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FEATURE CLUB

Feature Club — page 4

FAVORITE FINDS

page 18 — Favorite Finds

OTHER FEATURES

3 The Coined Phrase
7 Tips From the Pros

8 THers' News
16 Special Bonus Feature From

Lost Treasure Magazine
19 Calendar of Events

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LostTreasure The Coined Phrase
Fun FactsBy Carla Nielsen
CELEBRATING OUR 50th YEAR

PUBLISHER Lee Harris
[email protected]
VP/ ADVERTISING John Housley
[email protected]
MANAGING EDITOR Carla Nielsen Searching for hidden treasure is a Jr. (underwater treasure hunter,
common theme in legend; treasure researcher)
[email protected] hunters do exist and seek lost wealth Hatcher, Mike (discoverer of the
WEBMASTER [email protected] for a living…and some just for fun
losttreasure.com and the joy that comes with digging “Nanking Cargo”)
ART DIRECTOR/ Becki Harris up a piece of history.
PRODUCTION [email protected] Marx, Robert F. (underwater
Here are some fun facts as archaeologist, author)
CUSTOMER SERVICE Lawrence Harris described at https://en.wikipedia. Masters, Phillip (led the hunt for
[email protected] org/wiki/Treasure
and discovery of the Queen Anne’s
IN MEMORIAM A buried treasure is an important Revenge)
Coy Harris (1964-1996) part of the popular beliefs surround- Mattera, John (author and
Kevin Harris (1965-2013) ing pirates. discoverer of the Pirate Ship of

According to popular conception, Joseph Bannister, Golden Fleece)
pirates often buried their stolen for- Ponce de León, Juan (searched the
tunes in remote places, intending to new world for gold and the Fountain
return for them later (often with the of Youth)
use of treasure maps). Spence, Dr. E. Lee (pioneer under-
water archaeologist, discoverer of
There are three well known sto- the  Hunley, SS Ozama, SS Georgia
ries that helped popularize the myth na, etc.)
of buried pirate treasure: We l l e r, Robert
“Frogfoot” (underwater explorer,
“The Gold-Bug” by Edgar historian, author).
Allan Poe, “Wolfert Webber” Notable Treasure
by  Washington Irving and Treasure Hunting Companies
Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Columbus-America Discovery
Group located and salvaged
They differ widely in plot and treasure from 1857 shipwreck of
literary treatment but all are derived the SS Central America, using
from the William Kidd legend.  research by Dr. E. Lee Spence.
Odyssey Marine
A treasure map is a variation of Exploration located and salvaged
a map to mark the location of bur- treasure from 1865 shipwreck of
ied treasure, a lost mine, a valuable the SS Republic, using research by
PRINT MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION: One secret or a hidden location. Dr. E. Lee Spence.
year (12 issues) $33.95, S & H included, two Shipwrecks, Inc. chartered
years (24 issues) $59.95, S & H included: More common in fiction than in in 1967 by Dr. E. Lee Spence,
Canada, add $15 per year (U.S. funds only). reality, “pirate treasure maps” are received 1st salvage license
Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of your first often depicted in works of fiction as issued in South Carolina, for work
issue. (Printed in the USA.) hand drawn and containing arcane on CSS Georgiana.
SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES: Toll- clues for the characters to follow. Intersal, Inc., while work-
free 1-866-469-6224 Please send address ing under permit from the state
change or correction (enclosing latest Regardless of the term’s literary of North Carolina, discovered
address label) eight weeks in advance to use, anything that meets the criterion the pirate Blackbeard›s flagship,
our subscription department: Lost Treasure, of a “map” that describes the loca- the  Queen Anne’s Revenge, on
Box 469091, Escondido, CA 92046-9091. tion of a “treasure” could appropri- November 21, 1996.
E-mail [email protected] ately be called a “treasure map.” Treasure Salvors, Inc., founded
by Mel Fisher, located the Nuestra
Lost Treasure, Inc., 25100 N. Hwy. 59, Grove, OK Notable Treasure Hunters Señora de Atocha wreck and its
74344. (918) 786-2182 • FAX (918) 786-2192. Direct Bayerle, Capt. Martin located the mother lode of silver, gold and emer-
shipwreck of RMS Republic in 1981. alds, in July 1985.
all advertising, manuscripts, and general information to: Lost Chatterton, John (discoverer
of the Pirate Ship of Joseph [email protected]
Treasure, P.O. Box 451589, Grove, OK 74345. All content in this Bannister, Golden Fleece)
Fisher, Mel (discoverer of the
publication is copyrighted. All rights are reserved on the entire Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de
Atocha)
contents: nothing may be reprinted in whole or in part without the Fismer, Carl (underwater explorer,
author)
expressed written permission of the publisher. Graham, Cork (war correspon-
dent, author)
© 2016 Lost Treasure, Inc.® Haskins, Goin Evans "Jack,"

