Welcome to the hobby of treasure hunting. I hope you find it somewhat
interesting as it is truly a unique hobby. Treasure hunting is a general term used for the hobby of
searching for anything lost or hidden.
Please do not confuse us with "pot-hunters", "grave robbers", or "looters of historical artifacts". Read the Metal Detectorist/Treasure Hunter
code of ethics that we abide by. Also, you may want to read an article I wrote for the Dirt Brothers arrowhead website.
How's it done?
Metal detecting seems to be the most common method associated with this hobby. Other forms include prospecting for gold with dredges or gold pans or using nothing more than a shovel to dig for old bottles. Some people merely browse yard sales and flea markets for that bargain price on an item they consider treasure while others may consider arrowhead hunting or rockhounding a form of treasure hunting.
What's considered treasure?
Treasure can be anything from lost coins in a park to old bottles buried
at the bottom of a filled in privy. From civil war relics lost in battle
to lost jewelry in the surf. It can be a cache of old coins hidden away many
years ago or just a single arrowhead picked up along the trail to your
favorite creek where you pan for gold. Then theres always the story of large hoards of gold buried in a lost
mine or the strong box full of loot stolen from a train robbery that was buried by outlaws and never recovered.
How do I get started?
Start by visiting a treasure club meeting in your area. Check the Treasure Clubs page to find a club near you. Club meetings are a wealth of information and most members are eager to discuss the hobby and "how-to" tips. The internet is also a great research tool. Research is one of the most important tools in this hobby. Also, many books have been written on the subject. Our online bookstore offers a wide selection. Have a specific question? I'll do my best to help. Send your questions via
About this website.
The hobby of treasure hunting has many aspects to it, more than can be covered on any one website. This site was created for an insight into a single treasure hunters adventures. Read about some of the treasure I have found in the
Treasure Log or for an in depth look into this great hobby
follow some of the links on the Treasure Links page.
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