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03-07-2015, 10:25 PM
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My GAR Badge
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I saw that another guy here had found one and I thought I'd post mine. I found mine at my old high school. It was actually in fill that they brought in to fill in where they took out part of the parking lot.


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Joe Klink, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since Feb 2015.
I've been detecting for 15 years or so now. I primarily hunt colonial sites, woods and fields. My main detector is a CTX3030. Also have an ATPro and an Excal II, 10" for the beaches.
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03-07-2015, 10:31 PM
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Yeah those are very cool. Watched Mark dig one in one of our sites!!

The history on them is pretty interesting!
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03-07-2015, 10:40 PM
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Great dig! A lot of history in that little badge.

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03-07-2015, 10:40 PM
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That is way cool. I have pictures of my Great Grandpa in a GAR parade.

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03-07-2015, 10:41 PM
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And I just realized that mine is numbered as well meaning it's not a fake or reproduction. To bad it's not traceable.

Joe Klink, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since Feb 2015.
I've been detecting for 15 years or so now. I primarily hunt colonial sites, woods and fields. My main detector is a CTX3030. Also have an ATPro and an Excal II, 10" for the beaches.
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03-07-2015, 11:01 PM
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I'd be over the moon if I ever found one of those. And the condition of yours is incredible! What's the story behind that? Found in the woods, on a farm field?

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03-07-2015, 11:24 PM
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Fantastic badge! I found a smaller version at a demo once,but yours is much nicer! Ray

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03-08-2015, 12:37 AM
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Joe, I found mine at my old high school. They did a big renovation and tore out park of one of the parking lots. I've hunted this school to death. Had to stay out of the area because they had planted grass there and I never thought there would be anything there because it was filled. Well I finally gave it a try and pulled probably 20 or more wheats and maybe 10 silvers out of it. The GAR badge came from the back corner but was in the area that was filled for sure. My buddy Rick even got an Indian Head from that spot. I did a couple videos from that spot since it was producing so much. I hit it length wise and went back and hit it across the lot. I think there might be some more there but will hit it again when we get thawed out. Even going to go on a nickel tone hunt with my CTX. Dig all the low tones since good high tones are getting hard to come by.

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I've been detecting for 15 years or so now. I primarily hunt colonial sites, woods and fields. My main detector is a CTX3030. Also have an ATPro and an Excal II, 10" for the beaches.
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03-08-2015, 01:13 AM
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(03-08-2015 12:37 AM)Joe Klink Wrote:  Joe, I found mine at my old high school. They did a big renovation and tore out park of one of the parking lots. I've hunted this school to death. Had to stay out of the area because they had planted grass there and I never thought there would be anything there because it was filled. Well I finally gave it a try and pulled probably 20 or more wheats and maybe 10 silvers out of it. The GAR badge came from the back corner but was in the area that was filled for sure. My buddy Rick even got an Indian Head from that spot. I did a couple videos from that spot since it was producing so much. I hit it length wise and went back and hit it across the lot. I think there might be some more there but will hit it again when we get thawed out. Even going to go on a nickel tone hunt with my CTX. Dig all the low tones since good high tones are getting hard to come by.

I work in a very similar way, Joe. I mainly chase the high conductive signals, but I'll dig some mid/low tones if they're deep, for shits & giggles. I work this way as it's very competitive around here. There are probably hundreds of other detectorists within 50 miles of me. So, I go in for the easy kills first, as they mightn't be there next time, and once a site starts going dry, I will then switch gears and dig only the mid/low tones from there on out.

I actually do well in filled spots. The key of course, is only digging the super deep signals, which are normally below the fill (unless the fill is more than 6" or so, then it's pretty much useless). Remember too, that many times we aren't privy to where that fill is coming from. It might be from an old spot! I hunted a place here in NJ which is old. Activity going back 100 or 150 years. Yet, the first few times I hunted it, nothing major, maybe a silver rosie. Then, out of nowhere, I dig up a real. My head was spinning. And this place is SURELY filled. So, it either came in with the new dirt, or I was able to dig down far enough to hit the original soil.

This hobby can really drive one batty sometimes, lol.

Joe

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03-08-2015, 01:21 AM
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Very cool find, congrats!

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