Tip Tuesday Archive

Tip Tuesday Archive

New York Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday Archive


Welcome to the New York Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday Archive. Every Tuesday we will have someone different in the metal detecting community share a metal detecting tip on our Facebook Group. If you are interested in being a part of Tip Tuesday and would like to share a tip with the group , please contact us. To follow “Tip Tuesday” please visit and join our Facebook Group by clicking the link below.

 

New York Metal Detecting Facebook Group

 

If you would like to see our current Tip Tuesday Schedule for 2018, Click on the below link:

 

2018 Tip Tuesday Schedule

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 11
Date: July 10, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Sam Waters – “BackYard Diggers”

Year Started Metal Detecting:

1987

Current Metal Detectors:

Minelab Equinox 800 and White’s MXT

Favorite Find:

“My favorite relic find is a Civil War United States belt plate.  My favorite coin find is a 1839 $5 gold coin.”

 

 

Additional Info:

BackYard Diggers Facebook Group

BackYard Diggers YouTube Channel

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

Coming soon.

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 10
Date: July 3, 2018

Tip supplied by:

To Be Announced

Year Started Metal Detecting:

Current Metal Detectors:

Favorite Find:

Additional Info:

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

Coming soon.

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 9
Date: June 26, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Daniel Gildea

Year Started Metal Detecting:

“I started metal detecting 2017 with my fiancé Danielle Phelps.”

Current Metal Detectors:

“Currently I’m using a Minelab Equinox 800 as my primary metal detector but I also have a Garrett AT Pro, and a Garrett Ace 250.”

Favorite Find:

“My favorite find is a tie between my mid 1700s Ball button, and my 1853 Three Cent Piece “trime” because both are equally rare.”

 

 

 

 

Additional Info:

 “I do not have a YouTube channel although I do randomly appear in my father in-law’s channel…Adirondack Ron on YouTube.”

Adirondack Ron YouTube Channel

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

Today is Tip Tuesday and this is your weekly metal detecting tip…

Plan your permissions and hunting grounds out before detecting.

Carry a pad of grid paper in your vehicle and when you find somewhere you want to detect pull out your grid paper and take a second to map out your search area. While you’re detecting or whenever you finish detecting shade in the areas you detected and put a direction arrow that you walked for reference. You can also log where you found items as a reference. This will assist you in picking up where you left off next time you come back and ensure you don’t miss anything. After you covered the whole area once over use a highlighter and go back over it in a different direction. If you’re hunting with friends use different colors to mark where they searched, in the end this will also assist in determining who or which machine missed what as well as keep a record of what was found and where.

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 8
Date: June 19, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Jerry Cooper

Year Started Metal Detecting:

“I first started in the 80s as a kid and detected on an off growing up but got serious in the early 2000’s”

Current Metal Detectors:

Minelab Equinox 800 and a XP Deus

Favorite Find:

“Favorite relic find is a British neck stock clasp 35th reg from revolutionary war.  Favorite coin find is a 1803 draped bust half.”

Additional Info:

Jerry Cooper has metal detecting videos on YouTube as well.  You can visit his YouTube Channel by clicking the following link:

SSCINDERCOOP YouTube Channel

Metal Detecting Tip:

“Tuesdays tip: Dig those iffy signals!!!  I believe most people train their ears to hear those loud repeatable signals and unknowingly ignore the deep whispers.  Try going to a pounded area that has produced in the past and crank up the sensitivity and lower the discrimination.  Dig those deep whispers, the one way signals, the jumpy signals.  You will dig some trash but I bet you will find a keeper or two.”

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 7
Date: June 12, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Ron Phelps – “Adirondack Ron”

Year Started Metal Detecting:

1990

Current Metal Detectors:

Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-TRAC, Garrett AT MAX, White’s MXT All Pro, Garrett Ace 350, and Minelab Equinox 800

Favorite Find:

George Washington Button

 

Additional Info:

Ron Phelps has a Facebook Page dedicated to metal detecting and also has metal detecting videos on YouTube as well.  You can find Ron Facebook Page and YouTube Channel links below:

Adirondack Ron Facebook Page

Adirondack Ron YouTube Channel

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

“This is for the newer detectorists in our mists,cutting plugs, if anyone of us says we never hit our target with there shovel or trowel they probably have a great fish story too!
But here is a little something I do to save you from entering a cryfest because you damaged a great find, once I have a target I lift my coil a foot and a half to two foot over the target if it still signals then you have a large target, so a larger plug would be in order so as not to scratch or nick what maybe a great target like a powder flask or a large buckle ok or a beer can but better safe than sorry.
Hope this helps make everyones hunt a much better experience!
This is Adirondack Ron ,Good Luck and Happy Hunting everyone now go dig some History!!”

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 6
Date: June 5, 2018

Tip supplied by:

M. A. Shafer

Year Started Metal Detecting:

2004

Current Metal Detectors:

White’s MX Sport & White’s TreasurePro

Favorite Find:

“I don’t really have a favorite find.  It varies according to my mood. The coolest thing I’ve found most recently is a local militia scabbard drag from the War of 1812.  I have only seen one other like it which was recovered in Lexington, SC about a month before mine, which was last July.”

