Interview with Metal Detectorist Ryan Fazekas and Co-Owner of Anderson Detector Shafts
Metal Detectorists

Interview with Metal Detectorist Ryan Fazekas and Co-Owner of Anderson Detector Shafts

Anderson Detector Shafts is a recognized name by most seasoned metal detectorists. They are a leading aftermarket parts company in the hobby. I am honored to interview Ryan Fazekas a Co-Owner of Anderson Detector Shafts to learn more about the company, products, and Ryan’s metal detecting skills. About Anderson Detector Shafts How long has the…

Interview – Advanced Beach Metal Detecting Tips with John Favano
Metal Detecting Tips

Interview – Advanced Beach Metal Detecting Tips with John Favano

I learned about John Favano when he joined the Focus Speeds Metal Detecting Facebook Group. John beach detects in and around New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware as a member of the Ring Finders Network. You might recognize him for being on news broadcasts and in newspapers for his impressive recoveries. He does a lot…

Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery
Metal Detecting Finds

Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery

A metal detecting friend and I decided to hit a local plot of land where we have permission to detect in South Orange County, California. Being that the plot of land is surrounded by tract homes, and that the city was incorporated in the early 1990’s, the finds on the property are usually modern 1980’s…

Tips for Cleaning Older Coins and Tokens Found Metal Detecting
Metal Detecting Tips

Tips for Cleaning Older Coins and Tokens Found Metal Detecting

Coins and tokens have been used for more than 2600 years. Those that are found metal detecting can be a challenge getting cleaned. Different coin and token metals require different methods to clean. Doing it right will retain their value; doing it wrong could make them lose value. The coin cleaning tips that Jason Flicker,…

Interview Detectorist and Recovery Specialist Alison Walker
Metal Detectorists

Interview Detectorist and Recovery Specialist Alison Walker

Alison Walker, a metal detectorist from Ontario, Canada, has been on my radar for some time to interview. I have followed her from afar and felt she could have a lot of knowledge to share for budding and advanced metal detectorists.  Alison does recoveries along with metal detecting at beaches, lakes, streams, parks, woods, yards,…

Interview with Bert Van Heerde, Minelab Detexpert and Founder & CEO of Motley Beach Scoops
Metal Detectorists

Interview with Bert Van Heerde, Minelab Detexpert and Founder & CEO of Motley Beach Scoops

One of the things I look at when researching companies in the metal detecting space is whether or not the founders of the company truly metal detect. Do they understand the wear and tear on the equipment incurred by those who detect weekly and do long hour outings in various soil and weather conditions? Ergonomically,…

Interview Metal Detectorist Tom Tanner
Metal Detectorists

Interview Metal Detectorist Tom Tanner

For those who frequent the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum, you have probably seen Tom Tanner’s informative posts. Tom is very experienced in metal detecting on both land and beach in California, with a special niche of Central to Northern California. His knowledge and finds impress even seasoned metal detectorists. How many years have you been metal…

Interview. Metal Detectorist, DiscoveryDaisy
Metal Detectorists

Interview. Metal Detectorist, DiscoveryDaisy

When I was doing research on Predator Tool Shovels for an article I was writing a couple of months back, I was looking around to see which detectorists use them and which shovel models they were using. In my research, I came across DiscoveryDaisy on Instagram and started following her feed. After the article was…

Recommended Products for Water or Beach Metal Detecting
Metal Detecting Gear

Recommended Products for Water or Beach Metal Detecting

What is the right equipment for getting into water or beach metal detecting? Or what should you look for when wanting to upgrade your current equipment to something better? It doesn’t take much research to know that water can do a lot of damage to metal detecting equipment. Add ocean salt to the mix and…

Detectorist Chris Furr Interview, Minelab  Equinox 800 Tips
Metal Detectorists

Detectorist Chris Furr Interview, Minelab Equinox 800 Tips

I started metal detecting with a Tesoro Mojave, and while it was great, I needed a beach detector that could handle black wet mineralized sand. Good beach metal detectors that can handle badly mineralized sand often cost big dollars. I also wanted a machine that was versatile. The best price point at that time, and…