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Feature Club

The Metal
Detectives Group

The Metal Detectives Group Become a member of the Metal http://www.metaldetectives.co.uk/
Detectives and receive regu- becomeamember.htm
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ing digs for its members all over locations around the south of the Summer Rally 2016 September 16th
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Tip From the Pros

On Target

By Jay Pastor

Compulsive coin tance directly in line with keep your selected target
shooters who like to the spot where you want in front of you.
keep their search paths to end up, and to keep You might be
in straight lines can
improve their skill by that object (e.g.: a surprised (and pleased)
building, a tree, a at how straight your path
following a fencepost, a telephone becomes with this method,
technique often used pole) in sight the entire
path of your exploration. without the need for
by farmers when Don’t look back. supported-string
plowing their fields. Continually make any guidelines.
The trick is to select an corrections needed to
object located in the dis- Repeat as desired for
subsequent paths.

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THers' News

Gold and silver jewelry from a home. The arrows point to a silver amu-
let and another gold object inside the molten silver. (Peter Fischer

photo) Photos courtesy of http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-
archaeology/3500-year-old-tomb-remains-17-elites-and-precious-arti-

facts-found-cyprus-020933

3,500-Year-Old Tomb and Excavations have turned up these ies were probably from Greece,
Precious Artifacts Found clay sling bullets, possibly used in Anatolia (Turkey), Mesopotamia
Excavations in a Bronze Age an attack that destroyed the town. and Egypt.
city on Cyprus have revealed an
industrious people whose commu- Credit: Peter Fischer. Religious markings on the ves-
nity was burned twice in attacks, sels show they were important
possibly during the upheaval symbolic offerings.
caused by the Sea Peoples.
The most recent discov- The tomb is in the harbor
ery by Swedish archaeologists town of Hala Sultan Tekke.
is of a tomb from years before Leadarchaeologist Peter Fischer’s
the attacks in which they found website and his e-mails to Ancient
remains of 17 high-status people Origins reveal a fascinating place
buried with rich grave goods. that was occupied from at least
The offerings, from around the the Bronze Age forward.
Mediterranean, include gold jew-
elry, pearls, scarabs and beautiful Around 1200 BC—about
pottery. 300 years after this tomb was
The tomb dates to about 1500 being used—the city was twice
BC, at the end of the Late Bronze destroyed by fire, possibly caused
Age, and contains the bodies of nine by attacks, Dr. Fischer said.
adults and eight children.
The items buried with the bod- Finds at the city have included
an artificially deformed skull, and
many rich, interesting artifacts.
They have found gold, silver and
other types of jewelry, numerous

8 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 9-6-16

THers' News continued...
"There are a number of Cypriot
Figurines from the oldest stratum of the site; these items were not in sites which were destroyed at the end
the tomb recently discovered but were from the same time frame. (Photo of the Late Bronze Age," Dr. Fischer
said in e-mail.
courtesy of Peter Fischer)
"This … is also known as the
‘Crisis Years’ and often connected
with the phenomenon called ‘the
Sea Peoples,’ but there is no consen-
sus about the importance and effect
of south-eastward migration around
1200 BC.

