Detectors are having their metal moment. Part of it is the old school search for the underground economy that has long driven detectorists. But if you scratch beneath the surface and dig up a little dirt on the topic, you’ll find people who are interested in treasures that are deeper than that. “And we are in a bit of a detectorist media moment. New York magazine is making listicles of the best metal detector models. Drew Barrymore is giving them away on her show. The teenage sketch comedian Parker James is wielding one before his six million TikTok followers. In England, Carey Mulligan is making it mainstream; on Nantucket, millennials are making it fashion; and in the gaming industry, a romantic thriller-meets-metal detecting video game will be released this summer.” Alexandra Marvar in the NYT: The New Detectorists.

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