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Using the Correct Digging Tool

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I have seen a lot of posts and videos about digging techniques, but there hasn't been much discussion about using the proper digging tools. Round point garden shovels are fine for some situations but when detecting maintained parks & schools they are a no-no. I've watched experienced hunters try to dig a target and replace the plug, but it just becomes a big mess. The best tools are those that are designed specifically for digging a clean plug, such as

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T-Mobile Claims Blackberry Z10 is Available to Business Customers

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Could it be that T-Mobile's claim that it's the first US carrier to offer the Blackberry Z10 is a complete lie?    Would any company stoop so low to give a false report that a device was available just to claim be the first US carrier to do so?

According to news reports and T-Mobile customer service representatives, the Z10 became available to their business customers on March 11th.  

I happen to be a T-mobile business customer, so I decided it was time to upgrade f...

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Contest To Start The New Year!

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (9)

Happy New Year fellow metal detecting enthusiasts! The 2013 White’s Metal Detecting calendar has arrived and once again my submission was selected as one of the 12 featured photos.


To celebrate the new year, West Jersey Detecting is giving away one FREE White’s Metal Detectors calendar.  All you need to do is guess the correct date of the first United States Large Cent that I’ve ever found. The first person to answer correctly will win a White’...

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Congratulations to Don in NJ for winning the Digital Camera Mount!

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The correct guess is Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters.  

The Cloisters is a museum located in Fort Tryon Park, New York City. The building, which is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was built in the 1930s resembling architectural elements of several European medieval abbeys. It is used to exhibit art and architecture from Medieval Europe.

The Cloisters, which is near the northern tip of Manhattan island on a hill overlooking the Hudson River, incorporates parts fr...

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Contest Number 2: Guess the Location!

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The first person to guess the location of the photo below will win one of my famous metal detector digital camera mounts. No purchase is necessary. This contest is open to all members of my site residing in the continental USA. You must have a profile filled out with your home state to qualify. Otherwise your entry will only show up as "anonymous" and I won't know who you are! One entry per member, per day please!

Winner will be announced at 9PM on June 24.  If no correct guess i...

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Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



May 4th, 2012:  The team at Minelab are excited to announce, after a lot of hard work, some blood, sweat and tears, they will soon be bringing you the "ultimate TREASURE detector", the CTX 3030. This revolutionary detector incorporates new and advanced technologies like nothing you’ve seen before. With the CTX 3030, The Future of Discovery is coming to a hunting ground near you very soon! Stay tuned to find out ...

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New Facebook Group Helps Recover Lost And Stolen Jewelry!

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Social Media has some useful applications.  It is no longer just a tool for chatting with your friends.  I created a group which is a network of metal detecting enthusiasts from around the globe who are interested in helping to reunite jewelry with the rightful owner.  

Within the first few weeks we have already had success.  A member saw a post in the group about a lost engagement ring.  Three hours later the diamond ring was back on the finger of the woman, an...

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Getting More Depth With White's V3i

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (5)

In the White's V3i manual it mentions that the V3i can get more depth by channeling all of its power to a single frequency.  I had been thinking about trying Single Frequency mode at my "hunted out" sites for a while, so I decided to get back to a site that will be undetectable in another week or so due to the rapidly growing vegetation. I was thinking that single frequency may give me the edge I needed  to get what I may have missed before, and I was right!


The t...

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Posted on February 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

CONGRATULATIONS to Jerry1NJ for guessing the correct date in the first ever West Jersey Detecting giveaway!  The correct guess was 1882!

Jerry has won a digital camera mount for his metal detector. Check back for the next giveaway, coming soon!



Click here to see all of the entries, or send me a request for a complete list.


Thanks for your participation!

Win A Digital Camera Mount For Your Metal Detector!

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM

The first person to guess the date of this recently dug Indian Head Cent will win one of my metal detector digital camera mounts. No purchase is necessary. This contest is open to all members of my site residing in the continental USA. You must have a profile filled out with your home state to qualify.  Otherwise your entry will only show up as "anonymous" and I won't know who you are!  One entry per member, per day please!


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