Welcome!!

I have been involved in the treasure hunting/metal detecting pastime for over 35 years now, and have authored three books, written hundreds of articles, and worked in the industry itself. As a result I receive lots of emails and letters from detectorists like you, asking me for advice, asking what I think of a particular metal detector, inviting me to visit your town or city to hunt or to speak at your club meeting. On the whole I try to respond positively, but more often than not I cannot offer the information you seek, nor can I afford the travel costs involved. Why? Because I too am just a hobbyist, and no more an expert than you.

As of now I pretty much consider myself a part-time treasure hunter. I hope that through this website I might be able to offer you a tip or two learned over the years, but promise nothing earthshattering. Most of whatever success I've had occurred because I entered into the pastime at an ideal time, and because I spent an inordinate amount of time researching sites. Add to that a lot of in-the-field trial and error, and a helluva lot of luck!

You will not find a lot of technical babble here, and you may call a lot of what I have to say, basic. That's fine. That's me. I still believe that research is the most important part of this pastime!

Next, getting along in years, this website offers me a place, and a reason to look back and put things in perspective. While my metal detecting experience is very much like yours, it took me on a somewhat different journey that changed a great many things in my life. Some good, some not so good, but all worthy of a look back.

Lastly, I am new to the task of putting together a website, and working on this one was not only fun, but a real learning experience. Please do let me know if you have trouble viewing it so that I can make changes where needed.

I hope you will always remember that, as detectorists, as amateur treasure hunters, we are bound by a common thread, and it is this friendship, this comradery, this sharing, that is so much more important than any treasure we can ever hope to find.

My goal is to keep this website updated regularly, and make it one you will want to revisit from time to time. If you have any suggestions or comments please email me at: Disc440@tx.rr.com If you have any complaints email me at UpYours!@HaHa.com


Dick Stout