Interview Washington State Metal Detectorist Allen Henneberry

Interview Washington State Metal Detectorist Allen Henneberry

Allen Henneberry is the current president of OPTH, Olympic Peninsula Treasure Hunters Metal Detecting Club, and he is one of the founders of The Outlaw Metal Detecting Club, which has two chapters, one in Tacoma and the other in Olympia. He also belongs to various other metal detecting clubs. He has been metal detecting since…

Motley Digging Tools Metal Detecting Shovel Review

Motley Digging Tools Metal Detecting Shovel Review

Motley Digging Tools, the Dutch company that makes innovative, colorful metal detecting beach scoops and hand diggers, has released a new shovel. Designed by a team of detectorists and engineers, the new shovel is portable and durable, with the right weight to break into tough grounds to retrieve finds.  The Motley Digging Tool Shovel weighs…

Interview Metal Detector Aftermarket Coil Leader Coiltek

Interview Metal Detector Aftermarket Coil Leader Coiltek

Coiltek is a recognized name in the metal detecting community for making aftermarket coils for metal detectors. The company, which was established in 1996 out of Australia, is well respected by detectorists, serious prospectors, and large mining companies around the world. Trevor Ferraresso, who holds the title of Sales & Technical Director, and has worked…

Interview Detectorist Benjamin Fuselier, Bayou Digs.

Interview Detectorist Benjamin Fuselier, Bayou Digs.

Louisiana Metal Detectorist and Preservationist, Benjamin Fuselier, using the Instagram handle Bayou Digs, finds relics from old buckles, military buttons, pocket watches, locks, three-ring bullets, and older coins.  He currently uses a Minelab Equinox 800 and a Garrett ProPointer AT. Below I interview him, where he shares more about his background in metal detecting, along…

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Relics

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Relics

Below are a collection of metal detecting tips from advanced relic hunters. Metal Detecting & Soil Condition Soil conditions can really make a difference when it comes to metal detecting. In highly mineralized soil, most detectors will respond erratically, causing the detector to go unstable in some cases. When the soil is super dry or…

Beach Metal Detecting Tips,  Interview Brian Mayer Detectorist of 48+ Years

Beach Metal Detecting Tips,  Interview Brian Mayer Detectorist of 48+ Years

Brian Mayer has been metal detecting for 48 years. It all started in 1975 when a friend of his, in high school, showed civil war relics they found detecting with his dad. Seeing the relics sparked Brian’s interest in metal detecting. The friend would lend him an extra Whites metal detector, and he started detecting….

The Revolt in the Hobby. Metal Detectorists Are Saying Enough is Enough to Bad Players

The Revolt in the Hobby. Metal Detectorists Are Saying Enough is Enough to Bad Players

The hobby of metal detecting, or should we say the culture of metal detecting, is definitely different from other niche markets. I can contest to this, working for years in marketing and seeing how various niche markets behave.  Metal detecting organizations such as equipment manufacturers, event planners, and influencers had it pretty easy for years,…

Interview with Detectorist Truls Warhuus, Digging Norwegian History

Interview with Detectorist Truls Warhuus, Digging Norwegian History

If you follow Truls Warhuus on Instagram or TikTok, you will be impressed by his metal detecting finds. Truls focuses on detecting Viking Age relics and coins and is really good at it.  Living in the countryside of Norway, Truls is surrounded by fields, lakes, and canals to metal detect. As a result, he is…