Relic hunting: Hobby or lifestyle?
Metal detecting can be compared to fishing. More often than not, we spend hours looking, only to find recent trash and other useless finds. But when we do find something, like fishing, it’s incredibly exciting. And just like in the world of fishing, there is an element of competition, time spent in nature, and taking on the study of the history and geography of the land around us.
The earth and time have hidden so many untold treasures from eons of human civilization, and almost everyone is drawn to find them. It is this desire to explore that unites treasure hunters, or “diggers” from all kinds of backgrounds, jobs, age, etc, in searching for these treasures.
Just take a look at these pictures and try not to be excited!