Civil War Artillery Shell !!

Dug James Artillery Shell

Although the date is correct on this post for the hunt, I’m actually typing this in November. I wanted to wait and post after the James shell was restored. This ended up taking 26 days.  26 loooong days of electrolysis and tedious hand work. I put together a small gallery of images at the end of this post that shows some of the steps to restore the shell. Continue reading

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3 Days in Corpus Christi…

Corpus Christi Ring 6-7-2016

I had the chance to do some beach hunting in Corpus Christi,TX  this week. It’s the first time I have ever put a coil to the sand there. I hadn’t been detecting an hour when I got the ring pictured above. I was out in the surf about waist deep when I dug it. The surf was pounding so I didn’t spend much time looking at it. I could see the gold toned edges and the tarnished middle so I assumed it was junk. Continue reading

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Hooked On Detecting…

Detector Hooks

My “detecting closet” has become so full that getting a machine in or out is a real pain. Lately, I’ve found myself leaning detectors against the laundry room wall when I come in from detecting and now it’s getting cluttered too. The breaking point, though, was when I added an AT Pro to my collection. I put a NEL Snake coil on it and found it will not stand up. It wants to Continue reading

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A Nickel Trifecta…

 

Finds from 3-28-2016

I always thought if I got a trifecta it would be with pennies or dimes. Looks like my first will be with nickels. We hit an old park today that has a lot of history. The land that makes up this park had history even before the city officially obtained it and deemed it a park. I did some research and learned that the outer edge of this park contained a large two story manor that’s long gone now. Continue reading

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A Big Makeover!

Treasure Logs

The Treasure Chronicle is undergoing a major transformation. From it’s inception I wanted it to be a journal of sorts. Modern blogs seem to suit this theme well so I’ve decided to change the format of this site to a blog.

As I convert old handwritten journal entries into blog posts it may seem like this site is not being updated. Watch the archives for the updates since the entries will be in chronological order.

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