Lessons from Metal Detecting an Old Dump Site

Lessons from Metal Detecting an Old Dump Site

In February, three of us set out to metal detect at a ranch site. The area where the home once stood didn’t yield any significant finds initially. The first item we discovered was the top of a hammer, leading us to nickname the location “Hammer Ranch” to distinguish it from our other detecting sites. We…

Adventures in Metal Detecting: From Rainy Mishaps to Historic Finds in England

Adventures in Metal Detecting: From Rainy Mishaps to Historic Finds in England

You may have read my previous article, regarding a few of my metal detecting finds and some tips, during my maiden voyage to England in 2019.  If you did, I’m grateful for your continued interest and patience with my narratives.  My hat’s off to you. On my initial trip to this metal detecting mecca they…

Exploring the Depths: An Interview with Lost Item Recovery Diving Specialist Jeff Morgan on Finding Rings in Zero Visibility

Exploring the Depths: An Interview with Lost Item Recovery Diving Specialist Jeff Morgan on Finding Rings in Zero Visibility

When a valuable item like a ring, phone, watch, wallet, boat propeller or any other item of value takes an unexpected plunge into the waters in the Great Pacific North West Region, Jeff Morgan, the Seattle Ring Hunter is the first person many turn to. With a quick call, he gears up, grabs his metal…

Metal Detecting Ghost Towns, Interview Phil Massie

Metal Detecting Ghost Towns, Interview Phil Massie

Detectorist Phil Massie is a ghost town hunter; he researches to find towns that used to be bustling but have no buildings that are standing today. The ghost towns are mostly railroad towns, logging camps, tent cities, and vacant mines. Phil swings an XP Deus II metal detector and showcases some impressive relic finds on…

Metal Detecting, Reading Saltwater Beaches, Tips for Finding More Gold – Interview Gerard Gannon

Metal Detecting, Reading Saltwater Beaches, Tips for Finding More Gold – Interview Gerard Gannon

When an advanced metal detectorist I have already interviewed suggests I interview their mentor, I take note. This is how I came across Gerard Gannon, who detects South Jersey beaches. Someone, I interviewed, who is a very skilled beach detectorist, said I have to interview Gerard for Focus Speed, stating, “He is a Gold Machine…

Interview with Metal Detectorists Amanda AKA Instagram @More_Than_Ore

Interview with Metal Detectorists Amanda AKA Instagram @More_Than_Ore

It is always important to have metal detecting buddies for safety. It is especially important if you are a female detectorist. Amanda reached out to me on Instagram to see if we could detect together. I heard about her through another local detectorist about six months earlier, but didn’t know much about her. The first…

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…