Interview with Detectorist Buckleboy: From Exposing Fake Finds to Identifying Artifacts and Highlighting Manufacturer Blunders

Those who frequent Facebook’s metal detecting groups will recognize the handle Buckleboy. His straightforward approach to calling out fake finds has led to heated discussions, which can admittedly be entertaining to read. Aspiring influencers trying to pass off faked discoveries won’t get past him. Buckleboy also prides himself on accurately identifying finds and has a…

Lessons from Metal Detecting an Old Dump Site

In February, three of us set out to metal detect at a ranch site. The area where the home once stood didn’t yield any significant finds initially. The first item we discovered was the top of a hammer, leading us to nickname the location “Hammer Ranch” to distinguish it from our other detecting sites. We…