When Depth Matters: Consider OKM Over Traditional Hobby Metal Detectors

When Depth Matters: Consider OKM Over Traditional Hobby Metal Detectors

OKM is renowned for its innovative development and manufacturing of geophysical instruments, including metal detectors, ground-penetrating radars, 3D ground scanners, and water detectors. These tools are employed in various fields, such as archaeology, treasure hunting, military mine detection, and environmental surveys. OKM Detection Devices The company’s journey began in 1998, when founder Andreas Krauss, driven…

Delving into the Depths: Exploring How Metal Detectors Work and Advanced Technologies Behind Modern Treasure Hunting

Delving into the Depths: Exploring How Metal Detectors Work and Advanced Technologies Behind Modern Treasure Hunting

As cultural trends evolve away from the use of precious metals like gold and silver and the daily carrying of coins diminishes, many metal detecting enthusiasts are honing their skills and branching out into more specialized pursuits such as archaeological digs, cache hunting, and other treasure-seeking adventures. These activities typically demand more sophisticated technology than…

Interview: Unearthing Dennis Grzenia’s Secrets of Metal Detecting Mastery

Interview: Unearthing Dennis Grzenia’s Secrets of Metal Detecting Mastery

Dennis Grzenia is an avid metal detectorist in and around Wisconsin. He uses the Minelab Manticore and the Nokta Legend metal detectors. Over the years, he has honed his skills in coin shooting, but his true passion lies in hunting for relics. Dennis also owns the Minelab CTX 3030 and the Nokta Simplex, both of…

Water and Beach Metal Detecting: Interview with Steven Reyes, Best Practices, Tips, and Gear Suggestions.

Water and Beach Metal Detecting: Interview with Steven Reyes, Best Practices, Tips, and Gear Suggestions.

Steven Reyes is an avid beach and water detectorist based in Southern California and frequently detects in Hawaii. Known under the online handles ltr_805 on Instagram, TikTok, and Lost Treasure Recovery on YouTube, he loves metal detecting.  Steven not only pursues this passion for the sheer enjoyment of the find but also undertakes recovery missions,…

Out of the Box Research Strategies to Find New Places to Metal Detect

Out of the Box Research Strategies to Find New Places to Metal Detect

Thorough research is key to uncovering valuable finds with metal detectors. As the hobby grows in popularity, the challenge increases due to trends like fewer people wearing jewelry, less cash being carried, and the development of older areas. Therefore, metal detectorists must adopt more creative approaches, moving beyond traditional methods such as examining old maps…

An Interview with “Metal Detector Man” Stan Ross, The Ring Finder Extraordinaire, With 750+ Recoveries

An Interview with “Metal Detector Man” Stan Ross, The Ring Finder Extraordinaire, With 750+ Recoveries

Metal detecting transcends being merely a hobby for some; it embodies a lifelong passion fueled by curiosity and the thrill of unearthing hidden metal treasures. Stan Ross from Orange County, affectionately known as the “Metal Detector Man,” epitomizes this dedication. Over the years, he has refined his skills in metal detecting, earning a reputation as…

Stronghold: From Metal Detector Finds to Hollywood’s Closets

Stronghold: From Metal Detector Finds to Hollywood’s Closets

During a recent metal detecting expedition, I stumbled upon two buttons emblazoned with “Stronghold Steve” from workwear unearthed at an old dump site. This discovery piqued my curiosity, leading me to delve into the history of the mascot, the buttons, and the company behind them. Initially, I was unfamiliar with the brand, but my subsequent…

The Canadian Large Cent: A Bucket List Find for Many Metal Detecting Enthusiasts

The Canadian Large Cent: A Bucket List Find for Many Metal Detecting Enthusiasts

The Canadian Large Cent holds a special place in the annals of numismatics, historians, and metal detecting enthusiasts embodying Canada’s rich historical and monetary evolution. This coin, first minted in 1858 and produced until 1920, offers a window into the economic, political, and social shifts that shaped Canada during its formative years. This article delves…

Echoes of Change: The Fascinating Tale of Metal Tax Tokens in Depression-Era America

Echoes of Change: The Fascinating Tale of Metal Tax Tokens in Depression-Era America

United States tax tokens, specifically the metal variants, present a captivating cross-section of numismatics, history, and metal detecting. These small but significant artifacts were primarily issued during the tumultuous years of the 1930s and 1940s, marking a direct response to the economic turmoil unleashed by the Great Depression and the logistical quandaries posed by collecting…