The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

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Buried treasure

RIP Oak Islands Dan Blankenship.

It is with great regret that the Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine must report the passing of Oak Islands legendary treasure hunter – Dan Blankenship. Dan spent more than 50 years searching for treasure and uncovering mysteries on the famous… Continue Reading →

‘Stupid’ Cadbury treasure hunt ad withdrawn after complaints

The Archaeology and Metal detecting magazine are happy to report that following a controversial campaign by the Cadbury’s company in the UK, and massive display of togetherness by the archaeological and metal detecting communities in the UK, Cadbury’s have now… Continue Reading →

Cadbury’s treasure hunt: A massive error in judgement?

                Cadbury dairy milk and Cadbury UK are currently marketing a ‘treasure hunt’ at protected archaeological sites across the UK, encouraging people to dig up these archaeologically sensitive areas. Yes it’s great that… Continue Reading →

Readers Finds: A William III half Guinea

At the Archaeology and Metal detecting magazine, we feel honoured to receive images and stories of readers finds. Sometimes however, we are able to go a step further. A work colleague of mine does not have the best mobile phone… Continue Reading →

C-Scope 440XD with starter pack review.

So. I recently took delivery of the C-Scope 440XD metal detector. The CS440XD is an entry level machine, well within anybodies chosen price range and, having used the machine now on several occasions, I can probably suggest it to be… Continue Reading →

How I started metal detecting and archaeology by Dave Sadler

I was bitten by the detecting bug when as a 4 year old boy, I would go on many detecting trips with his Dad and Uncle. Here is my story. How did I start metal detecting? That’s a question I’ve… Continue Reading →

Rare Bronze Age gold bulla discovered in Shropshire officially declared treasure

A rare Bronze Age gold bulla discovered at a secret location in Shropshire was today officially declared treasure. The Bronze Age gold bulla discovered in Shropshire. Photo: British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme Mr John Ellery, HM Senior Coroner for Shropshire… Continue Reading →

Title to the gold by Andy Briggs

Forrest Fenn, a retired American art and antiquities dealer claims to have hidden a treasure chest in one of four States of the USA: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming or Montana.  He says the chest is located somewhere in the Rocky… Continue Reading →

The Treasure Act in the UK

The following information is replicated directly from the Portable Antiquities Scheme website. The Archaeology and Metal Detecting magazine would like to thank the PAS for the use of the information and again offer our full support to the scheme and… Continue Reading →

My metal detecting journey by Digger Dawn

At the age of 13, while playing hide and seek on a building site, I dug my toe into the dirt and saw a coin appear. I pulled the coin from the mud, wiped it clean and looked that coin… Continue Reading →

The “Incomplete” Staffordshire Hoard by Graham Withers

In December 2012, 60-year-old Tempus Member, Graham Withers, who formally ran the clubs meeting place – The Church House Inn on Buxton Road in Congleton, found a small hoard in a field in North Staffordshire. The 10 valuable pennies –… Continue Reading →

An Occult or Mormon Talisman by Ant Doyle

After starting out detecting the beaches for modern coins whilst living in Australia, I was always keen to get out in the fields of the UK and get at some ancient history. Not long after my return in 2015 I… Continue Reading →


RANDALL SULLIVAN AUTHOR OF THE OFFICIAL ‘THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND’ BOOK FEATURES ON THE ALL METAL MODE UK PODCAST. Randall has a wealth of knowledge on the Mystery of Oak Island and His new book explores the different theories… Continue Reading →

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