Bronze age Gold Bar Found in March 2013

Date tested by museum 1000 BC


Patches now on sale.

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England Barn Hunt Patch


Anywhere in the US $ 4 US dollars

International £ 5.00 or $6 US Dollars

Send cash, check or money order to:

Ron Guinazzo
PO Box 60603
Chicago, IL. 60660

Patches shipped within 48 hours.


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I have used these dealers localy and they are top notch!


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Dick Stout's Blog

Dick Stout long time detectorist, writer of several books and articles for most of the treasure mag's

Always an interesting read, and lots of information


John Winter

John Winter has been writing every month since 2006 for The Searcher, a popular monthly magazine devoted to the hobby of metal detecting and published in the UK.

Lots of great info and photos of UK finds






Next Event >
England hunt schedule


There are some free slots if you want to join a really friendly supportive team: Check out the 'Barn' house page to see the accommodation we stay at.




Spring 2016

My Barn- March 5th to 26th

Tim's barn- March 5th to 19th

30 spots -1 opening



Fall 2016

OCt 1st to-Oct 22nd

18 spots Hunt full




Spring 2017

My Barn- March 4th to 25th

Tim's barn- March 4th to 18th

30 spots Hunts Full








10,000 dollar Platinum and diamond ring

returned 11-07



Want to win a week detecting in England

See England hunt raffle page for raffle info:

England raffle page





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About Me

Treasure Hunter for more than 30 Years!


I have been detecting since 1983, starting with a Radio Shack microna 2001 after losing my high school ring at El Toro air base in California. I never found my ring but have made many wonderful discoveries since. I was hooked after only the first week, finding my first walking liberty half dollar. Soon upgraded to a Whites 5000di increasing the quantity and quality of my finds. Returned to Chicago in 1985 and hunted off and on over the next 12 years. In 1997 after getting a job with the Chicago fire dept I started hunting in earnest again. In 1999 I discovered the joy of water hunting and use a Minelab Excaliber II in the water.  I use a Minelab Explorer SE, Minelab e-trac ans Extera 705 on land.

In June of 1999 I joined the Midwest Historical Research Society my local detecting club. I was president from 2002 to 2010, we currently have about 90 members. 

I have been going to England twice a year near since 2005 which has opened up a whole new area for ancient finds. My current gold coin total is 10.

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Romano British finds

Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater


Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceat

1.16g, 10.98mm

Series D (Type 2c) (North 168) EMC 2007.0239

Roman gold pendant

disclaimed returned to finder

Early 1900's 18K gold ring

14K Gold Engagement ring, 3/4 ct center stone w/12 bagetts

2 gold coins found by me on the October 2010 trip

70 BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater

1762 George III 1/4 Guinea



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