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 »
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Most detectorists find a lot of buried coins during their searches, and the dollars can quickly add up. But, some coins may be too dirty to seem spendable. If they are dirtier than what soap and water can clean, there is solution: a rock tumbler.
Please keep in mind that we are talking about the coins that you find that are not of any value above their denomination. If you find old, rare, or silver coins, you shouldn’t try to clean them because it may lower their value significantly. Instead, consult with an expert before you damage that is potentially valuable. Read More »
This past weekend was the Nor’easters Metal Detecting Club “Halcottsville Relic Quest” hunt, sponsored by the Historical Society of the town of Middletown, NY, and the Halcottsville Fire Dept., and held in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of Halcottsville, NY.
The event was held to raise money for the Middletown Historical Society, and to help restore the Halcottsville Fire Departments 1916 Hose House. $2000.00 was raised to help them in their endeavor, and everyone had a great time along the way. Read More »
Nic-A-Date–A quick Review:
I have tubes of old worn Buffalo nickels who’s only value is the value of what they are worth to me personally, because I found them. It frustrates me when I can’t see the year, because, like everyone else, I always want to date the coin.
About 5 years back I heard about this product “Nic-A-Date” by Nic-aLene, which is a date restorer for old nickels. Read More »
A winner was drawn at random from all entries received for The Metal Detecting Bible, written by Brandon Neice, and donated by Ulysses Press.
The winner is Marianne Holden-Congratulations Marianne! An email has been sent to the email address you provided, please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can arrange to get that to you. Read More »
It’s no secret that I love trying out new products and giving an honest review to my readers. So I was delighted with the challenge of reviewing the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT.
I’m not a stranger to the Garrett brand, having quickly become a die hard Pro Pointer user when they first hit the market. I used it with much success for a few years, until finally deciding to try some other brands. Read More »
I love trying out new products and giving an honest review to my fellow detectorists. Why? Because I hunt, and I hunt a lot, so if I like something, then its obviously a necessary or great addition to your detecting gear.
I’ve sung the praises of the Xpointer pinpointer by Deteknix in the past. But I have yet to come across an item that warranted multiple reviews…until now. Read More »
Are you aware of the metal detecting site treasureclassifieds.com? I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with it, as it’s been around for some time, but for those of you who aren’t, let me share a bit about what this site has to offer. Read More »
Wow, it’s been about a year since I got my X-Pointer pinpointer by Deteknix, so its time for an update on its performance.
So here’s the update…
I haven’t had any issues with it at all, and the only maintenance I’ve had to perform is changing the battery. It’s still the best darn pinpointer I have ever used. Read More »
**THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED** I’ve been singing the praises over my handy new digging pal the “Ready Shovel” (a belt carrier for a T-handle or D-handle shovel), all the while paying close attention to how I use it in the field.
It’s been a few months since I started using it, and I now consider it part of my standard equipment, keeping it tucked inside my backpack with my other essential detecting gear. Read More »
I’ve had a lot of offers on my Oxen shoe collection since posting a photo of it on my Facebook page; and since there is so much interest in acquiring these rare and valuable items, I have decided to actually go through with my plans for opening the first Oxen Shoe Museum (pending funding). Read More »
I assume no liability for errors or omissions, please check the websites or call ahead to double check times, date’s, locations, costs, membership requirements, etc…
US & UK:
2014 US and UK metal detecting adventures
Details coming soon
Will “Detectorista” end up in the Oxford dictionary? If John Winter has his way it will–and why not? I think “Detectorista” is a pretty cool word, even if I did coin it myself.
The next challenge should be to get spell check to recognize the word Detectorist, and OMG how annoying is it when people say “He (or she) is a Metal Detector”, instead of a Metal Detectorist? Hello people–I am not the machine, I am the user of the machine!!! Read More »
Being in the female minority of the hobby, I am always happy to hear or read about other women detectorists.
I came upon an article on detecting365.com by Whit Hill, aka “Dirt Girl”, a woman detectorist out of Tennessee who writes with humor, and thankfully for this fan of adjective’s, includes a lot of detail.
