A rare relic from Charleston's days of slavery is making a huge buzz.
Just recently discovered, experts say it is a significant find because it belonged to a free person of color. But the man who found it, has no plans to keep it.
Hal McGirt discovered the treasured relic on one of his many days of metal detecting at historic South Carolina Lowcountry plantations. When he swings the detector, there is a ping of unknown mysteries below.
McGirt gets down on his hands and knees to dig through the layers of earth, but has learned after some forty years of metal detecting, the beep doesn't always deliver. Most likely he will find a pop top or piece of lead. But sometimes he unearths an important artifact.