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

How to Find Civil War Artifacts Metal Detecting in Any State
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How to Find Civil War Artifacts Metal Detecting in Any State

If you were to take a guess, what would you say is the biggest obstacle that is preventing you from finding great Civil War (or any of our other wars) properties to metal detect? Would you say… permissions?  Or… what about if where you are located in the U.S. where there were few or no…

Tips for Cleaning Older Coins and Tokens Found Metal Detecting
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Tips for Cleaning Older Coins and Tokens Found Metal Detecting

Coins and tokens have been used for more than 2600 years. Those that are found metal detecting can be a challenge getting cleaned. Different coin and token metals require different methods to clean. Doing it right will retain their value; doing it wrong could make them lose value. The coin cleaning tips that Jason Flicker,…

Why Metal Detectorist Need to Be Cautious Handling Lead and How Lead Exposure Harms You
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Why Metal Detectorist Need to Be Cautious Handling Lead and How Lead Exposure Harms You

A Little Lead Never Hurts Anyone — or Does It? Exposure Harms You  As a beach and water metal detectorist, you will be exposed to lead when you find lead fishing weights also known as sinkers. Handling them improperly can result in elevated lead levels.  The absorption of lead into your body will affect your health….

Using Google Lens to Identify Metal Detecting Finds
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Using Google Lens to Identify Metal Detecting Finds

Identifying metal detecting finds can sometimes be easy and sometimes extremely difficult. For those metal detectorist who use Android or iPhones phones do you know there is a free app called Google Lens to help you identify detecting finds? Google Lens app is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning…

How to Use the Nokta Makro Simplex Metal Detector in Black Sand
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How to Use the Nokta Makro Simplex Metal Detector in Black Sand

First off, I’m a relatively new metal detectorist, only upgrading to my Nokta Makro Simplex+ in August 2020 after getting into the hobby with an old favorite, the Bounty Hunter. From then till now, I’ve had 106 metal detecting trips in the San Diego area and have even made one trip farther up in Orange…