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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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Did anybody find anything at Fair Oaks? shrug shrug shrug

Creskol 374 04/03/2019 08:50AM

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

crashbro17x 83 04/04/2019 02:08PM

Fantastic Hunt Congrats Cody (n/t)

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

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

Creskol 41 04/04/2019 05:26PM

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

crashbro17x 49 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 41 04/04/2019 09:11PM

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

dig14me 65 04/03/2019 09:42PM

Congrats Mike very Nice ! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 43 04/04/2019 08:10PM

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

Creskol 42 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 50 04/03/2019 07:49PM

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

M.Brown 37 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! 37 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 41 04/03/2019 04:33PM

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

Don1969 59 04/03/2019 10:43AM

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

gbantiques 45 04/03/2019 10:12PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 42 04/05/2019 07:33AM

Excellent tip! Thank you! (n/t)

Don1969 36 04/04/2019 11:42AM

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

ericchampigny 42 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 46 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 69 04/03/2019 08:36PM

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

Creskol 41 04/03/2019 08:48PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 46 04/04/2019 06:29AM

DIV 45 as always a great farm, US and CS buttons Attachments

dawgmanvt 365 04/02/2019 05:40PM

Beautiful finds wtg Lee (n/t)

yogipa 42 04/04/2019 05:29AM

Wow, Lee! Super buttons! Congrats (n/t)

Doug Stokes 40 04/04/2019 12:58AM

Re: DIV 45 as always a great farm, US and CS buttons

gbantiques 42 04/03/2019 10:12PM

Very nice buttons there Lee. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 41 04/03/2019 01:12PM

Congrats ..on those two nice beauties .... (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 41 04/03/2019 06:39AM

That's great Lee....nice buttons.. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 39 04/02/2019 07:48PM

Very nice Lee! (n/t)

dig14me 40 04/02/2019 06:33PM

Congrats!! Those are bucket listers for me! (n/t)

dblshot 40 04/02/2019 07:11PM

DIV XLV Finds Attachments

RelicFanatic 381 03/31/2019 02:48PM

Nice!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 39 04/03/2019 10:37PM

Re: DIV XLV Finds

gbantiques 38 04/03/2019 10:18PM

Outstanding Finds Tim!!! metal detecting smileyWave You certianly out hunted us old folksstars (n/t)

dano 41 04/01/2019 07:33PM

Re: DIV XLV Finds

Dumpsite Digger 43 03/31/2019 08:03PM

Good variety. The number 4 is awesome. (n/t)

ericchampigny 47 03/31/2019 05:11PM

Best Find So Far From Fair Oaks Attachments

Steve F. 571 03/27/2019 06:46AM

awesome find!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 32 04/03/2019 10:36PM

Re: Best Find So Far From Fair Oaks

gbantiques 36 04/03/2019 10:19PM

Nice Find Coach!! (n/t)

Guy 38 03/31/2019 08:16PM

An Awesome Buckle Congrats ! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 36 03/31/2019 07:50AM

Nice buckle, Steve! Thanks for sharing! (n/t)

Creskol 37 03/31/2019 06:43AM

Nice Steve! That would be a first for me. (n/t)

John S.(NY) 36 03/29/2019 11:38AM

That's a good find Steve....WTG. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 35 03/28/2019 08:38AM

That’s a great find. (n/t)

ericchampigny 36 03/27/2019 10:46PM


Dave NC (bulletboy) 41 03/27/2019 02:56PM

My DIV XLV Finds Attachments

Leebo in SC 240 04/01/2019 08:55AM

Re: My DIV XLV Finds

gbantiques 34 04/03/2019 10:17PM

Way to go!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 35 04/01/2019 07:06PM

Mississippi "I" button from DIV 45 cleaned up... Attachments

dblshot 486 04/01/2019 12:59PM

Re: Mississippi "I" button from DIV 45 cleaned up...

gbantiques 33 04/03/2019 10:17PM

Congratulations again Don! An amazing button with it's own unique story! (n/t)

cumberlandgray 33 04/03/2019 10:00PM

Some button trivia...

dblshot 38 04/03/2019 12:01AM

That one is on my list to find, nice job. (n/t)

nwatnVA 34 04/02/2019 12:50PM

Nice....congrats Don. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 32 04/02/2019 10:36AM

Beautiful button....Congrats! (n/t)

Erik Wagner 34 04/02/2019 09:24AM

What a Awesome piece of history and well said post ,Congrats (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 32 04/02/2019 05:46AM

Wow, Excellent find! (n/t)

BourbonlandDigger 32 04/02/2019 05:26AM

So true, Don. Congrats again on a super button. It was great catching up with you! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 34 04/01/2019 11:56PM

Re: Mississippi "I" button from DIV 45 cleaned up...

