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The Kodiak Hoard: Copper coins reveal Russia’s ‘American’ past

| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Kodiak Hoard: Copper coins reveal Russia’s ‘American’ past

From 1733 to 1867, the land we now call Alaska was known as Russian America and was a Russian colonial possession. During this time, Russian fur traders and the Russian-American Company “colonized”

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April finds – good job

| April 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
April finds – good job

A couple nice finds from the month of April courtesy of Gerry’s Metal Detectors.

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152-year-old Civil War tag wins Bath resident national title in metal detecting competition

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
152-year-old Civil War tag wins Bath resident national title in metal detecting competition

Jeffrey Rees found the identification tag of a Civil War Union Solider near Richmond, Va. The front of the tag has the soldier’s name and his unit.Jeffrey Rees, Special to The Plain Dealer

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Civil War ring comes full circle

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
Civil War ring comes full circle

Berks soldier Levi Schlegel lost the trinket as he returned from Appomattox 148 years ago. A relic hunter has found and returned it.

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National Metal Detecting Day – Celebrate with our BBSRC Club

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
National Metal Detecting Day – Celebrate with our BBSRC Club

This year our club will be participating in National Metal Detecting Day. We will hold our annual spring hunt to coincide with other events around the country.

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Gold hoard of 700-year-old coins found in Tipperary

| February 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
Gold hoard of 700-year-old coins found in Tipperary

A valuable hoard of 81 gold coins dating back to the 17th century are discovered

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