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


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Sticky Spillmans Farm (129 Posts)

John K. in Va. 3,351 12/29/2018 11:08AM

Sticky 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list (3 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 190 04/16/2019 08:34AM

Sticky DIV 44 is in the books..... Attachments (17 Posts)

John K. in Va. 706 03/27/2019 06:27PM

Sticky Walk for Life - for those that want to sponsor the walk (7 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 349 03/15/2019 07:23AM

Sticky Everybody ~ please look over both lists and let me know if there are any mistakes. (n/t) (21 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 733 02/01/2019 10:00AM

Sticky Private forum instructions (21 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 3,547 11/03/2017 06:58AM

Sticky What a time was had by 135 hard core relic hunters... Attachments (40 Posts)

John K. in Va. 3,061 04/09/2018 12:07PM

Sticky hot smileyThis IS NOT the signup announcement!hot smiley (1 Posts)

John K. in Va. 995 12/10/2018 05:46AM

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

John K. in Va. 11,752 08/20/2015 07:38AM

Sticky Why PI Detector at DIV (43 Posts)

htcampbell2 4,417 01/08/2017 12:28PM

Sticky Cancellation procedure (1 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 1,775 01/15/2018 07:02PM

Sticky Correct profile procedure (16 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 2,805 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. 2,443 12/29/2016 07:20AM

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

Rose K. in Va. 7,007 11/17/2015 06:03AM

I apologize for the delay. I will submit my finds this weekend.

Frankie B 28 04/18/2019 11:49AM

Same to You Big Frank Happy Easter (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 1 04/19/2019 07:45AM

Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock Attachments

Erik Wagner 568 03/31/2019 12:34PM

WOW! Great recovery and research (n/t)

DAinVA 12 04/16/2019 07:37PM

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

Erik Wagner 56 04/16/2019 01:57PM

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

John Wagner 4 04/18/2019 09:21PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 8 04/17/2019 06:34AM

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

ericchampigny 9 04/16/2019 08:34PM

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

JOE inMD 7 04/16/2019 04:55PM

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

gbantiques 45 04/03/2019 10:18PM

That was a crazy find. WTG (n/t)

nwatnVA 38 04/02/2019 12:49PM

Nice collection Erik and John. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 41 04/02/2019 10:34AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 39 04/02/2019 09:01AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 40 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 40 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 39 04/01/2019 11:59PM

nothing short of awesome Eric! (n/t)

Streak! 39 04/01/2019 07:08PM

Epic find!!! Congrats!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 39 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 58 03/31/2019 10:23PM

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

Erik Wagner 42 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 46 04/02/2019 09:46AM

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

Erik Wagner 63 04/02/2019 11:05AM

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

ericchampigny 39 04/02/2019 11:30AM

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

Jeff Barley 41 03/31/2019 08:31PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 45 03/31/2019 08:07PM

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

JOE inMD 43 03/31/2019 07:41PM

Great medical display right there. (n/t)

ericchampigny 43 03/31/2019 01:39PM

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

DiggerDean 46 03/31/2019 12:38PM

Looking for an ID.... Attachments

jaws3810 236 04/11/2019 08:08AM

I'm thinking a flip cap, or part of the mechanism, for an early gunpowder flask or horn (n/t)

Creskol 35 04/11/2019 10:06AM

Thanks! (n/t)

jaws3810 11 04/15/2019 04:31PM

No problem. (n/t)

Creskol 5 04/17/2019 05:43AM

First Find of DIV 45 Attachments

mahone 362 04/03/2019 09:05AM

Awesome!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 10 04/15/2019 06:59PM

Very nice find Mahone (n/t)

CSA Winchester 43 04/04/2019 01:00PM

Congrats Plenty of Gilt on that Baby !! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 37 04/04/2019 06:34AM

Re: First Find of DIV 45

gbantiques 41 04/03/2019 10:14PM

That's a killer button Randy! Congratulations again! (n/t)

cumberlandgray 40 04/03/2019 09:56PM

That's a nice button Randy. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 38 04/03/2019 01:36PM

Very nice find!! (n/t)

dblshot 40 04/03/2019 10:59AM

Very cool button, nice gilt. (n/t)

ericchampigny 38 04/03/2019 09:21AM

DIV XLV Video

RelicFanatic 276 04/07/2019 08:28AM

Loved your video. Brings back great memories. (n/t)

