You can say Grant and James have “history.” What started as an after-school playdate in 5th grade grew into a best friendship that thrives some 40 years later. They used to bond over girls and sports. Now, both married with kids and each holding high-profile jobs (Grant with a national non-profit and James with a global publisher), they bond over a hobby about which they are equally passionate—historical metal detecting. Through this shared hobby, they endeavor to search for, find, and preserve history to keep the past present for future generations. It is a hobby that has taken them all over the U.S. and even to the U.K. Yet, no matter where they go, and no matter what they search for, they both know full well that their real treasure is at home.
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What's Your Best Find?
Often people think “best” is synonymous with “valuable” or “treasure,” but it depends: What do you value? What do you treasure? We cherish the past, so we consider these our best finds. Coming soon!
Real Finds, Tips & Tricks
Hop on over to Grant Hansen's YouTube channel for adventures, tips and tricks . James plays a recurring roll and we welcome others. Make sure you subscribe, click the bell and like the videos!
Each item we find was once lost. We pick up the remnants of stories, and carry them forward to be told through proper context and preservation. Here's some examples of some historic finds.
We Love Our Permissions!
We approach opportunities to search for history with high regard and appreciation. We are genuine, eager, respectful, and all-around “nice guys.” But don’t take our word for it; here's some references.
We Talk Treasure!
ASBURY PARK PRESS
We were featured in a cover story and video by the Asbury Park Press. We invite you to read the article, scroll through the image gallery and watch the awesome video!
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The XP Deus and XP MI-6 pinpointer are the detectors of choice for Grant and James. The Deus is ultra-lightweight and fully customizable to any terrain or environmental condition. Learn more!