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Detectorist's Q&A

Detectorist's Q&A

The idea of this page is to feature questions and answers with detectorists who have recently made the news following a great find. Our first Q&A is with Sean Sandercock, who recently made the news following his exciting gold half-sovereign find in Devon. 1.  How long have you been metal...

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Surprising Survey Results? (February 2020)

Surprising Survey Results? (February 2020)

Summary of Metal Detecting Survey Results Between 31st January - 3rd February 2020, professional survey firm Populus conducted an online nationally representative poll among 2,071 respondents. The aim of the survey was to gain an insight into how the public perceive the hobby of metal detecting.   Q1. Would you ever...

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Metal Detecting For Kids

Kids metal detectors

Metal detecting is not a hobby limited to the experts- it can be a fun and affordable activity for the whole family. So drag your kids away from the screens, get them out of the house and into nature, and introduce them to this fascinating outdoor hobby. We bet you...

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Cleaning Your Metal Detector Finds

Cleaning your finds

So you've found yourself a hidden gem... Now it needs to be polished up! There are multiple methods of cleaning your finds, and all detectorists will have their own techniques, but there are a few things to take note of to avoid damaging your spoils. It's worth bearing in mind...

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Gold Panning

gold panning

So let's just say you think you've struck gold.. literally! Gold panning is the quickest way to shift through soft grounds or water beds to find out what sent your metal detector into over drive! So what is Gold Panning?! Gold Panning is a traditional form of placer mining that...

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Treasure Trove Law

gold coin treasure trove

Treasure Trove Law Is it not the dream of all new detectorists to find their very own buried treasure?! If you are going to use a metal detector in the UK and you are lucky enough to get lucky with a find, you need to know the rules of treasure trove...

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The 10 Best Places to go Metal Detecting

The 10 Best Places to go Metal Detecting

The 10 Best Places to go Metal Detecting Who doesn't love a treasure hunt? If you know the best places to look, the possibilities of what you might find are endless! But before you set off into the wilderness, metal detector in hand, it's important to check out the local...

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Metal Detecting News 2018

Metal Detecting News 2018

The world of metal detecting never stands still. There’s always some new controversy with which members of the community must contend.  Here, we present a rundown of the top metal detectorist news stories from 2018, month by month. We’ll cover everything from the latest complaints from landowners to detectorists unwilling...

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Metal Detecting News 2019

Metal Detecting News 2019

Metal detecting has gone from a niche hobby shared by a handful of dedicated enthusiasts to something much more mainstream - and it’s causing chaos! Check out these incredible stories about metal detecting in 2019, arranged in chronological order.  February Detectorist Set For Massive Payout After Finding Remains Of An...

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16 Most Famous Metal Detecting Find of All Time

16 Most Famous Metal Detecting Find of All Time

Metal detecting is a lot of fun. You never know what you’re going to unearth. Occasionally, though, something spectacular happens. You’re trundling along with your detector, and all of a sudden, you discover something rare, valuable, and even comical. Have you ever wondered what treasures lucky detectorists have found over...

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