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 …
Continue reading The Metal Detecting Sticker Phenomenon

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 …
Continue reading Getting Back into the Swing

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 …
Continue reading The Dishonest Detectorist

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

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

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 …
Continue reading A Detectorist’s Dilemma

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 …
Continue reading Awesome Relics New England’s 3rd Annual Penguin Dig

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…

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 …
Continue reading Love that Sterling…

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

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 …
Continue reading Blackthorne Resort’s Lost Treasure Weekend 2017

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 …
Continue reading Spotlight: TreasureClassifieds.com

Catch a Falling Star with Your Metal Detector

Guest post by Gene Knight of Kellyco Metal Detectors When we think about metal detecting treasure, it is often old coins and metal relics that come to mind first.  Those finds are always exciting, but imagine coming across something that is rarer and more valuable, and that, quite possibly, no human hands have ever touched.  …
Continue reading Catch a Falling Star with Your Metal Detector

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

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.