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Amazing Treasures Found By The Kellyco Team

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Greg Pickens aka “Finding America”: Kellyco VIP Test Team Member

Kellyco VIP Test Team Member, Greg Pickens and some of his favorite finds

Kellyco VIP Test Team Member, Greg Pickens, and some of his favorite finds

Favorite Treasure Find: Some of my favorite finds are relics, tokens, and coins. Another favorite is an Art Nouveau figurine and a 1920’s men’s gold ring with a huge yellow topaz. I had it restored and now I wear it.

Equipment Used: This is just a fraction of the finds that I made during my first year using the Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector and most of them came from previously hard-hunted spots of mine. I was so blown away by the things that were coming out of the ground thanks to the Equinox 800. The Minelab Equinox metal detectors are incredible at making your old sites new again!

 


Nathan Barr: Kellyco Team, Director of Purchasing

Kellyco Director of Purchasing, Nathan Barr and his favorite find

Kellyco Director of Purchasing, Nathan Barr, and his favorite find

Favorite Treasure Find: 1860s Civil War Era button from a coat that was worn by an Indian War-era soldier in the 1890s. The coat was most likely from a hand-me-down uniform from the Civil War provided to Buffalo soldiers during the Indian Wars. The Civil War button was my first significant find, so it is sentimental.

Equipment Used: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro and Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer

 


Discovery Daisy: Kellyco Test Team Member

Kellyco Test Team Member, Discovery Daisy and her favorite find

Kellyco Test Team Member, Discovery Daisy, and her favorite find

Favorite Treasure Find: Silver German Locket from WW1. This is my favorite find because it has such mystery as to how it ended up in South Carolina under the porch of an old house.

Equipment Used: Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

 

 

 

 


Dave Bachert: Kellyco Team, Director of CSI and Security

Kellyco Director of CSI and Security, Dave Bachert and his favorite find

Kellyco Director of CSI and Security, Dave Bachert, and his favorite find

Favorite Treasure Find: Ornamental Sash Buckle with Emeralds. Found at my old 1890 Farmhouse in PA, I was very excited when I found out that the stones were real emeralds.

Equipment Used: Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

 

 

 

 


Prospector Tuck: Kellyco Test Team Member

Kellyco Test Team Member, Prospector Tuck, and his favorite find

Kellyco Test Team Member, Prospector Tuck, and his favorite find

Favorite Treasure Find: An 1829 capped bust dime I found on my family farm. This is my oldest silver coin, and I found it with the 6” sniper coil for the Equinox.

Equipment Used: Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector with the 6” Sniper Coil

 

 

 

 


Chris Gardner: Kellyco Team, TN Showroom Manager

Kellyco TN Showroom Manager, Chris Gardner, and his favorite find

Kellyco TN Showroom Manager, Chris Gardner, and his favorite find

Favorite Treasure Find: This cut piece of silverware was made by silversmith JC Stedman, John Cooper Stedman, in the early 1800s. He died in a train accident on November 11, 1833, at the age of 34, and was the first documented death in America from a train derailment. Other passengers on the same car were John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, and Cornelius Vanderbilt, of the famous Vanderbilt family. Found in Lenoir City TN, on private property. It appears to be a family memento, they probably cut the rest of the piece up to sell the silver and kept the part with his name on it. He was based in North Carolina, not far from Tennessee.

Equipment Used: Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector

 

 


Little Dirt Diggers: Kellyco VIP Test Team Member

Kellyco VIP Test Team Member, Little Dirt Diggers, and her favorite find

Kellyco VIP Test Team Member, Little Dirt Diggers, and her favorite find

Favorite Treasure Find: A cannonball! I always wanted to dig one up! I kept seeing other detectorists finding them and I finally found one for myself!

Equipment Used: Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

 

 

 

 


Carolyn Yohannes: Kellyco Team, VP of Community Outreach and Sales

Kellyco VP of Community Outreach and Sales, Carolyn Yohannes

Kellyco VP of Community Outreach and Sales, Carolyn Yohannes

Favorite Treasure Find: Trench Art-Lead pencil hand-carved from a Civil War 3 Ringer. The pencil would have been used by a soldier and dipped in ink, berry juice, or his own blood to write in a journal or letters home. This was found in Jackson, Ohio while working with other detectorists to assist with getting the property on the National Historic Registry.

Equipment Used: Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer, Lesch Sampson 31″ T-Handle Shovel

 

 

 


 

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Jenna is new to the metal detecting community. Although new to the hobby, her passion for exploring and outdoor adventure has been a lifelong interest.