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November 13, 2015

Hand Held Sundial

Every once in a while, I find something so unique while metal detecting that my imagination just goes wild. As a history enthusiast, I enjoy taking time to think about not only what year the item is from, but the life that the object lived in. What kind of person used the item? Was there a tragic ending? Or not? What can this tell us as a society?

To start off this story, last year in the spring I went detecting in Boston ... Read More

November 6, 2015

Metal Detecting Terminology & Other Tips

As a treasure hunter, it’s a good idea to get familiar with different “detecting terms.” There are so many for this hobby. It’s like a unique language common to all of us treasure hunters. Most of the terminology I had to learn had to do with the types of search coils and specific parts of the machine itself. Since I enjoy finding older coins, relics, and artifacts, it was imperative that I learn about discrimination and the ... Read More

October 30, 2015

New England Produces Colonial Coppers & More

I took a road trip and headed up to North East Massachusetts to visit my good friend Bernie, who is a customer I met when he came into the shop looking for a metal detector. Bernie received permission to have us hunt on an old farmstead that has history from the revolutionary period. So, with a good potential hunting site in mind he packed up his Read More

Categories: Detectors, Finds
October 23, 2015

How Exactly Do Metal Detectors Work?

I think it’s really important for those who are new to the hobby of metal detecting to understand the basics when it comes to how a detector really works. When you understand this, you will have the knowledge you need to improve your technique as a treasure hunter, as well to know what you are looking for. Throughout the years, I’ve been able to find more treasure based on improving my swing, along with the increased knowledge of ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Finds, Resource
September 30, 2015

Locations are Never Truly Hunted Out

Shawn Burke started off as a customer of mine and has become a great friend to me. I frequently go metal detecting in South East Massachusetts with a group of guys. One of the best things about this is that we all communicate on different locations to go treasure hunting. We all have been pounding a small farm field that was converted into a park. The first silver watch I ever found was ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds, Resource
September 10, 2015

Successful Labor Day Treasure Hunt

It was nice having a day off this Labor Day Holiday. I have been in a slump and have not found anything exciting metal detecting in the past three weeks. I made plans to go detecting with my buddy Glenn, who happened to find some silver during our day out in the field.

While driving looking for a spot, I noticed a farm field behind a row of 1800’s homes that are located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I was trying ... Read More

Categories: Detectors, Finds, Resource
August 18, 2015

Turning My Hobby Into My Career

I started metal detecting at the age of 13. Never could I have imagined that after 30+ years I’d like the hobby more than ever, so much that I’ve turned it into my career. Having retired just last year from being in medical sales, I’m now enjoying my very own showroom located on Union St in Rockland, MA. It’s great getting to talk about my hobby, metal detectors and accessories all day to both experienced hobbyists and novices ... Read More

July 29, 2015

Gold Pocket Watch and Chain Found on Farm

Yesterday was a beautiful summer day in New England. No rain or humidity, just a cool breeze,making for a perfect day for metal detecting. I went detecting with four friends in Southern, MA on a one-hundred acre farm field. With a field so large, everyone seemed to have their own ideas of where the good finds might be located. Most detectorists will start at the top of the hill where you see one or two isolated trees. After ... Read More

Categories: Finds
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