55thVa 35 04/01/2019 09:09PM

Congrats on a very nice button! thats the very first Confederate button I ever dug. super recovery. (n/t)

Streak! 35 04/01/2019 07:07PM

wonderful find. way to go. (n/t)

Aimbo 32 04/01/2019 07:04PM

Congrats on a very sweet button!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 31 04/01/2019 06:38PM

Well said and congrats on the amazing button (n/t)

carolinaboy 33 04/01/2019 03:31PM

Very nice button indeed Don, I spoke to you Sunday morn in Peppers. Couldn't have been found by a nicer guy. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 36 04/01/2019 02:52PM

Fantastic relic and reflections. (n/t)

ericchampigny 33 04/01/2019 02:49PM

awesome save! (n/t)

fever87 33 04/01/2019 01:28PM

Thank you for a wonderful time at Brandy Rock. Attachments

Aimbo 191 04/01/2019 07:12PM

Re: Thank you for a wonderful time at Brandy Rock.

gbantiques 34 04/03/2019 10:16PM

DIV 45 Find Attachments

MASAAM 397 04/02/2019 09:49AM

Re: DIV 45 Find

gbantiques 33 04/03/2019 10:15PM

amazing find Don. Killer plate. thumbs up (n/t)

Streak! 37 04/03/2019 04:02PM

That's a great one!!!! (n/t)

kevin baptiste 32 04/03/2019 06:51AM

Thats is Awesome ...Congrats !!! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 32 04/02/2019 07:27PM

Super nice Donnie! Congratulations again ! (n/t)

dig14me 35 04/02/2019 06:32PM

Unbelieveable! I am in awe! Congrats!!!! (n/t)

fever87 35 04/02/2019 05:41PM

Gorgeous MS plate! Congrats on an incredible piece of Brandy Station history! eye popping smiley (n/t)

Doug Stokes 35 04/02/2019 04:53PM

What a super find! Way to go!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 33 04/02/2019 01:42PM

Congrats on the awesome find.....WOW.... (n/t)

relichntr 36 04/02/2019 01:34PM

I bet there is one more there too. Nice job! (n/t)

nwatnVA 29 04/02/2019 12:52PM

That’s amazing. And to think of how many diggers missed that plate in all the hunts there. It had your name on it. (n/t)

ericchampigny 31 04/02/2019 11:13AM

Congrats Donnie. Awesome. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 30 04/02/2019 10:31AM

Find of a lifetime!! Congratulations! (n/t)

dblshot 30 04/02/2019 09:53AM

DIV 44 /45 Had a great time , Thank you John & Rose

Dumpsite Digger 121 04/02/2019 07:22AM

DIV XLIV and XLV great weather and GREAT fun.John and Rose and a brilliant cast have come throuigh once again. Attachments

chris taylor 342 03/30/2019 09:14PM

Great job Chris andgood job

Dumpsite Digger 38 03/31/2019 07:09AM

Nice finds. Looks like you got a lot of a shoulder scale and a cool barrelband. (n/t)

ericchampigny 39 03/30/2019 10:17PM

Thanks, the scale parts were really scattered. The brass barrelband I'm told is from an 1841 Mississippi rifle. (n/t)

chris taylor 44 03/31/2019 05:18AM

I think so too, most likely Confederate carried. (n/t)

ericchampigny 37 03/31/2019 07:58AM

Nice array of goodies! Ya dun good! Thanks for sharing your finds here! (n/t)

Creskol 37 03/31/2019 06:41AM

DIV 44 and road trip relics Attachments

ericchampigny 390 03/28/2019 09:05PM

Re: DIV 44 and road trip relics

Dumpsite Digger 37 03/31/2019 07:45AM

Not to shabby.. I like the variety! Thanks for sharing! (n/t)

