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…

Best Practices for Organized Hunts. Interview with Andrew Vacco

Best Practices for Organized Hunts. Interview with Andrew Vacco

I hear from metal detecting clubs regularly that they are struggling to increase memberships. Metal detecting clubs have importance. They educate new and seasoned detectorists on the ethics, local laws, and best practices. One of the common events that metal detecting clubs do is organized hunts, either fellowship or seeded. Recently, I spoke to Andrew Vacco,…

Interview Neil Jones, Discussing Myths About Metal Detector Depths

Interview Neil Jones, Discussing Myths About Metal Detector Depths

Neil Jones is a recognized name in metal detecting, especially among the detectorists who use Minelabs. He is known for showing detectorists how to program their machines to go deeper and get impressive finds even in iron-infested locations or mineralized soil. One of his well-known Beach to Land programs for the Minelab Equinox is discussed…

Improve Your Relic Hunting with These Minelab Equinox Tweaks, Interview Sean Haymes-Maree

Improve Your Relic Hunting with These Minelab Equinox Tweaks, Interview Sean Haymes-Maree

Sean Haymes-Maree, known for international artifact recoveries, is based in Florida and detects around the world, both beach and relic detecting. He owns both the Minelab Equinox 800 and the CTX 3030. You can find him on Instagram using the handle “Hunting4History” where he shares some of his finds. Sean uses the Equinox 800 mainly…

Interview with Metal Detectorist Ryan Fazekas and Co-Owner of Anderson Detector Shafts

Interview with Metal Detectorist Ryan Fazekas and Co-Owner of Anderson Detector Shafts

Anderson Detector Shafts is a recognized name by most seasoned metal detectorists. They are a leading aftermarket parts company in the hobby. I am honored to interview Ryan Fazekas a Co-Owner of Anderson Detector Shafts to learn more about the company, products, and Ryan’s metal detecting skills. About Anderson Detector Shafts How long has the…

Interview Detectorist and Recovery Specialist Alison Walker

Interview Detectorist and Recovery Specialist Alison Walker

Alison Walker, a metal detectorist from Ontario, Canada, has been on my radar for some time to interview. I have followed her from afar and felt she could have a lot of knowledge to share for budding and advanced metal detectorists.  Alison does recoveries along with metal detecting at beaches, lakes, streams, parks, woods, yards,…