As I read her detecting adventure, I felt as if I were there and couldn’t help but chuckle as she described her metal detecting prayer, with it being eerily familiar to one I often recite myself. Read More »
Detector Comparisons put the 5″ to the test and comments:
“I’ve tried a lot of machine/coil combinations in an effort to hear those elusive gold chains that are hiding just under the surface in saturated salt water sand. The Teknetics G2 / Gold Bug Pro with a 5″ NEL coil has me excited….”
View the You Tube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPttU-d55TY
I have heard Mr. Troiani speak before, and can tell you this is one show you won’t want to miss-especially if you’re a Revolutionary War Buff.
They will also be giving away a copy of Mr. Troiani’s book “Insignia of Independence” on the show. A great Revolutionary War reference.
You can listen live at http://en.1000mikes.com/show/the_detecting_lifestyle_family.
The call in number for questions or comments is (609) 961-1842.
To find out more about Don Troiani go to http://www.historicalartprints.com/.
If you live in the Northeast, you may have been faced with the frustration of trying to locate a metal detector dealer where you can physically purchase detectors and equipment, and that is not just an online website.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually shop in a store who’s business is metal detectors? One that is actually open when you get there, and is not just a corner display in a hobby shop?
Well in case you didn’t know, there is such a shop—The Gold Digger Metal Detectors, in Raritan, NJ.
If you’re looking to purchase a machine from someone with hands on experience, The Gold Digger is the place. The owner, Ron DeGhetto, has been detecting for over 35 years and has experience with all major brands of detectors. His knowledge is helpful to both the beginner and seasoned detectorist, and honestly, wouldn’t you rather buy a machine from someone who is knowledgeable about the products he is selling?
The new Gold Digger store is impressive! Machines line the walls, along with everything else a detectorist might need. And of course, behind the counter, there’s Ron, a man with the patience of a Saint, and a friendly, helpful demeanor to match.
You can get your questions answered and the machines explained and demonstrated right in front of you—so much more personal than a picture and description on a website!
Ron keeps up with the latest technology and stays informed on what’s going on in the detecting community. He’s an active member in local metal detecting clubs, a board member of The Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights, and was among the first in the world to be awarded a certificate in Electronic Archaeology, being personally invited to Montpelier for training.
In addition, he has hosted Minelabs “Go Minelabbing” beach hunt in New Jersey for the past two years, and is currently going on year three.
If you don’t live in the area, you can always purchase items on their website at www.
I also want to mention that Gold Digger is the authorized US distributor for the high performance NEL Coils everyone has been talking about. You can check out the NEL Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
Here’s the info:
The Gold Digger Metal Detectors
43 W. Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 10am to 4pm
View their commercial: https://www.facebook.com/
Authorized Dealer: Detector Pro, Garrett, Fisher, Minelab, Teknetics, Tesoro and White’s metal detectors.
Services: Walk-in store front; E-bay store; website sales; Professional repair service straight from the manufacturer; ships throughout the US.
Accessories: Carry bags; digging tools; sand scoops; treasure pouches; books; magazines, and more…
I assume no liability for errors or omissions, please check the websites or call ahead to double check times, date’s, locations, membership requirements, etc… Read More »
My better half and I were short on time yet wanted to do a few hours of detecting without traveling far from home. This posed a dilemma, as there is hardly a wooded area or decent park in my city. We decided to wing it, and headed toward a nearby town, hoping to find a spot along the way.
Ten minutes into our drive, we were passing an area we knew had been hunted by almost every detectorist around. I never like to say a place is hunted out, but when I think of this site, that’s exactly what comes to mind.
Hypothetically, it should be a great site-with the remains of the towns first saw mill (1700’s), and the leftovers from centuries of occupation. The rusty remnants hanging from trees and piled on rock walls attest to its “hunted out” status and the frustrations of previous searchers. The last person I know to have found something there pulled out a button a few years back. This was a considered a major triumph, allowing him to keep his “legend” status in local detecting circles. Read More »
A few months back, I dug a flat piece of copper which looked like an old penny; possibly flattened by mischievous children on the railroad tracks. Upon returning home I promptly threw it in the miscellaneous junk jar for later review. Read More »