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…

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…

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 2

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 2

Let’s assume for talking purposes here, that if you are a newbie to metal detecting, time has passed and you followed my advice given in Part 1 of this article about avoiding long gone homesites and so you have hunted only those still standing, up to now.  You have chalked up over a hundred hours…

New Detectorists, Are You Disappointed in Metal Detecting Finds? Stop Looking for False Hope in the Ground.

New Detectorists, Are You Disappointed in Metal Detecting Finds? Stop Looking for False Hope in the Ground.

Have you seen posts on social media littered with cool items that others are finding, and thought you could get a metal detector and get into the hobby? It looked easy on YouTube. It seemed like you just swing the coil a bit and find jewelry, old coins, or historic items. Some of you run…

Interview – Anfibio Multi Tips with Siren Kimmie

Interview – Anfibio Multi Tips with Siren Kimmie

One of Focus Speeds’ readers asked if we could publish some tips for Anfibio Multi users. I contacted Dilek Gönülay, Director of Sales and Marketing at Nokta Makro, and asked her who is one of the best with the Anfibio Multi, she suggested Siren Kimmie. Siren Kimmie has been metal detecting for around 10 years,…

AT Pro Tips, Tricks, and Techniques — New Power from a Decade-Old Detector

AT Pro Tips, Tricks, and Techniques — New Power from a Decade-Old Detector

If you have any amount of time in the hobby of metal detecting, and possibly if you are a novice or don’t detect at all, the chances of having heard of Garrett metal detectors is pretty high.  If so, probably no other detector since Eleanor and Charles Garrett establish their business April 1, 1964, has captured…