Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 2

Tips for Metal Detecting Old Homesites – Part 2

Let’s assume for talking purposes here, that if you are a newbie to metal detecting, time has passed and you followed my advice given in Part 1 of this article about avoiding long gone homesites and so you have hunted only those still standing, up to now.  You have chalked up over a hundred hours…

Metal Detecting Permission Finds & Tips for Newer Detectorists Considering Permissions

Metal Detecting Permission Finds & Tips for Newer Detectorists Considering Permissions

Sometimes metal detecting permissions are good and fruitful, and sometimes they produce nothing and can be discouraging. This permission had fun finds, and I was grateful I had the chance to detect it.  Being in Southern California, with many good detectorists, beaches and parks are pounded, particularly if you are looking for the old coins,…

Interview Laurie Gagne – Minelab Equinox Advanced Tips

Interview Laurie Gagne – Minelab Equinox Advanced Tips

Laurie Gagne educates detectorists using a Minelab Equinox to go beyond their stock settings. A Minelab Detexpert, she has always been a treasure hunter by nature. Laurie swung her first metal detector at 17 when she found it in her father’s basement, trying it but didn’t know how to use it. Then in 2009, she…

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…

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…

Interview – Anfibio Multi Tips with Siren Kimmie

Interview – Anfibio Multi Tips with Siren Kimmie

One of Focus Speeds’ readers asked if we could publish some tips for Anfibio Multi users. I contacted Dilek Gönülay, Director of Sales and Marketing at Nokta Makro, and asked her who is one of the best with the Anfibio Multi, she suggested Siren Kimmie. Siren Kimmie has been metal detecting for around 10 years,…

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…

Improve Your Relic Hunting with These Minelab Equinox Tweaks, Interview Sean Haymes-Maree

Improve Your Relic Hunting with These Minelab Equinox Tweaks, Interview Sean Haymes-Maree

Sean Haymes-Maree, known for international artifact recoveries, is based in Florida and detects around the world, both beach and relic detecting. He owns both the Minelab Equinox 800 and the CTX 3030. You can find him on Instagram using the handle “Hunting4History” where he shares some of his finds. Sean uses the Equinox 800 mainly…

Just in Time for Christmas – A Long Distance Reunion Story

Just in Time for Christmas – A Long Distance Reunion Story

They say every great story has a beginning, middle, and end…in this case, I will start in the middle. Saturday the 6th of November being my birthday and the temperature being slightly above freezing with precipitation at near 100%  I thought “what better way to spend my birthday than swinging my detector in the middle…