Metal Detectorist

We recently watched a delightful series on Netflix called Detectorists. Two friends in England belong to a small local club. They dream of finding gold and treasure. Along the way, their lives are connected with funny, amusing, and sweet events. It is well worth your time. Good News! Season 3 is being made.

It inspired me to resume using my metal detector. I usually scan around playground equipment at parks and schools. Kids drop their coins. A few days ago I went to the city park where music events and fireworks are held in the summer. I found nearly $2 in coins. While sweeping around the sand in a play area I found a car. It was a nice Hot Wheelsโ„ข car. As I walked to another area, the detector was in front of me skimming the ground when it beeped loudly. This find will come in handy for some gardening work.

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9 thoughts on “Metal Detectorist

  1. Eliza Waters

    My brother once found a Civil War era sword that turned out to have been stolen from a local museum a few years prior. Luckily, it hadn’t rusted badly, was restored and returned. It can be a rewarding hobby in many ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jim R Post author

      That would have been exciting. I haven’t found anything close to that. It is a peaceful hobby. It gives you time to walk slowly and think.

  2. shoreacres

    Gosh, what a fine knife. Now, what I have to know is this: will your detector pick up the presence of gold, too? There are still people around here who believe Lafitte’s treasure is buried somewhere around Galveston Bay, and after our recent rains, and the scouring flow of water through the bay, they’ll be looking. Their search would be so much easier if a gizmo like this could help them out.

    1. Jim R Post author

      Yes it will detect gold. Let me know when the water is down enough. I’ll be there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Our son lives in a house on poles above the water. His girlfriend was sitting on their wooden deck earlier this year. She took off a pair of rings her grandmother had owned and dropped them. Of course they fell through the cracks to the water below. He was able to recover one right away at low tide.

      They called detectorists who came asap. They were able to locate the other ring, plus nails and other crap. Son asked how much they wanted to be paid. They said nothing. It was fun to help out. I can understand why they said that.

  3. Pat T.

    *Thank you!* for the info on the British series, The Detectorists!!
    I had never heard of it… And, it’s *delightful!!*
    (So glad to hear of a third season, too!)
    Pat T.
    (Anything else you’d recommend, I’d love to hear of it!)

      1. Pat T.

        Oh, I *loved* it!!
        (Please let me know of any other ” found treasures” that I’ve missed??!
        As I tell my children… “I don’t get out much”! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Thank you, again!
        Pat T.

      1. Pat T.

        Thank you, *Yes!*… I *did* enjoy that!… PBS quite a long while ago!
        (No TV/cable for some time now… years?? Just PBS on the Internet, and more recently, Netflix)


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