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Diggin' In Virginia

Diggin' In Virginia (DIV) is an invitational hunt dedicated to the ideals of friendship, fun and the proper recovery/identification of historical artifacts 

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Sticky XXXI List has been posted (23 Posts)

Rose K. in Va.46905/05/2015 06:55AM

Sticky hot smileyFLASHhot smiley (209 Posts)

John K. in Va.2,82105/02/2015 03:26PM

Sticky PLEASE do not sign up but once....your name is added to the list in the order of your initial sign up. (n/t) (2 Posts)

Rose K. in Va.15805/04/2015 05:40PM

Sticky Make sure you request to join the XXXI forum...those Roman numerals can be tricky. (n/t) (1 Posts)

Rose K. in Va.14705/05/2015 07:46AM

Sticky Please send your finds list for XXIX asap. (5 Posts)

Rose K. in Va.33204/22/2015 07:01AM

Sticky Finds lists reporting procedure (4 Posts)

Rose K. in Va.68304/03/2015 04:02PM

Please keep Rick Wines in your thoughts

cedarcreek21104/28/2015 10:11PM

Here is to a speedy recovery Rick. Hope to see you back in the fields soon. (n/t)

Marc in Va105/05/2015 05:34PM

Hey Rick! I'm praying for your Dr.'s hands to be blessed and for your quick and complete recovery! (n/t)

It's RG305/04/2015 05:53PM

Get well soon Rick! (n/t)

archer661505/04/2015 09:25AM

Hang in there Rick! The fall digging season will be here before you know it and you'll be ready to go! (n/t)

Guy405/04/2015 06:26AM

Quick recovery Rick... (n/t)

Confedreb705/03/2015 07:25AM

Praying everything goes well Rick...and get well soon!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC605/02/2015 10:37PM

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

Dennis Andrick805/02/2015 07:51PM

Rick, you are in my thoughts and prayers, I know someday I will have to have

ringfinder1205/02/2015 07:12PM

Praying for you Rick....more digging awaits. (n/t)

Dale(Va)1005/01/2015 05:21PM

Get well soon Rick ! (n/t)

Steve Clements1005/01/2015 05:06PM

Praying for a swift recovery for ya Rick!!! (n/t)

dough1404/30/2015 11:05PM

Prayers on the way for Rick (n/t)

va digger 661304/30/2015 08:12PM


Rick n Jefrstn3904/30/2015 09:20AM

Good luck Rick

garynail2004/29/2015 09:46PM

Prayers sent! (n/t)

Ron Stump, Southern Maryland1804/29/2015 08:53PM

Surely you'll rebound quick with all these prayers Rick, hard to keep a Digger down (n/t)

Va Dave1704/29/2015 08:30PM

Heal fast Rick! (n/t)

Rodney Cox (csadoc)1404/29/2015 03:47PM

prayers on the way. Heal fast Rick!! (n/t)

Streak!1704/29/2015 03:15PM

Re: Please keep Rick Wines in your thoughts

Roger Duron2304/29/2015 02:11PM

Prayers are headed your way Rick, get better soon. We need you out diggin'!!!!!!!! (n/t)

mmurray5902004/29/2015 01:08PM

Prayer are with you Rick (n/t)

xlting1804/29/2015 10:33AM

Re: Please keep Rick Wines in your thoughts

Earl K. in Va.2504/29/2015 08:30AM

You are in my prayers Rick. Good to hear surgery went well. (n/t)

D1gman1904/29/2015 06:50AM

Get well soon Rick! (n/t)

Scott Duckworth1804/29/2015 06:40AM

Praying for you Rick...I'm glad you had it done so you can walk good again. (n/t)

Rose K. in Va.2004/29/2015 06:01AM

Rick, You are in my prayers, friend. Best wishes for a full recovery this year so you can use your bionic knees next year for diggin'! medic (n/t)

Doug Stokes1604/28/2015 11:01PM

Diggin' in VIrginia XXIX video

cumberlandgray15905/04/2015 06:02AM

Great video as always. Congratulations on a bunch of awesome finds. (n/t)

Marc in Va105/05/2015 05:31PM

That was fun, great digs everyone !! (n/t)

Va Dave305/04/2015 09:29PM

Nice video, Tony!

