“Diggers” New Episodes on TV Tonight!

“Lincoln’s Assassin” and “Wild Bill and Calamity Jane”

National Geographic Channel’s new “Diggers” TV series will be wrapping up soon, so don’t miss these never-before-seen episodes. “KG” and “Ringy” have saved the best for last!

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Excitement is in the air as they uncover incalculable American treasures from the east to the west coast. Detectors and digging tools in hand, it is obvious that these boys get their fuel from their love of the hunt. So far this season, explorers Tim Saylor and George Wyant have unearthed the original Apple Lisa mouse, paid a visit to the home of an Al Capone soldier, uncovered Revolutionary War artifacts and hunted the headquarters to Benedict Arnold in Maine.

In tonight’s nail-biting episodes, the Diggers hunt for significant historical clues at the stomping grounds of John Wilkes Booth and Wild Bill & Calamity Jane. While searching for artifacts from Confederate-driven Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, KG and Ringy retrace his footsteps from the spot where he plotted his horrific plan through his escape route. They’re also hot on the trail of the diary found on Booth’s body that was missing several pages. Next, KG and Ringy are on a quest out west, chasing a legend of buried treasure and evidence of the Wild West’s most famous couple: Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. Don’t miss KG’s epic detecting outside of the oldest house still standing in Deadwood, South Dakota. Join the Diggers and historian, Michael Kauffman, for two exciting episodes starting: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.

Sneak Preview of “Lincoln’s Assassin”

Tues., 3/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/10pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

The site is southern Maryland. The mission: to find items left behind by America’s most notorious assassin—John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Following the assassination, Booth fled on horseback to Maryland, and he escaped all the way to a farm in rural northern Virginia. Twelve days later, Booth was tracked down and killed. KG and Ringy are determined to follow the route of his escape—from the tavern where he plotted the assassination to the theater site and south to Virginia. Both of the Diggers log some amazing finds. Ringy turns up a gold button from before the Civil War and a locket at the Huckleberry House in Maryland. KG is ecstatic about finding a U.S. “large cent,” which dates back to 1857 or earlier. A large cent from 1839 was known to have been valued at $90,000. KG can’t seem to find the date on his. Could it be worth a mint? Find out tonight!

Sneak Preview of “Wild Bill and Calamity Jane”

Tues., 3/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/10:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

The duo is on a Wild West nectar quest in legendary Deadwood, South Dakota. In the 1800’s, Deadwood was the epitome of the Wild West—complete with boozing, gambling, women and gunfights. Who was known as the best gunfighter in Deadwood? Wild Bill Hickok! KG and Ringy will stop at nothing to dig up a trace of Wild Bill. Wild Bill came to Deadwood in search of gold; more than 25 million ounces of gold has been found in the Black Hills near Deadwood. An old miner’s camp is where Wild Bill spent many hours gold prospecting. This spot is on the boys’ map for potential nectar. Calamity Jane was Wild Bill’s companion- she was one tough cookie and a force to be reckoned with. KG and Ringy plot to check out a brothel where Calamity Jane worked. Any artifacts once belonging to Wild Bill or Calamity Jane would be priceless. Also, legend has it that local miners buried a cache of gold, but no one has ever found it. KG and Ringy are determined to put the treasure hunt to rest once and for all.

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy

“Diggers” KG and Ringy don’t take all the credit for their noteworthy discoveries—they often credit their equipment for their success. If it weren’t for exceptional metal detectors and pinpointers, the Diggers say they’d be out of business! For professional hunting, both Diggers use Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth deeply buried relics in all terrain. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors both onset and off. If you’re interested in learning more about the 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 week throughout the season on our blog.

Tonight’s New “Diggers” Episodes: “Lost Nazi Plane” & “Chasing Benedict Arnold”

National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes.  “Ringy” and “KG” are in search of landing gear and airplane parts from a German fighter aircraft known to have crashed in Indiana; then—they are hot

National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes.

