• Civil War Union Officers Sword Belt Plate, click the picture to see the video of it being dug.

    Have you ever dreamed of finding buried treasure? If you were at a house that was built in 1850 and one coin (either silver, gold or copper) was lost every 5 years in the yard, how many coins would be in the yard waiting to be found?

    What other treasures are waiting for you?

    I am very much interested in people succeeding in this hobby so if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me.

    Don Vickers don@mymdforum.com

My Other Hobby

January 11, 2015

As most of you know, I love Camping.  I own 8 1/2 acres of wooded land near Lake of the Ozarks that I camp at every opportunity I get.  To go along with my Camping Hobby I have created a new website for camping.  You can find it at http://www.lozcamping.com (Lake Ozark Camping).  It is a work in progress but feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. Don

Taking a Break from the Hobby

Taking a Break from the Hobby
October 3, 2014

Well I went and did it, I sold my Minelab SE Pro Metal Detector this past Sunday.  I have also removed the MetalDetectMyState.com websites from …Read the Rest

It’s Listed on Ebay

It’s Listed on Ebay
September 24, 2014

I have my Brass Eagle Belt Plate up for sale on Ebay.  If you are interested in bidding or just watching the outcome you can …Read the Rest

WOW, What a Response

WOW, What a Response
June 6, 2014

I was surprised to learn how many people read my posts.  After my previous post about getting burned out I couldn’t believe all the responses …Read the Rest

No Great Finds

No Great Finds
June 3, 2014

Well, my vacation is over and I am now back to work.  My trip to New York didn’t produce any great finds this year but …Read the Rest

Let the Vacation begin!

Let the Vacation begin!
May 18, 2014

I made it to New York Friday about 1pm after driving all night from Kansas City.  I was too tired to go detecting on Friday …Read the Rest

An old County Fairgrounds

An old County Fairgrounds
May 13, 2014

Will be leaving for Western New York in a couple of days and I plan on doing a bunch of metal detecting.  Here is a …Read the Rest

My Annual Metal Detecting Trip to Upstate New York

My Annual Metal Detecting Trip to Upstate New York
April 18, 2014

In just a couple weeks I will be heading back to Western New York to visit my parents and brothers.  While in New York I …Read the Rest

Fair Warning!

Fair Warning!
March 12, 2014

I was out metal detecting in rural Platte County yesterday and when I knocked on the door of an old house the owner asked if I was …Read the Rest

Free Silver Coin Giveaway!

Free Silver Coin Giveaway!
February 21, 2014

Coinweek is giving away a Silver Eagle $1 coin.  Just click on this link, enter your name and email address to enter.  Good Luck!  http://www.coinweek.com/~cd5307f4ffd105a …Read the Rest

As Luck Would Have it!

As Luck Would Have it!
January 20, 2014

Last night at the Mid-Western Artifact Society club meeting I was surprised to learn that people were still getting out and detecting.  The last month …Read the Rest

For Sale, Rare Civil War Union Officers Sword Belt Plate

For Sale, Rare Civil War Union Officers Sword Belt Plate
November 15, 2013

I am selling my British Made 1851 Civil War Union Officers Sword Brass Belt Plate.  I found this in April 2012 in the front yard of an …Read the Rest

Delegate Seattle 1928 Pin

Delegate Seattle 1928 Pin
November 7, 2013

I found this neat Delegate Seattle 1928 pin while metal detecting a yard in Pleasant Hill, MO.  I emailed the company that made it (Robbins …Read the Rest

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