Give Kids a Holiday Gift That Keeps On Giving With A Metal Detector

The modern and easy to use Bounty Hunter Gold Metal Detector

The modern and easy to use Bounty Hunter Gold Metal Detector – a great choice for kids.

Giving children a gift that keeps on giving is often something we strive for during the Holidays, but rarely do gifts for kids actually end up meeting this lofty goal. Metal Detectors for kids are different though. When you give your son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew or other lucky child a metal detector this Holiday season, you’ll be giving them a gift that will give back for many years to come in a variety of ways.

Introducing children to metal detecting through your Holiday gift can give them:

  • A chance to learn about history, geology, ecology, and much more.
  • Opportunities for exercise and fresh air.
  • A way to meet new people by joining metal detecting clubs and engaging with the community while out metal detecting.

Of course your Holiday gift also has the potential to give back by leading them toward valuable treasures as well. While there are many more “trash targets” dug up by metal detectorists than treasures, the potential exists to find something valuable with every outing. This alone is exciting for children and reason enough they’ll like your Holiday gift.  The other benefits of metal detectors for kids are just icing on the cake – or Holiday cookie.

To get you started here are 7 of our recommendations for the best metal detectors for kids.

Giving a gift that can give so much to its recipient isn’t always this easy. But it can be this year when you give the children on your Holiday shopping list a metal detector. Take a 2 or 3 minute read of our buying guide article (with video) entitled Selecting the Best Metal Detectors for Kids and Children.

National Geographic’s Diggers Season 4 Premiers on Monday July 20, 2015

Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com shares details on National Geographics Diggers Show

The Diggers TV show allows viewers to see what it is like to search for buried relics and treasures with a metal detector and the history that goes along with it.

TV reality show Diggers on the National Geographic Channel is striking a chord with both metal detector hobbyists and interested onlookers alike. The show aired for the first time in February 2012, and MetalDetector.com has learned that the fourth season of Diggers will premier with two new episodes on Monday July 20, 2015. Viewers get to follow two metal detectorists across the U.S. who use familiar metal detectors and equipment to unearth buried coins, tokens, relics and other artifacts. The show’s two metal detecting enthusiasts, “King George” (George Wyant) and “The Ringmaster” (Tim Saylor) call themselves ‘metal detectives’ and are just as animated about the hunt as their finds. Diggers opening scene states that “history sits just under our feet,” which could be the mantra for the growing hobby of metal detecting. With millions of lost coins and endless valuables buried beneath the earth, it’s no wonder that this exciting pastime is spreading like wildfire.

Get a “Diggers” Season 4 episode preview each week throughout the season here on our MetalDetector.com blog. … “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” and “Madison’s Montpelier”, … will be shown on Monday July 20, 2015.

George and Tim’s nicknames were shortened for the show to “KG” and “Ringy.” The pair is as eager as kids in a candy store as they set out to find what they call ‘nectar’ and ‘juice’ at various historical hot spots across the country. Along with historians and the local land owners, KG and Ringy have 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 Gettysburg, PA—just to name a few. As soon as their feet touch ground, viewers will see KG and Ringy totally geared up for metal detecting. They immediately get to work equipped with metal detectors such as the Garrett AT Pro and Garrett AT Gold which you can review for yourself in our Garrett AT Pro & AT Gold comparison article. They also use headphones to make sure they hear all signals their detectors emit and digging tools such as the Lesche Digging Tool and the Garrett Edge Digger.

Past Season Episodes – Gettysburg Battlefield: Finding Artifacts & Lincoln Pennies

In a past season episode when Ringy and KG travel to the land of Gettysburg, they are hunting for artifacts that date back to 1863. At the Tate Farm, Ringy found half of a horseshoe and a Minie` ball (Civil War bullet) with his Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector.

Also at the Tate Farm, KG got a ‘slammin’ hit’—heard crystal clear with headphones similar to our DepthMaster Audiophone II Metal Detector Headphones. It turned out to be a flat button from a Civil War soldier’s coat. KG makes easy work of target recovery with a pinpointing probe. His probe of choice? Garrett’s Pro-Pointer Pinpointing Metal Detector. This unit, and the new waterproof Pro-Pointer AT, features easy one-button operation that alerts you to the target with both vibrations and audio. The pinpointer helped him isolate a Lincoln penny and a King George colonial coin with ease.

Diggers Season 4 Weekly Episode Guides – Get the Facts

Get a “Diggers” Season 4 episode preview each week throughout the season here on our MetalDetector.com blog. In fact, you will want to check back here soon as we will have the scoop on the two new Diggers episodes, “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” and “Madison’s Montpelier”, that will be shown on Monday July 20, 2015. Until then, stay cool as the summer heats up along with the hot new Diggers TV season. As always, feel free to contact us with selection help on any of the metal detectors or accessories you have questions on.

Kids are Sure to Appreciate a Metal Detector this Summer

Metal detecting is a hobby the entire family can enjoy. Metal detectors for kids make the perfect gift idea for children of all ages.

Metal detecting is a hobby the entire family can enjoy. Metal detectors for kids make the perfect gift idea for children of all ages.

Shopping for Children this Summer?  

It can be hard to find gifts for kids that are exciting and educational. That’s where metal detectors come in. When you give a child a metal detector, you not only give them that machine, you also offer them a route into a potentially life long hobby that’s filled with education, fun, treasure, and so much more.

When Can a Child Begin Metal Detecting?

By about 6 or 7 years old children can manage their own metal detector and nearly all of them that try it have a fantastic time. Younger children interested in metal detecting can also participate. There are pinpointers they can use as well as shovels, sandscoops and other types of metal detecting tools like these smaller children can use to help their sibling or parent while metal detecting.

