Yes I see you, giving me and my detectorist friends that look as we are metal detecting in your line of sight. Some of you even snap pictures, and post them on Instagram or Twitter with a comment like "Beach Better Have My Money" or some other overused phrase. Some pull your kids away like we might be Lepers or even worse, call the cops on us. But I am here to tell you … [Read more...] about Dear Person Giving Me the Stink Eye While I Metal Detect
Metal Detecting Tips
Metal detecting tips and techniques that will help you find coins, relics and precious metals. Learn how to find places to detect, what kind of detectors to use for specific soil conditions and how to clean your finds.
I have always enjoyed learning new metal detectors and for the most part I’ve found it pretty easy. Over the years I’ve been surprised to learn many people have no desire to learn the settings. I’ve literally installed a few programs in people’s metal detectors for them and that’s all they ever use and they’re clueless on the settings or how their metal detector works. The … [Read more...] about Metal Detector Terminology Explained
For many years now, my favorite form of metal detecting has been relic hunting. Metal detecting the farm fields in rural Ohio to be more specific but I’ve also spent some time in the woods relic detecting where long gone sites once where. The best way to quickly hunt down potential metal detecting sites is overlaying the oldest maps you can find that show where houses, … [Read more...] about Metal Detecting Map Overlaying – Was that Building Ever There?
This question has been around for a long time and I remember when I first started metal detecting I didn’t understand the need for headphones. But let me ask you this, have you ever been driving home from work and your favorite song comes on the radio? When that happens most of us start rolling up car windows, turning up the music, adjusting your car stereo because we want to … [Read more...] about Do You Need Headphones for Metal Detecting?
I remember many years back watching a video on Youtube where a person had a board with several items attached to it and comparing two different metal detectors and how fast they recovered from each target. At the time I happened to own both metal detectors he was comparing and knew them both inside and out and it blew me away that he was putting information out there that was … [Read more...] about Living in an Era of Metal Detecting Misinformation