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« on: December 05, 2010, 06:34:46 am »
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With the advent of books on the web such as Google books and the major advances in web search technology, I would like to recommend that we start including a bibliography for cache hunters. Maybe not stop there and a bibliography for coin hunters, code breakers, etc...

What books are essential to your research? Are they available on line?  What key words do you search for to begin your research?  What are the pitfalls of internet research for buried treasure?

You don't have to limit yourself to on line research. I personally love hard bound books (LOL after all I do buy and sell antique books).
One recommendation of course would be the county atlases and histories put out by Beers, Andreas and others. Every hobbiest should have a copy of thier own county's history.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1888. If in the United States, look for your own county or the county you are detecting in (was there an equivalent in other countries?)

The combined atlas of Tippecanoe County 1873 (maps here are great for overlays). If in the United States, look for your own county or the county you are detecting in.

Haapers Magazine (1850 - 1877) The Civil War articles are some of the best out there and often give insite into areas often missed by historians.

Lets build a great bibliography of metal detecting here guys...

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 06:48:15 am »
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Hello Lostchapterbooks

I think when researching once has to take a very holistic approach and use every resource available. Books, magazines Publications, Public, private libraries internet old maps and newspaper all have there uses.

It is truly amazing resource the internet has opened up for research. It can lead you in the right direction in searching for all of the above.

It is some thing I wish I had 30 years ago.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 08:23:02 am »
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True Hardluck,

but what are your favorites? Your I can't do without books. What does "your" library look like?

What keywords do you search when doing initial research.  What starts you on a cache hunt? What piques your interest.

I am looking to start research on potential caches in Australia (a new interest due to my impending move there). I have to build a library, start an internet favotites section with links and pages. But first I need my keywords. Even for a public library search, I need to begin somewhere. and with that I am off to the limits of my mind and will begin my own bibliography of Metal Detecting in Australia.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 12:10:52 pm »
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The only problem I see with this is that most books will only be of interest to very few. Out of 1500 books and manuscripts in my library most cover the gulf coast, Texas and the southwest. Larry in New York will have little interest in them. Plus without the information in my files the stories in most books is incomplete.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 02:11:35 pm »
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Too simple. All you need to do is start a thread on that subject and watch it grow. The powers that be don't need to start it. You do.

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 02:28:20 pm »
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G'day Lostchapterbooks,

with regard to researching gold prospecting in Australia, likely keywords why not try 'golden triangle in Australia'?  'Australia's gold rush'.  'Australia's goldfields'.  The combinations are endless.  'Palmer River Goldrush' might also bring success.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 04:13:46 pm »
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Hello Lostchapterbooks

I have a library bursting at the seems with books about treasure hunting, general history and a multitude of other things such as very old charts and documents relating to many treasure stories from around the world. I would not part with any of them even if there is a risk of a book avalanche. The earliest papers documents I have is 1620. You will find various bits and pieces in the various treasure legends I have posted.

You might want to check out the Australia Forum. I have posted a few Australian treasure stories leads there. please feel free to research them. Some will turn out to be legend others may lead to some thing.

I would be interested  hear if you out anything more about them to add.

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 05:44:05 pm »
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 I have been working on a list for several weeks but have not posted it yet for several reasons. One reason is that we go off topic here a lot and thats ok we always get back sooner are later. So the only way to keep a thread serious is to lock it so only mod's can post that works but is unfair to the other members.
I like GD think if you have a book you wish to discuss start a thread and it will find its own following.   

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010, 07:48:09 pm »
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Another type of research that some have let slip is to,  if you are able to.  Talk to some of the locals to see what they have heard and or seen.  Also check the local libraries and if they have local museums.  These I have found that having good ideas in to finding good ideas in where to search and what to search for.  Just an idea, that is.

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