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,…

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

ATPro 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…

Want to Maximize Your Metal Detecting Finds? “Do the Math!”

Want to Maximize Your Metal Detecting Finds? “Do the Math!”

I realize going in that some parts of this article will be considered “controversial” by some detectorists who let their emotions rule their head when it comes to how they metal detect.  I think we all start out that way when we first begin detecting but, in my case, I now have had nearly 50…

Interview – Advanced Beach Metal Detecting Tips with John Favano

Interview – Advanced Beach Metal Detecting Tips with John Favano

I learned about John Favano when he joined the Focus Speeds Metal Detecting Facebook Group. John beach detects in and around New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware as a member of the Ring Finders Network. You might recognize him for being on news broadcasts and in newspapers for his impressive recoveries. He does a lot…

Metal Detecting: The “2-Hour Rule” That Takes “Treasure Out of Trash!”

Metal Detecting: The “2-Hour Rule” That Takes “Treasure Out of Trash!”

All of us encounter metal detecting sites that contain heavy amounts of metal trash beneath their surface.  The amount of trash signals present vary greatly from site to site depending on how long it saw use and what occurred on that site in the way of activities by the people who once occupied it.   For…