The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

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The Oak Island Mystery by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe book review.

It began innocently enough … in 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world’s greatest and strangest… Continue Reading →

Oak Island in Pictures. From Maps to history and finds.

A selection of images from Oak Islands long history, Please click on individual images to view at full size.

What treasure is buried on Oak Island?

Oak Island is one of the most mysterious places in the world. From its alleged buried treasure to those rumoured to have visited (and deposited on) it, the island has the potential to rewrite history and unearth some of the… Continue Reading →

The Curse of Oak Island by Randall Sullivan

From longtime Rolling Stone contributing editor and journalist Randall Sullivan, The Curse of Oak Island explores the curious history of Oak Island and the generations of individuals who have tried and failed to unlock its secrets. In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular… Continue Reading →

An introduction to the Oak Island Mystery

( This article is a referral to the original 1962 Readers digest publication, used to introduce the Oak Island mystery in the best manner) By David MacDonald: A Reader’s Digest Classic, originally published 1965 For 200 years, the promise of… Continue Reading →

Memoirs of a Treasure Hunter: The Highwayman of Epping Forest. By Barry Lawton

At my Treasure Hunting Club, I joined up with three other people, and we went out most weekends. They were Roger, Norman and Joe. This was after Ron Rowland the man who showed me how to metal detect and where,… Continue Reading →

The Law of Treasure by A.G. Guest with the assistance of Paul Matthews

Author: A.G. Guest with the assistance of Paul Matthews. Paperback; 175x245mm; x+152 pages. 459 2018. Available both in printed and e-versions. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd Printed ISBN 9781784919740 Epublication ISBN 9781784919757. The importance of the Law of Treasure is largely the… Continue Reading →

Metal detector enthusiast unearths treasure trove in field near Frenchay

A keen metal detectorist from Staple Hill has stumbled upon a box of antique jewellery, unearthed during a farmland search. David Upton, 72, uncovered the small box, filled to the brim with gold and silver jewellery and a range of precious and… Continue Reading →

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 →

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