The Greatest Metal Detector Never Used… (To Its Full Potential)the THM-PS-1OO

Whether or not you have purchased your first metal detector… you already own one… and it is so powerful that it can surpass any other metal detector ever made hands down in determining how much treasure you find in your life.   If you are a grizzled veteran and own a dozen or more metal detectors, and have been detecting for decades, you too have one of the metal detectors I am talking about and… you too… have most likely never used it to its full potential to find treasures.

This awesome metal detector that you already own has “beyond-A.I.” capabilities and it is equipped with visual sensors and imaging capability that no other device yet made can surpass if used properly.  It can “take charge” of any other metal detector ever made and control where it searches… and what it finds, to a large degree.

Amazingly, this detector that everybody has in their possession cannot only determine where you should search on a potential site but it can also research for sites to detect from anywhere it is in the world!  When a treasure cannot be found with a standard metal detector due to extreme negative site location conditions, it can find ways to make valuable finds there anyway. It not only will ultimately determine a person’s success in finding and digging treasures out of the ground… it can quickly learn to identify non-metal treasures like old bottles and very old household items that are worth a lot of money in today’s marketplace. In addition to being able to program itself to recognize all these other kinds of treasure, it can learn to show you where they can be found. 

So what is this fantastic “metal detector” and treasure hunting device called and how did you come by such a device… and not even know you have it in your possession??? 

I call it the THM – PS-100, for short…  that stands for, “The Human Mind – Problem Solver – with over 100 different ‘modes’ to use for finding treasures.  You see, your mind is a “mental metal detector” and hidden treasure locator, second to none, that can direct you to incredible additional resources and devices besides just a metal detector to use in your search for treasures of any kind.

Yes… THE HUMAN MIND is the most powerful treasure hunting and detecting device ever made!  Success in finding treasures on a regular basis of any type is a matter of solving a series of problems involving why, how, when and where they were lost, hidden or are now located.  Once you program your mind properly in terms of feeding all the knowledge you can find about the treasures you are seeking, it is time to put it to work. 

I have been using the “THM-PS 100” to seek treasures lost and hidden… some in plain sight… all across this country and in a few others as well, for over fifty years during travels that have taken me to 42 states and 6 different countries and with both impressive successes and flat-out failures, as well, in finding what I was looking for.  I learned much in the process of each success I had…  and each failure, as well… and thus programmed my mind to find treasures when I could not do it with a metal detector.  People today, depend way too much on their high-tech metal detectors to make good finds and so are NOT learning to THINK “out-of-the-box,” to greatly increase their chances of finding treasures others missed… because… they, too… did NOT “think-out-of-the box.”

I am now going to give you some major examples from my own treasure hunting and metal detecting experiences and those of others also who used their MINDS to make serious finds of treasures of different types. Hopefully, you will, after reading these, be able to see beyond the searchcoil of your metal detector and realize that you have much more potential to find treasures, than just digging up whatever causes the metal detector you are swinging to beep.

I will start with a few of my own experiences and then share some of those of my friends and fellow treasure hunters, as well.

1. CS BELT BUCKLE PIC  I had been metal detecting a couple of years back in the 70’s and had gotten into searching for American Civil War relics.  One of my big “bucket listers” I was eager to find, was a rare Confederate Belt Buckle, so when I got an invitation from a veteran relic hunter in Tennessee to come and hunt a Confederate Cavalry camp where he and his buddies had already found 21 Confederate buckles… each worth a couple of thousand dollars… I jumped on it.  When we got to the site, he explained to me that they had grided off the camp and had worked every square foot of it with their detectors and that the only place left to hunt where a buckle might be found was in a briar patch of wild raspberry plants. So… we literally crawled around on the ground with our detectors trying to avoid all the thorns on plant stalks… without success, I might add… for three hours with no good finds.  At that point, with clothing torn and my body bleeding from multiple thorn scratches, I had had enough and crawled out of the patch and started detecting where I could stand up and there were no briars.  My host immediately hollered at me, “You are wasting your time hunting there… we already got everything.”  I told him I needed to stand up for a while for my back’s sake and thanked him anyway. 

