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Metal Detecting Hobby Talk
     October 2019         Metal Detecting Hobby Talk News Brief                                             Volume 10 Number 115
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:   Federal Bureau of Reclamation Regulation  Website
§ 423.26 Public events and gatherings. You must not conduct public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstra-tions, parades, and other events without a permit issued pursuant to sub-part D of this part 423. Public gatherings that involve the possession or occupancy of Reclamation facilities, lands, and water bodies are governed by 43 CFR part 429.

§ 423.27 Advertising and public solicitation. You must not engage in advertising or solicitation on Reclamation facili-ties, lands, or water bodies except as al-lowed under a valid contract with Reclamation, or as allowed by a permit issued pursuant to subpart D of this part 423.

§ 423.28 Memorials. You must not bury, deposit, or scatter human or animal remains, or place memorials, markers, vases, or plaques on Reclamation facilities, lands, or water bodies. This section does not apply to the burial of parts of fish or wildlife taken in legal hunting, fishing, or trapping.

§ 423.29 Natural and cultural re-sources.
(a) You must not destroy, injure, de-face, remove, search for, disturb, or alter natural resources or cultural re-sources, including abandoned buildings or structures, on or in Reclamation facilities, lands, or water bodies except in accordance with § 423.29(g) and other applicable Federal, state, and local laws.

(b) You must not introduce wildlife, fish, or plants, including their reproductive bodies, into Reclamation lands and water bodies.

(c) You must not drop, place, throw, or roll rocks or other items inside, into, at, or down, caves, caverns, valleys, canyons, mountainsides, thermal features, or other natural formations.

(d) You may bring firewood to or gather dead wood on Reclamation lands for fires as allowed under § 423.31. You must not damage or remove any live tree or part thereof except with proper authorization under 43 CFR part 429.

(e) You must not walk on, climb, enter, ascend, descend, or traverse cultural resources on Reclamation lands, including monuments or statues, except as specifically allowed in special use areas designated by an authorized official under subpart E of this part 423.

(f) You must not possess a metal detector or other geophysical discovery device, or use a metal detector or other geophysical discovery techniques to locate or recover subsurface objects or features on Reclamation lands, except:
(1) When transporting, but not using, a metal detector or other geophysical discovery device in a vehicle on a public road as allowed under applicable Federal, state, and local law; or
(2) As allowed by a permit issued pursuant to subpart D of this part 423.

