Metal Detector Field Test & Review - White’s Electronics Coinmaster GT

By Andy Sabisch
From page 56 of the February, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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There’s hardly anyone that has even a passing interest in metal detectors that has not heard of the White’s Electronics name as their reputation for producing quality metal detection equipment is legendary. 
Started by Ken White, Sr. and his wife, Olive, in 1950, Mr. White and a sole employee started out by hand-building one Geiger counter a day for people searching for uranium. 
Word of the quality of their equipment quickly spread and by the time the government stopped buying uranium 8 years later, Mr. White had 65 employees and the rest is history as they say. 
The Coinmaster line contained some of the most popular and productive detectors available throughout the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. 



Treasures of the Barrier Island

By J.R. Lindermuth
From page 18 of the February, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Assateague, a 37-mile long barrier island shared by Maryland and Virginia, is best known for the herds of wild ponies roaming its beaches, dunes and wetlands.
What is less known to the many tourists drawn by the horses, birding opportunities and other attractions is that the island may be the depository of a pirate treasure with an estimated value of between $3 and $10 million in modern money.
Pirates are known to have frequented the area, using Assateague and other small islands and coves along the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays as camping places between plundering escapades.
In the 18th century there was minimal military presence south of Philadelphia and the only law in the area was represented by town constables.



State Treasures - Vermont

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 60 of the February, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Buried Gold Had $120k Face Value in 1864
FRANKLIN COUNTY - At around 4 p.m. on October 19, 186, a band of 25 riders swarmed the small town of St. Albans, Vermont.
The rouges robbed all three banks in the town, shot several residents, and attempted to set fire to the entire town.
The gang escaped with nearly $200,000 and 25 stolen horses and managed to set the hotel on fire.
That same day an urgent message from Vermont Governor J. Gregory Smith was dispatched to Major General John A. Dix in New Yrok.
It read, "Rebels from Canada have invaded the state, robbed all of the banks at St. Albans, killed several citizens, and are at work destroying property.
"Send such force as you can to help us."



More Relics From the Arnold Trail

By Henry E. Metivier
From page 18 of the February, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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I warned the guys when we made our last trip up the Arnold Trail that if the finds were good it would mean another article for Lost Treasure.
As you can see from the photos, it was a very successful hunt!
So here it is. The group was made up of 11 relic hunters including Dude Wing (Arnold Historian), Steven Clark (President of the Arnold Expedition Historical Society, AEHS), Tom Desjardin (State of Maine
Historian), Kenny Wing (State of Maine Archeologist), myself and six others. Some experienced detectorists and some not so much, but a great time was had by all.
We all met at nine o’clock sharp at one of the Arnold’s landings.



State Treasures - Vermont

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 60 of the February, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Buried Gold Had $120k Face Value in 1864
FRANKLIN COUNTY - At around 4 p.m. on October 19, 186, a band of 25 riders swarmed the small town of St. Albans, Vermont.
The rouges robbed all three banks in the town, shot several residents, and attempted to set fire to the entire town.
The gang escaped with nearly $200,000 and 25 stolen horses and managed to set the hotel on fire.
That same day an urgent message from Vermont Governor J. Gregory Smith was dispatched to Major General John A. Dix in New Yrok.
It read, "Rebels from Canada have invaded the state, robbed all of the banks at St. Albans, killed several citizens, and are at work destroying property.
"Send such force as you can to help us."



The Old Prospector and the Cowboy

By Jane Alene Boyles
From page 36 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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After my friend let me try out his Garrett metal detector and I found my grandmother’s treasure, I have yearned to have a Garrett detector of my own.
My old metal detector gave her heart and soul to find treasure for many years, but now she is in need of repair. So I have replaced her with a Garrett Ace 350 and it is the best move I have ever made found.
When I take my Garrett Ace 350 metal detector to all the vanished house sites that date back to the 1800’s to hunt for treasure, and my Garrett Ace 350 detector zeros in on all the single small coins, it makes me feel like a rich man.    
Throughout many years of treasure hunting in my life, I have learned by trial and error that treasures that consist of large coins are very elusive.



