Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Treasure 

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Treasure 

The metal detecting tips below are a collection of quotes from advanced detectorists. Enjoy and happy detecting. Advice on Purchasing and Learning a Metal Detector Buy a metal detector that suits the needs of what you want to find. Don’t go cheap. For example, if you want to find silver coins, buy a high-end detector…

CKG Sand Scoop for Beach Metal Detecting

CKG Sand Scoop for Beach Metal Detecting

If you are in the United States and want to beach detect but need an affordable sand scoop, definitely consider CKG. Their scoops are affordable and easy to obtain via their corporate website or from Amazon, and if in stock, quick shipping. I should also mention that CKG offers free shipping if ordered directly from…

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…