Aimbo 7 04/15/2019 06:58PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Dumpsite Digger 35 04/08/2019 07:28AM

Cool Video...definitely enjoyed watching it.... (n/t)

dand 37 04/08/2019 07:28AM

Really nice video, thanks for sharing! (n/t)

Don1969 36 04/08/2019 07:13AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

dw0378 36 04/07/2019 11:29PM

Great video, enjoyed watching. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 33 04/07/2019 09:49PM

Great video. Keep them coming (n/t)

ericchampigny 36 04/07/2019 07:51PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

gbantiques 41 04/07/2019 05:19PM

Need a little help to ID a DIV find Attachments

Stinkin Lincoln 281 04/12/2019 08:34AM

Sharps bullet, The Sharps barrel was .52 cal measured by the lands (raised portion) of the rifling ,the grooves were .54 Cal. thus a dropped bullet will be .54 but once fired it sqeezes down a bit. Nice Bullet !

A HUNTER 36 04/13/2019 10:30PM

Re: Sharps bullet, The Sharps barrel was .52 cal measured by the lands (raised portion) of the rifling ,the grooves were .54 Cal. thus a dropped bullet will be .54 but once fired it sqeezes down a bit. Nice Bullet !

Stinkin Lincoln 14 04/15/2019 08:53AM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

duggap 41 04/12/2019 05:28PM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

Stinkin Lincoln 35 04/13/2019 02:46PM

Looks like a sharps (n/t)

dean arbogast 29 04/12/2019 10:09AM

Re: Looks like a sharps

Stinkin Lincoln 39 04/12/2019 10:30AM

DIV 45 Brandy Rock Finds Attachments

gbantiques 204 04/14/2019 06:08PM

Nice finds Charlie .. congrats (n/t)

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

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

Creskol 28 04/14/2019 10:34PM

Nice variety of finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 25 04/14/2019 06:52PM

Find of a lifetime

Toolman0114 504 04/04/2019 08:23AM

That was an amazing find Ervin

Ed in S.W.Pa 11 04/15/2019 05:36AM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Metaldetectoh 25 04/14/2019 09:53AM

Great find great story ... beer (n/t)

Magicfireman 24 04/13/2019 11:22PM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Shawn Miclash 24 04/12/2019 09:36PM

Re: Find of a lifetime

CajunCoinHunter 43 04/06/2019 10:05PM

Nice find....Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr 35 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 44 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 42 04/05/2019 10:14AM

Congratulations on your great find! (n/t)

dig14me 42 04/05/2019 05:49AM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Dumpsite Digger 46 04/04/2019 08:01PM

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

dblshot 38 04/04/2019 07:57PM

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

Creskol 82 04/04/2019 06:09PM

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

gbantiques 49 04/04/2019 06:58PM

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

dand 40 04/04/2019 06:17PM

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

Kreager 41 04/04/2019 10:09AM

Had a blast and came away with this Beauty Attachments

David Willingham 604 03/31/2019 09:10AM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

Shawn Miclash 32 04/12/2019 09:33PM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

Shawn Miclash 30 04/12/2019 09:33PM

congrats!!! (n/t)

Kreager 32 04/11/2019 12:19PM

Wow! very nice find, Congrats! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 34 04/07/2019 09:53PM

very nice David congrats (n/t)

verg 34 04/07/2019 05:31PM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

CajunCoinHunter 37 04/06/2019 10:10PM

Nice !! That one's on my bucket list (n/t)

yogipa 41 04/04/2019 05:31AM

Wow! Gorgeous button, Dave! Congrats! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 38 04/04/2019 12:19AM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

gbantiques 43 04/03/2019 10:19PM

Congratulations David, sweet one. (n/t)

dig14me 38 04/02/2019 06:34PM

Re: Congratulations David, sweet one.