National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes. Pictured above is the Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector used for gold nugget prospecting.

on the trail of infamous colonial traitor, Benedict Arnold, in Maine. Enthusiastic detectorists and history buffs Tim Saylor and George Wyant demonstrate the hobby of metal detecting with their own brand of humor and lingo. This season, KG and Ringy have kicked up the hunt for “nectar” to a new level — from plane parts and Colonial round balls to historical coins. These “Diggers” are lucky guys, as they gain access to historical sites that many of us only dream of! They are also fortunate enough to work closely with archaeologists, historians and preservation specialists at each digging site. In tonight’s episodes, Bryan Cunning, supervising archeologist for “Diggers,” provides historical insight and a timeline of events, so that no field goes undetected. Be sure to join the treasure hunt tonight: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.


Sneak Preview of “Lost Nazi Plane”

Tues., 3/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

The site is Freeman Field, Indiana. The Diggers goal for this hunt? A lost Nazi fighter plane that crash-landed in a cornfield back in 1945. KG and Ringy are chomping at the bit to dig into a once-secret Air Force base. They are on the hunt for the debris from a Focke Wulf 190: a German fighter aircraft that crashed into a field and forever went missing. The airplane artifacts are probably 10-20 feet deep, so the Diggers crew enlisted the help of a back hoe to dig a giant pit. While KG is digging up the pit, his detector signals a jackpot. KG unearths a giant iron part that could be landing gear or remnants of the cockpit. Leave it to Ringy to discover the German tag on this artifact; he is even able to translate the writing. Have KG and Ringy stumbled upon the score of a lifetime?  This find could help historians piece together a WWII mystery!


Sneak Preview of “Chasing Benedict Arnold”

Tues., 3/11/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Benedict Arnold is synonymous for “traitor,” but many people don’t know he was an American war hero before going turncoat. “Diggers” historians offer a quickie lesson: Benedict Arnold’s motive for switching sides to the British is because he was denied a promotion! KG and Ringy are invited to hunt the grounds at the Colburn House in Maine—headquarters to Benedict Arnold and company back in 1775. This is also a site where many colonists had to tangle with Indians, the French and British. KG and Ringy are anxious to scour the land for “cologne,” or artifacts from the colonial era. Among the Diggers’ finds tonight is a horsehead pendant that was probably worn in the 1770s. What they’re really searching for is an anchor or axe from Benedict Arnold’s boats used during his attack on Quebec. Will KG or Ringy score big nectar? Tune in to find out tonight!

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy

“Diggers” famous detectorists KG and Ringy have spent years in the field treasure hunting and both use the same metal detecting equipment. For professional hunting, they prefer Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth the most deeply buried relics in all terrains. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors both on the show and in their leisure time. If you’re interested in learning more about the 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.

Join “Diggers” Tonight for Fun-Filled New TV Episodes

Tuesday night is “Diggers” night throughout the month of March! Be sure to tune in to the National Geographic Channel. Season 3 has been long awaited by metal detecting enthusiasts, historians and fans of Diggers: “Ringy” and “KG.” Extreme metal detecting experts Tim Saylor and George Wyant treat viewers to zany yet entertaining treasure

National Geographic Diggers use Garrett Metal Detectors. The ATX is the latest from Garrett.

Diggers hosts KG and Ringy have been having fun with Garrett Metal Detectors. The latest innovation from Garrett is the ATX metal detector. This model locates deeply buried gold nuggets, coins, relics and jewelry. The ATX features an innovative Pulse Induction design.

hunting adventures as they travel the country looking for long lost relics. Invited by landowners and historians, the Diggers (along with archaeologists working behind the scenes), dig their way into American history, finding evidence that would otherwise be forgotten. Join the hunt tonight: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time. “Mystery Coin” promises to unearth sweet nectar from the colonial era. And “Custer’s Payroll Chest” takes us to the exact location of Custer’s campsite in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Sneak Preview of Diggers “Mystery Coin” Episode

