Location, Location, Location…

To whose who have asked I’m still around…just been a little busy with life – you know that other world that you discover when you’re not detecting…

Have to tell you though I took a tour Saturday of AT&T stadium, a.k.a. “Jerry World” and being the Cowboy hater I am I put a hex on them. Yup, right there on the fifty yard line in the middle of that damn star and you know what? They lost last night!! So there, put that in your pipe and smoke it Jerry! Ain’t no Super Bowl in the stars this year… Continue reading


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It’s Halloween and I wanted to share the following ….Read it carefully lest your trick or treating go terribly wrong!



It’s also Thursday so here’s a throwback from October 2016….


I’ve been a big fan of chef Jacques Pepin for many years and when I saw this recent quote of his on a Facebook page it got me thinking about how it also relates to metal detecting and our pastime…….. Continue reading


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A Q&A with Detectorist/Prospector Steve Herschbach

DetectorProspector.com has been a favorite of mine for some time and once you start clicking on all the various links you’ll understand why. It’s loaded with lots of detailed and useful information. Give a look-see – you won’t disappointed.

Detector Prospector is the handiwork of Steve Herschbach and he has graciously agreed to tackle the all too familiar SS list of questions.

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Jersey Joe’s New Venture..

Just got a business offer from Joe Grasso, and I’ m liking it a lot. Either he’s been Stout Standardized or he has finally figured it all out. Either way I’m in!

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Q & A with Dan Hughes…

Dan Hughes

Not sure how many of you remember Dan Hughes but his radio podcasts provided me and many other detectorists great listening over the years. Dan stopped doing them about three years ago but fortunately for us he left them out there in cyberspace. Continue reading


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20 Reasons to Read This Blog…

Because the last post was kind of “crappy” and because it’s “Throwback Thursday” here’s a repeat….
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Just Scattershooting Again…

Pound the Ground – Adirondacks

After talking with a few tekkies who were there it appears the “Pound the Ground” event was a success. One mentioned there were things that could have been better thought out/planned but over all everyone thought they got their money’s worth.   

As I mentioned previously it would be nice to see this event (or some event) become the equivalent of Detectival. An annual event that is the “must attend” get together for detectorists, dealers, distributors and manufacturers. It could be an event where the manufacturers debut their new products and the place where you get to meet the YouTube personalities/entertainers.  Continue reading


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Joe Grasso recently commented

Dick, how about doing a post regarding Youtube videos? Like many, I enjoy watching them – the better ones anyway. But I have one pet peeve…

Let us hear the damn signals!!! I want to go along for the ride, and listen to what the hunter is listening to. The full immersive experience. Yet, so many bypass that and skip directly to the hole with the prize inside. Continue reading


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Detectival 2019 – Mermaids & Metal Detectors

Detectival 2019 (photo courtesy of Regton, Ltd.)

Well Detectival 2019 is over and how good or how successful it was depends on who you talk to or whose social media comments you read. While there were a few complaints about the lack of finds most ‘seem’ to have had a great time. Having not been there all I can add is that I love the overall hype and promotion that is Detectival. Continue reading


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The Anticipation is Killing Me…

Hmm, well not really….

Detectival is this coming weekend and we should be seeing and hearing about the Minelab Vanquish and the Notka Simplex+. There’s also the possibility that an American company will surprise with a new machine though that’s just a hunch of mine.

And of course I’m anxious to see how Minelab will introduce the Vanquish. Airmail delivery is a tough one to top.  Finally just how available will these machines be. Ask a Nox user who placed their order right after Detectival 2018….

So we wait…

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