There are probably (my figures) 16 000 artefact hunters using metal detectors to enlarge their personal collections in the UK.
I asked them:
Paul Barford @PortantIssues 7 godz.7 godzin temu @HeritageCrime How many fellow metal detectorists have they 'shopped' in the past two years?
The answer seems a foregone conclusion, given that they stress that they (think) that the milieu overall contains a "small minority". Yeah?