My name is Rich, and I’ve been metal detecting since 2008 when a buddy of mine happened to have one on the back of his truck as he came over. Quite a boring story, but if you’re happy to hear someone ramble on, please read on.

So it was quite a strange introduction to me, before I actually tried it, I never had thought it would even be fun for me.

So a buddy of mine was coming over and like people do, we chat about what we were doing that day. He was telling me about how his son and him had got into metal detecting and the kind person I am (honest!) obviously asked him to explain.

Turns out, he had his detector throw across his backseats, before I knew it we were scanning my back garden. Before I knew it, the detector was going crazy (a mild beep), obviously expecting to find hidden treasure I spent about 5 minutes ruining my flower bed, to dig up …… a screw.

Needless to say, after that mighty find (sarcasm!) I was hooked, I think I ordered my own detector that night? Or within a week anyway.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve got more and more into detecting which led me to create this website. I’d like to think I’ve gotten better at actual detecting too over the years, so thought I’d try and see if I could help others, or get help from others and find out what people are finding.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my extremely boring story, please do get in touch if you have any great finds to share!