When I found this article, I thought, “Here is a great article on the treasure hunter’s passion and enthusiasm for searching out valuable and interesting items.” I love to share with others how wonderful their enthusiasm for treasure hunting is. Gill Guerre has found quite a few items for search. For over an hour, Guerre explored and found the following: a shredded aluminum can, a bangle bracelet and two wheat pennies. The article mentions that Guerre comes back to the same holes again frequently and captures the excitement of the metal detecting hobby with this phrase, “Everyday I pick up that metal detector and I say, ‘Today is the day’ and if not, I know it has to be tomorrow.”
I love this phrase because if someone is new to the hobby and he/she is wondering what a large part of the allure to the hobby is, this would show it. Jack Poole, who has been hunting for treasure for more than 40 years argues, “If you want to be really good, you don’t just shoot up in the air and hope you hit something.” In the 30 years that Guerre has been treasure hunting, he has discovered six hidden caches that were all intentionally buried. Guerre argues that he is not one to just grab treasure and run. He like others, enjoys the excitement of the hobby.
Guerre states, “When the sand runs out of the sifter and there’s a diamond ring or something. You never know what you are pulling up. ” He stresses that those who wish to find gold, will always find pulltabs. It is the inevitable when searching for gold treasure. Guerre says, “Pull tabs and gold sound identical. if you want gold, you are going to have to dig pull tabs.” According to the article, Poole has found buttons from the Civil War-era and a glass jar filled with pull tabs. Guerre argues about the hobby, “It’s an obsession and it grows. It starts like a burning ember and before you know it, it’s a raging fire.”