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For the die hard relic hunter, dump digger or privy digger. 

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AnnouncementI'd like to bring this post to everyone's attention. It is a testament to the good souls we have here on the Spot. Remember: Finds, Friends and Fun!01/24/2015 07:18PM
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Fresh dirt squeezins..last two trips out Attachments

Earl K. in Va.21101/31/2015 05:53PM

Nice finds Earl......Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr002/01/2015 07:11PM

Awesome Confederate buttons! (n/t)

Donnie B002/01/2015 06:28PM

Re: Fresh dirt squeezins..last two trips out

gbantiques002/01/2015 05:19PM

Nice buttons! (n/t)

ericchampigny302/01/2015 10:26AM

thumbs down Great buttons Earl ,thanks for sharing them (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)401/31/2015 10:53PM

Earl you are having a great 2015, I hope you keep it up and share your finds here

huntcav651401/31/2015 07:45PM

Hey Richard

Don in Virginia1602/01/2015 09:07AM

Re: Hey Richard

huntcav65402/01/2015 02:05PM

Re: you've been kiiling it Earl,congrats (n/t)

s. p. watson1001/31/2015 06:50PM

Re: you've been kiiling it Earl,congrats

PearceRD2003901/31/2015 08:41PM

Good digs Earl. Nice variety of finds and really like those buttons. (n/t)

ConfCav601/31/2015 06:36PM

Found another cavalry camp 10 days ago, but this one is.. Attachments

umrgolf9402/01/2015 02:05PM

Awesome bunch of relics.......Congrats guys! (n/t)

relichntr002/01/2015 07:08PM

Congratulations on the Cavalry buttons , I'd be happy with just one (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)002/01/2015 07:06PM

WOW! That is amazing! Congratulations!!!! (n/t)

Donnie B002/01/2015 06:29PM

Re: Found another cavalry camp 10 days ago, but this one is..

gbantiques402/01/2015 05:18PM

WOW!!! - Congratulations on the Finds!!!

Mike S. N Tn.402/01/2015 02:19PM

More photos (n/t) Attachments

umrgolf2102/01/2015 02:07PM

Re: More photos

Earl K. in Va.302/01/2015 04:35PM

Rattlesnake and stars buttons dug yesterday Attachments

Bill D. (VA)4302/01/2015 04:59PM

Nice digs Bill.....Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr002/01/2015 07:05PM

Nice digs Bill.....Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr002/01/2015 07:05PM

Nice button! (n/t)

Donnie B002/01/2015 06:26PM

Re: Rattlesnake and stars buttons dug yesterday

gbantiques102/01/2015 05:17PM

Patriotic ... (n/t)

Bill D. (VA)002/01/2015 05:35PM

Need ID help with eagle pin Attachments

Bill D. (VA)3702/01/2015 05:37PM

NT (n/t)

Dennis Andrick302/01/2015 05:50PM

Re: Need ID help with eagle pin Attachments

Erik Wagner502/01/2015 05:50PM

I just learned that Jim Leonard, owner and publisher of Relic Hunter Magazine, has passed away. crying

Down in the Dumps9101/31/2015 04:29PM

RIP Leonard angel (n/t)

SharkHunter302/01/2015 12:57PM

Re: I just learned that Jim Leonard, owner and publisher of Relic Hunter Magazine, has passed away. crying

s. p. watson1501/31/2015 06:51PM

Thanks Sean! thumbs down (n/t)

Down in the Dumps302/01/2015 08:50AM

Need help identifying brass object Attachments

treasurehound8002/01/2015 09:56AM

Are there attachments on the back? (n/t)

SharkHunter302/01/2015 12:56PM

It says "registered" on it I think (n/t)

Down in the Dumps602/01/2015 11:24AM

Wed.'s firepit gives up a bunch more goodies. Attachments

JDug38401/24/2015 01:31PM

Cool stuff, that boot heel is pretty interesting. (n/t)

ericchampigny302/01/2015 10:37AM

Looks like a fun day in the pit, John! Nice ink well! (n/t)

Fort Bedford (Mach 1 Pilot)401/31/2015 10:25PM

Very nice digs John. Good luck Friday when you go back!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1001/27/2015 02:59PM

John you da man!! (n/t)

NC*kidd1401/26/2015 06:02PM

I like the umbrella, nice hunt. (n/t)

metalev1901/26/2015 03:23PM

nice ink John. Always nice to see complete glass come out. thumbs down (n/t)

Streak!1501/26/2015 02:19PM

Congrats Brother. (n/t)

groundhogging1901/25/2015 10:45PM

Nice findsthumbs down (n/t)

JOE inMD3001/24/2015 07:41PM

Re: Wed.'s firepit gives up a bunch more goodies.

gbantiques2601/24/2015 06:27PM

Looks like you have a nice gold mine there John. congrats. (n/t)

digin daddy2501/25/2015 06:08PM

Nice digs, JDug! (n/t)

Donnie B1901/24/2015 04:28PM

Looks like you took a good bite out of that spot John..........

