Detecting.US changes for 2013 – Advocacy, Research and Advancing our Hobby

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 ...

Metal Detecting Community on Google+ Is Live – and it’s cool!

Google rolled out their answer to Facebook Groups yesterday, it's called Google Community.  It's full of the slick, modern and mobile friendly features that Google+ has.  I think it will be a big improvement, especially ...

National Geographic on Metal Detecting – They Actually Tell Both Sides of the Story!

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 ...

Google Earth and Metal Detecting – What Obsession Looks Like

Other detectorists fear my Google Earth database ...

Beyond the Liability Release Document for Metal Detecting – Personal Liability Insurance and Proof

I have been turned down several times by farm owners who cite liability concerns related to my presence on their property (and these were some amazing sites too!)  While I always realize this may just ...

Tips and Small Talk Lead to New Civil War Era Site

I headed out on Sunday to catch the minister of a small country church to ask permission to hunt (it was granted.)  I met several people from the church, all of them, including the minister ...

Metal Detecting Live Digs – Barber Quarter, Tiny Money and A Heart-Stopping Antique

Here's my latest live dig video, eight minutes long.   This is my most successful video edit in terms of clarity I've done.  I was doing my live digs wrong before (editing in wrong mode) ...

Grand Army of the Republic Button

Found, at an early 1800s site, a Grand Army of the Republic Button.  It's in poor condition and thus shows how mportant it is to get these artifacts out of the ground. At least this ...

Odd Finds…. It’s So Hot in KY that the Mercury Dimes are Swelling Up!

During a short hour-long hunt in my recently discovered Mercury dime hotspot in Lexington (so far 12 removed from a 100' x 100' area) I pulled something interesting. My detector signaled a strange sort of ...