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Fall is a Great Time for Beach Treasure Hunting

Grab your metal detector and head for the beach this fall!

Grab your metal detector and head for the beach this fall!

The hot summer sun may be fading, but the beach is still a lucrative detecting destination in the fall. Traditionally, Labor Day weekend and the last hot summer days bring tons of visitors and vacationers to the beach. When the crowds head back to school and work, it’s time to search the sand for lost valuables! To make the most of your detecting time, experts advise learning how to “read the beach.” This means looking for areas where coins and jewelry might have accumulated. Here are likely spots to find metal treasure.

How to Read the Beach Before You Start Detecting

Before you ever start swinging your detector, locate the highest point on the beach. From this vantage point, look for holes, pockets and low-lying areas that look like sand has been removed. These are good indicators of where targets may have settled. The best beach spots for treasure are:

  • Sloughs:”  A slough is a trough (water indentation) that runs parallel to the beach- with the beach on one side and a sand bar on the other. People walk and play in this area, which is visible during a negative tide. Heavier items like watches and phones are often found here.
  • “Scallops:” These are humps on the beach with high and low sections. The low sections act to funnel waves and they also capture metal items.  
  • “Pockets:” Low-lying areas in the wet or dry sand. You will be able to get the depth on your metal detector as much as 4-5 feet deeper than normal.

Look and feel the sand: What is the beach consistency… does it sink in mush or is there resistance? This will determine how deep the targets are and how much sand is covering them up. Hard-packed sand, shells or rocks are a good sign. Gold sinks quickly. If the sand is really soft, gold rings and bracelets will sink through it at a faster pace. If the sand is hard-packed, it takes gold longer to sink to a harder layer. Eventually, gold settles until it hits a layer that is too hard to get past.

Beach Detectors and Sand Scoops
Speed up your treasure recovery with a sand scoop.

Speed up your treasure recovery with a sand scoop.

The two types of detectors best suited for the beach are VLF detectors and  Pulse Induction (P.I.) models. VLF detectors are affordable and ideal for freshwater beaches. If you will be hunting saltwater beaches, a PI detector is best because they ignore salt and offer deep-seeking capability. With that said, there are a number of modern VLF detectors that  may be used successfully on the salt water beach. VLF units will have target identification features that P.I. detectors lack. Shop and compare Beach Metal Detectors. You can narrow your search by detector type, price, operating frequency, search coil size and much more! The second most important tool when beach hunting is a durable sand scoop for recovering your targets. Shop all  beach scoops held, from hand to long-handled styles.

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Want to “See” Underground? Check Out the DRS Ground Exper Pro Metal Detector!

DRS Ground Exper Pro Detector - Gold: intense yellow, a red frame and in this case, the round shape of the coin. Iron: intense red, yellow frame plus the shape.

DRS Ground Exper Pro Detector – Gold: intense yellow, a red frame and the round shape of the coin. Iron: intense red, yellow frame plus the shape.

Serious, busy detectorists should REALLY look into the DRS Electronics Ground Exper Pro Metal Detector! This detector is a game-changer because its “Image Scan” technology allows you to “see” a deep-seeking scan of everything underground—pinpointing your treasure. Automatically eliminating trash targets (like soda cans or tops), this unit gives you a real-time full-color scan of EVERYTHING under your feet to 5 meters. You’ll get a comprehensive underground image including metal targets, cavities or water deposits. Imagine this! Gold coins will actually be seen on your display with an accurate round shape and numerical/color identifier.

Why not take advantage of this latest technology?
DRS Ground Exper Pro being used in shallow water.

DRS Ground Exper Pro being used in shallow water.

The DRS Electronics Ground Exper Pro Metal Detector comes with a full-color tablet PC—instantly displaying your finds; as well as 3 deep-seeking search coils. Its color-coded system will display exactly what you’ve found. No more guessing, just more treasure – The DRS Ground Exper Pro is EVERYTHING!

DRS Electronics produces advanced detectors using precision German design and engineering. Get your hands on the latest deep seeking treasure locating technology. Discover deeply buried treasures of precious metals. See all models of DRS Electronics units.

