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…

First Year Detecting: A Beginner’s Journey into the World of Metal Detecting

First Year Detecting: A Beginner’s Journey into the World of Metal Detecting

I know there’s someone out there reading this who can relate! I feel like the beginning of this should start off like an AA meeting… Hello, I’m Cris, and I have an addiction to metal detecting… Normally, this would start with the around-the-room welcomes. I’ll start off with my share, so to speak. I started…

Metal Detecting Tips: Anatomy of a Swim Beach

Metal Detecting Tips: Anatomy of a Swim Beach

Are you a beach detectorist? Swim Beaches and Swimming Holes can be rewarding yet challenging for treasure hunters and lost-and-found specialists alike. What is the anatomy of a swim beach? What are the principal areas on which to focus? Do they each have special properties? Are there strategies for metal detecting each one? Let us…

Nokta PulseDive Series Review, An Excellent Pinpointer, and Underwater Handheld Metal Detector.

Nokta PulseDive Series Review, An Excellent Pinpointer, and Underwater Handheld Metal Detector.

Five years ago, in 2019, trying to limit what I packed for a month-long vacation, where I would be metal detecting daily, I bought a Nokta PulseDive, the 2-in-1 model. I felt it was a smart decision that I could use it for snorkeling in freshwater lakes and also use it as my main pinpointer…

Beach Metal Detecting Tips,  Interview Brian Mayer Detectorist of 48+ Years

Beach Metal Detecting Tips,  Interview Brian Mayer Detectorist of 48+ Years

Brian Mayer has been metal detecting for 48 years. It all started in 1975 when a friend of his, in high school, showed civil war relics they found detecting with his dad. Seeing the relics sparked Brian’s interest in metal detecting. The friend would lend him an extra Whites metal detector, and he started detecting….

Metal Detecting, Reading Saltwater Beaches, Tips for Finding More Gold – Interview Gerard Gannon

Metal Detecting, Reading Saltwater Beaches, Tips for Finding More Gold – Interview Gerard Gannon

When an advanced metal detectorist I have already interviewed suggests I interview their mentor, I take note. This is how I came across Gerard Gannon, who detects South Jersey beaches. Someone, I interviewed, who is a very skilled beach detectorist, said I have to interview Gerard for Focus Speed, stating, “He is a Gold Machine…

Interview with Author and Detectorist Terry Shannon

Interview with Author and Detectorist Terry Shannon

Terry Shannon is a recognized name in the metal detecting community. His love of the hobby shines through the books and videos he has authored. Recently, he released his fourth and fifth books titled “Turf to Surf” and “Metal Detecting a Beginner’s Guide“. If you haven’t read “Turf to Surf” yet, it highlights Terry’s detecting…

Interview with Metal Detectorists Amanda AKA Instagram @More_Than_Ore

Interview with Metal Detectorists Amanda AKA Instagram @More_Than_Ore

It is always important to have metal detecting buddies for safety. It is especially important if you are a female detectorist. Amanda reached out to me on Instagram to see if we could detect together. I heard about her through another local detectorist about six months earlier, but didn’t know much about her. The first…