Hunting History, One State (or Country) at a Time

This is an independent site created for all forms of metal detecting & history hunting. From swinging your detector, to magnet fishing, and just plain digging in the dirt to see what you find!

My goal is to travel America and dig up as much of the Americana I have come to love so much!

We are always open for fellow history lovers to join in and post their adventures as well!

Another Stage Coach stop hunt!

While I'm not from America, I have a deep love for the rough and rugged history of how this beautiful country formed on its own, and the amazing history that we in the hobby can search for and dig up. To hold something a settler once held or a gun slinger (my wishful thinking) dropped would be an...

The Chew Valley hoard.

Ah to find something as grand!! A lot of people say Florida is the place to go for good treasure, but I think you have the chance to find it anywhere... people dragged their most treasured belongings with them wherever they went more so during the push out west so there is still hope! Chew Valley...

A magnet fisherman’s dream…

I haven't had the chance to try magnet fishing yet, but I will be buying a kit once I have the money to spare. I can only imagine that guys emotions when he pulled the gun out of the water up in Canada....

In Oklahoma, metal ‘detectorists’ find treasure and history.

I love reading articles as much as watching videos on detecting, thought I'd throw this one up as i can relate to the can, and trash finds mixed in with the good stuff. https://oklahoman.com/article/5642011/in-oklahoma-metal-detectorists-find-treasure-and-history

“There Is None So Blind as Those Who Won‘t See”: Metal Detecting and Archaeology in France

I stumbled on this article totally by accident while researching the nighthawk stuff, It's a very interesting read... long but very insightful. It makes me wonder how far away is America in regards to enacting similar laws if even possible... still, makes you think....

Nighthawks are giving the good guys a bad rep.

An interesting article about the troubles they're having in England with nighthawks. For those new to the passion of detecting a nighthawk is an illegal detectorist, that raids sites at night....

Mudlarking – Detecting Without a Detector…

Mudlarks, or I guess mudlarking, is something I'd love to do and I am very disappointed in myself for not discovering this kind of history searching while I lived in the UK years ago. It's a good article, and worth a read. Plus theres a few really good you-tubers that are devout mudlarkers worth...