Category Archives: Metal Detecting

Re-Retired!

Back in the 70’s and 80’s it used to be relatively easy to find a lot of silver. That’s because it also used to be relatively easy to find someplace to swing your coil. Things have changed…. Continue reading

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Cliff Stefens 1932 – 2018…

Forgive a second Q&A post within a week but it’s very much justified at this time. You see I just belatedly found out that I lost a very dear friend, Cliff Stefens.  Senior detectorists in and around the Philadelphia area know what a rock star Cliff was and to say he will be missed is an understatement. My very belated and sincere condolences to Fran and the entire Stefens family.

Cliff, thanks for being my friend. RIP and good hunting!

I wrote the following for Western & Eastern Treasures quite a few years ago and because of that the photo quality is somewhat lacking…. Continue reading

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Q & A with Rechey Davidson

I first met Rechey Davidson a little over 30 years ago when I moved to Texas. He belonged to a couple of local clubs and always had outstanding finds and displays. He was not just into metal detecting, he lived it.  Suffice to say nothing has changed after all this time. Thanks Rechey! Continue reading

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Is the Handwriting on the Wall?


This is a topic I’ve discussed in the past and it’s even clearer to me today as I try and find a place to detect…. Continue reading

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Bring Back the Gals!

It’s triple digit heat already and I’m cooling it so here’s another rerun from February 2014….and gals please don’t get uptight… Continue reading

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Reading Required…

All quiet on the home front but feeling somewhat productive. I’ve been hanging out at the Rockwall County Library, taking lots of notes and driving here and there but so far….no cigar. There’s still however a lot more material to read, digest and follow-up on. Continue reading

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Forum Fun…

Avoiding the heat and spending time at the library. Lots of material, a lot of reading and note taking…

In the meantime another rerun from December 2016…. Continue reading

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The Silver Bullet Syndrome…

While I’m trying to get motivated…a repeat post from May 2015….holds true today! Continue reading

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Brandon Neice, a.k.a. “Dr. Tones”…

Pretty sure I don’t have to introduce Brandon Niece to anyone here but if so think “Dr. Tones” or maybe “Dirt Fishin America”. Brandon is also the author of “The Metal Detecting Bible” and if it’s not in your treasure hunting library it should be.

Thanks Brandon for taking the time to answer the following questions…. Continue reading

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Sunday Salmagundi…

At a Crossroads

Went out detecting last Thursday, revisiting a vacant lot/homesite just down the road. I came home with two clad dimes, two pennies and a lot of frustration. Continue reading

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