Getting Metal Detecting Permissions – How to Painlessly and Reliably Gain Access to Old Property

"Freestyling" your way to great hunting spots in the countryside. It's amazing how many great places you can hunt just by plugging in some small towns in your GPS and hitting the road.  A bit ...

One of My Searches Featured in Lexington Herald Leader Newspaper

My friend and journalist Tom Eblen spent time to understand the hobby, arrange a new place and travel with me to document the search.  I think he did a great job and am proud to ...
Central Soundz XP Deus Metal Detecting Headphones

Wireless Whisper Headphones for Deus XP WS4 – Field Test

If you can't hear the full range of tones for the Deus metal detector, you are tossing out a good portion of the machine's capability.  To me, metal detecting headphones are like the tires on the ...

Metal Detecting Swing Aid / Harness Reviews: Minelab ProSwing 45 vs Swingy Thingy vs. HipStick

I have always meant to try a harness for hunts where I planned to swing my heavy E-trac (with probe) all day.   I'm horrible about changing arms and so my right shoulder would get ...
Hiding Finding Gold with Metal Detector

Hiding Gold or Treasure at Your Home from Metal Detectors (for-fun Post)

This has been a fun discussion with friends online and a few Archaeologist buddies over drinks.  It was fun answering so I thought I'd share that with my readers here, also.  This is just for ...

Headphones for XP Deus – Comparing Gray Ghost and Vance Muffs Headphones (Convertible Alternatives to WS5)

It wasn't long after I bought my Deus that I realized I needed some full enclosure headphones.  I was hunting an old Odd Fellows' Home in KY that was next to a busy roadway.  The ...

Obtaining Metal Detecting Permission Using Proven Sales and Marketing Tactics

[revised Nov 2016] Metal Detecting Permissions Guidelines I have this habit of talking myself out of good things, including metal detecting permissions.  I needed to learn these key points in asking for things from people ...

Henry Clay Estate – 2015 Living History Day Archaeology and Metal Detecting Demonstration

The incredible Ashland Living History event is coming up September 26th (10AM-5PM) and you won't want to miss it. Scott Clark will be working with Dr. Kim McBride (Co-director of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey ) to demonstrate ...

Using Maprika for Metal Detecting, Archaeology and Genealogy Field Work

Time Travel with Your Smartphone.  Bridging Old Maps and GPS Coordinates for an Augmented Reality Like Experience in the Field.   A year or so ago, I became familiar with Maprika - and used it ...

Metal Detecting Research at the Henry Clay Estate / Ashland

The Henry Clay Estate is a fixture in Lexington, and has a rich, rich history.  Henry Clay was known as  “The Great Compromiser,” Clay (1777-1852) was a noted lawyer, politician and statesman who served three ...