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…

Interview with Detectorist Truls Warhuus, Digging Norwegian History

Interview with Detectorist Truls Warhuus, Digging Norwegian History

If you follow Truls Warhuus on Instagram or TikTok, you will be impressed by his metal detecting finds. Truls focuses on detecting Viking Age relics and coins and is really good at it.  Living in the countryside of Norway, Truls is surrounded by fields, lakes, and canals to metal detect. As a result, he is…

Metal Detecting, Reading Saltwater Beaches, Tips for Finding More Gold – Interview Gerard Gannon

Metal Detecting, Reading Saltwater Beaches, Tips for Finding More Gold – Interview Gerard Gannon

When an advanced metal detectorist I have already interviewed suggests I interview their mentor, I take note. This is how I came across Gerard Gannon, who detects South Jersey beaches. Someone, I interviewed, who is a very skilled beach detectorist, said I have to interview Gerard for Focus Speed, stating, “He is a Gold Machine…

Metal Detecting: The Top 10 Frustrations of the Hobby

Metal Detecting: The Top 10 Frustrations of the Hobby

Metal detecting is a fantastic hobby to take part in. It has therapeutic values that benefit both the body and mind. No hobby is without some frustration though and that is a reality detectorists know all too well.  I ran a few polls to see what feedback I could get from fellow dirt fishing enthusiasts….

Interview with Author and Detectorist Terry Shannon

Interview with Author and Detectorist Terry Shannon

Terry Shannon is a recognized name in the metal detecting community. His love of the hobby shines through the books and videos he has authored. Recently, he released his fourth and fifth books titled “Turf to Surf” and “Metal Detecting a Beginner’s Guide“. If you haven’t read “Turf to Surf” yet, it highlights Terry’s detecting…

Hints and Tips Using the Nokta Legend Metal Detector for Park and Relic Detecting. Interview Clark Army

Hints and Tips Using the Nokta Legend Metal Detector for Park and Relic Detecting. Interview Clark Army

The Legend metal detector by Nokta is an excellent machine for the price. Its build, quality, and tech put it in the class of the Minelab Equinox line and XP Deus and Deus II.  A multi-frequency detector for detecting parks, relics, beaches, and gold prospecting. From easy-to-understand stock settings or very customizable settings, The Legend…

Interview with Metal Detectorists Amanda AKA Instagram @More_Than_Ore

Interview with Metal Detectorists Amanda AKA Instagram @More_Than_Ore

It is always important to have metal detecting buddies for safety. It is especially important if you are a female detectorist. Amanda reached out to me on Instagram to see if we could detect together. I heard about her through another local detectorist about six months earlier, but didn’t know much about her. The first…

A Metal Detectorists Guide to Finding History in Places that Lack It

A Metal Detectorists Guide to Finding History in Places that Lack It

The key to success in metal detecting is the research you put into picking the spots you choose to detect. The majority of intermediate to advanced detectorists already know and use Topo Maps and Historical Aerials. However, we are going to discuss taking the research beyond the common ways most detectorists use and discovering the…

Tips for Cache Hunting – Interview Treasure Hunter Dennis Wynne

Tips for Cache Hunting – Interview Treasure Hunter Dennis Wynne

Have you been asked to find a treasure cache, either coins or jewelry or both, with your metal detector because a family member or local told you about a treasure cache that needs to be found on their property? Or could it be that you are chasing one of the many documented, lost treasures that…