Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Treasure Found While Metal Detecting In Scotland


My friend Alan from Scotland found all of these wonderful relics and coins while metal detecting in Scotland and Spain. These are some of his finds from his first year of metal detecting. They represent treasures that we treasure hunters in the US can only dream of.

This is such an awesome hobby, with such great people. I owe so much to this hobby. I've spent hours and hours of quality time with my wife, my son and my friends discovering valuable treasure, a love of history and a love of the outdoors.

I've made friends from all over the United States, Canada, England and Scotland.

Thank you everyone for making this such a fun and wonderful hobby.  Most of all thank you to Alan for making my year with such a wonderful gift.




Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Metal Detecting in the Woods No Silver But I Did Find History


I am still amazed how my shovel slices through the ground like it were May soil and not the normally frozen February tundra.  Usually the ground is impenetrable to trowel, shovel and pick axe until at least April.  There would be no silver for me but I did discover history.


I found a General Motors Key Chain Tag given out on May 16th 1956 for the dedication of the  General Motors Technical Center, which at the time was the most futuristic and modern facility of its kind.  Which means it's dated as hell now.


All in all it was another great couple of hours spent tromping around in the woods listening to the echo of the geese honking across the river.  It was an absolutely, wonderfully, beautiful February day in Wisconsin.  I'd like another just like it tomorrow, but maybe with the added jingle of silver in my pouch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Metal Detecting in the Woods...There's Silver in Them Thar woods!


The temperature was in the low 30's with the promise of it climbing into the 40's.  

The woods beckoned and I answered.  Headphones on and detector in hand, I ventured into the woods amidst the caws of several nearby crows who angrily took flight upon my arrival.  As the crows departed, two geese glided by, honking, with their webbed feat hanging at the ready to skim across the lazy river with too much agile and ease for it to end the way it did, a water plowing plunge, that sounded more like a fat kid "canonballing" into a public swimming pool, knees held high against his tummy.

As I walked in, I wondered if I'd find treasure or if today was going to be the day that one of those dead and broken "widow maker" trees was finally going to give way and crash down upon me, rather than just threaten me with their eerie protesting creeks. 

Watch as I find silver, wheaties, a few relics, and even some jewelry!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Funny Metal Detecting Story


I bought a chest/box for my junk jewelry I dug up last year while metal detecting.  Watch the video "for the rest of the story"...

Metal Detecting Scout of a Historic Home Site For Possible Treasure


This is not so much of a "how to" but more of a "How I" locate and scout areas for metal detecting. It is just one of several areas that I've secured for treasure hunting and metal detecting later in the season. This old site had several, at least 6 foundation sites and one of these sites has a cellar with what appears to be some very old stone wall, the same foundation has concrete walls too, so it may be a mixture of old and new.

I found the old bottle dump area as well. On the surface was a bunch of modern stuff appearing to be from the 60's and 70's...hopefully under neath that we will find some older bottles and the like.

I will be revisiting this site as soon as the ground thaws, hopefully I will pull some very nice old coins and relics out of here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

First Treasurebone Metal Detecting Hunt of 2012 Found Silver


It has been an unseasonably warm winter and when I was out scouting for an old bottle dump last weekend, I noticed the ground was soft and diggable.  So, I went out into the woods near the old bottle dump and began my search of treasure. What did I find?  

I found a 1962 SILVER dime, a 1920 buffalo nickel (first of the season), a 1909 wheat penny (non S VDB), a Model T Ford key, and an Edwardian style pin in the shape of a horse.  

Wikipedia describes Edwardian as:  The Edwardian era or Edwardian period in the United Kingdom is the period covering the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910.

The most interesting and promising fact I noticed about this site is that I only found (3) clad coins, all pennies.  The denomination is of no particular significance, but what is significant is that there were only the (3) clad coins.  With many early 1900's objects such as the coins, Model T Ford key, Edwardian style jewelry and silver VS. the low amount of modern coins...I'd say that's a clue that this place had heavy usage during my targeted or desired time periods and less usage in the modern or unwanted time period.  


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Monday, February 6, 2012

Concordia A Treasure Trove Waiting To Be Raided



Currently the Concordia is off limits as it is considered a grave site. It's just a matter of time until people raid this treasure trove. These raiders will range from the common thief to rumors of mafia teams of divers.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

How To Find Bottle Dumps


Finally, a break in the weather! I decided to get out and scout an area for a possible bottle dump. Well, I found one!  As a matter of fact I found a huge one! 

I can't wait to get back and do a little digging. On the surface was a HUGE amount of bottles and china from the 1960's...I'm hoping that below the surface we can find some older stuff. We found two "Old Mr. Boston" 1.6 oz liquor bottles among other things.

After I got home I did a little more research and discovered this road on an 1891 map and it seams to disappear after 1955.  Not only was there a nice bottle dump at the end of the road, but taking in consideration the time frame this now extinct road was in use, I believe it will also pan out for some metal detecting and should give up some nice old coins.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sh!t Metal Detectorers Say (R) Rated Outtakes

Funny Out takes to the Shit metal detectors say...Swearing!!! You've been warned!

Sh!t Metal Detectorers Say

I've seen the trend where EVERYone is making videos that start off with shit ____say, So I decided to jump on the band wagon and make one that people with metal detectors say.