From: USA – California Gold Country


Favorite Detectors: Minelab CTX-3030, Minelab GPX-6000, Minelab Gold Monster 1000, Minelab Manticore, XP Deus II, Nokta Makro Legend, Minelab Explorer II, Minelab GPZ-7000.


Mark grew up in the foothills of the mountain ranges of the California Gold Country. An area steeped in early history of the Spanish Mission Padres, Mexican era Ranchos, Fur Trappers, Loggers and early Settlers. Then came the California Gold Rush in 1848. Many incredible discoveries of both Gold and Relics have been made by Mark over the years. He detects for gold, relics and does underwater sniping for gold in the rivers in gold country. Also detects the beaches along the Northern California Coast.


Mark has been a treasure hunter for 35+ years and is a published author and expert in using metal detectors. Spent all of his adult life as a Firefighter-Paramedic in California. He is also a very busy professional musician (in one of California’s premier country bands). Mark has appeared on several TV shows, radio shows and podcasts. He is a frequent speaker at many detecting clubs and conventions and is highly sought after for speaking on the subject of field research and metal detecting. Mark is a Minelab Detexpert and can answer all of your questions regarding Minelab Metal Detectors.


Mark also teaches several classes on Metal Detecting, Research and How to Find Gold.