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 …
Continue reading The 15 Phases of Metal Detecting

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 …
Continue reading Sites that Make you go “Ewww”

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…

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

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 …
Continue reading Metal Detecting in Germany

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 …
Continue reading A Recap of Blackthorne Resort’s Lost Treasure Weekend – 2018

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 …
Continue reading The Wolfman of Roxbury, CT

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 …
Continue reading Metal Detecting Miscellany: Volume 1

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 …
Continue reading My New Machine: A Hard Decision with a Happy Ending

Treasure Hunting with Oma plus Hunts and Events Updates

It’s been a cold winter, and I don’t think I need to rehash my feelings about cold weather, but for a while, I was pretty miserable waiting for the thaw. I know a lot of you feel the same way, and then there are those of you that have that the weather ain’t gonna keep …
Continue reading Treasure Hunting with Oma plus Hunts and Events Updates

1798 Large Cent Found in the Connecticut Alps

I haven’t posted much lately because I had an article published in the NOV/DEC issue of American Digger Magazine, and I figured that pretty much covered me in the writing department for most of the winter. Another reason, is because its winter.  I hate winter. I hate being cold, and I don’t like to detect …
Continue reading 1798 Large Cent Found in the Connecticut Alps

Smashing Pumpkins: A Coin Bonanza in the Pumpkin Patch!

A good friend and detecting buddy of mine, JoJo, was kind enough to share the story of his most epic detecting day ever. Thank you for sharing JoJo. THE PUMPKIN PATCH By JoJo Lantiegne I received an invite to go hunt some pumpkin fields from Matt, a fellow member of my metal detecting club, The …
Continue reading Smashing Pumpkins: A Coin Bonanza in the Pumpkin Patch!

Two Sites, One Great Day…

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 …
Continue reading Two Sites, One Great Day…

Social Media, Tank Tops & Unicorns:

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 …
Continue reading Social Media, Tank Tops & Unicorns:

Thimble Nirvana

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 …
Continue reading Thimble Nirvana