The European Space Agency’s Galileo system went live today after a bunch of rocket launches and billions in investment. Sources say the system will be one of the most accurate positioning systems ever built and offer a pathway for inexpensive cm-level accuracy in all devices through new chips. This will advance the state of the
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
I was alerted by my friend Butch that National Geographic had published a new article about detecting, and was pleased to find they had given both sides of the detecting conflict. Most articles in wide-spread publications omit the detecting story – or are so inaccurate to be ridiculous. This is probably the best I’ve seen
Quick post to everyone. I’ve changed the name of my site to detecting.us. Pocketspill was cute, but in fact my blog audience has expanded to include more people who simply have never heard the term before – archaeologists and legislators, for example. Pocketspill.com will forward here for at least 6-8 months. But if you are
A promising program for cooperation between professionals and amateurs with the Montpelier Archaeological Certification Program (MACP.) Well done, Minelab! Postscript: I’m attending in 2013!!!
Today, on one of my favorite forums, I saw a post that caught my eye, especially this headline: The Impossible Idealism of the “Professionals-Only” Argument An excerpt: ….The argument against these [reality] shows illustrates the divide between traditional archeology and amateur enthusiasts, and is the most common argument that I have seen from those who
I’m a huge fan of the hundreds of hunt videos that you’ll find on youtube. Most of these are 4-6 minutes long and show detectorists with pure, clean signals, gorgeous silver coins and coinspills at every site. It’s enough to make the average Joe run out and get a new detector to take part in