When hidden treasure is just a Stone’s throw away

Started by gash, September 29, 2017, 05:34:52 pm

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Metal detecting will, for some people, always be viewed as the beach equivalent of trainspotting or twitching; an activity associated with social misfits. But joining enthusiasts to uncover hidden treasure could mean potentially profiting from long summer days (or, at worst, an antidote to boredom).

In fact, it can be quite rock and roll - really! - with legendary Rolling Stone Bill Wyman such an enthusiast he even has his own website.

Since the gadget arrived in the early 1970s, the hobby has soared in popularity. Countless small, low-value items such as copper coins and belt buckles have been unearthed but sometimes there's something much more significant.­

According to the British Museum there were around 67,000 finds of archeological­ interest by the public­ last year; 78% were uncovered by people using metal detectors.

Read more :  https://www.theguardian.com/money/2009/jul/05/finding-treasure-metal-detector
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