Metal Detecting for Civil War Artifacts!

The Civil War continues to be a topic of interest more than 150 years after it began. For many detectorists, the idea of finding something from this long-ago era is thrilling.

But before you head outside hoping you’ll stumble onto a Civil War site, there are a few ways you can stack the deck in your favor.

Do Your Research

To find out where the best potential Civil War sites are, you need to put in some legwork. You need to figure out where the battles were and then determine if you’re allowed to hunt there. Continue reading

How To Spend Winter As A Detectorist!

The worst part about being a detectorist for many of us is when winter hits. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere like Florida where you can detect year-round, the rest of us are jealous.

When the thermometer drops and the snow starts covering the ground, most of us are scrambling for ways to pass the time until the weather gets nice enough for us to detect again. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some ways to survive the winter without going crazy.

Watch Some Great Detecting on TV

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How to Get Your Child Interested in Metal Detecting!

Your love of treasure hunting is so fierce you think anyone who shares your DNA should enjoy it too. It doesn’t work like that. Your child might want to have nothing to do with metal detecting right now. It might be something he’ll become interested in later in life, or maybe he’ll never see the appeal.

There are ways to introduce the hobby to him that might give you a better chance of getting him interested.

Focus on What He/She Likes

Is he into adventure movies or stories of pirate treasure? If so, play up that aspect of metal detecting. Stress that metal detecting never yields the same results on any given day.

Go detecting on the beach where you can talk about the possibility of finding pirate’s treasure or coins from shipwrecks. Almost every kid can appreciate the adventure that possibility offers.

Take Them on Good Hunts

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The Hidden Benefits of Metal Detecting!

Detectorists easily get caught up in the fun part of metal detecting – the prospect of making unbelievable monetary and historic finds.

While any of us would certainly welcome scoring a big hit, many of us walk away at the end of our hunt with a few common coins and other stuff that won’t change our tax brackets.


Even though we may not have gotten much richer for the time we spent, we’ve gained other benefits that weren’t as obvious.

The Chance to Act Like a Kid Again!

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Should You Sell Your Metal Detecting Finds?

For year, metal detectorists have been fighting the image many have of us as mercenaries out to dig up any profit we can, even if it means ransacking historical sites and destroying potentially relevant items in the process.

But I’ve met a lot of detectorists over the years and I’ve only met very few who were like that.That type of detectorist is easy to spot and I quickly walk away from them when I do run into them. I, and many other detectorists, don’t understand this type at all. The ones who place all the emphasis on earning money and less on the joy of discovery.

One of my favorite parts about metal detecting is knowing that I just helped uncover some little bit of history that had been lost.

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Finding a Place to Metal Detect!

You are ready to unearth the greatest treasure of your life. You have your metal detector, your shovels and the whole day just for hunting. What you don’t have is a good place to do it, and without a place to dig, you won’t be able to uncover anything.

Finding a great place to dig is a problem every detectorist has to face. The lucky ones have a mentor who doesn’t mind showing them the ropes. The rest of us have to figure it out for ourselves. Here are a few ways to find new places to hunt, as well as the types of locations you’ll want to seek out.

Public Parks

Parks are a great place to hunt for metal because they attract a lot of people, and the more people who have walked that ground, the better your chances for finding something. Continue reading

Mega Scan Pro!

Metal detectorists are always on the lookout for more gear. Just because we already have one or more detectors doesn’t mean we ever stop looking for upgrades or detectors that offer different features than the ones we already have.

The Mega Scan Pro 2018 might be different and high-powered enough for you to consider adding to your bag of metal detecting tricks.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the Mega Scan Pro 2018 by Orient Technology Group is an upgrade of an earlier machine, which as you probably guessed by now, was called the Mega Scan Pro. Continue reading

All the Great Metal Detecting Caches Haven’t Been Found!

It seems like our world gets smaller every day. Centuries ago, our world was filled with mysteries and exotic places most people had never seen and had only read about in books.

With each passing decade, our world has become more familiar to us. We can see images from anywhere in the world simply by logging onto our computers.

The air of mystery surrounding this planet has begun to vanish. We know so much more about the earth than we ever did before.

It can sometimes seem like all the great discoveries have already been made.

But in metal detecting, we’ve barely scratched the surface regarding the amazing treasures and historical artifacts that have been buried and hidden by the earth. Continue reading

Check Out The Deteknix Scuba Tector!

If you’re a fan of metal detecting underwater and you want to go deep while you’re down there, the Detenix Scuba Tector might be an option for you.

It might look like a spatula, but it’s actually a powerful tool to have in your arsenal while detecting.

This metal detector can be submerged up to 200 feet underwater.

It has a rechargeable battery, and when it’s fully charged, it provides 10 hours of continuous use. That’s longer than you can dive anyway.

So you can take your dive and still have plenty of time left for searching shallow ground when snorkeling.

Let’s look at some of its best features.

What The Deteknix Scuba Tector Does!

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