Category Archives: Metal Detecting

Things We Waste Our Time (and Money) On –

I have no doubt that I’m known as that cranky old dude who constantly talks about the good ole days and who repeats himself over and over. Well you know what? I accept that label and will wear it proudly. I mean if I don’t speak my mind NOW and repeat it often you will never wise up? Continue reading

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Give Thanks…

 

Without a doubt Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It typically means good friends, good food, good wine and unlike Christmas no one needs to go in debt to make it work. Continue reading

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First Texas, Where Art Thou?

The year has almost come to an end and it seems somewhat anticlimactic. When it began it was the legend, Deus II battle and which if either would beat out the Equinox. Later in the year Garrett introduced the $4,000 Axiom, a gold detector aimed at the lucrative Australian and African markets and of course Minelab introduced the Manticore, which is now scheduled for next year. So let me ask you, what else is new? Continue reading

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Just a Ramblin’ Wreck…

Dan, detecting old homesite, early 80’s

The other day I got a call from my old New Jersey detecting pal Dan Hamilton. Dan and I were avid TH’ers and good friends back in the 80’s and I really missed his company after moving to Texas. We haven’t stayed in touch as much as we should or used to but hopefully that will change.

The conversation of course started off commiserating about old age and what it brings to the table as in aches, pains and illness. You know, the priorities in later life.  We also talked a little metal detecting and how things have changed, how things have become more more fine tuned, more garnished and how the field has become more crowded. Continue reading

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Where I’m At…

Last week I charged up the Simplex and ventured out for the first time in a long time.  My adventure lasted about an hour and ended with a take home of seventy three cents – two quarters two dimes and three pennies.  Also included no charge was a sore back, two very sore knees and the realization that perhaps my digging days are really over. Continue reading

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Q & A with Robert Lee Rigdon…

If you are a detectorist in the Dallas, Texas area you know of or are aware of Robert Rigdon. Robert is the local history buff/digger and nobody does it better. He’s a sought after speaker, both at detecting clubs and local service organizations and without a doubt an ambassador for the pastime.

Here’s his story and thank you Robert for taking the time to be part of my blog…

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Game On…

I’ve been in awe of the overseas manufacturers and how they design and market their products. They’re very cognizant of what their competition is doing and they respond accordingly, scrambling to one up each other every chance they get. It’s great for the pastime and especially the end user. I don’t see that happening with the American companies. Continue reading

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Stuff…

WARNING!

Reading further will not increase your finds, tell you how to play the nail/dime/board game, give you ammunition to brag about how  your detector is better than the other guy’s or tell you when that just announced “greatest detector since white bread” will see the light of day….

 

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Remembering 9/11…

Today is September 11th and a date that America will always remember.  The following is a repeat and how Fay and I remembered that day and how grateful we were and are to be Americans.  Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

It’s throwback Thursday and given all the excitement and speculation about a new detector I’m sharing two old posts that I think might be appropriate. Happy hunting, have one for me…. Continue reading

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