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
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
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 were nicer than nice. Before I knew it, he was telling me of an old African-American church location near his
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) but now have it down. Enjoy in HD for full effect.
Found part of an 1880s Quack Medical Device. Going to go back and see if I can find the rest. Looks better in real life than my scanner can show. “Boyd’s Battery” on one side and “Patent Jan 17, 1879” on the other. “J.C. Boyd’s Miniature Galvanic Battery that supposedly worked by “galvanic action” due
Did some freestyling today and ended up at a 1853 farmhouse with a wonderful set of owners. Funny I always start out unsure about freestyling but seem to always land in a good spot .. As LONG AS I don’t coward out and spend the day at a hunted out park like I used to!!!
Did a video of some of my hunting Father’s day weekend. Ended up a 6 silver weekend with 3 Rosies, 2 Mercs and a Barber dime, and did live dig video on two of them. This video is fun because of a 5-coin 1910s pocketspill (copper and nickle.) Enjoy and subscribe!
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 begin to tap the talent of a skilled detectorist. Many detector hobbyists will not be