Flyntgr 29 04/10/2019 10:26PM

Wow ! Congrats on that piece of history (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 38 04/02/2019 05:49AM

dang! (n/t)

Streak! 34 04/01/2019 07:09PM

Nice!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 40 03/31/2019 12:40PM

That is a beauty. (n/t)

ericchampigny 42 03/31/2019 11:15AM

Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV Attachments

Doug Stokes 429 04/04/2019 12:37AM

another great hunt Doug!!!! Congrats!!! (n/t)

Kreager 33 04/11/2019 12:24PM

Congrats Doug, very nice finds!! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 36 04/07/2019 09:55PM

As always Doug you had a great hunt. Congrats (n/t)

ronr 40 04/06/2019 09:34AM

Had fun digging with you again buddy, you tore it up. (n/t)

nwatnVA 43 04/05/2019 10:07PM

Great work as always Doug! (n/t)

dig14me 39 04/05/2019 05:47AM

Re: Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV

gbantiques 47 04/04/2019 07:02PM

Congrats again Doug. You are a digging Machine (n/t)

s. p. watson 40 04/04/2019 05:39PM

Re: Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV

Metaldetectoh 44 04/04/2019 03:26PM

Amazing finds, Doug! Congratulations! (n/t)

dblshot 42 04/04/2019 02:44PM

Heres the Dyer Drilled and Fresh out the E-tank (n/t) Attachments

dean arbogast 70 04/04/2019 11:34AM

That’s awesome. Great finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 43 04/04/2019 09:15AM

You killed it Doug! thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 38 04/04/2019 07:40AM

Very Cool Doug ... hope to get over something awesome as you did one of these hunts Congrats (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 38 04/04/2019 06:31AM

Dang, Doug! You struck gold! Congratulations and THANKS for sharing! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out (n/t)

Creskol 42 04/04/2019 06:07AM

My surprise find at DIV 44 Attachments

Don1969 388 04/08/2019 01:20PM

Beautiful! You earned it! good job (n/t)

Doug Stokes 37 04/10/2019 07:44AM

Re: My surprise find at DIV 44

Dumpsite Digger 37 04/09/2019 08:00PM

Re: My surprise find at DIV 44

gbantiques 37 04/09/2019 07:12PM

Really nice button. I made a few finds in those woods, all were right at the base of trees. A few were shell frags right on the surface. Probably pitched by relic hunters decades ago. (n/t)

ericchampigny 37 04/08/2019 04:33PM

congrats (n/t)

dough 33 04/08/2019 04:01PM

Great button, Don!

dblshot 40 04/08/2019 03:43PM

Thanks John and Rose for a great hunt at Brandy Rock, me and susan didnt kill it but had a blast digging and hanging out with some great friends! (n/t)

pepperpump 91 04/09/2019 10:54AM

Can we all say a prayer for the Family long time Digger and DIV'er George Simpeles He was cutting Fire Wood and was hit by a Tree and he is Brain dead with on hope of Recovery (n/t)

dean arbogast 362 04/03/2019 05:31PM

Really sorry to hear that...Prayers for him and his family!!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC 39 04/08/2019 11:12PM

Shocked ! Prayers to his family. I was always amazed at his digging ability ! (n/t)

A HUNTER 40 04/08/2019 10:30PM

I just received word about George he will be sadly missed. Great digger and even better man and friend. Prayers for the family. (n/t)

West Va Digger 37 04/07/2019 09:44PM

Sorry to hear the bad news.....Prayers for him and his family! (n/t)

relichntr 38 04/06/2019 10:07PM

Hell of a digger, he will be sadly missed, prayers to the family (n/t)

Drew 42 04/04/2019 08:20PM

I met George in 2007 he took me and a couple of friends to a constructon site where the 3rd battle of Winchester was fought he told us about Tspot and what a cool site it was that's the day i sign'd up we had some fun times digging for relics may God  (n/t)

digin daddy 49 04/04/2019 08:19PM

Very sad to hear this God bless his family and friends . (n/t)

s. p. watson 41 04/04/2019 05:38PM

Prayers to him, his family and friends. (n/t)

Al-(PA) 41 04/04/2019 02:29PM

So horrible...May God Bless Him and His Family ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 41 04/04/2019 02:27PM

Such a sad story. (n/t)

ericchampigny 39 04/04/2019 09:16AM

George was my best friend. He was like a brother to me. I miss him and will miss him more as time goes by. Please keep Carol and their kids in your thoughts. Rest in peace buddy. (n/t)

Tim Styles 53 04/04/2019 08:42AM

As soon as I heard the sad news I thought of youcrying

Rose K. in Va. 73 04/04/2019 05:16PM

You and George were the first two people I met at my first DIV. I will miss seeing him. Sorry you lost your hunting buddy. (n/t)

Ga/goatee 40 04/04/2019 10:57AM

Re: You and George were the first two people I met at my first DIV. I will miss seeing him. Sorry you lost your hunting buddy.