Big Fall Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Big Fall Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Fall Sale on Metal Detectors is Here!

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our Big Fall metal detector Sales promotion.

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our Big Fall metal detector Sales promotion.

At MetalDetector.com we understand that fall is the best time of year for many of us to get out and have some fun. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or you frequent our site often – we appreciate your support of our family business. Many consider fall to be the best time of year to get out and enjoy the fun hobby of metal detecting. From metal detecting on land to treasure hunting under water – the hobby offers something for everyone.

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Fall Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight December 20, 2016, you will find our best metal detector deals and special values. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments. Our Learning Library of metal detectors and the articles section is a great place to learn about selecting equipment. It’s a great resource on metal detectors and accessories for those just getting started with metal detecting.

Here are the offers included in Our Big Fall Metal Detector Sale:

1. Exclusive for our MetalDetector.com customers from Bounty Hunter are the Platinum, Titanium and Gold Models. Each are huge on features and include a jumbo display to see your treasure before you dig. All this and priced far below what you would expect.

– (Top Pick) Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector (Save over $280) Our Best Selling Model Bounty Hunter Metal Detector at the Lowest Price of the year. Free Headphones, Full-Size Carry Bag and Bonus Accessory Kit Included. List Price: $579.95 Big Fall Sale price: $299.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.36: Get Details — Also see: Bounty Hunter Platinum Pro with 11″ DD Search Coil
Bounty Hunter Titanium Metal Detector (Save $150) Premium middle of the line model features both audio and visual target identification and 2 preset modes. Free Bonus Accessory Kit Included. List Price: $399.95 Big Fall Sale price: $249.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $21.97: Get Details
– (Hot Starter Unit) Bounty Hunter Gold Metal Detector (Save $100) Turn It On And Go Treasure Hunting with both audio and visual target identification and preset controls. Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $279.95 Big Fall Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details

2. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector with Fall Bonus Pack! As seen on Digers TV Show. (Save $105) Discover the all-terrain metal detector — perfect for finding coins, jewelry and relics on land, on beaches and even under water! List Price: $699.95 Big Fall Sale price: $594.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.28: Get Details

3. XP DEUS Metal Detector with WS4 Display + 9″ OR 11″ Search Coil + FX-02 Heaphones (Save $301) Easy To Use – Wireless Metal Detector with Ultra-Fast Response – See targets in, around and under iron & other items! List Price: $1,100.00 Big Fall Sale price: $799.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $70.19: Get Details

4. Makro Racer Metal Detector (Save $115) Developed for searching coins, jewelry and relics, the Makro Racer offers you the ideal combination of cutting-edge technology and advanced design. The Racer features a simple, easy-to-use menu design. List Price: $587.00 Big Fall Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.87: Get Details

5. (Kids and Beginners) Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector (Save $60) – Huge value in a beginners detector with three tone audio and visual display target identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit.  List Price: $199.99 Big Fall Sale price: $139.99 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $12.31: Get Details

6. Garrett Ace Metal Detectors Series – Get extra free accessories from Garrett with each Ace 400 and Ace 300 while supplies last:

Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector (Save $59.99) – King of Garrett ACE metal detectors. The Garrett ACE 400 includes advanced features like Iron Audio, Digital Target ID, and Frequency Adjust to help you dig more treasure and less trash. Free for a limited time: Includes headphones, environmental coverup, coil cover. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $399.95 Big Fall Sale price: $339.96 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $29.89: Get Details
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector (Save $44.99) – Garrett has placed big features into the ACE 300—Digital Target ID, solid detection abilities, a new audio system, and more—for a price that’s hard to beat. Includes headphones, environmental coverup, coil cover. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $299.95 Big Fall Sale price: $254.96 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $22.42: Get Details                            – Garrett Ace 200 Metal Detector (Save $22.99) – The first metal detector in the Ace series. With the quality and performance of the Garrett ACE 200, you can begin finding treasure right away! Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $199.95 Big Fall Sale price: $169.96 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $14.94: Get Details

