My name is Treasure Noir.
I am 27 and a treasure hunter from New England.
To begin, I have actually owned a metal detector and been treasure hunting since 2005. It was at that time that I bought a metal detector from Radio Shack (and returned it the same weekend because I thought it was terrible) and then went and bought a Garrett Ace 250, which I still swing today. At that time, I got into treasure hunting for a few months, and enjoyed it. The best find I had at that time was a 1936 Wheat Penny, but no silver. However, like many of my hobbies over the years, I got into it for a few months, and then it went to the wayside. Unfortunately, a few months after I bought it, my father died of terminal lung cancer, and treasure hunting was the last thing on my mind for a long time. Miss you, Dad.
However, fast forward to 2010, and I've regained my enjoyment for treasure hunting tenfold. My love for treasure hunting comes from my love of all things old, which I have had since I was a child. I love history, and for that matter, history in an urban setting (I live in a major city). The name Treasure Noir even originates from my love of film noir, and the dark urban setting. That's right; gumshoes, old mystery movies, and that anonymous back alley street at 3am. I love it.
I now have started this blog (and a Twitter account, @treasurenoir), to blog about treasure hunting, metal detecting, and all related topics. I have been searching websites, blogs, chat rooms, and looking for any and all literature on treasure hunting. Frankly, the amount of information is both overwhelming and wonderful at the same time. I am truthfully grateful for YouTube, which has provided me with a plethora of metal detecting/treasure hunting videos and tips. For me, the excitement of treasure hunting comes from unearthing something that, if it weren't for me (or another treasure hunter) would remain in the earth forever. Forgotten. This includes metal (coins, jewelry, relics), and even bottles. Although I don't actively do any bottle digging, I do love finding them and save them when I do.
Since I restarted a few weeks ago, I have hunted the yard of my new house, and found a 1890's Indian Head Penny. This, however, has been my best find. I have been finding mostly new clad money, and as well a lot of junk. I have a lot of old, rusty nails in my yard, and the Garrett, though a good detector, has ID'd some of them as silver. Much to my dismay, I dig and find a rusty, bent nail. I know, though, that that scenario can happen with any detector, so I don't feel so bad. I am actively in the market for a new detector, something that I will discuss in a later post.
So, this is me, in a nutshell. I invite any and all to comment, introduce yourselves, and even leaves comments on how you started detecting, your best finds, and what you love about metal detecting and treasure hunting. I hope people worldwide will comment.
Until next time, this is Treasure Noir. Welcome!