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…

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…

Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery

Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery

A metal detecting friend and I decided to hit a local plot of land where we have permission to detect in South Orange County, California. Being that the plot of land is surrounded by tract homes, and that the city was incorporated in the early 1990’s, the finds on the property are usually modern 1980’s…

Metal Detecting: The “2-Hour Rule” That Takes “Treasure Out of Trash!”

Metal Detecting: The “2-Hour Rule” That Takes “Treasure Out of Trash!”

All of us encounter metal detecting sites that contain heavy amounts of metal trash beneath their surface.  The amount of trash signals present vary greatly from site to site depending on how long it saw use and what occurred on that site in the way of activities by the people who once occupied it.   For…

How to Find Civil War Artifacts Metal Detecting in Any State

How to Find Civil War Artifacts Metal Detecting in Any State

If you were to take a guess, what would you say is the biggest obstacle that is preventing you from finding great Civil War (or any of our other wars) properties to metal detect? Would you say… permissions?  Or… what about if where you are located in the U.S. where there were few or no…

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…

They are Buried in the Fence Row – Field Permissions and Lessons Learned

They are Buried in the Fence Row – Field Permissions and Lessons Learned

Disappointment to Joy, In the Same Day Some requests for metal detecting permissions don’t always go the way you want them to, well at first. In fact, this particular “quest for treasure” at this site started with a rejection!  Yes a rejection.  I have been researching this particular township near me in Michigan the better…

Interview with Bert Van Heerde, Minelab Detexpert and Founder & CEO of Motley Beach Scoops

Interview with Bert Van Heerde, Minelab Detexpert and Founder & CEO of Motley Beach Scoops

One of the things I look at when researching companies in the metal detecting space is whether or not the founders of the company truly metal detect. Do they understand the wear and tear on the equipment incurred by those who detect weekly and do long hour outings in various soil and weather conditions? Ergonomically,…