Jim F. (In.)2201/24/2015 01:35PM

Prayers needed

American Digger Magazine15901/27/2015 09:03AM

Re: Prayers are going out this morning. (n/t)

It's RG202/01/2015 08:14AM

Prayers sent for family (n/t)

p-cap801/29/2015 12:43PM

Prayers sent for your Dad and the Family. (n/t)

LeadHead1001/29/2015 09:44AM

Prayers on the way Butch! (n/t)

Jeff Field, in VA1201/28/2015 08:17PM

We are praying Butch and Anita. God Bless him. (n/t)

tsgman1301/28/2015 02:17PM

Praying for you all...God Bless (n/t)

ValleyDigger1701/28/2015 10:49AM

Prayers sent. (n/t)

kevin baptiste1401/28/2015 07:07AM

Prayers sent for your Dad, you and your family, Butch (n/t)

Doug Stokes1301/27/2015 10:43PM

Prayers coming. (n/t)

metalev1301/27/2015 07:42PM

Prayers for the Holcombe family sent!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC1201/27/2015 07:26PM

Praying for all.

Relicgopher1701/27/2015 07:11PM

Praying for Mr. Holcombe as well as you & Butch. God bless (n/t)

Rocky Face Dan1301/27/2015 04:07PM

was good talking to you brother. Continued prayers for both you and your family, especially your dad. (n/t)

Streak!1301/27/2015 04:03PM

Judy and I will continue (n/t)

Mike in Bama1401/27/2015 01:57PM

Prayers on their way Anita. (n/t)

mmurray5901901/27/2015 09:38AM

Anita and I have him in our prayers. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1401/27/2015 09:20AM

Prayers sent. (n/t)

Dale(Va)1801/27/2015 09:08AM

Prayers on their way my friend. (n/t)

BluePalmetto1201/27/2015 04:20PM

Got some glass too - Barrel band been berry berry goot to me Attachments

mmurray59034901/27/2015 08:41AM

Congrats Mike!!!! It was fun watching you dig those bottles.....

Marc in Va801/31/2015 12:28PM

Great digs, Mike! Love the soda!!! good job (n/t)

It's RG1201/29/2015 10:59PM

Really like that soda Mike. Congrats (n/t)

ronr901/29/2015 10:38PM

Very nice Mike! (n/t)

cumberlandgray1401/29/2015 07:44PM

That is the remains of the wire bail that sealed the bottle. It had a little loop that hinged up and down and locked a porcelain stopper to seal the bottle. (n/t)

West Va Digger901/29/2015 04:15PM

Nice relics. (n/t)

groundhogging1501/28/2015 08:34PM

Nice saves! The iron on the bottle is the remants of the first bottle belt hanger known to man! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Makes you wonder! (n/t)

kevin baptiste1701/28/2015 07:15AM

Thats a great soda mike. I wonder if the swing top broke and the soldier tried to keep the top on with that iron strap.

metalev1701/27/2015 07:41PM

NIce finds Mike...the bottle with the iron on the neck is interesting!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC1401/27/2015 07:29PM

Very nice saves I'm like Streak Love those blob tops (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)1701/27/2015 07:26PM

On the canteen...

RoFro4301/27/2015 04:45PM

Got one like that at the Excelsior camp.....

Va Dave2501/28/2015 10:32PM

sodas are my favorite bottle Mike. Nice save! (n/t)

Streak!1601/27/2015 04:04PM

Very nice Mike. Y'all need to invite me over to dig out a hut!!! LOL (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1801/27/2015 02:28PM

Nice digging Mike! (n/t)

dawgmanvt1501/27/2015 02:20PM

Sweet Soda Mike !! (n/t)

Va Dave1801/27/2015 01:00PM

I like that soda Mike. That is cool. WTG! (n/t)

Dale(Va)1901/27/2015 09:10AM

Kim and I saved a few more this weekend Attachments

gbantiques28901/27/2015 08:26PM

The letters on the left side say "Plated", so it was either gold or silver plated. Early 19th century.

