“Diggers” Season 3 Premieres Tonight!

Tune in Tonight for “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” and “Fortress of Roundness”

If you’ve been tuned in to the National Geographic Channel lately, you’ve noticed that they are airing previous “Diggers” episodes from seasons 1 and 2. “Diggers” takes metal detecting enthusiasts on a journey to Civil War and Revolutionary War battlegrounds, gold

Diggers TV shows “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” and “Fortress of Roundness” premiere tonight!

Tonight's series premier of the Diggers TV show features back to back action packed episodes. Watch KG and Ringy search for “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” immediately followed by a second Diggers episode entitled “Fortress of Roundness”.

country out West, Louisiana swamp land in search of pirate’s treasure and the stomping grounds of America’s most infamous outlaws. And that’s just to name a few of Digger’s “Ringy” (Tim Saylor) and “KG” (George Wyant) adventures. These guys never disappoint when it comes to uncovering valuable historical finds while providing insightful commentary.

Diggers’ new season premieres tonight- with two exciting episodes you won’t want to miss! This season, we can look forward to KG and Ringy scouring the country for lost pieces of American history — from Civil War buckles to family heirloom rings and silver coins. On any site that the Diggers can gain access to (with permission) the duo will attempt to uncover a treasure trove with their metal detectors.  Tune in to the National Geographic channel tonight to journey to locations that are a treasure hunter’s paradise!

Sneak Preview of “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” Episode

Tues., 2/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

In the kick-off episode of Season 3, the Diggers travel to Aspen, Colorado to hunt for a long-lost time capsule hidden by Steve Jobs. Buried in 1983, the capsule contains an important piece of American culture—the mouse from Steve Jobs’ first personal computer. This is a 13-foot-long capsule that contains a variety of early ’80s relics: an eight-track recording of The Moody Blues, a Sears Roebuck catalog, a June 1983 copy of Vogue Magazine, a Rubik’s Cube and other memorabilia.  It was intended to be unearthed in 2000, but due to unforeseen changes in the ground, it went missing. KG and Ringy are working closely with Harry Teague, one of the original members of the design team that buried the capsule. They have also done extensive research on the capsule’s coordinates. Tonight, they will use their expertise to attempt to uncover this monumental piece of history.

Sneak Preview of “Fortress of Roundness” Episode

Tues., 2/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Revolutionary War forts are among the most sought after areas for both archaeologists and detectorists alike. In “Fortress of Roundness,” the Diggers are searching for two Revolutionary War forts in western Pennsylvania. Rice Fort and Wolff’s Fort date back to 1780. Legend has it that soldiers melted pewter utensils as emergency ammunition. KG and Ringy can help historians by proving these artifacts exist. Wolff’s Fort was a stockade house built by Jacob Wolff in Pennsylvania in 1780.  It was an important refuge for the settlers at the time and archaeologists have been trying to pinpoint its exact location for years. Can the Diggers uncover relics in order to prove the fort’s whereabouts? Tune in to find out! In this episode, the Diggers unearth a colonial coin—it’s a new record for them because it’s the oldest coin they’ve ever found. This 1757 King George II half penny was most likely carried by the first settlers in Washington County, who arrived in 1760.

Which Metal Detecting Equipment do KG and Ringy Prefer?

The Diggers are both equipped with the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector on the show. If you’re interested in learning more about Garrett detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each Tuesday throughout the season on our blog.

Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes

Why are we pumped about the new upcoming season of National Geographic’s “Diggers”? For starters, “Ringy” (Tim Saylor) and “KG” (George Wyant) share the same enthusiasm and passion about metal detecting that we do. It’s refreshing to watch the guys having so much fun in the field—hopefully it is inspiring newbies to get started in the

Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said that "Many of our customers enjoy using the Garrett Pro-Pointer pinpointer metal detector as featured on the popular new Television series Diggers on the National Geographic channel."

Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said that "Many of our customers enjoy using the Garrett Pro-Pointer pinpointer metal detector as featured on the popular new Television series Diggers on the National Geographic channel."

hobby. And veteran detectorists should get a kick out of the Diggers’ antics. It’s obvious that the objective of Nat Geo’s “Diggers” is not monetary gain, but historical relevance. Every episode of Diggers takes us on a trip back into America’s past. Each Union and Confederate uniform button has a story to tell; each unearthed Revolutionary War roundball proves that a musket was actually fired. Relics from Bonnie & Clyde or French pirates put perspective into famous American lore.

Diggers’ viewers are treated to an explanation of each historical find by NGC’s staff archaeologist, Kate Culpepper, who also ensures that artifacts stay within the community they are found. Typically, items that the Diggers unearth are also appraised on camera to show viewers what their approximate value is. If you’ve enjoyed the last two seasons of Diggers, be sure to start tuning in again for Season 3, which premieres Tuesday, February 25, 2014, on the National Geographic Channel!  As usual, KG and Ringy promise to entertain and enlighten us—fully equipped with metal detectors, maps and related equipment. Below, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the sweet nectar, “civ,” “cologne,” and “rev” they’ll be searching for this season!

Take a Sneak Peek into Diggers Season 3 Episodes

“Steve Jobs Time Capsule:” Tues., 2/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy head to Aspen, Colorado, on a quite momentous mission—to locate a time capsule hidden by Steve Jobs of Apple fame. Inside the capsule is the mouse from Steve Jobs’ very first “Lisa” computer. It was intended to be unearthed in 2000, but due to unforeseen erosion, the tube’s coordinates were lost. The Diggers have done their research on the capsule’s location and they’re ready to take on this challenge!

“Fortress of Roundness:” Tues., 2/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Is it possible to precisely pinpoint the location of two Revolutionary War forts dating back to 1780? If it’s up to KG and Ringy, it is! Diggers takes us to Pennsylvania, where the duo is trying to locate both Wolff’s and Rice’s Fort. Legend says that soldiers melted pewter utensils as emergency ammunition, and it’s up to KG and Ringy to prove these artifacts exist.

“Mystery Coin:” Tues., 3/4/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

Wealth and the Revolutionary War come together in this intriguing Diggers episode. The Diggers duo visit a row of mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, where the British frolicked and the Kennedys had horse stables. Their trusty Garrett AT Pro metal detector turns up an unbelievable find dating back to the late 17th century. This is an artifact never before found in the U.S.!

“Custer’s Payroll Chest:” Tues., 3/4/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Hoping to strike gold, KG and Ringy travel to the Black Hills of South Dakota, in search of a hidden chest that belonged to George Custer. Rumors have circulated for centuries that General Custer buried his cavalry’s payroll; then, was never able to retrieve it. Gold detector…check. This is the chance of a lifetime for the Diggers to test their gold hunting skills.

“Lost Nazi Plane:” Tues., 3/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy are hot on the trail of military nectar. A lost Nazi fighter plane crashed in an Indiana cornfield—and people have been searching for the plane’s debris ever since. The diggers are on location at a once-secret Air Force base trying to help solve the mystery surrounding the missing plane. Will they find parts of the engine, wing or a weapon?

“Chasing Benedict Arnold:” Tues., 3/11/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

One of the most well-known American traitors, Benedict Arnold, set up headquarters in Maine during the Revolutionary War. KG and Ringy are given exclusive access to these stomping grounds and are anxious to uncover nectar from this notorious traitor. They also learn that the former site of historic Fort Richmond is being paved over for a highway. So the Diggers rush over with the NGC team of archaeologists to uncover artifacts before it’s too late.

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used on “Diggers”

Diggers’ KG and Ringy have their pick of any metal detector on the market today. So, which model makes the cut? The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector. The Garrett AT Pro is known for its excellent iron discrimination, Pro mode and distinguishable audio tones. AT Pro can be used on land and in water. Its advanced target identification will determine whether the user has located foil or bottle caps; nickels, bronze, gold, etc. It features several different search modes and advanced discrimination. Other favorite tools on the show include the Garrett Pro Pointer and Lesche Digging Tools. MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.”

Tune in to the National Geographic Channel on Tues., February 25, 2014 for back-to-back new episodes of “Diggers.” Get the new season episode listings and times at NationalGeographic.com.