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

Diggers KG and Ringy join historians at the playgrounds of America’s rich and famous—the mansions of Newport, R.I. Newport contains the largest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. It is also known for being the summer White House of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. First stop is Swiss Village, where they treasure hunt at a horse stable used by the Kennedys and a building used by the British during the Revolutionary War. Next, they visit Malbone Castle, a Gothic-style castle that dates back to the 1700’s. This was an exclusive resort for the elite—even listing George Washington as a frequent guest. The estate is one of the oldest privately owned estates in Newport. Look forward to KG and Ringy digging up an unbelievable find—an artifact never before found in the U.S.!

Sneak Preview of Diggers “Custer’s Payroll Chest” Episode

Tues., 3/4/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Legend has it that American General George Custer used to bury his cavalry’s payroll in a chest in the event of an Indian attack. After “Custer’s Last Stand,” his payroll chest was never recovered; however, it is believed to be buried somewhere. What better place for KG and Ringy to load up their metal detectors and search the field than the Black Hills of South Dakota? Some historians believe this to be the last place Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry camped before they headed to Montana for the Battle of Little Big Horn. Unfortunately for Custer and his cavalry, Crazy Horse and his Indian forces defeated Custer during his last stand. Does his payroll chest remain buried—and more importantly, do KG and Ringy have the expertise to locate it? Tune in to find out tonight!

Which Metal Detectors and Equipment do KG and Ringy Count on?

Diggers KG and Ringy look to the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth the most deeply buried relics in remote locations. They say they use the Garrett AT Pro both on the show and in their free time metal detecting and treasure hunting. If you’re interested in learning more about Garrett detectors, pinpointers and the 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” 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.

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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.

“Diggers” Summer Season Finale Episodes Air Tonight!

If you’ve been following “Diggers” KG and Ringy around the country side on Wednesday nights this summer, don’t miss the last two exciting episodes: “Nectar Vortex” and “Hannibal Nectar.” At MetalDetector.com, we’ve been enjoying the antics of two detectorists, Tim Saylor and George Wyant (aka “Ringy” and “KG”) who have investigated the stomping grounds of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid, and Bonnie & Clyde, American legendary actor & producer John Wayne, an island that is rumored to have pirate’s gold stashed underground, and a historical Civil War battleground at the home of Henry Clay. The Diggers have stumbled upon “sweet nectar” this season while working with historians and archaeologists to uncover relics. It’s been rewarding to watch the hobby of metal detecting actually help preserve and piece together important events in history.

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“Diggers” treasure hunts tonight are truly climatic—with KG and Ringy metal detecting the sites of two of the most dangerous former asylums in “Hannibal Nectar.” In “Nectar Vortex,” the boys head off to New Mexico’s Santa Fe Trail in search of relics left behind by Spanish explorers who were looking for El Dorado back in the 17th Century. They’re also searching for nectar in the mountains surrounding Glorieta Pass, where a brutal Civil War battle was fought. They should turn up some amazing Civil War artifacts and interesting “juice” from the mental hospitals which housed America’s scariest patients. Tune in to the “Diggers” TV show tonight: Wednesday, Aug. 28, starting at 9:00pm Eastern Time.

Sneak Preview of “Nectar Vortex” Episode

The Sante Fe Trail in New Mexico was one of the only routes settlers could travel going west centuries ago. Where there was heavy traffic, there is sure to be nectar (great artifacts.) That’s why KG and Ringy hit the trail with their favorite metal detecting equipment in hand. Spanish explorers were driven by the enduring tale of El Dorado, a city full of gold. They were willing to risk life and limb to find immense wealth. While in the neighborhood, KG and Ringy check out Glorieta Pass, known as the Gettysburg of the West—it was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War on the west coast. Glorieta Pass is also the old stomping grounds of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson. For detectorists who have heard about the missing treasure of millionaire Forrest Fenn, (reported to be worth over $3 million in jewels and gold) it’s no surprise that the Diggers get excited when they get a deep, intriguing signal. Did they unearth a fortune in jewels? Find out tonight!

