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Silver hoard found in Ohio

  I don’t know of anyone that metal detects who doesn’t hope to find something truly amazing. All of us dream of that “find of a lifetime” and for a couple of guys in Ohio, that’s just what happened. Tom Dunn and Todd Aubry just found a silver hoard that is really incredible! Tom recently got permission from a longtime friend to metal detect his entire property  which includes a still standing farm house, a field and woods that once had activity including a few houses that are now long gone. Tom and Todd were really looking forward to this…

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How to find sites without maps part 2

The first article was a lot about the pull offs in the fields and if you haven’t read it I highly recommend starting there. You can find it HERE. Over the years I have done a lot of map overlaying, leading me to some great spots to metal detect but overall, my best spots were found by using the methods discussed below that pre-dated the earliest maps. It does take more time and research to hunt these sites down considering I can usually overlay a township in an hour and find a 100 plus sites that are long gone but…

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My top three detectors and more

I recently did a review where I put the Makro Multi-Kruzer in the number 1 spot of my all-time favorite detector. While I was writing the article it made me think that I should follow up with an article discussing my top three favorite. After the response I received on that review now I believe it is important to not only do this article but do some explaining. I am going to be very blunt and just say it how it is. Here is a list of my top three and some of my other favorites. Before you read this…

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Makro Multi-Kruzer detector review

This isn’t going to be one of my typical reviews or real in depth like some. I am going to touch on a few things I think are important but I am also going to focus on something else that has been on my mind when it comes to the Multi-Kruzer. I have often referred to the Impact as in my top 3 of all-time best detectors I’ve used. Keep in mind I have used a LOT of detectors over the years, there are very few I haven’t had my hands on, past and present. When I’ve said it’s in…

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XP Dues Team USA

A few months ago there was a buzz going around about something to do with Xp and a big announcement. No one knew what it was but it sure was getting exciting as the time drew closer. You can imagine my surprise when my friend Luke Higgins, from the Archeology and metal detecting magazine, reached out to me and asked if I was interested in having Dave Nitale on the all metal mode podcast to make the big announcement. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, I could only imagine what was going on and just like everyone else, I…

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Relic hunting with the Fisher F22

  I am going to do something a little different than I have in the past and do an article on a metal detector before I actually do a review. Recently I took a trip to Ohio and the F22 went along with me to do some relic hunting. I had actually just got it a few days before and didn’t have time to do anything but take it out of the box and put it together. Fortunately I did take the time to read the manual beforehand. One of the first things that caught my attention with the F22…

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Sharing your finds on the internet

Many years back, a customer of mine told me how a few years prior to him and I meeting that his house was broken into and his complete metal detecting collection stolen. It was a significant group of finds spanning many years of detecting. I felt horrible for him but honestly you never think of it happening to you. For years I followed a few metal detecting forums and more recently several Facebook groups. I have made friends from all over the world and its always great to see what you’re friends are finding and to show your finds to…

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Nokta Impact metal detector review

You might want to read this article before reading this review Usually I am not so quick to do a review of a metal detector but in this case it’s all I’ve been wanting to talk about for days. Also, I have been able to spend a lot of time out metal detecting in the past few weeks, much more than usual, allowing me to feel comfortable enough to do my review. By no means am I any kind of Impact expert yet (stay tuned) but I do have a really good understanding of it. Quality Putting the Impact together…

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NEW Makro Kruzer – Waterproof, Multi freq detector

  Since Minelab announced the Equinox everyone has patiently been waiting for the release. Much like Garrett did earlier in 2017  the release date has been pushed back. Everyone seems to be going crazy waiting for the Equinox to finally hit the U.S. market and for good reason. Equinox is a multi- frequency detector, lightweight, lightning fast and water proof at an affordable price. While everyone’s attention is on the Equinox and getting caught up in the hype while going crazy waiting for the release, Makro quietly did something incredible. They just recently announced their new line of detectors, the…

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Faked coins, relics and artifacts

About a month back I came across a Facebook group called relic-cons, arti-fakers and planters page. Intrigued, I asked to join the group. I will be the first to admit I was leery of the site. Over the years I have seen fellow detectorists accused of faking finds that I didn’t believe. One in particular that I remember well was when Minelab FBS technology was first hitting the U.S. market, people with other brands were trashing the people making great finds with their Minelabs. I have also seen over the years people newer to the hobby using an entry level…

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