On Friday, the 27th of March, Marco Hautakoski was metal detecting with his best friend from high school, Jetro Minkkinen, at a large park in Helsinki Finland. Metal detecting is their passion, but also something to do since Finland like most countries were restricting peoples movement and encouraging social distance to limit the spread of COVID-19. Both using their Minelab … [Read more...] about Metal Detecting Mystery: How Did a Decades-Old Ring Travel 4,000 Miles Without Its Owner?
Metal Detecting Finds
See real treasure photos and metal videos of finds made with metal detectors. Read interesting metal detecting stories about relic, beach, park hunts and the finds and more.
If you’ve watched even just a few metal detecting YouTube videos I can about bet you’ve seen someone find a silver coin that’s dirty and immediately wipe their fingers across it. I couldn’t begin to remember the amount of times I’ve personally seen it, even in person while metal detecting with other detectorists. It makes me cringe every time!! I’ve heard so many excuses for … [Read more...] about How to Clean Silver Coins Without Devaluing Them
I’ve really struggled coming up with a good way to clean copper coins like large cents and Indian head pennies. Most of the time you’re not going to hurt the value as it has already lost all or most of its value from corrosion so I am more interested in cleaning them up to actually see the detail and get a date from it. Here is a quick example of how corrosion hurts the … [Read more...] about How to Clean Coins – Cleaning Dug Copper Coins
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 … [Read more...] about Silver Hoard Found in Ohio
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 … [Read more...] about Faked Coins, Relics and Artifacts