Metal Detecting Enthusiast Discovers An Ancient Buried Chain, And His Instinct Tells Him To Keep Digging

Mike Smith of Pembrokeshire, Wales, grew up with a metal detector. Since the age of 12, he’s been out in fields, woods, and other locations in search of buried treasure. The dream: to find something extraordinary.

He never expected to find an ancient chain buried a few feet under where he stood. When his gut told him to keep digging, he did. From there, he never could have guessed what he was about to unearth.

Meet Mike, A Metal Detector Hobbyist

Meet Mike, A Metal Detector Hobbyist
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Mike Smith is a metal detecting enthusiast from Pembrokeshire, Wales. So going out to search for buried treasure one rainy day was nothing out of the ordinary. Finding buried gold was a detector hobbyist’s dream, after all!

He never expected to be jolted out of his wandering mind by a loud beep from his machine. Soon, the adrenaline started pumping through his veins as he swiveled his detector back and forth over the wet soil. What was down there?