An Interview with “Metal Detector Man” Stan Ross, The Ring Finder Extraordinaire, With 750+ Recoveries

An Interview with “Metal Detector Man” Stan Ross, The Ring Finder Extraordinaire, With 750+ Recoveries

Metal detecting transcends being merely a hobby for some; it embodies a lifelong passion fueled by curiosity and the thrill of unearthing hidden metal treasures. Stan Ross from Orange County, affectionately known as the “Metal Detector Man,” epitomizes this dedication. Over the years, he has refined his skills in metal detecting, earning a reputation as…

Unearthing Excellence: Stef Tanguay’s Journey to Prominence in Metal Detecting

Unearthing Excellence: Stef Tanguay’s Journey to Prominence in Metal Detecting

Stef Tanguay stands out as a prominent figure in the world of metal detecting, particularly known for her exceptional skills and impressive discoveries. As one of the top female detectorists in the hobby, Stef has garnered attention for her remarkable finds, cultivated a successful YouTube channel under the name “Stef Digs,” and built a warm…

Interview: Tough Run Metal Detecting, James Opfar’s Relic Hunting Adventures, and XP Deus Tips

Interview: Tough Run Metal Detecting, James Opfar’s Relic Hunting Adventures, and XP Deus Tips

From an early age, James has harbored a deep fascination with lost treasure, history, and relics. His initial exposure to metal detecting came through his father, who possessed a couple of older White’s metal detectors.  In 2016, as an adult in Western Washington State, James embarked on his own metal detecting journey through the acquisition…

Two Views to Digging Up History – What Can We Learn, Appreciate and Change. 

Two Views to Digging Up History – What Can We Learn, Appreciate and Change. 

Anyone who knows me knows I love metal detecting. I especially like to find history where people argue no history can be found. My process begins with researching. I start by looking at old aerials, as well as reading previous documentation from newspapers, historical diaries, and memoirs. I also look at old historical black-and-white photos…

Interview Washington State Metal Detectorist Allen Henneberry

Interview Washington State Metal Detectorist Allen Henneberry

Allen Henneberry is the current president of OPTH, Olympic Peninsula Treasure Hunters Metal Detecting Club, and he is one of the founders of The Outlaw Metal Detecting Club, which has two chapters, one in Tacoma and the other in Olympia. He also belongs to various other metal detecting clubs. He has been metal detecting since…

The Revolt in the Hobby. Metal Detectorists Are Saying Enough is Enough to Bad Players

The Revolt in the Hobby. Metal Detectorists Are Saying Enough is Enough to Bad Players

The hobby of metal detecting, or should we say the culture of metal detecting, is definitely different from other niche markets. I can contest to this, working for years in marketing and seeing how various niche markets behave.  Metal detecting organizations such as equipment manufacturers, event planners, and influencers had it pretty easy for years,…

Relic Hunting with the Garrett Axiom, Interview Rusty Curry

Relic Hunting with the Garrett Axiom, Interview Rusty Curry

Even though the Garrett Axiom was engineered as a gold nugget metal detector, detectorists have successfully used it as a relic and coin hunting machine. The Axiom detector does well in mineralized soil, sand, and clay, where many standard detectors would struggle. Two advanced recognized detectorists who have good things to say about the Axiom…

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…