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How to Dig a Proper Divot
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How to Dig a Proper Divot

Before we begin, you see how the title has the word divot instead of hole or plug? This was a valuable piece of advice I received from Mr. Keith Wills, a long-time detectorist. By using the word divot instead of hole or plug when speaking to someone about metal detecting their yard, it makes them…

Getting Started Metal Detecting
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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
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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…

Buried Treasure – Where to Look
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Buried Treasure – Where to Look

Buried treasure isn’t a pipe dream of treasure hunters. People bury things every day and forget about them or die. Here are some of the places to start looking. An example of buried treasure? As a young man I buried 100 ounces of silver under my parents house. There was a crawl space that could…

Where to Learn: Metal Detecting Books
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Where to Learn: Metal Detecting Books

When you are just starting out in the hobby of metal detecting there is a lot to learn. There will be information flying at you from just about every direction and you will need to learn to filter it. That is why I always suggest that you start out your journey with some metal detecting…

What to Do With Metal Detecting Finds
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What to Do With Metal Detecting Finds

There are many joys to be had when taking part in metal detecting as a hobby. The entire hobby offers so much for just about everyone. Of course, at the end of the day there is nothing like enjoying your metal detecting finds. Of course one thing that many struggle with is what to do…

Basics of Magnet Fishing
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Basics of Magnet Fishing

Magnet fishing is simple to define yet has an abundance of tips and techniques. It is simply using a strong magnet and rope to throw out into the water and retrieve any magnetic items there. You can find an array of items such as street signs, fishing equipment, safes, and even firearms. No, you will…

How to Lose Permission to Metal Detect
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How to Lose Permission to Metal Detect

While trying to gain permission to metal detect a site, it is always a letdown when you get turned down. Unfortunately, it will happen from time to time, and it can’t be avoided. However, what is very frustrating is not getting permission due to someone else’s lack of respect. Years ago, I had just finished…