Digginit Fisher CZ-6605/04/2015 07:31PM

Awesome Tony. (n/t)

LeadHead305/04/2015 05:12PM

Re: Awesome video Tony,,as usual!!!!,,I had a blast digging with you and watching you dig all those awesome relics.metal detecting smiley (n/t)

s. p. watson605/04/2015 01:53PM

clap (n/t)

EdTravis505/04/2015 07:37AM

little bitty DIV contest................ shrug ATTN:: newcomers that will be attending this hunt!! (DIV XXXI) thumbs down

Streak!3805/05/2015 05:19PM

Soon to be Flash Hunt. Good Luck metal detecting smiley

ScottTX15505/03/2015 11:23PM

So Sorry you can't make it.I will remember your good advice though. (n/t)

chris taylor105/05/2015 04:46PM

If I find one little thing I dont already have Scott, I'm a happy camper.

Streak!1605/04/2015 02:57PM

lol lol (n/t)

ScottTX305/04/2015 09:47PM

me also can't get out of work ,DAMdisappointed (n/t)

metalman505/04/2015 12:40PM

I second this sentiment!

royski905/04/2015 11:52AM

Mac Mason at DIV? Attachments

Jim Thomas8405/05/2015 11:56AM

Pulse Machine rentals for upcoming DIV

JDug17105/03/2015 11:51AM

I'll take a 4800 if available (n/t)

Fletch88205/05/2015 11:31AM

I'll take a 4800 as well (n/t)

stillrollin300605/05/2015 08:26AM

I'll rent the 4800 please! good job (n/t)

Clinton205/05/2015 07:11AM

Dale Nichols - May 29-31 Hunt

dnichols16@cox.net8605/04/2015 11:37PM

Here's what you have to do

Rose K. in Va.2905/05/2015 05:35AM

DIV XXX Finds Attachments

dcentofanti26004/29/2015 04:49PM

Re: DIV XXX Finds

Dustyrelics305/04/2015 08:25PM

Congrats on the nice set of finds!

WanderingRon305/04/2015 07:14PM

Awesome! Great job hunting with the kids!! (n/t)

cumberlandgray305/04/2015 06:49PM

Not only did you dig relics but you are also planting the seed for our next generation of relic hunters! Congrats on the great finds!!! (n/t)

It's RG305/04/2015 05:58PM

Great times

stillrollin300805/03/2015 06:06PM

Re: DIV XXX Finds

Gary in Old VA2604/30/2015 08:57PM

A trip you all will always remember! (n/t)

mike in cranberry1504/30/2015 09:16AM

Good family time there. Very nice display of your finds; the pictures really add to it. (n/t)

ConfCav2104/29/2015 06:46PM

the kids look like they are having a blast!!! thumbs down (n/t)

Streak!2504/29/2015 05:48PM

a little heads up for new people signing up for the upcoming hunt...

Streak!17705/04/2015 02:55PM

Re: a little heads up for new people signing up for the upcoming hunt...

JDug2505/04/2015 04:33PM

thumbs down good catch John......... (n/t)

Streak!305/04/2015 04:57PM

May DIV Hunt

North Georgia Relics19205/04/2015 09:38AM

Are y'all still doing the fall hunt? (n/t)

s. p. watson14705/03/2015 11:37AM

How much is this all of a sudden hunt, the traditional div entry? (n/t)

oldsparta2505/03/2015 07:17PM

Same ole same ole.smiling smiley (n/t)

John K. in Va.1605/03/2015 07:36PM

Re Thanks Rose,I was just making sure,,I wish I could make the one at the end of the month but there is no way

s. p. watson1905/03/2015 06:52PM

Yes we plan to continue with the fall hunts.....

Rose K. in Va.7405/03/2015 04:54PM

Re: Yes we plan to continue with the fall hunts.....

bucko GA1505/04/2015 05:09AM

DIV XXIX and XXX. Just got around to getting some decent photos of my finds from DIV XXIX Attachments

It's RG26304/24/2015 03:21PM

Craig, always a good time hanging with you, you are a pro when it comes to digging holes, and a heck of a great person!! (n/t)

pitt1863505/03/2015 11:36PM

even though our finds we had one heck of a great time looking for that elusive period glass (n/t)

verg605/03/2015 01:56PM

We still had a good time. Anita found and dug her pit. Only one bullet and one button but the two broken crocks might be enough to put most of them together. She was really thrilled woth your help Craig!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick605/03/2015 08:30AM

WOW, What a great find (n/t)

time preserver2104/25/2015 01:26PM

Nice finds.....Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr2304/25/2015 10:26AM

