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Treasure Hunting Before Metal Detectors

Updated: Nov 24, 2023



Below are two articles that give first hand accounts of what treasure hunting looked like before metal detectors became widely available to the public. The first article shows that it was widely known that rings drop off while swimming. You will read references to a coal sieve being used to sift through the early 1900's sand.


The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

03 Dec 1913, Wed · Page 4


The second article describes people finding 25 dollars per day in change at the start of The Great Depression in 1930.



The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

25 Sep 1930, Thu · Page 15


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In England a skimmer is a small bream fish

Merril in one of his vlogs had loads of small fish washing up on the shore check it out lol

Posts do have a depression around them so that's probably why they were looking there

Great article merril thanks for this

Regards Tony and Kaz

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Thanks Tony and Kaz!

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Brian Woodworth
Brian Woodworth
05 feb 2023

What on earth is a skimmer? Clam shells? Rocks? Why are there "millions" ? Why are they a health threat? This article raises more questions than it answers! Seriously though, good article. Not sure of the validity of post-searching though.

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I BARELY find stuff around posts!!! Agreed Brian!

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