February 2014 Metal Detecting, Prospecting, and Treasure Hunting Find Gear Giveaway!

February 2014 – Metal Detecting & Prospecting Finds Give Away!

Welcome to our monthly give away contest.  Each month we will give away a new product to a subscriber of our newsletter who submits a find on our blog (post below or send via email).  Additionally we will accept a link to a picture or video of the find on a site that is clearly owned by you.  How do we determine the winner?  By value?  NO.  By age?  NO.  The only factor considered is the “coolness” factor…judged by us.  If we like it, we will pick it.  The only rule is that we pick a subscriber’s picture that we think is the coolest and give them a prize.  If you win, you win.  If not, try again next month!  Since the prize changes each month, you may want to try again next month anyway! 

Please make sure the image is clear and we can see the object so we can tell what it is…otherwise the item may be disqualified! 

This Month’s Prize

metal detector pin pointer mount

Metal Detector Pro Pointer and Gear Mount

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(You Must Register before Submitting Finds and to see who wins.  Registration only required ONCE on the first submission!)

1)  Registration required to win (click on the Register Now button above, notification made via monthly newsletter).

2) Find must be documented via photograph or video (Submission instruction below).

3) Provide the following below:
a) Approximate Location of find (i.e. County, City, or Region).
b) Date of find.
c) Approximate depth.
d) Type of detector(s) used.
f) Other details: (i.e. weight, size, method of valuation, etc.)
g) Short description of the story behind the find.

4) Using the comments below, submit a picture or video.  (Either use the click the “Choose File” button below for pictures or embed the code from YouTube. You may also send a link or photo via email to finds@highplainsprospectors.com).

5) It is an honor system. We don’t want to have to make any more rules…please keep it fun for everyone and don’t cheat(Submissions are judged by the site administrator at it’s discretion.  Rules subject to change at a moments notice!  We’ll post them here if we are forced to add more rules.)

If you have past finds you think are worthy of posting, please feel free to do so.  As long as it is not one we have seen posted elsewhere, it is eligible.  We will maintain this rule for the first few months of the contest.  The goal is to allow you to post cool finds and for our blog to be a place for you to show them off to other treasure hunters around the world..  So, lets get some posted!

Not valid where restrictions apply.  Unfortunately we don’t know the restrictions in your area.  So, if there are any, it is your responsibility to abide by them…not ours.  Oh yeah, we have a keen sense for “faked” metal detector finds.  So, we will, without notification, eliminate any we suspect of being fakes.

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HUNTING!!!

(Submit a photo by adding a comment below and attaching a picture!)

32 Responses to “February 2014 Metal Detecting, Prospecting, and Treasure Hunting Find Gear Giveaway!”

  • Connie:

    Can u identify

    • Wow, no I cannot. That is very interesting. Perhaps someone on our blog will be able to I.D. it. Are there any marks or anything on it? I will post it in a couple places and let you know if I get any feedback. Thanks for the submission.

  • This is the story of when I found my Civil War eagle breastplate. I went to a homesite that was built in 1925 and found several silver coins and other relics when I decided the site was hunted out. In late December, I wanted to go back to the homesite because I didn’t have any more homes to hunt. Once again I only found clad coins and a modern token. It was then when I got into my moms car when all of a sudden it wouldn’t start! This gave me 2 hours to hunt and was the reason I found this Union Civil War eagle breastplate!
    I am 14 years old and I love this hobby of metal detecting! This is my best find so far…

    Item: Civil War Breastplate
    Minelab X terra 705
    5 to 6 inches deep
    Found in Atlanta, Georgia

    • Thanks Brit. I will make sure this submission goes into the most recent contest. Thanks for checking us out and thanks for this submission.

