Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3rd Annual Deep Search Metal Detecting Club BBQ & Beach Hunt

This event is open to Deep Search Metal Detecting Club members and guests only!

Catskill mountain coin shoot and relic hunt ?

Found this posted on www.treasurenet.com If interested suggest you send email to confirm location etc and get directions.

Open hunt on several properties totaling over 500 acres. July 26 & 27 in big indian ny. 30 miles west of kingston off of exit 19 on nys thruway. Write to mrmetaldetector@aol.com

 Fee  of $50- Half of moneys collected will go to the person who finds the best relic and he other half goes to the local museum and firehouse.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

'Diggers' TV stars share tips for finding treasure in Colorado

Wyant and Tim Saylor, stars of the National Geographic Channel show "Diggers," were in Colorado Springs recently to present a workshop, "Digging for Dollars." The event was part of the summer seminar program the Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association hosts every June. The two-week program offers educational classes for collectors of coins, paper money and tokens.

Thought you may be interested in this article

Monday, June 23, 2014

Post-Sandy NJ Beach Replenishment

One of my favorite places to sit and soak up some sun is the beach at Long Branch at Pier Village. Visited the beach last week and I noticed some changes in both the color and contours of the beach. The sand nearest the boardwalk is dark in color with lots of shells while the sand down near the water is lighter and has few shells.
This peaked my interest so I went online to see if the Army Corps of Engineers were working on replenishing the sand on the beaches.
I was somewhat surprised to learn that they have been working on replenishing the sand on the beaches for some time.
Have not done any detecting on the Long Branch beach yet, but I am curious if the sand that they pumped onto the beach has any new goodies for us to find?

This is a link to an old article about the projects

    Pictures taken at Long Branch June 18, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Lost My Stuff Group

While the name sounds a little odd this group helps search for lost items

Statement of purpose on their website We are a group of volunteer metal detectorists who have joined together to do just that!
We don't charge a fee for our services, nor do we expect a reward when we're successful. Our only goal is to help people in need, because we all believe it's just the right thing to do.
If you've lost something and would like one of our volunteers to help you search for it, just send us a Lost Item Report by completing the form on our Report a Lost Item Page.
Upon receiving your Lost Item Report, we'll forward your report to our volunteers and if any of them are near your location and can help, they'll email or telephone you to discuss how to best proceed.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yellowstone Officials: treasure hunt is dangerous, illegal

Tim Reid, Chief Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, says park rangers found a group of five to six people that had metal detectors shovels and planned to dig. These are "violations of laws that govern Yellowstone and protect Yellowstone," explained Reid. They had even built a raft out of fallen trees and other natural items in the park, and tried to cross the river. But the rivers and creeks in Yellowstone are moving fast right now and Reid says they had to perform a swift current rescue. A dangerous task for all involved.                            

Reid says these hunters are searching for the Forrest Fenn treasure.  Fenn, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is known for his memoir titled, "The Thrill of the Chase." It was published in 2010. The book includes a poem with clues he says will lead people to his treasure, worth millions. In 2013, Fenn revealed the treasure was hidden in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe, and 5,000 feet above sea level. Not long after the clue was revealed, a man was arrested in Yellowstone National Park.

"The primary reason for being in the park was to look for the alleged treasure," said Reid. The court documents from 2013 show the man pleaded guilty for violating conditions of backcountry permitting. The man was fined $1,000 and banned from the park. The most recent offenders are facing a similar fate. "You can't use metal detectors, you can't dig and even if you find something you can't remove it," said Reid. According to federal law, that even includes rocks. The owner of Earth's Treasures in Bozeman Montana sells metal detectors and gold pans - even maps that indicate where you are allowed to dig and are not allowed to dig, such as a national park. There is currently one ongoing case in Yellowstone involving a Forrest Fenn treasure hunter. "We will be seeking the most aggressive penalty... Including cost recovery and banned from the park," said Reid. "National parks are here to use. But it is a privilege, not necessarily a right."

Monday, May 19, 2014

Floating Strainer for Beach / Surf Hunting

Ran across this hand made strainer that can be used in the surf. Appears that you could pickup most of the parts at Home Depot or Lowes.
Source: Metaldetectingforum.com 

Here ia another variation which looks really neat that is constructed of chicken wire, wood and a motor cycle inner tube.


This one is made from inner tube of a tire with a large plastic pan in the middle that has hundreds of holes drilled into it.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Detecting In New Jersey State Parks Requires A Permit

STATE PARK SERVICE CODE 7:2-2.16 Metal detectors
A person shall not use metal detectors or similar devices without a permit issued by Superintendent or designee. The permit may limit the location, hours, and days of use. A permit will not be issued for use in areas of significant historical or other value, or where such use would be incompatible with protection of the resource and/or interfere with public use of the facility. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ban On Detecting On Massachusetts State Beaches

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is planning on banning  metal detecting on coastal beaches effective July 1, 2014 and people using detectors will be ticketed. 
Our organization is against this proposal and
we urge detectorists around the country to sign a petition. Please follow link below and tell Commissioner Murray not to impose this ban.


Nothing mentioned on the DCR website

New Fisher F-19 Detector

At the IWA outdoor sports exhibition in Nuremberg Germany this past March Fisher Research Labs 
displayed their new Fisher F19 models. 
The F19 is said to come in pink camo, green camo and fisher gold. 

According to information found on the website http://www.detectorprospector.com they indicate the F19 will have a Manufacturers Suggested Retail a price of $899 and will be discounted to $799. It comes standard with the 5" x 10" DD coil.

Found the Fisher F-19 for sale at http://www.metaldetector.com/fisher-f-19-metal-detector  however it says that they are out of stock. Oddly enough we could find not mention of the F-19 on the Fisher web site.

Don't really know what the fascination is with metal detectors in CAMO colors. Take for example the Treasure Commander Detectors that the good folks at Kellyco have for sale on their website. Wondering do they work better that other detectors because they come in Camo colors?http://www.kellycodetectors.com/treasurecommander/  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Metal Detecting in Cranbury Township Parks

The Township of Cranbury NJ in Middlesex County does not allow use of metal detectors in their parks.  It is extremely unfortunate that they have imposed this regulation on the metal detecting community.

Read the complete set of regulations:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TITANIC Sand Scoop Will Never Sink

The Scoop 
*16 gauge Stainless Steel 

*Foam filled to float upright next to you!
* Virtually indestructible
* Multiple Hand positions for ease of use
 * May be used either left or right handed
* Handle may be removed from the scoop without tools
 * Choice of colors * Black * Blue * Orange 

Super strong shaft 
*48 inches overall length 

 * 3/16 inch thick wall    * 1 1/8 inch O.D.    * 7/8 inch I.D. 
* 50 + 3/8 inch quick drain holes
* 7 ¾ inch wide 8 inch deep and 4 inches high * Built in handle to grip while classifying trash from treasure
* Secondary viewing tray to 
spread out  contents of the scoop, contains nearly a thousand 1/8 inch drain 

* Side guides to prevent good targets from washing out early
* Flattened base allows skimming floaters and also digging deep

* Weighs 6.5 pounds 

Navigate to the Deerfield Detectors website and view their video