Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Relics

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Relics

Below are a collection of metal detecting tips from advanced relic hunters. Metal Detecting & Soil Condition Soil conditions can really make a difference when it comes to metal detecting. In highly mineralized soil, most detectors will respond erratically, causing the detector to go unstable in some cases. When the soil is super dry or…

Did You Know Anderson Detector Shafts  Sells More Than Shafts?

Did You Know Anderson Detector Shafts  Sells More Than Shafts?

Anderson Detector Shafts is well known for their carbon fiber shafts, but did you know they sell other metal detecting and detector accessories? From quality replacement arm cuffs to coil bolt kits and more. A couple of items besides shafts that detectorists should take note of Anderson selling are as follows: Metal Made Arm Cuffs…

Learning a New Metal Detector, VDI Numbers for Various Rings and Collectible Coins – The Legend, Equinox, Apex & AT Pro

Learning a New Metal Detector, VDI Numbers for Various Rings and Collectible Coins – The Legend, Equinox, Apex & AT Pro

There are many metal detector VDI charts out there; however, I wanted to see a chart where common metal detector’s currently on the market VDI’s are listed beside each other and tested on the same exact object and same exact location. So I made one.  I was particularly interested in rings, and various rings, from…

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 1

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 1

I truly love to metal detect old housesites and over the past 5 decades I have done a lot of them.  A fair number of those have been quite good to me, yielding up a quantity of really old coins, lots of old artifacts from about all periods of American history…  and… some nice pieces…

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

AT Pro 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…

Want to Maximize Your Metal Detecting Finds? “Do the Math!”

Want to Maximize Your Metal Detecting Finds? “Do the Math!”

I realize going in that some parts of this article will be considered “controversial” by some detectorists who let their emotions rule their head when it comes to how they metal detect.  I think we all start out that way when we first begin detecting but, in my case, I now have had nearly 50…

The Joy Of Metal Detecting “Worked-out” Sites

The Joy Of Metal Detecting “Worked-out” Sites

A little over forty-four years ago, I found my very first Civil War battle artifacts with a metal detector on the Perryville, Kentucky battlefield.  While that day’s results were not much to brag about, as I only found one fired 3-ring Minie Ball and one iron canister shot fired out of a Confederate cannon for…