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…

Want to Recover More Treasure? Read The Ring Finder by Steve Zazulyk

Want to Recover More Treasure? Read The Ring Finder by Steve Zazulyk

Have you always dreamed of finding buried treasure with a metal detector? Underneath the surface, there are endless possibilities of what you may dig up. The Ring Finder by Steve Zazulyk is full of helpful tips from a professional treasure hunter to ensure you too will be successful with metal detecting. From getting comfortable with…

ATPro Tips, Tricks, and Techniques — New Power from a Decade-Old Detector

ATPro Tips, Tricks, and Techniques — New Power from a Decade-Old Detector

If you have any amount of time in the hobby of metal detecting, and possibly if you are a novice or don’t detect at all, the chances of having heard of Garrett metal detectors is pretty high.  If so, probably no other detector since Eleanor and Charles Garrett establish their business April 1, 1964, has captured…

Interview – Advanced Beach Metal Detecting Tips with John Favano

Interview – Advanced Beach Metal Detecting Tips with John Favano

I learned about John Favano when he joined the Focus Speeds Metal Detecting Facebook Group. John beach detects in and around New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware as a member of the Ring Finders Network. You might recognize him for being on news broadcasts and in newspapers for his impressive recoveries. He does a lot…

Beach Metal Detecting Tips. – How I Found 34 Rings in One Month

Beach Metal Detecting Tips. – How I Found 34 Rings in One Month

Jokes aside, I never expected to ever find this many rings or this much jewelry in such a short period of time. This particular hunting patch might’ve only been for one month, but the preparation and planning has been a year in the making, as well as the perfect storm of circumstances to have put…

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…

Recommended Products for Water or Beach Metal Detecting

Recommended Products for Water or Beach Metal Detecting

What is the right equipment for getting into water or beach metal detecting? Or what should you look for when wanting to upgrade your current equipment to something better? It doesn’t take much research to know that water can do a lot of damage to metal detecting equipment. Add ocean salt to the mix and…