Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Retired FDNY Firefighter Returns Lost Ring Found On Beach

A Queens New York woman thought all hope was lost when her 1.3-carat engagement ring worth $13,600 went missing in the sands of Robert Moses State Park — and joked on Facebook that “some broke metal-detector dude” might pocket it.
She was half-right. There was a guy with a metal detector, but it was a retired city firefighter who did the right thing.
Erin Carrozzo, of Flushing, told The Post she was devastated when her “pride and joy” went missing along with her diamond-encrusted wedding band on Aug. 4, shortly after removing them to apply sunscreen at the beach.                                                                                               
Carrozzo frantically searched the sand, but her bling was nowhere to be found. Heartbroken, she reported the rings missing and left the beach empty-handed.
But retired FDNY firefighter Mike Cogan, 66, detected the ring two days after it was lost.
“It was absolutely spectacular,” he said. “Happy as I was, I realized the poor woman who lost this had to be devastated.”
He wrote about his “find of a lifetime” on Craigslist, but no one responded. That’s when he posted a picture of the wedding band in a Facebook post Aug. 21 that was shared a few hundred times.
Eventually, a couple of Carrozzo’s Facebook friends tagged her in the post — and she ­instantly recognized the ring.
Source: NY Post  Photos: Joe DeMaria
Read the story

Girl Finds Prehistoric Spear Point on Long Branch NJ Beach- Boy Finds 10,000 Year old Arrowhead

An 11-year-old Fair Lawn girl found a pre-historic projectile point in Long Branch NJ beach on Labor Day, less than a month after a previous discovery on Long Beach Island.
Victoria Doroshenko was collecting seashells at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch NJ when she found what looked like a spear point made of stone.



Read her story http://www.app.com/story/news/local/eatontown-asbury-park/long-branch/2014/09/08/girl-finds-prehistoric-projectile-point-beach/15261855/ Story and photo from the Asbury Park Press

Further down the shore...
Boy finds 10,000-year-old arrowhead on beach
In August,  Noah Cordle, 10, of Virginia, found a Paleoindian projectile point in Beach Haven, estimated to be between 8,000 and 11,000 years old.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Staten Island Treasure Hunters Not Happy Campers

Blame New York City Park Restrictions for Lack of Loot

Metal-detector hobbyists say there's a reason they never make any good discoveries —the Parks Department bans them from many locations.

Read Their Story:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Relic Hunting Adventure Trip

This sounds neat but is it worth the fee they charge?

Company in South Carolina 'Addam's Artifacts & Relic Hunting Adventures' offers relic hunting trips


 here is what their web site says…
   "We supply all the tools necessary to find the artifacts. Each client is supplied with a top-of-the-line metal detector and recovery tools for the hunt. Before the digging begins, clients are given the history of the site, instructions on how to use the metal detector, and proper recovery techniques. After the hunt we will identify the recovered items and provide conservation information and ideas on displaying your recoveries. Once you have recovered that lost piece of history it is yours to keep and cherish. We are open year-round depending on weather conditions and we can accommodate parties up to 12.
   The relic hunter should dress appropriately for the type of terrain we will encounter. Always have closed-toe shoes, boots are preferred. Also hats, sunscreen, bug spray, water, and possibly a snack are suggested. Remember you will be in the great outdoors with mother nature so wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. "

Fee Schedule Per Person:

Half Day Relic Hunt (3 Hours)  $90
Whole Day Relic Hunt (6 Hours) $160



British Comedy About Metal Detecting to be Shown On BBC Four TV (The Telly for you Brits)

Filming starts on Mackenzie Crook sitcom Detectorists

Monday 9th June 2014 @ 10:47am
Detectorists. Andy (Mackenzie Crook). Image credit: Channel X.Cameras are now rolling on the new sitcom fromThe Office actor Mackenzie Crook.

Written and directed by the Pirates Of The Caribbean star, Detectorists is a six-part comedy for BBC Four about two friends who share a passion for metal detecting.

The show will star Mackenzie Crook alongside The Hunger Games and Harry Potter actor Toby Jones. The duo play Andy and Lance, a pair of metal detector enthusiasts who act like an old married couple when they're together.

