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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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Diggin' In Virginia XXXVI
March 27 - 29, 2017
Diggin' In Virginia XXXVII
March 30 - April 01, 2017

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Diggin' in Virginia is in NO WAY affiliated with any other "organized" hunts.
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Sticky "Methods To Our Madness" (18 Posts)

John K. in Va. 829 04/10/2017 10:07AM

Sticky Walk For Life ~ Looking for sponsors (4 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 198 04/06/2017 06:25AM

Sticky Finds list reporting procedures (3 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 3,239 11/17/2015 06:03AM

Sticky Please do not PM your finds lists, they need to be emailed to (n/t) (1 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 360 12/29/2016 07:20AM

Sticky Relic hunting at DIV........... (69 Posts)

John K. in Va. 6,959 08/20/2015 07:38AM

DIV 37 Find 55th Reg OVM US. Sutler Token (n/t) Attachments

wv_relic_hunter 229 04/18/2017 07:40AM

Nice token! (n/t)

Ga/goatee 3 04/23/2017 08:37PM

sweet!! (n/t)

groundhogging 3 04/22/2017 12:25PM

Re: DIV 37 Find 55th Reg OVM US. Sutler Token:

Redleg Bill 14 04/18/2017 07:54PM

Re: DIV 37 Find 55th Reg OVM US. Sutler Token

55thVa 8 04/18/2017 07:06PM

love it. Great relic!! (n/t)

Streak! 10 04/18/2017 04:56PM

Great job (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 8 04/18/2017 12:07PM

Nice ID'd relic. (n/t)

ericchampigny 8 04/18/2017 09:42AM

My DIV 36 & 37 Recoveries Attachments

ringfinder 188 04/19/2017 11:01PM

You did well Denny, WTG! (n/t)

Ga/goatee 3 04/23/2017 08:33PM

Very nice finds! (n/t)

groundhogging 1 04/22/2017 12:23PM

Nice recoveries Dennis! You had an ear for the lead for sure! (n/t)

dawgmanvt 7 04/20/2017 11:22PM

nice digs and photos, Denny! It was good talking to you. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 10 04/20/2017 11:16PM

Nice finds Dennis! (n/t)

47th Ky 9 04/20/2017 08:22AM

Great finds. Enjoy seeing you out there and looking forward to the fall. (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 8 04/20/2017 05:46AM

Great finds and pictures Denny! (n/t)

DiggerDean 9 04/19/2017 11:42PM

Thanks Dean, it was good Saving History! (n/t)

ringfinder 8 04/20/2017 12:03AM

DIV XXXVI my trashpit. Attachments

ReidMan 433 04/18/2017 03:52PM

Wow! Awesome finds! (n/t)

JRebs1 3 04/23/2017 08:09PM

Awesome finds!!!dance (n/t)

groundhogging 4 04/22/2017 12:24PM

What a hunt my my friend! good job (n/t)

stillrollin300 2 04/22/2017 10:16AM

Great job Reid...

John K. in Va. 14 04/22/2017 07:00AM

Fantastic pit, the bullseye canteen is a cool find. (n/t)

ericchampigny 12 04/21/2017 06:27PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit.

mudslideslim 24 04/20/2017 10:46PM

Congrats Reid!

Macon 16 04/20/2017 08:43PM

Re: Congrats Reid!

ReidMan 12 04/21/2017 02:42PM

Reid, Congrats on finding a sweet trash pit full of awesome history! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 20 04/20/2017 12:51AM

A dream come true! We were in a pit close to you and got a good grouping of smalls but nothing like that! Congrats, persistence pays off! (n/t)

dawgmanvt 21 04/19/2017 09:27PM

good job (n/t)

Ron/InIronBrigade 21 04/19/2017 04:27PM

WTG Reid, love taht mustard and all those pipe bowls, GREAT JOB!!!!!!! (n/t)

mmurray590 22 04/19/2017 01:50PM

Outstanding Reid!!!

Bill D. (VA) 23 04/19/2017 12:39PM

Wow Reid! That was an amazing pit! Gotta be more in there! (n/t)

cumberlandgray 22 04/19/2017 11:51AM

Congrats Reidman that must have been pretty awesome and fun to dig out. (n/t)

carolinaboy 20 04/19/2017 11:08AM

Congrats Reid!

