Author: Dirt Digest Staff

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 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 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…

Where to Learn: Metal Detecting Books
Skills

Where to Learn: Metal Detecting Books

When you are just starting out in the hobby of metal detecting there is a lot to learn. There will be information flying at you from just about every direction and you will need to learn to filter it. That is why I always suggest that you start out your journey with some metal detecting…

What to Do With Metal Detecting Finds
Skills

What to Do With Metal Detecting Finds

There are many joys to be had when taking part in metal detecting as a hobby. The entire hobby offers so much for just about everyone. Of course, at the end of the day there is nothing like enjoying your metal detecting finds. Of course one thing that many struggle with is what to do…

Choosing a Metal Detecting Shovel
Gear

Choosing a Metal Detecting Shovel

One of the most valuable pieces of equipment that any detectorist can purchase is a metal detecting shovel. While some will argue that the metal detector itself is more important, however, I disagree. Pretty much any metal detector on the market will find buried treasure, but there is nothing worse than having a sub-par shovel…