"Look up Ramses III and the bat-
tle against the Sea Peoples—which
is a much discussed topic.”"

The archaeologists found evi-
dence of textile manufacturing—
spinning and weaving and.

stone tools and many other important
objects around the ancient city.

The newly found tomb is large,
measuring 3 by 4 meters (9.84 by
13.12 feet) and is the most elaborate
and luxurious known from the late
Bronze Age on Cyprus.

The skeletons were scattered,
apparently to make way for new
bodies, Dr. Fischer said in e-mail.

Nearby is an offering pit. There
were no bodies in it, but the pit con-
tains artifacts that the researchers
think were meant to honor deceased
ancestors.

Dr. Fischer and his team of
Swedish archaeologists expect the
discovery will shed even more light
on the early history of Cyprus.

Dr. Fischer specializes in Cypriot
and Near Eastern archaeology.
It appears Bronze Age peoples occu-
pied Hala Sultan Tekke in three
phases, the two most recent of which
were destroyed by fires, Dr. Fischer
said. Some of the town’s buildings
are constructed of massive stone.

Dr. Fischer told Ancient Origins
that it appears the town was burned
both times in attacks by hostile forc-
es.

Archaeologists have found many
sling bullets that they believe may
have been used during the attacks.

They also unearthed a defensive
wall at the city.

www.LostTreasure.com Newsletter 9-6-16 9

THers' News continued...
They found a basin in which cloth and beyond. You can find it from deformations. However, not only in
apparently was dyed, and crushed southern Egypt over Mesopotamia, Cyprus but also, for instance, in
murex shells from which the ancient Anatolia, the Greek mainland and Egypt. However, in the tomb from
people probably extracted dye. islands, Italy and further west. 2016 there is no evidence of artificial
skull deformation. But remember,
They also found evidence of local "Today, Cypriot pottery is used the skeletons were scattered."
pottery-making and metalworking. to establish synchronisation of vari-
ous cultures, for instance, a certain Apparently it wasn’t all hard work
There was mining of copper at Cypriot vessel type is found in Italy, making textiles and pottery, metal-
another place on Cyprus, but not at the same in Egypt etc. which means smithing, and fiery tragedy at the
Hala Sultan Tekke, he said. one can establish a synchronization city. They had music, too.
of cultures."
Dr. Fischer wrote in e-mail: Dr. Fischer’s site states:
‘The island was very much depend- In 2014 the team discovered One of the finds from R30 is a com-
ing on export. As regards Hala a skeleton that had an artificially plete very large violin bow fibula of
Sultan Tekke, refining of copper ore, deformed skull. The discovery, in bronze.
the production of bronze objects a well, was not associated with the
together with purple-dyed textiles tomb and offering pit discovered this It has been argued that this early
(maybe the most precious single year. type of fibulae is concentrated on
group of items at that time, i.e. the the southern and eastern coast of
Late Bronze Age), and the export of “The artificial deformation of Cyprus.
Cypriot pottery [were] the economic skulls became a fashion, especially
backbone of the [city]. during the Late Bronze Age,” Dr. It seems therefore that this object
Fischer wrote. was mainly in use at urban sites con-
"Cypriot pottery was extreme- nected to the sea trade.
ly popular in the Mediterranean “There were various types of
This observation supports the

10 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 9-6-16

THers' News continued...
let, all telling signs of the power the "Today's the Day!"
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The discovery of the splendid spoken by internationally
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Submitted by Len Myers.

Excavated Tombs
Provide Archaeologists
With Troves of Artifacts
When archaeologists unearthed a
large chamber tomb in San José
de Moro, a ceremonial center of
pre-Columbian Moche civilization
on the northern coast of Peru, they
found the remains of a woman who
had been laid to rest with lavish
offerings, befitting a priestess or a
queen or both.
Excavated in 2013, the burial fea-
tured a richly decorated coffin cov-
ered with copper plaques, and inside
it a skeleton, buried 1,200 years ago,
along with precious pottery vessels,
a ceremonial knife, and a silver gob-

THers' News continued...
Peruvian archaeologist Luis Castillo,
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12 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 9-6-16 The royal tomb, the eighth found
in 25 years, was discovered by
the San José de Moro Archaeological
Program, which is shepherded by
Pontifical Catholic University of
Peru and headed by Castillo.