WanderingRon 20 04/19/2017 08:11AM

Awesome Reid! Wish I could have been there! You did good!metal detecting smiley (n/t)

Adam(Va) 19 04/19/2017 07:58AM

Fantastic camp time capsule Reid !!... believe all you guys were in a row of latrines (n/t)

Va Dave 19 04/19/2017 07:26AM

Very nice! Congrats! (n/t)

ValleyDigger 18 04/18/2017 11:25PM

great pics (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 20 04/18/2017 11:05PM

Thanks for sharing your pictures Reid, if you have Google Photos, you can

ringfinder 23 04/18/2017 09:05PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit.

N/S Recoveries 27 04/18/2017 08:44PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit.

gbantiques 23 04/18/2017 08:22PM kicked butt man....Congratulations. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 20 04/18/2017 07:57PM

best pit of the week!! good job

Streak! 22 04/18/2017 04:54PM

Holy cow!!! congrats reidman!rock (n/t)

PHIL HITT 24 04/18/2017 04:19PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit. More pics (n/t) Attachments

ReidMan 62 04/18/2017 03:53PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit. More pics (n/t) Attachments

ReidMan 58 04/18/2017 03:55PM

that was a killer pit Reid

metalev 22 04/18/2017 09:22PM

WOW, that's awesome Reid! WTG (n/t)

Ga/goatee 24 04/18/2017 07:01PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit. More pics (n/t) Attachments

ReidMan 45 04/18/2017 03:58PM

Re: DIV XXXVI my trashpit. More pics Attachments

ReidMan 46 04/18/2017 04:00PM

DIV 36 finds, bit of everything!

WanderingRon 350 04/14/2017 09:12AM

Re: DIV 36 finds, bit of everything!

OBXHUNTER 5 04/23/2017 04:32PM

awesome finds!! (n/t)

groundhogging 7 04/22/2017 12:38PM

Lots of nice finds but that Bitters bottle is awesome! (n/t)

ValleyDigger 13 04/18/2017 11:25PM

Re: DIV 36 finds, bit of everything!

gbantiques 21 04/15/2017 10:05PM

You did great Ron, sweet bitters bottle, WTG!!!! (n/t)

mmurray590 17 04/15/2017 04:37PM

Re: DIV 36 finds, bit of everything!

malcolm price 23 04/15/2017 11:55AM

That's awesome Ron. Good seeing you again. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 20 04/15/2017 09:22AM

homerun!!! Congrats! (n/t)

dawgmanvt 23 04/14/2017 10:32PM

homerun!!! Congrats! (n/t)

dawgmanvt 24 04/14/2017 10:32PM

Awesome finds,congrats (n/t)

s. p. watson 22 04/14/2017 09:43PM

Love the Bitters bottle. Congratulations good job (n/t)

Ga/goatee 26 04/14/2017 07:04PM

Boy howdy you DO wander dont you?? grinning smiley

Streak! 29 04/14/2017 04:14PM

Need some prayers for Doug Legg. He is in the hospital. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 79 04/20/2017 08:49AM

Re: Need some prayers for Doug Legg. He is in the hospital.

Brett in Brandy Station 4 04/23/2017 10:12AM

Doug, glad you are back home, prayers are still coming your way buddy!!!!! (n/t)

mmurray590 7 04/21/2017 06:23PM

Up date on Doug. He had a twist in his small intestine that is now ok so he went home last night (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 6 04/21/2017 07:42AM

Praying for a speedy recovery for you, Doug!! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 8 04/20/2017 11:03PM

I am home now after being released from the hospital this evening. I was admitted on Tuesday after having terrible stomach cramps all day due to blockage in small intestine as a result of scar tissue build up from my previous colon cancer surgery. (n/t)

cedarcreek 7 04/20/2017 09:38PM

Praying for you Doug..get better soon.. (n/t)

Hardcore 5 04/20/2017 08:43PM

Praying for Doug.....keep us posted Dennis....thanks. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 6 04/20/2017 06:57PM

Prayers sent! (n/t)

nc digger 5 04/20/2017 11:56AM

Happy Easter to all of our DIV family

Rose K. in Va. 113 04/16/2017 06:29AM

Happy late Easter!! (n/t)

groundhogging 1 04/22/2017 12:26PM

HAPPY EASTER !! Hope everyone had a blessed one. (n/t)

MTNMAN130 21 04/17/2017 12:03AM

Happy Easter! (n/t)

David Croft 13 04/16/2017 11:42PM

Happy Easter to you and John and all the DIV diggers (n/t)

JustOneBullet 20 04/16/2017 10:47PM

Happy Easter to you and John and and our DIV friends.

