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Detectorists Be Warned: Ticks

I felt it was a good idea to discuss a current threat to all of us who go metal detecting outdoors- ticks. Detectorists have to protect themselves now. Depending on where you live, the problem can be worse for tick bites. I go out detecting all the time and now is the time to protect yourself. Disease carrying ticks are out in record numbers and people... Read More
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Great Turnout at the Treasure Show!

Silver City Treasure Seekers promoted a great treasure show this past weekend. I was very impressed with the water and land finds that were on display from the vendors and detectorists! I have been metal detecting for over 30 years and I was amazed at seeing such a variety of coins, jewelry and relics from different time periods. Congratulations to... Read More
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Answers for My Popular Stock Search Coils

I’ve received so many comments on a few of the popular search coils in my shop. I always tell people that having the right search coil can make a huge difference in how you hunt and what you are able to find. Recently, I’ve seen more of this in the field watching others hunt. A search coil, to break it down, is like your compass. The search coil sends a... Read More
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Treasure Find: You Might Have This One!

Most detectorists I know, are working on their bucket list or trying to find that elusive coin. I have customers who have found gold coins, Pine Tree shillings, gold pocket watches, Spanish Reales, colonial coppers, etc.These treasure finds are very difficult to come by. You need to first find the right location and then be able to swing the coil over that... Read More
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A Hobby Everyone Enjoys: Celebrities Detect

Metal detecting is so much fun that all kinds of people are taking part in it! Many people in the hobby have a famous face! No matter who you are, you can be sure it’s one activity that makes a great lasting impression! Detecting takes you away from the stresses of everyday life and places you in an adventurous state. Anyone likes to take some time, no... Read More
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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... Read More
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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... Read More
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Detecting With New Friends

I’ve been metal detecting since I was 13 years old, but running a metal detecting shop has increased my knowledge of detecting and treasure finds even more. Sharing that knowledge with others is what the hobby is all about. In fact, three customers of MetalDetectors.com are now all detecting together as a group and having a great time! I even went... Read More
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