All eight tombs showcased women
wearing rich headdresses and beaded
necklaces, and surrounded by sac-
rifice victims and exquisite relics
including silver goblets.

Called the priestesses of San José
de Moro, they highlight the promi-
nent role of women in Moche soci-
ety.

“These women were among the
most important individuals in their
society,” said Castillo.

“Their elaborate burials are nar-
ratives of their lives, and the orna-
ments they were buried with are
indicators of their high status.”

This royal tomb, the eighth dis-
covered in 25 years, is believed to
have belonged to a Moche priestess
buried 1,200 years ago.

The great quantity of artifacts and
the complexity of the burial reveal
the power and influence this woman
wielded in life.

Archaeologists believe that the
women were priestesses because of
their resemblance to figures depicted
in rituals scenes found on Moche art.

The Moche had no written lan-
guage but left thousands of ceramic
vessels with intricate drawings por-
traying their daily lives and their
cosmological beliefs.

In those depicting human sacri-
fice, a priestess wears a headdress
and holds a silver goblet filled with
victims’ blood.

THers' News continued...
Regarded as the first state-lev- Calcite is one mineral that is
sometimes mistaken for a diamond.
el civilization in the Americas, It is a white-colored crystal that usu-
ally appears flat and blocky and is
the Moche flourished and ruled somewhat heavy for its size.

the northern coast of Peru before It is often found near other heavy
rocks and minerals, and sometimes
the Incas, between the first and diamonds. A nice-sized calcite crys-
tal can be exciting to find!
eighth centuries, at the same time
While calcite may indicate good
the Mayas thrived in Mexico and areas to search for diamonds, it is
much softer than diamonds.
Central America. Quartz is angular and will shine
They dominated the desert like broken glass. The best way to test the hardness
of minerals at the park is to use a
through a complex irrigation system, pocket knife, fingernail file, or other
steel tool for a scratch test.
built adobe pyramids, and, like many
Diamond is the hardest known
ancient cultures, used religion to Watch For These natural mineral, while calcite and
other softer crystals scratch easily
unify society. Diamond Lookalikes with steel.

The finding of the priestesses of Improve your chances of Mica is another mineral that visi-
tors often mistake for diamond.
San José de Moro has taken place finding a diamond
Diamonds from the Crater have
amid a backdrop of other excava- By Waymon Cox

tions that have made the Moche an While most visitors hope to find a

electrifying subject of archaeologi- diamond at the Crater, other miner-
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THers' News continued...
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Mica is flat and only shines in one Some visitors painstakingly collect Calcite is a white-colored crystal that
direction, like glitter. tiny mica flakes, thinking they have usually appears flat and blocky.
found “diamond dust.”
watch for something that shines from
To tell the difference between different angles. Fortunately, most
mica and diamond, look at the over- mica washes out of the screens dur-
all shape. Mica is flat and only ing wet sifting and won’t be found
shines in one direction, like glitter. near diamonds.

Diamonds are usually rounded Quartz crystal is probably most-
and sparkle from many directions.  mistaken for diamond by park visi-
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How To Make
Loop Stabilizers
For Your Detectors

