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Metal Detecting Hobby Talk
         August 2018          Metal Detecting Hobby Talk News Brief                                             Volume 9 Number 101
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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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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 July 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 is: Metal Detecting High and Low Tides
The definition of tides from Wikipedia website Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the moon, sun and the rotation of the earth.

One of the questions one must ask is: What are the key causes and why are there tide variations from day to day?

Generally there are four different tide changes for each 24 hour day of the onth: High Tide, Low Tide, High Tide, Low Tide with each tide change being approximately six hours apart. This is the usual tide pattern for any given 24 period, however, for some locations there may only be one high and low tide each day.

The contributing factors for tide change are the centrifugal forces of the earth and moon rotation around each other and the gravitation forces of the moon and sun on the earth. Also the forces can be greater or lesser depending the distance of the earth from the sun and moon. For a much more detailed scientific analysis of tide actions go to the following website Our Restless Tides website This site provides a brief explanation of the basic factors which produce tides. There are five short chapters with diagrams and a explanation of the effects that time, distance, moon, sun and the earth's rotation has on coastal tides. Good site.

The best way for a detectorist to gain real time tide knowledge for their area is to acquire a set of tide tables for the salt water beach areas that are of interest. Most tide tables will provide the detectorist with all of the information required to having a greater chance of detecting valuable finds.  Read the complete Article

General U.S. and World Wide Hobby News
  • Metal detecting club fears end to digging in Windsor parks. Article Link
  • A ring that went missing in Virginia Beach 21 years ago was just found in the Chesapeake Bay. Article Link
  • The forgotten graves of soldiers killed 157 years ago, during the oppressively hot Battle of Blackburn’s Ford. Article Link
  • WWII dog tags returned to Daytona Beach family after 70 years. Article Link
  • Metal detecting tips for beginners. Article Link
  • Racing legend Larry Perkins swaps racetrack for outback and returns with buried treasure. Article Link
  • 1955 class ring found, looking for owner. Article Link
  • Buried treasure. Article Link
  • Rare finds buried no more, but still treasured, says N.L. metal-detecting enthusiast. Article Link
  • Pennsylvania man cited for actions in pursuit of Fenn loot. Article Link
  • A different kind of fishing. Article Link
  • Metal detectors find treasures, trash and everything in between at local beaches. Article Link
  • Amateur treasure hunter finds ring off House of Refuge. Article Link
  • News10NBC's investigative series "Treasure Hunt". Article Link
  • Time capsule finally unearthed at Claypool Primary School. Article Link
  • Waynesboro man uses his metal detector to find hidden treasure. Article Link
  •  Metal detecting provides insight into the past. Article Link
U.K. News
  • Snorkeling For Gold: Man Spots U.K.’s Biggest Gold Nugget In Scottish River. Article Link
  • Treasure found across Northern Ireland. Article Link
  • Digging around in Old Buckenham. Article Link
  • No smoking, drone-flying, treasure-hunting, staying out late at Windsor parks. Article Link
  • Shropshire coroner declares Wem Roman brooch find as 'treasure. Article Link
  • Metal detecting: how much can you make? Article Link
  • Finding out about issues surrounding metal detecting. Article Link
  •  European police seize 25,000 trafficked ancient finds. Article Link
  • French couple ordered to return gold found in garden. Article Link
Other News
  • American Mining Rights Assn 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. July News
  • Gold Prospectors Assn of America (GPAA) - News on legal issues for the gold prospecting community July News
  • JW Fisher Detectors Début at the 2018 Fire Department Instructors Conference. July Press Release
  • Lost Treasure E-Magazine July Issue
  • Prospecting and Mining Journal (IMCJ) News
  • Western Mining Alliance July Newsletter
  • 1715 Fleet Society August Newsletter
Jewelry Returns
  • Found under Rochester tree, Class of 1953 ESU ring returned to granddaughters. Article Link
  • Treasure hunter finds lost wedding ring. Article Link
  • 'Local love' finds lost ring. Article Link
  • Boy’s metal detector finds lost wedding ring. Article Link
  • Ring Reunion: Tyler man reunited with class ring after nearly 50 years. Article Link
  • Hobbyist finds owner of lost Tyler high school class ring after 40 years. Article Link
  • Never ever swim in the ocean with your jewelry. Article Link
North America Archaeology News
  • Archaeologists Come to Eckley to Study Our Past. Article Link
  • Archaeologists, students dig in at Quartz Lake. Article Link
  • UWF archaeology students explore Civil War history in Chimney Park dig. Article Link
  • Washington family donates archaeological materials. Article Link
  • Why the Revolutionary War battlefield in Beaufort has never been preserved. Article Link
W.W. Meteorite News
  • Nautilus Expedition Recovers Possible Seafloor Meteorites. Article Link
  • Meteorite Hunters Find Remains of Last Month's Botswana Fireball. Article Link
  • Two meteorite-like objects fall from sky in Muzaffarnagar village. Article Link
  • Chicago area teens build device to search Lake Michigan for meteorites. Article Link
PLP News Release 
PLP 2018 Grand Raffle Winners Press Release
We are excited to announce the winners of this year's Grand Raffle drawing. We are humbled by the positive notes and calls of support from so many of you as you ordered tickets, bought memberships and just donated because you want to stand with us in the fight to keep our public land rights. THANK YOU!

˝ ounce GOLD NUGGET Donated by – Richard Kelsey
4 stack GOLD CUBE Donated by Goldcube – John Cross
Dry concentrator Donated by Mad Mining – Jim Henesh
Macro Gold racer Detector Donated by The Miners Cache – Brian Winter
Mining claim location service Donated by Josh Reinke – Thomas Sager
Stake claim Workshop Donated by Josh Reinke – Dick Tieben
California Mining Claim Donated by Ron Kliewer/ – Roger Bowman
Kwik Kiln Donated by GPK Company – Robert Davies
Recirculating sluicebox Donated by Mad Mining – Laren Crawford
Goldstrike mini washplant package Donated by Goldstrike Adventures – Jeff Lawlis
Fast Furnace Kiln Donated by fastfurnacecompany – Roger wingo
Tike Strike concentrator Donated by Spikestrike sluices – Gearge Cowie
Stowaway concentrator Donated by Spikestrike sluices – Jeffrey Courter
Gold ram panning sluice Donated by Spikestrike sluices – Ron Renter
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Event Newser
Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting Events.
Now is the time to start planning and getting your club's 2018/19 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.

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  • August 04, 2018  (One Day)
    Orting, Washington
    Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt
    Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club
  • August 11, 2018  (One Day)
    Tunkhannok, Pennsylvania
    35th Annual Black Diamond Treasure Hunt
    Black Diamond Treasure Hunters Club
  • August 18, 2018  (Two Days)
    Oglesby, Illinois
    IVHRRA National Treasure Hunt
    Illinois Valley Historical Research & Recovery Association

  • August 18, 2018  (Two Days)
    New Concord, Ohio
    39th Annual Buckeye Hunt
    Sponsored by Don & Bill Hayes
  • August 18, 2018  (Two Days)
    Sonora, Cailfornia
    2018 Gold & Outdoor Festival
    Delta Gold Diggers
  • August 24, 2018  (Three Days)
    Liberty, Washington
    2018 Resources Coalition NW Miners Rally
  • August 29, 2017  (Five Days)
    Loudmine, Georgia
    2018 August Loudmine Outing
    LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn

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