“Diggers” are Back in Action for an All-new Season of Metal Detecting!

History buffs and metal detectorists, get your TV remotes in hand. “Diggers” Tim Saylor and George Wyant are jumping back into our living rooms with a new season of over-the-top treasure hunting adventures. Starting Tuesday, February 25, 2014 on the National

New season of Diggers TV show airs February 25, 2014 on the National Geographic channel.

New season of Diggers TV show airs February 25, 2014 on the National Geographic channel.

Geographic Channel. This fun-filled series again follows two master metal detectorists on a quest for the most sought-after and storied American historical artifacts. This season, you can look forward to “Ringy” (Tim Saylor) and “KG” (George Wyant) taking on even harder challenges with their own brand of humor and unique terminology. “Juice” is any great find; “roundness” means coins or token; “civ” is an artifact from the Civil War; “cologne” is from the Colonial days, and “rev” is a Revolutionary War artifact.

We covered details of last season in our season finale blog post last August. Ringy and KG are high-energy, extremely experienced relic hunters who are as passionate about their metal detecting equipment as they are about their finds. In previous episodes, the “Diggers” got their hands dirty searching for stolen gold in an abandoned Nevada saloon, traveled to New Mexico to look for famous American outlaw “Billy the Kid’s” prized revolver; they hunted for the missing graves of several inmates at the old Montana Territorial Prison, and they hunted for buried pirate’s gold in southern Louisiana (while dodging gators). And that’s just to name a few high-risk, yet high-reward escapades!

A Little Background on the “Diggers”

“Ringmaster” Tim Saylor is an Iowa native who started metal detecting in high school. He was hooked on the hobby when he began recovering silver coins in his own backyard. Saylor’s luck really runs high when it comes to finding rings, though, so that’s how he landed the nickname “Ringy.” Impressively, Saylor holds degrees in both German and Psychology – but his true passion lies in treasure hunting.

“King George” George Wyant is a born and bred Montana boy. He works at a large copper mine and doesn’t retreat to the couch come quittin’ time. The outdoors is Wyant’s playground; hunting, fishing, skiing and metal detecting! After becoming a local treasure hunting hero and surviving bear attacks in the wild, Wyant has certainly earned his nickname, “KG.”

Sneak Peak of Season Two Diggers Episodes

Always leading with a high card, Diggers Season Two debuts with “Steve Jobs Time Capsule.” According to insiders, the late, great Steve Jobs buried his own original mouse from the Apple Lisa in a time capsule in Aspen, Colorado. Due to erosion and natural causes, the time capsule has been unable to locate. KG and Ringy have agreed to step in and put their expertise to work uncovering Jobs’ coveted time capsule. Also, this season, look forward to the Diggers going on location at the former home of an Al Capone soldier and digging up a pot of ‘nectar,’ or Revolutionary War treasures in Rhode Island. As always, Saylor and Wyant work with historians and archaeologists at each site to ensure artifacts are preserved and kept in their respective communities.

Diggers Use Top-Notch Metal Detectors and Equipment

On the show and off camera, KG and Ringy use their favorite detectors and accessories. Both of the guys say they started using the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector first! The Garrett AT Pro can be used on land and in water; it features advanced target identification, so the digger can be relatively sure what they’ve located before digging their target. A higher-end model, the Garrett AT Pro, has several different search modes and advanced discrimination for precisely tuning segments out or including segments in. This means that they can tune out iron, foil and bottle caps, while tuning in nickels, bronze and gold. There is also a Pro Mode audio and Fast Recovery audio mode—just a few of Garrett AT Pro’s many features. KG and Ringy never leave home without a Garrett Pro Pointer which precisely locates an object after being detected The Garrett Edge Digger and the Lesche Digging Tools are always seen on camera with the Diggers, because they are the best for cutting through hard clay and soil, as well as thick underbrush.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Garrett Electronics. MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.”

Tune in (along with us here at MetalDetector.com) to the National Geographic Channel on Tues., February 25, 2014 for back-to-back new episodes of “Diggers.” Get the new season episode listings and times at NationalGeographic.com.