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George Wyant and Tim Saylor get down and dirty in this series, which profiles the metal detector enthusiasts and homespun historians as they travel the country uncovering lost pieces of history. From bullets at historic battlegrounds to family heirloom rings and silver coins, the items -- "the juice" or "sweet nectar," as they call it -- often have little monetary value, but then again, Wyant and Saylor don't spend countless hours in a field or on a beach looking to strike it rich. It's the thrill of the hunt, they say, of not knowing what their next quest will unearth, that keeps them digging for more.

Latest episodes

aired 6 days ago
The Diggers travel deep into the heart of Dixie in search of World War I and World War II artifacts from Southern training camps and airfields.
aired 6 days ago
On the hunt for buried treasure at St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands; a vacationers dream, but a place no one wanted to visit in the 1700s because of pirates.
aired 20 days ago
The Diggers head for two spots on the Santa Fe Trail, along which Wild West legends frequently stopped.
aired 20 days ago
KG and Ringy are in Louisiana, on the trail of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.
aired 34 days ago
Searching for artifacts from the surprise attack by Confederate soldiers on Grant's army; from the Tenn. River into Miss.
aired 34 days ago
KG and Ringy are marching in the footsteps of the legendary Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in western Mississippi.
aired 34 days ago
KG and Ringy are back in eastern Ky. and W. Va. on the frontlines of one of the most infamous feuds in American history, the Hatfields and the McCoys.
aired 35 days ago
The Diggers gain exclusive access to three sites from the famous Battle of Saratoga.
aired 62 days ago
KG and Ringy help shed light on a town's forgotten history Peshtigo, Wis., where the deadliest fire in U.S. history happened on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
aired 62 days ago
Heading to Virginia's Northern Neck to follow the trail of Captain John Smith, one of America's first explorers.
aired 69 days ago
KG and Ringy head to Virginia where they have been granted exclusive access to President James Madison's historic homes.
airs today
KG and Ringy are in upstate New York to dig deep into the legend of Sleepy Hollow.
aired 76 days ago
The United Mine Workers of America invite the diggers to southern Colorado to search for artifacts from the Ludlow Massacre of 1914, when coal company guards fired on striking miners and their families.
aired 76 days ago
Hot on the trail of one of the Wild West's most notorious outlaws, Butch Cassidy, in Wyoming's Hole-in-the-Wall Valley.
aired 447 days ago
KG and Ringy are in North Carolina on the hunt for Blackbeard's treasure.
aired 447 days ago
KG and Ringy investigate three mines that generated a fortune in silver and gold in the 1800s.
aired 447 days ago
KG and Ringy dig for pirate treasure near the coast of Hilton Head, S.C.
aired 447 days ago
KG and Ringy are anxious to scour Maine for juice from the Revolutionary and French and Indian war.
aired 454 days ago
KG and Ringy are on the front lines of Bleeding Kansas, where the deadliest conflict in our nation's history, the Civil War, had its roots.
aired 454 days ago
KG and Ringy are in Kentucky searching for artifacts from two of the oldest bourbon distilleries in the country.
aired 454 days ago
Searching for a time capsule containing the mouse from Steve Jobs' first mass-marketed Lisa computer.

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