At the age of 22, Dirt Digler first started metal detecting!. After many years of gold prospecting with traditional methods like sluices and dredges, He was introduced to detecting for gold nuggets from a prospecting friend. He found a small 0.6 gram nugget in his first hour of detecting and was hooked! Soon Dirt Digler purchased his first coin and relic machine...a White's XL Pro 6000 (I actually remember that detector.... Great metal detector for its time). Digler had the opportunity to detect a 19th century home owned by a family friend and discovered his first Mercury Dime. Detecting quickly became his #1 passion with no close second!
Like most beginners, consistent success was elusive at best. He got skunked far more often than he made finds! But, Digler stuck with it and consistently improved! Over time Digler's "hobby" has led to more commercial and professional opportunities. He now writes for various mining and metal detecting publications. He also trains new detectorists in both gold and coin/relic hunting. Along with Brandon "Dr. Tones" Niece, he co-owns and operates the "Dirt Fishin America" channel on Youtube. Dirt Digler has had the chance to travel across the United States (and soon world) doing what he loves.... Treasure Hunting.
In 2015 he appeared as a recurring cast member on the History Channel series "Legend of the Superstition Mountains". Check out the link here... http://www.history.com/shows/legend-of-the-superstition-mountains
Why Dirt Digler Loves This Hobby: The outdoors have always been his spiritual "cathedral". Detecting allows him to escape the frantic pace of life and explore the most remote parts of our country. Digler gets to make new friends and stay close to old ones. It provides an opportunity to spend quality time with his family. Last but not least, it provides an intimate way for Digler to connect with history and those who came before us. Detectorists uncover history!
Dirt Digler's Current Favorite Detector: Minelab CTX 3030 (Coin & Relic), Minelab GP 5000 (Big Gold), Fisher Gold Bug 2 (sub-gram shallow gold)
Dirt Digler's 5 Favorite Finds: Check Out The Pics Below!
• 1888 $5 Gold Coin (Half Eagle)
• 1.38 Troy Oz Nugget
• 1823+ Gram Meteorite (H4 Chondrite)
• 13+ ounce nugget patch with my detecting partner
• 1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
Eric Magnuson aka Dirt Digler is a friend of Treasure Mountain Detectors and an overall great guy! Check his Face Book page out here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008240433643&fref=ts . Also .... Don't forget to check him out as part of the Dirt Fishin America Crew with the Famous Dr. Tones! https://www.youtube.com/user/DrTones24k . Remember for all of your Treasure Hunting Equipment check out http://treasuremtndetectors.com/ or Contact Master Treasure Hunter Ed Huffman for the best deals!