JasonH1301/30/2015 09:22AM

Good job y'all i think your button Say's made in Japan LOL. (n/t)

digin daddy1001/29/2015 08:05PM

Nice finds... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1901/28/2015 02:29PM

Re: Kim and I saved a few more this weekend

huntcav652601/28/2015 07:31AM

Nice finds. (n/t)

groundhogging2101/27/2015 08:35PM

Got some glass..... Attachments

Dale(Va)32001/26/2015 10:40AM

Good looking botles Dale (n/t)

ronr1401/29/2015 10:36PM

Awesooome!!! (n/t)

cumberlandgray1201/29/2015 07:46PM

Nice digs Dale! (n/t)

Steve in PA1401/29/2015 12:51PM

Very nice digs and great video!!!. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1901/27/2015 02:32PM

Nice pile of relics guys !! Now ease up, there's other relic hunters in the area that would like to dig a relic or two someday... like me !! lol (n/t)

Va Dave1901/27/2015 12:58PM

That is one sweet bottle on the left Dale, love it!! (n/t)

mmurray5902801/27/2015 08:33AM

Nice. (n/t)

kevin baptiste2101/27/2015 07:31AM

Nice glass and bullets (n/t)

groundhogging2401/26/2015 10:11PM

pretty glass Dale. Love the color! thumbs down (n/t)

Streak!2101/26/2015 02:15PM

Wow Dale! Nice glass! Wish I could get out here, snowing and frozen ground this week. Congrats! (n/t)

dawgmanvt2601/26/2015 01:14PM

nice finds

nathan2501/26/2015 01:04PM

thats a beautiful spice Dale. Always nice to find some intact glass. (n/t)

metalev2501/26/2015 12:51PM

Re: Got some glass.....

huntcav653101/26/2015 12:43PM

Thanks Richard. I just mostly use water and minute rice....and shake it up like crazy. (n/t)

Dale(Va)2101/27/2015 09:07AM

1861 Camp Scrubbing: Bottle Rebuilt Attachments

RoFro47201/25/2015 09:51PM

The reconstructed bottle looks great, Ro. Also, you deserve an "Attaboy" for sending some bullets home with your sister. You're a nice brother. (n/t)

Jack Mountcastle1301/29/2015 09:28AM

Nice save !! (n/t)

Va Dave1301/28/2015 10:36PM

Re: 1861 Camp Scrubbing: Bottle Rebuilt

ouengineering2201/28/2015 07:32PM

Very nice restoration Roland (n/t)

ConfCav1601/27/2015 06:43PM

Nice bottle Roland! (n/t)

dawgmanvt1401/27/2015 05:19PM

Nice finds Roland... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1601/27/2015 02:35PM

Very nice RoFro!!! (n/t)

mmurray5901901/27/2015 08:43AM

Nice finds! (n/t)

Donnie B2101/27/2015 06:48AM

Re: 1861 Camp Scrubbing

gbantiques2701/26/2015 05:39PM

luck Nice pile of lead John also looks like a easy fix on the bottle (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)2601/26/2015 05:15PM

No glass but still looks like it produced! (n/t)

kevin baptiste2701/26/2015 07:45AM

Saturday's digs...A little brass and a little lead from a pounded CS area Attachments

Doug Stokes40001/21/2015 12:13AM

Went diggin' again this past Saturday and scored another piece of the stirrup!! Attachments

Doug Stokes4301/27/2015 01:01AM

Oh the relics we loose sleep over ... Great variety of finds !! (n/t)

Va Dave1101/28/2015 10:23PM

Yeah Doug it's always the other part of a partial relic find that consumes your thoughts! I hope you find it! Nice day you had there. (n/t)

dawgmanvt2001/25/2015 08:43PM

Re: Saturday's digs...A little brass and a little lead from a pounded CS area

Tim(Mo)2501/23/2015 09:50PM

Awesome Doug! Way to go! (n/t)

cumberlandgray3201/22/2015 08:39PM

Nice digs... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick2801/22/2015 09:05AM

Good job recovering them relics. (n/t)

groundhogging3001/21/2015 09:18PM

Nice finds! (n/t)

Donnie B3601/21/2015 05:00PM

Nice finds, Doug! Hope you find the rest of the stirrup. (n/t)

AARON TN3101/21/2015 09:32AM

nice finds, neat stirrup (n/t)

umrgolf3001/21/2015 07:38AM

Sunday hunt in New Orleans (witworth) bullets Attachments

Charles from la28501/26/2015 04:22PM

Super cool! (n/t)

cumberlandgray1701/28/2015 07:35PM

Are you sure those are whitworth's i seem to remember there is a similar postwar bullet ? (n/t)

