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davidlhyde63366 05-04-2022 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Cfmct (Post 3390650)
That won't happen... there are a lot out there who love watching these soap opera's :lol:

While i can say i have never actually seen this series, i imagine there is a lot of money to be had making another season of it. :laughing: I have recently started seeing some episodes of Aussie Gold Hunter and kind of enjoy it . https://www.questtv.com/shows/aussie...68a93d024410d7

Cfmct 05-04-2022 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by davidlhyde63366 (Post 3390659)
While i can say i have never actually seen this series, i imagine there is a lot of money to be had making another season of it. :laughing: I have recently started seeing some episodes of Aussie Gold Hunter and kind of enjoy it . https://www.questtv.com/shows/aussie...68a93d024410d7

Watch the weather channel to see the latest one about finding gold in Iceland... I think that show sucks.. it bores me..

Skippy SH13 05-04-2022 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisMD (Post 3390631)
All I keep wondering is how Chester Copperpot felt being so close to One-Eyed Willy’s treasure.

https://media4.giphy.com/media/136V8raQQogOfm/giphy.gif

best post of the thread. :)

szugelder 05-04-2022 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by FreeBirdTim (Post 3390624)
If there's a God, he will not allow a tenth season of " The Curse of Oak Island"...

I'll admit, I like the show. That being said, they really struggled for interesting content this year...

Pete e 05-04-2022 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by szugelder (Post 3390705)
I'll admit, I like the show. That being said, they really struggled for interesting content this year...

I have it on the TV in the background now, and agree things have got pretty dire..

I think the permit restrictions have really hampered what work they have been able to carry out and where..if the Government carries on enforcing these restrictions, I can see the TV networks pulling the plug on the show as audience numbers dwindle away...

Still, it is the show that directly inspired me to get into metal detecting just over three years ago, so something good has come of it, for me anyway.....

Tom_in_CA 05-04-2022 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete e (Post 3390710)
..... I think the permit restrictions have really hampered what work they have been able to carry out and where..if the Government carries on enforcing these restrictions,..........

AAaaahhh, so it's not there's not a fabulous treasure there. If no treasure turns up, It will ONLY be because there's govt. red tape bureaucracy that stopped them getting it. But rest assured, it's there.

Durned that government. after all ! :mad: They either steal it (when we're not looking at night), or they create too many hurdles for us to jump through. But rest assured : Fabulous treasures !

(I'm just yankin' yer chain Pete ! :laughing: )

Pete e 05-04-2022 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA (Post 3390712)
AAaaahhh, so it's not there's not a fabulous treasure there. If no treasure turns up, It will ONLY be because there's govt. red tape bureaucracy that stopped them getting it. But rest assured, it's there.

Durned that government. after all ! :mad: They either steal it (when we're not looking at night), or they create too many hurdles for us to jump through. But rest assured : Fabulous treasures !

(I'm just yankin' yer chain Pete ! :laughing: )

I know Tom! I have a hide like a Rhino skin so such jibes just bounce off harmlessly! 😉

When i bought my first detector (a Racer 2) it arrived just before we were going away for the week to a cabin near the coast...I took the machine out on a local beach a couple times but did not really know how to use it, and was bored stupid after about twenty minutes of finding !!!! and small change...

I waited until I returned home and rang a farmer friend who gave me permission on his land..This is a small sheep farm in the hills of North Wales with no particular historical significance...But after reading up on the machine and understanding it a bit more, this was my first proper outing on land...

I walked onto a small field, and within 20 yards had a good signal...I dug down and unearthed a very thin silver coin...it looked old and I knew it was "special" but being completely green, I had no real clue what it was...I rang my other half to to tell her I found "something" and was litterally shaking as I spoke...My other half was struggling to make sense of my gibberish until I eventually said it was better than anything we had seen on Oak Island..