A veteran relic hunter I had met previously had taught me to stick my detector searchcoil close to trees and rocks and under bushes because those were places commonly missed by most relic hunters. THAT knowledge had RE-PROGRAMMED my mind NOT to fail to look for relics next to those obstacles.  So… I noticed the ground had big flat slabs of rock scattered everywhere and small dense bushes of some type growing next to many of them. I started hunting around those big rocks and came to a small bush about 3 feet by 3 feet next to one.  I stuck my detector searchcoil back under that bush all the way up against the trunk of it and got a really good signal! I had not been hunting out of the briar patch more than 10 minutes when this happened.  I dug out the little bush and about a foot deep, I found a brass oval shaped Confederate belt buckle… or “plate” as they are called by the serious relic hunters…  with the letters CS clearly embossed into the brass on the front of it. At the time, it was a find valued at about $2,000. My metal detector would NOT have found me a CS buckle that day if my “re-programmed” mind had not made me SPECIFICALLY hunt up close to detecting obstacles.  This clearly points up how what you do with your MIND to ASSIST your detector in making great finds can be critical to success.

The author Is Holding the Confederate Belt Buckle He Found by Looking Where There Were Not Supposed to Be Any.

2. ISLAMIC COIN, 3. ROMAN DUMP  More recently, just a few years ago, I was in Israel with twenty friends touring Bible related places in the country. Metal detectors are not allowed to be brought into Israel… only the archaeologists can use them… so if I were to make any great finds of coins or other artifacts, I would have to use my mind to power my “visual sensors” we call EYES.  When our group visited the ruins of the Roman period town of Caesarea built by King Herod of biblical fame, I left them with our Jewish guide and took off exploring down the beach adjacent to the ruins built on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.  Almost immediately, I discovered a Roman dump site over 2000 years old.  The storms on the Med had cast waves against the edge of the dump and it was eroding away.  The exposed part of the dump was practically a vertical wall about 20 feet high and a mile long.  Almost every square foot of that wall had Roman artifacts sticking out of it… mostly broken pottery and pieces of glass and bone and mosaic tiles, etc.   Here and there were greenish pieces of bronze or brass partly exposed.  In Israel, you are not allowed to dig a hole anywhere in the country without a permit, so I could not use even my small pocket knife to dig out the brass and bronze items. As I examined this dump wall, I even saw what appeared to be a complete thin glass Roman bottle that would have been worth a lot of money sticking out of the bank.  But, obeying the local laws. I did not dig out anything from that dump.  That being said, however, I knew from previous experiences digging out old dumps in the United States that ALL dumps have lost coins in them.  This Roman dump, though 2000 years old, would be no exception.  So… since the waves had already done the “digging” for me by exposing all those artifacts, I got up close, walked slowly, and “programmed” my eyes to find any coin shapes exposed to the surface. I only had about an hour before I had to rejoin my group at the ruins so I walked and looked and sure enough, I found a bronze coin sticking out of the wall. Since I had to do no digging to remove it, I technically had not broken Israeli law. Our guide had a brother who was a coin dealer in Jerusalem and I got him to appraise the coin I found that seemed to have Arabic writing embossed on it rather than being a Roman coin. The dealer told me it was an Islamic coin 2000 years old and that the value of it was $500 in Israel and probably $1500 in the U.S.  I had found a treasure by using my “MENTAL METAL DETECTOR” to get around the obstacle of not being able to use a metal detector to find one. (SEE PICS) If I had been able to hunt that vast dump all day, I am sure I would have found more than a half dozen ancient coins with my eyes alone. 

2000 Year-Old Islamic Coin the Author Found at a Roman Dump Site in Israel Using Only His Eyes Because Detectors Were Not Allowed.
This Is the Roman Dump in Israel Where the Author Found the 2000 Year Old Islamic Coin. In the Photo on the Left the Lower Yellow Circle Is Where the Coin Was Found. The Upper Yellow Circle Is Showing the Neck and the Opening of a Thin Glass Roman Bottle… Also 2000 Years Old.

