There are many great places to go metal detecting. In fact, we like to tell others to go to places where people gather or have gathered a lot. For example, parks, colleges and churches. Treasure hunter Trevor Ponte loves to hunt at old churches where people have gathered for decades. He said, “In Fairhaven there is an entire block of churches. You can bounce back and forth across the street. It’s awesome. It’s like a metal detector’s playground.” One of his favorite things to hunt for is coins. As the article mentioned, he has an obsession with them. He said on coins, “Coins are so nice looking.” He bought his first metal detector at 21 and has always enjoyed the process of finding treasure. He mentioned about finding treasure, “it’s all about how you’re feeling. You have to want to find something.” Trevor, we love your excitement about the hobby and wish you continued success!
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Last December, off the coast of the Greek island of Naxos, a shipwreck was found at a depth of 100 meters. Naxos was once known for their high quality marble exports. Now, it’s a popular place for vacations. As pointed out by Newsweek, the archaeologists were shocked because it’s rare to find a shipwreck at that depth and in crystal clear waters. The search was for something different, so this particular find was a nice surprise. Four ships were found clustered together with many vessels inside. As mentioned in the article, the vessels would have contained anything profitable to explain a journey that they set on. Read more on this! Click source below.
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It’s the last Friday before Christmas and there is still time to find a great gift! We have giftcards, stocking stuffers and gear for all treasure hunters!
Gold is one of a treasure hunter’s favorite things to find. It shines and it can have great value, so let’s make it easier for YOU to find!
We found this on Pinterest showing a state by state guide on finding gold.
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Categories: Gold, Tips, treasure
It’s good knowledge for every detectorists to know the parts of a coin. Coin parts of included in metal detecting jargon, so we have a handy guide for you to learn. Coins can teach us so much about history, so they are great to collect and learn more about! If you’re a coin collection, leave a comment and tell us some of your favorites or tips!
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It’s our #BigGoldGiveaway! You get a FREE Nokta AU Gold Finder with the purchase of these select gold metal detectors!!
We have a special edition of #FridayFanFun for you all! It’s a Black Friday edition! Take our fun, metal detecting trivia and we will pick someone at random to win an awesome, treasure hunting mystery prize! The winner will be announced on Black Friday!
See the trivia and official rules here and on this link as well.
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Treasure hunter Lary Salo got the opportunity to search at the historic Hannah Jumper house to uncover any artifacts that had been there for centuries. He had permission of the property owner to hunt there. After hunting for awhile, he found brass buttons of different sizes, a door handle, two clay pipe stems, a shoe buckle, pottery shards and coins dating from the late 1700s to early 1800s! As of right now, they are working out whether the items found belong to the Jumper house. Salo said on the hobby, “I’ve been metal detecting for the past 35 years or so. My former middle school teacher was talking to the owner, and he secured permission for me to metal detect.” According to the article, the house was built in 1740 and still stands at 35 Mount Pleasant St. today. Read the full story by clicking source below.
This is not the actual house. See original article for pictures.
Did you know metal detectors can help you find the locations of gemstones and other minerals? We have a great article on it here in the Kellyco Library.
To help you better identify different types of gemstones, we have this chart.
See the full chart on here.