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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 WaveFall DIV Update (33 Posts)

John K. in Va. 547 05/16/2019 08:40AM

Sticky 44 & 45 finds lists has been updated on the participants list (13 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 674 04/16/2019 08:34AM

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

John K. in Va. 856 03/27/2019 06:27PM

Sticky Spillmans Farm (129 Posts)

John K. in Va. 3,501 12/29/2018 11:08AM

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

Rose K. in Va. 406 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. 802 02/01/2019 10:00AM

Sticky Private forum instructions (21 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 3,653 11/03/2017 06:58AM

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

John K. in Va. 3,167 04/09/2018 12:07PM

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

John K. in Va. 1,070 12/10/2018 05:46AM

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

John K. in Va. 11,903 08/20/2015 07:38AM

Sticky Why PI Detector at DIV (43 Posts)

htcampbell2 4,554 01/08/2017 12:28PM

Sticky Cancellation procedure (1 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 1,830 01/15/2018 07:02PM

Sticky Correct profile procedure (16 Posts)

Rose K. in Va. 2,883 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. 2,527 12/29/2016 07:20AM

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

Rose K. in Va. 7,169 11/17/2015 06:03AM

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

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 57 05/24/2019 06:11PM

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 0 05/25/2019 09:39AM

They are a replacement for the original bill

butch in colorado 4 05/25/2019 12:23AM

Prayer request

spear85 158 05/22/2019 06:14AM

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 1 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 1 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 2 05/24/2019 09:41PM

Prayer are with you Barry. (n/t)

xlting 3 05/24/2019 06:45PM

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

yogipa 3 05/24/2019 02:10PM

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

RussW 3 05/24/2019 08:13AM

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

Rose K. in Va. 3 05/24/2019 06:19AM

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

ringfinder 6 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 4 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 4 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 5 05/23/2019 05:30PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 5 05/23/2019 07:02AM

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

It's RG 6 05/22/2019 11:40PM

Re: Prayer request

gbantiques 9 05/22/2019 07:15PM

Prayers sent Barry!

mahone 9 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 5 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 4 05/22/2019 02:30PM

Re: Prayer request

DiggerDean 9 05/22/2019 07:48AM

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

yogipa 236 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 5 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 2 05/24/2019 02:13PM

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

mmurray590 7 05/22/2019 02:31PM

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

yogipa 2 05/24/2019 02:15PM

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

Ryno 12 05/10/2019 11:17AM

Enjoy Jack (n/t)

thomasbunnell 20 05/03/2019 11:04PM

Congratulations!!! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 17 05/03/2019 12:42AM

That's Awesome! Enjoy!!!!! (n/t)

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

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

Dumpsite Digger 20 05/01/2019 06:08AM

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

Streak! 17 04/30/2019 06:31PM

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

Shawn Miclash 18 04/30/2019 04:08PM

Congrats! enjoy your freedom. (n/t)

chris taylor 14 04/30/2019 02:40PM

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

crashbro17x 19 04/30/2019 11:26AM

Bucket List - Sturgis Attachments

Velke 141 05/21/2019 01:19PM

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

Doug Stokes 4 05/23/2019 06:57PM

Have lots of fun John and be safe!

dawgmanvt 10 05/21/2019 09:28PM

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

dean arbogast 6 05/21/2019 06:10PM

DIV XLV video

Erle From Va. 179 05/10/2019 10:06AM

Re: DIV XLV video

Dumpsite Digger 9 05/13/2019 12:35PM

Re: DIV XLV video

gbantiques 14 05/12/2019 05:11PM

DIV HUNTS

Ray M. Culter 225 05/09/2019 05:07PM

Research were to find places in Virginia near Hampton Virginia

Treazithuntr 43 05/10/2019 09:00AM

Find of a lifetime

Toolman0114 732 04/04/2019 08:23AM

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

Doug Stokes 31 05/03/2019 12:44AM

That was an amazing find Ervin

Ed in S.W.Pa 41 04/15/2019 05:36AM

Re: That was an amazing find Ervin

Mr.Ed 25 05/04/2019 05:42AM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Metaldetectoh 52 04/14/2019 09:53AM