Nice looking finds Craig! It's always a pleasure to spent time around you Craig, your a class act!! (n/t)

kydiggin2004/25/2015 06:58AM

It was an awesome time Craig, and I enjoyed hunting with you my friend! I'm looking forward to the next hunt sign up too!

dawgmanvt2504/24/2015 11:11PM


Allan P Hunt16004/27/2015 09:07PM

Prayers sent for all in harms way!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC605/02/2015 10:38PM

He and your family have mine and Anita's prayers. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick805/02/2015 08:06PM

My Nephew his uncle and the uncle son are all stationed here in the National Guard. Prayers are being said for all. (n/t)

JOE inMD1805/01/2015 08:39PM

Prayers on the way (n/t)

va digger 661404/30/2015 08:14PM

Thank you ALL for your prayers-2 days of 12 hr night riot duty was successful-now 8 hrs on the water of Rockfish patrol then 2 days of 12 hr riot back in Balt !!hammer (n/t)

Allan P Hunt2304/29/2015 08:51AM


David Croft1804/28/2015 04:47PM


Magicfireman2204/28/2015 03:42PM

Prayers have been sent! (n/t)

kyrebel1904/28/2015 12:31PM

prayers sent Allan! (n/t)

nc digger1504/28/2015 12:11PM

Praying for their safety. (n/t)

It's RG1704/28/2015 06:38AM

We'll be praying for safety for Brian and all the other officers. (n/t)

Rose K. in Va.1704/28/2015 05:33AM

Prayers sent for his and other's safety. (n/t)

Doug Stokes2004/28/2015 12:38AM

Prayers are with them (n/t)

xlting1504/27/2015 11:24PM

Prayers have been sent....God Bless!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC1504/27/2015 10:37PM

Fredericksburg, VA Soil

North Georgia Relics25204/27/2015 06:02PM

Having used the GPX there Don that is the machine I would take.... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick1305/02/2015 08:07PM

Most the soil is sweet, but like Dave I only use my Explorer in super trashy areas, the GPX works great in this stuff. (n/t)

mmurray5901605/01/2015 06:55PM

Don who? (n/t)

thomasbunnell1804/30/2015 10:57PM

Nice dirt E-Trac will do fine. (n/t)

ReidMan2004/28/2015 02:23PM

Don I've hunted in the Fredericksburg soil once at Stonemans and it is easy digging compared to the red Culpeper stuff! You will really like it! (n/t)

dawgmanvt1404/28/2015 09:37AM

Don, Just pick me up on your way up from Georgia and I will help you check it out! lol That Fredericksburg dirt is sugar compared to Culpeper. (n/t)

Doug Stokes1804/28/2015 12:40AM

Re: Fredericksburg, VA Soil

Va Dave4004/27/2015 08:04PM

Don I agree with 55th. Sugar soil in that area compared to Culpeper. (n/t)

ConfCav1904/27/2015 06:55PM

Re: Fredericksburg, VA Soil

55thVa3104/27/2015 06:51PM

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your help. (n/t)

North Georgia Relics1604/28/2015 07:44AM

Heart Surgery

ReidMan26004/19/2015 08:12PM

Thanks everyone for the prayers God is good. Home again just sore. Ready for a good night sleep. (n/t)

ReidMan1604/30/2015 08:14PM

Glad to hear it man, speedy recovery! (n/t)

WanderingRon1005/01/2015 03:05PM

Looks like Reid made out just fine

Bill D. (VA)2504/30/2015 08:12AM

That is some great news

stillrollin3002004/30/2015 04:26PM

thanks for the update Bill. Please give Reid my regards and well wishes. (n/t)

Streak!1704/30/2015 04:13PM

Re: Heart Surgery

JustOneBullet2004/29/2015 10:18PM

Reid's heart surgery is tomorrow morning - please continue to pray for him (n/t)

Bill D. (VA)2004/28/2015 07:40PM

Keep us posted Bill. STILL in our prayers........... (n/t)

Streak!1604/29/2015 03:17PM

Prayers have been sent! (n/t)

kyrebel1404/28/2015 12:35PM

Hope all goes well. (n/t)

kevin baptiste1604/27/2015 01:02PM

prayers for a smooth procedure! (n/t)

Doug Stokes3204/23/2015 12:09PM

Prayers on the way Reid (n/t)

va digger 663404/22/2015 07:37PM

Reid, you are in our prayers. (n/t)

ringfinder3104/22/2015 01:54PM

Reid, praying for your surgery and a speed rcovery. (n/t)

