10172020 Bob Way Detectorist BONE

Bob Way, of Pinehurst, North Carolina, shows a 1776 George III coin he unearthed on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in a cornfield off of Chestnut Street in Claremont. Way, a detectorist, is partaking in the Best O Northeast (BONE) treasure hunt around New England.

CLAREMONT — A Claremont cornfield off Chestnut Street drew the curiosity of numerous drivers and residents Thursday when more than 80 men and women were busily combing the cut fields with metal detectors and spades.

The “detectorists,” a recently popularized term to describe metal detecting hobbyists, had come from all corners of the eastern United States, from New Hampshire to the southern tip of Arkansas, to attend the BONE (Best O Northeast), an annual weeklong treasure hunt across New England.

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