The ABC’s of Metal Detecting

Here’s a bit of metal detecting humor to start off your week.  I’m sure some of you can relate–Happy Hunting! The ABC’s of Metal Detecting: A-is for Annoying, as in those folks who come up to you on the beach and say “If you find a gold ring, I lost it”, followed by smug laughter. …
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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 …
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Meteorite Exhibit in Easton Public Library

March 27 – April 30.  Meteorite Exhibit in Easton Public Library On the morning of February 15, 2013 residents of Chelyabinsk, Russia and neighboring towns were startled by a meteor  which streaked overhead, then exploded spectacularly, shattering windows, damaging buildings, injuring hundreds, and raining down celestial debris.  In an age of cellphone cameras and the …
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The Girls Metal Detect the Property of a “Hunted Out” c.1719 Home

My fellow Detectorista Stacey has a friend who lives in a home built in 1719, and who graciously gave us permission to hunt the property. We both knew this was not a virgin property, and had been detected frequently in the past, although not in the past few years.  My interest always gets peaked when …
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Try “Rattler” Headphones for Safety in the Field

A friend of mine related how he was hunting in the woods one day and turned around to see a mangy coyote staring him down.  He had not heard the animal because he had his headphones on.  He scared the coyote away, but it got him thinking about his safety in the field. After that …
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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 …
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The Bathroom Dilemma (for the ladies)

Ladies: Ever been in the woods hunting with your club, or a bunch of male detecting buddies and the closest restroom was 3 exits before the site?  Been there.  What do you do?  You hold it for as long as humanly possible, then you gotta squat.  Problem is, with all the camo your hunting buddies …
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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 …
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Why it’s all Dick Stouts fault:

My first machine was a Whites Prizm IV, bought at a local hobby shop.  I had always wanted to detect, but as a beginner, had no clue how to use the machine, or where to hunt. Luckily for me, there on the shelf was a book about metal detecting, written by the man, Dick Stout …
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