  • HERE ARE MY MARCH FINDS -IM FROM MINNESOTA BUT WENT TO VISIT MY DAUGHTER IN TACOMA WASHINGTON I CONTACTED OUTLAWS METAL DETECTING GROUP OF TACOMA THEY WERE VERY HELPFULL THEY HAD ME AT THERE MOUTHLY MEETING AND TOOK ME OUT 3 DIFFERNT TIMES THIS WAS A GREAT HELP FOR A GUY THATS LEARNING TO METAL DETECT -IF ANYONE THINKS CLUBS ARE A WAST OF TIME THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL!!! ENCLOSED ARE PICTURES OF MY FINDS AND PICTURES WHEN THEY TOOK ME OUT FOUUND IN 3 OUTINGS 93 PENNYS 7 25 CENTS 3 NICKELS 1 22 DIMES TOKEN AND THE SMALL DIAMOUND THERE WERE 2B WHEAY PENNYS 1952 AND 1957 AND A 1948 DIME (PLEASE ONLY USE MIKE R FROM MINNESOTA IF YOU PRINT THIS!!)

    • Thanks Mike! Thanks for the submission. I will make sure these are in the March contest. I have the new post up for it but alas I am a little behind schedule on it. Welcome to the wonderful hobby of metal detecting!

  • Russell Berry:

    Plated men’s ring found in lake miola(Miami county) waist deep…first ring for me plating is badly damaged by the waves and sand…ground balance 94…pro mode zero with the at pro..rang in between 60-64 I see a lot of first with the at pro.

  • Eric Dimsuyu:

    I was scouting out an old home site from the early 1800s. It was in a park about 15 minutes from my house. While walking off the trail to figure out where the old home was I saw something sparking on the ground and it was a gold color. So I picked some of the clay up and a rock that was also covered in it. If it’s not gold it is some really nice glitter lol this is in New Jersey by the way. Found some little flakes but most specs.

    • Eric Dimsuyu:

      And some of the flakes

      • Very interesting material regardless if it is laced with gold or not. Sometimes people mistake pyrite (fool’s gold” or even mica as gold. Once you learn what it looks like you can easily tell the difference. The secret is not to get discouraged because you see fools gold and mica because you can find gold in the same types of places you find gold. Process it and let us know what you find! Thanks for the submission.

        • Eric Dimsuyu:

          I did process it and it was floating away and when I went to bend the flakes they just split into smaller pieces. I looked up mica and my guess is that it is mica. Even if it was gold I wouldn’t be able to pull that much ground because it’s in a county park with no roads to it. Only reason I thought it might be gold is there is a brook near it that holds prehistoric fossils and shark teeth. Probably going to run my metal detector though there when it warms up

  • Russell Berry:

    Cuff that went with the penny sorry it didn’t send both

    • Russell Berry:

      Both were found in Miami county by a modern house on old farm land..pro mode zero…ground balance 80..full send…ground very moist… the site was full of canslaw and screw caps thought they were another screw cap as the mid tone had the pluck or a high tone moved to the side there it went…solid 56…56…56.. what didn’t seem like an inch beside it solid 80..81..80..with no plucking so I dug…about 5 in saw the dirty glimmer I’ve only seen once before….always recheck your hole the sweet wheat came next…first cufflink… second gold…oldest penny all in the same spot..I was walking on sunshine!

    • Very nice indeed! It is not every day you can pull gold out of the ground while metal detecting in Kansas! Thanks for the submission. Good luck and happy hunting guys!

  • Russell Berry:

    Gold cufflink found 3/9/12 on old farm land by a 1916 wheatie with at pro 5×8 coil 5 in coil seperated both targets from each other.

  • This is a 14k gold ring with a synthetic sapphire. It was found at about 6” depth with a good old Tesoro Compadre. The property I was hunting was built in the early 60s which is also the time synthetic sapphires began to be used commonly in jewelry. It now finds a home on one of my ring fingers!

    • Wow, that is nice! And it cleaned up nicely. So I assume synthetic sapphires are made in a lab? That is a topic worth reading more about. Thanks for the submission! Good luck and happy hunting!