Staying Warm and Toasty

By John Minges
From page 62 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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For those that love the great outdoors nothing can dampen spirits more than being bone chilling cold.
We all want to experience a great time hunting for treasure. For some this means swinging the detector or for others it’s digging in the dirt for the elusive yellow metal. Maybe it is both for you!
Regardless, nothing compares to breathing in the fresh air and being in the great outdoors to renew both the spirit and the mind!
When the temperature drops you know adventure still awaits you. I’ve got a few tips for you from the folks who know how to keep warm, because they spend their time in Antarctica!



State Treasures - Delaware

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 39 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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The Treasure of Blueskin
(SUSSEX COUNTY) Pirates began appearing on the Atlantic seaboard as early as 1685 and they satisfied themselves with occasional sallies, caused little damage, and were generally non-violent.
But two years later Atlantic waters had become more competitive and pirates had become more formidable.
Violent attacks on coastal towns and ships at sea were so frequent and devastating to trade and livelihood that the government in England was forced to act.
The small costal village of Lewes would become a busy port, as Lewes harbor was known for its calm waters.
Pirates laid siege to the town in 1690 and again in 1698.



Confederate Treasure in Marietta

By Kelly B. Darmofal
From page 42 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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If you’re planning to visit Atlanta, Georgia, one of the South’s largest cities, be sure to pack a shovel!
Approximately 15 miles northwest of this city lays Marietta, and within or close to this city’s limits lies a multi-million dollar hidden treasure cache simply waiting to be found.
This hidden bounty is comprised of gold and silver coins, priceless pieces of jewelry, and gold and silver bullion.
The city of Marietta offers a diverse blend of small-town values with big-city opportunities, while preserving its rich and intriguing history.
There are numerous museums, galleries, exhibits and boutiques, as well as over 30 diverse and enticing restaurants. A person is not likely to run out of things to do.



Questions & Answers

By Jimmy Dion
From page 47 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Would it be possible to get the address and name of the current owner of Oak
Island?
I have an inexpensive way to find the treasure; the current owners
have not had any luck for over 200 years, so what do they have to
loose (sic) by hearing me out?

Thanks,
Al Petrulis, The Bottleman
Via http://www.losttreasure.com/contact



State Treasures - Virginia

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 50 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Treasure Lost on Snow Hill Farm
FAQUIER COUNTY - Scotsman William Kirk is reputed to have been a pirate in his early years.
During the late 1760's, Kirk retired from his seafaring life and purchased the Snow Hill Farm, a tract of almost 400 acres roughly one mile south of New Baltimore.
Kirk and his wife took residence in their home amidst local rumors that Kirk had been a pirate and had buried $60,000 in silver and gold somewhere on his property.
In 1779, Kirk died without telling his wife where his fortune was buried.
Having failed to locate the cache ,and unable to run the farm alone, Mrs. Kirk sold the farm to Colonel William Edmonds.



Mystery of the Frank Gabriel Blacksmith Shop

By Andrew Hind
From page 53 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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The air is thick with smoke and the scent of burning coals. The heat of the forge’s fire is almost oppressive.
The incessant ringing of hammer on anvil, literally banging metal into a new form, taxes even the most robust of men.
There’s no doubt about it; blacksmithing is a young, fit man’s vocation.
And yet Novar-native Frank Gabriel continued his trade well into his advanced years, and despite being near-crippled with arthritis.
Gabriel was an impressive man and it’s fitting that his blacksmith shop has been recreated among the dozen authentically restored buildings on display at Muskoka Heritage Place.
Here, a spiritual descendent of Gabriel, modern-day smith D.J. Brown, carries on the memory and trade of Frank Gabriel.



Tools of the Trade - Digging Up History at Mine Run

By Chris Gholson
From page 56 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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It was a humid day and the shady spot I found near the forest’s edge was the perfect place to take a break.
From this vantage point I had a clear view of the grassy fields below. It was high ground and would have been a strategic spot to hunker do
I tried to envision what this same plot of land would have looked like 149 years ago.
I closed my eyes and let the present slip away.
The more I relax, the easier it is to zone out the background noises until eventually all I hear are the sounds of the leaves rustling above.
Then the seemingly perfect calm is broken by the whinny of a horse in the distance.
Seconds later the world erupts with a violent cavalcade of gunfire.