Great find great story ... beer (n/t)

Magicfireman 52 04/13/2019 11:22PM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Shawn Miclash 44 04/12/2019 09:36PM

Re: Find of a lifetime

CajunCoinHunter 67 04/06/2019 10:05PM

Nice find....Congrats! (n/t)

relichntr 64 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 69 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 65 04/05/2019 10:14AM

Congratulations on your great find! (n/t)

dig14me 64 04/05/2019 05:49AM

Re: Find of a lifetime

Dumpsite Digger 69 04/04/2019 08:01PM

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

dblshot 63 04/04/2019 07:57PM

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

Creskol 139 04/04/2019 06:09PM

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

gbantiques 84 04/04/2019 06:58PM

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

dand 66 04/04/2019 06:17PM

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

Kreager 69 04/04/2019 10:09AM

Help with ID Attachments

fireman76 250 04/29/2019 01:52PM

thumbs down (n/t)

Creskol 27 05/03/2019 06:19AM

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

jaws3810 488 04/24/2019 09:04AM

Vert nice find (n/t)

digger0101 20 05/01/2019 07:54PM

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

Doug Stokes 26 04/30/2019 12:53AM

Neat information. (n/t)

Kreager 23 04/28/2019 11:35AM

Very nice find John. (n/t)

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

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

Jeff Barley 32 04/26/2019 04:21PM

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

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

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

CajunCoinHunter 30 04/24/2019 10:07PM

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

gbantiques 30 04/24/2019 08:17PM

Thats is a very cool find!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 19 04/24/2019 12:21PM

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

duggap 29 04/24/2019 11:33AM

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

Aimbo 20 04/24/2019 10:55AM

DIV 45 Brandy Rock Finds Attachments

gbantiques 380 04/14/2019 06:08PM

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

Doug Stokes 29 04/30/2019 12:55AM

Nice finds Charlie .. congrats (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 31 04/15/2019 07:10AM

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

Creskol 50 04/14/2019 10:34PM

Nice variety of finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 44 04/14/2019 06:52PM

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

Shane Smith 112 04/29/2019 05:05PM

Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock Attachments

Erik Wagner 701 03/31/2019 12:34PM

very cool find (n/t)

Kreager 22 04/28/2019 11:37AM

WOW! Great recovery and research (n/t)

DAinVA 35 04/16/2019 07:37PM

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

Erik Wagner 102 04/16/2019 01:57PM

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

John Wagner 27 04/18/2019 09:21PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 33 04/17/2019 06:34AM

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

ericchampigny 27 04/16/2019 08:34PM

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

JOE inMD 26 04/16/2019 04:55PM

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

gbantiques 65 04/03/2019 10:18PM

That was a crazy find. WTG (n/t)

nwatnVA 58 04/02/2019 12:49PM

Nice collection Erik and John. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 65 04/02/2019 10:34AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 58 04/02/2019 09:01AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 60 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 60 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 55 04/01/2019 11:59PM

nothing short of awesome Eric! (n/t)

Streak! 58 04/01/2019 07:08PM

Epic find!!! Congrats!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 66 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 82 03/31/2019 10:23PM

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

Erik Wagner 60 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 68 04/02/2019 09:46AM

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

Erik Wagner 87 04/02/2019 11:05AM

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

ericchampigny 57 04/02/2019 11:30AM

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

Jeff Barley 62 03/31/2019 08:31PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 61 03/31/2019 08:07PM

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

JOE inMD 60 03/31/2019 07:41PM

Great medical display right there. (n/t)

ericchampigny 58 03/31/2019 01:39PM

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

DiggerDean 63 03/31/2019 12:38PM

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

Rose K. in Va. 164 04/26/2019 09:59AM

A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ... Attachments

CajunCoinHunter 521 04/06/2019 09:50PM

Re: A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ...

pkyser 27 04/22/2019 03:05PM

Re: A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 27 04/24/2019 10:06PM

Nice Finds!!! (n/t)

Kreager 29 04/19/2019 01:15PM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

gbantiques 59 04/07/2019 05:09PM

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

treasurehound 57 04/07/2019 10:09AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

Dumpsite Digger 62 04/07/2019 05:55AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 62 04/07/2019 09:50AM

Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Rose K. in Va. 166 04/21/2019 05:48AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Metaldetectoh 24 04/24/2019 11:14AM

Happy belated Easter to all....

