Clive James Clynick is a Treasure Hunter and Author of 14 books. The listeners of LTMDTH contacted Clive and asked him to come on. I have 5 or 6 of Clive’s books and the concepts I learned helped me find my first ring and my first gold ring. In this episode, Clive tells us about his background and how he became interested in Metal Detecting, and started to find more gold and silver when he started water hunting.
Clive teaches treasure hunters where to search, how to search shorelines, how gold is lost, and where it eventually settles. He talks about developing the skills of observation, how he developed his body of knowledge through Mentors, like Terry Canton, who has found over 5000 gold items, and Jim Pugh of Biloxi Miss, manufacturer of Anchor Electronics Barracuda. Clive recommends acting like a sponge and gathering all the information you can.
Clives book Site-Reading for Gold and Silver is the only book of its kind in the world. It talks about the concepts of sand movement in relation to gold classification. He talks about the basic physics of where things come to rest in the dynamic enviroment of the shoreline. Learning the concept of classification of objects by their weight and density is key to finding gold and silver.
Clive talks about his dream detector project, the Minelab CTX 3030, Sovereign and Excaliber. OldeBeechnut, Joe Priest is putting together Clives Dream Detector a custom detector. It is made with a sword version of the Excalibur, 15′ Coil Tec Coil, and Skullies Headphones by Joe Priest. Pete Anderson is making an Aussie Wand for Clive’s dream detector.
Clive also talks about what is the best size coil for a metal detector, and the advantages and disadvantages of large and small metal detecting coils, and recommends detectors for hunting the 1715 Fleet Beaches on the Treasure Coast.
We talk about Tony Dania with a background in music and audio engineering Tony released ‘Basic Ear Training for Excalibur’. Clive recommends you practice with your detector trying to guess what the signal is before you dig it, as it is a key skill, and that observation is critical to increasing your finds. He also describes the gear needed to stay in the field metal detecting all day. Clive uses mostly pulse induction metal detectors.
Clive’s website is clivesgoldpage.com