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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 XLIV
March 25 - 27, 2019
Diggin' In Virginia XLV
March 28 - 30, 2019


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Sticky Fall 2019 DIV.... (22 Posts)

John K. in Va. 232 06/17/2019 09:44AM

Sticky DIV 44 is in the books..... Attachments (19 Posts)

John K. in Va. 937 03/27/2019 06:27PM

Sticky Private forum instructions (21 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 3,724 11/03/2017 06:58AM

Sticky Relic hunting at DIV........... (87 Posts)

John K. in Va. 12,008 08/20/2015 07:38AM

Sticky Why PI Detector at DIV (43 Posts)

htcampbell2 4,664 01/08/2017 12:28PM

Sticky Cancellation procedure (1 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 1,884 01/15/2018 07:02PM

Sticky Correct profile procedure (16 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 2,958 08/02/2017 05:23AM

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

Rose K. in Va. 2,610 12/29/2016 07:20AM

Sticky Finds list reporting procedures - EVERYONE please read (1 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 7,266 11/17/2015 06:03AM

Last call for finds lists

Rose K. in Va. 282 05/29/2019 02:01PM

Like Charlie Brown would say "GOOD GRIEF" (n/t)

s. p. watson 34 06/03/2019 09:28PM

Re: Last call for finds lists

gbantiques 49 05/29/2019 08:48PM

Did not attend 45!

Landon76 42 05/29/2019 08:47PM

Didn't you just go through this and throw down the gauntlet over post hunt procedures shrug (n/t)

Mike(NC) 37 05/29/2019 08:39PM

Prayer request

spear85 290 05/22/2019 06:14AM

I hope you're feeling better Barry...we'll keep you in our prayers. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 23 06/02/2019 11:38AM

Re: Prayers sent..........

Shane Smith 27 05/30/2019 10:21AM

Re: Prayer request

wv_relic_hunter 29 05/26/2019 07:23AM

Prayers sent Barry for you and your family. Hope everything goes well and the pain heals. Worse case, you may have to surface hunt a little more than digging pits!! (n/t)

LeadHead 26 05/25/2019 05:50PM

I know lots of people that have had excellent results with surgery. Beats a life of pain. You'll be fine brother. sucks when it happens though. (n/t)

Streak! 23 05/25/2019 11:43AM

Prayers sent Barry. I have had two back surgeries but if you can do shots and therapy to relieve the pain that is the way to go. Only take Nsaids with food on your stomach. (n/t)

David Croft 18 05/25/2019 12:10AM

Good nsaids, tub soaks,back exercises, and sleeping on hardwood floors helped me tremendously when I was younger with my own lumbar disc problems. I hope it fades away and you can avoid surgery. Good luck Barry. (n/t)

dawgmanvt 22 05/24/2019 11:42PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you buddy, take it one step at a time and I know you'll be back to your old self in time. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 23 05/24/2019 09:41PM

Prayer are with you Barry. (n/t)

xlting 21 05/24/2019 06:45PM

prayers sent !!! We are nothing without our good health. Make sure you have a good doctor (n/t)

yogipa 20 05/24/2019 02:10PM

Barry, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers... (n/t)

RussW 23 05/24/2019 08:13AM

Will keep you and your family in my prayers. (n/t)

Rose K. in Va. 24 05/24/2019 06:19AM

Keep the Faith Barry, I'll keep you in my Prayers. Hope with therapy

ringfinder 28 05/23/2019 10:04PM

Barry, I will be praying for you, buddy. My wife has had L4/5 issues for many years now and routine activity and therapy have really helped. Options have certainly improved over recent years. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 24 05/23/2019 07:02PM

Barry my wife gets the injections in her back and they seem to help.They will try just about everything before surgery,ecspecially for your age. . We will keep ,you in our prayers and thoughts (n/t)

s. p. watson 23 05/23/2019 05:30PM

Barry my wife gets the injections in her back and they seem to help.They will try just about everything before surgery,ecspecially for your age. . We will keep ,you in our prayers and thoughts (n/t)

s. p. watson 28 05/23/2019 05:30PM

Prayers and thought in Whatever you may choose (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 25 05/23/2019 07:02AM

Trust in modern medicine and prayers for you and your doctors! (n/t)

It's RG 23 05/22/2019 11:40PM

Re: Prayer request

gbantiques 28 05/22/2019 07:15PM

Prayers sent Barry!

mahone 31 05/22/2019 04:53PM

As you know Barry I have a very bad back so I know what you are going through. You have our prayers my friend. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 25 05/22/2019 04:21PM

Prayers are with you Barry. I went through a very similar thing about 12 or 13 years ago, with 2 young sons also. I had injections but still needed surgery. The best thing I ever did was to get the surgery. My back has not bothered me since. (n/t)

mmurray590 23 05/22/2019 02:30PM

Re: Prayer request

DiggerDean 28 05/22/2019 07:48AM

Knife? Attachments

fireman76 222 05/31/2019 04:11PM

Horse shoe? (n/t)

M.Brown 30 06/01/2019 09:30AM

Re: Knife?

