Over the past 50+ years, treasure hunting has grown from an activity practiced by a secretive few to a mainstream hobby pursued by millions worldwide. While some have made treasure hunting their profession, the majority of us simply enjoy it much as others enjoy golf, tennis, cycling or fishing. It’s a hobby that knows no limitations due to age, gender or geographic location.
Today’s modern metal detectors are as close to real life “time machines” as we can get. What other device allows anyone to scan the ground near where they live and uncover examples depicting what life was like 50, 100 or even 1,000+ years ago? Virtually everywhere people have been over the centuries, lost items in the form of relics, coins, jewelry and the like wait for a detectorist to return them to the light of day and tell their story. Combine this with the natural “targets” such as gold nuggets, silver ore, float copper and even meteorites, you'd be hard pressed to find an area that does not hold some form of treasure waiting to be found.