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Detectorist finds stolen treasure on first outing

On 7 May, detectorist Charles Cartwright was out detecting for the first time in a field in the Malvern Hills when his detector “went crazy”.

Detectorists praised after medieval treasure found

On Thursday, May 6, this detecting find was declared treasure. It was found on 15 February 2020 at Cheswardine, near

Beeston Castle

Nighthawkers’ detectors seized

Five men from Tameside, Greater Manchester, admitted to illegally detecting at Beeston Castle in Cheshire and Roche Abbey in South

Metal Detector to be destroyed over Iron Age coin theft

As an update to the article Pair in court for failing to declare treasure, the two people involved have now

Is detecting find a sword from the Battle of Grunwald?

A detectorist in Poland has discovered a medieval sword which may have been used in the Battle of Grunwald in


Five year-old Leeds detectorist finds lost ring

Many detectorists spend years searching for that elusive piece of gold. A five year-old detectorist from Leeds, Bertie Lawson, found

Treasure find with links to civil war execution

The story of how a civil war ring found by a detectorist in the Isle of Man is linked to

Detectorist donates find to museum

Detectorist donates penannular ring to his local museum

Post Medieval gold ring

Detectorists Welsh finds declared treasure

Nine detecting finds in Wales are declared treasure

Pair in court for failing to declare treasure

Two men are due in court for failing to declare the discovery of 900 gold staters in September 2020.

Yorkshire wit?

The British Museum reveals its unusual finds, including a mount depicting a knight emerging from a snail riding on a goat

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Young detectorist finds landmine

Young detectorist finds a World War Two land mine

Detecting in the News – February

Detecting in the News stories from February 2021

Detecting in the News – January 2021

Detectorist finds centrepiece from Henry VIII’s crown