Interview Metal Detectorist Axel Macon: A True Explorer’s Journey from Coastal Carolina to Smithsonian Stardom

Interview Metal Detectorist Axel Macon: A True Explorer’s Journey from Coastal Carolina to Smithsonian Stardom

Axel’s story begins in the charming coastal town of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, a place steeped in history as the home of Fort Fisher, a legendary fort that stood strong during the Civil War’s final days in the southern United States. In his youth, Axel’s days were filled with surfing local waves and embarking on…

Interview: Tough Run Metal Detecting, James Opfar’s Relic Hunting Adventures, and XP Deus Tips

Interview: Tough Run Metal Detecting, James Opfar’s Relic Hunting Adventures, and XP Deus Tips

From an early age, James has harbored a deep fascination with lost treasure, history, and relics. His initial exposure to metal detecting came through his father, who possessed a couple of older White’s metal detectors.  In 2016, as an adult in Western Washington State, James embarked on his own metal detecting journey through the acquisition…

Nokta Simplex Ultra: A Comprehensive Review of the Budget-Friendly Metal Detector

Nokta Simplex Ultra: A Comprehensive Review of the Budget-Friendly Metal Detector

An affordable metal detector that has quickly gained a reputation for its simplicity, affordability, and impressive performance – the Nokta Simplex Ultra.  With its user-friendly design and advanced features, the Simplex Ultra detector is making waves among both beginners and experienced detectorists. In this comprehensive review, I will delve into the key features, performance, and…

Exploring the Depths: An Interview with Lost Item Recovery Diving Specialist Jeff Morgan on Finding Rings in Zero Visibility

Exploring the Depths: An Interview with Lost Item Recovery Diving Specialist Jeff Morgan on Finding Rings in Zero Visibility

When a valuable item like a ring, phone, watch, wallet, boat propeller or any other item of value takes an unexpected plunge into the waters in the Great Pacific North West Region, Jeff Morgan, the Seattle Ring Hunter is the first person many turn to. With a quick call, he gears up, grabs his metal…

Unearthing History: An Exclusive Interview with Relic Metal Detectorist Matt Connatty of Prince George, BC

Unearthing History: An Exclusive Interview with Relic Metal Detectorist Matt Connatty of Prince George, BC

In the serene landscapes of Prince George, British Columbia, where history lies beneath the surface, Matt Connatty has mastered the art of uncovering the past. As a relic metal detectorist, he’s not just searching for buried treasures; he’s on a mission to resurrect the stories and artifacts that have long been forgotten. In this interview,…

Minelab X-Terra Pro Review – Interview Amanda More_Than_Ore

Minelab X-Terra Pro Review – Interview Amanda More_Than_Ore

Detectorist Amanda, known as More_Than_Ore on Instagram, uses a Minelab X-Terra Pro. She already has and uses an XP Deus II, Minelab Equinox, and Nokta Gold Kruzer.  Previously, she swung an AT Pro and Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II. We discussed why she bought the Minelab X-Terra Pro since she owns an XP Deus II…

Two Views to Digging Up History – What Can We Learn, Appreciate and Change. 

Two Views to Digging Up History – What Can We Learn, Appreciate and Change. 

Anyone who knows me knows I love metal detecting. I especially like to find history where people argue no history can be found. My process begins with researching. I start by looking at old aerials, as well as reading previous documentation from newspapers, historical diaries, and memoirs. I also look at old historical black-and-white photos…

Nokta PulseDive Series Review, An Excellent Pinpointer, and Underwater Handheld Metal Detector.

Nokta PulseDive Series Review, An Excellent Pinpointer, and Underwater Handheld Metal Detector.

Five years ago, in 2019, trying to limit what I packed for a month-long vacation, where I would be metal detecting daily, I bought a Nokta PulseDive, the 2-in-1 model. I felt it was a smart decision that I could use it for snorkeling in freshwater lakes and also use it as my main pinpointer…