Friday, March 18, 2016

3/18/16 Report - Most Popular Relic Detectors. More Rooms In King Tut's Tomb. Does Reliquary Hold King Erik's Remains?

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Three Most Popular Relic Detectors According To The Kellyco People's Choice Awards.
You see some common brand names here again.  I've owned and used all three of these brands but not these particular detectors.

My first detector was a Whites detector.  It was not waterproof.  My second detector was an Aquanaut 1280, which I used when I began hunting in the water.  It found a lot of gold for me, and I learned a lot during those days.

I once also owned a Garrett pulse detector, and I sold it before long.  I didn't understand pulse detectors at the time, so it wasn't necessarily the fault of the detector.  Since then I've owned many detectors, including a good number that were custom built.

If you are a relic hunter you are interested in the less common things and things that are not so easy to identify - the kind of thing that might be difficult to identify even when you hold it in your hand.  It reminds me of the old Orphan Annie decoder that I dug.  Or the crotal bell, or the three hundred year old copper Portuguese coin, or the ornate musket trigger guard.  No way you are going to have any system correctly identify those types of things for you. Relic hunting is definitely more of a dig everything kind of game.

A lot of people evidently approve of these three detectors for relic hunting.  That says something, even though the People's Choice Awards is not a scientific evaluation.  Of course, that also goes for the other categories from the PCA that I've covered in the past.

No matter what detector you get, you need to put your time in with it before you can learn to use it well.  Very often a person's favorite detector is the one they've spent the most time with and have learned to use the best.

It is very important to spend time experimenting and getting to know your detector.  I've posted my ideas on that in the past.


The Treasure Coast beaches provide many types of treasure.  This fossilized nuchal turtle scute was found on a Treasure Coast beach and then drilled and transformed into a great necklace with the addition of a small silver turtle.


Cairo (AFP) - Radar scans of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the ancient necropolis of Luxor showed a "90 percent" chance of two hidden chambers, possibly containing organic material, Egypt's antiquities minister said Thursday.
Experts had scanned the tomb to find what a British archaeologist believes could be the resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the legendary beauty and wife of Tutankhamun's father whose mummy has never been found...
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The preserved legend says that Erik was chosen to be king, ruled fairly, was a devoted Christian, led a crusade against Finland, and supported the Church. He was killed in 1160, in his tenth year of rule, by a Danish claimant to the throne. His remains have rested in a reliquary since 1257.
A thorough analysis of the skeleton in the reliquary was conducted in 1946, but the availability of new methods of analysis motivated a new examination in 2014. On 23 April 2014, the reliquary was opened at a ceremony in Uppsala Cathedral. After this, researchers from several scientific disciplines set to work running tests on the remains in an attempt to learn more about the medieval king. Now, the first results of these examinations are made public...
Here is the link for the rest of that article.


The weather has been beautiful lately.  Nice easy surf for water hunting and wonderful for sun bathing.  Not so great for digging up old stuff at the beach.

Happy hunting,