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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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A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ... Attachments

CajunCoinHunter 572 04/06/2019 09:50PM

Re: A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ...

pkyser 56 04/22/2019 03:05PM

Re: A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 51 04/24/2019 10:06PM

Nice Finds!!! (n/t)

Kreager 51 04/19/2019 01:15PM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

gbantiques 83 04/07/2019 05:09PM

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

treasurehound 81 04/07/2019 10:09AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

Dumpsite Digger 85 04/07/2019 05:55AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 80 04/07/2019 09:50AM

Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Rose K. in Va. 192 04/21/2019 05:48AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Metaldetectoh 38 04/24/2019 11:14AM

Happy belated Easter to all....

Ernest Bower 39 04/23/2019 02:46PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

htcampbell2 38 04/23/2019 01:22PM

Happy Easter

Aimbo 36 04/23/2019 08:39AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

dw0378 35 04/22/2019 08:47PM

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

PaChristy 48 04/22/2019 11:04AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Gunboss 34 04/22/2019 10:48AM

Happy Easter Rose and John !! (n/t)

FLFF 40 04/21/2019 11:20PM

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

xlting 35 04/21/2019 09:33PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Shawn Miclash 40 04/21/2019 08:45PM

Happy Easter to All (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 39 04/21/2019 08:13PM

Praise Him! (n/t)

dblshot 34 04/21/2019 03:59PM

Happy Easter (n/t)

s. p. watson 36 04/21/2019 03:04PM

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

Dennis Andrick 40 04/21/2019 03:02PM

Happy Easter & God Bless ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 35 04/21/2019 12:48PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Tripdad 40 04/21/2019 11:41AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

nc digger 44 04/21/2019 10:31AM

Happy Easter! Jesus is risen! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 35 04/21/2019 10:25AM

Happy Easter! (n/t)

Al-(PA) 38 04/21/2019 08:56AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

M.Brown 39 04/21/2019 08:48AM

happy Easter! (n/t)

kydiggin 36 04/21/2019 08:32AM

Happy Easter all. (n/t)

fireman76 38 04/21/2019 07:35AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

John Leazier 34 04/21/2019 07:26AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

JOE inMD 35 04/21/2019 07:15AM

DIV XLV Video

RelicFanatic 425 04/07/2019 08:28AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Metaldetectoh 50 04/19/2019 11:17AM

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

Aimbo 46 04/15/2019 06:58PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Dumpsite Digger 72 04/08/2019 07:28AM

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

dand 67 04/08/2019 07:28AM

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

Don1969 73 04/08/2019 07:13AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

dw0378 78 04/07/2019 11:29PM

Great video, enjoyed watching. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 75 04/07/2019 09:49PM

Great video. Keep them coming (n/t)

ericchampigny 77 04/07/2019 07:51PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

gbantiques 82 04/07/2019 05:19PM

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

Frankie B 110 04/18/2019 11:49AM

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

Dumpsite Digger 29 04/19/2019 07:45AM

Looking for an ID.... Attachments

jaws3810 351 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 71 04/11/2019 10:06AM

Thanks! (n/t)

jaws3810 45 04/15/2019 04:31PM

No problem. (n/t)

Creskol 38 04/17/2019 05:43AM

First Find of DIV 45 Attachments

mahone 504 04/03/2019 09:05AM

Awesome!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 47 04/15/2019 06:59PM

Very nice find Mahone (n/t)

CSA Winchester 87 04/04/2019 01:00PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 81 04/04/2019 06:34AM

Re: First Find of DIV 45

gbantiques 87 04/03/2019 10:14PM

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

cumberlandgray 84 04/03/2019 09:56PM

That's a nice button Randy. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 84 04/03/2019 01:36PM

Very nice find!! (n/t)

dblshot 79 04/03/2019 10:59AM

Very cool button, nice gilt. (n/t)

ericchampigny 75 04/03/2019 09:21AM

Need a little help to ID a DIV find Attachments

Stinkin Lincoln 382 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 74 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 48 04/15/2019 08:53AM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

duggap 76 04/12/2019 05:28PM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

Stinkin Lincoln 66 04/13/2019 02:46PM

Looks like a sharps (n/t)

dean arbogast 65 04/12/2019 10:09AM

Re: Looks like a sharps

Stinkin Lincoln 71 04/12/2019 10:30AM

Had a blast and came away with this Beauty Attachments

David Willingham 730 03/31/2019 09:10AM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