CajunCoinHunter 39 05/31/2019 10:35PM

In honor of my grandmother on Memorial Day Attachments

treasurehound 138 05/27/2019 11:24AM

Re: In honor of my grandmother on Memorial Day

Dumpsite Digger 25 05/30/2019 06:20AM

Thanks for sharing about your Grandmother, Randy. What a well deserved honor! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 23 05/30/2019 12:46AM

Great story. Your Mom was quite a lady.. (n/t)

John S.(NY) 27 05/29/2019 06:29AM

n/t (n/t)

John S.(NY) 23 05/29/2019 06:31AM

Re: Great story. Your Mom was honored like very few have... (n/t)

John S.(NY) 25 05/29/2019 06:30AM

Hats off and boundless respect to those that gave their all. Too many forget the meaning of this day. Their sacrifice is revered and appreciated. USA CSA (n/t)

Streak! 77 05/27/2019 10:16AM

I echo that sentiment, Streak. The freedoms we enjoyed this past weekend, as well as all other days before and after, are largely due to their past and present sacrifices. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 21 05/30/2019 12:53AM

Amen Brother !!! (n/t)

Magicfireman 19 05/27/2019 06:19PM

Well said. (n/t)

fireman76 26 05/27/2019 10:33AM

DIV anywhere: Spillman, Fairoaks, BR, and anywhere else!

Flyntgr 232 05/29/2019 08:57PM

Re: DIV anywhere: Spillman, Fairoaks, BR, and anywhere else!

Metaldetectoh 35 05/29/2019 10:16PM

44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

Rose K. in Va. 821 04/16/2019 08:34AM

Re: 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

Landon76 19 05/29/2019 08:45PM

Re: 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

Seven 35 05/09/2019 04:37PM

Re: 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

shamborelics 35 04/29/2019 09:17PM

Re: 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

Frankie B 41 04/26/2019 06:43PM

Sorry for the delay been super busy and just submitted my finds list (n/t)

jarhead(va) 36 04/24/2019 06:57PM

Re: 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

minieball69 39 04/24/2019 06:15PM

Re: 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list

dr_maddog 40 04/23/2019 03:51PM

Rose - for alternates there is no box to show our list was received... (n/t)

saftgeek 38 04/23/2019 04:51PM

Re: Rose - for alternates there is no box to show our list was received...

Magicfireman 45 04/23/2019 08:29PM

Thank you Rose, mine submitted today.

38th Georgia 41 04/21/2019 11:32AM

I just resent James Kreager’s Finds for #45 (n/t)

Kreager 34 04/19/2019 01:12PM

Never mind, for some reason my phone didn't update the finds list, my computer shows it. (n/t)

JOE inMD 40 04/16/2019 07:27PM

Rose, I checked DIV 44 list and it's still showing last up date February 15th? DIV 45 shows updated. (n/t)

JOE inMD 31 04/16/2019 04:53PM

Memorial Day........ Attachments

mahone 118 05/27/2019 04:00PM

Re: Memorial Day........ (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 26 05/27/2019 04:54PM

Re: Memorial Day........ (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 27 05/27/2019 04:54PM

Any of my DIV family and friends have expertise in...

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 287 05/24/2019 06:11PM

Here is a link explaining star notes

butch in colorado 37 05/27/2019 12:53PM

Re: Any of my DIV family and friends have expertise in... Attachments

gbantiques 45 05/26/2019 09:23AM

Re: Any of my DIV family and friends have expertise in...

