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Opinion - House of alcohol and alchemy What I can tell you is that Lodge 49 made me think hard about fruition, about the fact that characters-like you and me-find validation after they find their beliefs to be proven right. Yet we need to look at that with not only optimism but also caution.

R.I. Relics founder fears metal detecting hobby is under siege LINCOLN - Would you allow someone to hunt for metal on your property? The response from many people is "no," says Nathan Matthews, of Lincoln. "I always ask permission, but it's starting to seem like less and less people are OK with metal detecting," he said.

Introspection… Saddened to hear that detectorist Mike Race passed suddenly January 4th. Mike and his wife Sue were well known throughout the hobby and treasure hunt circuit. If there was a detecting event being held Mike and Sue were there and could always be counted on to give of their time and talents when needed.

Quest X10 metal detector. NEW 2019 Quest Metal Detectors has announced the second X-series machine - the Quest X10. But there is one important clarification: the X-series detectors can't be used underwater. Although being rainproof, they however can't be submerged in water. So, what new features can we expect in the Quest X10?

Man buries £2k engagement ring and asks partner to find it with metal detector Jamille Swainson, 31, planted the ring in a field as part of an 'activities date'

The Curse of Oak Island recap: Have the team uncovered a vital clue on nearby Apple Island? On the latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island, the team uncover what could be a French drain, as well as what may prove to be a vital clue on nearby Apple Island.

The Curse of Oak Island: Team make startling discovery at Smith's Cove Startling new evidence uncovered at Smith's Cove on the next episode of The Curse of Oak Island brings the fellowship of the dig closer than ever to unraveling the enigmatic mysteries that lay hidden below the island's surface. Now that the cofferdam at Smith's Cove has been erected the team are uncovering amazing finds.

The Fellowship of the Ring Finders Yet these three people found their lost rings, frantically Googling some iteration of I lost my wedding ring and stumbling upon a network of metal detectorists who help people locate their misplaced jewelry. They had found their way to the Ring Finders, a service that pairs these people with one of 430 sleuths stationed around the world.

XP ORX digging deep targets You very often hear people say that their metal detector is not very deep, sometimes this is true, but in most cases it is operator error, either the incorrect settings or the user is not fully understanding what a deep coin sounds like.

Amateur metal detectorist unearths 350-year-old ring that belonged to King Charles II's courtier The signet ring is in perfect condition and is believed to be worth up to £10,000 and previously belonged to a King's courtier who was wrongly executed for treason. It belonged to Edward Colman, who worked for King Charles II before being hung, drawn and quartered in 1678.

Amateur metal detector unearthed 350-year-old ring that belonged to king courtier King Charles II An impeccably preserved golden ring from the 17th century was found by an amateur metal detector in Scotland. The signet ring is in perfect condition and is supposed to be worth £ 10,000 and belonged to a courtier of a king who had been wrongly executed for betrayal.

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The Curse of Oak Island recap: Have the team found a treasure-filled cellar? On the latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island, the team finally got down and dirty in Smith's Cove - discovering what may be a treasure-filled cellar, while also receiving an expert opinion on what they hope is the fabled 90-foot stone.

Minelab Equinox 600/800: software updates. New firmware worse than the old? Minelab have released a software upgrade for their Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detectors. According to the manufacturer, the biggest problem - silver target indication, because of which the Equinox owners even threatened to sue Minelab - has now been solved.

The Curse of Oak Island: Team 'strike gold' as they uncover Dan Blankenship's u-shaped structure The Curse of Oak Island airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c.

Ring Lost Swimming at Kai Iwi Lakes - Found! Got a message from Geoffrey that he'd lost his wedding ring while swimming at Kai Iwi lakes, near Dargaville, in the north of New Zealand. While this was out of my regular area, there was definite urgency as the lakes are heavily patrolled by holidaying metal detectorists at this time of year.

Why I’m Quitting the Search for a Mental Health Diagnosis Hiding underneath my unending search is the belief I am broken, damaged, irreparable - that I need to be fixed in order to be whole. That in this state, I am not enough, and I will only be enough when I find the answers. As long as I believe I need to be fixed, I cannot accept myself as I am.

The Helmet That Shows Celtic Warriors Helped the Roman Army Conquer Briton In 2010, there was a very important find at an old Iron Age shrine in England. It included coins and other items from both the Iron Age and the Roman era. Among the discoveries was a remarkable 2,000-year old Roman cavalry helmet.

Treasure hunters descend on county for tours US tourists are paying thousands of pounds to come to the county and join in treasure hunting tours.

The XP ORX hits 3 Silver coins So far the HF coil on the #XPORX has been faultless with a finds rate on par when comparing it against my Deus, finds have been varied and at various depths, I'm very pleased to report Silver coins have started to make a regular appearances with the ORX using the HF coil especially when using 27Khz.

What will become of Minelab in 2019? Prediction from Lopata In the old days, metal detectors died a natural death: if a model stopped being sold, it was honorably discontinued. Today, if a model stops being sold, its demise is commonly associated with an unpleasant story. And it's all right if it is simply a disappointing machine.

A day out in Oklahoma Territory. By David Kimble After upgrading my arsenal to the Xp Deus I have found that the quality of my finds has improved greatly. The second time out with this beast of a machine I found a silver quarter, A few hunts later was a 1943 walking liberty half dollar. I realize now that my biggest regret was that I had not purchased this machine earlier.

New Year Notions… I was thrilled to death when I went out to the mailbox yesterday and found a small package from John Howland. No, I was blown away, stunned and astonished. Hallelujah, about time! He had finally sent me that $20 he has owed me from the eighties!! Ran inside, tore open the package and found a beanie!!

Haul of historic jewellery and weapons found in Swansea declared treasure A hoard of treasure, some dating back as far as the Bronze Age, has been uncovered by metal detector users across Swansea. The items, recovered separately, include medieval rings and fragments of axes and a rapier. They are now due to go on display in the city.

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