Why Metal Detect a Farm Field?
There's more to be harvested here than meets the eye. Research and footwork can lead to some great old finds.
Digging Iffy Signals
This article discusses iffy signals and finding the targets that others miss. It also shows how well you've learned your detector.
You don't need an additional
Discussion of how coils work and getting
the most out of your stock coil.
Why am I not digging deep targets?
Depth isn't always the key to better finds. Target identification may be more important that depth.
Finding Nickels with the E-Trac, Pt 1
I didn't think I was finding as many nickels as I should with the E-Trac, so I did some experiments to improve my finds.
Finding Nickels with the E-Trac, Pt 2
The last of the experiments and the improved results finding nickels.
Secrets to Finding Old Coins in Hunted Out Parks
My strategies for finding good stuff in the same places I (and many others) have been hunting for years.
Newer Detectors are the Key to Finding Older Coins
Surprisingly, a very controversial topic! It can be as dangerous as discussing politics.
Evaluating and Choosing a Detector
Things to consider when choosing a machine, either your first one or an upgrade. And why air tests aren't a very good way to evaluate.
Downtown Detecting - Searching Urban Areas
Don't let unreasonable fears keep you from some good finds. Maybe urban detecting is for you.
Air Testing Some Old Coins with the E-Trac
Air tests of a number of coins with interesting variation in ID numbers with similar coins.
Research, Cleaning and Opinion
Ingle System Tokens
Ingle tokens were personalized for merchants all over the country.The Ingle System was invented by three brothers in Dayton, Ohio.
They're probably the raw material for fiberglass. Read up on the interesting uses of marbles in railroading.
Why do certain coins come out of the ground with a smooth green patina and others are corroded and pitted?
Metal Detecting Clubs
Thinking of starting your own club? Unhappy with your current club? Here's a lot of food for thought.
Types of Detecting in Ohio
Ohio has places for coinshooting and relic hunting as well as water and beaches. Something for almost every type of detectorist!
Silver Coins, Cleaning and Condition
Silver coins, while corrosion resistant are very easily damaged in recovery or cleaning, potentially reducing their collector value.
Your Local Detector Dealer
A thing of the past in many places, these guys can be the secret to getting a good start and staying ahead.
Your detector dealer, especially a local dealer, rather than the manufacturer can be your best first step when detector troubles arise.
Rock Tumbler Troubleshooting
Cleaning coins to make them "spendable" is easily done with a rock tumbler. These tips will help your tumbler run better and last longer.
Are you a Treasure Hunter?
This common term for detectorists might be doing the hobby more harm than good.
Television That Harms the Hobby
Savage Family Diggers, formerly American Diggers does irreparable harm to the public perception of the hobby of metal detecting.