When you’re looking at purchasing a metal detector, you’re going to notice right off the bat that you need to decide between a pulse induction metal detector and a very low frequency, or VLF, metal detector.
What’s the difference? And how do you know which one you should choose?
Advantages of a VLF Detector
VLF detectors are the preferred choice for most hobbyist detectorists. They are extremely versatile and they have great discrimination capabilities.
Let’s look at some of the biggest benefits of using VLF detectors and which locations they really shine in. Continue reading →
Being a multipurpose metal detector, the Whites Coinmaster is something that you will find very useful for a lot of things – from rings to jewelry to coins and many others. But as the name says, it is most likely the best thing to use when hunting for coins.
When it comes to the maximum depth of detecting metals, the Whites Coinmaster can go for as much as 8 inches, which is the average if compared to a lot of similar devices. It is also quite the lightweight metal detector at only 2.5 pounds, compared to other brands.
Its weight is not too heavy but not too light. However, it only has 8 target ID segments so it might not be that precise compared to similar metal detectors. It has a 3 tone distinction that allows you to detect and distinguish different kinds of metals.
If you need a hand shovel for your treasure hunting, relic hunting, and metal detector digs don’t consider anything unless it’s built well and can endure tough digs.
The Lesche Mini Sampson 18″ T-Handle Shovel is a good tool for those times you’ll get on your hands and knees and dig and sort through the roots, brush, rocks, and mud. The ‘T’ handle portion of very handy indeed. It provides a good solid grip.
It’s every detectorist’s dream – you want to find the motherlode, the biggest cache the world has even seen. In reality, most of us won’t find that elusive cache, but it doesn’t mean we should stop trying.
That’s the beauty of metal detecting – any day might be the day you find something amazing.
If you want to find a cache, but you have no idea where to begin, here are some pointers to get you on your way. Continue reading →
If you’re looking for an excellent location to use your metal detector, you should head to the nearest park. You’ll always want to check if it’s okay to dig there, but if it is, you’ll find lots of great signals while you’re there.
The key rule to metal detecting is that you want to go where the people are. Because parks are popular with every age group, they are the hotspots in their communities. And if it’s an older park, you stand a great chance of finding all kinds of things, both modern and decades old.
But when you’re hunting in a park, there’s a few things you’ll want to remember. Continue reading →
Want to see a bunch of detectorists lose their minds from overwhelming excitement? All you have to do is sit back and watch when a company releases a new metal detector. This summer’s biggest release generating buzz in the metal detecting world is the Garrett AT Max.
Image Courtesy Garret Metal Detectors.
Garrett is known as one of the heavy hitters in the metal detecting field so when they unveil a new machine, people take notice.
If you’re a fan of detectors that incorporate the latest and greatest technology, you may want to check out the AT Max.
What Features Does The AT Max Have?
The AT Max has built-in Z-Lynk wireless technology that drastically cuts back on the delay many detectors have when you use them. When you’re waving your ordinary detector around, you’ll hear a beep after you’ve passed over the target. Then you take your detector and try to zero in on the target.
With the AT Max however, you’ll hear the beeps from your target when you’re still right over top of it. That will cut down on search time and the situations some detectorists have where they have to expand their plug if they are off an inch or two away from where their target really is. Continue reading →
If you’re a detectorist who lives near a coast, you’re lucky. You have access to some of the greatest places to metal detect.
Beaches are an amazing place to find coins and rings that people have dropped, but getting into the water to hunt can offer even greater finds.
You don’t have to suit up with scuba gear to find quality targets in the water – although you certainly can if you want to. There are several affordable detectors that can be submerged up to 100 feet.
But if you’re not comfortable going too deep, you can slap on some snorkel gear and stay in shallow water. Even at that depth you have the potential to find modern-day treasures or some long-submerged shipwreck treasure. Continue reading →
No matter what metal it’s made out of, there’s nothing more exciting than finding a coin when you’re metal detecting. Once you see that telltale circular shape, your heart starts beating fast until you can get your hands on your find and determine what kind of coin it is and when it was made.
It’s easy to get excited about coins because they can be worth a lot of money if they’re rare and they’ve managed to stay in good condition. The other exciting thing about coins is that they have the year on them, which means you don’t have to guess what time period your find comes from.
The good news is that you don’t have to have a high-end metal detector in order to find coins – even entry-level detectors will locate them. If you’ve got coin fever, you can increase your odds of finding coins by following a few simple tips.
If you’re new to metal detecting and you’ve dug a few targets, one of the first things you probably noticed was how hard it can be to spot metal in a freshly-dug hole. Unless it has the gleam of gold or silver, it can be like playing the world’s most frustrating game of hide and seek.
I spent a mind-boggling number of hunts carefully sifting through the dirt in my holes for minutes on end before I’d eventually find the little piece of metal that looked just like every other clump of dirt I had encountered. It dulled my passion for detecting for a few months because I felt like I was bad at it. I wasn’t – I just wasn’t properly equipped. Continue reading →