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Tragedy, Treasure, and Triumph “The Jimmy Crossbones” Treasure
Published in American Digger Magazine, March/April 2021 Issue This article “The Jimmy Crossbones Treasure” was written by Marc Hoover, detectorist from Treasures in America & Adventures in History About the Author: Marc and his wife Gail live in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Marc has been fascinated with treasure hunting since the early days of Mel Fisher’s quest to find the wreck site…Read More
What is your go-to metal detector and why do you use it?
My name is Dave Wise. I have been using White’s metal detectors for over 30 years. I started out with a 4000-D then went on to the Silver Eagle, then to the Eagle Spectrum, then to the XLT E-Series and now use the MXT-All Pro. The reason I love White’s metal boxed machines despite being…Read More
What coil spends the most time on your machine and why?
Have you ever wondered what coil spends the most time on peoples metal detectors. We asked our experts to tell us what coil spends the most time on their machine and why? The NEL Thunder and Tornado coils are my favorites! The Thunder is on my AT Max 90% of the time and the Tornado…Read More
What is the craziest, weirdest, bizarre or funny thing that has happened to YOU while you were metal detecting?
We all have things happen to us while metal detecting What is the craziest, weirdest, bizarre or funny thing that has happened to YOU while you were metal detecting? The craziest encounter whilst metal detecting had to be a year ago. I was out detecting the front lawn of a high school that was built…Read More
If you could go anywhere in the world and could legally metal detect, where would you want to go? Also what would be the top 10 things you would like to find metal detecting when you get there?
Wow! My imagination goes wild with this question. If I could go any where in the world and legally metal detect, where would I go. I think of ALL the ancient cultures that have been. I think I would go the United Kingdom. Metal detecting is like Time travel for me, I love to see the history. So…Read More
What program/settings do you use when you metal detect a new site/permission?
Have you ever wondered what program/ settings people use when they detect a new permission/site. I asked our experts to share their settings with us. They have shared some valuable information. Metal Detector settings shared. AT Pro X 2 Whites V3i XP Deus Minelab Safari Makro Racer 2 Fisher F19 Minelab E- Trac Securing a…Read More
How has metal detecting helped you overcome challenges in your life?
We are faced with many challenges in our life that can stress us out. I’m very curious to see how metal detecting has helped people overcome challenges in their life. So I asked our experts: How has metal detecting helped you overcome challenges in your life? My first memory of retrieving lost objects was as…Read More
What methods do you use to clean your metal detecting finds?
Over the years I have collected so many relics, coins and jewelry. I have no idea how to clean them, so I thought I would ask the Experts what methods do you use to clean your metal detecting finds? What method do I use to clean my finds? Well, that depends on what the item…Read More
What is Your Ultimate Metal Detecting Permission?
The ultimate metal detecting permission can be sacred to many metal detectorists. Our experts have shared some of theirs with us. What is my Ultimate Metal Detecting permission you ask? Let me share with you this short story and video. Awhile ago, I was having lunch with my buddy. We got talking about each others…Read More
What are your Pet-Peeves in metal detecting?
So I was wondering. What are your Pet-Peeves in metal detecting? Video Thanks to Roy Cobb YouTube Channel Adventures In Metal Detecting What is my biggest pet- peeve in metal detecting you ask? When I get a really clean signal and start to dig a plug and the ground is like concrete. UGH!!! When…Read More
Why do you metal detect?
I love to find out how and why people get into metal detecting. What drives you? So I ask: Why do you metal detect? The responses have been fantastic! I think it’s more appropriate to first ask why I started metal detecting. Well I thought about it many years ago, but was persuaded not to by my x. One…Read More
We asked our experts to share with us a review of their metal detector
I am always very interested to see what metal detectors people use, and the experiences they have with them. We asked our experts to share with us a review of their metal detector. Here are their responses. Metal Detectors reviewed in this Post CTX 3030 (2 Reviews) XP Deus Spectrum V3i (2 Reviews) AT Pro (2 Reviews)…Read More
Ask the expert table of contents:
What is the best advice you would share with someone new to metal detecting? We asked our experts to reveal their first metal detector. We asked our experts to share with us a review of their metal detector Why do you Metal Detect? What are your Pet-Peeves in metal detecting? What is Your Ultimate Metal…Read More
What is the best advice you would share with someone new to metal detecting?
I wanted to tap into the experience of our experts. Their responses are so valuable, not only to someone who is just starting out, but to all of us. This is the question I asked them What is the best advice you would share with someone new to metal detecting? A few tips for the newcomers…Read More
We asked our experts to reveal their first metal detector.
We asked ALL of our experts this question. What is the First metal detector you bought, and what was the coolest thing you found with it? Here are their responses. Metal Detectors Shared in this Post Whites IDX-Pro Relco Metal Detector Garrett GTA 1000 Fisher 1210x Tesoro Cibola Garrett GTAx 1250 The first metal detector…Read More