All the Great Metal Detecting Caches Haven’t Been Found!

It seems like our world gets smaller every day. Centuries ago, our world was filled with mysteries and exotic places most people had never seen and had only read about in books.

With each passing decade, our world has become more familiar to us. We can see images from anywhere in the world simply by logging onto our computers.

The air of mystery surrounding this planet has begun to vanish. We know so much more about the earth than we ever did before.

It can sometimes seem like all the great discoveries have already been made.

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Tips for Finding Coins with Your Metal Detector!

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.

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Outhouse Digs – A Treasure Trove in an Unlikely Spot!

Outhouse digs don’t sound glamorous, and trust me, they’re not. But if you can get over the idea you’re digging in a spot where people used to do their business, you stand to find some great items.

Former outhouse sites can be found on the property of almost any old home or former school building. You’ll find them a little way from the house or structure, but not too far away – the occupants didn’t want the smell too close to the house, but they didn’t want to have to hike far to use the outhouse either. Continue reading

Bounty Hunter Timeranger!

True to its name, the Bounty Hunter Timeranger is fit for those who are on a journey to find treasure in a short amount of time, and for under $200.

If you are at a loss for certain jewelry or would just like to go on a treasure hunt then this metal detector is a good buy to consider regardless of age.

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Fisher F4 Metal Detector

Can you separate trash from treasure with the Fisher F4 Metal Detector? Well, the machine is great for beachcombers and relic hunters alike – or just about anyone who wants to dig underground for some sweet loot.

F4 Features.

The design is more of a flat control with an LCD screen that is very user-friendly. Sensitivity and Discrimination controls are on the left and right. Its controls on the bottom include the pinpoint, notch and others that let you set the adjustments in a breeze.

Its lightweight feel is also a big plus. Not to mention, the coil swing can be done quickly without worrying about the accuracy of metal detection so you can save more time that should be spent on digging. Continue reading

Garrett Ace 350!

The Garrett Ace 350 metal detector is a high performance treasure hunting companion that will surely help you in your search for rare metals. It is an upgrade from a previous model (the 250) and has better depth detection and coil sweeping.

The increase of the frequency from 6.5 kHz (from the 250) to 8.25 kHz with this new 350 model allows you to also detect smaller objects like nickels and tabs.

The iron discrimination features have also been improved and there is improvement with withstanding salt water. Its lightweight design and feel allows any treasure hunter to easily carry it anywhere they wish at the greatest comfort.

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Tesoro Silver uMax

Still part of the Tesoro line of great metal detectors, the Tesoro Silver uMax is one of those models that will cater to your needs in hunting for gold and similar treasures with a fair price bracket. Its quality is one of the highest ones out there since it is made in the U.S.

Features of the Tesoro Silver uMax.

It has a number of great features, such as the use of microprocessor technology and the silent search mode for both all metal and discriminate mode. Aside from its microprocessor technology, it has a MicroMax design, as said in the name, and has a 10 kHz VLF frequency with low noise circuitry. Having an 8 inch search concentric coil, it runs on a 9 V battery and has a built in mineral rejection. There is also a battery test mode. The coil is also interchangeable for those who want to customize it. Continue reading

XP Deus!

I owned an XP Deus metal detector and absolutely loved it. It was cutting edge in terms of technology and design, and it performed better than any other detector I’ve tried. But is it worth the $1500 price tag?

If you are ready to step into the future of treasure hunting then the XP Deus is a metal detector that claims to be the world’s first wireless detector with a great S-shaped stem design that is telescopic.

Features Of The XP Deus Detector!

Unlike most metal detectors where you have to buy separate headphones, this one already has a set of audio headphones that are custom built for the XP Deus with a remote control and a high quality search coil. It does not require wire link because it is remotely controlled, eliminating the hassle of dangling wires. Continue reading

Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector

Garett products nowadays are starting to gain reputation and popularity nowadays as a well-renowned company for metal detecting. The Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector should be considered on your bucket list when it comes to the best metal detectors out there. It is not just easy to use but it is also waterproof and does not eat up battery a lot.

Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector.

As with most metal detectors, the Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector has a headphone jack for quality sound detection through a pair of high quality headphones instead of just relying on the speakers. However, if you want to simply rely on the speakers, the sound is still clear and crisp. The control panel is also very easy to use with buttons set for power, adjusting sensitivity and the mode (choose from all metal, jewelry or coins). At the right side, there’s a coin depth indicator and will be able to tell you what kind of treasure you found. Continue reading

Tesoro Compadre

tesoro-compadreHaving a moderate price for those who want to get into metal detecting, the Tesoro Compadre works well for beginners and intermediate level detectorists treasure hunting and relic hunting with the simplest controls.

It uses the ED-180 discrimination method for an easy but vast searching. You get less knobs but with more functionality, hence their premise of “less is more”.

Features Tesoro Compadre.

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