Sneak Preview of “Hannibal Nectar” Episode

Do the Diggers want to be in straight-jackets? It seems crazy, but KG and Ringy are off to visit a lunatic asylum in “Hannibal Nectar.” First, they check out the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville with Production Archaeologist, Michael Durkin. This is where Tuberculosis patients were kept in isolation years ago before they found a cure. They’re hoping to avoid spirits from other dimensions as they dig up some interesting nectar. Next, they head to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV, which was one of the scariest places in America in the early 1900s. The first lobotomy was performed there in 1935. Rebecca Jordan, Director at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, tells KG and Ringy about a patient who suffered kleptomania, a disorder that makes people steal things for no reason. He would bury valuables on the grounds. KG and Ringy don’t need an invitation—they explore the crawlspace underneath the building after visiting an open area they call the Hannibal Nectar sector. Don’t miss this spine-tingling episode that airs tonight at 9:30 Eastern time!

KG and Ringy are Equipped with Metal Detectors Sold at MetalDetector.com

If you’re interested in learning about the metal detectors and accessories KG and Ringy use on the show, check out our detailed “Diggers” overview: New Season of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” Airs Early August. MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors, including the Garrett AT Pro and AT Gold, as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” If you missed any of the episodes this season, check out our Diggers TV show Episode Reviews.

 

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Nectar Vortex
Season: 2
Episode Number: 7
Original Air Date/Time: August 28, 2013 9:00PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 28, 2013

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Hannibal Nectar
Season: 2
Episode Number: 8
Original Air Date/Time: August 28, 2013 9:30PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 28, 2013

 

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“Diggers” New Episodes: “Kentucky Lucky” and “Pirate Island Gold”

Wednesday nights have gotten hotter this summer with National Geographic Channel’s new “Diggers” TV series episodes.

Here at MetalDetector.com, we’ve been tuning in to watch KG and Ringy investigate the former stomping grounds of America’s most infamous and dangerous outlaws. Tim Saylor and George Wyant (aka “Ringy” and “KG”) are two avid detectorists from Montana who are on the prowl for “sweet nectar” throughout the U.S. The Diggers are working with historians and archaeologists to uncover relics—they’re helping piece together important events in history. Join the hunt tonight: Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 8:00pm Eastern Time. “Kentucky Lucky” takes us to the Kentucky Horse Park’s alleged ‘Dueling Grounds’ as well as the home of a statesman whose front yard became a Civil War battleground. “Pirate Island Gold” is filmed on the coast of South Carolina with the Diggers hot on the trail for buried treasure left by pirates.

Sneak Preview of “Kentucky Lucky” Episode

Have you ever heard of a ‘dueling tree’? Kentucky horse country was home to alleged dueling grounds where people say men would defend their honor in deadly shootouts. KG and Ringy arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park in an attempt to find minie balls—bullets typically used in dueling battles. This could provide evidence to historians that these duels actually happened. Next, the diggers visit the home of Henry Clay in Ashland, Kentucky. At the Henry Clay Estate, legend has it that the Union fought off a Confederate attack. What’s ironic is that Henry Clay was a well-known statesman who tried to keep the peace before the Civil War. Eric Brooks, curator of the Ashland Museum is excited to have KG and Ringy on hand. Without clear evidence of the battle at the Henry Clay Estate, archaeologists are having trouble proving the battle happened. Can the Diggers lend a helping hand with their expertise and metal detecting equipment? Find out tonight!

