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Diggers Dictionary

A Glossary of Terms

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Digging duo "Ringmaster" and "King George" speak an entirely unique language of their own. Here's a guide to their most colorful and commonly used terms and phrases, in an effort to help you understand what the heck they are talking about.

CIV
any artifacts related to the Civil War

COLOGNE
any artifact related to colonial times

H.O.I (pr. HOY)
hunks of iron

JUICE POCKET
a concentration of cool artifacts

JUICE
anything cool extracted from the earth

NECTAR SECTOR
an area with a high concentration of artifacts

NECTAR

anything cool extracted from the earth

REV

any artifact related to the Revolutionary War

ROUNDNESS
any circular or curved artifact

SPILL
an area where someone has dropped multiple artifacts

SILV
an artifact made out of silver

STER
any artifact made of sterling silver

RICHARD
A gear, as in Richard Gere

16 comments
Bri Tomczak
Bri Tomczak

I'm a beginner at Metal Detecting....been getting tons of "Roundness" in holes. I came up with 2 words of my own you may like. #1 : "Cashed Out"  = Been over and over the same land mass were there is nothing left to detect.  #2: "Hot Spot" = A certain area that You find more then 3 to 5 coins in X amount of feet. Continue to work that area and More "Roundness" get's found. Hope you like them.

Joe Howe
Joe Howe

What detectors do they use???  please someone!!!!!!!


Paul Conrad
Paul Conrad

This show is awesome. I'm hooked on it. Love the lingo. I used to use nectar back inthe day. You guys are "out-lingoing" and "out-hipping" Mike Wolfe on American Pickers. Me and my son try to come up with lingo when we are watching. Like if you have to dig real deep to get something it's a "China piece"

Robert Masters
Robert Masters

Newbe here, I was wondering if they answer these comments. I own a Whites, Torso & Bounty Hunter & wondered what they used

Scott Clark
Scott Clark

If you want to see a jargon dictionary containing language that actual detectorists use regularly, I have one here. http://www.detecting.us/jargon ... There are a few "Diggers" terms in there too! I love suggestions. 

natalie franco
natalie franco

OMG i love this show, i'm in college and all my friends and i watch diggers, we like use their slang for everything now. SWEET NECTAR(aka when we see a hot guy)! this show is a drinking games gold mine! KG and Ringy are kinda hot too! 

Rendevous Kitchen
Rendevous Kitchen

I haven't detected since I was in middle school.  My new detector arrives tomorrow!  I think the boys use Garrett detectors.  They range from about $175 into the thous.  I amazoned a Bounty Hunter Discovery 1100 for $100.  Some will say its a POS, but it's all in what you can afford.  I wanted tone discrimination and something that could hit coins down to about 4 inches.  Tesoro makes a cool one that's around $175 that's supposed to be awesome.  Kelly Co. has some great deals if you can go above $200.  We just bought some land and have septic and well to pay, so I wanted something I could find stuff with, but not feel guilty about.

My wife and I love this show too!  There's many a tool online that dis' them, but I think they're awesome!  They bring history, skill, research, humor, goofiness, and coolness to the task!

This weekend I'll be looking for civ, silv, and roundess in the hole, babies!  :)

Patti Petersen
Patti Petersen

What sort of metal detectors do they actually use?

Jamison Murphy
Jamison Murphy

This show rocks...I've been detecting since 1981.... I love it, the terms they make up, their excitement and all the jumping around make it fun!!  I've watched various videos on detecting and most put you to sleep...this show is refreshing!!!

 Two suggestions....have a quick segment on a metal detecting tip each show...or take write in questions.....

Also if you guys switch to Fisher F75's you'll get some deeper finds... LOL :)

Cheers Jamison

Emma Pickering
Emma Pickering

I love this show! Can't wait for upcoming episodes! I think if I found an old artifact I would react the same way!

niel burrelli
niel burrelli

I like the show, but I agree to much over reactions that border on immature. Some reaction should be indicative of the level of a find though, but toned down some from its present level. I would like to hear more on histories and even on metal detecting itself with tips, ins and outs, and how toos.

John Moore
John Moore

 I enjoy the show verymuch but what turns me off is these two grown men actin like a couple of 12year olds, so I don’t watch the show (I have not watch but a few minutes at atime and when they start acting like kids I turn it) if this is supposed to makethe show more watchable then it don’t work for me. I would be interested inseeing what they find but for now I guess I will have to pass

Joe Howe
Joe Howe

Just saw, one of them on the show, looks like a Garrett AT Pro !!!