Producers explain: "They gripe at each other, but there is a true bond underneath. Each has their own slightly dysfunctional lives but together they dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard that will cement their place in detecting history."

The BBC adds: "Helping them along the way is a delightfully quirky crowd of characters who are drawn to this all-absorbing hobby. Across the six episodes, greed, betrayal, rejection and finally redemption are all played out as the boys and their eccentric friends at the Danbury Metal Detecting Club search for that one big find."

Detectorists will be filmed in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex during June and July, with Rachael Stirling (Boy Meets Girl), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Walking And Talking) and Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler in EastEnders) amongst the cast joining Crook and Jones on set.

Mackenzie Crook, himself an occasional detectorist, says: "This is my first time directing but, though it's sometimes nerve wracking, I'm confident that I have an incredible team to rely on. I have managed to gather my ideal cast. Toby, Rachel, Aimee-Ffion and Lucy are all actors I've worked with before and I know I'm in safe hands. For years British television has been screaming out for an archaeology based sitcom... hasn't it?"

Executive Producer Kristian Smith comments: "Mackenzie's scripts take us into a charming world that many of us haven't seen before. They are smart, funny and beautifully observed."

Adam Tandy, the show's producer, adds: "There is a little bit of the detectorist in everyone, whether or not they care to admit it, so it's glorious to be out in a field actually swinging equipment at last."

Detectorists will be shown on BBC Four in late 2014.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gotta Read What This Police Officer Told Man Metal Detecting In Park

Policeman tells treasure hunter "Any holes left would have to have a city employee come and fill in."
A Spokane WA man found that you can’t dig holes in a Grand Coulee park. 
Steven Harder, 46, was found along with his metal detector, in a park alongside SR-174 in Grand Coulee WA
When police officer Joe Higgs got to the site, he found Harder with hand tools walking the park. He explained to Higgs that he was digging for buried treasure and always filled up the holes he dug.
Higgs told the man that he was digging in a city park and that any holes left would have to have a city employee come and fill in.
Harder said other cities allow people to dig. He was asked for his identification and then put away his treasure hunting equipment.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

American Digger's Relic Roundup Broadcasts


For diggers and collectors of history. An hour long program every Monday Night at 9:00 PM eastern standard time. Join your hosts Butch Holcombe and Jeff Lubbert as they explore the past. Learn more about Metal Detecting, Treasure hunting in all it's forms, and the preservation of history. Learn from our callers, and expert show guest's This is a call in show (678-439-1863) and you are encouraged to participate.

http://en.1000mikes.com/show/american_diggers_relic_roundup_1

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Treasure Show In New England - September 20, 2014

The Silver City Treasure Seekers of Taunton MA is having a treasure show on Saturday September 20, 2014. Sounds like an opportunity to take a long weekend getaway in New England.



Open Beach Hunt October 11, 2014 Annapolis, MD

The Maryland Free-State Treasure Club is having a open beach hunt on Saturday October 11, 2014 at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD 
Follow the link below to get a copy of the hunt rules and registration form.


                                                                     
http://marylandfreestateclub.com/TreasureHuntOpen2014.html



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Trying to Interpret Mercer County Parks Detecting Regulations

Some folks at the online "Friendly Metal Detecting Forum" have been talking about Mercer County Park regulations regarding detecting in their parks.  The point being that the regulations Do Not specifically say that metal detecting is not allowed. One member of the FMDF apparently asked someone at the Parks Dept. if metal detecting was allowed and the response was:   "We do not allow the use of metal detectors in our parks which we have over 10,000 acres."

Here is the only text from the park regulations that seems to apply to this issue.
No person shall dig or remove any dirt, stone, rock or substance whatsoever, make any excavation, quarry sand, stone or lay or set off any blast, or cause or assist in doing any of the said things within a County Park or Recreation Area


Read the complete regulations
http://www.mercercountyparks.org/media/file_uploads/RulesRegulations_1.pdf

Read the discussion on the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum
http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?p=2112609


Tuesday, July 22, 2014