Using Google Lens to Identify Metal Detecting Finds

Using Google Lens to Identify Metal Detecting Finds

Identifying metal detecting finds can sometimes be easy and sometimes extremely difficult. For those metal detectorist who use Android or iPhones phones do you know there is a free app called Google Lens to help you identify detecting finds? Google Lens app is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning…

The Ideal Metal Detecting Shovel for Rocky Ground

The Ideal Metal Detecting Shovel for Rocky Ground

I went to a particular beach to metal detect and that week it was all rock; so rocky no sand scoop could handle it. I really needed a shovel and my current excursions were really highlighting it was time to upgrade my diggers and get a decent shovel. When talking to fellow detectorists I highly…

XTREME X3 All-Terrain Titanium Sand Scoop Review

XTREME X3 All-Terrain Titanium Sand Scoop Review

I had the opportunity to try the XTREME X3 All-Terrain Titanium Sand Scoop. My metal detecting buddy suggested I use his new titanium sand scoop instead of my very heavy stainless steel scoop since I was getting over being under the weather and still lacking energy. Concerned about the several flights of steps down to…

Metal Detecting Mystery: How Did a Decades-Old Ring Travel 4,000 Miles Without Its Owner?

Metal Detecting Mystery: How Did a Decades-Old Ring Travel 4,000 Miles Without Its Owner?

On Friday, the 27th of March, Marco Hautakoski was metal detecting with his best friend from high school, Jetro Minkkinen, at a large park in Helsinki Finland. Metal detecting is their passion, but also something to do since Finland like most countries were restricting peoples movement and encouraging social distance to limit the spread of…

Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect

Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect

Yes I see you, giving me and my detectorist friends that look as we are metal detecting in your line of sight. Some of you even snap pictures, and post them on Instagram or Twitter with a  comment like “Beach Better Have My Money” or some other overused phrase. Some pull your kids away like…