Author: Rich Creason

Getting Started Metal Detecting
Skills

Getting Started Metal Detecting

Over the past many months, a lot of folks have been getting bored sitting at home, watching TV, or reading a book, because the dreaded virus has us avoiding other people. An advantage of watching television is that there are a lot of treasure hunting shows now. The Curse of Oak Island (one of my…

Learning to Metal Detect – If it Beeps, Dig it
Skills

Learning to Metal Detect – If it Beeps, Dig it

Step by slow step you cross the old yard.  Your eyes scan the ground.  Your ears are tuned to the slightest sound.  The machine you’re holding follows the motion of your arm—right, left, right, left.  Anticipation builds.  You know it’s only a matter of time.  BEEP!  The noise startles you even though you’ve been waiting…

Benjamin Competes in His First Treasure Hunt
Finds

Benjamin Competes in His First Treasure Hunt

When his metal detector sounded off, Benjamin quickly dropped to the ground, stuck his digging tool into the dirt, and popped out a Civil War musket ball. He took a second to hold it over his head to show to us nearby. Then, it went into the “finds” bag on his belt as he immediately…

Artifacts Can Be Found Everywhere
Finds

Artifacts Can Be Found Everywhere

In our travels around this country (and Canada), we have found numerous objects which could be classified as artifacts.  Many of these items, but not all, were found with a metal detector. According to Webster, an artifact is “a usually simple object (such as a tool or ornament) showing human workmanship or modification as distinguished…

Civil War Relics Can Still Be Found
Finds

Civil War Relics Can Still Be Found

For whatever reason, people collect a lot of different items.  Some collect coins or stamps, others accumulate old bottles or glass insulators. A few search for rare books, while occasionally you can find people who even feel collecting old matchbooks or pieces of string is fun. So, when saving various memorabilia from different wars is…