ValleyDigger2904/22/2015 01:28PM

Wishing you the best (n/t)

WMW88553404/21/2015 07:57PM

I wish you all the best Reid and you get along well with surgery. (n/t)

dawgmanvt3004/21/2015 04:32PM

Prayers coming Reid. Hope you are back on your feet in not time. (n/t)

metalev2904/21/2015 03:54PM

I'll pray for successful heart surgery, quick healing and for God to guide your surgeons hands. angel (n/t)

It's RG3204/20/2015 06:51PM

Thanks everyone means a lot to know people are praying for me. (n/t)

ReidMan3204/20/2015 06:04PM

you got this!!!! Postive thoughts sent your way=) (n/t)

kingba453304/20/2015 05:51PM

Re: Heart Surgery

Magicfireman3604/20/2015 01:53PM

Re: Heart Surgery

confederate joe 1861-18653304/20/2015 01:30PM

You are in Anita's and my prayers.... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick3304/20/2015 11:53AM

Will be praying for you. (n/t)

jrobertson3204/20/2015 10:53AM

Wishing you the best Reid man, hope everything goes well and speedy recovery! (n/t)

WanderingRon3204/20/2015 09:52AM

I'll keep you in my prayers. (n/t)

ScottTX3504/20/2015 09:38AM

Praying (n/t)

Leebo in SC3304/20/2015 08:01AM

Our Prayers are with you Reid (n/t)

xlting3504/20/2015 07:59AM

Keeping you in our prayers Reid (n/t)

kydiggin3504/20/2015 07:51AM

Reid, we will keep you in our prayers. (n/t)

EdTravis3504/20/2015 07:00AM

Prayer to you Reid...sure you will be fine! (n/t)

Jeff Barley3304/20/2015 06:25AM

We will keep you in our prayers...its better to get it taken care of than to keep having problems. (n/t)

Rose K. in Va.4004/20/2015 05:59AM

Good luck!

mahone3504/20/2015 05:58AM

Prayers on the way up!!!! (n/t)

58th Va4004/20/2015 05:46AM

Will pray for you, take care. (n/t)

A HUNTER3804/20/2015 01:46AM

Praying all goes well Reid (n/t)

cumberlandgray4004/19/2015 10:01PM

Will pray for you Reid. (n/t)

Roger Duron3304/19/2015 09:42PM

Re: We will keep you in our prayers ,,you'll be outdign everyone in a couple months (n/t)

s. p. watson3804/19/2015 09:00PM

wishing you all the best Reid..............and prayers are on the way I am certain you will be fine.. thumbs down... (n/t)

Streak!3804/19/2015 08:58PM

Prayer OTW. You will do fine and will feel like a new man! (n/t)

Rodney Cox (csadoc)3604/19/2015 08:57PM

Found a really unusual coin at DIV XXX ,but I don't think it would show in a picture ...

Jim F. (In.)24004/27/2015 05:50PM

Re: Found a really unusual coin at DIV XXX ,but I don't think it would show in a picture ...

fortboy2704/28/2015 07:20AM

Canada wasn't confederated at the time this coin was made so the front has Queen Elizabeth on it (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)2204/28/2015 07:16PM

If it's queen Elizabeth it would have to be 1958 or '59. 1858 or '59 would be Queen Victoria. (n/t)

John Leazier1904/29/2015 08:27AM

Canada became a country in 1867 but....

Gord (Tecumseh)2304/30/2015 02:58PM

Thanks Gord, I almost tossed it in my trash bag like you said it is so thin,then I saw Canada on the bottom (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)1004/30/2015 08:01PM

stars Your right it is Victoria 1858 and 1859 thanks for keeping me straight canada (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)1904/29/2015 06:41PM

Try posting a picture of the coin. Even a little detail would be interesting. good job

John Leazier1404/30/2015 02:15PM

Off Topic… Attachments

mahone23104/23/2015 09:32AM

Re: Off Topic…

BAKES2104/29/2015 08:45PM

Great stuff! I'll bet she'll have airport security going nuts. Hope everything goes well. (n/t)

kevin baptiste1804/27/2015 12:56PM

That is just amazing! Will pray for her quick and complete healing! (n/t)

