Bronze age Gold Bar Found in March 2013

Date tested by museum 1000 BC


Latest Finds


March 2016

Georgian Gold Watch winder


Oct 2015

Early silver scabbard decoration - not sure of date -
reported to museum as treasure

2.18g, 53mm wide x 42mm high

Decorated Victorian 9 carat gold button
with missing gem stone

Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter
Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC

Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce


Detector Dealers



Buddy Webb

Is now a full line dealer.

Internet store now open, Physical store opening early 2016

Tell him Ron sent you!

Always Interesting



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


Detecting Deva

Since Allyson couldn’t find a website which catered to, or even acknowledged the female detectorist (aka detectorista), She decided to create one herself to share experiences, knowledge, finds & photos with other detectorista’s.


John Winter's Blog

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



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.



Fall 2016

Oct 1st to-Oct 22nd

18 spots FULL



Spring 2017

My Barn- March 4th to 25th

Tim's barn- March 4th to 18th

30 spots Full


Fall 2017

Sep 30th to-Oct 21st

18 spots 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, I 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 CTX-3030 an 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 120 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 17.

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Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions



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

Celtic Gold

Clackton type Quarter stater

Native American Trade Silver


Ancient gold sheet
reported to museum as potential treasure
Disclaimed/Returned to finder

9.1mm, o.96g sq


Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos



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