Shawn Miclash 71 04/12/2019 09:33PM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

Shawn Miclash 69 04/12/2019 09:33PM

congrats!!! (n/t)

Kreager 68 04/11/2019 12:19PM

Wow! very nice find, Congrats! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 72 04/07/2019 09:53PM

very nice David congrats (n/t)

verg 76 04/07/2019 05:31PM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

CajunCoinHunter 73 04/06/2019 10:10PM

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

yogipa 76 04/04/2019 05:31AM

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

Doug Stokes 77 04/04/2019 12:19AM

Re: Had a blast and came away with this Beauty

gbantiques 83 04/03/2019 10:19PM

Congratulations David, sweet one. (n/t)

dig14me 72 04/02/2019 06:34PM

Re: Congratulations David, sweet one.

Flyntgr 65 04/10/2019 10:26PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 74 04/02/2019 05:49AM

dang! (n/t)

Streak! 70 04/01/2019 07:09PM

Nice!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 76 03/31/2019 12:40PM

That is a beauty. (n/t)

ericchampigny 78 03/31/2019 11:15AM

Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV Attachments

Doug Stokes 564 04/04/2019 12:37AM

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

Kreager 75 04/11/2019 12:24PM

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

Brian Aleksandrowicz 72 04/07/2019 09:55PM

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

ronr 78 04/06/2019 09:34AM

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

nwatnVA 81 04/05/2019 10:07PM

Great work as always Doug! (n/t)

dig14me 73 04/05/2019 05:47AM

Re: Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV

gbantiques 82 04/04/2019 07:02PM

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

s. p. watson 77 04/04/2019 05:39PM

Re: Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV

Metaldetectoh 82 04/04/2019 03:26PM

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

dblshot 83 04/04/2019 02:44PM

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

dean arbogast 115 04/04/2019 11:34AM

That’s awesome. Great finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 84 04/04/2019 09:15AM

You killed it Doug! thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 76 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 76 04/04/2019 06:31AM

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

Creskol 78 04/04/2019 06:07AM

My surprise find at DIV 44 Attachments

Don1969 522 04/08/2019 01:20PM

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

Doug Stokes 76 04/10/2019 07:44AM

Re: My surprise find at DIV 44

Dumpsite Digger 77 04/09/2019 08:00PM

Re: My surprise find at DIV 44

gbantiques 75 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 80 04/08/2019 04:33PM

congrats (n/t)

dough 69 04/08/2019 04:01PM

Great button, Don!

dblshot 76 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 162 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 463 04/03/2019 05:31PM

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

Fred in NC 83 04/08/2019 11:12PM

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

A HUNTER 84 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 82 04/07/2019 09:44PM

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

relichntr 80 04/06/2019 10:07PM

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

Drew 85 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 96 04/04/2019 08:19PM

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

s. p. watson 89 04/04/2019 05:38PM

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

Al-(PA) 84 04/04/2019 02:29PM

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

Magicfireman 82 04/04/2019 02:27PM

Such a sad story. (n/t)

ericchampigny 81 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 95 04/04/2019 08:42AM

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

Rose K. in Va. 128 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 83 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 103 04/04/2019 12:56PM

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

Doug Stokes 95 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.) 82 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 93 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 112 04/03/2019 08:39PM

Shocked and saddened to hear this!

Steve in PA 100 04/03/2019 08:03PM

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

Va Dave 84 04/03/2019 08:03PM

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

fireman76 84 04/03/2019 07:47PM

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

dand 79 04/03/2019 06:25PM

How terrible , he is immediately in our Prayers.

55thVa 87 04/03/2019 06:03PM

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

Dale(Va) 84 04/03/2019 06:02PM

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

Ga/goatee 86 04/03/2019 05:36PM

George Sempeles visitation...wow

spear85 323 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 73 04/08/2019 08:07AM

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 199 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 77 04/07/2019 11:50AM

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

spear85 76 04/05/2019 10:17AM

Documenting a civil war site.

ranger 296 04/04/2019 02:28PM

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

mahone 96 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.) 323 04/04/2019 10:58PM

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

nwatnVA 74 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.) 73 04/04/2019 11:02PM

It is my understanding that ..

Creskol 119 04/05/2019 07:05AM

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

Jim F. (In.) 74 04/05/2019 08:10PM

George's viewing & service.....

