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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 Meeting...

BigBobbyB 285 03/23/2019 03:31PM

Re: DIV Meeting...

Aimbo 35 03/24/2019 09:05AM

Re: DIV Meeting...

Dumpsite Digger 42 03/23/2019 09:53PM

Re: DIV Meeting...

BigBobbyB 42 03/24/2019 06:59AM

Re: DIV Meeting...

Dumpsite Digger 37 03/24/2019 07:56AM

recent finds

Steve Sylvia 196 03/23/2019 02:37PM

I am envious of all of you going to Fair Oaks .. Good Luck on the dig!

Creskol 211 03/21/2019 09:46PM

Thanks Rob. Good to see you post!! (n/t)

JOE inMD 29 03/22/2019 07:53PM

Thanks Joe .. Best of luck to you at Fair Oaks! It shoiuld be a blast! (n/t)

Creskol 29 03/22/2019 09:09PM

Thanks, Rob! Hope you get to go soon (n/t)

Doug Stokes 29 03/21/2019 11:07PM

Thanks Doug! Chaplin (n/t)

Creskol 28 03/22/2019 05:35PM

Thanks, Rob! Hope you get to go soon (n/t)

Doug Stokes 28 03/21/2019 11:07PM

Thanks, Rob! Hope you get to go soon (n/t)

Doug Stokes 27 03/21/2019 11:06PM


Thomas Deakins 133 03/22/2019 10:29AM

Bucket List....

mahone 374 03/16/2019 01:35PM

My bucket lister is a full week no rain and perfect temps!! (n/t)

groundhogging 41 03/19/2019 09:21PM

CS buckle (n/t)

metalman 46 03/19/2019 07:15PM

Geez, I'm still looking for that elusive J-Hook!!!, (n/t)

Al-(PA) 45 03/19/2019 05:41PM

Corp Badge, or a nice confederate brass spur. I've been truly blessed and knocked several bucket list items off between my house and DIV (n/t)

kydiggin 44 03/19/2019 08:45AM

I bet you all can't guess!

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 97 03/19/2019 01:19AM

Rodney I know you are loooooong overdue for a DIV plate!

Marc in Va 34 03/22/2019 09:35AM

If it's a plate, I'm in the same boat as you! (n/t)

Bobby Horton 39 03/21/2019 12:57PM

A Bottle (n/t)

LeadHead 37 03/21/2019 08:57AM

Rodney .. my guess would be an old rusty nail shrug (n/t)

Creskol 42 03/19/2019 07:43AM

I believe that to be a plate.... (n/t)

spear85 42 03/19/2019 06:17AM

Any CS State Button! (n/t)

David Croft 53 03/18/2019 10:48PM

Being that we are going to Fair Oaks, how about an intact artillery shell (n/t)

buckoken 56 03/18/2019 10:01PM

ID tag... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 56 03/18/2019 07:11PM

CS Tongue or gold coin (n/t)

Marc in Va 60 03/18/2019 08:18AM

Virginia button is the top of the list for mesmiling smiley (n/t)

pepperpump 40 03/17/2019 06:47PM

I have no particular item in mind. My only desire at ANY hunt is to dig something I have not dug before. I'm happy with whatever that may be. (n/t)

Streak! 44 03/17/2019 03:02PM

One of the great things about DIV is that I always find a first on every hunt. (n/t)

ericchampigny 59 03/18/2019 10:09PM

My bucket list is the same as Streak's, no matter what it is, if I have not found one before that will be fine, even if I only find one thing. (n/t)

mmurray590 57 03/18/2019 08:13AM

Re: Bucket List....

baspinall 45 03/17/2019 02:16PM

Re: Bucket List....

Stinkin Lincoln 42 03/17/2019 01:54PM

ID tag has and always will be at the top for me! (n/t)

spear85 45 03/17/2019 10:08AM

Re: Bucket List....

Dumpsite Digger 44 03/17/2019 05:43AM

Re: Bucket List....

dw0378 42 03/16/2019 11:47PM

Re: Bucket List....

