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XP Deus metal detector users USA blog posts and your stories.

“The Art of Door Knocking” By Len Quelland

    I started detecting back in the early 70s with an early Heath-kit model I borrowed from my scout leader.  I grew up in 2 neighborhoods in Des Moines, Iowa. Until I was 10 years old, the neighborhood was full of 1920 homes and…

Cold Weather Detecting By Grant Hansen

  Now that the holiday season is upon us, colder weather is starting to blow into much of the country. For many, this means going into detecting hibernation as we wait for spring temps to thaw the earth. For me, it simply means layering on…

Hudson Valley Hunting, Part 2 By Grant Hansen

  After spending the morning at a mid-19th century home site (read part one of this story here), my two friends and I journeyed to a nearby nearby permission where the home was built around 1790. Ordinarily, any home site from the 18th century gets…

Happy wife… Happy life. 5 minutes with Deus Saves the Day. By Josh Kimmel

  Sometimes it’s not always just about the treasures that we can keep or the awesome relics that many of us like to display. Another fascinating part of our great hobby that I particularly enjoy is often over looked by some. Don’t get me wrong, I…

Hudson Valley Hunting By Grant Hansen

  When my friend told me he got a couple metal detecting permissions in an historic town in New York state, I was excited at the possibilities. The excitement grew when he informed me of the two properties: one built in the mid-1800s and was…

Returning to the Michigan Cavalry camp By Don Westbrook

      I struggled knowing that this camp still had much more to offer I couldn’t get it out of my head. There was no doubt in my mind that this cavalry camp had to be holding more than a few bullets and common…

Battle of Pocotaligo 1862. By Don Westbrook.

    I have been fortunate enough to travel to multiple states with my XP Deus in search of American Civil War relics. This specific trip landed me in South Carolina in search of relics from the Battle of Pocotaligo. In 1862, Union Brigadier General…

The rise of the balloon fight! By Jon Tetreault.

    A few months back, I was out hunting a early colonial village that had been abandoned in the woods of central Massachusetts. The site has been a popular location for metal detectorists over the years. Targets are few and far between. I had…

Michigan Cavalry Camp By Don Westbrook

      I have dedicated allot of time to researching Civil War period maps. The best maps you can obtain are those that have been hand drawn by the soldiers or officers that served in the Civil War. Every so often you get lucky…

Horsin’ Around for Colonial Relics By Grant Hansen

   I’m blessed to share so many of my metal detecting experiences with the person I consider to be my best friend. We both caught the detecting fever and decided to pursue the hobby at the same exact time – unbeknownst to each other. While…