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

dawgmanvt 456 04/02/2019 05:40PM

Beautiful finds wtg Lee (n/t)

yogipa 74 04/04/2019 05:29AM

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

Doug Stokes 71 04/04/2019 12:58AM

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

gbantiques 74 04/03/2019 10:12PM

Very nice buttons there Lee. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 74 04/03/2019 01:12PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 74 04/03/2019 06:39AM

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

Dale(Va) 70 04/02/2019 07:48PM

Very nice Lee! (n/t)

dig14me 70 04/02/2019 06:33PM

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

dblshot 77 04/02/2019 07:11PM

DIV XLV Finds Attachments

RelicFanatic 454 03/31/2019 02:48PM

Nice!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 70 04/03/2019 10:37PM

Re: DIV XLV Finds

gbantiques 70 04/03/2019 10:18PM

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

dano 72 04/01/2019 07:33PM

Re: DIV XLV Finds

Dumpsite Digger 73 03/31/2019 08:03PM

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

ericchampigny 79 03/31/2019 05:11PM

Best Find So Far From Fair Oaks Attachments

Steve F. 673 03/27/2019 06:46AM

awesome find!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 71 04/03/2019 10:36PM

Re: Best Find So Far From Fair Oaks

gbantiques 68 04/03/2019 10:19PM

Nice Find Coach!! (n/t)

Guy 71 03/31/2019 08:16PM

An Awesome Buckle Congrats ! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 72 03/31/2019 07:50AM

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

Creskol 70 03/31/2019 06:43AM

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

John S.(NY) 71 03/29/2019 11:38AM

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

Dale(Va) 73 03/28/2019 08:38AM

That’s a great find. (n/t)

ericchampigny 74 03/27/2019 10:46PM


Dave NC (bulletboy) 78 03/27/2019 02:56PM

My DIV XLV Finds Attachments

Leebo in SC 304 04/01/2019 08:55AM

Re: My DIV XLV Finds

gbantiques 64 04/03/2019 10:17PM

Way to go!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 59 04/01/2019 07:06PM

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

dblshot 565 04/01/2019 12:59PM

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

gbantiques 61 04/03/2019 10:17PM

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

cumberlandgray 62 04/03/2019 10:00PM

Some button trivia...

dblshot 67 04/03/2019 12:01AM

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

nwatnVA 69 04/02/2019 12:50PM

Nice....congrats Don. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 59 04/02/2019 10:36AM

Beautiful button....Congrats! (n/t)

Erik Wagner 67 04/02/2019 09:24AM

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

Dumpsite Digger 58 04/02/2019 05:46AM

Wow, Excellent find! (n/t)

BourbonlandDigger 57 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 63 04/01/2019 11:56PM

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

55thVa 64 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! 65 04/01/2019 07:07PM

wonderful find. way to go. (n/t)

Aimbo 66 04/01/2019 07:04PM

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

Dennis Andrick 58 04/01/2019 06:38PM

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

carolinaboy 71 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 62 04/01/2019 02:52PM

Fantastic relic and reflections. (n/t)

ericchampigny 59 04/01/2019 02:49PM

awesome save! (n/t)

fever87 61 04/01/2019 01:28PM

Thank you for a wonderful time at Brandy Rock. Attachments

Aimbo 259 04/01/2019 07:12PM

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

gbantiques 64 04/03/2019 10:16PM

DIV 45 Find Attachments

MASAAM 476 04/02/2019 09:49AM

Re: DIV 45 Find

gbantiques 62 04/03/2019 10:15PM

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

Streak! 66 04/03/2019 04:02PM

That's a great one!!!! (n/t)

kevin baptiste 59 04/03/2019 06:51AM

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

Dumpsite Digger 65 04/02/2019 07:27PM

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

dig14me 64 04/02/2019 06:32PM

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

fever87 66 04/02/2019 05:41PM

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

Doug Stokes 67 04/02/2019 04:53PM

What a super find! Way to go!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 65 04/02/2019 01:42PM

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

relichntr 68 04/02/2019 01:34PM

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

nwatnVA 61 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 62 04/02/2019 11:13AM

Congrats Donnie. Awesome. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 60 04/02/2019 10:31AM

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

dblshot 66 04/02/2019 09:53AM

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

Dumpsite Digger 179 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 404 03/30/2019 09:14PM

Great job Chris andgood job

Dumpsite Digger 65 03/31/2019 07:09AM

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

ericchampigny 72 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 82 03/31/2019 05:18AM

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

ericchampigny 65 03/31/2019 07:58AM

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

Creskol 66 03/31/2019 06:41AM

DIV 44 and road trip relics Attachments

ericchampigny 438 03/28/2019 09:05PM

Re: DIV 44 and road trip relics

Dumpsite Digger 57 03/31/2019 07:45AM

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

Creskol 58 03/31/2019 06:45AM

Re: DIV 44 and road trip relics

civilman1 58 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 60 03/29/2019 11:47AM

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

John S.(NY) 58 03/29/2019 11:37AM

Nice job digging Eric. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 60 03/29/2019 10:40AM

From North Carolina... Attachments

John S.(NY) 454 03/28/2019 04:27PM

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

Creskol 70 03/31/2019 06:46AM

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

ericchampigny 74 03/28/2019 08:37PM

WTG John. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 72 03/28/2019 07:01PM

Re: From North Carolina...