How To: A Treasure Trove of Treasure Sites

By Jerry Eckhart
From page 6 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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From one day to the next it seems that someone calls or visits with one question in mind.
That question is invariably the same.
Where do you find all your places to treasure hunt?
In the past, I have skirted around the question, giving rather vague answers.
I figured that anyone who is interested in finding coins, relics or treasure should have enough gumption to find their own locations. 
It seems I was wrong, because most beginning treasure hunters do not have enough experience to think outside of the treasure box.
They read a number of books and magazines and only get the tip of the iceberg as far as finding worthwhile sites are concerned.



Finding Treasure With A Detector

By John Christopher Fine
From page 59 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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When I was learning to fly a plane I resisted putting complete reliance on instruments. I tried to second-guess the compass, turn and bank indicator, and artificial horizon.
It is natural enough to rely on visual clues since I was flying in daylight. Eventually, as I became a better pilot, I relied on the instruments.
The same can be said about treasure detecting with a Pulse Induction instrument. Early on I doubted the signals. If the dig was too arduous I gave up, attributing the signal to some fault in the detector.
Metal detectors have advanced dramatically since the advent of micro-chip computer technology.
I do a great deal of underwater detecting, some in areas where Spanish galleons have been wrecked in the fury of hurricanes.



The Petrified Gemstones

By Pat Hughes
From page 8 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Everyone knows that gems take a long time to be created. However, there are two types of gemstones to be found - organic and inorganic.
The organic gems take just as long to be made and are the most fun to search for.
The word fossil means “dug up” and they are the remains of prehistoric life or other direct evidence that such life existed.
Fossil usually refers to plants and animals that have become petrified or “turned to stone.” 
Mineral petrifaction occurs when water dissolves the original hard parts of plants or animals and replaces them with mineral matter. 
This type of fossilization produces some of the most complete and detailed fossils ever found.



Staying Warm and Toasty

By John Minges
From page 62 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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For those that love the great outdoors nothing can dampen spirits more than being bone chilling cold.
We all want to experience a great time hunting for treasure. For some this means swinging the detector or for others it’s digging in the dirt for the elusive yellow metal. Maybe it is both for you!
Regardless, nothing compares to breathing in the fresh air and being in the great outdoors to renew both the spirit and the mind!
When the temperature drops you know adventure still awaits you. I’ve got a few tips for you from the folks who know how to keep warm, because they spend their time in Antarctica!



Coca-Cola Bottles, International Icons

By J.C. Fine
From page 10 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Coca-Cola* is an American tradition that has become a world icon.
The syrup began as a patent medicine when invented by Dr. John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta, Georgia, pharmacist, in 1886.
It is said that he took his mixture down the street to Jacobs’ Pharmacy and told the clerk to add carbonated water.
Patrons at the soda fountain sampled it, liked it, and the pharmacy began dispensing it for five cents a glass.
Pemberton had a bookkeeper with flourished handwriting. It was this bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, that named the drink Coca-Cola and created the logotype, which remains the company trademark today.
The company was sold to Asa Candler, a clever entrepreneur that opened syrup plants around the country.



Rockefeller's Buried Treasure

By The Hangman
From page 16 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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KIOWA COUNTY, KS – After researching this story for Lost Treasure, I believe this treasure remains buried in Kansas and with additional research could be recovered.
When the events connected to this story occurred, residents living around Belvidere did search for this hoard with probes.
It was before the advent of the metal detector and, over time, residents got tired of probing and gave up.
As the old timer’s passed on this story was mostly forgotten.
Franklin “Frank” Rockefeller (1845-1917) enlisted at 16-years-old into the Union army during the time of Civil War.
As a private with Company A of the 7th Ohio Infantry, he was wounded twice; the second wound effectively ended his military service.



What Happened to the Library of Alexandria?

By Jennifer Renson
From page 19 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Once known as the greatest Library in the Ancient World, the Royal Library of Alexandria (the city founded by Alexander the Great) contained volumes of books from different and scattered parts of the ancient world, a treasure trove of historic proportions.
The remnants that were discovered in 2004 by a Polish-Egyptian excavation team provide small insight to the magnitude of greatness the Royal Library once had.
The interesting aspects about the Royal Library are not in its creation, but with its (devastating) destruction.
The mystery of its demise has spawned several theories and culprits with just as much evidential information to support them.