Ernest Bower 46 03/16/2019 10:41PM

Re: Bucket List....

gbantiques 52 03/16/2019 08:22PM

Still hoping for a plate or buckle! (n/t)

JOE inMD 40 03/16/2019 05:32PM

I’m going to keep it simple, I want a fuse. I’ve never dug one on its own. (n/t)

ericchampigny 41 03/16/2019 04:52PM

Re: I’m going to keep it simple, I want a fuse. I’ve never dug one on its own.

fireman76 43 03/16/2019 07:43PM

ID tag for me! (n/t)

dblshot 45 03/16/2019 03:30PM

I wish you all a great hunt! I really miss being with you!

pap 130 03/21/2019 10:22AM

Thanks, Bruce! Wish you could come along with us this time. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 28 03/21/2019 11:20PM

Thank you sir .Wish you could hunt with us. (n/t)

s. p. watson 31 03/21/2019 07:37PM

Weather Channel Weather Predictions for DIV 44 & 45

mahone 183 03/21/2019 04:14PM

I learned a long time ago to pack for all kinds of weather

treasurehound 25 03/21/2019 05:56PM

Packing Up

EdTravis 239 03/19/2019 01:19PM

Re: Packing Up

Dumpsite Digger 35 03/21/2019 03:38PM

Awesome!! Happy Digging. (n/t)

Aimbo 29 03/20/2019 03:55PM

Congratulations Ed! Enjoy! Hope to see you in the Fall. (n/t)

Erik Wagner 25 03/20/2019 01:44PM

Congrats Ed on your retirement! Hey, Lets go Hunting!! (n/t)

LeadHead 24 03/20/2019 01:26PM

Re: Packing Up

dw0378 35 03/20/2019 12:30PM

Congrats ! Enjoy your retirement !hot smileyWave (n/t)

Redleg Bill 28 03/20/2019 10:00AM

Congrads! (n/t)

pepperpump 27 03/20/2019 08:27AM

Congratulations Ed!!!danceclapWave (n/t)

dano 27 03/20/2019 06:20AM

Congrats and enjoy! (n/t)

Ga/goatee 27 03/20/2019 05:55AM

Congratulations and Good luck, Ed!!! Confetti (n/t)

buckoken 30 03/19/2019 10:55PM

Congratulations Ed!!!!!!!! smiling smiley smiling smiley smiling smiley (n/t)

dcentofanti 32 03/19/2019 10:20PM

Best of luck to you. Congrats. (n/t)

fireman76 28 03/19/2019 09:40PM

Congrats Ed!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 27 03/19/2019 07:37PM

Congrats on your retirement!!!zap (n/t)

dough 30 03/19/2019 06:22PM

Good Luck..Good Hunting and safe travels to everyone..with Good weather as well.. (n/t)

Hardcore 84 03/18/2019 05:35PM

Thanks Joel, hope to see you sometime soon. (n/t)

mmurray590 18 03/21/2019 09:26AM

We will miss you Joel. Always a pleasure. thumbs up (n/t)

Streak! 24 03/19/2019 06:47PM

Good Luck everybody (n/t)

Mike in Bama 96 03/18/2019 08:33AM

! (n/t)

groundhogging 27 03/19/2019 09:18PM

best coil for gpx... detech sef15 or dd spiral 15 (n/t)

Travis s 175 03/16/2019 07:22AM

Coiltek Pro Elite 14" DD works very well... Good in between coil vs. 11" to 18" DD coils plus much lighter than 15" spiral... (n/t)

dano 37 03/17/2019 02:47PM

thats my "go to" coil. In fact I have two in case one craps out at a hunt. Best coil I have ever owned. (n/t)

Streak! 27 03/17/2019 02:55PM

Detech SEF 15. But, I made a plexiglas cover for the coil (n/t)

LeadHead 27 03/17/2019 01:40PM

Re: best coil for gpx... detech sef15 or dd spiral 15

htcampbell2 39 03/16/2019 02:31PM

I have never had an issue with commander coils, even in heavy rains.

Streak! 33 03/17/2019 03:01PM

the 15" spiral wound is deepest, but very heavy. I prefer the 18" commander coil.(floats well over grass, etc etc) You can get the 15 into tighter places though. (n/t)

Streak! 33 03/16/2019 01:54PM

I have the Detech SEF and really like it (n/t)

treasurehound 28 03/16/2019 10:47AM

Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

Rose K. in Va. 453 03/05/2019 09:44AM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

biggdaddy 51 03/17/2019 11:30AM

Thanks all (n/t)

thomasbunnell 55 03/12/2019 11:40PM

Thanks you everyone for donating all the prizes (n/t)

Ed in S.W.Pa 51 03/12/2019 07:35AM

Thanks to everyone for their support of DIV and the hunt participants!! (n/t)

Gord (Tecumseh) 55 03/11/2019 03:56PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

Larry Shirah 57 03/11/2019 12:49PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

HuntT1 61 03/09/2019 08:54PM

Very nice! (n/t)

nwatnVA 58 03/09/2019 04:03AM

very generous! Thank you for the donations! good job (n/t)

