 



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January 2018

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Found by Rob W.: “First silver  with my new Teknetics T2. Found at 5 inches.”


Found by Susannah K.: “It’s going to be a good year! Found this on my second hunt. Looks to be silver but no marking. I will test it shortly. Top wreath end with three roses, plus the little bird, were found hooked together but fell apart when I cleaned them. Other piece was found beside them and turned out to be the bottom pendant piece. Don’t know what kind of stone. All very delicate. Found 4-5 inches down with XP Deus on Full Tone setting” [Update–Silver tested as 800 and stone was jade.]


Found by Ron P.: “I went to a local park the week before Christmas while the weather was still great.  After finding a fair amount of clad and pull tabs I
dug this ring out of the ground at a depth of about 3 inches using my AT Pro.  It has a sterling silver band and I discovered the stone is a white Zircon when I showed it to our favorite Jeweler.  Even though the value is low on this ring, I am still excited with the find.”

Found by Susannah K: “First hunt of the year, and as you can see by the ice, a darn cold one. Found $1.45 clad, one earring, and one Disney inscribed pendant. Two of the quarters were an aboveground coin spill, thank goodness, right on either side of someone’s footprint. All found 1 – 1-1/2 frozen inches down with XP Deus, Trash setting.”


Found by Pat R.:  Cub Scout Jamboree pin? Cub Scouts have different neckerchief slides for grades 1-5. Three down, two to go! Found with an AT Pro at 2-3 inches depth.

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December 2017

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Found by Matt G.: “These are my last good finds from 2017.

Fancy button or drawer knob 1 inch Garrett Ace 250
Anchor button 3 inches Garrett Ace 250
Silver plated fork. I don’t find forks often, usually it’s spoons. 2 inches Garrett Ace 250″


Found by Ron P.: “I finally found my first 925 silver ring after 9 months of detecting! [Congrats, Ron!–ed.] It has mother of pearl inlays and appears to be a man’s ring. It was 3 to 4 inches deep and was found using my AT Pro.”


Found by Ron P.:  “Based on my research, the best guess is this was some type of horse tack, perhaps from a saddle used by the St. Louis Metropolitan Mounted Police sometime between 1867 and 1923. The item is brass with blue and white enamel along with gold gilding around the edges and on the center seal. It weighs 4 ounces and the sides are a bit over 4″ each. This was found at a depth of 4″ to 5″ using my AT Pro.”


Found by Lee N.:  “Found this item, at a 1790 home site. Found 6 inches deep, with my Ace 250. Confirmed to be 150-250 years old, by Mr. Mark Trout, Director of the Civil War Museum. The oldest object I have ever dug. The razor is so fragile that it broke in half, when I lifted it out of the hole. “

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