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Excavating The Attack Aircraft IL-2 Near Narva (October 2018) – Updated (Crew Fate+)

A lot of secrets are still held in the Narva land in Estonia, for example, as far as I know, in the vicinity of Narva, almost a couple hundred planes were shot down during the fighting in 1944. And if we take 1941 as an example, the number of planes fallen into the sea will be quite large. And recently, one of those secrets were uncovered, when the Narva search...

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Digging On A Construction Site (With Finds+)

Choosing a detecting location is always difficult – you need to work with maps, archives, location visiting (sometimes in vain), unjustified expectations, and other loss of time, which at one point will turn out to be a great success (Or maybe not). In our “business”, this is always the case. However, do not forget that good finds and locations can be very close to you and that you don’t always...

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IL-2 Attack Aircraft Raised In Russia, 2018! (Photos, History+)

Recently, in the town of Luostari, in the Murmansk region, in the extreme north of the once-passing front of World War II, the searchers from a Russian search group raised an early-modification of the IL-2 attack aircraft, quite rare, to date. The rarity lies in the fact that the first version of the famous IL-2 attack aircraft, considered one of the best ground-attack aircrafts of the Second World War, was...

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In Search Of A Forester’s House (Digger’s Story Of An Ordinary Day)

What is detecting? Do you really think that if you bought a metal detector, you will at once start finding gold and treasures? Now that’s not exactly the case, as most detectorists know. The place where you dig has a lot to say, and I will tell you about just one such time where I searched for the right spot. On the maps available on the Internet, there is very...

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Detecting In Germany Part 2: Napoleon’s Ring, The German Empire And Roman Coins! (Diggers Story, Finds, Photos+)

If you haven’t read it yet, part 1 of this story can be found here! Continuation of “Detecting in Germany”, part 2: We woke up on the following day, we ate breakfast, took our already pre-packed backpacks with all its necessities, and of course, the “Garrett Deus”, as you remember from the last part of this story. We met up with Nico from yesterday and hit the road on the...

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Mysterious Ring With The Head Of The Devil (Identifying Finds+)

From time to time, a usual detectorist stumbles across a very unusual artifact. And sometimes the hypotheses of the origin and dating of these objects excite the minds of fellow detectorists so much that you simply marvel at it. And this time this exact thing happened… In the spring of 2016, there was a rumor among the treasure hunters of the Ryazan region that a unique mystical ancient ring was...

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76.2 mm Regimental Gun M1927 Found In Estonia (Updated, Photos+)

The 2018 detecting season has not only begun for the diggers of coins in the fields because war-relic hunters have also started. This year, the members of the Otsing Club (“detecting club”) found a 76.2-mm regimental gun, the 1927 model, in the swamps of Narva. A total of 18,000 such guns were produced, of which only a small number have survived to this day. It’s good that in Estonia, the...

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Excavation Of An Old Inn – The First Day And The First Finds! (Photos+)

Well, friends! Summer is the best time for forest excavations because the fields are all sown or not yet cut, so there is nothing left but to go on an excavation trip. And the places where it’s best to go for excavations are places where people used to live, and there are quite a lot of such places. In our case, this place turned out to be among the trees...

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How An Iron Cross Suddenly Became A Knight’s Cross (Just How Important It Is To Clean And Identify A Find Before Selling It)

Recently, at one famous Russian WW2 forum, there were auctions as always, on the one hand, seemingly quite ordinary – well, a ground dug Iron Cross, and even in the corresponding condition, but on the other hand – a very instructive example of why it is important to clean and identify the finds before selling them. And all would be well, but when the seller decided to find out what...

XP Deus Team USA Metal Detecting Show #1 (Video+) 0

XP Deus Team USA Metal Detecting Show #1 (Video+)

The wait is finally over! We are very excited and proud to share with everyone the XP Deus Team USA Metal Detecting Show #1. XP Deus Team USA is a metal detecting show that features team members from across the U.S. who use the XP Deus, one of the top metal detectors on the market. Interesting to see a lot of finds and get more tips and tricks about XP...