Treasure Finds and Stories
Fisher Metal Detector Finds U.S. Buckle Plate!
I first got into metal detecting after my parents bought me one when I was 10 years old. On and off for the last 30 years I've been treasure hunting. I had a Bounty Hunter 505, but now own a trusty Fisher 1236-X2 that I got from Kellyco. My favorite places to treasure hunt are private property and construction sites, and this past October I got a chance to go to a cleared construction site in Smyrna, Georgia that I was hoping would turn up something good.
The ground was hard and the dirt was dry, so I put my Fisher into "all metal mode" with no discrimination. After about 15 minutes of searching, I heard something and it sounded serious. I dug down about 10 inches into the hard ground and saw my first Civil War relic - a U.S. buckle plate! I knew what it was immediately, and you can only imagine how pumped I was. The first person I told was my wife, and while I don't know the value of it and haven't found another Civil War relic at the site since, I will always consider it my favorite find to date.- Randall S.