Bama Dave1801/28/2015 03:40PM

Great bullet... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick2101/27/2015 02:30PM

Cool!! (n/t)

groundhogging1801/26/2015 10:12PM

Sweet sure don't see a lot of those (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)1901/26/2015 05:10PM

Howdy

Tripwire30101/21/2015 10:11PM

Wecome Trip! I have met a lot of good people on the site. (n/t)

ValleyDigger1501/28/2015 10:59AM

Howdy, Trip! Welcome! You are in good company here. There are a lot of folks here that are happy to share their knowledge and experiences. Good luck! (n/t)

Doug Stokes1801/27/2015 01:08AM

Welcome to The Spot, TW

Rocky Face Dan2201/24/2015 08:59PM

Welcome Trip

North Georgia Relics3501/23/2015 05:46PM

Welcome, glad to have you as a part of the spot crew (n/t)

stillrollin3002901/23/2015 04:31PM

Welcome to the digging family. (n/t)

groundhogging3601/22/2015 09:32PM

Welcome Trip! You're in a friendly place to learn about digging. Good luck! (n/t)

cumberlandgray3401/22/2015 08:33PM

Welcome!! (n/t)

JOE inMD3501/22/2015 07:38PM

Welcome aboard (n/t)

p-cap11601/22/2015 02:43PM

Well howdy right back!

Streak!4201/22/2015 12:35PM

Welcome and ask away.... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick4201/22/2015 09:04AM

Just dont ask Dennis!! shrug (n/t)

Streak!3201/22/2015 12:29PM

Welcome. (n/t)

kevin baptiste3501/22/2015 07:17AM

More cavalry camp finds Attachments

gtoast9936601/25/2015 05:39PM

Thanks for the cleaning/preservation advice grinning smiley (n/t)

gtoast991401/28/2015 09:12AM

Re: More cavalry camp finds

Earl K. in Va.2701/27/2015 03:08PM

Nice digs... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1401/27/2015 02:57PM

Re: More cavalry camp finds

Streak!2301/26/2015 02:28PM

Lightly brush off the loose flakes of rust with a small wire brush and then spray it with a couple good coats of satin polyurethane varnish, that will slow/stop the rust.

dawgmanvt2801/26/2015 01:07PM

I like all the smith carbine bullets. Very good hunt. (n/t)

metalev2301/26/2015 12:52PM

At least it was mud and not snow, nice bunch of digs there. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz2301/26/2015 10:50AM

Indeed! We were blessed with the weather. I was expecting to get poured on, but we only got a slight shower. (n/t)

gtoast992201/26/2015 12:56PM

Nice (n/t)

Leebo in SC2101/26/2015 09:51AM

Nice finds. (n/t)

groundhogging2201/25/2015 10:47PM

Re: More cavalry camp finds

55thVa2401/25/2015 09:53PM

Yep, solid base. Thanks for the help smiling smiley (n/t)

gtoast992301/26/2015 07:10AM

Re: More cavalry camp finds

gbantiques2701/25/2015 07:55PM

DOWN IN THE DUMP THIS WEEKEND Attachments

Mike in Bama32101/26/2015 07:07PM

you sure are a brave sucker!!

Streak!3001/27/2015 06:56PM

Re: you sure are a brave sucker!!

Mike in Bama2101/27/2015 08:59PM

Very nice Mike... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1801/27/2015 02:29PM

Nice bottle finds. Where is the back hoe! (n/t)

medicman5071601/27/2015 11:47AM

WOW, Mike, WTG nice nice nice!!!!! (n/t)

mmurray5901801/27/2015 10:10AM

Nice glass. (n/t)

kevin baptiste1701/27/2015 07:30AM

Thats a good hole there (n/t)

p-cap1901/26/2015 10:56PM

A man after my own heart . Nice dumping! (n/t)

Down in the Dumps2001/26/2015 10:55PM

Nice!! (n/t)

groundhogging1701/26/2015 10:13PM

Now, that's my kind of digging dance

Relicgopher2501/26/2015 07:48PM

Oh My Gold! Attachments

JDug52501/22/2015 10:10AM

Very sweet coin!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1201/27/2015 03:00PM

Re: Oh My Gold!

metalev2001/26/2015 12:53PM

That's awesome John! (n/t)

Dale(Va)1901/26/2015 10:20AM

It's a special dig when gold shows! Congrats! (n/t)

