How to Find the History of Property for Better Metal Detecting 

How to Find the History of Property for Better Metal Detecting 

If there is one topic I see more often than not in metal detecting forums and on social media outlets, it is from new detectorists wondering how they can research a property they will be metal detecting. How to learn more about a property you’re metal detecting, how to find who the owners of a…

How to Handle Treasures Found While Metal Detecting a Permission

How to Handle Treasures Found While Metal Detecting a Permission

Imagine – you’re experiencing the thrill of finding Indian head pennies, Mercury dimes, old TootsieToy cars and other relics out of a small part of a yard of an 1860s miner’s cottage. When you’re finished, you spread your finds out over a table to show the property owners. They take everything, saying they want to…

Garrett Ace Apex: Gypsy Jewels of Zero Discrimination Answers Your Questions

Garrett Ace Apex: Gypsy Jewels of Zero Discrimination Answers Your Questions

The Garrett Ace Apex which was released mid-2020 has become a favorite among metal detecting hobbyists around the world. Lightweight, rechargeable, multi-frequency, and loaded with features not normally found on entry to mid-level machines, the Garrett Ace Apex is the pinnacle of the Ace series which also includes the Ace 200, 300, and 400 models. …

Tips for Metal Detecting in the Surf

Tips for Metal Detecting in the Surf

It takes practice to get used to metal detecting in the surf and retrieving targets. One must learn how to work with the waves, shoddy visibility, and sometimes moving targets. Personally, because of the risks, I tend to detect the surf when it is safer to do so, small none fears waves if recreationally detecting….

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…

How to Get Metal Detecting Permissions without Door Knocking. Interview Jim Winter the Driftless Digger

How to Get Metal Detecting Permissions without Door Knocking. Interview Jim Winter the Driftless Digger

Securing a metal detecting permission, especially good permissions as a detectorist, is a big score. Jim Winter, known as the Driftless Digger, of southwest Wisconsin, makes it seem effortless. He has over 75 permissions, many on historic land, and he is letting me pick his brain and learn how to more easily obtain metal detecting…

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…