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02/24/2016: Release party! The fifth ATC YouTube video was released along with a week long contest for prizes! Details are on the Team ATC Facebook page. ATC VID5 Info: King George and Ringmaster Tim, along with Bones, T.O., and the rest of Team ATC are once again running amok in Montana. Left to their own devices, chaos is sure to ensue. More metal detecting nonsense from the Kings of Nectar. The Team ATC posted YouTube videos are listed below. Click on the YouTube button above to take you to the latest vid!
07/01/2015: DIGGERS SEASON PREMIERE JULY 20: Happy 4th everybody! The 4th of July weekend is about to commence, and Season 4 of DIGGERS is right on its heels! It's finally here! We know it took a while to get these next 16 episodes ready, but it will have been worth the wait. This season will hit you hard right out of the gate, with double stacked new shows each week, some new looks and new faces, and the juice... oh, the juice...yes, the juice, and the nectar and the ornateness and the roundness and the squareness and the triangularness and the rectangularness and the octagonalness and the romboidalness and the parallelogramness and the ancientness and the incredibleness and the awesomeness will punch you right in the left kidney like a sopping wet burlap sack of half-rotten mangos, and it will keep on punching you week after week until your eyes exude tears of joy. There will be more, my friends. More than just salty tears of joy. Remember the good old days when we live-tweeted during new shows? Remember how we gave out prize packages of stuff that was sometimes actually something someone wanted? That is going to happen again. In fact, it will happen sooner than you think, dad. The party starts July 18th with a seven hour DIGGERS marathon to get you prepared for Monday night, July 20th, and the first two new episodes of the year! So get ready to ride the wave of nectar and prizes into the fall, and may you all find silver and gold in the next hole you dig. Have a great and safe 4th. See you all very soon...
06/25/2015: The target date for the new season of DIGGERS is July 20, 2015! This new season is packed full of cool finds and incredible history. We will let you know as soon as we can when the date is solid!
05/08/2015: KG and I just got back from their European Rally Tour with Garrett Metal Detectors, Inc!!! It was a blast, to say the least! Hundreds of photos posted on the Team ATC Facebook Page.
04/15/2015: The Team ATC Facebook page is the place to go to stay in contact with KG, Ringy, Bones, T.O., and the rest of the gang at Anaconda Treasure. Keep yourself up to date on the latest Team ATC adventures, finds, announcements, and general nonsense.
01/01/2015: Hey! This site is still under construction, but will eventually contain a bunch of photos, articles, and other treasure hunting related information. Check back for updates to see how it develops and grows into the beast I know it can be. Suggestions are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meantime, scroll down and check out a few of my favorite things... Ringy
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 the show will air in the USA, and when does the new season start overseas?
A2: DIGGERS is aired on the National Geographic Channel. The shows are listed in the TV schedule on the NatGeo website. The link is right here: DIGGERS TV Schedule. Season 4 of DIGGERS is currently scheduled to start on July 20, 2015 in the US. For TV air times and TV schedules in other countries, please contact NatGeo directly at (202) 912-6500 or email them here: NatGeo TV Feedback. Also, season premiere dates are always posted on the Team ATC Facebook page first. Check there to keep up with all the latest KG and Ringy news:
Q3: I have questions about metal detecting in general. Where do I start?
A3: 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.
Q4: The ATC gear I need is not listed in my size/color/style. How can I get what I need?
A4: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.
Q5: What detectors do KG and Ringy use, and how do they set them?
A5: 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.
Q6: What do you like?
A6: I like coins.
Q7: Who are Bones and T.O.?
A7: 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.
Q8: Who is Leroy Brown?
A8: 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.
Q9: How do I become a member of Team ATC?
A9: 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.)
Q10: What are ATC tokens and what are they good for?
A10: 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.
Q11: I don't see an answer to my question here. What should I do?
A11: Check the link in Question #3 above, as it might actually contain some real and useful answers. If you still don't see it, you can email me at email@example.com with any questions you would like to have answered here. Maybe I'll post them. Maybe I won't.