The Metal Detecting Sticker Phenomenon

Stickers, stickers, stickers—Who doesn’t love stickers??? I love stickers, I’ve always loved stickers. They’re just so darn stickery and cool. For about a decade I saved all my metal detecting stickers, waiting until I had enough to start decorating my “Woman Cave”.  This not so feminine “Cave” consists of my detecting work bench and gear …
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Getting Back into the Swing

I’m back, but where did I go?  Not far. I’ve been out of the detecting loop for months, but not of my own choosing. This hobby is great awesome, but at times the obsession comes with limitations. I knew that at some point the mild pain in my elbow and forearm after a long day …
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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 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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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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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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Awesome Relics New England’s 3rd Annual Penguin Dig

In only its third year, Awesome Relics New England’s Annual Penguin Dig is turning out to be the new favorite winter metal detecting event in New England. It’s timing is perfect, the end of February, when most in the hobby are going stir crazy waiting for the ground to thaw.  And its held on the …
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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 …
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Girls Topless Metal Detecting

So I’m thinking what to write about for my next post, and annoyed because I had a list of topics in my head, but forgot them. I do this a lot, and a friend told me a few days ago that I should write it all down. “Yeah, I will” was my response… and I …
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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 …
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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 …
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Love that Sterling…

My free time has been pretty limited this past month, so I don’t have any great hunt stories to tell at the moment, but I did manage to get out a few times to unearth a few keepers. On my first outing, I found a sterling silver spoon.  I haven’t had time to investigate its …
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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 …
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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 …
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Blackthorne Resort’s Lost Treasure Weekend 2017

Detectorists from all over the east coast descended on the Catskills, June 16th to 18th  to attend Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend, in East Durham, NY.  This hunt has been an annual event in the metal detecting community for years—how many years, I’m not sure, but I’ve been hearing about it and wanting to attend …
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A Warm Welcome in Halcottsville

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 …
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Nic-A-Date & The Mega Red 2017 Deluxe Edition Red Book

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 …
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My Review of the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT

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 …
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The XPointer by Deteknix: Exceeding my Expectations!

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 …
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Spotlight: TreasureClassifieds.com

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. Treasure Classifieds is a place where you can buy, sell …
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Update on the X-Pointer by Deteknix

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 …
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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 …
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