We strive to be the voice of the metal detecting industry.
Dedicated to metal detectorists, who enjoy all forms of metal detecting. Both long-term seasoned detectorist and those looking for their first metal detector know they can find their tribe here.
Mike Haer, Founder & Editor In Chief
Mike Haer grew up with a love of history, especially his local history. In his late teens he turned to metal detecting to follow his passion of going out and pulling history from the ground. Mike has enjoyed just about every aspect of the hobby but his real passion is relic hunting the farm fields of Ohio.
Several years ago, out of passion for the hobby started submitting articles to a few metal detecting publications and before long was regularly having his articles published and before writing for his own blog had over 40 articles published in the various metal detecting magazines.
Being a dealer for several years Mike found great joy in helping people both new and old to the hobby. He also found another passion within the hobby. Out of necessity to make sure he at least had an understanding of what metal detectors his customers wanted Mike started a journey to learn as much about metal detectors as he could and use as many as he could get his hands on. To date Mike is not sure how many metal detectors he has actually used but it is 50 plus.
These days Mike is the editor of Dirt Digest Magazine, founder and Editor In Chief of All Metal Mode and Host of the All Metal Mode Podcast.
All Metal Mode Podcast
Gypsy w/ Zero Discrimination has been metal detecting for just over 20 years. She spent many years detecting the beach and surf in South Texas. Although she still loves to get away and do some beach detecting she spends most of her time around Austin Texas relic hunting and metal detecting around old houses. In 2018 Gypsy became an official member of the Garrett metal detecting team.
Dorian Cook has been metal detecting before a lot of us were born! He is a seasoned pro with a lot to teach but also eager to learn more. Dorian has spent most of his metal detecting time digging up thousands of civil war relics. He is the author of 5 different books and has had hundreds of articles published in various metal detecting magazines. These days Dorian is retired and living in northern Kentucky enjoying his days metal detecting and still writing great articles.
Amanda “Digger” Degaz she has a true passion for metal detecting that is rarely seen. Amanda lives in Maine but is known to do some traveling and has found some of the nicest finds I’ve ever seen. Her passion is for the history and often times gives the items she’s found to the landowners and has formed some great friendships with them. In 2019 Amanda became an official member of the Whites metal detector field team.