BigBobbyB 234 04/05/2019 06:21PM

DIV 45 finds and more. Attachments

treasurehound 412 04/02/2019 08:15AM

Nice finds Randy! (n/t)

DiggerDean 73 04/03/2019 10:40PM

Re: DIV 45 finds and more.

gbantiques 70 04/03/2019 10:15PM

Re: DIV 45 finds and more.

Dumpsite Digger 73 04/02/2019 07:25PM

Nice digs. (n/t)

ericchampigny 81 04/02/2019 09:14AM

great finds Raaaannndddyyyy! (n/t)

fever87 81 04/02/2019 09:00AM

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

treasurehound 70 04/05/2019 10:51AM

Did anybody find anything at Fair Oaks? shrug shrug shrug

Creskol 475 04/03/2019 08:50AM

Re: Did anybody find anything at Fair Oaks? shrug shrug shrug Attachments

crashbro17x 139 04/04/2019 02:08PM

Fantastic Hunt Congrats Cody (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 84 04/04/2019 08:08PM

That's a great looking display, Cody! The spur is a coveted find! Well done, Sir! (n/t)

Creskol 77 04/04/2019 05:26PM

Re: Did anybody find anything at Fair Oaks? shrug shrug shrug Attachments

crashbro17x 87 04/04/2019 02:11PM

You did very well, much better than I did, great spur too. Don’t be shy to post your finds as a new topic. (n/t)

ericchampigny 79 04/04/2019 09:11PM

Re: Did anybody find anything at Fair Oaks? shrug shrug shrug Attachments

dig14me 114 04/03/2019 09:42PM

Congrats Mike very Nice ! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 88 04/04/2019 08:10PM

Re: Did anybody find anything at Fair Oaks? shrug shrug shrug

Creskol 79 04/04/2019 06:03AM

I didn’t do well when it comes to Civil War relics but I couldn’t lose when it came to colonial flat buttons. (n/t)

fireman76 85 04/03/2019 07:49PM

I can't get pics to post on here either. (n/t)

M.Brown 77 04/03/2019 07:30PM

yes Sir. Lots of good stuff was found. but like was previously said, most seem to prefer Facebook despite posting here helps with traffic for Donnie and the spot. (n/t)

Streak! 77 04/03/2019 04:00PM

Just because they prefer it doesn't mean they can't post here too! They did itn for years (n/t)

Creskol 80 04/03/2019 04:33PM

I found a nice Georgia coat button.......

Don1969 102 04/03/2019 10:43AM

Re: I found a nice Georgia coat button.......

gbantiques 80 04/03/2019 10:12PM

Charlie that's awesome , I guess the phones send the picture too the spot under 2mb

Dumpsite Digger 83 04/05/2019 07:33AM

Excellent tip! Thank you! (n/t)

Don1969 72 04/04/2019 11:42AM

Good stuff was dug, but most only seem to want to post on Facebook. (n/t)

ericchampigny 80 04/03/2019 09:21AM

As stated previously by another member: "It must feel like a slap in the face to the forum sponsors and forum owner." (n/t)

Creskol 84 04/03/2019 08:12PM

Re: As stated previously by another member: "It must feel like a slap in the face to the forum sponsors and forum owner." Attachments

Dumpsite Digger 106 04/03/2019 08:36PM

Very nice, Jim! That little pin is beautiful. Thanks for posting! (n/t)

Creskol 85 04/03/2019 08:48PM

Re: Very nice, Jim! That little pin is beautiful. Thanks for posting!

Dumpsite Digger 82 04/04/2019 06:29AM

Walk for Life - for those that want to sponsor the walk

Rose K. in Va. 448 03/15/2019 07:23AM

Re: Walk for Life - for those that want to sponsor the walk

Metaldetectoh 53 04/04/2019 11:21PM

You don't take PayPal. Is it okay if I bring you a check Wednesday? (n/t)

thomasbunnell 57 04/02/2019 04:04PM

All donations need to be made by Friday 4/5. Thank you for your support.

Rose K. in Va. 57 04/01/2019 07:50AM

Re: Walk for Life

fireman76 85 03/17/2019 07:52AM

Re: Walk for Life

Magicfireman 83 03/16/2019 08:09PM

Its infuriating

Rose K. in Va. 124 03/17/2019 05:46AM

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