West Jersey Detecting

Last Updated February 22, 2018


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’s 2013 calendar. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AS A MEMBER AND HAVE A PROFILE FILLED OUT TO BE ELIGABLE. If you have not completed a profile, your post will only show as “anonymous”. Click on "Reply" below to enter your guess!

Contest Ends on January 31st at 12 Midnight Eastern Time!


HINT: The answer can be found in the photo galleries on the site.


Good Luck and Happy Hunting!!!




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 from five French cloistered abbeys. Buildings at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville were all disassembled brick-by-brick before being shipped to New York. Between 1934 and 1938, the features were reassembled in Fort Tryon Park.

The area around The Cloisters was landscaped with gardens planted according to horticultural information obtained from medieval manuscripts and artifacts, and the structure includes multiple medieval-style cloistered herb gardens.

Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters are listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

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 is made by that time, contest will continue to run until the correct location is guessed.  Hints will be given out daily beginning on the 25th.

Click on "Post Comment" below to enter your guess.


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 more details on May 11th, before the CTX 3030 goes on sale worldwide May 28th. For more information contact Ron DeGhetto at Gold Digger Metal Detectors.   

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, and the member received a nice reward.  

Lately there have been a steep rise in the number of posts by metal detecting enthusiasts, as well as people who have lost and found rings and other jewelry items.  Because of the sensitive nature of the posts the group is private, but membership is granted upon request.  

For more information or to join this rapidly growing network, CLICK HERE.


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!

Contest will run until the correct date is guessed.  As of 9:00 AM on February 27th there is still no winner!

Click on "Comment" to enter your guess.


Good Luck!

Minelab Annoounces Pro-Find Pinpointer

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (2)


  1. Easy to use
  2. Proportional audio and vibration response
  3. Adjustable sensitivity
  4. Two mode operation Audio and vibrate or Vibrate only.
  5. LED light
  6. Water resistant
  7. Probe side sensitivity
  8. Durable holster included
  9. Auto power off


Picked up a Minelab Excalibur 1000 Today

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM Comments comments (1)

I am psyched to do some real beach detecting for a change of pace!

Site Update

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 12:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Detector Settings Added To Photo Descriptions:  Moving forward, my V3i settings will be added to the photo descriptions, when they are available.