The Not so Silly World of Metal Detecting Make Believe

If I had a gold coin for every time I was out detecting and someone asked me “Do those things really work”?  I’d have retired long ago.  I’m always polite and enthusiastic with my responses to questions or comments, after all, it is Metal Detecting. What detectorist doesn’t like to talk about that?  But, after …
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The Awesome Detectorist

There are two different types of Awesome Detectorist’s, the truly awesome ones, and the ones who think they’re truly awesome. If you’re thinking, hey I want to read about awesome Detectorists, then you’re probably one of them, but if you’re thinking, I know she wrote this post about me, well, do the math… If you’re …
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How to Make a Detectorist Happy on Christmas

So if you’re stumped as to what to buy your metal detecting family member, friend or significant other for Christmas, or any other holiday, check out this post. They’re a hard bunch to buy for, but luckily I have the inside scoop on what they like (or need), for their endless wanderings in search of …
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The Lazy Detectorist

Since I posted about The Aging Detectorist, and The Dishonest Detectorist, I thought why not follow it up with The Lazy Detectorist?   “The Lazy Detectorist” is the one we all love. Why?  Because they do most of the work for us. Who hasn’t been on a hunt, or out hunting with friends, and come upon …
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The Dishonest Detectorist

Have you ever been at a hunt where no one has found anything of any consequence, and suddenly someone comes walking up, all smiles, with a pouch full of sensational finds?  It’s usually someone new, or someone you don’t know very well, but occasionally it’s a person who’s been in the hobby a while. You’re …
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The 15 Phases of Metal Detecting

There are some things that most, if not all Detectorist’s struggle with when starting out in this hobby.  Whether you’re a newbie, or a seasoned vet, I’m sure you’ll relate to a few: Phase 1:  WANTING You see some random guy on the beach metal detecting and the daydreaming begins…  I’ve always wanted to do …
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The Aging Detectorist

It seems those long winters where I’ve hibernated on the couch with my best friend “Blanket”, have really taken a toll on me both mentally and physically.  Last year, I again succumbed to the seasonal funk, making zero effort to get off the couch from Thanksgiving until February.  When I finally got some enthusiasm and made …
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Let’s Live for Today–Metal Detecting 2019 in Review (Slideshow)

As 2019 comes to a close, I’ve put together this slideshow of some of the events and people who made it a great year.  I love metal detecting, but ever the softie, I love the folks involved in it even more.  The hobby would be pretty lame without all of you, so thank you all …
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The New Nokta Simplex—My First Impressions

Recently I’d been hearing a lot of hype over the new Nokta Simplex.  I was intrigued, but still not sold on it.  Experience has taught me to view new technology or products with an optimistic, but cautious attitude.  When the XPDeus was introduced, I pined for it for what seemed like an eternity.  I finally …
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DetectorPro’s Rattler Headphones: A Great Concept for Safety in the Field

Nine years ago, I bought a pair of DetectorPros Rattler headphones and was so thrilled with their performance that I just had to write a review about them. Fast forward to today, and my feelings about them have only gotten better with time. My original reason for purchasing them was for my safety in the …
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Metal Detecting Tips from a Five Year Old: Episode 2

Here’s another detecting tip from from the mouth and mind of a five year old, my granddaughter Jordan, a.k.a. “Marshmello-J”. Her detector (a Minelab, of course), is still a bit big for her to handle—she’s tiny for her age, but her personality is big. When she gets put on the spot she often says “I …
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Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend 2019

Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend 2019 Once again, Blackthorne Resort in the Catskills hosted its annual Lost Treasure Weekend June 15th-17th, 2019, and once again, it was a great time. And… there are only so many articles that I can write about the same hunt year after year. After a while, its just redundant, but …
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Upcoming Hunts & Events and Recent Event Recaps

26th Annual Best O’ Northeast (BONE) Hunt The Best O’ Northeast (BONE) hunt was held the last week of April in New Hampshire. This hunt is a highly anticipated event, with people coming from all over the US to attend. This year, KG & Ringy, and Aquachigger joined in on the fun. I don’t want …
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Metal Detecting Tips from a 5 year old!

