Metal detecting / 327 posts found

Counter-IED teams locate roadside bombs using ‘metal detectors on steroids’

by Luke Higgins
                            FORWARD OPERATING BASE LAGMAN, Afghanistan (July 6, 2012) -- The joint Afghan National Army-U.S. forces…

Rochdale council : Bottle digging craze-Treasure hunting on rubbish dumps is illegal and dangerous

by Luke Higgins
Council bosses have warned treasure hunters digging for old bottles that they could be breaking the law - and might end up hurting someone. Town hall chiefs say there have…

Tiny metal bird of ‘national significance’ is unearthed in grounds of Bamburgh Castle

by Dave Sadler
he discovery of a tiny metal bird in a dig at a castle site which was once a royal capital has set archaeologists a-flutter. The intricate copper alloy representation of a bird, thought to…

The Frome Hoard and its impact

by Dave Sadler
When working with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), the concept of a ‘forward job plan’ is somewhat laughable – your work patterns are largely dictated by finds made by detectorists. Some discoveries can completely change your career as the Frome Hoard did for me when it was found by Dave Crisp…

Medieval treasure dug up in Devon is first of its kind to be found

by Luke Higgins
A piece of treasure from the early medieval period, which was discovered using a metal detector, is unlike any artefact previously found, an inquest has heard. The gilded silver object with a gold and blue glass setting was found on farmland in…

Wayland teen and his metal detector uncover buried treasure

by Luke Higgins
A Kentwood woman has been reunited with a class ring she lost more than a decade ago, thanks to a Wayland 13-year-old and his dad. Ken Prelwitz and his father, Kirby, found the 2002 white gold class ring from East Kentwood High School on May 5.…

Follow an Urban Treasure Hunter as He Unearths Strange Americana

by Luke Higgins
UNLIKE THE PIONEERS and prospectors of the Wild West, who dwelled in choleric, ramshackle camps and risked rickety mine shafts in hopes of striking it rich, today’s treasure hunters trudge through the parks and junkyards within city limits.…

In 2012, Detectorist Stan Cooper unearthed 14th century heart-shaped gold brooch worth £25,000

by Luke Higgins
                                          Shaped like a heart - and…

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been found in Whitstable

by Luke Higgins
                              Kent Police have cordoned off an area in Tankerton, Whitstable after an 'unexploded wartime device' was discovered. Officers were called…

Archaeologists Uncover Viking Army Camp in England: more than a thousand finds including several hundreds of coins.

by Luke Higgins
The Vikings established the winter camp at Torksey, on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire, as they prepared to conquer 9th century England,…
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