me yesterday 20 minutes early whilst also opening can of coke and it spraying in my face which isn’t even a thing but I managed it anyway

Massive Viking Hoard Unearthed by Treasure Hunter Publicly Revealed for First Time

More than 1,000 treasure hoard have been recorded in Britain in 2015 alone, including a great find of loot possibly left by a Viking fleeing north after the Anglo Saxons under Alfred the Great defeated the Norse raiders in the battle of Edington. That booty, the Watlington hoard, is being publicly revealed for the first time at the British Museum in London.

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Novice unearths 'nationally significant' find during first treasure hunt

It’s always nice to encounter a little beginners’ luck when you’re trying out a new hobby.

But if the phenomenon strikes on your inaugural treasure hunt, it can mean a significant payday.

Wesley Carrington was just 20 minutes into his first metal detecting trip when he unearthed a hoard of Roman gold coins estimated to be worth £100,000.

Yesterday he jokingly suggested he may have ‘peaked early’ in his treasure hunting career.

The novice revealed he had bought a basic detector from a local shop and headed straight out to woods to try his new gadget.

His initial finds included a spoon and halfpenny piece but then the machine started bleeping to indicate metal some way beneath  the ground. Read more.

Surfer’s ring, lost in the Pacfic Ocean, returned after 35 years

Robert Fowler was surfing off Bolinas in 1979 when he felt his gold class ring slip off his finger and disappear.

The thing it disappeared into was the Pacific Ocean, a body of water not known for giving things back.

Fast-forward 35 years, as can happen in seagoing tales. Two weeks ago, treasure hunter Larry Feurzeig was strolling the Bolinas beach at low tide with his metal detector, listening through his headphones for pings that usually mean he’s the lucky finder of yet another beer can, fishing weight or penny.

Not this time.

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