WMW8855 74 03/28/2019 06:28PM

Congrats on a sweet button... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 69 03/28/2019 05:25PM

Again a huge congratulations!!!

Rose K. in Va. 78 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. 376 03/12/2019 08:46AM

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

scoopydoo 53 03/30/2019 11:47PM

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

mmurray590 93 03/18/2019 08:14AM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose ! (n/t)

Fred in NC 82 03/17/2019 10:15AM

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

Ryno 86 03/16/2019 11:07AM

Happy Birthday Rose (n/t)

Leebo in SC 83 03/16/2019 07:19AM

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

SEOhio digger 75 03/15/2019 05:36PM

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

Lubey 75 03/15/2019 09:19AM

Happy Birthday from the Yoders. (n/t)

Metaldetectoh 76 03/15/2019 12:16AM

Happy Birthday RoseConfetti (n/t)

s. p. watson 87 03/14/2019 09:29AM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose! (n/t)

Marc in Va 79 03/14/2019 08:05AM

Happy Belated Birthday Rose! (n/t)

Marc in Va 81 03/14/2019 08:05AM

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

Streak! 87 03/13/2019 03:12PM

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

55thVa 96 03/13/2019 09:50AM

HAPPY Belated BIRTHDAY ROSE! zap (n/t)

Erle From Va. 87 03/12/2019 11:33PM

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

Magicfireman 87 03/12/2019 09:20PM

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

gbantiques 102 03/12/2019 07:55PM

Where’s all the finds ??any

confederate joe 1861-1865 260 03/26/2019 09:56AM

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

treasurehound 79 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 83 03/26/2019 09:19PM


John K. in Va. 167 03/27/2019 05:44AM

You’re right John but Attachments

Donnie 115 03/27/2019 07:10AM

Re: You’re right John but

Caretaker 86 03/27/2019 07:03PM

Looking to replace my GPX Double D Coil

samgony 155 03/27/2019 04:38PM

Where’s all the finds ??any

confederate joe 1861-1865 135 03/26/2019 09:56AM

A little motivation.......

Ernest Bower 656 03/10/2019 08:44PM

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

Ernest Bower 125 03/15/2019 09:35AM

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

Dave 66 03/25/2019 10:32PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 76 03/19/2019 08:36PM

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

metalman 68 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 93 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 86 03/14/2019 09:35PM

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

Doug Stokes 81 03/14/2019 03:07AM

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

Ernest Bower 132 03/12/2019 01:57PM

AWESOME!!!! (n/t)

David Croft 89 03/12/2019 08:59PM

Nice display! (n/t)

kevin baptiste 89 03/12/2019 06:40AM

very very nice ! beer (n/t)

Magicfireman 85 03/11/2019 10:03PM

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

baspinall 98 03/11/2019 03:40PM

Great display!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 82 03/11/2019 09:47AM

Fantastic collection ! (n/t)

ericchampigny 85 03/10/2019 11:46PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 89 03/11/2019 06:43AM

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

Twinmutha 396 03/22/2019 12:35PM

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

Dumpsite Digger 62 03/25/2019 07:31AM

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

SEOhio digger 58 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 51 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 53 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 54 03/24/2019 06:28PM

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

A HUNTER 63 03/23/2019 01:34AM

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

Doug Stokes 66 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 54 03/22/2019 10:50PM

Take a chill pill and relax!!!

JOE inMD 60 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 59 03/22/2019 08:10PM

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

Streak! 71 03/22/2019 05:26PM

Hey Kami, PM me

Ed in S.W.Pa 55 03/22/2019 04:49PM

Don't feel intimidated.....

mahone 75 03/22/2019 02:39PM

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

Kim J 69 03/22/2019 02:29PM

Good luck to everyone at the upcoming huntsluck

Ken in Cinti 88 03/24/2019 11:13AM

Widespread Flu outbreak...

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 564 03/22/2019 02:17AM

Re: Widespread Flu outbreak...

baspinall 52 03/24/2019 10:40AM

Re: Widespread Flu outbreak...

dw0378 49 03/22/2019 11:40PM

10-4 Good Buddy !!!!!!! (n/t)

Magicfireman 53 03/22/2019 10:31PM

Thanks for sharing!! (n/t)

Aimbo 51 03/22/2019 03:22PM

so I don't get my hug Rodney? (n/t)

Kim J 56 03/22/2019 11:25AM

Re: Widespread Flu outbreak... 55 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 50 03/22/2019 09:22AM

Thanks for the heads up Doc... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 49 03/22/2019 07:56AM

Thank you Dr Rodney

Rose K. in Va. 62 03/22/2019 05:34AM

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

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 60 03/22/2019 06:55AM

Re: Thank you Dr Rodney

Dumpsite Digger 56 03/22/2019 06:12AM

DIV Meeting...

BigBobbyB 349 03/23/2019 03:31PM

Re: DIV Meeting...

Aimbo 60 03/24/2019 09:05AM

Re: DIV Meeting...

Dumpsite Digger 83 03/23/2019 09:53PM

Re: DIV Meeting...

BigBobbyB 79 03/24/2019 06:59AM

Re: DIV Meeting...

Dumpsite Digger 75 03/24/2019 07:56AM

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