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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

Silver Coins at Beautiful Old Kentucky Farms – E-Trac Live Digs with Audio

Silver, silver everywhere – live digs coinshooting silver on private property.  E-trac lessons for two-tone ferrous at beautiful places.   HD viewing mode recommended, I removed the fisheye effect, there’s lots of detail in the video. Detector sounds on 90% of the live digs.   Many more live digs coming now that my GoPro is

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

Tips and Small Talk Lead to New Civil War Era Site

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

A 9-Silver, 2-Trifecta Metal Detecting Hunt

I set out Saturday with several possible destinations in mind – ready to beg for permissions and possibly end up heading to my backup spots.   But the first location was the one – the property owner/decision maker was the nicest I’ve ever known in my metal detecting life.  I ended up hunting there all.

Coinshooting Finds – Slicing the Iron-Infested Farm

This past weekend, I took advantage of the nice weather to hunt an 1820s-era farm.  The conditions are difficult.  Every coil swing reveals 4-5 iron signals, so I had to run the E-Trac in two-tone ferrous *all day* with a 6″ coil which is exhausting.  Here are some of the finds. 1877 Seated Liberty Dime