Treasure hunter Mike Elliot found three rings and is hoping to find the owners. As reported by the Martinez-News Gazette, Elliot discovered an engraved child’s ring (could be a toe ring) a silver woman’s cocktail ring and the third, which they believe to be gold, is a United States Specialty Sports Association championship ring! Elliott often uses his metal detector in Mountain View and at Waterfront Park. He also discovers plenty of coins, usually modern American ones that get a distinctive patina under dirt. He’s been in the hobby, as the article states, for over 5 years and has familiarized himself with all his detector’s unique sounds for locating treasure.
In Southwestern Spain, silver and gold Roman coins were found at a copper mining site! The news was first reported by The Local. Director of Archaeology at Atalaya Mining, Luis Iglesias believes the coins were owned by a wealthy Roman citizen and stored in a leather. Additional details from Archaeology point that this find is important because it leads others to believe the settlement stretched farther west than previously known. See the sources below for even more info!
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In an ancient cemetery in northern Argentina, an unusual mask was just found. Live Science reported that this particular mask is made of a piece of rectangular-shaped copper measuring about seven inches long and six inches wide. There are also holes where the nose, eyes and mouth should be. According to Live Science, the mask has smaller openings, which would suggest that it might have been used to fasten to a face or an object. Read more about what else they found that makes this one a standout! Click source below.
Gold is one of those fun topics. You think of gold treasure, gold jewelry and nothing but sparkle. We like to continually dig on this topic, so that you stay in the know! Here’s some awesome facts on gold from Express News in the UK:
- Between the years of 1999 and 2002, the UK Government sold 395 tons of our gold reserves at about $282 an ounce. Right now, that equates to $1,262 an ounce!
- There are about 0.2 milligrams of gold in our bodies! The majority of it is in our blood and some in hair.
- If you were to take all the gold ever mined, it would fit into a cube with sides are over 68 feet long!
- There is just under 150 million ounces of gold at Fort Knox. The number rose to 650 million ounces in 1941!
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Congratulations to the May 2017 Treasure find of the week winner- Stacey Adams!
Here is Stacey’s winning story!
The duck call was found with the GOFIND 20 metal detector!
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The Mat-Su Dirtfishers Association in Alaska loves to see what pieces of history lay under their feet. Their club has over 170 members, as Frontiersman News points out. Doug Cruthers, President of the Mat-Su Dirtfishers Association, explains in the article, both the ins and outs of metal detecting. According to Cruthers, the club is made up of archaeologists, who not only love history, but appreciate it. We really like how this club president mentions how addicting the hobby is. It’s so true!
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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