Not that common in Kentucky, but was thrilled to see this 1807 1/2 Reale Spanish Silver in the dirt this weekend.
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
It was going to be a perfect weather day for detecting – highs in the 50s, no rain. I gave a call to a great property owner in Bourbon County, KY with whom I’d discussed detecting his 1810 family homestead and he welcomed me to come detecting. I’d been there before in the Summer and
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
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.
During a short hour-long hunt in my recently discovered Mercury dime hotspot in Lexington (so far 12 removed from a 100′ x 100′ area) I pulled something interesting. My detector signaled a strange sort of mixed, confused reading. After retrieving, at first, it looked like a swollen Mercury dime. Later I discovered it had a
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!!!