Interview with Detectorists R Dogg Treasure Hunter

Interview with Detectorists R Dogg Treasure Hunter

One of my metal detecting buddies said I need to interview Detectorist and YouTuber R Dogg Treasure Hunter. Of course, I had to reach out with my British Columbia, Canadian roots, knowing R Dogg, and detecting a lot on the west coast of Canada. I definitely was delighted he responded and was open to being…

Interview Detectorist Dick Stout. Discussing the Future of Recreational Metal Detecting

Interview Detectorist Dick Stout. Discussing the Future of Recreational Metal Detecting

Dick Stout started metal detecting in the early 70s in New Jersey, then moved to Texas to work for Garrett, which was short-lived when they downsized two years later. Along the way, he founded the Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Clubs, Inc. (FMDAC), which is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the…

Metal Detecting Rivers and Creeks, Interview Brian Cerniglia

Metal Detecting Rivers and Creeks, Interview Brian Cerniglia

Metal detecting rivers and creeks can be a lot of fun, especially if you understand where to look and how to go about it. Brian Cerniglia has been metal detecting for 30 years and is very well versed and successful at detecting creeks and rivers. He detects mostly around Vine Grove, Kentucky, using the XP…

Finding Lost Rings and Jewelry – Recoveries with Expert Metal Detectorist John Favano

Finding Lost Rings and Jewelry – Recoveries with Expert Metal Detectorist John Favano

Detectorist John Favano is often the first one they call in South New Jersey if a ring, necklace, keys, phone, or other metal item is lost and needs to be found. John has been doing recoveries for over 6 years, reuniting over 185 items with their owners. He has been featured in several news broadcasts,…

Metal Detecting as a Therapy for PTSD

Metal Detecting as a Therapy for PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, otherwise known as PTSD, is a lifelong battle for many. According to VA.gov, approximately six out of one hundred people will struggle with PTSD. The disorder is usually caused due to a life-threatening or terrorizing event and can result in a plethora of effects. Most notably are the triggers that remind the…

Garrett AT Max Tips with Shawn “SGT Whitey” Sherrill 

Garrett AT Max Tips with Shawn “SGT Whitey” Sherrill 

If you use a Garret AT Max, have followed metal detecting, and keep tabs on Garrett metal detectors, you have probably heard of Shawn “SGT Whitey” Sherrill. He is one of the recognizable names on social media, attending metal detecting events and is a guest on various metal detecting related podcasts.  The Garrett AT Max…

How to Metal Detect Old Homesteads and Farm Fields With Brian Tobias

How to Metal Detect Old Homesteads and Farm Fields With Brian Tobias

When it comes to skilled detectorists who mastered metal detecting old homesteads and farm fields, I think of Brian Tobias from Michigan. He is one of the best relic metal detectorists I know. To help our readers find farm fields and homesteads to metal detect and best approach how to detect them, I have interviewed…

Interview Laurie Gagne – Minelab Equinox Advanced Tips

Interview Laurie Gagne – Minelab Equinox Advanced Tips

Laurie Gagne educates detectorists using a Minelab Equinox to go beyond their stock settings. A Minelab Detexpert, she has always been a treasure hunter by nature. Laurie swung her first metal detector at 17 when she found it in her father’s basement, trying it but didn’t know how to use it. Then in 2009, she…

Interview Mark Branton – Metal Detecting Tips & Preserving the Hobby

Interview Mark Branton – Metal Detecting Tips & Preserving the Hobby

Mark Branton is known for promoting metal detecting, being an ambassador, showing how the hobby is for all ages, and promoting the best practices.  He has been detecting for over 45 years and is a current Board Member and former President of Michigan Treasure Hunters. Mark was featured in Chapter 17 of Finders: Secrets of…