Bert Hebb 59 04/04/2019 12:56PM

Very sad to hear about George. Prayers sent to him and his family. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 41 04/04/2019 12:17AM

Prayers for George and his family I shared a room with him one time a great guy and a fantastic digger (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 42 04/03/2019 11:38PM

Re: Can we all say a prayer for the Family long time Digger and DIV'er George Simpeles He was cutting Fire Wood and was hit by a Tree and he is Brain dead with on hope of Recovery

gbantiques 53 04/03/2019 10:08PM

Re: Can we all say a prayer for the Family long time Digger and DIV'er George Simpeles He was cutting Fire Wood and was hit by a Tree and he is Brain dead with on hope of Recovery

Dumpsite Digger 59 04/03/2019 08:39PM

Shocked and saddened to hear this!

Steve in PA 56 04/03/2019 08:03PM

Tough news to swallow bout our friend George... God bless him (n/t)

Va Dave 43 04/03/2019 08:03PM

Awful news. Prayers for George and his family. (n/t)

fireman76 40 04/03/2019 07:47PM

Prayers for George and his Family.... (n/t)

dand 42 04/03/2019 06:25PM

How terrible , he is immediately in our Prayers.

55thVa 46 04/03/2019 06:03PM

Oh no....that makes me sad....will be praying for him and family. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 40 04/03/2019 06:02PM

Wow, sorry to hear that. Will be praying for him and his family. (n/t)

Ga/goatee 42 04/03/2019 05:36PM

George Sempeles visitation...wow

spear85 232 04/07/2019 09:48PM

Couldnt go yesterday but will be going today. He was a great friend and will be missed by all who new him. This was George metal detecting smileynon stop. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 40 04/08/2019 08:07AM

A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ... Attachments

CajunCoinHunter 333 04/06/2019 09:50PM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

gbantiques 35 04/07/2019 05:09PM

EJ... So great to hunt with you again.

treasurehound 34 04/07/2019 10:09AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

Dumpsite Digger 38 04/07/2019 05:55AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 37 04/07/2019 09:50AM

For those wishing to attend, George Sempeles's viewing will be this Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm at Omps Funeral Home in Winchester on Amherst St. The funeral will be Monday. (n/t)

Tim Styles 138 04/04/2019 01:27PM

Re: For those wishing to attend, George Sempeles's viewing will be this Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm at Omps Funeral Home in Winchester on Amherst St. The funeral will be Monday.

Bert Hebb 46 04/07/2019 11:50AM

Thank you Tim, I will be there Sunday (n/t)

spear85 42 04/05/2019 10:17AM

Documenting a civil war site.

ranger 206 04/04/2019 02:28PM

Depending when Civil War Soldiers camped on the property....

mahone 54 04/06/2019 02:19PM

Found a lightly fired Enfield at DIV 44, My Question what is the reason for the wooden plugshrug (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 233 04/04/2019 10:58PM

Thats cool, its hard to find them with the wooden plug in them anymore. (n/t)

nwatnVA 39 04/05/2019 10:02PM

Re: Found a lightly fired Enfield at DIV 44, My Question what is the reason for the wooden plugshrug (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 43 04/04/2019 11:02PM

It is my understanding that ..

Creskol 77 04/05/2019 07:05AM

Thanks Rob that maked sense ,sorta like the williams cleaner idea (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 38 04/05/2019 08:10PM

George's viewing & service.....

BigBobbyB 158 04/05/2019 06:21PM

DIV 45 finds and more. Attachments

treasurehound 332 04/02/2019 08:15AM

Nice finds Randy! (n/t)

DiggerDean 37 04/03/2019 10:40PM

Re: DIV 45 finds and more.

gbantiques 35 04/03/2019 10:15PM

Re: DIV 45 finds and more.

Dumpsite Digger 38 04/02/2019 07:25PM

Nice digs. (n/t)

ericchampigny 37 04/02/2019 09:14AM

great finds Raaaannndddyyyy! (n/t)

fever87 39 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Thanks John. I heard you found a good piece on last day as well. (n/t)

treasurehound 36 04/05/2019 10:51AM

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