Dumpsite Digger 24 05/26/2019 06:41AM

You may be able to get a few bucks over face value if you find a buyet (n/t)

Macon 24 05/25/2019 04:59PM

I know they accept them where I buy Yuengling! (n/t)

Streak! 22 05/25/2019 11:44AM

Just like the school days, you got a star for being and doing good. So for you Doc, a star for a star. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 22 05/25/2019 09:39AM

They are a replacement for the original bill

butch in colorado 29 05/25/2019 12:23AM

STARTING MY FIRST DAY OF RETIREMENT !!!!!!!

yogipa 278 04/30/2019 08:09AM

Congratulations my friend, maybe Matt and all of us can get together and dig some Bottles and Relics. (n/t)

ringfinder 24 05/23/2019 09:58PM

I would love that. We have my 94 year old mother living with us now, so I sort of got my wings clipped (n/t)

yogipa 17 05/24/2019 02:13PM

Congrats Jack. Enjoy everyday of it!!!!!! (n/t)

mmurray590 26 05/22/2019 02:31PM

Thanks Mike, it's great I can hardly wait for each day to get started. (n/t)

yogipa 25 05/24/2019 02:15PM

Re: STARTING MY FIRST DAY OF RETIREMENT !!!!!!!

Ryno 34 05/10/2019 11:17AM

Enjoy Jack (n/t)

thomasbunnell 38 05/03/2019 11:04PM

Congratulations!!! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 38 05/03/2019 12:42AM

That's Awesome! Enjoy!!!!! (n/t)

David Croft 33 05/02/2019 08:15PM

Re: STARTING MY FIRST DAY OF RETIREMENT !!!!!!!

Dumpsite Digger 36 05/01/2019 06:08AM

congratulations brother. Enjoy it, and stay on your feet! thumbs up (n/t)

Streak! 37 04/30/2019 06:31PM

Re: STARTING MY FIRST DAY OF RETIREMENT !!!!!!!

Shawn Miclash 37 04/30/2019 04:08PM

Congrats! enjoy your freedom. (n/t)

chris taylor 33 04/30/2019 02:40PM

Re: STARTING MY FIRST DAY OF RETIREMENT !!!!!!!

crashbro17x 37 04/30/2019 11:26AM

Bucket List - Sturgis Attachments

Velke 228 05/21/2019 01:19PM

Safe travels, John! I am sure you will bring back a couple of good stories (n/t)

Doug Stokes 24 05/23/2019 06:57PM

Have lots of fun John and be safe!

dawgmanvt 29 05/21/2019 09:28PM

You will love it there alot to see (n/t)

dean arbogast 22 05/21/2019 06:10PM

DIV XLV video

Erle From Va. 239 05/10/2019 10:06AM

Re: DIV XLV video

Dumpsite Digger 25 05/13/2019 12:35PM

Re: DIV XLV video

gbantiques 30 05/12/2019 05:11PM

DIV HUNTS

Ray M. Culter 290 05/09/2019 05:07PM

Research were to find places in Virginia near Hampton Virginia

Treazithuntr 76 05/10/2019 09:00AM

Find of a lifetime

Toolman0114 812 04/04/2019 08:23AM

Congrats on an amazing find!!! good job (n/t)

Doug Stokes 65 05/03/2019 12:44AM

That was an amazing find Ervin

Ed in S.W.Pa 73 04/15/2019 05:36AM

Re: That was an amazing find Ervin

Mr.Ed 44 05/04/2019 05:42AM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Metaldetectoh 72 04/14/2019 09:53AM

Great find great story ... beer (n/t)

Magicfireman 77 04/13/2019 11:22PM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Shawn Miclash 70 04/12/2019 09:36PM

Re: Find of a lifetime

CajunCoinHunter 92 04/06/2019 10:05PM

Nice find....Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr 88 04/06/2019 10:03PM

Congrats, definitely good as it gets!! i was blessed enough to find one at Ratrie, my favorite find from a DIV!! (n/t)

kydiggin 95 04/05/2019 10:14AM

Congrats, definitely good as it gets!! i was blessed enough to find one at Ratrie, my favorite find from a DIV!! (n/t)

kydiggin 90 04/05/2019 10:14AM

Congratulations on your great find! (n/t)

dig14me 89 04/05/2019 05:49AM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Dumpsite Digger 97 04/04/2019 08:01PM

A bucket lister for sure! WTG Ervin! (n/t)

dblshot 90 04/04/2019 07:57PM

Here are the photographs of Toolman's ID tag! Attachments

Creskol 176 04/04/2019 06:09PM

Re: Here are the photographs of Toolman's ID tag!

gbantiques 110 04/04/2019 06:58PM

Definitely a Find of a Lifetime....Beautiful Ervin..!!!!! (n/t)

dand 93 04/04/2019 06:17PM

Congrats. The research is the best part on a find like this. (n/t)

Kreager 95 04/04/2019 10:09AM

Help with ID Attachments

fireman76 314 04/29/2019 01:52PM

thumbs down (n/t)

