Phone # 256-463-9308
Our sales manager is Heath Jones. He is a former law enforcement officer who was also a long time metal detectorist in his spare time. Now that he isn’t chasing criminals, most of his free time now is dedicated to chasing and catching Civil War Relics. Heath started metal detecting in the early 1990’s as a teenager when he found his grandfather’s old whites metal detector in the storage building. His first trip out with it was to the old home his mother had lived in as a child that burned when she was 13. He found wheat pennies and other items that she likely had as a child and still keeps those in a safe to this day. From that point on he would always own a detector of some type. In his adult life he continued to metal detect for coins mostly, but he was always fascinated by the American Civil War. When he left law enforcement his passion became a full blown obsession with finding hidden treasures. Due to the need to have the best equipment available he became a Treasure Mountain customer and purchased numerous machines. He felt like he always got the best deals from Ed Huffman and liked the personal service that he couldn’t get anywhere else. When he was approached about becoming a representative, he was initially hesitant because he had never really sold anything in his life joking that the only sales experience he has was when he was an undercover narcotics cop. Once he took the opportunity he was given it was evident to everyone that he had found his new love and became the “go to guy” on social media for a detector. Most customers said he was one of the few sales people that would talk them out of buying if he knew the detector they had was just as good as they one they were looking at buying. This honest and up front approach paid off in long run because they realized he was not going to up-sell them. This is a value that we pride ourselves in at Treasure Mountain Detectors.
Heath is now the Co-Host on the longest running podcast about metal detecting on the internet, Relic Roundup, and is associated with American Digger Magazine. He is also the host of the History Seekers on Tuesday nights. As if Heath was not busy enough he also takes time to travel to various clubs and groups teaching members how they can effectively find more with their metal detector, he produces instructional videos on using GPS technology on old maps, makes custom programs/settings for metal detectors, and even runs a group for beginner metal detectorist. Heath is an Official Team Member of the XP Deus Team USA that is officially sanctioned by XP Metal Detectors. He is also a work-a-holic but to hear him tell it, he does not consider it work because he loves it and lives for it. That may explain him having tried almost every machine that we offer.
His favorite coin finds are:
1834 capped bust half dollar (found with a CTX3030)
1856 $1 gold coin. (Found with the XP Deus)
His favorite civil war relic finds include:
12lb confederate cannon ball (found with an AT Gold)
Extremely rare Cook and Brothers rifle nose cap (Found with the XP Deus)
Confederate Solid Cast I button (Found with the CTX3030)
His Favorite detectors:
Garrett AT PRO