A relatively unknown activity, Geo Detecting is an emerging pastime that combines the fun of geocaching with the thrill of metal detection. Suitable for people of all ages, geo detecting can be done on a family outing or as a destination for a solitary hike. Grab a handheld GPS, look up the coordinates of a site nearby and be on your way.
While geo detecting is sometimes staged with buried treasure specifically left at a location, you will often find other metal artifacts from days gone by. Some recents finds include metal buttons from military outfits and remnants from train workers. Seeing these peices of history makes those stories from the school textbooks come alive.
The Geo Detecting Treasure website displays club information, blogs about geo detecting, raffles - where users can rack up points to win prizes and much more. They are looking for volunteers to set up a wider area of geo detection sites using their coveted Copper and Nickel Bullion Medallions.
Check out the Geo Detecting Treasure Facebook page to see who else is searching for the same booty as you. Browse their Youtube channel to see what others have uncovered. Follow them on Twitter to catch the latest amazing find.