detectorist

detectorist

(dɪˈtɛktərɪst)
n
informal a person whose hobby is using a metal detector
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The Richard III Half Angel, which was found by metal detectorist Michelle Vall from Blackpool in a field near the battle site at Monks Kirby, had been expected to fetch [pounds sterling]10,000 to [pounds sterling]15,000.
The unusual item was one of two pieces discovered by amateur detectorist George Borrill which were the subject of treasure trove inquests yesterday.
19 (BNA): A rare sixth century gold pendant created from a Byzantine coin has been found by a metal detectorist more than 1,500 years after it was made.
PS25K The anonymous amateur detectorist who found it ran excitedly to tell the farmer who owned the land.
This is why people try to go to remote areas to detect at night," said long-time detectorist Achilleas (not his real name).
Discovered by a metal detectorist in the Didcot area prior to 2007, it is a rarity there are only 18 complete and decorated mirrors are known from the later Iron Age (300 BC AD 50).
The location was reported to archaeologists at Colchester and Ipswich Museums by a landowner from the Burnham-on-Crouch area and J Humphreys, a metal detectorist.
I will report any detectorist who deliberately does not practice responsible recovery and retrieval techniques on either public or private property.
Discovered near Bedford by a metal detectorist in 2001, the coin was bought for 367,832 [pounds sterling], following an export stop after it was sold in 2005 by Spink to an American collector.
A METAL detectorist unearthed a rare 15th century bishop's ring that is tipped to sell for PS10,000.
The white gold, diamond-set ring was miraculously returned to Christie Campbell in Stewarton, Ayrshire, after it was picked up by a metal detectorist in waters surrounding El Arenal beach, at Javea in Spain.
As well as recovering long-buried battlefield artefacts in Poland and the Baltics and handing over the items to the authorities for safe keeping, the team, made up of former US Marine Craig Gottlieb, military expert Stephen Taylor, gadget guy Kris Rodgers and Polish metal detectorist Adrian Kostromski, also endeavour to bury the dead with the honour they deserve.