treasure hunting / 40 posts found

Modern treasure hunters swelling in ranks

by Dave Sadler
THE lure of buried treasure is taking a grip across Tasmania. The hobby of metal ­detecting is becoming more popular and enthusiasts have noticed a swelling in their ranks — along with a rise in fascinating finds. While beaches are a common site for modern-day treasure, such…

The most valuable metal detector finds ever

by Luke Higgins
Metal detecting can be a tedious, thankless task. However, every so often enthusiasts chance upon the most incredible finds. From gigantic gold nuggets to precious Iron Age artifacts, we reveal the most valuable metal detector hauls of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYGkzMjy_cw…

The Curse of Oak Island recap: Next stop Money Pit!

by Luke Higgins
The Curse of Oak Island returned after a festive hiatus last night with one of the most poignant and historic episodes to date. Regton Metal Detection Specilaists www.regton.com If all goes to plan, Dan’s Breakthrough, as the episode was titled, will hopefully…

11 Times People Stumbled Upon Treasures In The Weirdest Places

by Luke Higgins
We all know that feeling when we find an old crumpled up note in an old blazer pocket or wallet. Now, imagine finding stacks of money hidden, perhaps behind your wardrobe wall or sofa! The dream of becoming rich overnight is unrealistic.…

cable ratings: ‘Curse of Oak Island’ lands on top

by Luke Higgins
It was The History Channel’s “The Curse of Oak Island” that took the top spot in the Tuesday cable ratings this week, after ticking up one-tenth from its previous 0.8 to a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. Despite taking a hit last week as well, USA’s weekly…

Leeds metal detectorist spends two decades unearthing historical treasure

by Luke Higgins
Each time his metal detector beeps, Michael Smith digs and digs in the hope of unearthing another piece of our county's history. From coins and brooches to medieval belts, his finds have made their way into…

Gold still in them there rivers

by Luke Higgins
When gold was discovered in the Arrow River in the 1860s thousands of miners flocked to the Wakatipu basin in search of their fortune. While mining may have given way to tourism, the methods and techniques established during the goldrush  are still used today. Louise Scott talks to prospectors panning for…

Rise of the detectorists: how to hunt for treasure

by Luke Higgins
Tom Lucking lived up to his name in December 2014 when he and a fellow metal-detector enthusiast unearthed a hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure in a field near Diss in Norfolk. The treasure, the highlight of which was a spectacular gold pendant, proved to be worth £145,000, which…

Surfers Paradise gold digger finds four more nuggets in the sand on Gold Coast beach

by Luke Higgins
KERCHING! There’s more gold where the now-infamous Gold Coast beach nuggets came from. The Surfers Paradise gold digger who found three precious rocks on a northern Gold Coast beach last week has done…

Detectorist finds buried treasure of gold coins worth £10,000 in a field in Essex- how to find your own hoard

by Luke Higgins
For four days Chris Kutler, 54, swept his metal detector over the mud of a field in Essex. But it was worth it, because hundreds of years before, in that very field,…
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