Lessons from Metal Detecting an Old Dump Site

Lessons from Metal Detecting an Old Dump Site

In February, three of us set out to metal detect at a ranch site. The area where the home once stood didn’t yield any significant finds initially. The first item we discovered was the top of a hammer, leading us to nickname the location “Hammer Ranch” to distinguish it from our other detecting sites. We…

Interview: Unearthing Dennis Grzenia’s Secrets of Metal Detecting Mastery

Interview: Unearthing Dennis Grzenia’s Secrets of Metal Detecting Mastery

Dennis Grzenia is an avid metal detectorist in and around Wisconsin. He uses the Minelab Manticore and the Nokta Legend metal detectors. Over the years, he has honed his skills in coin shooting, but his true passion lies in hunting for relics. Dennis also owns the Minelab CTX 3030 and the Nokta Simplex, both of…

Water and Beach Metal Detecting: Interview with Steven Reyes, Best Practices, Tips, and Gear Suggestions.

Water and Beach Metal Detecting: Interview with Steven Reyes, Best Practices, Tips, and Gear Suggestions.

Steven Reyes is an avid beach and water detectorist based in Southern California and frequently detects in Hawaii. Known under the online handles ltr_805 on Instagram, TikTok, and Lost Treasure Recovery on YouTube, he loves metal detecting.  Steven not only pursues this passion for the sheer enjoyment of the find but also undertakes recovery missions,…

Running With the Beast -A Hard Look into the Minelab Manticore and Its Users

Running With the Beast -A Hard Look into the Minelab Manticore and Its Users

The Never Ending Desire for Depth and When and How to Use It Why is depth such a crucial factor in metal detecting? It’s not just about the detector; it’s also about the detectorist also. What are your objectives? Where are you conducting your searches? What treasures are you hoping to uncover? How much time…

Adventures in Metal Detecting: From Rainy Mishaps to Historic Finds in England

Adventures in Metal Detecting: From Rainy Mishaps to Historic Finds in England

You may have read my previous article, regarding a few of my metal detecting finds and some tips, during my maiden voyage to England in 2019.  If you did, I’m grateful for your continued interest and patience with my narratives.  My hat’s off to you. On my initial trip to this metal detecting mecca they…

Out of the Box Research Strategies to Find New Places to Metal Detect

Out of the Box Research Strategies to Find New Places to Metal Detect

Thorough research is key to uncovering valuable finds with metal detectors. As the hobby grows in popularity, the challenge increases due to trends like fewer people wearing jewelry, less cash being carried, and the development of older areas. Therefore, metal detectorists must adopt more creative approaches, moving beyond traditional methods such as examining old maps…

First Year Detecting: A Beginner’s Journey into the World of Metal Detecting

First Year Detecting: A Beginner’s Journey into the World of Metal Detecting

I know there’s someone out there reading this who can relate! I feel like the beginning of this should start off like an AA meeting… Hello, I’m Cris, and I have an addiction to metal detecting… Normally, this would start with the around-the-room welcomes. I’ll start off with my share, so to speak. I started…

The Greatest Metal Detector Never Used… (To Its Full Potential)the THM-PS-1OO

The Greatest Metal Detector Never Used… (To Its Full Potential)the THM-PS-1OO

Whether or not you have purchased your first metal detector… you already own one… and it is so powerful that it can surpass any other metal detector ever made hands down in determining how much treasure you find in your life.   If you are a grizzled veteran and own a dozen or more metal detectors,…