Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery
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Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery

A metal detecting friend and I decided to hit a local plot of land where we have permission to detect in South Orange County, California. Being that the plot of land is surrounded by tract homes, and that the city was incorporated in the early 1990’s, the finds on the property are usually modern 1980’s…

Beach Metal Detecting Tips. – How I Found 34 Rings in One Month
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Beach Metal Detecting Tips. – How I Found 34 Rings in One Month

Jokes aside, I never expected to ever find this many rings or this much jewelry in such a short period of time. This particular hunting patch might’ve only been for one month, but the preparation and planning has been a year in the making, as well as the perfect storm of circumstances to have put…

The Joy Of Metal Detecting “Worked-out” Sites
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The Joy Of Metal Detecting “Worked-out” Sites

A little over forty-four years ago, I found my very first Civil War battle artifacts with a metal detector on the Perryville, Kentucky battlefield.  While that day’s results were not much to brag about, as I only found one fired 3-ring Minie Ball and one iron canister shot fired out of a Confederate cannon for…

They are Buried in the Fence Row – Field Permissions and Lessons Learned
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They are Buried in the Fence Row – Field Permissions and Lessons Learned

Disappointment to Joy, In the Same Day Some requests for detecting permissions don’t always go the way you want them to, well at first. In fact, this particular “quest for treasure” at this site started with a rejection!  Yes a rejection.  I have been researching this particular township near me in Michigan the better part…

Metal Detecting Mystery: How Did a Decades-Old Ring Travel 4,000 Miles Without Its Owner?
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Metal Detecting Mystery: How Did a Decades-Old Ring Travel 4,000 Miles Without Its Owner?

On Friday, the 27th of March, Marco Hautakoski was metal detecting with his best friend from high school, Jetro Minkkinen, at a large park in Helsinki Finland. Metal detecting is their passion, but also something to do since Finland like most countries were restricting peoples movement and encouraging social distance to limit the spread of…

Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect
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Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect

Yes I see you, giving me and my detectorist friends that look as we are metal detecting in your line of sight. Some of you even snap pictures, and post them on Instagram or Twitter with a  comment like “Beach Better Have My Money” or some other overused phrase. Some pull your kids away like…