 

Additional Info:

M. A. Shafer is author of:

“Metal Detecting For Beginners: 101 Things I wish I’d Known When I Started”

This publication is available at the following website:

detecting101.com

You can also visit us on Facebook at the following link:

Metal Detecting 101 – Treasure Hunting For Beginners

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

“Good morning, Empire State diggers! This is Tip Tuesday. Today, you get a double shot of delicious digging tips, direct from my Quickstart Guide, “Metal Detecting for Beginners: 101 Things I wish I’d Known When I Started.” Learn more at Detecting101.com.”

 

 

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 5
Date: May 29, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Kurt Franz – “The Hoover Boys”

Year Started Metal Detecting:

1994

Current Metal Detector:

“I mainly use the Garrett AT Max”

Favorite Find:

“Favorite find is War of 1812 Militia Belt Plate dug last year”

 

Additional Info:

Kurt Franz is a member of The Hoover Boys

The Hoover Boys Facebook Group

The Hoover Boys YouTube Channel

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

“TRASH!!”

“Whether you’re a beginner or consider yourself a seasoned Pro don’t let trash discourage you. Trash is part of the game. We all dig tons of trash. If someone tells you otherwise they’re either lying or most likely missing desirable targets. For every good target we dig there’s a trash target that registers almost identical. I’ve learned over the years to trust no machine. There’s no such thing as a questionable signal. If I question a signal. There’s no question. Dig it up as see what it is. I believe my eyes over any machine. We all get bummed out over an undesirable target from time to time. You think you’re digging the signal of the day and it ends up being another hunk of junk. Disposable of it properly. This doesn’t mean chucking it into the woods! We’ve all seen it. These are the same diggers that leave trash in the ground and leave sloppy plugs. Sites are being taken away from the Detecting community every day. One way to help the future of this hobby is to do your part in being the best Digger you can be. Dig neat plugs, repair your holes, and dispose of your trash properly! ALL HOLES MATTER!!

Good Luck & Happy Hunting,
Kurt”

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 4
Date: May 22, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Chris Altmann

Year Started Metal Detecting:

2006

Current Metal Detector:

XP Deus

Favorite Find:

“c. 700 AD Silver Anglo-Saxon coin I found in England.”

 

Additional Info:

Chris Altmann has been metal detecting in the US and the UK since 2006.  He is a member of Delaware County Diggers and EARTH Metal Detecting Club.

Delaware County Diggers

EARTH Metal Detecting Club

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

“Here’s my Tuesday Tip. I always feel it’s important to make an effort to get to know your metal detecting site “host.” Talk to homeowners about the history of their property. Ask questions, sit down with them for a cup of coffee and learn a little bit about their lives. Another thing my wife and I always do is give a small gift to homeowners (usually a pie or donuts) on our first visit to their property. It’s an act of goodwill and a “thank you,” as they are giving you their land to use. They may also know of other people who own old houses, and you could get the opportunity to metal detect those sites as well. If the homeowner has a pleasant experience with you, they are more likely to refer you to others. “Paying it forward” could potentially benefit you, so it’s a good thing to practice.”

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 3
Date: May 15, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Frankie Buonanno

Year Started Metal Detecting:

2014

Current Metal Detectors:

White’s MX Sport, White’s V3i, and a White’s TDI SL

Favorite Find:

“WWI Dog Tag Anvil”

(Photo shows WWI Dog Tag Anvil with a dog tag in place)

 

Additional Info:

Frankie Buonanno is a White’s Electronics Official Field Team Member.  You can follow Frankie on his YouTube Channel called Warthog Metal Detecting.

Frankie’s White’s Electronics Profile

Warthog Metal Detecting YouTube Channel

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

Frankie’s Tip Tuesday was a video shared on our Facebook Group.  It is about your trash metal you find and turning into cash.

Unfortunately we are unable to share a direct link to his video.   You are more then welcome to come to our Facebook group and scroll down to May 15,2018 posts to see this video.   Here is a link to our Facebook group:

New York Metal Detecting Facebook Group

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 2
Date: May 8, 2018

Tip supplied by:

Dick Stout

Year Started Metal Detecting:

1975

Current Metal Detectors:

White’s MX Sport, White’s MXT-Pro, and Garrett ADS Groundhog

Favorite Find:

“Favorite find is hard.  Maybe the error 1796 cent or the various coins recovered in the UK (Roman).  I have a lot of favorites for different reasons.”

Additional Info:

Dick Stout has many publications about metal detecting.   He also hosts a website called Stout Standards which has lots of very useful and helpful information.   You can view his website by clicking on the following link:

Stout Standards

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

“If you ever get a soft/weak audio response that doesn’t register on your screen try to coax a numerical readout by setting your threshold to “below” audible and turning up sensitivity.”

 


 

Metal Detecting Tip Tuesday # 1
Date:  May 1, 2018

Tip supplied by:

New York Metal Detecting

New York Metal Detecting Facebook Group

 

Metal Detecting Tip:

“For those who are interested in metal detecting at schools.   Please, don’t ever metal detect when school is in session.  Wait until the weekends or summer break.”