Monthly Archives: May 2012

Atlantic City draws a big crowd…

Well, apparently, from all I’ve heard the East Coast Research and Discovery Association’s (sponsored by Minelab) event was a huge success. Continue reading

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Another great story from guess who?

Good ole Chicago Ron made us proud once again with another ring return…. Continue reading

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Remembering the meaning of this weekend…

This weekend we will be remembering all the brave men and women who gave their lives so we could live free in the greatest country in the world. Continue reading

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A New Book, A Fun Book……

Just received my signed edition of “From the Ground Up” by Chris Altmann, and it’s a winner… Continue reading

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Are We Forgetting A Few Things…

From time to time I watch a few videos on the various detecting websites, and it seems like I am seeing more about the find itself, and the hell  with how it’s recovered….. Continue reading

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Malamute Saloon Update…

The Lordship has graced this site again with another “take no prisoners” rant, and all you need to do to read it is click the Malamute Saloon link above…..

As is always the case you read it at your own risk. I take no responsibility for what he writes. He does buy me drinks though……

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HERE WE GO AGAIN…..

Went out today for a little while (more to take photos for a project than to actually detect) and found a quarter. What amazed me was the soil, as in rock hard AGAIN!! We have had a decent amount of rainfall over the past couple of months, and there is even talk that the watering rules might even be rolled back, but damn if you can prove it by me.

Fay was with me, doing the photos, and we found a few crevices that appeared to continue on down to China or somewhere thereabouts. Inserted my 12 inch coin probe, and  it would have disappeared if I pushed one more time. Likewise, if not for the hilt guard on my Lesche it too would have quickly disappeared. Welcome to Texas…..

Aside from all this……I can get down to recover a target quite nicely. The problem comes when I try to get up….nothing to grab onto. So when I get that “lovely high pitched”  whine from my MXT Pro I am praying that the item is indeed worth going through the ritual. I actually had a moment today when I wasn’t sure I could stand up on my own.  I was hoping to live to some ripe old age, but at this rate it won’t much matter.

Now having said all this….go ahead and tell me “who gives a crap?” It’s what I would have told you if you were telling me the
same thing. It’s New Jersey honesty, and damn do I miss it!

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NO REGRETS…

After watching the first two episodes of American Digger I decided to put it out of mind, and never watch another show. I have done that. On Wednesday, however, someone posted a preview of that night’s
show on Facebook, and I decided to take a peek….

SPIKE
Sneak Peek: Unearthing Controversy
www.spike.com
http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:arc:video:spike.com:3b64e61f-f299-4f91-8050-14b326875f16
Spike Full Episodes Spike Video Clips Spike on Facebook

Did not take long for me to realize I had made a good decision. What a stupid show…..

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NEXT STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD?

Thanks (again) to the gang at Regton, Ltd.  for the following article…..

Next Staffordshire Hoard?

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How to be Condescending…

I found the following on Facebook, posted by a group called “I Am a Detectorist and I Vote”….. It’s part of a larger  Study, but I share this because I was extremely pissed after reading it. Continue reading

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Follow-up On Florida Fort

Thanks again to Linda Bennett from the Gold Coast Treasure Club for the following update Continue reading

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You Only Go Round Once…

I have been hearing a lot about the new Minelab detector, its many features and of course its cost. Continue reading

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More From Chicago Ron

Ron Guinazzo, a.k.a. Chicago Ron posted another terrific video, and I wanted to share it here. Ron lives, eats and sleeps treasure hunting, and is one terrific ambassador for all of us. Thanks for all you do Ron…..

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FORT FOUND ON FLORIDA BEACH

Linda Bennett, member of the Gold Coast Treasure Club sent along the following news item, and if you are not  familiar with this club do yourself a favor and take a tour of their website. It’s a good one….

Historic Artifacts Found

Linda also included this additional write-up concerning this discovery, and I found it interesting……

Matt Little, Public Information Specialist, (954) 828-4732 or mlittle@fortlauderdale.gov

Fort Lauderdale – In a coordinated historic preservation initiative between the City of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and a well-known archaeological group, an  Interim Report was released today pointing to Fort Lauderdale Beach as the site of a pre-civil war fort.

During utility trench excavations that were conducted as part of a $3.1 million improvement project at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, an archaeologist who had been  on site since the beginning of the project discovered approximately 100 artifacts. Following protocol as outlined in Broward County Ordinance, Chapter 5, Article XVI,  the City notified the County of the initial discovery on May 2. Archaeologists have remained on the scene to monitor excavations and recover artifacts, including  approximately 20 musket balls, lead slag from the manufacture of musket balls, military buttons and a kaolin pipe bowl.

A television report that gold coins were discovered was inaccurate and unfounded. The archaeologists reported that most findings consisted of melted lead and artifacts  that are of historical interest, but that would not be characterized as valuable.

As work progresses on schedule in compliance with County Ordinances, archaeologists will remain on the scene to closely monitor excavations. The public is  reminded that ordinances prohibit the collection or disturbance of artifacts on the site. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is enforcing the prohibition to prevent  theft of the artifacts.

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Another news item pertaining to this discovery also mentioned that there were no coins found, as was originally reported. Hmmmm….makes me wonder why the  emphasis on this? Nah, I am sure if the archaeologists in charge had found a few they would share this info, right?

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RING RETURN AND ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING….

40 Year Old Class Ring  Brings Strangers Together

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