That coin turned out to be a silver hammered Henry VI groat, minted in Calais around 1425...To say I was hooked on the hobby was an understatement....it took me many months and a lot of hours of searching to find my next hammered, and that was in the field next door so they are not exactly common where I am..Still, nothing like a bit of beginners luck! And I still hate beach detecting! lol

davidlhyde63366 05-04-2022 06:33 PM

Congratulations on your find
 
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Originally Posted by Pete e (Post 3390722)
I know Tom! I have a hide like a Rhino skin so such jibes just bounce off harmlessly! 😉

When i bought my first detector (a Racer 2) it arrived just before we were going away for the week to a cabin near the coast...I took the machine out on a local beach a couple times but did not really know how to use it, and was bored stupid after about twenty minutes of finding !!!! and small change...

I waited until I returned home and rang a farmer friend who gave me permission on his land..This is a small sheep farm in the hills of North Wales with no particular historical significance...But after reading up on the machine and understanding it a bit more, this was my first proper outing on land...

I walked onto a small field, and within 20 yards had a good signal...I dug down and unearthed a very thin silver coin...it looked old and I knew it was "special" but being completely green, I had no real clue what it was...I rang my other half to to tell her I found "something" and was litterally shaking as I spoke...My other half was struggling to make sense of my gibberish until I eventually said it was better than anything we had seen on Oak Island..

That coin turned out to be a silver hammered Henry VI groat, minted in Calais around 1425...To say I was hooked on the hobby was an understatement....it took me many months and a lot of hours of searching to find my next hammered, and that was in the field next door so they are not exactly common where I am..Still, nothing like a bit of beginners luck! And I still hate beach detecting! lol

Bet a find like that will make Tom-in -CA jealous especially finding it so early in your detecting time.

Pete e 05-04-2022 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by davidlhyde63366 (Post 3390726)
Bet a find like that will make Tom-in -CA jealous especially finding it so early in your detecting time.

I have had many, many outings since where the most exciting finds were almost blank Georgian coppers, bits of white lead and moo tubes..

In other parts of the UK, notably the south and south east, people will find more hammered or Roman coins in one or two outings than I will in a year, and I will have put in a lot of hours/miles over that year too...

davidlhyde63366 05-04-2022 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete e (Post 3390729)
I have had many, many outings since where the most exciting finds were almost blank Georgian coppers, bits of white lead and moo tubes..

In other parts of the UK, notably the south and south east, people will find more hammered or Roman coins in one or two outings than I will in a year, and I will have put in a lot of hours/miles over that year too...

Hard to top a find like that , so much history in your part of the world, should post that in this as well https://metaldetectingforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12

JohnnyPhoenix 05-06-2022 06:14 PM

Ive read through 11 pages and it's clear the FBI wants you to *believe* it was Confederate War gold, but in reality it was probably a giant lead sarcophagus containing a master vampire that was put there by none other than Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter...

Tom_in_CA 05-06-2022 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyPhoenix (Post 3391227)
... it's clear the FBI wants you to *believe* it was Confederate War gold, but in reality it was probably a giant lead sarcophagus containing a master vampire that was put there by none other than Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter...


I KNEW IT !! Durned those sneaky FBI people after all !! :mad:

davidlhyde63366 05-11-2022 03:59 PM

Not civil war treasure , but looks like some German WW2 treasure found
 
https://www.thefirstnews.com/article...azi-gold-30260 Be interesting to see what comes of this another story on it https://www.foxnews.com/science/nazi...worth-billions

Tom_in_CA 05-11-2022 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by davidlhyde63366 (Post 3392501)

Yup. Following the usual playbook. :roll:

Like usual, these start off with "found" (past tense) in the salacious title claims. And the moment I saw that title, I ALREADY GUESSED that nothing was "found". That this was going to be yet-another-case of someone who's narrowed a fabulous treasure down to a certain swamp, or cave, or lake-bottom, or valley, etc.... And that now it's only a matter of overcoming govt. red-tape obstacles. Digging to insane depths, etc...

