Rules of Metal Detecting: What You Need to Know

Rules of Metal Detecting: What You Need to Know

In the world of metal detecting, the endless allure of unearthing hidden treasures and artifacts is matched by the responsibility to respect history, property, and the environment. As metal detecting technology advances and the community of enthusiasts grows, adhering to a strict code of ethics, or rules, becomes paramount.  In order to understand the ethics…

Metal Detecting VDI’s: Nokta The Legend and Garrett ACE Apex VDI Values

Metal Detecting VDI’s: Nokta The Legend and Garrett ACE Apex VDI Values

Let’s start with the big question: What is a VDI, and how does it relate to metal detectors? In simple terms, your metal detector is sending a wave of energy into the ground and when that wave hits a metal object, it will, in turn bounce the wave back to your detector, providing it’s own…

Metal Detecting: The Top 10 Frustrations of the Hobby

Metal Detecting: The Top 10 Frustrations of the Hobby

Metal detecting is a fantastic hobby to take part in. It has therapeutic values that benefit both the body and mind. No hobby is without some frustration though and that is a reality detectorists know all too well.  I ran a few polls to see what feedback I could get from fellow dirt fishing enthusiasts….

Metal Detecting Ammunition: Identify and Determine the Age With Help From Aquachigger

Metal Detecting Ammunition: Identify and Determine the Age With Help From Aquachigger

No matter where you metal detect you are likely to unearth an old bullet or casing. From shotgun headstamps to Civil War Minie Balls, there are ways to help identify the ammunition in question.  Thankfully, I’ve been able to get some insight from Aquachigger who has agreed to share some of his knowledge.  In this…

Tips and Tricks for Advanced Metal Detecting with the Garrett ACE 400

Tips and Tricks for Advanced Metal Detecting with the Garrett ACE 400

Having used the Garrett ACE 400 metal detector for a few years now alongside my ACE Apex, I have gained a better understanding of the metal detector that is considered a beginner to intermediate-level machine.  I have uncovered some incredible relics and coins other metal detectors have missed and gained a deep understanding of how…