PAS Conference 2023

“The contribution of detector finds to archaeology”. This year’s PAS conference was held at the Yorkshire Museum in York, with the overall theme based around the contribution that detecting finds have made to archaeology and the archaeological record. There are currently around 1.66 million finds recorded on the PAS database, of which some 97% have […]


The proposed changes to the Treasure Act (1996) was laid in front of Parliament on the 20th February in the form of a Statutory Instrument. In plain English this means that the House of Commons and the House of Lords are being given information on proposed changes to the Treasure Act for them to consider […]

Treasure Act Review – Progress update

As recently announced by Lord Parkinson, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Arts), we would like to make you aware that a new classification of treasure will soon be added to Treasure Act (1996). It will extend the current definition of treasure to include items that are over 200 years old and ‘significant’. This new […]

NCMD AGM – Sunday 12th June 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the National Council for Metal detecting will be held on Sunday 12th June 2022. The venue TBC. Please note that the role of Chair, Treasurer and Central Register Delegate are up for renewal. All nominations must be with the General Secretary by midnight on Sunday the 29th of May. Any […]

New NCMD Mobile App

We are pleased to announce our new mobile app is now available from the Google & Apple Stores. You will need to be a current member to access the app, and use the same login details you use for the website. Using the app you will be able to:– View your membership card and change […]

Longer memberships now available

You can now choose longer NCMD membership of up to 3 years. This will be automatically renewed unless cancelled. (You will get advanced notification before your membership is auto renewed) 1 year – £82 year – £153 year – £22 PLEASE NOTE: All members must register with their own email address, even those in the […]

Green Waste Article in Digging Deep

We would like to apologise unreservedly to John Wells for an error in the latest edition of Digging Deep. We included an article on Green Waste which was originally written by John some years ago. While we had permission to use the article sometime ago, we only recently decided to use it in the magazine. […]