Doug Stokes 57 03/09/2019 01:38AM

Thanks to everyone for the gifts espically Mine lab for all the goodies and detectors (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 62 03/08/2019 01:52PM

It's easy to forget how important the vendors are in this...

ruh-roh 60 03/08/2019 11:04AM

Thank you all very, very much!!!! (n/t)

mmurray590 62 03/08/2019 10:15AM

Thanks, sponsors for the great prizes and your support of DIV.clap (n/t)

htcampbell2 62 03/07/2019 08:51PM

Thank you to all! (n/t)

CopDog 57 03/07/2019 07:37PM

Thanks, all you guys are awesome! (n/t)

stillrollin300 63 03/07/2019 04:11PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

Stinkin Lincoln 63 03/07/2019 10:23AM

hot smiley. Love our sponsors. Y’all are the best!!!! metal detecting smiley (n/t)

buckoken 67 03/07/2019 09:43AM

WOW!!! Awesome prizes! Thanks so much to everyone who donated! (n/t)

PaChristy 56 03/06/2019 11:45PM

Thank y'all very much .good job (n/t)

s. p. watson 59 03/06/2019 09:40PM

Awesome donations! Thanks (n/t)

dough 60 03/06/2019 08:34PM

Thanks so much for the donations! (n/t)

dblshot 61 03/06/2019 05:48PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes (n/t)

Gunboss 71 03/06/2019 03:14PM

Thanks for all the great raffle prizes (n/t)

metalman 63 03/06/2019 02:31PM

Thank you all for your kind donations!!! (n/t)

LeadHead 61 03/06/2019 01:35PM

Re: Thanks for the generous raffle prizes (n/t)

abenson 64 03/06/2019 10:42AM

Thanks for the generous donations. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 59 03/06/2019 10:34AM

Many thanks to good and helpful people. (n/t)

fireman76 69 03/06/2019 09:39AM

Thanks to all of you. (n/t)

Leebo in SC 67 03/06/2019 08:59AM

Very generous. Thank you all! clap (n/t)

Randy D 67 03/06/2019 07:39AM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

dw0378 60 03/06/2019 12:28AM

A Big Thank To Minelab, Garrett and the Vendors who are always there when we need them,

ringfinder 66 03/05/2019 11:29PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

gbantiques 60 03/05/2019 08:57PM

Thanks everyone! (n/t)

groundhogging 59 03/05/2019 08:32PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

Dumpsite Digger 66 03/05/2019 07:48PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

chris taylor 65 03/05/2019 07:11PM

Thanks for the raffle prizes (n/t)

M.Brown 62 03/05/2019 07:10PM

Thank you Minelab & Garrett for your Great Donations ! (n/t)

Redleg Bill 62 03/05/2019 07:08PM

Thank you Debbie, Van, Keith, Steve, and Rusty along with

Al-(PA) 55 03/05/2019 04:53PM

Thank's so much to ALL of you !!!!beer (n/t)

Magicfireman 58 03/05/2019 04:15PM

Re: Please join us in thanking the following folks for the generous raffle prizes

Toolman0114 57 03/05/2019 04:05PM

Thank you!! (n/t)

JOE inMD 54 03/05/2019 03:49PM

Thank you for you kind donations, you are appreciated. (n/t)

David Croft 69 03/05/2019 03:12PM

Very generous! thanks to all! (n/t)

cntrydncr1 58 03/05/2019 02:35PM

Thank you!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 56 03/05/2019 02:01PM

Wow, those are some top shelf prizes for sure, thank you! (n/t)

John S.(NY) 60 03/05/2019 11:53AM

Re:Thank you so much!! That is awesome! (n/t)

Aimbo 57 03/05/2019 11:39AM

Thank you all for these great raffle prizes! (n/t)

Marc in Va 59 03/05/2019 11:27AM

Re: Thank you all for these great raffle prizes!

baspinall 53 03/11/2019 03:38PM

I just returned home from my father's funeral

treasurehound 224 03/10/2019 09:44AM

I am sorry to hear about your Dad's passing, Randy. Thank you for sharing his story and your family history (n/t)

Doug Stokes 39 03/14/2019 03:10AM

Sincerest best wishes to you and your family ! (n/t)

