Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ready For the Flak!


When you visit a website, blog, forum or Facebook page, and see a photo of someone’s fantastic day out detecting, what is your first reaction? Is it one of amazement, like “holy shit, did they really find all that” or does it depress you, as in “damn, I’ve been detecting now for two years and haven’t found one of those yet, let alone four!” Continue reading


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My Brother Phil…

Just a heads up. This time around my blog post is not about metal detecting or treasure hunting. It’s more important.


I know I will not write this well, or share all that I should, but I hope it at least tells you a little bit about my brother…. Continue reading


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Backhoe Ballyhoo…


I posted the following link to my Stout Standards Facebook page, and it wound up garnering almost 375 views…..

That might have been because it was shared elsewere….as in the archaeological community. I find it curious that the topic (not really a new one) has caught the attention of so many (see the followup comments to the article), and I wonder if it’s because both parties are getting more fed up with one another, or just maybe, we are trying to find a solution.  Unfortunately, my bet is on the former. Continue reading


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The Metal Detecting Bible…

I received a PDF copy of Brandon Nieces new book, “The Metal Detecting Bible” and wanted to congratulate him on a well written publication.  Nicely laid out, loaded with useful information, and should be part of your library if you are a dedicated tekkie. Continue reading


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The Learning Curve Has Disappeared…

Based on all that I can see online the MX Sport is a big hit, and it’s as I expected. I knew everyone who was involved in its creation, and was confident it couldn’t miss. Likewise the pre-release promotion was top-notch. Of course there were a couple of detectorists on Facebook complaining that it hadn’t yet spit out diamonds and rubies, despite the fact that theirs were fresh out of the box. Continue reading


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