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10 reasons why metal detecting is a kickass hobby

1. You get outside.
And I’m starting to get a teeny, tiny, bit of a tan!

2. You get a whole lot of exercise.
There’s walking around with the metal detector, of course, but I end up exploring, hiking through creeks and clamoring up creek banks in the hunt of treasure. 459 more words

Brisbane Digger

Two Abbasids

In regard to the age of my “little dragon” introduced some weeks ago it can be only said that it dates to prehistoric actions at the Kvarnbo Hall site. 457 more words


Minelab flees Ireland following leprechaun goldpot scandal

It is a sad day for detectorists the world over as leading metal detector manufacturer Minelab reportedly closed down their headquarters in Ireland this week and ceased all operations pertaining to repair and production. 973 more words

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Sluice Boxes Riffle-less Systems Part 6

Solving complex systems is difficult, but sometimes one gets lucky and finds the solution through throwing a dart at a problem and finding that it stuck to the target. 1,245 more words

Gold Panning

E-Trac Finds Silver in a Previously Detected Park

When I first started the hobby of metal detecting over 5 years ago I started out with the Fisher F2 metal detector. As most of my long-time readers know, I highly recommend the Fisher F2 after having used one for a few years and finding just about all types of precious metals with it.   501 more words

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Archaeology (and avoiding it?) made simple!

Long ago, via a proxy, The Journal bought a copy of the ARCHI UK database (the site finding system for detectorists). We hope The Archaeological Establishment did the same as it contains much food for thought. 109 more words

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A review of Battlefield Recovery (a.k.a. Nazi War Diggers)

by Nigel Swift

Much will be written by professional archaeologists about the latest (and worst) episode, aired last night. Meghan Dennis. an archaeologist at York University, probably wins 3 prizes for succinctness: … 251 more words

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