It's RG2804/24/2015 01:08PM

So glad this went so well Randy! (n/t)

cumberlandgray2204/24/2015 08:33AM

Wow, quite an improvement. (n/t)

EdTravis2304/24/2015 07:21AM

Awesome Randy! What a difference! (n/t)

Rodney Cox (csadoc)2404/24/2015 03:01AM

Our Prayers are with Laura for continued healing and recovery (n/t)

xlting2604/23/2015 06:25PM

Looks like she is doing well Randy. amazing what modern medicine can do today. will have both you and your wife in our prayers.... (n/t)

Streak!2704/23/2015 05:33PM

Re: Truly amazing,tell your wife we will keep her in our prayers,,I can't believe the difference in those 2 x-rays (n/t)

s. p. watson3004/23/2015 09:39AM

Hey Rex Bowman your mail box is fullcowboy (n/t)

Jim F. (In.)5204/26/2015 09:18PM

Re: Hey Rex Bowman your mail box is fullcowboy

fortboy2504/29/2015 10:53AM

150th Pennsylvania Infantry, Belle Plain, Virginia, March 1863 Attachments

ScottTX25004/26/2015 01:05AM

Now that's an inspirational photo for diggin on a hill side! (n/t)

ValleyDigger1904/29/2015 02:20AM

Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

JustOneBullet42704/22/2015 01:33AM

just sign up for the hunt I will let you borrow a TDI for the hunt and help you out (n/t)

verg4104/26/2015 04:50PM

He will have to wipe the cooties and peanut butter off it, but its still a nice gesture!! thumbs down (n/t)

Streak!2104/28/2015 04:00PM

Re: He will have to wipe the cooties and peanut butter off it, but its still a nice gesture!! thumbs down

JustOneBullet2704/28/2015 07:53PM

Re: just sign up for the hunt I will let you borrow a TDI for the hunt and help you out

JustOneBullet2904/27/2015 06:11PM

That just the way this group rolls. It not just a relic hunt but an extended family! You won't find a better group anywhere! (n/t)

kydiggin1804/28/2015 08:51PM

What a class act! He will get that 1 bullet for sure! (n/t)

Macon2104/26/2015 05:49PM

Re: What a class act! He will get that 1 bullet for sure!

JustOneBullet2004/27/2015 06:34PM

Re: What a class act! He will get that 1 bullet for sure!

Macon1704/27/2015 08:48PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

JustOneBullet3104/25/2015 06:34PM

If you really want a chance at recovering some targets in this red dirt...

dawgmanvt4504/25/2015 08:12PM

still not great.

Brdhunt3104/25/2015 07:45PM

How does the 5900 compare or differ from a 6000? (n/t)

Down in the Dumps2804/25/2015 08:59PM

Re: How does the 5900 compare or differ from a 6000?

Brdhunt4004/25/2015 09:23PM

Thanks! thumbs down (n/t)

Down in the Dumps1804/26/2015 02:13PM

Re: still not great.

kingba452804/25/2015 08:08PM

Think about this...

It's RG4204/24/2015 01:46PM

Your machine at DIV is not the best but if that is all you have here are some suggestions...

treasurehound3804/23/2015 09:58PM

I don't believe you'll be satisfied using the 250 at a DIV.

Rick n Jefrstn3404/23/2015 08:58PM

Re: I don't believe you'll be satisfied using the 250 at a DIV.

JustOneBullet1704/28/2015 12:00AM

Earl is right of course.........however...............

Streak!5404/23/2015 05:38PM

Re: Earl is right of course.........however...............

JustOneBullet3304/23/2015 07:12PM

You guys rememeber......

Earl K. in Va.9204/23/2015 03:08PM

Re: You guys rememeber......

JustOneBullet3004/23/2015 07:09PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

shamborelics4804/22/2015 09:40PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

JustOneBullet2704/23/2015 07:15PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

stillrollin3003304/22/2015 07:30PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

JustOneBullet2804/23/2015 07:19PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

kingba453604/22/2015 07:27PM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

kingba454304/22/2015 11:22AM

Re: Need a little Diggin in Virginia info

JustOneBullet3904/22/2015 06:35PM

I can guarantee that once you find your first bullet

Brdhunt3204/24/2015 09:04PM

Where are you located? A bullet may not be that difficult to find if you are in a decent location.

DwightS4604/22/2015 09:21PM

Re: Where are you located? A bullet may not be that difficult to find if you are in a decent location.

JustOneBullet4404/23/2015 07:21PM

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