How to Find the History of Property for Better Metal Detecting 

How to Find the History of Property for Better Metal Detecting 

If there is one topic I see more often than not in metal detecting forums and on social media outlets, it is from new detectorists wondering how they can research a property they will be metal detecting. How to learn more about a property you’re metal detecting, how to find who the owners of a…

How to Handle Treasures Found While Metal Detecting a Permission

How to Handle Treasures Found While Metal Detecting a Permission

Imagine – you’re experiencing the thrill of finding Indian head pennies, Mercury dimes, old TootsieToy cars and other relics out of a small part of a yard of an 1860s miner’s cottage. When you’re finished, you spread your finds out over a table to show the property owners. They take everything, saying they want to…

Common Sense and Deductive Reasoning Are the Trademarks of Every Continually Successful Treasure Hunter/Detectorist

Common Sense and Deductive Reasoning Are the Trademarks of Every Continually Successful Treasure Hunter/Detectorist

It is absolutely true that “Dumb Luck” strikes a Treasure Hunter like lightning does on rare occasions and they find… or stumble upon… a valuable cache of treasure even though they were doing a number of things wrong in the way they were going about searching for treasures. The odds of that finder being you are about…

How to Get Metal Detecting Permissions without Door Knocking. Interview Jim Winter the Driftless Digger

How to Get Metal Detecting Permissions without Door Knocking. Interview Jim Winter the Driftless Digger

Securing a metal detecting permission, especially good permissions as a detectorist, is a big score. Jim Winter, known as the Driftless Digger, of southwest Wisconsin, makes it seem effortless. He has over 75 permissions, many on historic land, and he is letting me pick his brain and learn how to more easily obtain metal detecting…

Metal Detecting Rivers and Creeks, Interview Brian Cerniglia

Metal Detecting Rivers and Creeks, Interview Brian Cerniglia

Metal detecting rivers and creeks can be a lot of fun, especially if you understand where to look and how to go about it. Brian Cerniglia has been metal detecting for 30 years and is very well versed and successful at detecting creeks and rivers. He detects mostly around Vine Grove, Kentucky, using the XP…

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Treasure 

Tips from Advanced Metal Detectorists to Help You Find More Treasure 

The metal detecting tips below are a collection of quotes from advanced detectorists. Enjoy and happy detecting. Advice on Purchasing and Learning a Metal Detector Buy a metal detector that suits the needs of what you want to find. Don’t go cheap. For example, if you want to find silver coins, buy a high-end detector…

How to Metal Detect Old Homesteads and Farm Fields With Brian Tobias

How to Metal Detect Old Homesteads and Farm Fields With Brian Tobias

When it comes to skilled detectorists who mastered metal detecting old homesteads and farm fields, I think of Brian Tobias from Michigan. He is one of the best relic metal detectorists I know. To help our readers find farm fields and homesteads to metal detect and best approach how to detect them, I have interviewed…