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…

Detectorist Chris Furr Interview, Minelab  Equinox 800 Tips

Detectorist Chris Furr Interview, Minelab Equinox 800 Tips

I started metal detecting with a Tesoro Mojave, and while it was great, I needed a beach detector that could handle black wet mineralized sand. Good beach metal detectors that can handle badly mineralized sand often cost big dollars. I also wanted a machine that was versatile. The best price point at that time, and…

What to Consider When Buying Your First Beach Sand Scoop for Metal Detecting

What to Consider When Buying Your First Beach Sand Scoop for Metal Detecting

For a beach detectorist, a sand scoop is just as important as a good metal detector. New beach detectorists realize quickly the design of a scoop adds to factoring whether a day at the beach is good or bad detecting. When people first get into the hobby, they often start with a plastic sand scoop…

Why Metal Detectorists Need to Be Cautious Handling Lead and How Lead Exposure Harms You

Why Metal Detectorists Need to Be Cautious Handling Lead and How Lead Exposure Harms You

A Little Lead Never Hurts Anyone — or Does It? Exposure Harms You  As a beach and water metal detectorist, you will be exposed to lead when you find lead fishing weights also known as sinkers. Handling them improperly can result in elevated lead levels.  The absorption of lead into your body will affect your health….

Tarsacci MDT 8000 Metal Detector

Tarsacci MDT 8000 Metal Detector

Ideal for coin, beach, and relic hunting the Tarsacci MDT 8000 Metal Detector excels where other detectors might struggle with very mineralized ground. It is lightweight, durable, waterproof (IP68 rating, up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes), and made in the United States, California. First, of its kind, the Tarsacci MDT 8000 has Mixed Domain…

How to Use the Nokta Makro Simplex Metal Detector in Black Sand

How to Use the Nokta Makro Simplex Metal Detector in Black Sand

First off, I’m a relatively new metal detectorist, only upgrading to my Nokta Makro Simplex+ in August 2020 after getting into the hobby with an old favorite, the Bounty Hunter. From then till now, I’ve had 106 metal detecting trips in the San Diego area and have even made one trip farther up in Orange…

XTREME X3 All-Terrain Titanium Sand Scoop Review

XTREME X3 All-Terrain Titanium Sand Scoop Review

I had the opportunity to try the XTREME X3 All-Terrain Titanium Sand Scoop. My metal detecting buddy suggested I use his new titanium sand scoop instead of my very heavy stainless steel scoop since I was getting over being under the weather and still lacking energy. Concerned about the several flights of steps down to…

Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect

Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect

Yes I see you, giving me and my detectorist friends that look as we are metal detecting in your line of sight. Some of you even snap pictures, and post them on Instagram or Twitter with a  comment like “Beach Better Have My Money” or some other overused phrase. Some pull your kids away like…