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
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.