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
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
This coin is a 1943 Walking Liberty Half I found at an old school. I was about to pack it in for the day because there were so many clad coins. Glad I stayed around for a bit longer. It gave a loud 15-48 on the E-trac. Nearly blew my ears off.
A couple of recent hunts and a previously lost clip finding an 1838 half dime!
Best in HD at Full Screen – enjoy!
Here’s the latest high-definition live digs video including my day-long hunt at an 1860/1870 house, some great coins and a terrific artifact. I recommend you watch large and in HD. I cut down the length of the video a bit based on feedback from others. I will try to run 7-8 minutes on live
The house looked perfect. As soon as I put my coil to the ground I knew my day was going to be a tough one. Iron filled soil immediately nulled out my machine and I had to switch to the slow, brutal two-tone ferrous approach for the rest of the day. I started out late