Mudlarking The Mississippi River

Mudlarking The Mississippi River

On my way back from driving out west, I decided to make a quick stop as I crossed the Mississippi river to mudlark and search the river banks for relics, bottles, and other treasures.

About Aquachigger:
I enjoy metal detecting for historical items like gold coins, relics, silver coins, and other buried treasures. I also metal detect for gold and silver nuggets and even meteorites. I like to make videos that promote my choice of lifestyle that includes outdoor adventure,
metal detecting, yapping, searching for river treasure, SCUBA diving, exploring abandoned places, hiking, caving, caring for animals and pets, and observing the things outdoors that often go unnoticed by most people who are not familiar with outdoor adventures and nature. I keep my Youtube “Aquachigger” channel family-friendly and hope you subscribe if you like my style.

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  1. angry brit on July 28, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    You would enjoy doing this where I live in UK lots of stuff going back to the Vikings can be found

  2. John Day on July 28, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    That arch type clamp fastener is a crosby clamp…for fastening braided lines together…

  3. Alabama Dixie Diggers on July 28, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Super nice view of the MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER. And your 100%
    right on not
    able to Metal detect an Corp of Engineers ran water way. Same rules down here on The Chattahoochee River and Lake Westpoint. You can look for relics but you can’t pick up any or take with you. Considered Federal lands. Thanx Chigg for another great AQUACHIGGER ADVENTURE see you on the next.

  4. ElizaGatchell on July 28, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Chiggin in Memphis!

  5. KATE LITTLEWOLF on July 28, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Wonderful video !

  6. Stinkin Lincoln on July 28, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    HEY! Your best find was that bone handle toothbrush by far! You didn’t even look at it. Way better than that 60s wine bottle or whatever.

  7. Rob Farnam on July 28, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Whiskey bottle and table leg… Concrete your in my wayy…

  8. Old World Chris on July 28, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Was that a dredge boat at the end of the vid, being pushed by a tug boat? We have that a lot on the Columbia river here in Oregon, where I live, keeping the shipping channel navigable!

  9. balh halb on July 28, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Those ‘things’ are for clamping cables, probably on boats. lol.

  10. Outdoorsygal O on July 28, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    I think the clampy looking thing is from cables (from shoreline structure or from boats).
    Itโ€™s always interesting looking along shorelines and surprising what can be found.

  11. AdamosDad on July 28, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Only certain construction projects, like dams, levees and such are under the purview of the Army Corp of Engineers.
    You can keep most things found or fished from the river.

  12. Greg Cobb on July 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    I didn’t make it downtown when the water was that low. About 15 miles or so south of there is a much smaller area of the same thing in Walls, MS. The rectangular blocks were in a mesh with rebar holding them together. I have a lot of pictures, one that looks like a large bone is beneath those stone pieces. This was also an area where boats docked and the tie lines are still there in places. It is a nice, quaint park now with a boat ramp.

  13. Yank 1997 on July 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    We use spark plugs to release hooks when they snag on logs and rocks.

  14. Antonio Santurri on July 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Thats bottle a relic and not just trash? I see them all the time..

  15. J*BFG on July 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Happy New yEars!

  16. Dan Allen on July 28, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I think the bottle you found that was intact was a bottle of Moet &Chandon White Star

  17. balh halb on July 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Be careful around Memphis dude – it’s a war zone. Not kidding. I’ve traveled around the world and no cities are as dangerous as LA, Chicago, Memphis, St. Louis, Baltimore and Atlanta. I suppose there are a few in REAL war zones that might be worse, lol.

  18. Gracie Rose on July 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    This is our land, not theirs.. bet they take things!

  19. Pwrcritter on July 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Waters low should be lots of artifacts about. Watch west Memphis lots of shady characters, lol.

  20. AR-Sith F.Austin on July 28, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    There’s a wallet, there’s a bag, uuup, there’s the body ๐Ÿ˜†

  21. Maren Dell Lincks on July 28, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Yeah! That looks interesting! I’m in Arkansas and been thinking on running over there to take a look see.

