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08/27/2018: A lot going on in the world of Team ATC right now. Gearing up now for the 2nd and 3rd Garrett Team Euro-trips of 2018. Some big events scheduled including Detectival and Detectorworld. (Schedule posted below.) Can't wait to see everyone in France, England, and the Netherlands again. Always so much fun. You can keep up with the latest DWKGR news via our Facebook Page, as we'll post live and "nearly live" updates during our travels as usual. We might even shoot a few scenes for an episode of DIGGIN with KG and RINGY while we're over there. We'll probably need some "extras", so keep that in mind if you want to be a part of torturing an episode "loser". Season 2 is coming along nicely. First 4 episodes are all USA-based (Iowa, Kansas, Montana, etc...), and there's another episode set in England as well. Slow going, but we'll get em all done eventually. Can't wait to share them all with you in 2019. One of the upcoming #DWKGR Quick Hitters will have some finds from Season 2 that didn't make the show, so keep an eye out for that as well. Hope to see you all soon!
05/24/2018: The first Euro Trip of 2018 was a huge success on several fronts. Filming for DWKGR season two continued in England, and the rally season kicked off with a bang for sure! Video links to the latest Quick Hitters are below. You don't wanna miss the "rally distractor girls" in the "Rally Fever" video. The medieval silver hoard video is cool too. A great hunt in Texas with Gypsy Jewels is the next scheduled Quick Hitter, and photo ablums of all of these events, as well as Nectar Contest (for an NX-5 shovel) are on the DWKGR Facebook Page now!
12/18/2017: TWO THINGS: 1) Introducing DIGGIN TV!!! Season One DIGGIN with KG and RINGY shows are now available to EVERYONE on our Anaconda Treasure YouTube Channel via a simple online interface at DIGGINTV.COM. Just go there, click on an episode, and watch instantly -- for free!!! Try it out! 2) NEW ATC gear has arrived! Cool new army green Ts -- men and womens styles! Get yours here: ATC ARMY Tee.
11/15/2017: DIGGIN with KG and RINGY shows are now available to EVERYONE on our Anaconda Treasure YouTube Channel! Click on the image below to watch the first full DWKGR episode now! New shows will appear weekly (every Monday) for the next two months and beyond. Brand new shows are still premiering weekly on the Pursuit channel as well. (Scroll down this page for Pursuit TV channel times and details.)
Hello fellow treasure hunters, detectorists, and other random humanoids. Ringy here. I just started this website to have a spot to post things related to treasure hunting that interest me on a more personal level, like some of the coolest finds I've dug over the years, and some other odds and ends and foolishness. There's an FAQ that will undoubtedly grow along with the news section, and I'll post some pictures from time to time. In reality, this is just a subpage of the original anacondatreasure.com site. The main place to get up-to-the-minute DIGGERS and Team ATC info will remain the ATC Facebook page, but I thought this would be a fun little project. From this site, you will be able to access the ATC Facebook page, the Anaconda Treasure site, NatGeo, Garrett, and everything "Digger" related. We'll see how it goes. Happy Hunting!
Q1: How can I contact KG and Ringy?
A1:The best way to contact Team ATC is to use the contact form on the anacondatreasure.com website. Use this form to suggest show ideas, show sites, special order ATC gear that is not already listed online in the ATC store, check on orders, or anything else. The link is right here: Contact Team ATC.
Q2: How do I know when and where the new show DIGGIN WITH KG AND RINGY will air?
A2: DWKGR will air starting in the fall of 2017. Details to follow next month!! Also, dates for all of our TV shows (DIGGERS and DIGGIN WITH KG AND RINGY) are always posted on the Team ATC Facebook page first. Check there to keep up with all the latest KG and Ringy news by clicking the Team ATC/Facebook logo just below on this page.
Q3: How do I know when and where DIGGERS will air?
A3: DIGGERS is aired exclusively on the National Geographic Channel. DIGGERS ran for 4 seasons on NatGeo Channel, and reruns/mini-marathons of the 66 DIGGERS shows still run on NatGeo occasionally. The shows are listed in the TV schedule on the NatGeo website. The link is right here: DIGGERS TV Schedule. Also, dates for all of our TV shows (DIGGERS and DIGGIN WITH KG AND RINGY) are always posted on the Team ATC Facebook page first. Check there to keep up with all the latest KG and Ringy news by clicking the Team ATC/Facebook logo on this page (just above this section).