Ernest Bower 41 03/12/2019 02:04PM

From one "squid" to your family, thank you for their service. (n/t)

kevin baptiste 48 03/12/2019 06:46AM

My condolences for the loss of your dad, may he Rest In Peace (n/t)

pepperpump 41 03/11/2019 05:38PM

So sorry to hear of your Father and fellow Veteran passing away Randy, our American Attachments

ringfinder 53 03/11/2019 03:07PM

Re: So sorry to hear of your Father and fellow Veteran passing away Randy, our American

treasurehound 49 03/11/2019 05:37PM

Re: I just returned home from my father's funeral

Larry Shirah 42 03/11/2019 12:46PM

Sorry to hear Randy. What a honor and your daughter being there is Gods grace. (n/t)

LeadHead 44 03/11/2019 11:08AM

Deepest condolences on the passing of your Father

Dumpsite Digger 47 03/10/2019 08:35PM

Prayers for you and family,,And thanks for their service. (n/t)

xlting 38 03/10/2019 05:26PM

Condolences for your loss. Your entire families service is appreciated. (n/t)

Al-(PA) 41 03/10/2019 05:22PM

Re: I just returned home from my father's funeral

gbantiques 43 03/10/2019 05:00PM

Condolenses sent on your fathers passing, it is never a good time. His service to this country is greatly appreciated. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 39 03/10/2019 02:46PM

I am very sorry for your loss and thankful this country has families like yours that contribute so much. I know seeing your daughter had to be a silver lining to such a tough day. Prayer sent. (n/t)

David Croft 41 03/10/2019 01:52PM

Re: I just returned home from my father's funeral

Magicfireman 47 03/10/2019 01:01PM


58th Va 195 03/11/2019 07:01AM

Happy Birthday Rose! (n/t)

David Croft 44 03/12/2019 08:58PM


jpk in lynchburg 45 03/12/2019 06:18PM

Happy Birthday Rose !!!!! (n/t)

Al-(PA) 46 03/12/2019 02:29PM


Ernest Bower 46 03/12/2019 01:51PM


CopDog 38 03/12/2019 09:34AM


pkyser 48 03/12/2019 09:15AM

Happy belated birthday! (n/t)

kevin baptiste 49 03/12/2019 06:38AM

Happy, Happy Birthday Rose! (n/t)

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 41 03/12/2019 12:37AM


groundhogging 50 03/11/2019 10:31PM


htcampbell2 46 03/11/2019 09:04PM


xlting 47 03/11/2019 08:45PM


Dumpsite Digger 49 03/11/2019 08:26PM

Happy Birthday Rose. (n/t)

M.Brown 51 03/11/2019 08:12PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE. may God bless you with many more. (n/t)

10TH GA 41 03/11/2019 07:33PM


Raf51 43 03/11/2019 06:26PM


MTNMAN130 41 03/11/2019 06:21PM

Happy birthday rose! (n/t)

pepperpump 43 03/11/2019 05:36PM


gbantiques 51 03/11/2019 05:31PM

Happy Birthday Rose, I hope your day was full of sunshine! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 47 03/11/2019 05:18PM

Happy Birthday Rose !! (n/t)

Ed in S.W.Pa 42 03/11/2019 05:15PM

Happy " B " Day Rose !! (n/t)

JOE inMD 48 03/11/2019 05:10PM

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE -hope the sun shines down on you always! (n/t)

Gord (Tecumseh) 47 03/11/2019 03:58PM


baspinall 42 03/11/2019 03:35PM


Redleg Bill 47 03/11/2019 03:25PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE, bet you and John Celebrated together! (n/t)

ringfinder 52 03/11/2019 02:50PM

Happy Birthday Rose. Wishing you a blessed day. (n/t)

treasurehound 43 03/11/2019 02:38PM

Happy Birthday Rose & Many More ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 46 03/11/2019 01:56PM

Best Wishes Rose for your birthday. (n/t) 43 03/11/2019 01:51PM


Larry Shirah 43 03/11/2019 12:41PM

Happy Birthday Young Lady! (n/t)

mahone 41 03/11/2019 12:35PM

Happy Birthday Rose (n/t)

dean arbogast 46 03/11/2019 11:04AM

Happy a Great Day Rose! Happy Birthday (n/t)

LeadHead 51 03/11/2019 11:03AM

Happy Birthday, Rose! (n/t)

ruh-roh 46 03/11/2019 10:57AM


dw0378 47 03/11/2019 09:59AM

We hope you have a great birthday Rose... (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 46 03/11/2019 09:47AM

Happy Birthday Rose! Many more! (n/t)

fireman76 42 03/11/2019 09:24AM


58th Va 183 03/07/2019 07:59AM

Happy Birthday John !!!! (n/t)

