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Metal Detecting What It Means to Me
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Metal Detecting What It Means to Me

Although you wouldn’t normally associate the first-time experience of turning on a metal detector as being mortifying, mine was. Most have fond memories of getting a metal detector for Xmas or from Uncle Billy and venturing out to the back yard and finding their 1st find – a matchbox car that some long-forgotten hooligan, long ago…

Interview With Bill Marshall, Metal Detectorist
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Interview With Bill Marshall, Metal Detectorist

Recently, while checking out one of my favorite FB groups “Dug Fur Trade and Contact Period Relics” I came across a post from Bill Marshall. Fascinated with the finds he posted I reached out to him to do this interview. I learned a lot about the ancient copper culture and the fur trade and contact…

Interview With Gypsy Jewels
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Interview With Gypsy Jewels

DDM: How long have you been metal detecting and what got you into it?   My journey in metal detecting started a little over 22 years ago when I was visiting the gulf coast beaches and a couple was walking up from the beach with a metal detector in their hand. I spoke with them briefly…

Metal Detectorist, Cody Drake Interview
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Metal Detectorist, Cody Drake Interview

How did you get involved into metal detecting? I became involved in Metal Detecting when I was eight years old and we had just moved to Arizona from Texas. My father became religiously involved with gold mining prospecting, metal detecting and since I was a daddy’s boy, I was along for the ride. It was…

Treasure Hunter, Carlotta Brandenburg Interview
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Treasure Hunter, Carlotta Brandenburg Interview

DDM – Before meeting Tim, did you have any interest in the metal detecting hobby? Carlotta – Yes, I started gold prospecting in my early thirties, long before I knew Tim existed.  I had gold fever.  There was a small gold prospecting club in Northern California that I joined, and I learned to pan and sluice and…

Civil War Relic Collection Expanding
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Civil War Relic Collection Expanding

Recently, I wrote a story about our grandson, Benjamin, being chosen to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. But, he also has a great interest in another military conflict, the Civil War. This is the bloody fight which pitted brother against brother, and father against son, in the…

Adam Sellers a Metal Detectorist on Wheels
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Adam Sellers a Metal Detectorist on Wheels

Recently I was contacted through Facebook by someone who told me I need to take a look at Adam Sellers. I was told he was a detectorist in a wheelchair. Armed with such little information I reached out to Adam through Facebook messenger to see if I could talk to him over the phone. Although…