National Geographic “Diggers” in Kentucky

August 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm  •  Posted in Advocacy, Other diggers hunts by


The popular National Geographic show “Diggers” visited Ashland this past Spring and I was unable to talk about it, but now that the episode’s been announced, I thought I’d provide some links and invite “KG” and “Ringy” to chime in on the discussion.   I am very hopeful to do more follow up detecting at the site with KY Archaeologists.

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  1. Ringmaster Tim / September 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm /

    Hi Scott. Thanks for posting this vid of the CS buckle. I’m still in shock that it wasn’t a beer can or something. Everyone out there at that site was super nice and really helpful – there was even a grill out with hamburgers, elk and buffalo burgers, and more. We had a blast! I know there is more stuff out there. As usual, we only had a short time to hunt and dig before we had to move on. All the Best, Ringy

    • Scott Clark / September 4, 2013 at 3:20 am /

      Cool! I had planned to come up and see you guys that afternoon but it just didn’t work out. Kim and Eric told me all about it. Anyway good job and happy hunting. Stay in touch and if you make it back to Central KY, look me up. -Scott

  2. Ralf / September 14, 2013 at 4:59 am /

    Hey !

    Yes, really good video ! I enjoyed watching it.

    I would love to search in Kentucky 🙂


  3. Scott P. / September 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm /

    Hey dude,I have a couple ?’s if u have time to answer,I’d greatly appreciate it. First,I’m new to detecting,I’ve bought a fisher f2 cuz all sites say it’s the best for beginners,I’ve found a “50” Rosie,a mercury 1917 and a sterling buckle of some sort with beautiful engrave on it,it seems I only find silver.Are u familiar with the fisher?i live in Eastern ky and have access to several good sites.I love this hobby but I’m afraid I’m looking over several things. Anything u can tell me would b greatly appreciated. Also,it’s a shame what’s going on with the “Diggers”……my favorite show…..they got me into detecting……thx man.

    • Scott Clark / September 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm /

      Thanks for the comment Scott. I am unfamilar with the Fisher F2, but I would advise you to head over to Find’s Treasure Forum where they have an entire section about the F-series ( The best advice I can give a new detectorist is to plant yourself a coin garden and force-memorize the signals. First, clear out a big section of lawn of all metal targets (use all metal mode and completely empty it out) .. The resulting size for the garden should be roughly the size of a big parking spot. Get a small bag of yellow golf tees. Take a silver quarter, a silver dime, a wheat penny and an older indian and bury them at 6″, with at least 18″ between them so you can swing without hitting two coins. Mark each of the tees with the coin they represent and stick them into the dirt above the coin. Now. memorize these signals. Every time you plan a hunt, first go to the garden and refresh your memory. Play pin the tail on the donkey…stand in the middle of the garden, close your eyes, spin around 3x, and swing the detector. Identify the target. When you can do this reliably, you’re hunt successes will go up. GL/HH

  4. Gladys A. Rice / October 25, 2013 at 5:06 am /

    I enjoyed the video although i’m not really into metal detecting but i have some friends who are into this hobby and they would tell me how fun it is. I think so too and i really enjoyed your reaction when you found out about the buckle that you just found. Someone just got lucky!

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