Creskol 35 03/31/2019 06:45AM

Re: DIV 44 and road trip relics

civilman1 37 03/29/2019 10:02PM

Good question. It’s brass, almost looks like a piece of a knife scabbard. Not quite sure. (n/t)

ericchampigny 38 03/29/2019 11:47AM

Nice finds Eric! What is the relic in the lower left? (n/t)

John S.(NY) 36 03/29/2019 11:37AM

Nice job digging Eric. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 36 03/29/2019 10:40AM

From North Carolina... Attachments

John S.(NY) 381 03/28/2019 04:27PM

That's a gorgeous button! Nice Find! Thanks for posting! (n/t)

Creskol 36 03/31/2019 06:46AM

Nice save. The CS button eluded me. (n/t)

ericchampigny 38 03/28/2019 08:37PM

WTG John. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 37 03/28/2019 07:01PM

Re: From North Carolina...

WMW8855 41 03/28/2019 06:28PM

Congrats on a sweet button... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 39 03/28/2019 05:25PM

Again a huge congratulations!!!

Rose K. in Va. 42 03/28/2019 04:58PM

I know a lot of guys in deep trouble for missing Rose's Birthday!hammer (n/t)

John K. in Va. 299 03/12/2019 08:46AM

a very happy and belated birthday Mrs. Rose, hope your 2019 wishes come true (n/t)

scoopydoo 26 03/30/2019 11:47PM

It's belated, but Happy Birthday Rose!!!!! (n/t)

mmurray590 63 03/18/2019 08:14AM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose ! (n/t)

Fred in NC 53 03/17/2019 10:15AM

Re: I know a lot of guys in deep trouble for missing Rose's Birthday!hammer

Ryno 52 03/16/2019 11:07AM

Happy Birthday Rose (n/t)

Leebo in SC 53 03/16/2019 07:19AM

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was wonderful! (n/t)

SEOhio digger 46 03/15/2019 05:36PM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose. Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!! (n/t)

Lubey 46 03/15/2019 09:19AM

Happy Birthday from the Yoders. (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 46 03/15/2019 12:16AM

Happy Birthday RoseConfetti (n/t)

s. p. watson 51 03/14/2019 09:29AM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose! (n/t)

Marc in Va 52 03/14/2019 08:05AM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose! (n/t)

Marc in Va 49 03/14/2019 08:05AM

Im always in deep trouble but happy belated Birthday anyway. Miss Rose. (n/t)

Streak! 55 03/13/2019 03:12PM

Re: I know a lot of guys in deep trouble for missing Rose's Birthday!hammer

55thVa 62 03/13/2019 09:50AM

HAPPY Belated BIRTHDAY ROSE! zap (n/t)

Erle From Va. 54 03/12/2019 11:33PM

I hope to God you are not one of them John ! fighter (n/t)

Magicfireman 51 03/12/2019 09:20PM

Re: I know a lot of guys in deep trouble for missing Rose's Birthday!hammer

gbantiques 69 03/12/2019 07:55PM

Where’s all the finds ??any

confederate joe 1861-1865 203 03/26/2019 09:56AM

I see several posts on the facebook page (n/t)

treasurehound 53 03/26/2019 10:13AM

Not everyone wants to support Facebook. It would be nice if this site was the main place to post DIV finds.

John Leazier 51 03/26/2019 09:19PM


John K. in Va. 133 03/27/2019 05:44AM

You’re right John but Attachments

Donnie 82 03/27/2019 07:10AM

Re: You’re right John but

Caretaker 57 03/27/2019 07:03PM

Looking to replace my GPX Double D Coil

samgony 110 03/27/2019 04:38PM

Where’s all the finds ??any

confederate joe 1861-1865 98 03/26/2019 09:56AM

A little motivation.......

Ernest Bower 582 03/10/2019 08:44PM

Re: A little motivation.......

Ernest Bower 81 03/15/2019 09:35AM

Earnst....How do you get them to stick sideways like that?....

Dave 36 03/25/2019 10:32PM

Re: A little motivation.......

