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Metal Detecting Hobby Talk
       July 2019         Metal Detecting Hobby Talk News Brief                                             Volume 10 Number 112
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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The Website's featured article for this month is: American Antiquities Act of 1906
16 USC 431-433 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person who shall appropriate, excavate, injure, or destroy any historic or prehistoric ruin or monument, or any object of antiquity, situated on lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States, without the permission of the Secretary of the Department of the Government having jurisdiction over the lands on which said antiquities are situated, shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum of not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned for a period of not more than ninety days, or shall suffer both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 2. That the President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and may reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected: Provided, That when such objects are situated upon a tract covered by a bona-fied unperfected claim or held in private ownership, the tract, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the proper care and management of the object, may be relinquished to the Government, and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to accept the relinquishment of such tracts in behalf of the Government of the United States.

Sec. 3. That permits for the examination of ruins, the excavation of archaeological sites, and the gathering of objects of antiquity upon the lands under their respective jurisdictions may be granted by the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and War to institutions which the may deem properly qualified to conduct such examination, excavation, or gathering, subject to such rules and regulation as they may prescribe: Provided, That the examinations, excavations, and gatherings are undertaken for the benefit of reputable museums, universities, colleges, or other recognized scientific or educational institutions, with a view to increasing the knowledge of such objects, and that the gatherings shall be made for permanent preservation in public museums.

Sec. 4. That the Secretaries of the Departments aforesaid shall make and publish from time to time uniform rules and regulations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act. Approved, June 8, 1906
Hobby Related News
General U.S. and World Wide Hobby News
  • Unearthing treasure. Article Link
  • Peru Summer Fun for some: Metal Detecting camp. Article Link
  • Camp Courage hosts adults with special needs. Article Link
  • Treasure hunters need to be careful in Yellowstone, Gallatin County, Mont., sheriff warns. Article Link
  • Detecting a hobby that can have value. Article Link
  • Longtime treasure hunter hits it big with special locket in Ocean View. Article Link
  • He found buried treasure, but now he's on the hunt for its owner. Article Link
  • 2 treasure hunters have died in the Rocky Mountains. Authorities warn people to respect the land. Article Link
  • Diamond solitaire discovered by 10-year-old girl during spring cleanup. Article Link
  • United States Mint American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale on June 13. Article Link
  • Sarasota family reunited with lost Spanish-American War medal. Article Link
  • The curious mystery of a 600-year-old Buddha buried in the Gascoyne sand. Article Link
  • Iowa man looks to display historic treasure he unearthed. Article Link
  • A treasure hunter’s dream. Article Link
  • Relic Hunt in New Kingston dug up history. Article Link
  • 'It's fascinating': Alison Walker is a Ring Finder. Article Link
  • Lost and found: Area metal detectorists hunt for history. Article Link
U.K. News
  • Iron Age sword discovered alongside a 2,000-year-old Celtic chariot in Wales adds to a growing 'treasure trove' of prehistoric finds worth up to £1MILLION. Article Link
  • Treasure hunters flock to Derbyshire after discovery of Roman settlement. Article Link
  • One-of-a-kind Carausius Coin Find. Article Link
  • Rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence on display for the first time in over a century. Article Link
  • Metal detecting rally organised to help Sussex Homeless Support. Article Link
  • Anglo-Saxon pendant donated to Maidstone Museum. Article Link
  • Treasure hunter finds a medieval gold ring 'worth £1,000' that had been buried for 600 years - only to LOSE it the next day while throwing his dog a stick. Article Link
  • Rare Roman Coin Found in a Field in England Sells for $700,000, Smashing New Records. Article Link
  • St. John’s man finds 220-year-old Spanish coin in pile of dirt. Article Link
  • Metal detectorist 'had no idea coin was worth £10k'. Article Link
North America Archaeology News
  • SF Archaeology Class Digs Up Florida’s Native American History. Article Link
  • Organization excavates treasures from the past. Article Link
  • Think you’ve found an archaeological site? Here’s what to do next. Article Link
  • Digging history: Student archaeologists learn more about Pope County settlement. Article Link
  • Colonial ‘time capsule’ found under floors of NC port tavern that burned in 1760s. Article Link
  • Texas Archaeological Society conducts dig at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Article Link
  • Archaeological excavation underway along Eno River where Native American town once stood. Article Link
  • At newly discovered freedmen’s school near Beaufort, students dig into history. Article Link
Other News Sources
  • American Digger Relic Roundup. For diggers and collectors of history. An hour long program every Monday Night at 9:00 PM eastern standard time. Join your hosts Butch Holcombe, Jeff Lubbert and Heath Jones as they explore the past. Learn more about Metal Detecting, Treasure hunting in all it's forms, and the preservation of history. Hour Long Programs
  • 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. June News
  • Coin World - Numismatic and Coin Collecting Coin News
  • Gold Prospectors Assn of America (GPAA) - News on legal issues for the gold prospecting community News
  • Prospecting and Mining Journal (IMCJ) June News
  • PLP -Public Lands for the People June News Release
  • 1715 Fleet Society  July Newsletter
Jewelry Returns
  • Man finds 94-year-old woman's wedding ring, 50 years after she lost it. Article Link
  • Metal detectors find wedding band that was missing for nearly 50 years. Article Link
  • Metal detecting rally organised to help Sussex Homeless Support. Article Link
  • Class ring found after 45 years by metal detector. Article Link
  • A Missouri man's secret search for his wife's lost wedding ring. Article Link
  • Metal detector uncovers woman's wedding ring that she lost 15 years ago. Article Link
  • Good Samaritan finds lost sentimental ring in Sidmouth road. Article Link
  • Shelton Jones Family Farms: After 30 years, class ring returned. Article Link
  • Fire chief helps Michigan couple find engagement ring they dropped into lake. Article Link
  • Man reunited with lost wedding ring, months after losing it at Big White. Article Link
W.W. Meteorite News
  • Astronomers Spotted a Car-Size Asteroid Just Hours Before Impact. Article Link
  • Rare meteor shower that caused ‘BIGGEST meteor crash in modern times’ is about to pass by Earth again. Article Link
  • Biggest Meteorite Impact in the UK Found Buried in Water and Rock. Article Link
  • A Meteorite's Story of Complex Planetary Processes. Article Link

Event News
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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the Complete Event Details for July
  • July 06, 2019 (One Day)
    Somerset, New Jersey
    XP Deus Bootcamp
    Instructor: Andy Sabisch
  • July 07, 2019 (One Day)
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Spring Treasure Hunt
    Midwest Historical Preservation Society
  • July 13, 2019 (One Day)
    North Branch, Minnesota
    GSTH Annual Hunt (Members Only)
    Gopher State Treasure Hunters
  • July 13, 2019 (Eight Days)
    New Stanton, Pennsylvania
    2019 Treasure Week
    Don Hayes with Many Sponsers
  • July 20, 2019 (One day)
    Renton, Washington
    Annual $ilver $hoot
    Cascade Treasure Club
  • July 21, 2019 (Seven Days)
    Vallonia, Indiana
    Southern Indiana Treasure Fest
    Metal Detector Manufactures
  • July 26, 2019 (Three Days)
    Nekoosa, Wisconsin
    23rd Annual Open Hunt and State Championship
    MidState Metal Detector Club
  • July 27, 2019 (One Day)
    Leamington, Ontario, Canada
    Summer Seeded Beach Hunt
    Sunparlour Treasure Seekers

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