It was so cool to get featured in the magazine for the January 2017 issue. The team at Smiley Pete did a great job on this article. Somewhere west of Lexington on a wooded Kentucky hillside, Scott Clark sweeps his metal detector through the undergrowth in measured, graceful arcs, listening intently to the cacophony of
This Johnson School “Penny Lunch” token (aluminum) was OVER 13″ deep on private property on the North side of Lexington. It remains one of the deepest coins I’ve ever recovered. I estimate this to be from 1890-1900. The term “penny lunch” had been coined in the Northeast in the late 1800s and early 1900s as
Somewhere in Jessamine County, Kentucky, there lies a Garrett Pinpointer. Lost in 2012, it is surely ruined now by snow, rain and ice. And perhaps was eaten or smashed by a cow. Or something. At $120 a pop, these things are not cheap – and losing something like this can disrupt our precious detecting time.
If you can’t hear the full range of tones for the Deus metal detector, you are tossing out a good portion of the machine’s capability. To me, metal detecting headphones are like the tires on the car where you don’t compromise or you put the whole system in jeopardy. With my E-trac, I use wired Gray
The European Space Agency’s Galileo system went live today after a bunch of rocket launches and billions in investment. Sources say the system will be one of the most accurate positioning systems ever built and offer a pathway for inexpensive cm-level accuracy in all devices through new chips. This will advance the state of the
These are the images I've submitted to Whites Detecting for consideration in their calendar. No matter if they use them, I thought you might like to see a few in high-res.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the receiving end of a cannon barrage in the civil war? Well, this video is as close as you'll ever get (and ever want to get.) The sounds of the superheated iron fragments is terrifying. Excellent stuff...
When I hear detectorists talking about “Saving History” these days I can’t help but form the follow up questions in my head. Saving for whom? Saving from what? What do you think history is? Who will access what you’ve saved so that it’s useful? How will you ensure the “history” you’ve saved is available after
With the holiday break, I've made a lot of progress on the exploratory survey of the Civil War Union campsite in NE Kentucky. It's been incredibly enjoyable combination of research, reading, field time and cataloging.
I have been doing research on a large property which contains known US Civil War action, and I'm starting to build a data set - venturing even to construct several hypothesis about what happened there which I look forward to presenting to experts far more seasoned than I.