Monthly Archives: October 2012

Howland’s latest and Hurricane Sandy…

Have a feeling John Howland’s latest update didn’t come from home, but from a pub, mainly the Mayfly. Just a guess, but from the tone of  the post he was feeling his oats. Then again that’s pretty much the norm anymore for him. In this,  his latest, he once again has a few words for  the Warsaw windbag. Continue reading

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Treasure Hunter’s Express…

I received the late summer 2012 issue of the “Treasure Hunter’s Express” yesterday, and as usual enjoyed it a great deal. When I finished I started digging out a  few of my old research projects from long ago (this newsletter has a way of doing that to me), and since I am pretty much held hostage here in Texas I might just share a few of them with you all in the near future (most all are leads and research in the Northeast). Continue reading

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Frankenstorm or Thank You Storm?

The Eastern coast of the United States is currently getting ready for   Hurricane Sandy, and what the  forecasters are calling one of the biggest storms in years. Because of it’s timing it’s been nicknamed  “Frankenstorm”. Continue reading

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More from Mr. Howland…

Got a very brief update from the Malamute Saloon, via the Mayfly Pub, and if you care to keep up with the rants and ramblings of Mr. Howland you can do so by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link Continue reading

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FMDAC Trip to Longleat, 1987

Finally scanned and put together the photos from Longleat. Once again this slideshow will probably not mean much to anyone in the hobby today. It’s from  a time when all was well with the pastime, and a time I wish I could return to. Continue reading

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Scott Mitchen….still going strong!

Back in the 80’s at the FMDAC Atlantic City events, all the manufacturers would give a seminar, and I will never forget Scott Mitchen, who  spoke on behalf of Fisher Labs. At that time people were searching the water, but it was nothing like today. Continue reading

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Big Tex gets fried….

One of the best times of the year here in the Dallas area is October. The weather is bearable, and in fact pleasant after the high heat of summer. It’s also  when the Texas State Fair takes place and it’s always an enjoyable event. Lots of good food, music, rides, demonstrations, and it makes for a long but  fun-filled day. Continue reading

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BBQ….No detector needed!

As you all know by now I am a die hard Yankee, and miss the Northeast a great deal. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my friends and family back there,  not to mention all the great detecting sites I had, many of them still available and a few known only to me. Continue reading

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Error coins….high prices for shoddy work

My inability to get out and detect at this time led me to look for other avenues of escape. As a result I have started going through old photo albums, looking  for early photos that I need to scan for use here and for posterity. Continue reading

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Cherry picking……

I find it amusing how my friend in Warsaw trolls the various metal detecting sites, and cherry picks those things that he can use to put the metal detecting  fraternity in a bad light. Continue reading

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