Monthly Archives: October 2018

Idle Thoughts, Updates & Another Throwback…

As has been the case of late yours truly has been cooling his heels (a.k.a. sitting on his ass) and trying to get excited about digging clad coins and pulltabs. Had thought I’d be a 1.6 billion richer and drinking Pastis in the south of France but the lottery gods weren’t looking down on me. Woe is me, woe is me…. Continue reading


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Throwback Thursday…

To show I’m alive and kicking here’s a repeat from February 2015….

I was chatting with a very old detecting friend in the UK the other day about the current state of the pastime, and interestingly, or maybe not, we were both on the same wave length.  Everyone is too caught up in the folderol, the frills, the bullshit if you will, as well as in over promoting their mastery of this extremely complex, formidable and baffling hobby called metal detecting. Continue reading


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More on Tesoro from Joe Patrick…

Joe Patrick

This morning I received an email from Joe Patrick, a long time friend and detectorist… I’m sharing it word for word. Thanks Joe….. Continue reading


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Tesoro – Just out to lunch?

Not sure how and where they originated but for the past year or so there’s been rumors that Tesoro might close shop. Last week it appears the company did in fact lay off a few employees but that’s all anyone knows at this juncture. I tried to reach someone at the factory to verify this but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. Continue reading


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