Ron Kamrowski has written this book to share the experiences of using a metal detector. Most writings of this nature deal with the workings of a metal detector, this work contains actual events to explain that there are literally millions of places to search. Untouched areas abound in the United States where history, although only dating a few centuries, can be discovered in your own backyard
While digging out a new basement near Los Angeles, homeowners accidentally unearth a 3,000-year-old Phoenician altar.
A treasure-hunter in Ohio finds more than he expected, when his metal detector locates an Eastern Mediterranean pendant from 1000 bc.
Two caches of coins minted in Imperial Rome surface along the Ohio River.
A Smithsonian Institution archaeologist excavating a Native American burial mound in Tennessee removes a stone emblazoned with a second century Hebrew inscription.
These are just a few of the dramatic finds described in The Lost Worlds of Ancient America. They confirm that our continent was visited and influenced by visitors from Europe and the Near East hundreds, even thousands of years before its “official” discovery in 1492. As such, this startling, fresh proof of their powerful impact on the pre-Columbian New World offers us a different view of American origins that threatens to re-write mainstream textbooks
Since the appearance of the first commercially available metal detectors in the 1960s, the hobby of metal detecting has developed rapidly and, as the technology has improved, more and more people have become metal detectorists. This is not surprising since metal detecting is an enjoyable and exciting leisure-time pursuit that is accessible to almost everybody, regardless of age or fitness. Moreover, metal detecting need not be an expensive hobby and there is a wide range of metal detectors to suit almost every budget. Contents include how to go about buying your first detector, the principal types of detectors, their advantages and disadvantages and how to use them, how to recover and identify buried objects and clean them, detecting inland, on beaches, and underwater, and the safety precautions required in all three environments, and the law relating to metal detecting, how to research for potential sites, and how to gain the necessary permission to search on private land
IF you have a GPS Unit, then we have the Coordinates to FINDING YOUR FORTUNE! Weekend adventures can make you RICH! They say “When you die you can’t take your money with you”. Therefore, be thankful for Ghost Towns! There are THOUSANDS of Ghost Towns across America, in fact Nevada has over 600 ghost towns and mining camps, many of which little remains but a few concrete slabs and crumbling rock walls and the state is pockmarked with over 500,000 old mines. This book is the most complete book of its kind, listing Ghost Towns not only by state, but actually giving you the GPS locations of each Ghost Town! This book is actually two books in one: Book One – How to identify rare coins and know their value! Book Two – Massive State by State GPS listing of American Ghost Towns! Finding lost treasures has never been so easy. Just punch in the coordinates and head off to find your fortune in lost treasure. A ghost town is a completely abandoned town or city. A town often becomes a ghost because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as a flood, government action, uncontrolled lawlessness, or war. For example, most western ghost towns were once mining towns, built during the booms that began in California in 1849 and continued into the early twentieth century on the promise of profits to be realized from a region’s abundant mineral deposits. As mineral strikes slowed, prospectors and those providing them their goods and services such as merchants, saloon owners, bankers, and prostitutes left homes and businesses. Most left, sometimes so abruptly that towns were often left in a state of suspended animation, with displays still standing in shop windows, bottles and glasses on saloon tables, and the shelves of abandoned cabins lined with pieces of crockery. Calamity and natural disaster created Ghost Towns as well. Thousands fled the area and thousands upon thousands, at times died never able retrieve their hidden fortunes. Now you have the information needed to find those caches, where ONE SINGLE coin could bring as much as $7.9 MILLION DOLLARS. Now do something about your fortunes and put this highly valuable book to work for you in teaching you how to find hidden hoards. J. Hutton Pulitzer is COMMANDER of TreasureForce. TreasureForce is the World’s Foremost Terrestrial Treasure Recovery Team and COMMANDER plans and manages missions all around the globe.TreasureForce combines historical re-enactments and forensic research with the most advanced tools and instruments in the world to locate and recover famous Lost Treasures and to either prove or disprove various Treasure Legends. As an Inventor, Pulitzer is globally one of the foremost Inventors in modern times, recognized as one of the “Top 50 Inventors in the World”, and as an Author, he has published over 200 individual titles
A guide for anyone interested in knowing where and how to find gold, and what
equipment to use. Some helpful tips include lists of things needed, some do’s
and don’t, where to sell gold and where to get more information. Historical
facts of the old mines and excellent engravings, photos and sketches
This book is a complete guide to metal detecting. The author put everything he knows about metal detecting into simple, understandable language so that you can easily learn all there is to know about uncovering buried treasures. Inside the book you will learn:
– The various types of metal detecting.
– The features of a metal detector and how to get the best detector for the right treasure.
– All the tools you will need to get at your buried items (coils, diggers, scoops, etc.)
– How to use a metal detector.
– Tips and pointers – where to look for your treasure.
– How to find treasures while enjoying a beautiful beach setting.
– Key research tips about understanding your site and making sure you will find everything that can be found.
– Extensive list of metal detecting sites and ideas on how to find new ones.
– What you need to know about the law and how to make sure the government will not confiscate your treasure.
– How to obtain permission to search on private properties, including a sample permission letter and liability waiver form.
…and much more.
If you’ve ever been interested in metal detecting, but didn’t know where to start, then I encourage you to learn from the author’s experience and get started on the right footing. This book contains everything you need to know to start metal detecting in no time
Fascinating series of 5 maps showing gold and gem locations around Southern California, as well as historical maps with settlements. The first map shows gems and minerals in the northwest, and historic gold districts in the eastern section. The second map shows gold and gems in the eastern part of Southern California, and historic gold districts in the western section. The third map shows gold and gems in the southwest part of the state, and historic mineral deposits in the western section. The fourth map shows gold and gems in the southeastern part of the state, and historic mining deposits in the eastern section. The fifth map shows Inyo County in 1883 and mining districts and photos.
Oregon mining historian and prospector, Kerby Jackson, brings you a treasure trove of seventeen stories on Southern Oregon’s rich history of gold prospecting, the prospectors and their discoveries, and the breathtaking areas they settled in and made homes
Clear, detailed line drawings show how to build flumes, rockers, dry washers, riffles, and sluices
Want to know where to look for gold? This book of maps shows where gold has been found in the western United States and Canada. Each map shows the location of gold strikes, as well as listing the year gold was found. The locations of purported buried treasure are also listed on each map. Maps cover the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, western Montana, southwest South Dakota, Western Wyoming, and British Columbia. Fun for the gold prospector and the history buff!