Q4: I have questions about metal detecting in general. Where do I start?
A4: Try browsing through the section called "About Metal Detecting" on the ATC website (anacondatreasure.com). Chances are, you'll find an answer or two there! The link is right here: About Metal Detecting.
Q5: The ATC gear I need is not listed in my size/color/style. How can I get what I need?
A5:You can special order any kind of ATC Gear using the ATC contact form. Just tell us what you need, and we will get you a price. The link is right here: Contact Team ATC.
Q6: What detectors do KG and Ringy use, and how do they set them?
A6: We mostly use the AT Gold, but we occasionally use the AT Pro, both of which are made by Garrett. Currently, I run the AT Gold in DISC 1 mode with the sensitivity up all the way and iron at about 20 (or 30 if lots of junk), and then I adjust the values up or down depending on the junkiness of the site and the detectorís reaction to the ground. For the AT Pro, PRO/ZERO/40, and adjust from there. The AT Gold and the AT Pro definitely are different, but I find they are fairly similar in a lot of ways, and I set them similarly. For example, the AT Gold and the AT Pro use the same numbering system, so a nickel, for example, is 53 on both machines, which is great, because you donít have to memorize two sets of numbers if you switch back and forth between machines. Learn more here: Metal Detectors.
Q7: What do you like?
A7: I like coins.
Q8: Who are Bones and T.O.?
A8: Bones is Rick Wyant, KG's older brother. He and T.O. (Travis Johnson) are the other two original members of Team ATC. T.O. stands for "Troy Ounce", and he got his nickname because he was a gold hunter long before he met us. Bones has had his nickname since he was but a wee child back in the late 1800s.
Q9: Who is Leroy Brown?
A9: He's allegedly the baddest man in the whole damn town. In fact, It's reported that he's badder than old King Kong, which seems an outrageous claim, and to top it off, there's this whole thing about him being meaner than a junkyard dog. I've never met him, but I would hope he seeks counseling immediately.
Q10: How do I become a member of Team ATC?
A10: You can be a member any time you choose. There are no fees, there are no dues. (It's not a membership club in the traditional sense. It's more of a state of mind.)
Q11: What are ATC tokens and what are they good for?
A11: ATC TOKEN HISTORY: KG and I always wanted to be on our own coins, even before ATC really took off. A couple of years after making ATC an actual legal business, we decided to make our first tokens. They were good for a certain amount in trade against ATC gear, the idea being that one token could be used per purchase. However, they became instant favorites with collectors of shiny roundness and such, so they never really got circulated. In fact, since the first minting in 2007, there has never yet been a single token turned in for credit on a purchase! We now think of them as business cards in the form of a coin. We occasionally bury them at sites we have detected for future detectorists, we have used them as "tester coins" when metal detecting, and mainly, we hand them out as souvenirs and in contest prize packages. We do not sell them. They are giveaways for the lucky few (i.e. you have to win one in an ATC Facebook site contest or local detecting club giveaway, or find one in the ground, on the beach, or in an airport vending machine coin return slot). That being said, there is one way to get them if you decide you absolutely can't go on living without them. Many collectors request an entire set, so we finally came up with a way for those folks to get them, while at the same time staying true to the idea that we won't sell them. We will accept one silver dollar in trade for a complete set. We were not smart enough to save a ton of the older tokens, so we have a limited amount, but it should be enough to cover all you crazy spaz collectors that want to participate in this fiasco.
ATC TOKEN SET GUIDLINES: Send us a pre-1964 silver dollar (or two half dollars if you insist). Condition is not a concern as long as the date(s) are legible and the coin(s) are not bent or completely destoyed. We will ship you a complete set of ATC tokens to a USA address ONLY!!! We have had a lot of issues sending them overseas (lost/rejected/cost-prohibitive/etc.), so if you are in another country, have us ship them to a friend or relative in the USA.
ATC TOKEN MINTAGE: First ATC "toke" was minted in 2007, in a quantity of a mere 1000 pieces. We had a couple of versions in 2007 that lasted us for years, and then we finally commissioned a new version in 2012 and every year since, occasionally minting a short run of certain varieties. We're working on a really cool design for next year right now! See the image below for the different years, varieties, and mintage figures.
Q12: I don't see an answer to my question here. What should I do?
A12: Check the link in Question #4 above, as it might actually contain some real and useful answers. If you still don't see it, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you would like to have answered here. Maybe I'll post them. Maybe I won't.