Al-(PA) 47 03/12/2019 02:30PM


Ernest Bower 43 03/12/2019 01:46PM


CopDog 43 03/12/2019 09:35AM


pkyser 46 03/12/2019 09:14AM

Happy Birthday JohnWave (n/t)

treasurehound 44 03/12/2019 08:14AM

Happy, Happy Birthday John! (n/t)

Rodney Cox (csadoc) 44 03/12/2019 12:39AM


htcampbell2 43 03/11/2019 09:05PM

Happy belated birthday John - hope you had a joyous day!! (n/t)

Gord (Tecumseh) 45 03/11/2019 04:00PM


gbantiques 53 03/08/2019 12:32PM

Happy Birthday John!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!!!! (n/t)

Lubey 52 03/08/2019 12:23AM


ericchampigny 52 03/07/2019 07:50PM

Happy Birthday John (n/t)

M.Brown 49 03/07/2019 07:15PM

Happy " B " Day John! (n/t)

JOE inMD 54 03/07/2019 05:12PM

Happy Birthday John!!!! (n/t)

LeadHead 53 03/07/2019 04:26PM

Have a blessed day! Happy Birthday!! (n/t)

Aimbo 51 03/07/2019 01:47PM

Happy Birthday ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 49 03/07/2019 01:30PM

Happy Birthday John !! (n/t)

Ed in S.W.Pa 49 03/07/2019 12:43PM

Happy Birthday John, some say it's just another day but it's YOUR day. Enjoy! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 52 03/07/2019 11:33AM

Confetti HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN. Confetti (n/t)

buckoken 47 03/07/2019 09:47AM

Happy birthday John! (n/t)

fireman76 47 03/07/2019 09:19AM

Happy birthday older than I am... bow (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 50 03/07/2019 08:50AM

Happy Birthday Big Guy!Confetti (n/t)

mahone 48 03/07/2019 08:18AM

Weather report for the hunt dates "1864"

A HUNTER 248 03/10/2019 03:35AM

I hope it is sunny and warm 2019!!! (n/t)

JOE inMD 34 03/10/2019 09:44AM

Me too ! especially becuse I am going to be sleeping in a tent ! (n/t)

A HUNTER 33 03/10/2019 01:04PM

The raffle winner is......

Rose K. in Va. 282 03/09/2019 05:07AM

Congrats, Joe. (n/t)

htcampbell2 27 03/10/2019 11:58AM

Re: The raffle winner is......

dw0378 33 03/09/2019 10:42PM

Congratulations Joe!! (n/t) 32 03/09/2019 09:49PM

Congratulations Joe....See you soon ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 29 03/09/2019 08:26PM

Congratulations Joe! (n/t)

chris taylor 31 03/09/2019 05:08PM

Re: The raffle winner is......

gbantiques 36 03/09/2019 03:07PM

Thank you! (n/t)

nc-joe 26 03/09/2019 04:36PM

Congrats Joe!!!!! (n/t)

Al-(PA) 32 03/09/2019 09:44AM

Wow! Thank you Rose and thank you to the sponsor! (n/t)

nc-joe 33 03/09/2019 09:12AM

BIG Congrats to.Wave

Dumpsite Digger 32 03/09/2019 06:01AM

Never Found Attachments

Ray M. Culter 250 03/09/2019 04:27PM

A1 wasn't imported to the states until the early 1900s (n/t)

Ed in S.W.Pa 35 03/09/2019 07:38PM

Does anyone know what this is? Attachments

mahone 299 03/06/2019 06:03PM


Creskol 31 03/08/2019 08:16PM

Maybe a bottle stopper (n/t)

M.Brown 25 03/08/2019 07:20PM

Shooting original Civil War guns.

ericchampigny 285 03/03/2019 07:55PM

Neat!! Enjoyed it (n/t)

LeadHead 34 03/07/2019 04:32PM

Very cool, Eric. Thanx for posting. guns blazing (n/t)

buckoken 38 03/07/2019 09:38AM

That's very cool, thank you for sharing. (n/t)

David Croft 41 03/05/2019 03:18PM

Thanks, it’s fun. I’m surprised there aren’t any NSSA guys on here. I just plink but they really know their weapons. (n/t)

ericchampigny 37 03/05/2019 08:39PM

I have some originals but have never fired them. I have fired my repros, lots of fun! (n/t)

David Croft 45 03/06/2019 04:51PM

Cool. You can never have too many. (n/t) Attachments

ericchampigny 46 03/07/2019 07:37PM

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