Sneak Preview of “Pirate Island Gold” Episode

Blackbeard’s Treasure? Oh yeah…that’s sweet nectar! Only KG and Ringy have access to places that are rumored to contain stolen gold. When the Diggers jump on a boat to Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, they couldn’t be more eager to start digging. This is an island paradise which could prove to be the treasure hunt of a lifetime. Ringy scores an amazing find in a historic hotspot believed to have been the camp grounds for Union Troops during the Civil War. Then it’s KG who gets a slammin’ hit on his detector when he uncovers an old button from the 1700’s. Revolutionary War Flat Buttons were worn by soldiers to show their rank and side. In an area that was once crawling with pirates, the crew gets a hit that makes them believe they struck gold. Watch “Diggers—Pirate Island Gold” on the National Geographic Channel tonight at 8:30 pm Eastern Time to see if the Diggers caught up with a pirate’s bounty!

KG and Ringy are Equipped with Metal Detectors Sold at MetalDetector.com

If you’re interested in learning about the detectors and accessories KG and Ringy use on the show, check out our detailed “Diggers” overview: New Season of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” Airs Early August.

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” episode preview each Wednesday throughout the season here at MetalDetector.com.

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Kentucky Lucky
Season: 2
Episode Number: 5
Original Air Date/Time: August 21, 2013 8:00PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 21, 2013

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Pirate Island Gold
Season: 2
Episode Number: 6
Original Air Date/Time: August 21, 2013 8:30PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 21, 2013

 

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Tonight’s New “Diggers” Episodes: “Bonnie & Clyde” and “Bleeding Kansas”

Be sure to tune in to National Geographic Channel tonight for two new episodes of “Diggers!”

“Diggers” special summer season is keeping us on the edge of our seats as KG and Ringy dig in to the former stomping grounds of America’s most infamous and dangerous outlaws. Join the adventures of two avid detectorists—Tim Saylor and George Wyant (aka “Ringy” and “KG”) as they break out their favorite metal detecting equipment and hunt for some “sweet nectar” (treasure). Will KG and Ringy stumble upon relics that help piece together the puzzle from these storied events in history? Join the hunt tonight: Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8:00pm Eastern Time. “Bonnie & Clyde” takes us to an Iowa shootout locale and “Bleeding Kansas” is filmed on location at pre-Civil War battlegrounds.

Sneak Preview of “Bonnie & Clyde”

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were villainous American outlaws—robbing banks, stores and gas stations on a sensationalized crime spree that shocked the nation. They were portrayed as ruthless criminals, killing anyone who got in their way while travelling with a gang during the early 1930s. At the height of their crime spree, Bonnie & Clyde’s gang narrowly escaped a team of Missouri sheriffs during a night-time shoot-out. Sheriffs were no match for Clyde’s sharp-shooting as the gang fled from two brick cabins. Five days later, on July 24, 1933, a spectacular shootout occurred in Dexter, Iowa where the outlaws were hiding. Bonnie & Clyde were surrounded by a dozen police officers and almost one hundred town folks when the gunfire rang out. Bonnie & Clyde managed to escape again during this epic showdown!

KG and Ringy arrive on the scene in Dexter, Iowa with a historian to guide them through the day’s events. With so much gunfire and chaos, the Diggers are extremely hopeful that they will uncover some serious “juice” (ammunition, shell casings, guns or other memorabilia) from this legendary shoot-out. The country will never forget attractive, yet cold-blooded Bonnie & Clyde—and KG and Ringy have a chance to contribute historical value by finding relics from this terrifying crime spree.

Sneak Preview of “Bleeding Kansas”

They say that most wars actually began because of an argument between two leaders or a battle that became the tipping point. The Civil War was no exception. Kansas was a hotbed of controversy prior to the Civil War. The state had to decide whether it would be free or slave (popular sovereignty). This resulted in mass immigrations to Kansas from activists on both sides. Rumor had it that 30,000 Northerners descended on Kansas, and at the same time thousands of pro-slavery Southerners, (known as “Border Ruffians”) poured over the line to uphold the practice of slavery. The horrific battles that ensued later became coined as “Bleeding Kansas”—a precursor to the Civil War.

