Just like other sports require practice, so does metal detecting. When you are well-prepared and practiced, you may find that you have the extra edge that leads to exciting finds. One way to practice metal detecting, is to build a test garden. It is basically a piece of ground where you plant various metal targets at differing depths. Then you practice your swing over the targets (or sharpen your pinpointing techniques) while you become aware of the difference in alerts that each type of target makes. Read More »
Wow—I’ve heard said before that “you can’t top your best times”, but that really doesn’t make a lot of sense, because there are always more “best times” that come along, so I guess in essence that statement is really kind of silly.
Yesterday was one of those new “best times”—I attended the hunt at The Norton Farm in Cheshire, CT, hosted by Nor’easters Metal Detecting club. The weather was superb, the people were awesome, and the attitude all day long was one of fun and the kind of excitement that only a fellow detectorist can really comprehend. Read More »
My free time has been pretty limited this past month, so I don’t have any great hunt stories to tell at the moment, but I did manage to get out a few times to unearth a few keepers.
On my first outing, I found a sterling silver spoon. I haven’t had time to investigate its age or hallmarks, but as far as I’m concerned that’s not too important, because any sterling spoon, (or knife or fork) wins as one of the better finds of the season. Read More »
A winner was drawn at random from all entries received for the Tuff Chix gloves giveaway. The winner is Laura Giuliano–Congratulations Laura! An email has been sent to the email address you provided, please contact me @ email@example.com, so we can arrange to get that to you.
Thank you to all who entered, and as always–Happy Hunting!
For about 4 years now, the gloves I use in the field have been pink camo Mechanix gloves. They were cool, they were comfortable, and if I bought a few pairs, they would last me through the entire season.
Unfortunately, the last 3 pairs I bought all split at the finger seams after a few outings, and on top of that, they’ve doubled, in price over the past year. So, rather than waste my money hoping the next pair would last, I decided to try something new. Read More »
I’ve been approached by many people complimenting me on my blog, and what I hear most often is “more hunt stories please, more hunt stories“. I’m always surprised and flattered by this, because if you log onto social media these days, you’d likely be convinced that all people care about is seeing photos of finds or links to YouTube videos.
But I have my niche. Despite all the hoopla on social media, the constant barrage of videos, and “lookie what I found” posts, there are still some folks out there who remember what the hobby was before Facebook & YouTube… in the days before reading became passé. Read More »
I’d like to introduce Jeffrey Bennett, or Cap’n Jeff as he’s known. He’s fairly new to the world of metal detecting, but hooked already (that always seems to happen). He’s also started a new blog/forum that I think is worth your while to check out.
I like Cap’n Jeff’s writing style, so I agreed to do an interview for him. He’s got a flair for keeping it real, and a way with words that is very down to earth. I know first hand how difficult it is to write about metal detecting, and at the same time keep it interesting, so I predict he’ll be pretty successful at it. Read More »
My buddy Jo Jo and I took a drive out to an old cellar hole site last weekend. I had hunted the site a few years back, and even though I knew it had probably been hit by all the cellar hole junkies a few times since, I still wanted to check it out again.
We spent a few hours there, and except for Jo Jo starting off with an old spoon, we really had to work for our finds. The iron and junk infestation was epic, and if not for my mad detecting skills, I would not have been able to locate every bottle cap, shot gun shell, and pull tab in the area 🙂 Read More »
Detectorists from all over the east coast descended on the Catskills, June 16th to 18th to attend Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend, in East Durham, NY. This hunt has been an annual event in the metal detecting community for years—how many years, I’m not sure, but I’ve been hearing about it and wanting to attend since I started this hobby, and this year I finally got the chance.
My pre-event impression was a cautious one. Since I knew a lot of people who had been to this event in the past, I asked around about it a bit, and was warned about the resorts food, and lack of guest communication skills. Read More »
This years 24th Annual Best of the Northeast (BONE) Hunt, held the last week of April in New Hampshire reminded me of one of those TV reality shows where they throw a bunch of strangers in a house together, start filming, and see what happens…
Ah, well, there was no drama, sorry to disappoint you, and we didn’t get any of it on video, but you’ll just have to take my word on it that throwing 4 women who love metal detecting in a house together for 5 days only adds up to fun, fun, fun! Read More »
Detecting Diary–Weekend 2, April 2017:
I started preparing the night before for our clubs “Fun Hunt” which was secured by one of our club members.
One of the club’s goals this year is to have at least 5 fun hunts. After forming a hunt committee, there are already a few hunts scheduled, and we are only a few weeks into the detecting season. So I’d like to say a big thank you to the hunt committee, your efforts are appreciated–Thank you! Read More »
Detecting Diary–Weekend 1, April 2017:
After being cooped up all winter, in a miserable state of lackofdetectinitis, I woke up one morning about a month ago and something seemed odd. I looked out the window and thought–there is definitely something different about today. My Mini Schnauzer “Abby” noticed it too. Instead of her normal stance of staring hard at the door, waiting for it to magically open for her, she was pacing in front of it. I quickly threw on a jacket and performed my task as the magic door opener, and she literally sprinted out into the yard. Read More »
The following article was in Streeter’s Treasure Hunters Gazette a few issues back, and now that the issue has reached its readership, and run its course, I’m posting it here for all you detectorist’s who are, like me, sick & tired of being called “Obsessed”. We probably are by the definition, obsessed, but still, do they have to throw it in our face? Read More »
The semi-annual update of the Hunts & Events section has been posted!
This update includes Metal Detecting hunts, Coin Shows, Relic Shows, Treasure Shows & more… New event information will be added as it is received.
Follow the link below to see what’s going on: Read More »
What a great day out Saturday at Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, RI for Awesome Relics New England’s 2nd Annual Penguin Dig.
All the worrying we did about the weather was thankfully a huge waste of energy, because it was the most beautiful day of 2017 so far. After the dense morning fog cleared, the sun was shining down from Detectorist’s Heaven, leading this fun loving group into a well deserved winter reprieve with temps in the 60’s most of the day. Read More »
Ah, so it’s January, my least favorite month of the year, and February comes in a close second. What makes these months worse, is that during the week, the weather gets mild and I get my hopes up. I begin to think it might hold out until the weekend when I have the time to hunt, but nope, with the weekend comes another cold front or snow storm. I’ve lived in New England long enough that I should be used to that by now, but I’m not. I’m still easily fooled by my delusion that Mother Nature won’t change her mind last minute. Read More »
Okay, so Joe at Treasure Classifieds got this whole thing started with How to tell if a Detectorist Lives Out in the Sticks. He then mentioned he’s from “The City”, which around these parts means NY City, and he would like someone to come up with a version of “How to tell if a Detectorist Hunts in the Big City“. I suggested he get us started, and he sent along the following: Read More »