4. MINIE BALLS FOUND IN EXPOSED DIRT PIC On another occasion, I was visiting a major Civil War battlefield under Federal control in one of the states in the deep south where, of course, metal detecting is practically a “hanging offense.”  So, once again, employing my “visual sensors,” I walked the battlefield and looked for any erosion ditches or bare ground where artifacts from the battle might have been exposed.  I came to an old road cut in the middle of the battlefield that had bare dirt banks about 15 feet high.  I stood on top of one bank and slowly scanned the opposite dirt bank carefully, I started noticing several “small white rocks” exposed across the bank in its reddish clay dirt.   I was too far away for positive I.D. so I went down into the road cut and examined these “pieces of rock” up close.  Just as I suspected, they were NOT white rocks but rather fired Minie Ball bullets from the Civil War battle with their typical gray-white coating of oxidized lead patina on them.  I had just found multiple METAL artifacts… WITHOUT…  a metal detector.  Of course, you can’t legally remove them in a Federal Park, but their laws did not stop me from getting the thrill of FINDING those pieces of history hidden in the ground for nearly 160 years!  

The Author Found Civil War Bullets (Called Minie Balls) Sticking in the Exposed Dirt Banks on This Old Road Cut Through the Battlefield.

5. 100s OF MINIE BALLS FOUND ON “WORKEDOUT SITE” – Several years after I found my CS belt buckle, I went to Mobile, Alabama, to hunt Civil War relics and I asked the local detector dealer, who was a friend, where the most hunted-out spot on the Spanish Fort community Civil War battlefield across Mobile Bay from the city was.  He told me right across from the elementary school by the road. He said everybody and his brother parked there and because they worked out that area close to the road years back, now go deeper into the battlefield to start detecting.  Me and my hunt buddy traveling with me headed on over to Spanish Fort and parked right across from the school. We were using big 14” searchcoils on our Garrett Detectors and started detecting as soon as we got far enough from the truck to not be picking it up with our detectors.  Just as I suspected it would be, both of us started finding Civil War artifacts immediately… fired and dropped bullets, buttons, knapsack hooks, pieces of artillery shells, etc.  We dug all day until we were completely exhausted from recovering all our finds.  Both of us got over 200 small artifacts each plus a 24 pound cannonball each… that was over 400 relics from a place that all the local detectorists believed was not worth hunting.  WHY… did WE hunt there?  Because I had used my mind again to make the decision to hunt there.  I KNEW that human nature is such that most of those who had hunted there before would have not spent much time hunting that close to the road but would have detected through that area quickly to go deeper into the battlefield where they believed the most relics were.  And we had NOT finished finding relics when we gave out physically… we just got too tired to keep going.  Your “mental metal detector” has the power to out-think the competition… IF… you PROGRAM it to automatically to try to do that. When you get to a site you want to hunt… ask yourself, WHERE is it likely that others have hunted previously… and… WHAT are the places at this site they most likely missed or did not pay much attention to.  Make a habit of it and you will make great finds that many others missed.  

When I see so many people asking “Where can I go to detect?”, they are in bad need of someone… NOT telling them where to hunt… but rather teaching them how to THINK.  The short answer to their question is:  ANYWHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN, LIVED, AND CONGREGATED for just about ANY purpose.  With that much of a start, those beginners need to go find places on their own that fall into that category.  In the process, they will advance their researching skills and that will re-program their minds to find more good sites than they ever would by just asking others where to hunt.

The Author Found Over 200 Minie Balls Like These in a Single Day by Detecting Right Next to Where the Other Relic Hunters Parked Their Cars and Then Walked Farther Into the Battlefield to Hunt Relics.

6. STAGECOACH STRONGBOX FULL OF 20 DOLLAR GOLD PIECES  While I worked for Garrett Metal Detectors, I met a couple of professional treasure hunters that were looking for a strongbox full of newly minted San Francisco $20 gold pieces that was stolen by four outlaws from a stagecoach robbery in Oklahoma. Existing records revealed that a posse had gotten on their trail quickly and had cornered them where they were camped at the end of a box canyon in some mountains.  The outlaws chose to shoot it out and over the course of the day-long fight, three were killed outright and the other wounded and captured.  The strongbox was nowhere to be found and the wounded outlaw refused to reveal its location.  He died in prison, and his secret died with him.  The two treasure hunters I mentioned above believed that the robbers could not have carried the heavy strongbox very far and suspected it was buried near their camp where the shootout occurred.  They had done good research and had found the posse’s account of what happened.  The problem was, the posse gave no location to identify which box canyon running off those mountains the outlaws were camped in. There were about a dozen possibilities on that side of the mountain range.  These two were pros, and so they had PROGRAMMED their minds with the reality that it would probably be a difficult search that could take years to find the outlaw’s camp.