Dumpsite Digger 47 03/19/2019 08:36PM

Holy crap Earnest and I thought I was bad, see you in a few days (n/t)

metalman 40 03/19/2019 07:19PM

great collection....whats the story on the guy with a spear in the lower right cabinet, Virginia? (n/t)

mike in cranberry 61 03/14/2019 09:39AM

It is a cast brass/bronze Indian figure. I dug it in an early 1900’’s house site bottle dump. I can’t be positive but I think it was a decorative part of a weathervane or lighting rod. (n/t)

Ernest Bower 53 03/14/2019 09:35PM

Super nice display and recoveries, Ernest! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 51 03/14/2019 03:07AM

Re: A little motivation....... Attachments

Ernest Bower 90 03/12/2019 01:57PM

AWESOME!!!! (n/t)

David Croft 54 03/12/2019 08:59PM

Nice display! (n/t)

kevin baptiste 57 03/12/2019 06:40AM

very very nice ! beer (n/t)

Magicfireman 53 03/11/2019 10:03PM

Re: A little motivation.......

baspinall 58 03/11/2019 03:40PM

Great display!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 56 03/11/2019 09:47AM

Fantastic collection ! (n/t)

ericchampigny 51 03/10/2019 11:46PM

Re: Fantastic collection ! Impressive to say the least Very Nice good job (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 55 03/11/2019 06:43AM

Oh guys and gals. I am so excited but I am starting to feel.....

Twinmutha 339 03/22/2019 12:35PM

Re: Oh guys and gals. I am so excited but I am starting to feel.....

Dumpsite Digger 37 03/25/2019 07:31AM

Don’t be intimidated! Lots of folks will help you out.

SEOhio digger 34 03/24/2019 09:41PM

Don’t stress guys, go slow. Then slower and have fun! U guys will make a ton of new friends which is half of the fun of div! (n/t)

pepperpump 29 03/24/2019 09:39PM

I've got my wife's big box TDI in the room if you want to use it. She couldn't attend this time. (n/t)

kydiggin 30 03/24/2019 08:26PM

I had no idea what I was doing at my first DIV, which was DIV 12. I still managed to do OK, just dig every repeatable signal and keep your detector ground balanced. (n/t)

ericchampigny 30 03/24/2019 06:28PM

You and your husband will definitely have FUN......

A HUNTER 41 03/23/2019 01:34AM

There's no doubt that you will find something of value....

Doug Stokes 39 03/23/2019 12:52AM

Welcome to DIV. I'm not intimidated....just in awe of the great hunters there. just have fun! (n/t)

cntrydncr1 30 03/22/2019 10:50PM

Take a chill pill and relax!!!

JOE inMD 37 03/22/2019 07:56PM

Dig EVERYTHING! You’re bound to come across something good. AT Pro is a good machine don’t sweat it. (n/t)

fireman76 34 03/22/2019 08:10PM

chill young lady. you are in good company. thumbs up

Streak! 38 03/22/2019 05:26PM

Hey Kami, PM me

Ed in S.W.Pa 33 03/22/2019 04:49PM

Don't feel intimidated.....

mahone 41 03/22/2019 02:39PM

Re: Oh guys and gals. I am so excited but I am starting to feel.....

Kim J 40 03/22/2019 02:29PM

Good luck to everyone at the upcoming huntsluck

Ken in Cinti 59 03/24/2019 11:13AM

Widespread Flu outbreak...

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 506 03/22/2019 02:17AM

Re: Widespread Flu outbreak...

baspinall 26 03/24/2019 10:40AM

Re: Widespread Flu outbreak...

dw0378 27 03/22/2019 11:40PM

10-4 Good Buddy !!!!!!! (n/t)

Magicfireman 25 03/22/2019 10:31PM

Thanks for sharing!! (n/t)

Aimbo 27 03/22/2019 03:22PM

so I don't get my hug Rodney? (n/t)

Kim J 29 03/22/2019 11:25AM

Re: Widespread Flu outbreak... 27 03/22/2019 10:25AM

Thanks for the heads up Doc. I got my flu shot this year but like you said it is no guarentee. (n/t)

Marc in Va 28 03/22/2019 09:22AM

Thanks for the heads up Doc... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 24 03/22/2019 07:56AM

Thank you Dr Rodney

Rose K. in Va. 33 03/22/2019 05:34AM

Typical incubation is 1-4 days after exposure....

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 32 03/22/2019 06:55AM

Re: Thank you Dr Rodney

Dumpsite Digger 26 03/22/2019 06:12AM

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