ReidMan 16 04/16/2017 10:06PM

Happy Easter, Rose!! I hope You, John and family had a blessed day. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 16 04/16/2017 10:01PM

Same to you and John and all your family... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 15 04/16/2017 08:09PM

Happy Easter! (n/t)

alexb 14 04/16/2017 07:58PM

Happy Easter (n/t)

nc digger 16 04/16/2017 07:39PM


BShreck 13 04/16/2017 07:22PM

Happy Easter to all my DIV friends (n/t)

Gord (Tecumseh) 18 04/16/2017 11:49AM

Happy Easter. God Bless! (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 15 04/16/2017 09:55AM

Happy Easter to all the DIV family (n/t)

Hardcore 18 04/16/2017 09:28AM

Happy Easter! He IS alive!!!! (n/t)

Ga/goatee 22 04/16/2017 09:15AM


PHIL HITT 16 04/16/2017 08:56AM

Happy Easter Attachments

ringfinder 30 04/16/2017 07:46AM

Happy Easter! (n/t)

Tony in Ohio 18 04/16/2017 07:11AM

Happy Easter to you and your family as well (n/t)

Fireshop1908 19 04/16/2017 06:57AM

Introducing myself Attachments

PGDTX 293 04/17/2017 12:15PM

Welcome!! (n/t)

groundhogging 4 04/22/2017 12:25PM

Welcome! (n/t)

stillrollin300 2 04/22/2017 10:18AM

Welcome to the SPOT! Nice button. (n/t)

Ga/goatee 12 04/20/2017 02:45PM

Welcome to the Spot!! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 17 04/20/2017 12:53AM

Welcome to the "spot" !

DiggerDean 21 04/19/2017 08:30AM

Re: Welcome to the "spot" !

PGDTX 12 04/20/2017 06:45AM

Welcome. Look forward to seeing the relics you dig... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 16 04/18/2017 07:39PM

Re: Welcome. Look forward to seeing the relics you dig...

PGDTX 22 04/19/2017 06:53AM

Re: Introducing myself

gbantiques 30 04/17/2017 10:23PM

Re: Introducing myself

PGDTX 12 04/20/2017 07:29AM

Welcome... Awesome Militia button ! (n/t)

Va Dave 18 04/17/2017 08:19PM

Re: Welcome... Awesome Militia button !

PGDTX 11 04/20/2017 07:27AM

Welcome. Sweet reale find.

SEOhio digger 18 04/17/2017 08:13PM

Re: Welcome. Sweet reale find.

PGDTX 12 04/20/2017 07:27AM

Welcome to the spot! (n/t)

nc digger 19 04/17/2017 06:07PM

Re: Welcome to the spot!

PGDTX 13 04/20/2017 07:28AM

DIV 36 field photos (n/t) Attachments

Dirty-Mike 230 04/16/2017 08:32PM

Re: Those are Awesome,You should frame them (n/t)

s. p. watson 13 04/19/2017 09:23PM

I only got 3 replies Denny...nice pics (n/t)

dawgmanvt 12 04/19/2017 09:20PM

Isn't it interesting Mike, you put a effort into sharing your photos and no one out of 119 viewers even responds to your post,

ringfinder 23 04/19/2017 06:25PM

Re: Isn't it interesting Mike, you put a effort into sharing your photos and no one out of 119 viewers even responds to your post,

Dirty-Mike 14 04/20/2017 01:01AM

Re: Isn't it interesting Mike, you put a effort into sharing your photos and no one out of 119 viewers even responds to your post,

ringfinder 14 04/20/2017 01:31AM

Re: Isn't it interesting Mike, you put a effort into sharing your photos and no one out of 119 viewers even responds to your post,

Dirty-Mike 13 04/21/2017 01:28AM

DIV 36 FInds Attachments

Lcb24kt 394 04/11/2017 10:09AM

Nice bayonet and variety of lead! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 9 04/20/2017 11:35PM

Nice bayonet and variety of lead! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 4 04/20/2017 11:35PM

Nice finds!! Good seeing you guys again (n/t)

yogipa 27 04/14/2017 05:34AM

Nice finds!! Good seeing you guys again (n/t)

yogipa 22 04/14/2017 05:31AM

Nice finds Lisa, always nice to see you guys! (n/t)

kydiggin 27 04/12/2017 11:51PM

Re: DIV 36 FInds

gbantiques 32 04/12/2017 07:12PM

Nice assortment of digs......Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr 25 04/11/2017 08:49PM

Impressive! Love the bayonet! (n/t)

SEOhio digger 32 04/11/2017 08:05PM

Re: DIV 36 FInds

Steve67 33 04/11/2017 06:49PM

Re: DIV 36 FInds

Lcb24kt 27 04/12/2017 09:52PM

Great find! (n/t)

ericchampigny 26 04/12/2017 07:18AM

Nice finds Lisa! Love the bayonet (n/t)