(g) You may engage in renewable natural resource gathering activities such as picking berries and mushrooms, collecting antlers, and other similar activities as regulated by this part 423 and other applicable Federal, state, and local laws. [71 FR 19794, Apr. 17, 2006, as amended at 73 FR 54980, Sept. 24, 2008
Hobby Related News
General U.S. and World Wide Hobby News
  • In Oklahoma, metal 'detectorists' find treasure and history. Article Link
  • Mystery Jesus plaque washes ashore near Melbourne Beach, thanks to Hurricane Humberto waves. Article Link
  • Secret Places: Hidden Confederate Treasures in Brooks Co. Article Link
  • Club searches for hidden treasures. Article Link
  • Buried treasure not the only benefit of hobby. Article Link
  • Most Important Features for Metal Detector for Coin Shooting. Article Link
  • Treasure in Lone Butte: woman discovers time capsule while metal-detecting. Article Link
  • Couple Finds Civil War Cannonballs on Beach After Hurricane Dorian. Article Link
  • 'Every ring tells a story': Manitoba treasure hunter starts lost jewelry service. Article Link
  • Man unearths treasure trove with metal detector. Article Link
  • Metal detectors uncover local artifacts, history. Article Link
  • These metal ‘detectorists’ find lost rings — and memories. Article Link
  • How to Start Metal Detecting Correctly – Useful Tips. Article Link
  • Six Winners in PCGS First Discovery 2019-W San Antonio Quarter Quest. Article Link
  • If you’ve lost a treasured item in Lake Michigan, who you gonna call? Yohei Yamada. Article Link
U.K. News
  • Two caught illegally metal detecting at Shoreham Fort. Article Link
  • Metal detectorist finds 'priceless' pure gold snake necklace from 200AD. Article Link
  • Metal detectorist unearths a stash of 99 immaculately preserved Anglo-Saxon coins worth up to £50,000 dating back to the reign of Ethelred the Unready 1,000 years ago. Article Link
  • Metal detectorist sentenced for not handing over Trefeglwys gold coin. Article Link
  • 'Mudlarks' unearth the past on London's riverbanks. Article Link
  • Church sues metal detector for share of £2,000,000 Viking treasure find. Article Link
  • Kirk to sue treasure hunter claiming he reneged on promise to share proceeds of £2 million Viking hoard found buried on church land. Article Link
  • Rare piece of jewellery found in farmer's Thaxted field has a real ring to it! Article Link
  • Gold ring found near Loch Lomond makes £14,000 at auction. Article Link
  • Man With Metal Detector Stumbles Across Largest Hoard of Viking Treasure Ever Found in UK. Article Link
  • After the Wem hoard: Call for landowners to help uncover Shropshire's history. Article Link
  • Metal detector enthusiast uncovers amazing trove of coins on ancient, bloody battlesite. Article Link
  • Grandmother Claims She May Have Found William Shakespeare's Ring. Article Link
  • Meet the finder of the lost wedding rings. Article Link
  • One of rarest Dark Ages finds - the Wem hoard - is declared treasure. Article Link
  • Buried gold ring with a 300-year-old tragic past could fetch £10,000 at auction. Article Link
  • How history is being unearthed and rewritten by metal detectorists with a deep understanding of the past. Article Link
North America Archaeology News
  • Cumberland beach dig reveals relics of ancient residents. Article Link
  • Scientists hunt for remains, artifacts at luxury condo site where skeleton was found in Indian River Shores. Article Link
  • Space Archaeology: How long lost ancient Mayan cities discovered from space? Article Link
  • A digital archaeologist helps inaccessible collections be seen. Article Link
  • CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved Article Link
  • Treasure trove of artifacts discovered near this Colorado city. Article Link
  • 15,000-year-old Idaho archaeology site now among America’s oldest. 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. September 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
  • Kellyco - The Complete Guide to the Best Metal Detectors of 2019. Article Link
  • Prospecting and Mining Journal (IMCJ)  September News
  • 1715 Fleet Society October Newsletter
Jewelry Returns
  • Late World War II veteran’s lost dog tag recovered. Article Link
  • Metal detector hobbyist finds long-lost class ring in Vermont field. Article Link
  • Metal detective reunites woman with lost ring. Article Link
  • Man finds lost Grimsley High School class ring, tracks down woman who lost it nearly 50 years ago. Article Link
  • Lost class ring found after 30 years. Article Link
  • Necklace and locket containing ashes of Sunbury woman’s son found at Knoebels. Article Link
  • Diver Discovers Class Ring Lost in a Pond 60 Years Ago, Then Tracks Down, Returns it to Owner. Article Link
W.W. Meteorite News
  • August meteorite likely fell near Camrose, say scientists hunting for space rock. Article Link
  • China's meteorite hunters: The adventurers hoping to get rich from. Article Link
  • What's the Difference Between Asteroids, Comets and Meteors? Article Link
  • Meteorite or 'meteowrong': Don't be fooled by that rock that looks like it's from outer space. Article Link
  • Chinese customs seize huge haul of meteorites. Article Link
  • Fireball blasting across central New York State skies was most likely meteor slamming into atmosphere. Article Link
  • Videos capture bright object streaking across Alberta skyline. 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 October
  • October 03, 2019 (Five Day)
    Stanton, Arizona
    2019 Digger's Dirt Party: FALL Common Dig Outing at Stanton Camp
    LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
  • October 05, 2019 (Two Days)
    Chazy, Rhode Island
    Pound the Ground Adirondack Coast
    Rhode Island Relics
  • October 05, 2019 (One Day)
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Satellite Hunt
    Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs
  • October 05, 2019 (One Day)
    Annapolis, Maryland
    Silver Frenzy V Open Hunt
    Maryland Artifact Recovery Society (MARS)
  • October 05, 2019 (One Day)
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Cowtown Treasure Hunters Club
  • October 05, 2019 (One Day)
    Cullman, Alabama
    46th Annual Deep South Treasure Hunt
    SWarrior Basin Treasure Hunters Assn
  • October 09, 2019 (Five Days)
    Tamassee, South Carolina
    2019 Digger's Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig Outing at Oconee Camp
    LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
  • October 12, 2019 (One Day)
    Tamassee, South Carolina
    2019 Swing Dancing Detector Hunts: Kids to Pros at Oconee Camp
    Gold Prospectors Assn of America & the Lost Dutchmans Mining Assn
  • October 12, 2019 (One Day)
    Brownwood, Texas
    Annual Fall Open Competition Hunt
    Central Texas Treasure Club
  • October 15, 2019 (Five days)
    Nebo, North Carolina
    2019 Digger's Dirt Party: Common Dig Outing at Vein Mountain
    LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
  • October 19, 2019 (One Day)
    Oregonia, Ohio
    2019 Fall Treasure Hunt
    Ohio Detectorists Association (ODA)
  • October 19, 2019 (Two Days)
    Puyallup, Washington
    Bedrock Gold Show
    Bedrock Prospectors Club
  • October 19, 2019 (Two Days)
    Puyallup, Washington
    Bedrock Gold Show
    Bedrock Prospectors Club
  • October 26, 2019 (Two Days)
    Louisville, Tennessee
    Knoxdrt First Annual Open Sport Of Metal Detecting Rally
    Knoxville Detectorists Recovery Team.
  • October 26, 2019 (One Day)
    Lincoln Park, West Seattle, Washington
    Moonlight Hunt
    Cascade Treasure Hunters
  • October 26, 2019 (One Day)
    Irving, Texas
    45th Annual Open Hunt
    Lone Star Treasure Club

Kellyco - The Complete Guide to the Best Metal Detectors of 2019

Being one of the oldest and largest metal detector retailers in the world, and serving as many customers as we do means we get a lot of questions. A lot!

The question we get asked more often than any other is, “What is the best metal detector on the market today?”

Unfortunately, there’s not a simple answer to that question. There are many “best detectors” because there are so many different types of metal detecting.

We’ve created this buying guide to answer the question as completely as we can. Along the way, we will tell you about some of the various criteria you should consider when buying a metal detector, and we’ll give you some of the main factors to consider, depending on the type of metal detecting you plan to do.

Terminology & definitions
Evaluation criteria for this buyer’s guide
Best metal detector for coins, rings & jewelry
Best metal detector for relic hunting
Best metal detector for gold
Best metal detector for saltwater & beach hunting
Best metal detector for freshwater
Best all-purpose metal detector
Wrap up
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