Ernest Bower 22 04/23/2019 02:46PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

htcampbell2 22 04/23/2019 01:22PM

Happy Easter

Aimbo 22 04/23/2019 08:39AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

dw0378 21 04/22/2019 08:47PM

Thanks John & Rose. Our Easter was very nice, hope your day was as well....

PaChristy 30 04/22/2019 11:04AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Gunboss 21 04/22/2019 10:48AM

Happy Easter Rose and John !! (n/t)

FLFF 23 04/21/2019 11:20PM

Happy Easter to all of our Div families (n/t)

xlting 22 04/21/2019 09:33PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Shawn Miclash 24 04/21/2019 08:45PM

Happy Easter to All (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 25 04/21/2019 08:13PM

Praise Him! (n/t)

dblshot 20 04/21/2019 03:59PM

Happy Easter (n/t)

s. p. watson 21 04/21/2019 03:04PM

Same to you and all the DIV family. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 24 04/21/2019 03:02PM

Happy Easter & God Bless ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 23 04/21/2019 12:48PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Tripdad 26 04/21/2019 11:41AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

nc digger 26 04/21/2019 10:31AM

Happy Easter! Jesus is risen! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 21 04/21/2019 10:25AM

Happy Easter! (n/t)

Al-(PA) 23 04/21/2019 08:56AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

M.Brown 22 04/21/2019 08:48AM

happy Easter! (n/t)

kydiggin 22 04/21/2019 08:32AM

Happy Easter all. (n/t)

fireman76 22 04/21/2019 07:35AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

John Leazier 19 04/21/2019 07:26AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

JOE inMD 19 04/21/2019 07:15AM

DIV XLV Video

RelicFanatic 394 04/07/2019 08:28AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Metaldetectoh 34 04/19/2019 11:17AM

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

Aimbo 30 04/15/2019 06:58PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Dumpsite Digger 58 04/08/2019 07:28AM

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

dand 55 04/08/2019 07:28AM

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

Don1969 58 04/08/2019 07:13AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

dw0378 61 04/07/2019 11:29PM

Great video, enjoyed watching. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 56 04/07/2019 09:49PM

Great video. Keep them coming (n/t)

ericchampigny 61 04/07/2019 07:51PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

gbantiques 66 04/07/2019 05:19PM

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

Frankie B 87 04/18/2019 11:49AM

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

Dumpsite Digger 18 04/19/2019 07:45AM

Looking for an ID.... Attachments

jaws3810 319 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 60 04/11/2019 10:06AM

Thanks! (n/t)

jaws3810 31 04/15/2019 04:31PM

No problem. (n/t)

Creskol 24 04/17/2019 05:43AM

First Find of DIV 45 Attachments

mahone 468 04/03/2019 09:05AM

Awesome!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 33 04/15/2019 06:59PM

Very nice find Mahone (n/t)

CSA Winchester 74 04/04/2019 01:00PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 64 04/04/2019 06:34AM

Re: First Find of DIV 45

gbantiques 69 04/03/2019 10:14PM

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

cumberlandgray 66 04/03/2019 09:56PM

That's a nice button Randy. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 67 04/03/2019 01:36PM

Very nice find!! (n/t)

dblshot 64 04/03/2019 10:59AM

Very cool button, nice gilt. (n/t)

ericchampigny 61 04/03/2019 09:21AM

Need a little help to ID a DIV find Attachments

Stinkin Lincoln 354 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 59 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 32 04/15/2019 08:53AM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

duggap 63 04/12/2019 05:28PM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

Stinkin Lincoln 52 04/13/2019 02:46PM

Looks like a sharps (n/t)

dean arbogast 51 04/12/2019 10:09AM

Re: Looks like a sharps

Stinkin Lincoln 58 04/12/2019 10:30AM

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