Recently I was able to get together with a few friends including Gypsy Jewels who was using a prototype of the Garrett Apex. Our good friend Mr. Dennis Wynne lined up a great piece of property here in Texas that consisted of a rock wall corral and a house that dated back to sometime in the mid 1800’s. Although the finds were surprisingly slim, being at such a cool historical … [Read more...] about My Experience with the Garrett Ace Apex
Almost every year a few new metal detectors from one or more of the major manufacturers is released to the metal detecting community. We have come to expect some new features, better performance, and an all-around better metal detector in whatever particular price range it falls in and rarely are we let down. It is very uncommon though that a new metal detector is introduced … [Read more...] about Nokta Makro Simplex Review
Door knocking for metal detecting permission is one of the most stressful things to do for most of us. Unfortunately, if you are not asking permission to metal detect private property you are really missing out! Without gaining access to private property you are really limiting yourself to places that have surely been detected previously if not many times over. Here is a … [Read more...] about Tips on Gaining Permission
Recently, in the All Metal Mode Facebook group the question came up asking, is it better to use your metal detector’s discrimination or your brain to discriminate? There is not a simple answer to this question. This depends on the metal detector you are using, your skill level, the site you are detecting, and the level of patience you have for analyzing the different signals … [Read more...] about Discriminating With Your Brain or Metal Detector
A straggling few in the metal detecting community are making the rest of the respectful detectorist look bad and it is time to call them out.Let me explain.Recently my wife and I joined a Facebook group for our local county. Unlike most of its type, this particular group is pretty wild to say the least. Let’s just say it is absolutely not kid friendly! My wife and I both … [Read more...] about It Is Time for Some in the Metal Detecting Community Clean up Their Act. Let Me Explain Why.