By Bill Gallagher

A weak point in all detectors is the A plastic band is melted to form fit the matter how crazy it gets I don’t rec-
coil hook up and, to make it worse, coil, holding it in place. ommend that, k?
this connection of detector loop with
detector shaft is critical, mostly due bowl,” and went about his work. Deep breaths. Stretch. Relax.
to its proximity to the coil itself, but There were several in the plumb- Believe me, I have personally wit-
for a number of other reasons as nessed some deteCtors launched like
well. ing box in the shop. I cut washers a golf club that had missed a criti-
from thick inner tube. Worked per- cal shot, and this is just a testament
First though, metal is a no-no here. fectly, FYI. to the durability of most detectors,
A strict no-no. Some older detectors though do not try that at home.
have metal all the way down to the This hook-up point of coil and Golf clubs usually fare less well
coil, but not many anymore. shaft has also proven a weak point than metal detectors, when thrown
because it gets the brunt of the use, in anger or high anxiety, so we have
This connection of loop and wand being near the ground and subject to that going for us, but loss of control
is notoriously weak because of that: many different forces all the time. is never good and is to be avoided at
hook up hardware must be in plastic, all costs.
which is nowhere near as strong or The hookup itself wears out, More than one of my detector
permanent as metal hardware. sometimes very quickly. coils has been permanently fixed
with gobs of epoxy; after I have
Nylon is what usually comes from A lot of times the little tabs that made the coil fast and positioned it
the factory these days, with rubber are preformed into the coil (which correctly I cement it in place forever.
or rubber-like washers that wear out you run the nylon bolt through) It must thereafter remain station-
routinely from all the side to side break off, one or both, and one can ary because some critical hardware
motion. only laugh at that or drop the whole has passed away and gone to heaven,
thing into the nearest dumpster; no or wherever old hardware goes when
I recently obtained a detector it breaks.
missing that hardware and remem- Like the aforementioned little
bered seeing some around the shop, plastic tabs meant to last forever that
but it really escaped me. sometimes don’t go a year.
I do have some adjustment with
I asked the maestro of wood the shaft still, when I do the perma-
here, “What is a nylon nut and bolt
arrangement in common use around
the house about 1/4” x 3”?” and he
said, “Toilet seat, holds it on the

166 LOLOSSTTT TRREEAASSUURREEJNuelyw2s0le1t6ter 9-6-16

nent epoxified coil thing, so there is A plastic wedge is attached to the shaft are also cable tied to a detector’s
that. of the detector so that it totally restricts shaft and either hold the loop in
all up and down movement of the coil, place with a flat edge, which does
Overall, it is just that the spot or clips onto a coil rung. not allow the coil to move up and
where the coil is attached to the down, or by a small plastic clip-like
shaft of the detector is deucedly clamp cut into the profile of the
bothersome, and always has been. I wedge at the bottom.
have given this a lot of thought. It is
ongoing. This cut out notch is fashioned so
it will clip onto a coil or coil rung
I am hard on my equipment, too, and hold it in place with passive
so it’s not all the engineer’s fault. force.

Compared to people like me These wedge plate type loop sta-
the designers are many times well bilizers are in use in many places and
regarded as cloistered, though, living can be constructed by anyone.
in another world.
Good luck, keep safety first, and I
I am happy to reach the accord we will look for you in the field.
all have, truthfully, and it is not my
intent to denounce any equipment Sources:
manufacturer or line of equipment Author’s personal observation
with my how-to articles, or com- and experience
ments of critique, but to assist and “Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop,”
give every metal detectorist a bet- by Charles Lewton Brain
ter understanding of their machines, www.plasticsamerica.com
and to help them realize the abso-
lute necessity of maintenance and Subscription
of upgrading when possible, for lon- Questions?
gevity of the equipment’s sake. of 1/4” or 3/8” plastic 2” or so wide Call
that were cable tied to the shaft and
One thing that will prolong this bent so they held the detector coil in Toll-free
critical coil/shaft hook-up on your place. (866)
metal detector is a loop stabilizer, a
semi-permanent piece of plastic that Figure one (on the previous page) 469-6224
attaches to the shaft and holds the is about that type of loop stabilizer,
loop in place during use. the first type I ever built myself from or e-mail
a band of Plexiglas in the above lost
I recommend loop stabilizers dimensions, which I obtained by
whenever possible, especially if you salvage free, and formed by heating [email protected]
notice the loop moving up and down with a propane torch where I needed pcspublink
a lot during use, no matter how hard to bend it.
you tighten the nylon nut and bolt .com
that attaches the coil to the shaft. Very simple, lasted for years of
hard use - hard, hard use - and
This article’s information is an was later repurposed by melting and
actual fix for that problem if you bending for something else. Win-win
catch it early enough, or even antici- is a lovely thing.
pate it, and the fix can last many
years. Figure two (above) illustrates the
other type of loop stabilizer I believe
So read on, do your homework evolved out of the first loop stabiliz-
and save many dollars, and most ers built for water use.
importantly keep your equipment
100% operational. Loop stabilizers are very inexpen-
sive, even free, and they can save
Loop Stabilizers really began life you many headaches and a lot of
after water machines became user money and downtime.
friendly to the masses.
People who really use their detec-
Moving the coil back and forth in tors fashion the wedge type stabiliz-
the water adds another dimension or ers for all their machines.
two to the overall troubles inherent
in coil/shaft hook-ups, so earlier in They can be made adjustable and
detector history loop stabilizers were
sold to hold loops in place during use
of a metal detector while wading or
diving.

