‘Metal Detecting Commentary’ Posts

 

Silver Washington Quarter and Checking Old Finds

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I haven’t had much time at all to hunt lately.  Life has been way too busy.  But, I did steal out for a quick lunch hunt.  I went back to a park that has produced silver for me in the past.

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Recon Site Yields Encrusted Wheat Penny

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So, I have been in full research mode, trying to get some new spots.  Honestly, I really enjoy this part.  Sometimes the recon can be a little brutal.  I mean, you can hit spot after spot and not find a lot.  But man, once you find just a few spots, it’s go time.

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The Downsides To Finding Something Awesomer

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We get into this hobby because we like adventure, history, and treasure.  Now, that treasure can be purely historic treasure or it can be something with amazing monetary value.  All of us dream of finding something amazing, but there are downsides.

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Letting People Know That You Love Metal Detecting

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It always amazes me how many people are shy about this hobby.  I am not shy at all.  Well, I can be shy in groups, but I’m not shy about letting people know that I love this hobby.  This is why you shouldn’t be either.

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Is American Diggers Hurting Metal Detecting?

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Spike TV recently released a new series called American Diggers.  The show features competitive relic and treasure hunting with typical reality TV flare.  Ric Savage heads up American Savage, an artifact recovery company that hunts private lands for possible valuables.  It has been interesting to hear the banter on various metal detecting forums. Most folks […]

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Why Metal Detecting?

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Metal detecting is an amazing hobby.  It combines exercise, history, geology, wildlife, anthropology, numismatics, etc.  Most people don’t understand the richness of this hobby.  I remember when I was very young and hearing about metal detecting.  I was fascinated how you could find stuff in the ground.  It was like a sort of magic.  Although […]

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