KG and Ringy arrive in Lawrence, Kansas—the site of a bloody battle that broke out in 1856. If they have their way, the Diggers will find the oldest Civil War relic there is: the bullet from the first shot fired in the battle before the Civil War. KG and Ringy’s first detecting spot is a landmark on the Underground Railroad—a river crossing used by the militia and escaping slaves. They also visit a blacksmith shop at an old farm in Kansas in hopes of scoring century’s old tools, horseshoes, or any other historical evidence. At the Blackjack Battlefield, KG and Ringy get their hands dirty searching for old bullets and gun fragments. Blackjack Battlefield was the first place where the North and South faced off over the issue of slavery. Did Ringy find the most important artifact in American history in Humboldt, Kansas? Watch “Diggers– Bleeding Kansas” on the National Geographic Channel tonight at 8:300pm Eastern Time to find out!

KG and Ringy are Equipped with Metal Detectors Sold at MetalDetector.com

If you’re interested in learning about the detectors and accessories KG and Ringy use on the show, check out our detailed “Diggers” overview: New Season of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” Airs Early August.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on the TV show “Diggers.” Just like this preview, get a “Diggers” episode preview each Wednesday throughout the season here at MetalDetector.com. And don’t forget to leave us your feedback: which relics from Bleeding Kansas or the Bonnie & Clyde shoot-out would you most like to find?

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Bonnie & Clyde
Season: 1
Episode Number: 23
Original Air Date/Time: August 14, 2013 8:00PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 14, 2013

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Bleeding Kansas
Season: 1
Episode Number: 24
Original Air Date/Time: August 14, 2013 8:30PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 14, 2013

“Diggers” Summer Season Premieres Tonight! Tune in for “Billy the Kid”

National Geographic Channel is featuring a special summer series of the TV show “Diggers.” The treasure hunting starts tonight: Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. Episode One takes us to Lincoln County, New Mexico, the turf of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid. KG and Ringy can’t wait to put their metal detecting equipment to work to score what they call “sweet nectar.” This could include bullets, revolvers or relics from Billy the Kid, his gang the “Regulators” or from Jimmy Dolan’s gang.

Sneak Preview of “Diggers” Billy the Kid Episode

He was just a kid when 17-year-old outlaw Billy the Kid killed his first enemy. William H. Bonney had a rough upbringing and began his descent into lawlessness when he moved to Lincoln, New Mexico working at a cheese factory and as a cattle guard. Diggers: Tim Saylor and George Wyant (aka “Ringy” and “KG”) arrive on the scene with Billy the Kid expert, historian Drew Gomber. They have exclusive access to the grounds where Billy the Kid scuffles and encounters took place. KG and Ringy search around the Lincoln County Courthouse, where Billy the Kid was held and tried. They visit a saloon where a patron said he would shoot and kill Billy the Kid if he ever saw him. Little did he know, he was talking to Billy the Kid—and Billy shot first!

The Diggers also land at the house of Billy the Kid’s arch nemesis, Jimmy Dolan. Jimmy Dolan became Billy the Kid’s enemy after ordering the killing of the Kid’s boss. At the Dolan house, they hunt for “juice” from the 1870’s and 1880’s. The Ellis Store could provide KG and Ringy with slammin’ hits as it was the site of several gang fights. Billy the Kid lived a short life, but he left a legend behind. KG and Ringy hope to dig up historical remnants from his past.

KG and Ringy are Equipped with Metal Detectors Sold at MetalDetector.com

If you’re interested in learning about the detectors and accessories KG and Ringy use on the show, check out our detailed “Diggers” overview: New Season of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” Airs Early August.

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.” Be sure to tune in to the National Geographic Channel tonight for Episode One of the “Diggers” summer series. Get a “Diggers” episode preview each Wednesday throughout the season here at MetalDetector.com.

Bonus: A new second Diggers episode entitled “Nuclear Nectar” will be shown following the “Billy the Kid” episode at 8:30PM ET.

