In Central KY? Would you like me to search your property? Just email me here or leave a message at (270) 681-2659 and I'll get back to you right away.
Please include the location of your property so I can do a quick bit of research about the viability of our site, and whether my searching might conflict with archaeological activity in the area.
About This SiteThis site celebrates the hobby of responsible metal detecting as well as the role responsible detectorists can play in archaeology, preservation and education in the USA. Learn more here...
My Youtube ChannelClick Here for my youtube channel of hunts.
Metal Detecting Hunt PhotosSee hunt, research and other photos on my Instagram Gallery
Posts about FindsAre here
- Dick Stout on A Day at the Inn – Detecting the Site of a Stagecoach Inn in KY
- Metal Detecting old Stagecoach stop - 1826 Large Cent and more | Metal Detecting in the USA on Nailed It! Day 2 of Metal Detecting at Montpelier
- tinnyray on Wiggs Chemical Token – 1930s – Pre-Nazi Swastika on “Lucky Coin” Coupon.
- pulltabMiner on Wiggs Chemical Token – 1930s – Pre-Nazi Swastika on “Lucky Coin” Coupon.
- Dick Stout on One of my searches featured in Lexington Herald Leader newspaper
TagsArchaeology barber buttons civil war clippings clothing copper digging equipment etrac full dig guest post indian head jewelry kentucky large cent laws lessons mercury metal detecting finds metal detecting for coins metal detecting tips Montpelier mystery networking news parks penny permission permissions photos preservation recoveries research rosie seated silver sites standing liberty state parks techniques tokens video volunteerism wheats
All Hunts, Photos are Authentic!No planted finds or made up stories on this site. I do not film details about the places I hunt in order to protect the privacy of the landowners who grant me permission.
Tag Archives: preservation
Update: Suspects identified, warrants issued. And no, it was not detectorists. h/t Eddie Current for notifying me. Note: The indigogo fundraising idea has been stopped after negative feedback from the detecting community All indications are that these were grave robbers … Continue reading
This site will be focusing its mission in 2013. I will be reducing the “hobby blog” material and increasing the advocacy and research side of things. The overall mission of the blog is to curate/host conversations related to advancing our … Continue reading
I was alerted by my friend Butch that National Geographic had published a new article about detecting, and was pleased to find they had given both sides of the detecting conflict. Most articles in wide-spread publications omit the detecting story … Continue reading
I’m a bit of an idealist. As is stands, all potentially historic public land in Kentucky is “off limits” to detecting. This includes well-documented areas in our State Parks system and areas that will never be excavated. When you … Continue reading
A promising program for cooperation between professionals and amateurs with the Montpelier Archaeological Certification Program (MACP.) Well done, Minelab! Postscript: I’m attending in 2013!!!
As the independent detector shop dwindles in the era of e-commerce, we have lost a critical link in the education of hobbyists on the ethical use of detectors. They used to be the front-line: Getting permission, filling holes, writing your … Continue reading
Working Together (click to view on youtube.) And here is how you can volunteer to work with archaeologist as a detectorist. At least in some states. It’s worth mentioning that the survey work that he was employed to do does not even … Continue reading