WanderingRon 26 04/11/2017 05:16PM

nice mix and saves! thumbs down (n/t)

Streak! 22 04/11/2017 03:59PM

Faces of DIV: photos from the DIV 36 & 37 meeting

cumberlandgray 326 04/16/2017 07:36AM

Love these pics. Thanks to you and your Mom for taking them and posting them up. clap (n/t)

Doug Stokes 7 04/20/2017 11:26PM

Re: Faces of DIV: photos from the DIV 36 & 37 meeting

Redleg Bill 24 04/18/2017 08:05PM

Momma "Badger" did a GREAT job! (n/t)

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 24 04/18/2017 01:59AM

Nice, Tony! Thanks to you and your mom. (n/t)

ncwayne 20 04/18/2017 12:18AM

Re: Faces of DIV: photos from the DIV 36 & 37 meeting

mudslideslim 26 04/17/2017 11:06PM

Tony thank your mom for taking photos of the hunt she did well ( have you got the video of the pot ready ) (n/t)

verg 20 04/17/2017 08:38PM

Tony, Thank your mother for showing this old guy how to post Attachments

ringfinder 37 04/16/2017 12:10PM

No problem Denny. Are you familiar with the "share" icon on the Google photos app/website?

cumberlandgray 24 04/16/2017 09:46PM

Yes I have Tony in fact I posted 34 pictures yesterday on here, many have

ringfinder 24 04/16/2017 11:24PM

Really nice pictures! (n/t)

DiggerDean 25 04/16/2017 09:20AM

More in the field photos DIV 36 (n/t) Attachments

Dirty-Mike 202 04/16/2017 08:42PM

Nice digs and photos, Mike. That button sure is dripping with gold. Congrats! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 16 04/20/2017 11:12PM

Re: Love that Button,beautiful (n/t)

s. p. watson 12 04/19/2017 09:26PM

Great pictures Mike, Thanks for sharing! (n/t)

ringfinder 11 04/18/2017 08:57PM

Found this at Brandy Rock,I love hunting there,Thank you John and Rose for the invite,ill post pics of my other finds in a day or two (n/t) Attachments

s. p. watson 418 04/08/2017 08:54PM

See attached picture... Attachments 67 04/10/2017 09:57AM

Re: See attached picture...

ncwayne 17 04/20/2017 08:35AM

Re: Thanks brother,I have no doubt Its SC affliliated (n/t)

s. p. watson 18 04/10/2017 05:02PM

Re: Thanks brother,I have no doubt Its SC affliliated (n/t)

s. p. watson 20 04/10/2017 05:01PM

Nice find! have you tried to clean it yet? (n/t)

Streak! 22 04/09/2017 03:55PM

Ive brushed it very lightly with a toothbrush but im scared to hit hard,im not real sure the best way,the back looks like it was lightly lead filled,any tips would be greatly appreciated (n/t)

s. p. watson 21 04/09/2017 09:01PM

Interesting find, nice! (n/t)

Ga/goatee 31 04/09/2017 04:54AM

DIV 36 another great one Attachments

dawgmanvt 282 04/14/2017 10:18PM

Nice digs Lee, you did pretty good on Brass and I really like the Shalers! (n/t)

ringfinder 7 04/19/2017 09:55PM

Re: DIV 36 another great one

gbantiques 13 04/15/2017 10:04PM

Nice digs Lee. Sounds like you had a great time. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 17 04/15/2017 09:53AM

Lee is a hard and enthusiastic hunter!!! thumbs down (n/t)

Streak! 14 04/15/2017 06:55PM

Here are a few pictures I took this spring at DIV 36 & 37 attachment

ringfinder 263 04/15/2017 09:13PM

Re: Very nice,thanks for posting them (n/t)

s. p. watson 14 04/19/2017 09:25PM

Awesome photos! Really like that panoramic shot looking towards Beauregard! (n/t)

ValleyDigger 15 04/18/2017 11:39PM

Thank You Darryl, it did turn out exceptional! (n/t)

ringfinder 9 04/19/2017 06:28PM

Re: Here are a few pictures I took this spring at DIV 36 & 37 attachment

CajunCoinHunter 30 04/16/2017 08:09PM

Re: Here are a few pictures I took this spring at DIV 36 & 37 attachment

ringfinder 18 04/16/2017 11:28PM

Thanks for sharing your photos. (n/t)