They started the recovery of the loot project by beginning at the mouth of the first box canyon and detecting their way up to the very end of it looking for clues to the location of the camp.   The first year, they worked two canyons and then the second year they worked two more adjacent box canyons.  Finally, the third year of the project, they had proceeded almost to the end of the fifth box canyon when one of them got a strong signal in the sandy floor of the canyon and dug up a cast iron frying pan. The other one quickly discovered a canteen with a bullet hole in it. They found more camp-related metal items that had obviously been abandoned in a hurry… an indication that they might have the right spot at last. They continued to detect their way past the camp site to the very end of the canyon where a bunch of big boulders lay all around. They started finding fired .44 and .45 caliber pistol bullets both in front of the boulder field and amongst the rocks, themselves.  Obviously, a firefight with guns had taken place here. 

Their metal detectors and their determination had brought them this far but had not signaled any buried strongbox full of gold.  It was time for the team leader to put his MENTAL METAL DETECTOR to work.  Since they had no clues as to where the outlaws hid their loot, a metal detecting search alone might well never find the box.  The team leader, however, walked toward the back of the boulder field and began to carefully examine them with his eyes.  Why do that when the logical thought would have been that the loot was buried in the ground?   Because he had PROGRAMMED his mind to examine the FACTS uncovered and come to conclusions based on the best possibilities indicated by them.  As he pondered the situation, he realized that it was highly unlikely the outlaws had time to hide the strongbox by burying it in the ground, which was hard packed under a layer of sand a few inches thick. So, then… HOW did they hide it above ground… and where?  He realized that the boulder field would have offered them that possibility.  He started looking for something un-natural or out-of-place in the random boulder field and quickly, he found it. 

Two large boulders about 6 feet high were lodged against each other and since they were somewhat rounded, there was an open space in the shape of a rough triangle between them at the bottom.  That space was not open because it had been closed by someone stacking small flat rocks up in it until it was closed off and you could not see into it. He saw the stacked rock and knew it had been done by someone and was sure he had found the hiding place.  He walked over and pulled two rocks out of the stack and could see part of the metal strongbox behind.   They opened the hiding place and there was the strongbox with the company lock still in place… the outlaws had never even got it open.  The finder shot the lock off the box and opened the lid.  There were all the gold pieces still in their paper wrappers which crumbled to dust when touched.  1000… 1 oz. $20 un-circulated gold coins weighing a little over 83 lbs worth over $500,000 at the time they were found just for the gold value alone.  The fact that these were all numismatical coins would have upped that value to more than $2 million, no doubt.  The camp… they found with both metal detectors… and perseverance that came from disciplining their minds not to quit till they found what they were looking for… but the treasure they sought was ultimately found by using the MENTAL METAL DETECTORS they possessed.  If the posse had thought to do that, they could have recovered the gold and not just killed and captured the outlaws.  Instead, the posse would have concluded the loot was buried and the only way to find it was to get the location from one of the outlaws which they failed to do. 

Now let’s use a smaller example of this principle that you might encounter… you discover through research that a wagon train camped on the banks of the Washita River for two weeks before crossing it and heading on out west.  No exact spot is given in the historical reference to the train so… rather than walking miles of creek bank with your detector hoping you find the right spot, you research the road they would have followed to the river on old maps and you locate the fords of the river where they might have crossed. You hunt the ground around the fords and you will very likely find where they camped and it will be your mind… not your detector that saved you a whole lot of un-necessary walking and detecting.

Two of the Author’s Professional Treasure Hunting Friends Found a Stagecoach Strongbox Full of $20 U.S. Gold Coins Using Deductive Reasoning and Their Eyes When It Could Not Be Found With a Detector.

