Gary Drayton

Originally from England, Gary started out 'Mudlarking' on river banks before finding more and more coins, which lead him into metal detecting. He now lives in south Florida, where he's become infatuated with a hunt for Spanish treasure, and & ...

Sharon McLennan

C&T — Scotland
Sharon first picked up a detector as a child in outback Western Australia, her earliest detecting memories are of pulling the bright yellow gold from the deep red Australian dirt. Many years later in 2010, seeking a better work-life balance she & ...

Derek McLennan

C&T — Scotland
Derek has held a life long interest in history and historical research, however it wasn't until 2011 that he was first able to get into detecting. He's wasted little time though as he's paired his love of history & ...

Leigh Webber

C&T — Australia
Hailing from Bondi Beach, Leigh (known to most as Bondi Treasure Hunter) spent his teenage years out surfing in the water. On a flat day Leigh headed out to do some snorkelling along the rocks and noticed a few coins & ...

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Steve Zazulyk

C&T — Canada
From Ontario Canada, Steve Zazulyk is an active treasure hunter and scuba diver, traveling extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe pursuing his passion. When he's not underwater, Steve is a guest speaker and writer on & ...

Christoph Sontheimer

C&T — Germany
From Bavaria, Germany, Christoph has been detecting since 1999. He received his first metal detector from his grandfather, to explore the German Westwall/Siegfried line for left behind WWII military relics, for his 18th birthday.  His first finds were & ...

André Wende

C&T — Germany
Ever since André was a young boy he's had a keen interest in history. He started out collecting fossils with his father before he discovered metal detecting a few years ago.  André mainly & ...

Che Chapman

Gold — Australia
Che, a 30-something year old gold prospector from Perth, grew up chasing waves with my mates. In 2011, prior to a road trip through far-north Queensland, Che got his first detector, a Minelab GPX 4000, and promptly caught gold fever. Five years & ...

Lubos Grznar

C&T — Slovakia
Lubos Grznar, also known as militaryfinder1945, is a treasure-hunter who has specialised in the era of World War Two since 1998. Hailing from Slovakia, from the former historical Engerau, he focuses on events at the end of the war in & ...

Marco Los

C&T — Netherlands
Marco Los began detecting at a young age, inspired by his interest in history. In 1984, he received his first metal detector and the moment he found his first coins, he was hooked on detecting. Today, Marco is still & ...

John Los

C&T — Netherlands
Based in Amsterdam, John Los has been searching for treasure since age ten, but started metal detecting with his twin brother Marco in their teens. Many years later, they rediscovered the hobby and started a YouTube & ...

Luc Van Assche

C&T — Belgium
Born and raised in Belgium, Luc "DeLuc" Van Assche pursued several hobbies, including hunting and motocross, before discovering metal detecting. Luc believes that every find has a story, which is what makes metal detecting so unique. After & ...

Paul Cee

C&T — United Kingdom
Paul first began detecting in the mid-1980s, but had to take a break for a few years when life took over. He picked detecting back up in 2004, focussing primarily on beach and wet sand hunting. Paul started out with & ...

Allan Abildgaard Jensen

C&T — Denmark
At age 11, Allan picked up his first detector and has been hooked ever since. Based in western Denmark, he primarily hunts fields and waterways for Viking and Bronze Age treasures. Over the years, Allan has made a & ...

Robert-Jan Ousen

C&T — Netherlands
Robert-Jan, or Rob-O as he’s better known, comes to us from The Netherlands with a metal detecting history going back more than 17 years. Detecting has certainly grown into more than a just a hobby for him over the & ...

Bert van Heerde

C&T — Netherlands
Based in The Netherlands, Bert has been driven by a passion for metal detecting for a number of years. Knowing his Minelab machines inside and out, Bert is always ready and willing to help other treasure seekers get the most & ...

Christopher Holmes

C&T — United Kingdom
With a passion for history, Chris was working with an archaeologist when he was introduced to field walking. Chris believes that the highlight of this time was his discovery of a Neolithic flint arrowhead in a row of sugar & ...

Ron Bennett

C&T — United Kingdom
Ron is an avid detectorist and lover of the history behind his finds. Ron is a British army veteran, writer for Treasure Hunting magazine and an ambassador for the hobby of metal detecting in his local community. He’s & ...

Wesley d'Abo

C&T — Netherlands
Wesley has been an avid treasure hunter for many years. He truly jumped into the hobby when he acquired his EQUINOX and his passion has only grown since. Learning the history behind his discoveries and the excitement of never & ...

Luca Calabrese

Gold — Italy
In 1980, Luca began gold prospecting with his father in Australia. Since then, Luca has taken up prospecting in Italy and loves showing his fellow Italian gold hunters how they can find gold nuggets as well. Luca is always happy to & ...

Mark Lawson

C&T — United Kingdom
Around 5 years ago, Mark began detecting and has never looked back. Building up his knowledge and collection of finds, Mark spends a vast amount of time in fields, pushing his machines to their limits. Mark strives to dig up every & ...

Alessio Cresci

C&T — Italy
Alessio began detecting a few years ago with a passion for discovery. Alessio loves being surrounded by nature and unearthing treasures such as brooches, rings, buckles, and much more. The story and history behind an object drives his passion & ...

Petr Zuklin

C&T — Czech Republic
Petr started detecting when he was very young and now he has detected for about half of his lifetime. When Petr was younger he built his first detector by himself using the knowledge he had of electrotechnic. He continued to & ...

Joseph Fabrice

C&T — France
Joseph Fabrice has been detecting for 20 years in northern Finistère, France - a beautiful region of history and ancient legend. Fabrice has always desired to dig deep and understand the past.  Ever since Joseph got his & ...

Mike Slater

Gold — USA
He began metal detecting in 1984 and has found numerous old silver coins, jewelry, and relics in old house yards and fields. He has even found three caches throughout the years. He introduced many others to the hobby, showing them how & ...

Jeff Mohnen

Jeff lives in Madison, Florida and has been an avid Treasure Hunter for quite a few years. He loves to hunt for buried treasure at the beach, in the water, and also on land. He considers the thrill of finding & ...

Jon White

Jon was introduced to detecting by one of his best friends. He enjoys researching the history of potential sites and exploring the unknown possibilities there. Jon believes that one doesn’t know what they’re going to dig & ...

Jessie Thompson

As a child of the seventies, living in Louisiana, Jessie had a neighbor who was a firefighter who would de-stress over the weekends by metal detecting coming back with jars full of finds. He would call Jessie over to & ...

Michael Kuran

Michael got into detecting over 20 years ago after seeing a Mel Fisher television show and has never looked back. Detecting, to him, is like dirt fishing, it encapsulates the thrill of the & ...

Adam Samarco

Gold — USA
Adam enjoys to live the modern day pioneer lifestyle, gold prospecting and adventures are around every bend. He believes detecting is the upper hand that old-timers didn’t have. Personally, some of&& ...

Michael Gehringer

From Memphis, Tennessee, Michael and his family headed out on a beach vacation. Michael found a cheap metal detector and buried in the sand he discovered several cold, full beverages. This excitement led him in a desire to learn how & ...

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