 

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Billy the Kid
Season: 1
Episode Number: 21
Original Air Date/Time: August 7, 2013 8:00PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 7, 2013

TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Nuclear Nectar
Season: 1
Episode Number: 22
Original Air Date/Time: August 7, 2013 8:30PM ET
Reviewer: blog.metaldetector.com/
Review Date: August 7, 2013

New Season of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” Airs Early August

New Diggers TV Show Episodes – Go Big and Dig!

Fans of the National Geographic Channel’s series “Diggers” will be happy to hear that KG and Ringy are back in action for a new fun-filled season of metal detecting. The first episode of the upcoming new series airs on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. We will be tuned in for “Billy the Kid” WED AUG 7 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. “Diggers” chronicles the adventures of two avid detectorists from Montana, Tim Saylor and George Wyant (aka “Ringy” and “KG”). The pair hunt together for relics and other treasures in hot spots across the country; they are armed with high-tech metal detectors and detecting equipment. The number one question posed to us when the show first aired in January, which we will answer again in a moment, was which metal detectors are used on the TV show. In the last “Diggers” series, KG and Ringy can be seen searching for Civil War relics at campsites in Virginia, stolen gold in the mines of Nevada and battlefield relics dating back to 1863 in Pennsylvania.

Infamous Outlaws, Villainous Battlefields and an Atomic Bomb Set the Stage

This season gets good ‘n gritty as KG and Ringy hit the former stomping grounds of legendary American outlaws such as Bonnie & Clyde and Billy the Kid. In episode one, the boys go in hot pursuit of historical ‘nectar’ from Billy the Kid in New Mexico. According to legend, Billy the Kid killed 21 men between 1877 and 1881. KG and Ringy end up at the site of a battle between Billy the Kid and his rival gang. Episode two, called “Nuclear Nectar,” takes place in South Carolina at the site where the Air Force accidentally dropped an atomic bomb in 1958. The bomb contained 6,000 pounds of explosives, and the diggers are hoping to uncover some historical “juice” that may still lie in wait.

Everyone knows about Bonnie & Clyde’s notorious crime spree, but what about the chance to get their hot little hands on the site of a shootout? Well, KG and Ringy are eager to put their metal detecting equipment to the test. A historian guides them to places where bullets from Bonnie & Clyde’s own weapons may be found. In another episode, “Bleeding Kansas,” the boys attempt to uncover some of the most sought-after relics. Pre-Civil War violence occurred in Kansas when the state had to decide whether it would be free or slave (popular sovereignty). Violent battles occurred when southerners crossed the border to advocate for slavery. In 1856, a bloody battle broke out in Lawrence, Kansas. This is the site where KG and Ringy land in search of ammunition, weapons and other pre- Civil War nectar.

Nat Geo Producers Meet with Society for Historical Archaeology to Make Show Authentic

The Society for Historical Archaeology has been particularly interested in the show “Diggers,” since historical finds are the crux of the series. The archaeological community was concerned with ethical principles when the show first aired, so they actually met with the National Geographic Channel to discuss how they could make their show more acceptable to archaeologists. The producers explained the challenges National Geographic Society (NGS) faces in the competitive world of commercial television, but also voiced their interest in seeking advice from the archaeological community. What culminated is that NGC hired a staff archaeologist, Kate Culpepper, who partners with the boys to record what they find and where it was found. It is also important to note that the artifacts are not sold for profit. Professional archaeologists say they are pleased with the new “Diggers” series and add that the shows are genuinely more entertaining.

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by the “Diggers” KG and Ringy

We can expect to see KG and Ringy digging for sweet nectar in this season’s bad guys and battles themed episodes with their trusty Garrett detectors. Both of the diggers are fond of the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector, an all-terrain unit which is designed for both land and water. This higher-tech yet affordable model will serve KG and Ringy well when targeting relics and old coins as the display screen shows what the item is before digging. They always make targeting valuables look easy, but that’s because they’re equipped with the Garrett Pro Pointer which speeds up recovery time. So as not to damage their finds, the diggers are seen retrieving all of their targets with 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.”