Ga/goatee 20 04/16/2017 05:45AM

More DIV 36 field photos (n/t) Attachments

Dirty-Mike 244 04/16/2017 08:36PM

Love the ink wells Mike! (n/t)

Ga/goatee 12 04/19/2017 05:15AM

Awesome photos! Esp. the maker's mark (n/t)

ValleyDigger 12 04/18/2017 11:28PM

Nice pictures !!! (n/t)

Redleg Bill 10 04/18/2017 08:08PM

CAUTION Don't take any of part of that purple weed home if it gets started in your yard you can't kill it Censored (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 22 04/18/2017 12:10AM

NICE! (n/t)

fever87 12 04/17/2017 01:04PM

Cool photos. I have the exact same makers mark on a bottle found in Knoxville this past winter. (n/t)

cumberlandgray 14 04/16/2017 09:44PM

Bullet ID needed Attachments

ReidMan 178 04/18/2017 02:57PM

I Agree with Hornbush. I thought the same because of the diameter. (n/t)

Dave 10 04/18/2017 06:52PM

profile on the nose looks a bit different than a standard .58. (n/t)

Streak! 13 04/18/2017 04:55PM

Re: Bullet ID needed

Hornbush 27 04/18/2017 03:55PM

Thats probably what it is, why they did this God only knows. (n/t)

ReidMan 12 04/18/2017 07:15PM

My DIV 36 and 37 finds Attachments

s. p. watson 303 04/09/2017 09:13PM

Re: Thanks Doug,cant wait to do it again,congrats again on the killer VT button (n/t)

s. p. watson 15 04/18/2017 06:16PM

Great finds, Sean, as always. You always finds something cool that is rarely recovered. Great hunting with you, Noel, David and Chris. dance0 (n/t)

Doug Stokes 11 04/16/2017 10:13PM

Hey after you went home i suddenly remembered all those new spots I needed to try brother. angel (n/t)

nwatnVA 34 04/13/2017 02:38PM

I bet you did,thats ok,its only a 4 hr ride back brother (n/t)

s. p. watson 31 04/13/2017 02:46PM

Re: My DIV 36 and 37 finds

gbantiques 35 04/12/2017 07:13PM

Re: Best hobby in the world (n/t)

s. p. watson 26 04/12/2017 09:25PM

Nice digs......Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr 33 04/11/2017 09:04PM

Re:Thank you brother (n/t)

s. p. watson 27 04/11/2017 09:53PM

More DIV member photos (n/t) Attachments

Dirty-Mike 182 04/16/2017 08:39PM

enjoyed the time together Mike hope to see you guys in the fall (n/t)

verg 9 04/17/2017 08:28PM

Awesome! (n/t)

cumberlandgray 9 04/16/2017 09:42PM

Love the SC button and the tea pot. Great photos (n/t)

carolinaboy 13 04/16/2017 09:38PM

Happy Easter ! sunny (n/t)

A HUNTER 38 04/16/2017 01:16AM

Hope you had a happy Easter Andy! (n/t)

nc digger 10 04/17/2017 06:09PM

Kim and I Cleaned up at DIV 36 and 37Wave Attachments

gbantiques 437 04/10/2017 10:19PM

Sure did clean up, congrats! (n/t)

WanderingRon 16 04/17/2017 04:29PM

Chuck and Kim, your recoveries are what DIV is all about, hard hunting

ringfinder 19 04/16/2017 12:05PM

WTG Charles and Kim. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 14 04/15/2017 09:16AM

Nice haul!!! and yes some bent nails sound exactly like a bullet. (n/t)

ValleyDigger 32 04/12/2017 12:09AM

Nice assortment of digs......Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr 24 04/11/2017 08:52PM

Great bunch of finds. Congratulations good job (n/t)

Ga/goatee 25 04/11/2017 05:33PM

Love the display of iron (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 27 04/11/2017 01:14PM

Holy DANG you guys hunt hard!!! Nice haul Chuck and Kim! (mostly Kim) grinning smiley (n/t)

Streak! 28 04/11/2017 12:35PM

Re: Holy DANG you guys hunt hard!!! Nice haul Chuck and Kim! (mostly Kim) grinning smiley

gbantiques 29 04/11/2017 07:42PM

Congrats! You've shown us Kim's finds, now show us yours! (n/t)

ncwayne 27 04/11/2017 09:22AM

Re: Congrats! You've shown us Kim's finds, now show us yours!

gbantiques 30 04/11/2017 07:48PM

Nice haul there Chuck & Kim! ...

DiggerDean 26 04/10/2017 10:45PM

Re: Nice haul there Chuck & Kim! ...

gbantiques 27 04/11/2017 07:46PM

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