PhotoHey there – you found me!

When my sister and I were kids, Dad took us out in the yard sometime in the spring with what looked like a white spaceship on a stick. He showed us how waving it over the ground in a swinging motion caused it to occasionally beep like crazy. That’s when you’ve found something metal in the ground below.


I was hooked instantly. I already had a fascination with history, so the idea that the land our home sat on could be filled with treasures from another time was thrilling. I searched our yard, the park, the creek surrounding our house, and drainage ditch from the road. (That’s where I found my first Mercury dime!) We are a family of collectors and hobbyists, so it’s no surprise that discovering metal below the surface appeals to me.

There is no shortage of detectorists who love sharing what they find, but everyone finds something unique and it’s different every time you get out there!

Thank you for visiting and reading – please send me your questions, ideas, feedback, and whatever else you can think of.

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