7. TREASURSE FROM A DUMP SITE ON THE RIVERBANK Now… imagine finding over 6000 silver coins and several gold coins, one at time without a metal detector using only your eyes, programmed by your mind to spot them where they lay.  You veteran detectorists reading this article… have you found over 6000 silver coins one-at-a-time with your metal detector?  I highly doubt it with maybe one or two very rare exceptions.  Well, my friend, Alex C., has… using only his eyes. 

Here is how he used his “mental metal detector” to do it.  He lives in Cincinnati and while researching the history of the city discovered that trash from the downtown businesses and restaurants from back in the last half of the 1800’s was hauled almost twenty miles from downtown and dumped on the bank of the Ohio River where it could be burned and the smell did not bother the local residents very much.  He found where that trash had been dumped and saw it had been eroded by floods and big passing boats till it covered the flat part of the banks that was wooded as well as the sandy beach for hundreds of feet along the river.  The water had exposed millions of pieces of old broken bottles, plates and everything thrown into a dump including various metal items big and small in quantities that caused them to litter the site in such close proximity that it was literally impossible to use a metal detector to search the area for coins.  So… Alex… thought it over and his mental metal detector told him that there had to be coins and jewelry pieces exposed among all that visible junk and he realized the waves from the big barge-pushing riverboats would change what was exposed by both concealing and revealing every single day.  He began to walk the beach where the dump material was scattered early before he went to work and on weekends and started finding coins as soon as he reprogrammed his eyes to spot their round shapes among all the junk. There was no end to the silver coins, pieces of gold and silver jewelry finds he made as the years went by and he had spotted four U.S. gold coins and recovered them at last count.  Now, he’s up in years and arthritic so that this incredible “treasure hunting… and finding” venture is about over for him but he is still convinced there are thousands more great finds to be made as that vast dump continues to be eroded by floods, storms and big boat waves.  But remember… if you find a dump like this one… ONLY your mental metal detector will work for making great finds in it. You could sift the soil on the banks and you would probably find some coins and jewelry pieces but that is lot more time-consuming and requiring a LOT more hard work than walking the beaches and using your eyes to detect coins among the junk. After you “program” your eyes to spot the coin shapes and jewelry like rings, and practice it a while, it becomes almost automatic on how easy it is to see them if they are present where you look.

Another of the Author’s Treasure Hunting Friends Found Over 6000 Silver Coins, Hundreds of Gold and Silver Rings and Pieces of Jewelry and Several U.S.. Gold Coins by Using Only His Eyes And Walking the Shoreline in a Big Dump Like This Along the Ohio River on a Frequent Basis Over a Period of 20 Years. As You Can See, There Was Too Much Junk to Use a Detector.

8. LOUIE 14TH PLATE Another veteran detectorist I know, liked to spontaneously stop at likely-looking garage sales he happened to pass.  He had read of people who bought items as these garage sales for a few dollars that turned out be very historical and valuable in nature… some being worth a small fortune. So… he decided to “program” his mind to recognize potential finds of great value at the garage sales he visited. He spent some money to get his hands on the Antique I.D. and Value books that the pro Antique shops use to run their businesses by. Over time, he learned what to look for in the way of potential treasures among all the items people put in garage sales. He was able to buy a number of things for a few dollars that he sold for a lot more than he paid for them but… no really BIG finds.  That is… until the day he bought a pretty plate with very old looking scenery on it that turned out to have belonged to King Louie the 14th of France. It cost him a couple of dollars, but it appraised at over $14,000!

Do you see the point? There are treasures waiting to be found everywhere you go… IF… you PROGRAM your “mental metal detector” on how to recognize them if you see them and what kind of price do you need to pay for them in order to make a huge profit.

Still Another of the Author’s Friends Found a Plate Similar to This One at a Garage Sale and Because of Previous Research, Knew It Was Rare and Bought It for Just $5. It Was Dated Back to Louis 14th, King of France, and Appraised at $14,000.

9. ARROWHEADS IN CASE ,10. ARROWHEAD IN SITU IN FIELD  When I walk the harvested soybean fields along the Ohio River, searching long-gone house sites with my detector I am at the same time using my eyes powered by my mind to spot Native American artifacts lying on the surface.  This has produced over 500 great arrowheads, and flint tool finds, in addition to the coins and artifacts found with my detector on the homesites.  It makes no sense to pass up one treasure while looking for another.

