Learning a New Metal Detector, VDI Numbers for Various Rings and Collectible Coins – The Legend, Equinox, Apex & AT Pro

Learning a New Metal Detector, VDI Numbers for Various Rings and Collectible Coins – The Legend, Equinox, Apex & AT Pro

There are many metal detector VDI charts out there; however, I wanted to see a chart where common metal detector’s currently on the market VDI’s are listed beside each other and tested on the same exact object and same exact location. So I made one.  I was particularly interested in rings, and various rings, from…

The Legend by Nokta Makro: Build Quality, Testing Beach & Park Detecting

The Legend by Nokta Makro: Build Quality, Testing Beach & Park Detecting

I have to say I am pretty impressed with The Legend, Nokta Makro’s multi-frequency metal detector. It exceeded my expectations with how it was built and using it to detect the park and a beach.  The Legend Build Quality As I unboxed, I immediately noticed the thought on design and build quality. Nokta Makro’s design…

Garrett AT Max Tips with Shawn “SGT Whitey” Sherrill 

Garrett AT Max Tips with Shawn “SGT Whitey” Sherrill 

If you use a Garret AT Max, have followed metal detecting, and keep tabs on Garrett metal detectors, you have probably heard of Shawn “SGT Whitey” Sherrill. He is one of the recognizable names on social media, attending metal detecting events and is a guest on various metal detecting related podcasts.  The Garrett AT Max…

Motley Digging Tools New Hand Beach Sand Scoops

Motley Digging Tools New Hand Beach Sand Scoops

Motley Digging Tools has added four new beach scoops to their line of digging tools. Named the Daytona Shovel, Pompano Excavator, Ponte Vedra Grabber, and The Buccaneer. The metal detecting hand scoops can be ordered in a variety of colors: blue, red, pink, yellow, and iridescent color coined “oil slick,” which is showcased in the…

How Metal Detectorists are Portrayed on Television and Movies

How Metal Detectorists are Portrayed on Television and Movies

Dear television and movie producers, can you please avoid portraying metal detectorists as uneducated villains, or looking like we came from the backwoods or are buffoons?  A few shows did us right, and one that did it the best and showed the nuances of the hobby was the BBC series Detectorists. Thank you, Mackenzie Crook,…

How to Metal Detect Old Homesteads and Farm Fields With Brian Tobias

How to Metal Detect Old Homesteads and Farm Fields With Brian Tobias

When it comes to skilled detectorists who mastered metal detecting old homesteads and farm fields, I think of Brian Tobias from Michigan. He is one of the best relic metal detectorists I know. To help our readers find farm fields and homesteads to metal detect and best approach how to detect them, I have interviewed…

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…