I was flattered today to find this story about me helping people find lost rings. The Herald Leader is Lexington’s largest newspaper. More information about finding lost items can be found here.
Last week I started on a brand new detecting/archaeology volunteering/partnership working with my friend, the “Bourbon Archaeologist” Nick Laracuente. Our new project is surveying and excavation of the Jack Jouett distillery in Kentucky. (You can get involved in this project by visiting this page.) For the first visit, the task was to try to define the borders
During a recent metal detecting hunt at an 1810s location, I was scanning a hillside that had very few signals at all. Suddenly, my headphones exploded with a solid 11-47 on the E-trac. It was so shallow, 2″, that I was sure I’d found another modern, Clad Quarter. I almost walked by! But I
The popular National Geographic show “Diggers” visited Ashland this past Spring and I was unable to talk about it, but now that the episode’s been announced, I thought I’d provide some links and invite “KG” and “Ringy” to chime in on the discussion. I am very hopeful to do more follow up detecting at
The Henry Clay Estate is a fixture in Lexington, and has a rich, rich history. Henry Clay was known as “The Great Compromiser,” Clay (1777-1852) was a noted lawyer, politician and statesman who served three terms as our nation’s speaker of the House and also served as secretary of state under President John Quincy Adams.
This was the first hunt at a site that was supposedly a stagecoach inn between 1790 and 1850 in South-Central Kentucky. It was well positioned between the Kentucky river and more populated areas along a now-defunct route for wagons and stagecoaches. The owners were wonderful folks, offering me generous access and incredible hospitality. I
The Swastika is one of the most powerful symbols on Earth, causing quite a primal reaction for many. Whenever you see it on an artifact, such as this Wigg’s Chemical token I found yesterday at an old farmhouse, you know the object is pre-1940s… as is the case with this (1931-1933 estimated.) On this object,
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
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 things. The overall mission of the blog is to curate/host conversations related to advancing our hobby by increased credibility and dialogue. I will be reducing my regional focus on Kentucky.
Now this is a serious key. Found at an early 1800s location, this key was over 10″ deep. My E-trac was maxed out at 30 sensitivity to find it. Retrieval was a workout. See below for key with dime for scale. If I learn more about this key I’ll post. It seems that “I