Creskol 48 05/03/2019 06:19AM

Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find Attachments

jaws3810 559 04/24/2019 09:04AM

Vert nice find (n/t)

digger0101 38 05/01/2019 07:54PM

I love it! What a cool find. good job (n/t)

Doug Stokes 45 04/30/2019 12:53AM

Neat information. (n/t)

Kreager 43 04/28/2019 11:35AM

Very nice find John. (n/t)

M.Brown 48 04/27/2019 09:20PM

A very unique recovery. Congrats! (n/t)

Jeff Barley 50 04/26/2019 04:21PM

Wow real cool token ... One of a Kind ! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 40 04/25/2019 06:05AM

Re: Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find

CajunCoinHunter 49 04/24/2019 10:07PM

Re: Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find

gbantiques 49 04/24/2019 08:17PM

Thats is a very cool find!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 37 04/24/2019 12:21PM

Re: Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find

duggap 49 04/24/2019 11:33AM

Great find! I collect Civil War tokens. Love them. (n/t)

Aimbo 40 04/24/2019 10:55AM

DIV 45 Brandy Rock Finds Attachments

gbantiques 441 04/14/2019 06:08PM

Nice digs! Like those ringtails! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 50 04/30/2019 12:55AM

Nice finds Charlie .. congrats (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 51 04/15/2019 07:10AM

You all did get a nice variety of goodies. clap (n/t)

Creskol 71 04/14/2019 10:34PM

Nice variety of finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 67 04/14/2019 06:52PM

Trying to reach BamaDave............

Shane Smith 149 04/29/2019 05:05PM

Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock Attachments

Erik Wagner 753 03/31/2019 12:34PM

very cool find (n/t)

Kreager 42 04/28/2019 11:37AM

WOW! Great recovery and research (n/t)

DAinVA 60 04/16/2019 07:37PM

UPDATE on the mystery hardware recovered with the medicine bottles & jars.... Attachments

Erik Wagner 130 04/16/2019 01:57PM

Mystery solved! Very cool! Great research Erik & Eric! (n/t)

John Wagner 47 04/18/2019 09:21PM

Re: UPDATE on the mystery hardware recovered with the medicine bottles & jars....

Dumpsite Digger 57 04/17/2019 06:34AM

Glad I could help Erik. Very historic find! (n/t)

ericchampigny 51 04/16/2019 08:34PM

So cool, Congrats to you and your brother. Glad you guys found it. Well deserved! !! (n/t)

JOE inMD 53 04/16/2019 04:55PM

Re: Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock

gbantiques 88 04/03/2019 10:18PM

That was a crazy find. WTG (n/t)

nwatnVA 83 04/02/2019 12:49PM

Nice collection Erik and John. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 93 04/02/2019 10:34AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 81 04/02/2019 09:01AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 82 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 86 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Wow, John and Eric! What an amazing recovery! I missed seeing you guys this week. Maybe next time! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 83 04/01/2019 11:59PM

nothing short of awesome Eric! (n/t)

Streak! 82 04/01/2019 07:08PM

Epic find!!! Congrats!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 89 04/01/2019 07:05PM

That could be from a medical knapsack. I used to do work for the GAR hall in Monson, MA. They have one of the only field surgeon’s knapsacks in existence, if not the only one. If you contact them they may be able to send you a photo. It was wicker with

ericchampigny 115 03/31/2019 10:23PM

Thanks for the lead, Eric. I'll definitely look into that.

Erik Wagner 82 04/02/2019 09:20AM

That’s great. There is some interesting info here on them as well, along with an illustration of a wicker knapsack. http://www.medicalantiques.com/civilwar/Articles/Colli dge_field_case_companion.htm

ericchampigny 93 04/02/2019 09:46AM

I think you're exactly right Eric.... Attachments

Erik Wagner 116 04/02/2019 11:05AM

Incredible and rare find. I would send that photo to the museum in Frederick. (n/t)

ericchampigny 80 04/02/2019 11:30AM

Definitely one of the most unique finds from good ole’ Brandy Rock Farm. Congrats again ! (n/t)

Jeff Barley 85 03/31/2019 08:31PM

Re: Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock

Dumpsite Digger 88 03/31/2019 08:07PM

Great finds. missed you guys. Hope to see you in the Fall. (n/t)

JOE inMD 89 03/31/2019 07:41PM

Great medical display right there. (n/t)

ericchampigny 87 03/31/2019 01:39PM

Awesome! Definitely the find of a lifetime!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 91 03/31/2019 12:38PM

Still need 42 finds lists for DIV 44 and 61 for DIV 45

Rose K. in Va. 203 04/26/2019 09:59AM

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