Don't miss our Oct 5 mtg. with speaker on the Explosion at City Point - with relics!
Our members hunted in the hot Virginia heat this past summer and were successful in finding a variety of buttons, bullets, Spanish Silver coins, and parts from items used in the Civil War.
The club members hunted in various locations around Central Virginia.
Most of the relics below were discovered at various locations
in the Peterburg Area.
Some were found at a recently discovered campsite and
early homesite near Lee's Mill.
Others were found near Gloucester, VA at a plantation home site.
The coins are early silver (Pine Tree) coins from the 1600s.
One photo is of one of our member's FIRST bullet discovery and another
is a 6-pound Confederate paper-fused shell.
Many club members were able to get out during the holidays and throughout January. There were many interesting items found; including a Naval fuse dated 1863 from a Union Cavalry camp near Petersburg. Several buttons, coins, and a gold pocket watch key were discovered on the grounds of an old Colonial home site. Additionally, one member found a variety of arrowheads.
We were excited to resume our meetings again in March and we look forward to getting back to a more normal social calendar as we move forward and more people are vaccinated. Our members continued to hunt and have found a variety of artifacts.
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The club hunted all over Central Virginia during 2021 and they found a variety of items including the typical buttons, bullets and coins.
Although our club hasn't been able to meet for many months, our members have continued to find great opportunities to relic hunt. We have recovered some AMAZING things during the winter months. These include the typical variety of buttons, bullets, arrowheads and coins; but additionally, we have discovered some of the rarest things our club members have ever found.
Below are some examples including a silver-plated stirrup with a root growing around it and a variety of silver pieces from an old Colonial home site.
Our most unique discoveries were an extremely rare Spanish 1/4 Reale coin, believed to be minted in Bogota, Columbia between 1730 - 1750 and a fully intact wax seal recovered from a Colonial sight most likely used in the 1600's.
The Covid - 19 Pandemic was hard on everyone. We were lucky that our hunters were able to social distance and enjoy the Spring and Summer Virginia air while finding great things!
We couldn't have our meetings for a few months, but we were still able to get out and hunt. Below are a few of the items found during these months.
In February, our members found many interesting relics. These included our usual variety of buttons, coins, and bullets; as well as, items found around old Colonial home sites in Central Virginia.
Our members hunted all around Central Virginia. Everyone was successful and found a variety of buttons, bullets, coins, and parts from items used in the Civil War, including a gold chain, breast plates and a variety of buckles.
One member found an intact Colt Navy 36 caliber pistol!
Our members hunted in the unseasonably warm Fall season here in Central Virginia. Everyone was successful and found a variety of buttons, bullets, coins, and parts from items used in the Civil War. They also found canon balls and intact bayonettes.
The large metal object is 1/2 of a wagon wheel bearing. It is lead coated bronze and was made this way so that the lead could be replaced when it became worn.
The beginning of Fall was a great time to hunt around Central Virginia. Our members found a variety of bullets, buttons, coins, buckles, and also a canteen.