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…

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…

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…