Posts Tagged ‘metal detecting tips’

June 20  • 

Using Minelab E-Trac with Pro-Swing Harness – A $8 Hack for More Comfort

Comparing stock E-trac coil to NEL Big Coil I've been using the excellent new NEL Big coil (it's 15 x 17 inches, y'all!) in some of my civil war...

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April 12  • 

Calculating the Diameter of a Cannonball from a Fragment

fig 1) Measure inside diameter of ball fragment to get PX. Sometimes it's hard to estimate the diameter of a cannonball with only a fragment, so...

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January 1  • 

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...

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December 7  • 

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...

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November 28  • 

Excellent Article on Detectorist/Archaeology Cooperation on Battlefields

Some Facebook friends shared with me an excellent article. "....Although portable metal detectors have been used recreationally since the...

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October 30  • 

Using Maprika for Metal Detecting, Archaeology and Genealogy Field Work

In the field... following an old road that no longer exists.  The blue dot shows modern GPS coordinates on the old map - corrected for map...

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October 11  • 

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...

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October 4  • 

Metal Detecting Research and Permissions – GPS Marking While Driving Using Smartphone

I have the fever.  I cannot drive through the countryside without adoring old properties.  But often, It's just not the right time to stop and ask...

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October 1  • 

Finding Dropped or Flung Lost Items with a Metal Detector – The Wheel and Spoke Method

I'd like to give some advice about finding items that were dropped or "flung" from a known location.  This technique works very well for me, and is...

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August 29  • 

Why I Always Ask Metal Detecting Permission in Person

When we ask permission to access private property, what impacts whether people will say yes or no?  We must understand the motivations and habits of...

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