My Oxen Shoe Museum–Dream or Reality?

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).

“Detectorista” in the Oxford dictionary?

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 …
Continue reading “Detectorista” in the Oxford dictionary?

Whit Hill aka “Dirt Girl”

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. …
Continue reading Whit Hill aka “Dirt Girl”

Gold Chains in Wet Salt Water with the 5″ NEL Coil

There’s been a lot of hype over these NEL coils, and for good reason. 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 …
Continue reading Gold Chains in Wet Salt Water with the 5″ NEL Coil

Spotlight–The Gold Digger Metal Detectors

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 …
Continue reading Spotlight–The Gold Digger Metal Detectors

Crossing Another Item Off the Bucket List

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 …
Continue reading Crossing Another Item Off the Bucket List

Mis-strike Mood Lifter

Although the finds have become fewer and far between, no matter how many times I return to my favorite site, it still surprises me with a few goodies now and then. A few months back, I dug a flat piece of copper which looked like an old penny; possibly flattened by mischievous children on the …
Continue reading Mis-strike Mood Lifter

My Unusual Attachment to my Garrett Pro-Pointer

When I started detecting, I didn’t use a pinpointer. I don’t know or remember how I managed to find my targets without one, but I do recall the feeling of frustration. My Dad, being a detectorist himself, graciously gave me a White’s Bullseye as a gift. I was excited to try it out, and after …
Continue reading My Unusual Attachment to my Garrett Pro-Pointer

Advice for Detecting Widows? Guys, your wives may like this.

Are you a Detecting Widow? Does your man disappear for hours only to return with a sack full of pull tabs, bottle caps, dirty coins, rusty thingies, or perhaps lead bullets, silver or gold? After barely saying hello, does he race to clean his treasures, tag & bag his finds, or photograph them for sharing …
Continue reading Advice for Detecting Widows? Guys, your wives may like this.

Detectorists harassed & discriminated against at Tod’s Point

If you detect at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich, CT, be aware that detectorists are being singled out, harassed and discriminated against. Unfortunately, there is a park employee (?), who I’ve dubbed “the crazy guy”, because he approached me yelling something about me detecting before I even left the parking lot, and apparently he considers …
Continue reading Detectorists harassed & discriminated against at Tod’s Point