  • tyson cott:

    Looks to be some sort of watch fob
    found march 1st in eastern morris county ks
    located with garrett ace 250
    last dig of the evening!!!!!
    pretty cool relic

    • Very cool find! We have found one very similar. I believe we dated ours back to WWI and we found it in Kansas too! Thanks for the submission!

  • Jerry Freeman:

    I started swinging the coil last April. I found this 1/10 ounce KRUGGERRAND in just the fourth hole I dug. It was found in a public park just three minutes from my house. I originally thought I just found a foreign coin. It wasn’t until I got home and seen those four lovely letters. GOLD. The park is located in western Massachusetts. I found the coin on April 4th 2013 approximately 3-1/2″ down. Its value depends on the price of gold. Found using a Whites Coinmaster GT.

  • Eric Dimsuyu:

    Rusty metal
    AT pro
    2 inches
    Monmouth county New Jersey
    I was bored and since the ground is still frozen over here I decided to go to a beach to see if the new sand had anything. They redid most of the nj beaches and now there is almost nothing on them. I was actually shocked when I heard something it read as a 55 on my at pro so I decided to scoop it out. I was thinking where did it come from. Maybe from a ship or the rigs they used to bring the sand to the beach from the dredge. It’s almost spring and soon people will be flooding the beach. Glad I saved someones foot come summer.

  • David Bond:

    Location: North of Hwy 90 in Biloxi, MS – Hurricane Katrina Property!!
    Date: December 2013
    Depth: 6″ Deep
    Detector: Garrett AT Pro & Garrett Pro-Pointer
    Details: 1919 Standing Liberty Quarter | Grade: Appx EF 30-40

    My Hunting partner & I set out to hunt a property that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The property lies just North of Hwy 90 in Biloxi, MS. I literally stepped out of the truck. walked about 50′ turned my AT Pro on, put it to the ground… & in a half of a swing; i got a 90 reading. I dug down about 3″ and found and old brick paved sidewalk under the Katrina debris. I pulled up a few bricks and less than an inch under the brick was the most gorgeous Standing Liberty I’ve ever owned! The details on this coin are amazing. This coin had to have been dropped by someone not too long after minted…Not the most valuable coin in the World, but one of the most beautiful. I ripped out a big ‘ol South Mississippi “BOOOOM BABAYYYY” on this one. LOL

    Happy Hunting!

  • Art Lawrence:

    I’ll try the picture again.

    I know it’s only a square nail but the story is the cool part. Last Saturday, (Feb 15th), I was checking an old stage stop site from the 1880′s in Mono County, CA. No structures remain except for the corral, (still used today), and the spring. I started detecting with my Teknetics T2 at a huge boulder that had the name of the stage superintendent scratched on it and the date 1881. The third signal was this square nail. It was down about 4 inches. The quarter in the foto is for size comparison.

    The next signal, showed as a quarter at 6 inches on the T2 display screen. Just under the surface I hit a large flat cap rock that I couldn’t move with my spade. I moved on intending to come back with a pry bar and hit another signal that also showed a quarter on the screen, again at 6 inches, covered by another flat cap rock. Stay tuned!

    • It is a very good thing to find square nails at a site. Interesting the history of nails…something worth blogging about maybe. Thanks for the submission and the idea for an article! The picture doesn’t seem to want to show up. Email it to me and I will put it on the site. Good luck and happy hunting!

    • We had a little difficulty getting the images to load for Art’s nail find. But here it is!

  • Chris Turin:

    I found this piece of ate half of it in in a lake about 4 feet out where people use to swim and party back in the 30′s and 40′s it was about 2 inches deep insane and using my Minelab Safari he is one of my best and favorite finds I have found about seven Spanish reals but this is my favorite because it is cut in half and its a piece of eight it was found in South Jersey it was found a while back I don’t know if I need to post one from this month the beginning of January I found a piece dollar cut in half exactly like this

  • Tentis:

    1899 Indian Head penny.
    Garrett ATpro
    5 inches deep
    Supply, North Carolina.

    I found this Indian Head penny in a field back in January with my ATpro.. My oldest coin find so far…

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