But rest assured : They've "found" (past tense) a fabulous treasure. Yup. Exactly by the playbook. :roll:

Other playbook features :

1) booby traps (or fear of them)

2) tips of icebergs (strange rocks, a signal from a GPR, a lone coin, blah blah)

3) a Mysterious conspiracy fraternal or religious group (you can substitute freemasons, knights templars, Rothschild, nazi cults, etc....)

4) Insane amounts of treasure (4 tons of gold, at current spot, is ~ $243 million worth)

And on and on the yarn goes. At any point, it could trade places with O.I. and D.R. on any point-of-detail.

davidlhyde63366 05-11-2022 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA (Post 3392509)
Yup. Following the usual playbook. :roll:

Like usual, these start off with "found" (past tense) in the salacious title claims. And the moment I saw that title, I ALREADY GUESSED that nothing was "found". That this was going to be yet-another-case of someone who's narrowed a fabulous treasure down to a certain swamp, or cave, or lake-bottom, or valley, etc.... And that now it's only a matter of overcoming govt. red-tape obstacles. Digging to insane depths, etc...

But rest assured : They've "found" (past tense) a fabulous treasure. Yup. Exactly by the playbook. :roll:

Other playbook features :

1) booby traps (or fear of them)

2) tips of icebergs (strange rocks, a signal from a GPR, a lone coin, blah blah)

3) a Mysterious conspiracy fraternal or religious group (you can substitute freemasons, knights templars, Rothschild, nazi cults, etc....)

4) Insane amounts of treasure (4 tons of gold, at current spot, is ~ $243 million worth)

And on and on the yarn goes. At any point, it could trade places with O.I. and D.R. on any point-of-detail.

Just knew tom would love that story :laughing: It has everything , pictures , old records , great back story , Will be watching for up dates, love WW2 treasure stories, so much was looted and never reported being found . Is it still out there waiting , the only one sure is Tom.:laughing::laughing:

Pete e 05-11-2022 04:57 PM

I happen to think there are WW2 German gold and art treasure still to be found. In fact art treasures are discovered fairly frequently.

In this particular case though I have to agree with Tom..As soon as they declare the treasure has been "found" without actually producing it, or at least producing photos of it in place, their "credibility" just takes a huge hit in my opinion...

At this point, it's just as likely they have located a massive UXB as a container full of gold...

davidlhyde63366 05-11-2022 05:03 PM

Another article on the German treasure
 
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/new...?edg-c=1&A1c=1 and a different report on it https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...ecff14cea31b2a

davidlhyde63366 05-11-2022 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete e (Post 3392512)
I happen to think there are WW2 German gold and art treasure still to be found. In fact art treasures are discovered fairly frequently.

In this particular case though I have to agree with Tom..As soon as they declare the treasure has been "found" without actually producing it, or at least producing photos of it in place, their "credibility" just takes a huge hit in my opinion...

At this point, it's just as likely they have located a massive UXB as a container full of gold...

Good article on some of the German treasure recovered and what was not you might like https://historyofyesterday.com/what-...e-881cad469704 should be good for some discussions , and a lot of poo-pooing by Tom :laughing:

PeterG7 05-11-2022 05:18 PM

Josh Gates season premiere is about Nazi gold??? Just maybe somebody found something

Tom_in_CA 05-11-2022 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterG7 (Post 3392518)
Josh Gates season premiere is about Nazi gold??? Just maybe somebody found something

If it's got Josh Gates in it, then rest assured: Nobody's going to "find anything"

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Originally Posted by davidlhyde63366 (Post 3392516)
Good article on some of the German treasure recovered and what was not you might like https://historyofyesterday.com/what-...e-881cad469704 should be good for some discussions , and a lot of poo-pooing by Tom :laughing:

Past tense treasures "found" (Eg.: Atocha, etc....) do not necessarily mean: "Therefore all proposed asserted futures treasure claims are therefore true".

It does not logically follow.


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