The History of Metal Detecting and Detector Manufacturers – Bill Mahan, Sr. and D-Tex Metal Detectors

The History of Metal Detecting and Detector Manufacturers – Bill Mahan, Sr. and D-Tex Metal Detectors

Treasure hunting has been a popular and frequently engaged-in activity… all around the world by people from all walks of life long before the concept of electronic machines/instruments that could detect buried metals underneath the surface of the soil came into being.  The closest thing to “metal detectors” for the past several hundred years was…

The Greatest Metal Detector Never Used… (To Its Full Potential)the THM-PS-1OO

The Greatest Metal Detector Never Used… (To Its Full Potential)the THM-PS-1OO

Whether or not you have purchased your first metal detector… you already own one… and it is so powerful that it can surpass any other metal detector ever made hands down in determining how much treasure you find in your life.   If you are a grizzled veteran and own a dozen or more metal detectors,…

Tips for Metal Detecting Burned Down Houses or Stores. The “Phoenix Syndrome” Or… How to Make Silver and Gold “Arise” From the Ashes…!

Tips for Metal Detecting Burned Down Houses or Stores. The “Phoenix Syndrome” Or… How to Make Silver and Gold “Arise” From the Ashes…!

The Phoenix was a mythical bird that caught fire, “crashed and burned” and then, according to legend, arose from its own ashes to live again. While not about a bird that arose from the ashes, this article is about making gold and silver “arise from the ashes” of burned down and long abandoned old house…

Can’t Find a Certain Site… or a Treasure…??? Look Where It Isn’t!

Can’t Find a Certain Site… or a Treasure…??? Look Where It Isn’t!

It’s pretty much inevitable… very few of us who research the location of new coin, relic, and treasure cache sites will escape having to deal with this problem. Sooner or later… and probably sooner… we are going to grab our metal detectors and head for a well-researched site that has the promise of great finds……

Build a Super Metal Detector “Test Garden” to Learn Your Detector and Target Response Quickly!!!

Build a Super Metal Detector “Test Garden” to Learn Your Detector and Target Response Quickly!!!

An important subject related to improving one’s success with a metal detector that does not receive much attention on social media is that of the Test Garden.  Many detectorists will go “out back” and bury a few coins in their yard to see what their detector reads out and sounds like when they pass over…

Successful Civil War Relic Hunting – Part 2 – How To Generate Leads On Potential Civil War Relic Sites

Successful Civil War Relic Hunting – Part 2 – How To Generate Leads On Potential Civil War Relic Sites

I begin this article presuming that you have read Successful Civil War Relic Hunting a Primer for Beginners – Part 1, that is posted in the archives on this website.  If you have not… you missed a lot and I highly recommend that you go back and read Part 1 first before reading this part….

Successful Civil War Relic Hunting a Primer for Beginners – Part 1

Successful Civil War Relic Hunting a Primer for Beginners – Part 1

Sooner or later, a lot of beginner metal detectorists see artifacts from the Civil War found by other metal detectorists and, as a result, find themselves also wanting to search for and recover some of those amazing relics from a most traumatic period of our history when the United States went to war with ourselves….

When You Metal Detect… Are You Holey Efficient.. Or Holey Oblivious…???

When You Metal Detect… Are You Holey Efficient.. Or Holey Oblivious…???

In other words… is your target digging and recovery technique as good as the “Old Pros…” or… is it robbing you of MANY good finds??? Find out which by reading on. The backstory I start with will “set the stage” for what I will share about how to maximize your finds. A couple of years…

Common Sense and Deductive Reasoning Are the Trademarks of Every Continually Successful Treasure Hunter/Detectorist

Common Sense and Deductive Reasoning Are the Trademarks of Every Continually Successful Treasure Hunter/Detectorist

It is absolutely true that “Dumb Luck” strikes a Treasure Hunter like lightning does on rare occasions and they find… or stumble upon… a valuable cache of treasure even though they were doing a number of things wrong in the way they were going about searching for treasures. The odds of that finder being you are about…