Which is the Best Metal Detector to Give a Child?

For many, the toy store would be the obvious place to begin your search for a children’s metal detector. However, a machine that is a toy first and a metal detector second will not yield real results for your little treasure hunter; and she or he will almost certainly become frustrated and quickly lose interest in metal detecting.

Instead, the best metal detector to give a child is a real machine that has an adjustable handle and that’s lightweight. This way, the metal detector can grow with your child and, it’s easy to maneuver. From there you’ll want to look at the feature set and be sure the metal detector isn’t overly complicated to use. That said, you’ll want the machine to be able to offer the child learning opportunities as well so it shouldn’t be too easy to use either. For some recommendations on the best metal detectors for kids as well as specific features to look for and more, see our buyers guide article “Best Kids Metal Detectors”.

What Are the Benefits of Metal Detecting for Kids?

There are a variety of reasons kids of any age will thoroughly enjoy receiving a metal detector this Summer including:

  • Metal detectors help you explore your surroundings.

  • They teach you about history, geology, electronics, and the environment.

  • When you go metal detecting you spend the entire time outside.

  • You also spend the entire time exercising.

Oh, and don’t forget the opportunity metal detectors give kids to find valuable treasure! Although most metal detectorists will tell you they’re not in it for the money, the opportunity to find a piece of gold, antique jewelry, precious stones, coins, or other treasure is always present. What child wouldn’t love a gift that offered this level of fun and excitement?

When you give a child a metal detector, you’ll get to give them a gift that will keep giving back to them for many years to come. Not only do they get to benefit from all the educational opportunities, and health benefits that come with every use of your gift, each time they find a special treasure, they’ll think of you. So give the special child(ren) in your life a metal detector this Summer and watch them light up with excitement you can feel good about.

Related Article: Start Your Teenage Kids in the Hobby of Metal Detecting

How Metal Detecting Can Teach Us About History

History is all around us.  Books, architecture, music, and more abound reminding us of the times when they were first created.  But, we miss a great deal as well because so many historical items remain buried underground.  One of the ways these as yet unfound antiques and historical pieces can be enjoyed again is through metal detecting.

Using a metal detector, kids, adults, and seniors alike can all feel the thrill of unearthing a bit of history that would otherwise have been forever lost.  Not only that, these special artifacts help give us a glimpse into days gone by.  The types of objects used at that time, the materials required to make them, how that differs from today, and more is all right there, literally, in your hands.  No history book can compare to that type of experience!

Metal Detectors and Relics

The best metal detector for finding these still buried antiques and relics of “yesteryear” is a low frequency metal detector.  This means the machine is able to detect metals with a lower conductivity like brass, iron, and steel; the same types of metals widely used throughout history.

You’ll also want a relic hunting metal detector with a manual ground balance control.  Having a precise, manual ground balance control will allow you to easily fine tune the machine to whatever type of ground conditions exist so you’ll be able to detect even the smallest button or antique coin without the interference of the chatter created by soils with heavy mineralization.

A pinpointer is also important when looking for antique relics.  These types of targets range in size so much, and are often so valuable it’s wise to have a pinpointer along with you when metal detecting.  You can find metal detectors with built in pinpointers, or, you can purchase a separate pinpointer to have along with you.  Either way, a pinpointer will help you focus right in on your target reducing digging time, and, more importantly, keeping your treasures safe from a misplaced shovel or digging tool.

In addition, be sure to consider who will be metal detecting with you.  It’s an excellent hobby for the whole family, but, to make it easy for everyone to use the machine, you’ll want to consider a lighter weight model, as well as one with an adjustable handle.  Depending on your location a waterproof metal detector may also be important to allow you to search in places like creek beds and beaches.

Care and Preservation of Relics

Once you’ve found an antique historical artifact, be sure to clean it up very gently with warm water and maybe a soft toothbrush.  With proper care and preservation, relics found with a metal detector can be enjoyed by future generations. Or, for your best bet, take your treasure to a professional so this unique piece of previously lost history can look it’s very best for it’s second act.  Then, do your research and you’re sure to learn a great deal about the past through this precious treasure you’ve just found today.

Kids Holiday Gift Surprise: A Metal Detector!

They Won’t Believe their Eyes!

My fifth grader is studying about India and China in the 16th Century—learning about once powerful emperors and how commercial trade began. He isn’t thrilled to write school reports about the subject, but we were both interested to learn that new discoveries have been found along the Silk Road. Treasure hunters are the source of new-found artifacts that now put different trading posts and settlers in the history books. This has awakened my son’s curiosity about archeology and how history is documented. And I’m excited that he wants to learn!

A Learning Tool and Adventure All Wrapped up in One

To fuel his interest in social studies and world history, he will be getting a metal detector for Christmas this year. Of course, it’s a surprise… he doesn’t know it will be his big gift. A metal detector is a “gadget” that kids love to learn to operate, but from a parent’s perspective—it’s a learning tool! Each time my son uncovers an item with his detector, he will carefully examine it and speculate where it came from. This is the hand’s-on aspect that teachers are encouraging more and more. I’m not even going to mention the part about finding money, because I don’t want that to be his main focus. But I’m sure we’ll be visiting a “Coinstar” machine in no time. We will likely start him with the Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 because this model is easy to use and adjustable for kids; also a great price for the value! If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for your child, pre-teen or teenager, this kids guide lists suggested models: Best Kids Metal Detectors.

“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.

“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.

We have big news for fans of the Diggers TV show! MetalDetector.com has just confirmed with the National Geographic Channel, that a new season of the Diggers TV show is currently being filmed.” – Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com

“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