Met up with Dave today to search some farm fields. We first searched a farm house that only gave up two wheat cents and then stumbled upon a good site almost by accident. Dave made the best find of the day there, an 1809 half cent. I picked up a good old buckle, half a giant crotal bell, a few buttons - two flat and one eagle, an 1850-65 General Service button. We then moved on to the next site we had lined up. I found a 1902 Indian Head cent and parts of an old oil lamp right off, but we had a big area to cover and no precise information on the locations of the home sites on that parcel and spent most of our time doing "research" on foot. While this "research" wasn't very useful at the time, it helped me once I got home to pinpoint the sites on some different old maps.
I'm Nick A. and I am a metal detector hobbyist in Central Ohio. I have been metal detecting since 1990, and currently use the Minelab E-Trac detector.