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…

Learning a New Metal Detector, VDI Numbers for Various Rings and Collectible Coins – The Legend, Equinox, Apex & AT Pro

Learning a New Metal Detector, VDI Numbers for Various Rings and Collectible Coins – The Legend, Equinox, Apex & AT Pro

There are many metal detector VDI charts out there; however, I wanted to see a chart where common metal detector’s currently on the market VDI’s are listed beside each other and tested on the same exact object and same exact location. So I made one.  I was particularly interested in rings, and various rings, from…

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 2

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 2

Let’s assume for talking purposes here, that if you are a newbie to metal detecting, time has passed and you followed my advice given in Part 1 of this article about avoiding long gone homesites and so you have hunted only those still standing, up to now.  You have chalked up over a hundred hours…

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 1

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 1

I truly love to metal detect old housesites and over the past 5 decades I have done a lot of them.  A fair number of those have been quite good to me, yielding up a quantity of really old coins, lots of old artifacts from about all periods of American history…  and… some nice pieces…

New Detectorists, Are You Disappointed in Metal Detecting Finds? Stop Looking for False Hope in the Ground.

New Detectorists, Are You Disappointed in Metal Detecting Finds? Stop Looking for False Hope in the Ground.

Have you seen posts on social media littered with cool items that others are finding, and thought you could get a metal detector and get into the hobby? It looked easy on YouTube. It seemed like you just swing the coil a bit and find jewelry, old coins, or historic items. Some of you run…