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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    Come every winter, gardeners look forward to receiving all those seed catalogs.

    Come every winter, some THers get especially worked up over their treasure magazines.

    What about you?? Are you into the treasure mags?

    Maybe you'd like a subscripture for Christmas? Word has it Santa reads this forum

    Please comment.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Research Guru

    Jan 2005
    Tampa, Florida
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    I get a lot out of my treasure mags, read them cover to cover the moment they arrive. I get tips on places to search and I enjoy the articles of finds others have made. I get the same satisfaction from reading this forum, except this forum is constantly changing and updating!
    "Wisdom comes not from knowing everything, but  knowing from whom to ask!"

  3. #3
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb

    Maybe you'd like a subscripture for Christmas? Word has it Santa reads this forum?

    Please comment.
    I get it, Zeb is Santa. Don't worry, your secret is safe with us.

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    Tesoro Cibola

    Jul 2005
    Massachusetts
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    very usefull, i asked for a subscription to w&E this year

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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    My Opinion, The Newer Treasure Mags are more usefull to the Newbie, Up to date Info & those looking to update
    Equipment.

    The Older Mags are More Usefull, To the seasond detectorist? Treasure Hunter,
    As the Stories in the Older Mags can run 3, 4 pages long with several pictures of
    the areas to be searched, Maps, Etc,

    The newer mags seem to save space by Shortening the stories to a paragraph or two.

    I still Enjoy all the new ones.
    However It takes me alot longer to get thru the ones from the 60's & 70's

  6. #6
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    Tesoro Cibola

    Jul 2005
    Massachusetts
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    I got a huge lot of over 20 W&E treasure mags from ebay, they are what made me come to this site and find this forum Love the older ones too, more relics in them

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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    there is much good info in some of them..the older ones are definantly the ones i want, and lately there have been several on e-bay to choose from.................gldhntr

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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    Zeb,

    don't read them at all now. Have taken a look at a few over the years but never felt I wanted to subscribe.

    have a good un............
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  9. #9

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    Quote Originally Posted by gldhntr
    there is much good info in some of them..the older ones are definantly the ones i want, and lately there have been several on e-bay to choose from.................gldhntr
    TREASURE WORLD & TRUE TREASURE

    Are the 2 Oldies, With the Most Detailed Treasure Hunting Leads, I'v seen.

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    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    Old or new makes pretty much no difference to me. The very 1st article I read is "Ask Mark Parker". It always has lots of info on items found. You should see me sometime when I find an item that I know was in a previous issue. Box after box comes out as I try and find it.
    One item I found last year I traded to Onion some time back and turned out it was shown in the column about 12 yr ago. Sent the page to him as well-it was some early 1900's apothecary weights.
    HH and happy reading.

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2005
    land of the free-taxed to death
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    I do enjoy reading them. Sometimes you'll get a new trick or tip or joggle your memory about some site from the past. Most of peoples finds are interesting and inspiring. Plus theres not much to do this time of year for us in the northeast!!!!!!
    P.S. Unless you like to shovel snow!!!!!
    HH
    Greg
    Whites Matrix M6-QXT Pro

  12. #12
    ZumbroKid

    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    I like " treasure tales of the old west." Great magazine!

  13. #13
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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    I once knew a Th'er that wouldn't buy a treasure hunting magazine because that would take away his profit. He wondered why everyone was finding more coins and gold rings too.

    They are great sources of information on everything about detecting. I have had many articles published in the older publcations and the newer ones too. Many of the older stories about lost treasures and caches are missing many facts. If you found a robbers loot in a bag somewhere, would you advertise it for all to head there and search some more or get visited by the IRS to get Uncle Sam's share. Remember what happened to Mel Fisher and the sunken treasure he found.......Some of the sites are really there and are true, but the older ones are mainly for reading enjoyment only and not "treasure leads."

    I subscribe and enjoy them cover to cover as they are at least based in fact and not just opinions as are in the forums. My posts are my opinion too but I like to think I do my best to answer the guestion. If I didn't you guys would "Flame Me."


    Sandman
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

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    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    I know it's hard to believe but I was once an editor myself. That was a non-treasure publication with worldwide circulation.

    I can really relate to the frustration the editors of treasure mags must go through in producing copy suitable for publication today.

    I agree with what you said about the treasure legends. Some are true and others for fun. Mel Fisher has been called a "dreamer" and lots of other things. But one thing is for certain, he used the available facts whenever possible. He knew the Atocha and Santa Margarita were there all the time. That sort of treasure hunting makes sense.

    I think many of the famous inland legends were found long ago. The argument is that people will talk if they find something big. This is not always true. I know of a group in California who have found a giant cache (16th century gold and silver coins, artifacts) and they?re saying nothing. You?ll most likely never read that story anywhere.

    I too like the treasure magazines. I?ve learned some of my best methods from them.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Re: How Useful Are Treasure Hunting Magazines?

    as i posted above, there is much good info in some of these publications...one warning though..do not, unless backed up by research of your own, decide to run out and waste time conducting a big search, just because the story sounded good and was full of information.....i say this because i know of one author, who has sent in several long stories to these magazines that were printed....i also know for a fact that there was some good info there, along with many statements that are nothing other than the authors own guesswork/conclusions/insight/ignorance/or just the wish to point you away from where he thinks it might be.........research requires more research till you have enough things lending credence to the fact that your initial findings warrant a search....back up everything you can with as much proof as you can collect, then sit back and look at it all together and only then decide if you think the story is true enough to waste your time with it, as many stories are just that, stories, alot of which come from people trying to get something for nothing, or just wanting the attention that a good treasure story is sure to command.....................gldhntr

 

 
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