Category Archives: Metal Detecting Information

New Relic

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New Relic | Civil War Identification Disc | Metal Detector Civil War Soldier Identification Disk The Civil War soldiers identification disk is probably one of the most elusive relics out there. You probably noticed the spelling of disk versus disc. Yes it is spelled correctly and this likely because back in the day, that is how […]

Proper Relic and Cleaning Coins

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Cleaning Coins | Best Methods HOW TO Clean Coins and Relics Cleaning Coins is a huge conversation on our Facebook page, MDoA. They came out of the ground so, folks your not likely gonna get top dollar for them. With that being said, some relics as well as coins are rare. When there are only […]

White Metal Finds

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“White Metal” Tokens and Medals Here’s some history knocking on the door of knowledge. “White Metal” Tokens and Medals may be far and few between to discover, yet I’ve unearthed two examples in the above picture. The best way to know if you have found one, is if you can gently bend it with your fingers. Don’t go all vise grip on […]

Best Metal Detector For Me

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What is my Metal Detector of Choice I have been asked that question once, I’ve been asked it a thousand times. I’ve posted this question and been asked this question on my facebook group, MDoA many times. Folks here’s the deal, your first choice better be what your pocket book can afford and here’s why. […]

Metal Detecting Treasure Hunter

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Metal Detecting is a Great Way to Learn History Native American Maps on Copper Plates? A treasure hunter in Missouri or Kansas will likely find a hammered copper plate at some point. This is another great example of why metal detecting is so awesome. This copper plate was the result of early Native American’s documenting […]