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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DetectorPro’s Rattler Headphones: A Great Concept for Safety in the Field

Nine years ago, I bought a pair of DetectorPros Rattler headphones and was so thrilled with their performance that I just had to write a review about them. Fast forward to today, and my feelings about them have only gotten better with time. My original reason for purchasing them was for my safety in the …
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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 …
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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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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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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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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 …
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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 …
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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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Is your Significant Other also your Detecting Partner?

Out of the archives comes some more metal detecting humor that you may (or may not) be able to relate to–enjoy! Is your significant other also your detecting partner?  Do you know what he or she is thinking? Here are some examples; some drawn from experience, some from humor, of gender differences in the hobby and what …
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An Informal interview with Eleanor Hube

I just returned from vacation in Cape Cod, MA. It was a great time, and the weather was perfect. I enjoyed the usual Cape scenery, seafood, family and beach time, but of course, there was metal detecting too–I couldn’t go to the Cape without my machine now, could I?

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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“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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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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