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Metal Detecting Hobby Talk
  September 2017       Metal Detecting Hobby Talk News Brief                                             Volume 8 Number 89
Metal Detecting Hobby Talk Support The Hobby
I would like to point out to the News Brief readers that there are a number of organizations taking on the challenge against various types of legislation dealing with metal detecting and gold prospecting. MDHTALK's recommendation is to visit their website and give strong consideration to joining the fight. In some cases your support may be to send emails and / or write a letter to specific legislators or to provide funds to help with the fight. Here are the organizations and a link to their website.
Go to the Join The Fight MDHTALK Webpage to read more about each of these organizations
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What is a News Brief?
The news brief provides a brief look into any news event. The intent of the news brief is to provide you, the reader, with news clips on what was taking place in the hobby last month. To read the whole story select the Article Link or go to There are more news stories placed on the MDHTALK website for August the news stories listed in the MDHTALK News Brief are just a portion of all the hobby related news reported the past month.  The news Brief is now available in Adobe PDF format, there is a link at the top of this webpage. The news brief is no longer emailed; it is only available on the MDHTALK website and can be downloaded.

The Website's featured article for this month: Roaming Access to Public Lands has Disappeared for Metal Detectorist and Others

The Ideal Situation is to have complete access to public lands with no restrictions but alas that is far from today's reality.

Today's Reality is that more and more public lands are being put behind man made barriers. These barriers come in the form of laws, regulations and rules that prohibit or limit many personal outdoor activities on public lands.

This is the biggest single issue facing many out door activities (recreational metal detecting, gold prospecting, fossil and mineral collecting, rock hounding, off road vehicles, etc). Access to public lands is not just a metal detecting issue but is also the single most important major issue for the many outdoor recreational activities.

Why are more and more public lands being put off limits to metal detectorist? Metal detectorist are being pushed off of public land because the hobby is considered to be destructive by many public land managers, archaeologist and nature preservationists. Read the Complete Article or Download This Article
General U.S. and World Wide Hobby News
  • Metal dectectors hunt for and find Long Island’s lost treasures. Article Link
  • ConVal grad picks up new hobby after months of being bedridden. Article Link
  • Metal detector locates hidden plaque. Article Link
  • The Metal Detector Guy: Always in search of buried treasure. Article Link
  • Explosive discovery. Article Link
  • Dog loses wedding rings in Wash Park minutes before the ceremony. Article Link
  • Sifting for sunken treasure. Article Link
  • 'It still fits': Diamond ring missing since 2004 turns up on garden carrot. Article Link
  • Finding buried treasure. Article Link
U.K. News
  • Treasure hunting pair unearthed nearly 2000 Roman coins in a field in Cornwall. Article Link
  • Treasure dating back more than 700 years found in Carlisle. Article Link
  • WWII bomb exploded on Scottish beach after treasure hunters stumbled across it. Article Link
  • Metal detectorist finds rare 6th Century pendant. Article Link
  • Appeal for information on unusual treasure found on Fife beach. Article Link
  • Leeds metal detectorist spends two decades unearthing historical treasure. Article Link
  • 'A fantastic find': Treasure hunter finds 200-year-old ring shrouded in mystery while searching a west Dorset field. Article Link
  • Oswestry history enthusiast to welcome metal detecting celebrities. Article Link
W.W. Meteorite News
  • The Molong meteorite and why a century on, mystery surrounds a small town's biggest find. Article Link
  • Man claims to have found a burning meteorite in yard, but is it real?; video. Article Link
  • Virginia witness says UFO hovered over neighbor’s home. Article Link
  • The Earth Had A Near-Miss With An Asteroid That Was Completely Undetected. Article Link
Other News
  • Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) - News on legal issues for the gold prospecting community August News
  • American Mining Rights Association is not a gold club but rather an advocacy group for miners and public land users to preserve and maintain their rights as they pertain to access to their public lands. August News
  • Prospecting and Mining Journal (IMCJ) August News
  • Western Mining Alliance Newsletter
  • JW Fisher Detectors - Splash in the Empire State Press Release
Jewelry Returns
  • Man finds ring on Cape Cod beach, tracks down owner who lost it 47 years ago. Article Link
  • Dispatch story helps reunite another ring with owner. Article Link
  • Gull Lake took her ring 63 years ago, family brings it back. Article Link
  • Random acts of kindness reconnect woman with her class ring, lost at the beach 23 years ago. Article Link
North America Archaeology News
  • More than 50 million artifacts from Texas’ past kept at UT lab . Article Link
  • Shays’ Settlement In Vermont: A Story Of Revolt And Archaeology. Article Link
  • Scientists solve mystery of US Civil War submarine. Article Link

Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting Events.
Now is the time to start planning and getting your club's 2017/18 hunt information on the web. The sooner it is out and available to the metal detecting community the greater the chance for people to see it and give your event some consideration.
  • September 02, 2017 (Two Days)
    Chaffee, New York
    32nd Annual International Treasure Hunt
    Niagara Frontier Relic Hunters
  • September 03, 2017 (One Day)
    Duisenburg, California
    Metal Detecting 101 / Renegade Treasure Hunts
    Gold Prospectors Assn of America & the Lost Dutchmans Mining Assn
  • September 07, 2017 (One Day)
    Jones Beach Field 6, New York
    Super Fall Hunt
    Atlantic Treasure Club
  • September 10, 2017 (One Day)
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    Annual Fall Hunt
    Lancaster Research & Recovery Club
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  • September 10, 2017  (One Day)
    Gillson Beach, Illinois
    Fall Beach Hunt
    Midwest Historical Research Society
  • September 10, 2017 (One Day)
    Lovelock, Nevada
    2017 Rye Patch Nugget Shoot
    GPAA of Northern Nevada Reno
  • September 10, 2017 (One Day)
    Berne, New York
    47th Annual Club Hunt and Picnic
    Empire State Metal Detector Assn
  • September 13, 2017 (Five Days)
    Durkee, Oregon
    2017 Burnt River Outing
    LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
  • September 15, 2017 (Three Days)
  • September 16, 2017 (One Day)
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    2nd Annual Fall Open Hunt
    East Tennessee Relic & Coin Hunter Club
  • September 16, 2017 (One Day)
    Annapolis, Maryland
    Silver Frenzy IV
    Maryland Artifact Recovery Society (MARS)
  • September 17, 2017 (One Day)
    Annapolis, Maryland
    Open Treasure Hunt
    Maryland Free-State Treasure Club
  • September 17, 2017 (One Day)
    Lathrop, Missouri
    41th Annual Treasure Hunt
    Mo-Kan Search and Recovery Club
  • September 20, 2017 (Five Days)
    Cleveland, Georgia
    2017 Loudmine Outing
    LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
  • September 23, 2017 (Two Days)
    Java Center, New York
    19th Annual International Hunt
    Genesee Valley Treasure Seekers
  • September 30, 2017 (One Day)
    Gadsden, Alabama
    10th Annual Open Hunt
    Southeast Treasure Hunters
  • September 30, 2017 (One Day)
    Bremerton, Washington
    By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hunt
    Olympic Peninsula Treasure Hunters
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