Month: February 2021

How to Dig a Proper Divot
Skills

How to Dig a Proper Divot

Before we begin, you see how the title has the word divot instead of hole or plug? This was a valuable piece of advice I received from Mr. Keith Wills, a long-time detectorist. By using the word divot instead of hole or plug when speaking to someone about metal detecting their yard, it makes them…

Metal Detecting Accessories
Gear

Metal Detecting Accessories

 So…You bought a metal detector?  Now you may be wondering what other essentials you will need to get you on your way to finding treasures.  Let’s Start With the Basics Accessories You Will Need for Metal Detecting First and foremost, you need a digging tool.  Your collection of digging tools will grow over time according…

Metal Detecting What It Means to Me
People

Metal Detecting What It Means to Me

Although you wouldn’t normally associate the first-time experience of turning on a metal detector as being mortifying, mine was. Most have fond memories of getting a metal detector for Xmas or from Uncle Billy and venturing out to the back yard and finding their 1st find – a matchbox car that some long-forgotten hooligan, long ago…

Metal Detecting Etiquette
Places

Metal Detecting Etiquette

This article might not inspire you to get out metal detecting and there are no pictures to make you drool over, but in my opinion, it’s the most important article in this issue, if you only read one I hope it’s this one. The truth is, the metal detecting hobby has been under attack since…

Interview With Bill Marshall, Metal Detectorist
People

Interview With Bill Marshall, Metal Detectorist

Recently, while checking out one of my favorite FB groups “Dug Fur Trade and Contact Period Relics” I came across a post from Bill Marshall. Fascinated with the finds he posted I reached out to him to do this interview. I learned a lot about the ancient copper culture and the fur trade and contact…

Interview With Gypsy Jewels
People

Interview With Gypsy Jewels

DDM: How long have you been metal detecting and what got you into it?   My journey in metal detecting started a little over 22 years ago when I was visiting the gulf coast beaches and a couple was walking up from the beach with a metal detector in their hand. I spoke with them briefly…

Getting Started Metal Detecting
Skills

Getting Started Metal Detecting

Over the past many months, a lot of folks have been getting bored sitting at home, watching TV, or reading a book, because the dreaded virus has us avoiding other people. An advantage of watching television is that there are a lot of treasure hunting shows now. The Curse of Oak Island (one of my…

Bucket List Find
Finds

Bucket List Find

As the sun rose, it was like most days: A road trip to another small town, not knowing where we might end up or what we might find along the way. Ready with our detectors, the CTX 3030 and the Equinox 600 by Minelab were my weapons of choice. As we pulled into the first…