metal detecting treasure hunting guide to Long Island NY
Long Island NY Metal Detecting Guide
 
The Treasurers Unlimited guide to Long Island NY's metal detecting sites, complete with driving directions.
 
 

  Treasure Hunting - Metal Detecting Showcase

 
spanish silver coins, treasure found while metal detectingMike McMeekin recovered these silver coins on Gilgo Beach after a winter storm. Coin on Left is 1779 1 Reale minted in Mexico. Coin on Right is 1688 Pc of eight 1 Reale minted in Lima Peru.
 
 
 
Double heart gold ring and 24 K Gold chain found at Jones Beach by Mike McMeekin. According to Mike Jones Beach is best worked at low tide and after a strong North East storm.
 
 
 
gold rings. treasure found while metal detectingMike McMeekin recovered these five Black Onyx rings while working an old hotel site in Patchogue. The rings were found in a relatively small area over the period of three hours.
 
 
 
       

Brass buttons recovered while metal detecting farm land (with permission). Left: 39th regiment war of 1812, Middle: Massachusetts volunteers war of 1812. Right Boston brigade.

 
 
 
cannon ball. treasure found while metal detectingThis small cannon ball was recovered while hunting on private property in Farmingdale, NY.
 
 
 
 
One of my favorite artifacts in Mike McMeekin's collection is this lead musket ball. The ball is flattened. Not by impact with a solid object but rather from the teeth of a soldier. This poor guy must have been in some serious pain to byte that hard.
 
 
 
 
My friend Mike McMeekin found this coin on a beach in NJ. Coin is in excellent condition especially considering be submerged in a salt water environment. We had been hunting the beach after a winter storm. This coin was found high and dry in the sand. Mike actually spotted it before his metal detector had a chance to sound off. We think this and other coins recovered in the area came from the wreck of the Live Oak.  Check out other area Treasure Wrecks
 
 
Capt. Ed Slater recovered this Congress button while metal detecting a farm field in eastern Long Island.
 
 
shipwreck coinCapt. Ed Slater recovered this 1797 coin while diving the wreck of the Oregon (sunk 1886).
 
 
edlys percussion cap. treasure found while metal detectingEdlys brass percussion cap. Recovered on 2/28/09 by Dan Berg while metal detecting in about 10 feet of water. Ring in upper right was found on the same day but different location.
 
 
 
gold ring. treasure found while metal detectingRecovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
Recovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
Recovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
Recovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
gold snake ring. treasure found while metal detectingRecovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
Recovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
Recovered by Treasure Hunter Mike McMeekin.
 
 
 
 
 
 
mike mcmeekin with fork recovered from the black warrior shipwreck.Mike McMeekin is one of Long Island's most distinguished wreck divers and treasure hunters. Mike is an avid scuba diver and has combined is love of history and the ocean with a passion for recovering gold. He is well know for his museum quality collection of prehistoric shark teeth and fossils (all recovered while diving South Carolina's snake and alligator infested rivers).  Mike is equally know as a Treasure Hunter. He metal detects while combing local beaches, parks, farms and anywhere else that is permissible. Mike was featured on the front cover of Newsday, within this authors  Wreck Valley and Long Island Shore Divers books, as well as in many prominent treasure hunting magazines. Last count he had recovered well over 700 gold rings in his collection and now weighs his silver by the pound. His knowledge of coins, buttons and other artifacts is legendary and it is my belief that he is the best shallow water hunter in the North East, Along with his friend and fellow treasure hunter Fred Krupowicz they started and have run Treasures Unlimited since 1992. The shop is now the number one Whites Electronics dealerships in the USA. Anyone that wants to learn the tricks of the trade from a true master can shop by either Treasures Unlimited location for a free demonstration. Mike now runs the Nassau shop in Bellmore. Fred continues to run the distributorship in Patchogue.


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Suggested Reading -Treasure and Metal Detecting Books

 
 

 

 

 

 
Beach and Water
Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors

A complete how to guide to discovering lost jewelry and coins from the sand and water. Includes sections on dry beach detecting, shallow surf, wading, scuba detecting and shipwreck diving.

only $9.95
6.5 MB instant download, printable  PDF file

Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors is a 70 page downloadable, printable PDF booklet. The text is packed with information and hundreds of color images.

Ever go to the beach and watch a guy strolling down the waters edge metal detector in hand. That guy is not just searching for pocket change. He is looking for and most likely finding treasure. For the purpose of this text we will focus on Beach and Water Hunting. Learn why Metal detecting can be enjoyed as a hobby by those of all ages. Its one of the only activities that can quickly pay for itself while providing the hobbyist with outdoor fun, adventure and exercise. This text defines water and beach detecting into five distinct forms of treasure hunting. Please be aware that many of these types of detecting overlap. For example a beach hunter with a water proof detector will often venture into the shallow surf in search of gold rings and a scuba diver could certainly use his same detector on the dry beach. This text teaches the basics as well as tricks of the trade learned form years of detecting. These techniques make it easy and will greatly increase your productivity. Anyone can discover lost gold and this book will show you how.

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Suffolk County
Treasures Unlimited Metal Detectors
240 Route 112
Patchoque,NY
631 447-6910
www.treasuresunlimited-ny.com
 

 

Nassau County
Treasures Unlimited Metal Detectors                     Mike McMeekin Bio
2811 B Merrick Rd
Bellmore, NY
516 785-1618
www.treasuresunlimited-ny.com


For over 15 years, Treasures Unlimited has been introducing enthusiasts into this exciting hobby of metal detecting, as well as meeting the needs of the experienced treasure hunter.  In fact, we're the "gold standard" of service to the treasure hunter! If you're new to the hobby, come on in, have some coffee, and sit through a no-obligation demonstration.  You'll learn how the metal detectors operate, the differences between models, and where we use them.  If you're an experienced treasure hunter, bring your latest finds.  We have pennyweight scales, gold and diamond testers, and coin books for your use.  We stock a complete line of metal detectors for beach, land, water detecting, and for commercial uses as well.  At Treasures Unlimited, "We take the guesswork out of selecting a metal detector while making new friends." Why not call or stop by?  The coffee's always on, and we love to talk about treasure hunting! All major credit cards accepted.  Layaways and gift certificates available.

 
 
 
   
 

 

 
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