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Metal Detecting novel for children

Metal detector enthusiast Larry Portch and his daughter Michelle Portch tell the story of four children and aspiring treasure hunters who find far more than they bargained for in their new book, “Union Ghosts of Mountsville Hollow: And the Four Confederate Banshees” (published by AuthorHouse). “Union Ghosts of Mountsville Hollow” follows a group of children…

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Gold Treasure Hoard in Thailand

The gold treasure was unearthed after the land owner decided prepare the ground to plant oil palm trees. After heavy rain last Saturday, the land owner and workers planting the trees came across a buried hoard of gold. The news spread and a gold rush followed with hundreds of people from nearby villages and even…

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Saddle Ridge coin sells for $15,000

A treasure trove of unique gold coins unearthed by a California couple out walking their dog has gone on sale, with one coin selling for $15,000 (£8,968) on Tuesday. The coins date from 1847 to 1894 and have been valued at $11 million. Several coins were auctioned at the Old San Francisco Mint at 8:30…

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Your Finds

We are pleased to introduce a new section where YOU can share your treasures with other metal detecting hobbyists. If you would like to share your “treasures” with others on our blog or have problem with identification, please send us your pictures as a private message on our FB page or e-mail to media@regton.com and…

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Historic Wrexham finds declared ‘treasures’

An Anglo-Saxon strap end, Bronze Age axe fragments and coins dating to the English Civil War are among several items declared as treasure by a coroner. An inquest in Wrexham yesterday also heard other finds dug up in North-East Wales included a 16th or 17th century silver hawking ring, a 17th century thimble and a…

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Metal Detectors – Most Magnificent Treasures Found.

Treasure! The vaults of museums around the world are filled with precious antiquities, but who knows how many historical gems are still out there waiting to be unearthed? This list shows, that anyone can strike it lucky… even you. So grab your metal detector and get searching. Advanced modern technology and availability of equipment made…

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Viking Hoard bought by the Yorkshire Museum

A museum’s campaign to buy a Viking hoard worth more than £50,000 has been successful. The hoard was discovered in Bedale, North Yorkshire, in 2012 and includes a gold sword pommel and silver neck ring and collar. The Yorkshire Museum launched an appeal in January to raise the funds to buy the hoard, which was…

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Detectorists – BBC4 Metal Detecting comedy show

BBC Four has announced a new comedy show about metal detecting enthusiasts. Andy, a wannabe archaeologist, spends time in muddy fields with a metal detector and a packed lunch alongside his friend Lance. Together they dream of finding that priceless Saxon hoard that will make them rich and cement their place in detecting history. But…