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Big Silver, Tiny Silver On Beautiful Autumn Metal Detecting Hunt

It was going to be a perfect weather day for detecting – highs in the 50s, no rain.  I gave a call to a great property owner in Bourbon County, KY with whom I’d discussed detecting his 1810 family homestead and he welcomed me to come detecting.  I’d been there before in the Summer and

One of My Searches Featured in Lexington Herald Leader Newspaper

My friend and journalist Tom Eblen spent time to understand the hobby, arrange a new place and travel with me to document the search.  I think he did a great job and am proud to share this article with you all. If you’re new to my blog, welcome!   If you have property you’d like

Big Silver from an Old School

This coin is a 1943 Walking Liberty Half I found at an old school.  I was about to pack it in for the day because there were so many clad coins.  Glad I stayed around for a bit longer.  It gave a loud 15-48 on the E-trac.  Nearly blew my ears off.

Promising 1880s House Yields 2 Nice Finds in 30 Minutes

I have obtained permissions in a couple of houses in South East Central Kentucky and swung by one of them to check one out (I didn’t have time to do much hunting as I was heading over to see my beautiful daughters WIN a marching band competition.) It’s a virgin site.  And so far, the