While Detecting Old House Sites in Farmers Fields, the Author Has Found Over 500 Arrowheads and Other Artifacts Like These With His Eyes While Listening to His Metal Detector.
An Arrowhead Found by the Author as He Was Metal Detecting in This Field.

11. BOTTLE DUMP Old homesites back in the woods all had someplace downwind from the house where they dumped their trash long before there was any such thing as outside garbage collection in rural areas.   Knowing that “downwind” is the direction to go to find the dumps, after I have searched the grounds of the house site with my detector, I look for signs of the dump and… for a place where there are a lot of BIG metal object signals very close together registering on my detector.  Sometimes, the dump material is just below the surface and sometimes a foot or two deep.  I dig a test hole and if I see old broken glass or hand-forged iron objects in the dirt, I then dig out that dump to make great old bottle finds along with everything from crockery, to marbles, old cast iron toys, coins, jewelry, etc.  I taught my mind how to approach digging out these dumps by studying how the experts did it. You too can “program” your mind on how to dig these dumps without destroying the fragile bottles you want by watching the experts dig them in their videos on YouTube.  And… one more thing… THINK… and avoid wasting your time digging for bottles with a lot of newer ones on top the ground and going down several feet.  Seek out dumps from old places back in the 1800’s or earlier because THAT is where you will find the BEST “killer” bottles with the least amount of work.  

Every Old 1800’s, or Earlier, House Site You Detect Had a Place Where the Residents Dumped Their Trash. Find Where That Is and You Could Dig a Lot of Very Old and Valuable Bottles Like These That Were Thrown Away in That Dump, in Addition to the Coins You Find on the House Site With Your Detector.

12. DIGGING BRICK OUTHOUSE PITS I know some guys in Northern Kentucky, who went to the contractor that was going to tear down a row of once luxurious houses in order to build a big public aquarium near Cincinnati, and got permission to dig the old outhouse pits that were present near each of the houses.  Having been the homes of wealthy people, the outhouses had been deluxe for that time in history… dating back to about 1800.  The pits were brick-lined and some 30 or 40 feet deep.  The guys found hundreds of very old bottles, along with coins, jewelry and other artifacts when they dug them out.  A number of the bottles were so rare that they appraised at several thousand dollars apiece.  These were treasures NOT found by using a detector but using the mind to direct the body to do what had to be done to make those treasures appear… which was to carefully and safely dig out those deep pits by hand.

Often, Nicer Homes Built Long Ago Had Brick Lined Outhouse Pits, Like the One in the Picture… or Even a Lot Bigger Than This One. Empty Bottles of Many Types, as Well as Other Items, Were Often Thrown Into These Pits to Get Rid of Them, Such as Poison Bottles. Digging These Pits Out Safely Can Reward the Digger With Some Really Great and Valuable Finds.

13. PERRYVILLE BATTLEFIELD ARTIFACTS  Most treasure hunters and metal detectorists of any type never really learn to THINK with their minds in relation to what they are looking for… they all too often “hunt with their emotions” rather than using their mind to employ deductive reasoning to help narrow down their searches.  What do I mean by that?  I mean that they depend on “luck,” or “hunches,” or “intuition” to search for buried treasures rather than thorough research and analysis of every piece of information they can find about what they are looking for. 