Be sure to tune in to the National Geographic Channel on Wed., August 7, 2013 for episode one of “Diggers” summer series. You can view the upcoming episode guide at the National Geographic website. They will be adding new episodes and episode overviews as the season continues. Contact us to give us your two Indian head cents on what you think of this new “Diggers” series or if you would like help selecting the best metal detecting equipment for your needs!

 

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Diggers: A New Metal Detecting Show on National Geographic You Should Be Watching

MetalDetector.com shares information on National Geographics Diggers television Show

National Geographic's new show Diggers is a must watch for those who love metal detecting as it provides an inside look into how the pros do it.

Today we’re excited to share a fun new show with you that we’ve all been enjoying on the National Geographic Channel called Diggers. The show is about two guys based in Montana, Tim Saylor and George Wyant (AKA Ringy and The King), who love metal detecting. They head out into all kinds of different terrain all around the country and film their adventures. They’re fun to watch because you can tell that they truly enjoy the hobby. They’re both knowledgeable about metal detecting as well as history so they are able to create a solid mix of entertaining and informative content too. Plus, when one of them actually finds something; let’s just say they’re not low key about it!

Some hobbyists and pro metal detectorists comment that Nat Geo’s Diggers is overly dramatic and the actors use slang that is not representative of the hobby. Nonetheless, we find it to be entertaining as it unveils the hobby of metal detecting to the public. Perhaps it will inspire newbies to test their hand at this amazing hobby.

Metal Detectors Used on Diggers TV Show

Watching Diggers is also neat because we get to see all kinds of cool, high tech metal detectors and detecting equipment in action. You can watch them search with their Garrett AT Series metal detectors and even hear the signals as they would through their headphones. There are two Garrett detectors in the AT Series. The Garrett AT Pro used more for coins, relics and jewelry and the Garrett AT Gold for gold nuggets. Watch as they pinpoint their targets with the Garrett Pro Pointer, and dig everything up with their Lesche Digging Tools. These are some of the best metal detectors out there, products we’ve sold for a long time, and, unless you were using them yourself, seeing them out in the field like this used to be rare. Ringy and The King are changing all that though with Diggers the television show.

Diggers not only provides metal detectorists with the honor of finally having a show that celebrates our hobby though, it’s also turned a lot of folks onto the spectacular world of metal detecting that didn’t know about it before. Tim Saylor and George Wyant explain the basics as they go through a show, yet, they have a way of talking about what they’re doing that doesn’t distract from the fun of the program for more experienced metal detectorists either.

And then there’s the sites they get to explore. Whether you’re a metal detector yourself or not you can’t help but think it’s cool when they verify a former Buffalo Soldier camp by finding soldier’s buttons and coins from that time, or when they get to search the site of an old hotel locating jewelry, antique bottles, rare coins, and more.

They don’t always keep the treasures they find from sites like these. When they searched the hotel site for example, they were assisting the property owners and a local historian who were starting a museum about the famous property and were given access to the site on the condition everything they found went to the museum. But, Ringy and The King didn’t get into metal detecting for the money (they say they actually end up spending money each time they go out!). They’re in it for the thrill of the hunt. So, they say, whether they come away with a treasure jackpot or not they’re always having a good time because they’re out metal detecting.

In addition to Tim Saylor and George Wyant Diggers also employs an Archaeologist, Kate Culpepper, to authenticate the finds and add additional historical information to the show. She ensures all the metal detecting is done in an ethical way and that it respects the historical integrity of each site they visit as well as the artifacts the guys find. If you are new to metal detecting, we ask that you read the “Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunter’s Code of Ethics“.

So, if you’re a metal detectorist, have one in your life, or are just looking for some good TV, you won’t want to miss Diggers on the National Geographic Channel and at NationalGeographic.com. It’s authentic metal detecting with awesome equipment on a show that’s just simply fun to watch!

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