Metal Detector Blog

Treasure Hunting with the Minelab Equinox

Running a metal detecting shop, you would have thought I have been using the latest, top notch detector available. And I really wanted to be out with the Minelab Equinox with Bluetooth wireless headphones. It is waterproof up to 10 feet, in salt water as well as fresh water, lightweight, user friendly, and multi frequency. I was not. The reason: inventory... Read More
Categories: Events, Finds

Jumpy Signal Produces 1880 Gold

My Detecting Buddy, Jason, has had several great coin finds from an area he has been Detecting for months. The area keeps producing amazing finds. Again I was working and could not join him in his latest Treasure Hunt. When I read Jason’s story I thought to myself; how many times have I passed up on a signal like this. In my experience when I dig... Read More
Categories: Finds

Hit One Of My Bucket List Coins!

Everybody who starts the great adventure of metal detecting will start building their bucket list collection. Both seasoned and beginner detectors find great excitement finding coins, jewelry, relics, etc. I am a coin shooter, so I am intrigued by coins. Don’t get me wrong, I like old military buttons. My prior bucket list was an old colonial shoe buckle,... Read More
Categories: Finds

Perseverance Pays Off: 1652 Pine Tree Coin

Denise is a great detectorist to go into the fields to hunt with. She’s very enjoyable, low key and loves the hobby! I first met Denise in the shop when she bought her Minelab CTX 3030. George and Denise stopped by the shop during the middle of the week and asked if I would like to join them for a hunt. Unfortunately, I said I have to work and was very... Read More
Categories: Finds, History

Nokta Impact Finds Old Deep Silver!

I will try to make this brief. Detectorists have been asking, “What’s up with your BLOGS?” I know it has been a long time. I had an L-4 L-5 lumbar back fusion surgery, which took me out of the metal detecting game for a couple of months. As you can imagine, my back was hurting me very bad and I knew the recovery would be awhile, but I was determined to get... Read More
Categories: Finds, History

John Govoni Memorial Open Hunt Event

What a fall it’s been so far! Has the year been flying by for you all too? I want to talk about the John Govani Memorial Open Hunt Event that took place on October 7. The event was named after John Govani, the past Vice President of the Massachusetts Treasure Hunting Association. This was an open hunt featuring detectorists from all over New England. It’s... Read More
Categories: Events

1723 Woods Hibernia Type 2 Half Penny!

I have a customer who has turned into a good friend and his name is Jason. He does a lot of door knocking to get permission on private property. He was sending me pictures from the farm field that he was detecting and his finds were incredible with his Garrett AT-Pro using the Nel big coil. This field was very active with manual labor back in the days.... Read More
Categories: Finds

There Was A Crooked Man: Love Token Coin

My pal King George of NE came by the shop with one of his coins, which has an intriguing story behind it. The coin is a 1708 Queen Ann Silver six pence. It was found in Eastern Massachusetts, which is rare. It is a common find in England. George believes it is a crooked man’s love token. The crooked man’s poem goes something like this: “There was a crooked... Read More
Categories: Finds