  22. Dennis Freeman on July 28, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    What part of MD are you from? I’m in Calvert County

  23. Doug Baker on July 28, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    It’s only illegal if you get caught !!!!

  24. rango Cary on July 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Man Iโ€™m just 2hrs from Memphis would love to meet u maybe one day I been wanting to to Memphis to look around I have seen all the great finds ppl have found couldnโ€™t because of work maybe one day If the water doesnโ€™t rise

  25. Ton Tonโ€™s Review on July 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Memphis is my home town. I was expecting you to walk up on a body! Haha!

  26. swampfizz on July 28, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    gonna be plenty of snow melt in the spring that will fill the river back up and its probably a good thing it is low..some people pay money to drink that Mississippi Mud lol

  27. Randy Walker on July 28, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    The thing with the two nuts is a cable clamp for wire rope

  28. KATE LITTLEWOLF on July 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Chig, want to stop in and wish you and Lindsey the happiest 2023 possible, and all your four footeds, too. You are such an uplifting, heartfelt, encouraging man and everything you post lifts the spirit. You helped me get through a VERY VERY difficult dark year, and have a better world view and hope to come out the other side. Looking forward to your posts in 2023 !!

  29. Aquachigger on July 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Just a little Mississippi mudlarking tonight. I hope you enjoy the video!

  30. winkmirror ๅฑฑ้Šญ on July 28, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    ใ“ใ‚“ใซใกใฏโ™ชใƒปHello, I enjoyed your videos again this year. thank you.๐Ÿ‘

  31. DirtDynasty on July 28, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Took one out of Rileys book

  32. TellTheTruth on July 28, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Wouldnโ€™t that be cool is Beau found Jimmy Hoffa? Haha

  33. julie winkle on July 28, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    You would think they would want people to pick stuff up to help clean up the river

  34. Matthew7creeks on July 28, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I find some lovely driftwood on The Missouri River.

  35. D L on July 28, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Those were battery cable juctions

  36. Carol Von Arx on July 28, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    If you can’t find good stuff along the river bank go to the area where it comes into the gulf. Sure miss the old Steamer Admiral that turned around at the old JB Bridge. Could watch it go past my grandparent house on the bank at foot of Nagel street.

  37. J. B. on July 28, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    I larked in Baton Rouge, at low water. I found a tan gunflint, musket vent pick, canister, pipe bowl fragments, bone buttonsโ€ฆ

  38. Chris Allen on July 28, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    U bolt with two nuts is a cable clamp.

  39. Roger Dempsey on July 28, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Nice trip chigger first time to see the place again stay blessed and see you again on the next episode ๐Ÿ‘

  40. Frederick Spector on July 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    I think I could enjoy boat watching where you were.
    A lot of fascinating history floating past.

  41. Edward Blasingame on July 28, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    The u-shaped bolt with a piece of metal across it and a nut on both sides is for holding cables together

  42. Sw Hod on July 28, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    That last bit reminded me of the pusher boat Paul Newman hitched a ride on in "The Long Hot Summer".

  43. KATE LITTLEWOLF on July 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm


  44. Greg Appelgren on July 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    I understand they have no problem with you Metal detecting the grounds of GRACELAND while there. Elvis lost a couple of rings worth 40k each while practicing Karate on the rear lawn.

  45. groundskeeper 52 on July 28, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Hope you’re doing a bit of detecting too, while you’re out there. Glad to see you back ! Have a great trip and a happy new year!

  46. Sam Bender on July 28, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Good to see you still out there I hadnโ€™t heard nothing or seen any of your videos for quite a while. Happy new year.

  47. ๐”ธ๐–“๐–˜๐–Š๐–‘๐–’๐–” on July 28, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Screw any law that tells you that you cannot retrieve historical items that will be crushed and lost to time. On god damn land our tax dollars fund. I’m not anti-gov but I draw a line somewhere.

  48. Robert Randerson on July 28, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Chigg at 521 in video its a cable clamp pinches to cables together instead of a knot….really enjoy your vids….

  49. Sands of Time on July 28, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Cable Clamps.

  50. Paul Laird on July 28, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Cable clamp

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