Fortuna XELA Review. OKM’s Pinpointer

Fortuna XELA Review. OKM’s Pinpointer

Released from OKM, the Fortuna XELA metal detecting pinpointer caters to the needs of diverse sectors, including archaeology, professional treasure hunting, mining operations, military and law enforcement forensics, and serious detectorists. OKM Background For those who may not be familiar, OKM is a German-based company that has been in operation for over 25 years. They…

A Review of the BeaverLAB Darwin M2 Digital Microscope: Perfect for Identifying Coins and Examining Smaller Relics

A Review of the BeaverLAB Darwin M2 Digital Microscope: Perfect for Identifying Coins and Examining Smaller Relics

For metal detecting enthusiasts, uncovering hidden treasures and unearthing relics is an exciting and rewarding hobby. However, the challenge often lies in identifying and closely examining the small, intricate details of their finds. This is where the BeaverLAB Darwin M2 Digital Microscope becomes an indispensable tool. By combining advanced digital microscopy with portability and ease…

When Depth Matters: Consider OKM Over Traditional Hobby Metal Detectors

When Depth Matters: Consider OKM Over Traditional Hobby Metal Detectors

OKM is renowned for its innovative development and manufacturing of geophysical instruments, including metal detectors, ground-penetrating radars, 3D ground scanners, and water detectors. These tools are employed in various fields, such as archaeology, treasure hunting, military mine detection, and environmental surveys. OKM Detection Devices The company’s journey began in 1998, when founder Andreas Krauss, driven…

Delving into the Depths: Exploring How Metal Detectors Work and Advanced Technologies Behind Modern Treasure Hunting

Delving into the Depths: Exploring How Metal Detectors Work and Advanced Technologies Behind Modern Treasure Hunting

As cultural trends evolve away from the use of precious metals like gold and silver and the daily carrying of coins diminishes, many metal detecting enthusiasts are honing their skills and branching out into more specialized pursuits such as archaeological digs, cache hunting, and other treasure-seeking adventures. These activities typically demand more sophisticated technology than…

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…

Enhancing Metal Detecting Adventures: A Review of the GO TERRAIN App from XP Metal Detectors

Enhancing Metal Detecting Adventures: A Review of the GO TERRAIN App from XP Metal Detectors

In the past, I used to use the Google Maps app, on my phone, to track the locations of my finds, while metal detecting.  I would mark the location by dropping a pin, and then select “Add Label” to save a custom name.  In this example, I found an 1855 Large cent and named the…

High-Performance, Budget-Friendly, Waterproof Metal Detecting Boots for Mud and Snow Conditions

High-Performance, Budget-Friendly, Waterproof Metal Detecting Boots for Mud and Snow Conditions

I’ve been on the hunt for affordable metal detecting boots, a task made incredibly challenging by having a small foot size as a woman. I explored various options, from non-metal toe boots designed for logging, construction, hiking, motorcycle, to cowboy boots. Given the demanding conditions I face while metal detecting, I’ve gone through numerous pairs…

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…

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…