Monthly Archives: September 2019


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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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A Q&A with Dawn Chipchase, a.k.a Digger Dawn…

Pretty sure Dawn Chipchase doesn’t need an introduction. After just five years of digging she’s a YouTube favorite, a Garrett gal and a very successful detectorist. Dawn thanks for taking the time to share your story! Continue reading


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