Metal Detecting

Pinpoint Probes

Garrett Pro-Pointer An extremely useful metal detecting accessory is an electronic pinpoint probe; a hand-held miniature metal detector, identifying all metal by audio and vibrating. This gadget helps identify the exact position of the find in and out of the ground so you can not only avoid damaging your find but speed up find extraction […]

Categories: Editorial, Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting

Round Pounds

The new 12-sided £1 coin became legal tender on 28 March 2017. The round £1 coin lost its legal tender status at midnight on 15 October 2017. There are still 169 million out there, which have not been returned to the mint. I am sure we will be finding them with our metal detectors for […]

Categories: Editorial, Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting for Profit: With and Without a Metal Detector

BOOK DESCRIPTION If your dreams of finding treasure result in next to nothing, then this book is for you. David Villanueva draws on his 40 plus years experience to show you how and where to find, and profit from, many types of lost or hidden valuables in Britain, all year round. Treasure hunting is one […]

Categories: Gold, Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting

Finding Personal Losses

Photo by Thomas Quine (Lady’s Rolex) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Swale Search and Recovery Metal Detecting Club I chair, offers a free search and recovery service for personal items, tractor parts, buried drain covers and the like. The most unlikely item I have been asked to find was a cricket pitch! […]

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Airplane Hunting

Bristol Beaufighter firing rockets As Chairman of The Swale Search and Recovery (metal detecting) Club I was approached recently by an up-and-coming air museum to help look for wreckage of a WWII Bristol Beaufighter that had crashed on a local muddy foreshore during a training exercise. It was believed, or hoped, that there was a […]

Categories: Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

In Search of King John’s Treasure (Part 2)

The only field that produced a good aura was the same field that had given the curious orbs with the camera on the AV setting. While not the recommended setting, it does indicate that other camera settings work – perhaps as good or better. We had photographed the field from different points on adjacent sides […]

Categories: Dowsing, Gold, Metal Detecting, Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

HOW TO FIND BRITAIN’S BURIED TREASURE HOARDS

Every detectorist dreams of finding a hoard and this new book will increase your chances of doing so. The rich history of the British Isles has led to the burial of thousands of hoards for many different reasons – some as offerings, some as savings or in an emergency, intended to be recovered later. Although […]

Categories: Gold, Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting

Antique English Spoon Found in Sweden

​Photo shows spoon with touch or maker’s mark insetI recently received this letter:My name is Anders from Stockholm, Sweden. I am writing to you with hope that that you might be able to bring some further clarity over a find my great grandmother made some 70 years ago. While digging in her garden she suddenly found an […]

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To the Manor Drawn (part 2)

​ THERE was to be a five month wait until the trees were stripped of apples by the pickers, which gave me plenty of time to reflect on the previous search of the manor house site. After a battle with silver paper, a battle with the trees and about one hundred hours detecting I had […]

Categories: Dowsing, Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

To The Manor Drawn (The Searcher, Jan 1997)

I suppose it was the searching of my mother-in-law’s garden with a metal detector that gave me the first inkling of how interesting the sites of old houses can be. Not that “mother’s” house was anything special; just a town house in a London suburb, built soon after the Great War. In one afternoon I […]

Categories: Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting

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