News- The Daily Essential Briefing had the opportunity to hear what a real life detectorist thinks of the popular TV show “Detectorists”. As a recap, the show follows two friends that go in search of their heart’s true desires with a metal detecting. The show combines wit and relatable treasure hunting humor. Detectorist Gary Blackwell shares his thoughts.
“I am a massive fan of the show. For the first time ever a TV show has captured the true UK detecting experience – good and bad. What does it get right about the hobby? Everything, it’s just like being there in person. Talking rubbish and finding rubbish while enjoying the great outdoors is a part of the detectorist’s everyday life. Even non-detectorists say how fantastic this show is, and then they ask us, is it really like that? “Andy’s poor girlfriend reminds me of my own wife and what she has had to suffer over the years” The Danebury metal detecting club is truly cringe-worthy and makes me smile every time I see the ‘finds’ table. As with all walks of life there are the strange ones, and Detectorists has really highlighted the types of people we meet within the hobby.”
It’s always nice to see what others in our hobby have to say.
Photo credit: Gary Blackwell
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The crew of the Booty Salvage has found all kinds of impressive treasures from the sea. Booty Salvage, Inc was founded by the Schmitt Family in 1999, who discovered over $1 million in gold and artifacts off the coast of Florida. It’s the greatest passion and their treasure hunting business is a family business. Adventure runs through their veins. Today, they are going out in the water to continue their search for awesome, 2017 finds! We encourage you all to follow them along on their journey. In their image below (courtesy of Booty Salvage), you can see some of their finds from
Photo credit: Booty Salvage
Its here!!! Pre-order the new Garrett ATMax with the Z-Lynk metal detector now at Kellyco!
This has built in Z-Lynk technology, new Garrett MS-3 Z-Lynk wireless headphones, larger display numbers, better depth, advanced ground balance resolution and even a back light!
You also have these with this new treasure hunting beast!
- More controls : All easily accessible with a single finger as you search
- Larger display numbers : Digital Target ID number, iron discrimination number, etc.
- Back light : Illuminates LCD screen for improved visibility in low-light situations!
- True All Metal Mode : Detects all types of metal and provides the greatest possible detection depth and sensitivity!
- Maximum Detection Depth : Increased transmit power and enhanced electronics provides AT Max with significant depth increase!
- Optimized Frequency : The AT Max’s 13.6 kHz Operating Frequency provides excellent detection on a wide range of targets — including silver coins, gold jewelry, and brass relics
- Built-in Z-Lynk™ Wireless Technology : Cut the cord! Integrated circuitry transmits audio to your wireless headphones. Six times faster than Bluetooth speed! Auto pairing. No cables, and no interference from other wireless devices!
- High Resolution Ground Balance : Automatic and manually adjustable for improved performance. Includes 175 points of ground balance resolution allowing the AT Max to handle both conductive soils (such as saltwater beaches) and highly mineralized ground.
- Automatic Ground Balance Window™ : Garrett Exclusive Feature will Simultaneously Ground Balance to a Range of Values to Help Overcome Localized Ground Variations. By Reducing Subtle Ground Responses, the Automatic Ground Balance Window Smooths Detector Audio and Allows the User to Hear Faint Targets
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You have endless opportunities to find valuable items with this hobby! You never know what could be waiting for you under the sand or water. At Kellyco, we make the entire process easy for you; from start to finish. You will go out feeling more confident and ready to take part in the #TreasureFilledSummer!
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Every year, there has been an increase in the amount of treasure found in Wales, as reported by BBC News and National Museum Wales experts. Most of the items being found are medieval and Bronze Age artifacts. There are specific areas that are considered “hotspots” for these types of items: Wrexham, Southern Pembrokeshire and South East Wales. A whopping percentage of these finds are being discovered by..yep, you guessed it! – metal detectorists! It’s 90% to be exact! How great is that? Read more
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We love to feed our brains good information on coins, especially when it comes to identifying them. There is a wealth of information on the topic of coins, so we found one more piece to help you stand out among your detecting pals. This one comes from Pinterest here. Here’s to you finding more awesome coins this summer!
At a dig in Thornton Abbey, England, a team of archaeologists uncovered the remains of a very old priest. This one in particular happened to be 700 years old! Thornton Abbey is a medieval abbey located near the village of Ulceby. According to new info from Lincolnshire Live, the name that appeared on the coffin was Richard de W’Peton and the date of his death as April 17, 1317. The archaeology team was working since 2011 at that excavation site, which is where a monastery, founded in 1139, eventually become one of England’s richest houses! As far as the other details for the priest’s death. Evidence was shown that he died from blunt force trauma on the head and was between the ages of 35 and 45 when he died. Read more on what archaeologists found by clicking source below.
Photo credit: Lincolnshire Live
The videos from JD’s Variety Channel are always so interesting and entertaining! He ends of finding some of the most unique things while metal detecting as well! He’s got a new, fun video for you all! Join in on his adventure when he buries an Easter egg full of coins on the beach! Watch the video here.
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The Lancashshire Telegraph reported some very excited news about treasure recently! Coins from the 13th century were found in a farmer’s field! Andrew Smith, who is both a detectorist and a photographer discovered six, silver pennies that dated from the reign of Edward I. The Telegraph mentioned that Smith participated in a dig at Pendleton in February. The coins were found 10 inches below the surface and were clumped together. It was agreed that the coins would be returned to the 46 year old farmer. The Assistant Treasure Registrar at the British Museum the coins appeared to date from between 1279 and 1283. Click on “source” below to see how much they could go for when sold and more!
You really can find anything metal detecting!
Note: These are not the actual coins. Click on the link to see images of the coins.