These were many times a band

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Favorite Finds

Some Favorite Finds Made By
Members of the South Alabama
Historical Research and Recovery
Association of Mobile, Alabama

For more information about the club, contact Stanley Norris, Sahrara President, at (251) 716-3282,
e-mail [email protected] or log onto http://www.sahrara.com/

You can also visit the club’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1376857972617959/
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SEPTEMBER Funk at (973) 219-5833 or e-mail Mason Lake Dr. W, Grapeview, will
9th – 10th – Penticton, BC, [email protected] be attended by resident members
Canada. The Okanagan Treasure as well as metal detectorists from
Hunters’ Annual Treasures in the 17th – Taunton, Massachusetts. communities across the state. Gates
Sand Open Treasure Hunt sponsored The Semi-Annual New England open at 9 a.m., meet at 10. Will be
by Minelab, Garrett, Tesoro, White’s Treasure Show sponsored by the to the left at the last covered picnic
and Westjet Airlines. 100% of pro- Silver City Treasure Seekers at the area near the baseball field. The cost
ceeds go to Pediatric section of the Bristol-Plymouth Technical High is $25 a person entry fee, Visa and
Regional Hospital. Free breakfast School at 940 County Street – Route MasterCard accepted. $25.70 swiped
and lunch for all paid participants. 140. There will be prize raffles, card, $26 by phone or online. There
Registration fee is $95. Registration guest speakers, special guests from will be silver halves, quarters, dimes,
form and flyer on the website at You Tube, TV and radio, top name and coin sets along with additional
http://othc.info/index.php. For more metal detector vendors/distributors, manufacturer and donated prizes.
information, e-mail Chairperson food and a whole lot more. 10 a.m. For more information, contact Hunt
Joanne Birch at okanagantreasure- – 4 p.m., adult admission $5, chil- Chairman Ron Sharer at [email protected]
[email protected] or Ken dren under 12 free. See a variety of wavecable.com or call (360) 275-
Dewerson [email protected] treasures, including Civil War relics, 6123.
thousands of coins, gold and silver
10th – Berne, New York. jewelry, real shipwreck treasure, and 24th – 25th – Java Center, New
The Empire State Metal Detector more. For more information, contact York. The 18th Annual International
Association’s 46th Annual Club David Iglehart at [email protected] Hunt sponsored by the Genesee
Hunt and Picnic will be held at the com or (781) 820-3929, or log onto Valley Treasure Seekers at Beaver
Berne Town Park. The club will www.silvercitytreasureseekers.net Meadows Family Campgrounds.
again have over $6,000 in coins There will be plenty of silver and
and token prizes to be given away, 18th – Lathrop, Missouri. The tokens planted for each hunt and
including 1,000 coins (all Barber 40th Annual Open Hunt sponsored prizes include detectors, gold coins,
coins or older except for a few by the Mo-Kan Search and Recovery silver coins and many other items of
silver dollars). Last year the club Club at the Lathrop Antique Show interest to metal detectorists. In addi-
gave away five metal detectors as Grounds. For more information, tion to the hunts there will be raffles,
some of their token prizes. All mem- e-mail Terry Theiss at [email protected] drawings and an amazing magic
bers and families are invited to the hotmail.com, call Chuck Clevenger show Saturday evening. The hunt
picnic for free, so don't forget to at (816) 436-0697, or visit the club application is available for down-
bring a dish. For more information, website at www.mokansr.com load at www.gvts.org or contact
e-mail [email protected] or call John Howard at 34 Bayberry Lane,
(518) 449-2911. To view a hunt 24th – Waynesville, Ohio. The Rochester, NY 14616 or [email protected]
form, log onto http://media.wix.com/ Ohio Detectorists Association’s Big rochester.rr.com
ugd/7e8ab9_b786c40e506344f0ae- Fall Hunt at the park at 4966 North
879ce6372cee1e.pdf SR 42, rain or shine. For more infor- OCTOBER
mation, visit the club’s website at 1st – Fort Worth, Texas. The
17th – Long Branch, New www.odametaldetecting.com or con- Cowtown Treasure Hunters’ Club’s
Jersey. Deep Search Metal Detecting tact Jeff Filaseta, President, at (937) 32nd Annual Hunt & Picnic at the
Club’s 25th Silver Anniversary Open 716-7160) or e-mail [email protected] YMCA Camp Carter, 6200 Sand
Beach Treasure Hunt at the Seven mail.com Springs Rd. Registration begins at
Presidents’ Oceanfront Park. Silver, 8 a.m. and the first hunt, the Dollar
gold, jewelry and coins from the 24th – Grapeview, Washington. Hunt, is at 9. There is a Free Kids’
1700 and 1800’s. For more informa- The 2016 MDAW Membership Hunt at 10 a.m. followed by the Ring
tion, log onto http://www.dsmdc.org/ Picnic Hunt at Green Diamond (for- Hunt at 10:45 and Lunch at 11:30,
or contact DSMDC President Donna merly Simpson) Recreation, 1052 E provided for registered hunters. The

