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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.
This has been a fun discussion with friends online and a few Archaeologist buddies over drinks. It was fun answering so I thought I’d share that with my readers here, also. This is just for fun! What are your ideas? Limits of Treasure Hunting Equipment for Finding Gold ALL metal detectors overload in the
I’ve been using the excellent new NEL Big coil (it’s 15 x 17 inches, y’all!) in some of my civil war camp searches over the past few weeks in a successful attempt to sniff out fragments of friction primers (many are pictured on my Instagram feed.) But the reality is that the NEL coil is heavy (2.3
Sometimes it’s hard to estimate the diameter of a cannonball with only a fragment, so here’s a quick way to calculate it using two rulers and a bit of geometry in just a few seconds. After a while you’ll be able to just look at the fragment. This does require a fragment similar to what
Excellent new presentation from Terry Brock (Montpelier Foundation) and Lynne Goldstein of MSU on use of Social Media by Archaeologists presented at the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice at MSU August 17-22, 2015. Social Media and Archaeology: Where Does it Fit and Why Should We Participate? from Terry Brock
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 for those using smartphones. Most metal detecting forums are created with 10-year-old software and are a bit clunky. This system
Time Travel with Your Smartphone. Bridging Old Maps and GPS Coordinates for an Augmented Reality Like Experience in the Field. A year or so ago, I became familiar with Maprika – and used it for a long mountain bike trail for which I only had a paper map. It kept me from getting lost!
“Freestyling” your way to great hunting spots in the countryside. It’s amazing how many great places you can hunt just by plugging in some small towns in your GPS and hitting the road. A bit of planning will make it more successful. My “yes” percentage is quite high at non-manicured homes in rural settings. I
[revised Nov 2016] Metal Detecting Permissions Guidelines I have this habit of talking myself out of good things, including metal detecting permissions. I needed to learn these key points in asking for things from people who owed me nothing. I knew I’d shortly have much to offer them, but needed “in the door” first. So