RoFro2001/25/2015 09:54PM

OUTSTANDING!!! (n/t)

Devonrex2001/24/2015 04:18PM

John, WOW...Beautiful Gold Coin!! Congratulations my friendclap (n/t)

NC*kidd2401/24/2015 01:01PM

Outstanding find for your relentless efforts! Congrats. cowboy (n/t)

It's RG2601/24/2015 07:46AM

Sweet !!! (n/t)

Tim(Mo)2501/23/2015 09:46PM

Mint Coin !!!! Congratulations !!! (n/t)

Bryan B2601/23/2015 08:52PM

Gold is good, congrats!!! (n/t)

mmurray5903101/23/2015 02:29PM

Holy wow, great coin!! That is a beauty! (n/t)

WanderingRon2601/23/2015 01:17PM

Great find John. Beautiful. (n/t)

North Georgia Relics2601/23/2015 10:39AM

Great coin congrats (n/t)

ronr2501/23/2015 09:56AM

Congrats. That is an awesome coin!!! (n/t)

D1gman2801/23/2015 06:50AM

Fantastic coin! (n/t)

ericchampigny3101/22/2015 10:42PM

Congrats Brother for the fourth time on this gold coin. Totaly Awesome. (n/t)

groundhogging3501/22/2015 09:30PM

Congratulations brother! I loved the video!! (n/t)

cumberlandgray3201/22/2015 08:36PM

Congrats!!!!thumbs down (n/t)

JOE inMD3101/22/2015 07:37PM

That s one beauty of a coin! (n/t)

ValleyDigger3001/22/2015 07:23PM

Man that's a great find, Congrats! (n/t)

jdhinton3101/22/2015 06:18PM

dance Congratulations John time for the chicken dance for sure (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)3401/22/2015 05:36PM

out freaking standing john!! congrats on a wonderful find!!! (n/t)

Streak!3601/22/2015 03:59PM

Wow! Congratulations!!!!

Digginit Fisher CZ-63801/22/2015 03:23PM

Thank you!

JDug3601/23/2015 09:39AM

Re: Thank you!

umrgolf3901/23/2015 05:54PM

Listen to this man!

Digginit Fisher CZ-63701/23/2015 07:20PM

Re: Thank you!

Digginit Fisher CZ-62801/23/2015 03:48PM

Fantastic find, there has to be more in there congrats. (n/t)

digin daddy3401/22/2015 02:27PM

What an awesome coin, Congrats!! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz3601/22/2015 02:20PM

That must have been a thrilling sight! WTG! (n/t)

JasonH3901/22/2015 02:08PM

Re: Oh My Gold!

Bombtech3801/22/2015 01:25PM

Amazing story, Amazing find! (n/t)

Steve in PA3401/22/2015 12:44PM

Re: Oh My Gold!

gbantiques2601/22/2015 12:19PM

Wow, that is absolutely awesome! I'm happy for ya. (n/t)

Roger Duron2501/22/2015 11:40AM

Congratulations JDug! That is an absolutely AWESOME find! WOW! Only 24,000 minted!!! Awesome dude! Just Awesome!!!! (n/t)

Donnie B2801/22/2015 10:58AM

Need help with bullet ID please Attachments

relichuntermxt12601/27/2015 08:25AM

Re: Need help with bullet ID please

Longbow2701/27/2015 02:52PM

Yesterday Finds Attachments

Bombtech48301/16/2015 11:04AM

Re: Yesterday Finds

JRobo1101/27/2015 02:38PM

Nice! (n/t)

medicman5071401/26/2015 01:21PM

Congrats on the plate! (n/t)

Dale(Va)1901/26/2015 10:11AM

Re: Yesterday Finds

Tim(Mo)2101/23/2015 09:47PM

Nice looking plate. (n/t)

ericchampigny2501/22/2015 10:40PM

Way to go Bill!!! (n/t)

cumberlandgray3201/22/2015 08:42PM

Nice plate, congrats! (n/t)

AARON TN3601/19/2015 09:56PM

Awesome!good job (n/t)

JDug3901/19/2015 05:20PM

Really nice finds. Congratulations. (n/t)

North Georgia Relics4501/17/2015 01:24PM

Nice group of finds, congrats on the breastplate! (n/t)

kkcsteve5001/17/2015 08:23AM

Nice group of relics. (n/t)

groundhogging4701/16/2015 09:45PM

Nice plate! (n/t)

Donnie B5201/16/2015 08:52PM

Re: Yesterday Finds

gbantiques5201/16/2015 11:18AM

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