Here are the best metal detecting articles from around the web:
Metal Detecting News
Fegg Hayes metal detector unearths coins dating back to reign of King James the First
TYRE-FITTER John Webb is celebrating after unearthing treasure dating back to the reign of some of England’s most famous monarchs – with a metal detector.
Mr Webb began the hobby only two years ago and has already found bronze age weapons, Roman coins and ancient jewellery.
Now the 44-year-old from Fegg Hayes has discovered two shillings dating back to the time of English kings James 1 Charles 1 – more than 400 years ago.
Metal Detecter finds cannon balls in Devon river
Terry Waddup of Exeter came up with a load of cannon balls when he took to checking the mud in a Devon river. But it was the one that got away that proved the talking point when Terry presented his findings at Isca Metal Detecting Club.
Terry who is club secretary found a number of cannon balls in the mud of the River Tamar and brought them along. He explained how he decided to leave his biggest find where it lay, an 80lb cannon ball.
Treasure hunter strikes gold at Westward Ho!
A NORTH Devon treasure hunter has struck gold after discovering what is thought to be the second largest golden nugget ever to be found in Britain.
Merlin Cadogan, 40, from Northam, believes the lump of gold-coloured metal unearthed on Westward Ho! beach, could be worth around £1,000, writes Sarah Howells.
He made the discovery while wading in the Sandy Gut area a week last Monday (March 10) – and chemical tests on the 37.7g find indicate it is at least 18 carat gold.
Merlin, who spends around four hours a day detecting, said: “The detector went off and I was digging for ages – I was about to give up and thought I’d have one more go.
My Favorite Metal Detecting Blog Post
Bounty Hunter QSIGWP Quick Silver Metal Detector with Pin Pointer
Out of all the hobbies you can choose from, metal detecting is one of the least expensive to get started with. Not only is it inexpensive to get started and to maintain this hobby, but it’s also a hobby that pays you to do it by returning treasure to you when you go out on searches.
You can find coins – and many of them are rare and worth a great deal of money. But you can also find precious metals like gold and valuable jewelry like diamond rings. The Bounty Hunter QSIGWP comes automatically preset out of the box, which gives you efficient ground balance your first time out. Read full article
Amazing Metal Detector Discoveries
The “Boot of Cortez” is one of the most unusual nuggets in the World, and at 389.4 ounces Troy (32.4 Troy pounds), it is the largest surviving placer nugget discovered in the Western Hemisphere.
The solid gold nugget was found in the Mexican Sonora Desert near the Arizona border in 1989. It was found by a local prospector using a metal detector he bought at Radio Shack.The nugget sold for $1,853,500.00 at auction in Dallas, in 2008. Read full article
Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector Review
If you are looking for a metal detector that is built to find coins, then this is it. Garrett have gone to a lot of effort with the GTI 2500 and it doesn’t disappoint. The best thing about the GTI 2500 is the ease of use for coin hunting. Everything is almost completely setup ready to go out of the box and once you watch the included training video you will be out find all kinds of buried coins in no time. Read full article