Went out last Sunday to a new spot in Charles City County to look for some Civil War relics. Recent research has shown that there were union and confederate camps on this spot so I was excited to get the coil over the ground.
I know this area has been hunted to death so it’s essential to search the areas that have a deterrent that would certainly drive other relic hunters away. I’m talking about……IRON!! Most detectorists run from iron but I seek it. After searching for over an hour I hit a highly ferrous spot which immediately means activity. Risking insanity from the constant grunting of iron targets, I slowly and methodically search in zero discrimination. The first good tone was a flattened three ringer and immediately followed by a round ball. After numerous brass and copper “whatzits”, I pull out a Star and Crescent cape pin. I wouldn’t have known what it was if I hadn’t seen one just a few months prior. I was stoked!!