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New Underwater Metal Detector from JW Fishers

JW Fishers Mfg. said it will introduce a new underwater metal detector for 2017: the SAR-1 Search and Recovery metal detector.

Tommy Thompson Found Civil War Treasure Ship S.S. Central America

Tommy G. Thompson was once one of the greatest treasure hunters of his time: A dark-bearded diver who hauled a trove of gold from the Atlantic Ocean in 1988 — dubbed the richest find in U.S. history.

GoPro Hero5 Metal Detecting Review

The GoPro cameras are fantastic cameras, as demonstrated by their enormous popularity.  But how do they work for folks primarily making Metal Detecting videos?  In this review of the GoPro Hero5 Black Edition, I’m going to walk you through what makes a great camera for metal detectorist, arrow head hunters, bottle hunters, and treasure hunters of almost any stripe, and point out how the GoPro Hero stacks up to those requirements. I have put together a video review of the GoPro on Youtube.  See it here:  Metal Detecting with GoPro Hero3+ Review First, Why is the GoPro so Popular? GoPro has absolutely nailed the action camera category.  These tiny cameras are tough and resistant to almost any environment that a human being might want to play in.  They were created with the express purpose of...

20 Easy Metal Detecting Tips

Here’s your chance to share your expertise with your fellow detectorists. Not only can these tips help you find more treasure, but they can help preserve our detecting sites by helping new people do it right! So send in those tips today! Carry an 18″x18″ (or really any size you’d like) sheet of heavy duty plastic sheathing with you when detecting yards or lawns. Keep it folded in your pocket or pouch. After cutting a plug or partial plug, you can place any of the dirt from the hole onto the plastic. Once you know that the item is in the soil that you’ve pulled out of the hole and is now on the plastic, you can find the item easier when breaking up the soil or using a probe. It makes it very easy to put the soil back in the hole, and doesn’t leave loose soil all over the area . Just as if y...

Recent 2 Days Metal Detecting February 2016

Had a little extra time to get out for a solid 2 days of hunting. The weather played nice and finds were plentiful. The items recovered are setting up a pretty high standard for the remainder of the month. I do plan to get out some more in the coming days. But as of now, the rain is setting in for the next 2 days or so. As some of you already know about a few of locations, I spent the majority of the time at one site…the Camp Meeting Grounds. This area has produced some amazing finds over the past 2 years. Since hunting season is over, I now have access to property until November 2016, when hunting season starts again. Below you will see the “Best of It”. Once I get everything cleaned up, I’ll post some more pics. Also, I find this very interesting. The first day I ...

Simple Facts About Metal Detecting in 2016

People get into the hobby of metal detecting for many reasons. As a child we daydream of searching and finding buried treasure and getting rich. As a young adult it might be to find dropped change that could be used for gas money or other purchases. A middle aged person might pick up the hobby for the love of history or as exercise to help drop a few pounds. The older individual may start detecting for any of the reasons listed but also for the peace, quiet and serenity of being out enjoying nature either by themselves or with a small group of other like minded individuals. I am asked quite often what is needed for this hobby and other than the detector and shovel I cannot stress enough that the number one thing needed is patience. So many people jump into this hobby expecting to start dig...

Researching Areas To Metal Detecting Pays Off

Here in the Ottawa Valley, eastern Ontario, it gets cold early in the fall, and spring comes late. We were well into November when my main hunting partner, Bill Hamilton, got a breakthrough on some ongoing research we both do on old sites. Two years earlier, while interviewing an old-timer from the area in regards to two treasure tales – one about some gold coins which had been found in a basement, and the other about a settler who allegedly buried her money in her garden – it was mentioned, “…we used to dance back in the field…” What field? Bill didn’t ask. As fortune would have it, he happened to be in the same area this past summer when another neighbor said, “There were dances held years ago up on the hill.” This time it clicked, and with the aid of late-1800’s maps and a trip back to ...

Colorado Man Missing After New Mexico Treasure Hunting Trip

New Mexican search and rescue crews are looking for a man from Colorado after finding his dog and inflatable raft on the banks of the Rio Grande River near Santa Fe. No one has seen or heard from Randall “Randy” Bilyeu since Jan. 4. Bilyeu lives in Broomfield, Colorado with his dog Leo. The pair are part of a group of treasure hunters who go into the Rocky Mountains looking for a chest of gold a Santa Fe millionaire named Forrest Fenn says he hid. Bilyeu’s daughter, Carissa Nieves, describes her dad as fun, adventurous, caring and passionate. She says he loves Colorado and the mountains. Nieves tells FOX31 through Facebook, “I found it amazing that he wouldn’t get discouraged after not finding the treasure. He truly believed he would find it. But he really enjoyed the adventure.” She says ...

Metal Detecting on Delmarva 2016

For the season being in the middle of January, it’s been pretty mild…yesterday was in the 50’s, clear and calm. That’s not too bad for us here on the Delmarva Peninsula. However, good thing I did get out yesterday because it snowed today. Went and visited one of mine steadily producing sites. I say I hunted for about 3 hours on 300+ acres. I have a pretty good idea where the majority of the activity took place on this farm years ago. I happened to stumble across a section that I haven’t really paid much attention to. Walking back to the Jeep, I hit a nice high tone. My first thought was a can, the signal was loud and clear. Turned out to be an over-stamped Matron Head (1816-1835), its pretty toasted..but the stamp is very clear. Had a couple other interesting ...

Retired Fisherman Recovers Lost Treasure on Local Beaches

After a day on the beach, your spouse looks at you and says, “I lost my wedding ring.” She slumps over, realizing that her expensive, one-of-a-kind, 1-carat diamond is gone forever because the chance of finding that ring on a crowded beach in the sand is next to impossible. Who are you going to call? Larry Royal, 65, of Arroyo Grande, a retired commercial fisherman and equipment operator who now hunts for lost treasure. Seven years ago, Royal’s wife died. After her loss and numerous surgeries, Royal couldn’t move from his couch. His doctor told him unless he improved his health and got up, he was going to die. That’s when he made the life-changing choice to dust off the metal detector and head to the beach. Since then, the longtime resident has lost 100 pounds...

Wreckage Found of 33 Ships Lost for 144 Years Along Alaska Coastline

NOAA archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after they and 31 others sank off the Arctic coast of Alaska in one of the planet’s most unexplored ocean regions. The shipwrecks, and parts of other ships, that were found are most likely the remains of 33 ships trapped by pack ice close to the Alaskan Arctic shore in September 1871. The whaling captains had counted on a wind shift from the east to drive the ice out to sea as it had always done in years past. The ships were destroyed in a matter of weeks, leaving more than 1,200 whalers stranded at the top of the world until they could be rescued by seven ships of the fleet standing by about 80 miles to the south in open water off Icy Cape. No one died in the incident but it is cited a...

The Lost Wrecks of the Dry Tortugas

If the ocean had highways, the intersection at the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Straits might well have ranked among the planet’s most dangerous, at least in ye olde times. Ships threading its treacherous reefs wrecked for centuries, sometimes at a rate of once a week, leaving behind an untold fortune in booty. Key West was built on a good chunk of those spoils. And modern-day treasure hunters still scour the region in search of loot. Which is why the National Park Service, guardian of a vast swath of potentially wreck-laden waters in Dry Tortugas National Park, has for the first time started surveying the deep waters within its boundaries. While no one knows for sure what remains on the sea floor, it could be bountiful: since 1988, federal law has largely blocked treasure hunters armed wi...

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