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Metal Detecting For Kids With Discovery Daisy
While in class we have a sharing time each day and after each of my metal detecting and scuba diving adventures I would always share my experiences and pictures with the class. They were always so excited when I told them about metal detecting and were always asking questions about it. They grew to love the hobby just by hearing it through me so I knew that we needed to have a fun day dedicated to metal detecting. It was the perfect opportunity to teach them about metal detecting and letting them experience it themselves.
Exclusive Insight to Florida Hunt 7 by Eric Reed
A fresh, new beginning. That is what we are all hoping 2021 brings after the wild and crazy ride experienced in 2020. When I learned of a large metal detecting event called Florida Hunt 7 being planned for February 2021 in Florida, I thought "what a perfect way to start the new year!"
Sutton Hoo Treasure: One of the Richest Treasures Ever Found in British Soil
What do you do when you have multiple Anglo-Saxon burial mounds on your property? You ask your local archaeologist to come by and check it out. And what if he happens to find one of the biggest treasures of the era?
Well, we don’t have to speculate, because this actually happened. The Hoxne Hoard might have led to a change in the British law regarding uncovered antiquities, but the Sutton Hoo Treasure changed how the British were able to understand their history. Indeed, it’s difficult to know where to even get started explaining the story of the Sutton Hoo Treasure because it is so deeply embedded into the history of the time.
The 1715 Fleet: The Archetypal Sunken Treasure
Caesarea National Park isn’t the only place where divers have found vast riches in living memory. There’s also the 1715 Treasure Fleet (also known as the 1715 Plate Fleet -- “Plata” being the Spanish word for silver), which was unearthed by an amateur diver and enterprising Florida Man, William Bartlett. He went down to do what many divers do -- check out a shipwreck that is hundreds of years old. What he found was so much gold he had to start packing it into his gloves.
April Fool’s Day with Gary Penta
In honor of April Fools, we thought we would play a light-hearted joke with the help of Gary Penta and convince our community that he had created the world's smallest Striker z60 Metal Detector. Although this is not the case, we hope you will take it lightly and if you're interested, check out our top-selling "regular" sized Striker z60 Metal Detector as well as Gary Penta's Dioramas.
The Cuerdale Hoard: The Largest Viking Hoard of Silver
From the waning days of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England comes the Cuerdale Hoard. Unlike the Hoxne Hoard, which was Romano-British, and the Staffordshire Hoard, which was from Mercian Anglo-Saxons, this Hoard came from the Vikings, who ruled over a great deal of England prior to the arrival of the Normans in 1066. More than just English treasure, there were also a lot of Carolingian objects from the Continental empire of Charlemagne.
The Staffordshire Hoard: The Largest Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Metalwork
The Anglo-Saxons were and are renowned for their metalwork. This is not the crude metallurgy of an uncultivated barbarian horde, but the beautiful design work in the noble metals of silver and gold that only a truly cultured people could produce. Nowhere is this exemplified more than with the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon metalwork ever uncovered, even larger than the famous Sutton Hoo Hoard.
Caesarea Sunken Treasure: The Largest Discovered Treasure in the State of Israel
Most of the treasure hoards we have covered elsewhere on this site (namely the Hoxne, Staffordshire, and Cuerdale Hoards, among others) come from the West. But we will now turn our attention toward the Levant, where, in February 2015, a vast hoard was found in the Holy Land. Much like the other treasure troves we have discussed on this site, this was uncovered not by professional treasure hunters, but by hobbyists simply doing their thing who hit the proverbial lottery.
Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
Metal detectors aren’t just for hunting for gold. They’re also enormously useful tools for law enforcement. And yet, while most police departments have metal detectors on hand for crime scene investigation, far fewer have trained and qualified officers who know how to use them correctly. But when deployed properly, metal detectors can be a game-changer when it comes to effectively investigating a crime scene, uncovering evidence that might otherwise go detected while at the same time preserving a crime scene from disturbance.
The Hoxne Hoard: The Largest Unearthed Roman Treasure Ever
The Hoxne Hoard, uncovered in Britain in 1992, stands as one of the strongest arguments in favor of what a well-trained amateur can discover using a metal detector. It is the largest find of late Roman gold and silver found on the island of Great Britain -- or, indeed, in any Roman territory. Not only were there over 14,000 gold and silver coins, but the Hoard also boasted 200 pieces of silverware, in addition to historically significant pieces such as the Empress pepper pot. And it all started as innocuous as one of your own outings with a metal detector, on a hunt for a friend’s missing object.
The Saddle Ridge Hoard: The $10 Million Mystery
The biggest buried treasure ever found in the United States was, to put it mildly, nothing to sneeze at: $10 million in the form of over 1,400 gold coins. Known as the Saddle Ridge Hoard, it is shrouded in mystery because no one has any idea who buried the treasure in the first place.