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D101FrtCvrMdYou’ve found the Web home of the book Metal Detecting For Beginners: 101 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started. It’s the first title in my series of QuickStart Guides; tight, fast reads intended to help newbie metal detectorists understand the basics, then get out in the field to hunt. I like to say that if you start reading one of my QuickStart Guides while you eat breakfast, you can be out detecting productively by lunchtime.

There will soon be more books in this QuickStart Guide series. Because these guides are intended to be brief, there’s of course some information we couldn’t fit in the print versions. That’s what this site is about. Here is where we add material to enhance and expand on what’s in the books. I hope you find them and this website helpful in learning how to successfully participate in one of the most fascinating and fulfilling hobbies in the world!