I was going to post a product review, but then I changed my mind and decided to post a video of my granddaughter Jordan, a.k.a. “Marshmallow-J” (the detecting name she picked for herself), because she likes Marshmallow’s and a song by someone named Marshmello. Anyway, Jordan, sorry, Marshmello-J, likes to talk about metal detecting, and for …
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Sites that Make you go “Ewww”

Disclosure: I have to start out with this, because whenever I write something negative or controversial, I get the “My feelings are hurt” emails and texts. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and this article should not reflect on the hunt itself. The organizers did a fantastic job. Getting sites to hunt these days is …
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Confessions of an Expert Oxen Shoe Finder:

Technically the title should be Confessions of an expert ox shoe finder. Ox is singular, oxen is plural. I know that, but I like the way oxen shoe sounds over ox shoe, so if you’ve got a problem with that already, don’t continue, but if you can deal, then read on…

Hunt Free or Hunt Fee’s?

The first group hunt I attended which came with an expensive price tag was DIV, and that was quite a few years ago now. At the time I had thought the fee of $250 was over the top, but it was DIV. I wasn’t sure when I’d get the chance to go again, so I …
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The Creepy Thing in the Woods Mystery Solved

So the mystery of the creepy thing in the woods has been solved—well, maybe not solved, but investigated at least. I went to the police department yesterday, and told them what I saw. Thankfully there were two women officers at the front desk, so I didn’t feel awkward. Sometimes men have a way of making …
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The Creepy Thing in the Woods

To all of you who have been kind enough to to inquire as to my whereabouts, and general well being in the past few months, Thank you. I’m okay. I did not retire from detecting. I’ve been having issues with my website that I did not have the time or expertise to address. Everything seems …
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Hunts & Events Updated

The Hunts & Events section has been updated! It’s still early in the year, so look for new event information to be added as it is received.  This section includes Metal Detecting hunts, Coin Shows, Relic Shows, Treasure Shows & more…

Don’t Walk Away Mad… Don’t Walk Away at All!

I’d like to write an entertaining story about a recent hunt, because folks always ask me for those. And granted I’ve had some strange, and humorous days out digging, which are always fun to write about afterwards.  The problem with that though, is that I can’t just make up random stuff.  It actually has to …
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Detecting Diva, Digger Dawn, CT Todd & Ryan Houston on Sirius Radio with Julie Rose:

  Digger Dawn, Detecting Diva, CT Todd & Ryan Houston on Sirius Radio with Julie Rose: Even though I didn’t have a chance to get out hunting as often as usual during the past month or so, the Hobby still kept me busy.  I participated in an interview with Digger Dawn, CT Todd, and Ryan Houston …
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Metal Detecting in Germany

I recently spent a few weeks in Germany, and yes, I did bring a metal detector with me. I opted to bring the XP Deus, because it’s a very lightweight machine, and collapses down to about 24”.  Traveling in the US with a detector isn’t a problem—you just throw your gear in the car and …
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A Recap of Blackthorne Resort’s Lost Treasure Weekend – 2018

The Annual “Lost Treasure Weekend” hunt, at The Blackthorne Resort in the Catskills was held June 15th through 17th, 2018.  Last year my review of this event wasn’t too positive, however, this year’s review is much more favorable because this year I had a better idea of what to expect, and I also felt the …
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Metal Detecting Miscellany: Volume 2

Here’s some interesting information & tidbits, that individually may not be long enough for an entire blog post, but might be something you might want to know about:   September 15th, 2018–TOMORROW! Silver City Treasure Seekers New England Treasure Show 10am-4pm Holiday Inn 700 Myles Standish Boulevard Taunton, MA  02780 Flyer www.silvercitytreasureseekers.net     SOMEWHERE IN …
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The Wolfman of Roxbury, CT

I took my friend JoJo to Roxbury, CT to hunt what I’ve dubbed the button site. So named because I had dug 14 buttons there, along with a CT Copper, pewter spoon and other colonial miscellany the week before. It’s a really cool site, and I had only hit a small part of it. There …
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Metal Detecting Miscellany: Volume 1

Bears Bears Bears!!! After a decade of trapsing around in the woods of New England, I finally saw my first Bear(s).  I was hunting a spot up in Kent, CT with my friend Kevin D.  Kevin went to go hunt down in the meadow, and I decided not to because it was too sunny.  When …
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A Detectorist’s Dilemma

If you don’t subscribe to American Digger Magazine, then you missed the article I wrote titled “A Detectorist’s Dilemma” which was published in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue. So now that my ethical obligations to the magazine have been met, and the issue has run its course–well mostly, because we all know that American Digger NEVER …
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My New Machine: A Hard Decision with a Happy Ending

I was going to post this last Thursday before I went to Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend, but I had internet issues, so it didn’t get posted.  I was disappointed, but it turned out to be a good thing in the end, because something happened that I never could have predicted, which makes the ending to …
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