Metal Detecting Permission Finds & Tips for Newer Detectorists Considering Permissions

Metal Detecting Permission Finds & Tips for Newer Detectorists Considering Permissions

Sometimes metal detecting permissions are good and fruitful, and sometimes they produce nothing and can be discouraging. This permission had fun finds, and I was grateful I had the chance to detect it.  Being in Southern California, with many good detectorists, beaches and parks are pounded, particularly if you are looking for the old coins,…

Interview Laurie Gagne – Minelab Equinox Advanced Tips

Interview Laurie Gagne – Minelab Equinox Advanced Tips

Laurie Gagne educates detectorists using a Minelab Equinox to go beyond their stock settings. A Minelab Detexpert, she has always been a treasure hunter by nature. Laurie swung her first metal detector at 17 when she found it in her father’s basement, trying it but didn’t know how to use it. Then in 2009, she…

Interview Mark Branton – Metal Detecting Tips & Preserving the Hobby

Interview Mark Branton – Metal Detecting Tips & Preserving the Hobby

Mark Branton is known for promoting metal detecting, being an ambassador, showing how the hobby is for all ages, and promoting the best practices.  He has been detecting for over 45 years and is a current Board Member and former President of Michigan Treasure Hunters. Mark was featured in Chapter 17 of Finders: Secrets of…

Best Practices for Organized Hunts. Interview with Andrew Vacco

Best Practices for Organized Hunts. Interview with Andrew Vacco

I hear from metal detecting clubs regularly that they are struggling to increase memberships. Metal detecting clubs have importance. They educate new and seasoned detectorists on the ethics, local laws, and best practices. One of the common events that metal detecting clubs do is organized hunts, either fellowship or seeded. Recently, I spoke to Andrew Vacco,…

New Detectorists, Are You Disappointed in Metal Detecting Finds? Stop Looking for False Hope in the Ground.

New Detectorists, Are You Disappointed in Metal Detecting Finds? Stop Looking for False Hope in the Ground.

Have you seen posts on social media littered with cool items that others are finding, and thought you could get a metal detector and get into the hobby? It looked easy on YouTube. It seemed like you just swing the coil a bit and find jewelry, old coins, or historic items. Some of you run…

Interview – Anfibio Multi Tips with Siren Kimmie

Interview – Anfibio Multi Tips with Siren Kimmie

One of Focus Speeds’ readers asked if we could publish some tips for Anfibio Multi users. I contacted Dilek Gönülay, Director of Sales and Marketing at Nokta Makro, and asked her who is one of the best with the Anfibio Multi, she suggested Siren Kimmie. Siren Kimmie has been metal detecting for around 10 years,…

Interview Neil Jones, Discussing Myths About Metal Detector Depths

Interview Neil Jones, Discussing Myths About Metal Detector Depths

Neil Jones is a recognized name in metal detecting, especially among the detectorists who use Minelabs. He is known for showing detectorists how to program their machines to go deeper and get impressive finds even in iron-infested locations or mineralized soil. One of his well-known Beach to Land programs for the Minelab Equinox is discussed…

Have You Considered a Mini Shovel, Model 58(s), Little Eagle Shovel From Predator Tools

Have You Considered a Mini Shovel, Model 58(s), Little Eagle Shovel From Predator Tools

The size is between a hand digger and a shovel. It makes nice, clean plugs better than a hand digger and is lighter to carry, and doesn’t draw as much attention as a full-size metal detecting shovel. Recently, I have been metal detecting for older coins. Because of the vast number of detectorists locally, the…