Exploring the Depths: An Interview with Lost Item Recovery Diving Specialist Jeff Morgan on Finding Rings in Zero Visibility

Exploring the Depths: An Interview with Lost Item Recovery Diving Specialist Jeff Morgan on Finding Rings in Zero Visibility

When a valuable item like a ring, phone, watch, wallet, boat propeller or any other item of value takes an unexpected plunge into the waters in the Great Pacific North West Region, Jeff Morgan, the Seattle Ring Hunter is the first person many turn to. With a quick call, he gears up, grabs his metal…

Unearthing History: An Exclusive Interview with Relic Metal Detectorist Matt Connatty of Prince George, BC

Unearthing History: An Exclusive Interview with Relic Metal Detectorist Matt Connatty of Prince George, BC

In the serene landscapes of Prince George, British Columbia, where history lies beneath the surface, Matt Connatty has mastered the art of uncovering the past. As a relic metal detectorist, he’s not just searching for buried treasures; he’s on a mission to resurrect the stories and artifacts that have long been forgotten. In this interview,…

Detectorist Ethics – Ensuring the Longevity of Metal Detecting for Years to Come

Detectorist Ethics – Ensuring the Longevity of Metal Detecting for Years to Come

For all of us reading this site, this is probably common sense, and as well it should be, but we all detect with, mentor, and know other detectorists (new to the hobby or seasoned) that might need this gentle reminder. So here it goes. When this hobby started gaining popularity in the early 70s with…

Successful Civil War Relic Hunting – Part 2 – How To Generate Leads On Potential Civil War Relic Sites

Successful Civil War Relic Hunting – Part 2 – How To Generate Leads On Potential Civil War Relic Sites

I begin this article presuming that you have read Successful Civil War Relic Hunting a Primer for Beginners – Part 1, that is posted in the archives on this website.  If you have not… you missed a lot and I highly recommend that you go back and read Part 1 first before reading this part….

Interview Detectorist Benjamin Fuselier, Bayou Digs.

Interview Detectorist Benjamin Fuselier, Bayou Digs.

Louisiana Metal Detectorist and Preservationist, Benjamin Fuselier, using the Instagram handle Bayou Digs, finds relics from old buckles, military buttons, pocket watches, locks, three-ring bullets, and older coins.  He currently uses a Minelab Equinox 800 and a Garrett ProPointer AT. Below I interview him, where he shares more about his background in metal detecting, along…

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Relics

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Relics

Below are a collection of metal detecting tips from advanced relic hunters. Metal Detecting & Soil Condition Soil conditions can really make a difference when it comes to metal detecting. In highly mineralized soil, most detectors will respond erratically, causing the detector to go unstable in some cases. When the soil is super dry or…

Beach Metal Detecting Tips,  Interview Brian Mayer Detectorist of 48+ Years

Beach Metal Detecting Tips,  Interview Brian Mayer Detectorist of 48+ Years

Brian Mayer has been metal detecting for 48 years. It all started in 1975 when a friend of his, in high school, showed civil war relics they found detecting with his dad. Seeing the relics sparked Brian’s interest in metal detecting. The friend would lend him an extra Whites metal detector, and he started detecting….

Lidar Game Changing Tool for Research and Metal Detecting

Lidar Game Changing Tool for Research and Metal Detecting

How did you first get acquainted with Lidar? A friend of mine who has been metal detecting for over 50 years told me for some time, he’s been using this newer technique to uncover cellar holes in the northeast and that it often helped him to find untouched colonial sites. So, one evening we set…