Metal Detecting a Gold Rush Mining Town Finds Bottles, Bullets and Jewelry!

Metal Detecting a Gold Rush Mining Town Finds Bottles, Bullets and Jewelry!

On this episode of Dirt Fishin America Dr.Tones and Pickhead narrow the search for the city center of Ghost Town X. Along the way they discover relics, bottles, bullets, buttons, cartridges, jewelry and all sorts of treasures from a time forgotten. Metal detecting is fun! Minelab CTX 3030



Background Story:

So heres the story, I went metal detecting since my other plans for the day got cancelled.

Hour 1: nothing (when I say nothing, I mean some clad and junk)
Hour 2: nothing
End of hour 3: … things got interesting

I saw an old tree, started detecting and my signals spiked. I dug out an old lead figure, no paint on it, about the size a melon. Thought nothing of it at first since ive found lead figures and toys both big and small in the past so I put it in my bag, finished detecting around the tree with no luck, went to my car and drove home because by that point my hands had turned bright red from the cold.

I get to the garage, I have shelves for smalls (and where I unload my gear) and was about to put the figure up on one of them. Then I noticed some dirt spilled out, I see that on the side it has a small hole, most lead figures even small ones are hollow. I decided to take it home to rinse it out through that small hole (let it fill up with water, then let it drain out). After the first cleaning I noticed that it was still heavy and that no dirt was coming out of it anymore, heavier than it should be. I let it dry and took a look in the hole. I noticed that there was something shining inside. I looked on the back and to my surprise I noticed a slit on the neck of the figure which turned out is a piggy bank. I look in the hole again with a magnifying glass and noticed that there were a few ribbed coins with white sides, that looked like silver dimes.

Grabbed the camera, and by that time my dad was home, he filmed, I opened and the result was… well see for yourself…

The official count is at the end of the video.

ALL SILVER, NO CLAD!!! Another good thing, after i pried open the iron cap at the bottom, it was still salvageable, and the piggy bank is still whole and usable! I plan on repainting it over the summer along with another one I found a year ago that was empty and will make a video on those as well.


My Gear: Whites DFX 300
No pinpointer (dont need it)
JVC Everio Camcorder

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