Our very first post

Welcome to the very first Digging for Good blog post. Over the past couple of years, my family and friends began to share my life-long love for metal detecting. We all enjoy being outside… hiking, playing baseball, soccer and hockey, or going fishing. That love for being outdoors, combined with our passion for history and the desire to give back to our community has become Digging for Good.

The crew admiring the day’s spoils.

The premise is simple… If you allow us to metal detect your property (that’s the being outside part), we will donate $75 to a charity on your behalf (that’s the giving back to the community part), and anything we find is yours to keep (that’s the passion for history part of Digging for Good).

We are NOT a charity and will never take a single penny from anyone for any reason. The charities we donate to are local, with one important exception in order to help the citizens of Ukraine impacted by the Russian Invasion. Before we come to dig, we will make a donation on your behalf and bring you a receipt.

A typical dig will last anywhere from 2-5 hours depending on what we find and the size of the area we are detecting. We usually bring 2-4 adults and 2-10 children… it’s quite an experience! How we approach digging depends on the property and where you want us to dig, but our goal is to make it appear as if we were never there. You may see a little dirt here or there but there will be no holes left when we leave. We will take pictures of the interesting finds before we leave, and we will take video for our YouTube channel while detecting. Rest assured we will not have any video or photos that would reveal your property or your identity unless you want to be a part of it.

We love to detect colonial farm fields and houses. Our goal is to find more than just old coins (Andrew and I do love the old silver though!). We aim to find relics of our Town’s history and maybe even items tied to the people who lived at your home long ago. Alexandre and Curt love to find anything related to the military, while Zack loves targets that are deep in the ground. Villette hopes to find some sort of jewelry and Nicole loves anything we deem an FOI (find of interest). She is also our best identifier of unknown objects.

Who knows what lies just below the surface of your property? Reach out and join us and we will find out together.

Rob from Digging for Good

Rob debuting his find dance.
When the ground is too frozen to dig.
Villette’s awesome mudlarking find.

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