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Main Hunt begins at 1 p.m. which will be held at the SpringHill Suites Research and Recovery Association
will include thousands of old coins in Deadwood at 322 Main Street (Sahrara), will be held rain or shine
plus tokens for silver, gold, metal beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and at Grand Bay Middle School in
detectors, and other prizes. For more ending at 5 p.m. Sunday. Entry Fee southwest Mobile County, 1 mile
information, contact President Dave is $5. For more information, contact south of I-10 Exit 4. Two big events
Totzke at [email protected] or James Van Hout at [email protected] begin with a Poker Hunt (highest
call (214) 320-2986. gmail.com hand wins a gold coin) followed by
the Main Hunt (tokens redeemed for
8th – Cullman, Alabama. The 22nd – Irving, Texas. The Lone prizes). Prizes will include metal
43rd Annual Deep South Treasure Star Treasure Hunters Club’s 42nd detectors, accessories, silver and
Hunt sponsored by the Warrior Annual Open Hunt at the Mountain gold coins, Lortone Tumblers and
Basin Treasure Hunters Association. Creek Preserve, corner of Nursery more. For more information, contact
Main hunt entry fees received before and Hunter Ferrell Road in Irving. Stanley Norris, Sahrara President,
August 31 will get a prize token Last year 14 metal detectors, 25 gold at (251) 716-3282, e-mail [email protected]
from the main prize board. For more coins and much more was awarded. live.com or log onto http://www.
information, contact David Scales at Contact Robert Jordan at bobby.jor- sahrara.com/
(205) 529-8955 or Joe Box at (205) [email protected] or call (972) 839-
451-7693, or log onto www.wbtha. 6647 for more information or go to E-mail upcoming
com www.lonestartreasure.com events to

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Dakota. The Deadwood Gold Show 12th – Grand Bay, Alabama. The losttreasure.com
2016, sponsored by the Northern Sahrara Shoot-Out 2016, sponsored
Hills Prospectors, a GPAA chapter, by the South Alabama Historical

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