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‘It’s about paying attention’: Evelyn Glennie on her love of metal detecting

by Luke Higgins
                            A keen Detectorist Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie,[1] CH, DBE  is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She has been profoundly…

When hidden treasure is just a Stone’s throw away

by Luke Higgins
Metal detecting will, for some people, always be viewed as the beach equivalent of trainspotting or twitching; an activity associated with social misfits. But joining enthusiasts to uncover hidden treasure could mean potentially profiting from long summer days (or,…

Metal Detecting Couple find second half of 450-year-old ring three YEARS after the first half

by Luke Higgins
                          A couple have found the second half of a rare 450-year-old silver love ring - THREE YEARS after…

What you can find Mudlarking on the Thames Foreshore in London

by Luke Higgins
A few years ago, a worldly friend who’s always in the know posted something to her Facebook wall that went something like this: Mudlarking on the Thames is the best way to spend a Sunday morning in London. She had me at “mudlarking”—I had…

When – and why – did people first start using money?

by Dave Sadler
Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time – 40,000 years. Scientists have tracked exchange…

The Law of Finders-Keepers and What Happens When You Find Buried Treasure

by Luke Higgins
                                A California couple was out walking the dog around their property last year when they stumbled across eight buried cans—with…

People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

by Luke Higgins
Spent day upon day researching sites and obtaining permissions ? hours and hours out swinging searching for treasure with no joy ? For some people it comes a little easier.... In November 1992, a farmer living near the village of Hoxne in Suffolk, England, lost a hammer in one of his…

The Detectorists season 3: filming gets underway

by Luke Higgins
Monday the 19th June was a good day for fans of BBC's The Detectorists, as it was confirmed that production had officially begun on the third and final series.  (CLICK HERE to visit BLACK ADA advanced digging applications) The show, which stars Mackenzie Crook and…

Amazing Second World War Metal Detector Finds

by Luke Higgins
                      Although it may seem like waving a metal detector over the ground is easy, the practice is not as simple as it appears. It is a hobby of perseverance, dedication and a lot of passion. The…

‘I thought it was a bomb’ says treasure hunter who found 1,400-year-old jewellery

by Luke Higgins
Treasure hunter Bruce Hearn thought he had found a bomb when his metal detector pinpointed an unusual object in the middle of a field.  (CLICK HERE to visit BLACK ADA advanced digging applications) And as he…
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