Monday, March 23, 2015

Metal Detector Junk Finds: How to Turn Trash Into Treasure.

No matter where we go, when we turn on our metal detector there is a pretty good chance that a dig or ten is going to be junk. Some days that's all we find, like I did today. It may be interesting junk, but still junk. Every person I know with a metal detector is a steward of the environment and we all know to recycle cans, paper, glass and plastic at home, but all that copper, lead, brass and FLIP TABS can add up to batteries, gas or even pay for a trip if saved over time. Or instead, it can be donated where it can benefit the less fortunate who need a little help to get back on their feet, or help feed the hungry, offset medical expenses or help the community. Treasure hunting clubs, non-profits, businesses or just a few friends can make a real difference with a designated spot, some recycle bins and the junk we let accumulate in buckets and boxes until we have to take it to the scrap dealer. It always seems to take me a long time to have enough brass, copper, lead, and aluminum to be worth going to the scrap yard, but get several people involved and it can add up quick. KELLYCO Metal Detectors just launched a worldwide campaign to collect flip tabs for The Ronald McDonald House where they are in Florida and I urge everyone to get involved. You might win a new detector and if you help out you are a winner. There are treasure hunters in every community, in every state, throughout our great country. Why don't we all get together and turn our trash into treasure for someone who could use it. I've always said that a nickle is just 5 cents, but you get 1,000,000 people to give a nickle you got $50,000.00 worth of nickles!

May all your trails be smooth and your treasure sites many.
Best Wishes and Good Hunting

A junk day today