Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Surface Hunting for Treasure

Metal Detecting has an added extra in all the little non-metal trinkets we find on the surface. I run into more and more people out looking for arrowheads than ever before. I see people walking creeks and dry stream beds hunting all kinds of treasure. I ran into a lady the other day who hunts lucky rocks. River banks during low water turn up many finds of all kinds. It is great exercise and fun for all ages, not to mention you do not have to have a metal detector. After flood waters recede off of sites and after rains on farmed sites everything on the surface shines. I usually walk over places like this before getting the metal detector out of the truck. It is amazing how much treasure is on top of the ground. I have found buttons, marbles, arrowheads, fossils and even coins walking a site before detecting. It does not take long to walk and scan over a site then concentrate on metal detecting much slower.

Congratulations to Susie Clark on a great surface find. Susie found a 3.69 carat white diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. It is the largest that has been found so far this year. She named her diamond "Hallelujah Diamond" because she said a little prayer before beginning to hunt on the last day of their trip. Susie said she asked, "Are you going to bless me today and let me find a diamond?" She was truly blessed and plans to keep her find. Way to go Susie!

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

Surface Treasure


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