Let me give you an example of what I as talking about.  I have a detecting buddy, who has several years experience detecting for Civil War relics with a top-of-the-line foreign made metal detector that cost him over $2,000.  On one project, we went to a ten-acre pasture that was part of a huge, hard-fought, Civil War battle in Kentucky. It was his permission, so when he told me where it was, I located it on maps of the battlefield and researched several books and maps to learn everything I could about WHERE the hottest fighting took place in that pasture during the battle.  My buddy did no research at all as he was content to just to know that the 10 acres was all a part of the battlefield and so he just trusted to luck as to where to hunt in it to find artifacts.  I, on the other hand, had learned in advance that the boundary barbed wire fence on one side of the pasture had once been the site of a stacked stone and rail fence that was used by the Confederates for a defensive position as they fought the battle.  I targeted that fence line and the ground immediately in front of it to metal detect while my buddy wandered around on the opposite side of the pasture where no units had been positioned or had fought during the battle.   In addition to picking the best place to hunt, I knew to dig as small a hole as possible to recover any targets so I could get them out of the ground quickly and into my finds pouch and then quickly kick the dirt plug back into the hole with my foot and stomp it down and move on to the next target.  My buddy, on the other hand would dig a big hole a foot and a half wide and a foot or more deep just to recover a fired bullet from the ground.  To make it worse, he would scatter all the dirt he dug out of the hole all around… some of it two feet from the hole and then spend more minutes chasing the signal around in the dirt piles with his hand held pinpointer.  I was spending usually less than 2 minutes recovering a target while he was taking as long as 15 to recover the same size target.  That means I was locating and digging MANY MORE targets throughout the day than he was.  At the end of the day, he only had 4 fired bullets, and I had 28 bullets and other Civil War artifacts.  I had used my “mental metal detector” to maximize the finds possible in that pasture… he had not used his at all. He found his few artifacts by chance while I found mine my searching in the best place.  

Are you getting it, yet?   Do you see how important our minds are to how successful we are in finding treasures of any type?  Another example: To find unrecognized valuable items offered at very low prices at garage sales, should you stop at EVERY sale you see… or would you do better by targeting garage sales held at expensive homes and in the wealthier parts of town?  The answer, of course is to target the sales held at homes indicating people of a higher income level.  They are a lot more likely to have bought expensive things that later get sold in a garage sale for small prices than those sales held by people whose houses indicate a much lower income level.

If you want to be successful at finding buried Spanish Treasures, you have to program your mind to think like the Spaniards that buried them. You have to study the records in history left by those Spanish Explorers.  If you want to find strongboxes full of gold buried by American robbers, you have to program your mind to think the robbers did.  If you want to find jars of gold and silver coins buried on old homeplaces, you have to learn where the most common places such caches of coins were buried by the people who lived in those homes. You also have to practice for your searches by burying a jar of coins at different depths and learning how your detector responds to them. 

They say that, “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.” And that is a good analogy to apply to those who hunt for ANY type of treasure without using their “mental metal detectors” to greatly improve the odds of finding what they are looking for. 

Like the blind squirrel, you can just stick to swinging your metal detector and being oblivious to the discovery of other treasures all around you because you have not trained your “mental metal detector” to spot potential sources of treasure finds.  Or… you can start to really strive to program your mind to be the powerful assist you need to find treasure of any type that you have opportunity to search for.  The choice is entirely yours.  The results… well, that will depend on the choice you make… a nice find once in a while… or… a LOT of nice finds over the long haul on a fairly frequent basis. 

For me personally, wherever I go, whatever I am there to do, with a few exceptions like visiting the sick or attending church or funerals, I am looking for treasure with my mind and eyes of any type that my location might offer.  When I was pursuing my landscaping career I always searched the dirt dug out of holes when planting shurbs and trees for signs of any type of treasure. I was trimming trees on a big racehorse farm for a rich man one time and the old neighbor across from the farm came over and started talking to me. During our conversation, I asked him if he knew of any Civil War history around that 5000-acre farm.  He pointed to a nearby hill that was a mowed pasture and told me his grandma had told him THAT was where the Confederate soldiers had camped for a while.  And just like that, I had an un-detected Civil War campsite to hunt as I had the run of the farm already. I located a treasure site while “working for the man,” as they say. I kept my detector in my pick-up and I would come back after work to mine that campsite of its artifact treasures.

The Author Found All These Civil War Artifacts in a 10-Acre Field That Had Been Hunted for Over 35 Years by Many Other Detectorists. He Made These Finds by Determining Which Part of That Pasture Had Seen the Hardest Part of the Fighting There and Concentrating His Detecting in That Area.

So… if you have not learned to do it yet, put the greatest metal detector ever made that is right up there in your head to work at every turn, so to speak. Program it wisely and the use it and your eyes to recognize the CLUES that indicate the possibility of great finds in many locations that 90% of all other detectorists will be oblivious to as they go about their searching and depending way too much on their electronic metal detectors for success alone.

See ya later… I am going to take my THM-PS-100… and my AT Pro Detector… out and put them both to work… again!

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