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,…

Interview with Bert Van Heerde, Minelab Detexpert and Founder & CEO of Motley Beach Scoops

Interview with Bert Van Heerde, Minelab Detexpert and Founder & CEO of Motley Beach Scoops

One of the things I look at when researching companies in the metal detecting space is whether or not the founders of the company truly metal detect. Do they understand the wear and tear on the equipment incurred by those who detect weekly and do long hour outings in various soil and weather conditions? Ergonomically,…

Interview Metal Detectorist Tom Tanner

Interview Metal Detectorist Tom Tanner

For those who frequent the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum, you have probably seen Tom Tanner’s informative posts. Tom is very experienced in metal detecting on both land and beach in California, with a special niche of Central to Northern California. His knowledge and finds impress even seasoned metal detectorists. How many years have you been metal…

Interview. Metal Detectorist, DiscoveryDaisy

Interview. Metal Detectorist, DiscoveryDaisy

When I was doing research on Predator Tool Shovels for an article I was writing a couple of months back, I was looking around to see which detectorists use them and which shovel models they were using. In my research, I came across DiscoveryDaisy on Instagram and started following her feed. After the article was…