7. Teknetics T2 Metal Detector (Save $550) High-performance multi-purpose professional grade metal detector. Re-introducing the American “Classic” high end metal detector at a NEW mid-range price. List Price: $1,049.00 Big Fall Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.85: Get Details

8. Tesoro Tiger Shark Underwater Metal Detector (Save $112.35) With 8″ search coil. The Tiger Shark is a true dual function metal detector. Hunt on land, at the beach or dive down to 200 feet under water. List Price: $749.00 Big Fall Sale price: $636.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $55.98: Get Details — Also see: Tesoro Tiger Shark with 10.5″ Search Coil

9. Makro New JeoHunter 3D Dual System (Save $2499.95) One System – Includes Everything You Need To Locate Large Treasures At Extreme Depths and as a Full Color 3 Dimensional Image! List Price: $6,499.95 Big Fall Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.46: Get Details

10. Fisher F44 Weatherproof Metal Detector (Save $50) 9-Segment Visual Target ID + 4 Tone Audio ID. Rain or shine, your Fisher F44 detector will be by your side. List Price: $399.00 Big Fall Sale price: $349.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $30.69: Get Details

11. DRS Electronics Ground Exper Pro Metal Detector (Save $1300) See full color image scans of targets both large and small. The Ground Exper can distinguish between trash such as a soda can and valuable targets like a single Gold coin. Locate treasures as deep as 5 meters below the ground. List Price: $7,800.00 Big Fall Sale price: $6,500.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $571.50: Get Details

12. Whites MX Sport Metal Detector (Save $50.95) This waterproof unit can do it all! Beach hunting, relics, coins and jewelry. 7 search modes to help you find treasure both at the beach and on land. List Price: $799.95 Big Fall Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.80: Get Details

13. Makro Gold Racer Metal Detector (Save $124) Advanced gold prospecting: At 56 kHz frequency, the Gold RACER detects the tiniest gold nuggets while ignoring harsh ground conditions and hot rocks in gold fields around the world. List Price: $823.00 Big Fall Sale price: $699.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $61.40: Get Details

Here are the Metal Detector Accessories on Sale:

1. DepthMaster Audiophone II Metal Detector Headphones (Save $40) Professional metal detecting headphones. Coiled cord. Dual volume controls. Works with all metal detectors. Hear the oldest, deepest targets. Our best selling headphone for metal detectors. List Price: $79.95 Big Fall Sale price: $39.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $3.52: Get Details

2. Gold Metal Detector Accessory Starter Kit (Save $219.85) Contains All the Accessories You Need to Go with Your Metal Detector: Headphones. Digging Trowel. Carry Bag. Free Bonus Golden Doubloon Replica Coin. Our best selling metal detector accessories kit. List Price: $289.80 Big Fall Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $6.15: Get Details

Our Annual Big Fall 2016 Metal Detectors Sale is Now in Progress!

Remember, as you shop metal detectors, these special promotional offers are good only at MetalDetector.com and valid while supplies last. Be sure to take advantage of these offers now as they end at Midnight on December 20, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

New Video – Pro Series Metal Detector Carry Bag – Store, Protect and Transport

Check out our new video showing you the benefits of the Pro Series metal detector carry bag. This carrying bag is made of tough Cordura Nylon material with reinforced stitching for durability and years of use. This custom bag is crafted exclusively for metaldetector.com. This strong padded bag is ideal for storing, protecting and transporting your metal detector. Fits all brands of metal detectors.

XP Metal Detectors Announces DEUS Version 4.0 and New Accessories

This morning, XP Metal Detectors of France announced details of the upcoming DEUS 4.0 release and several new accessories. The announcement was made at the XP European Rally in the UK today. While details are being released now, it is important to note that it will be SEVERAL MONTHS before the software and new products are released for sale. On hand was Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com to learn first hand about this exciting news.

Photo of Daniel Bernzweig of XP USA/Canada Distributor Detector Electronics Corp. (right) Alain Loubet, managing director of XP Metal Detectors (center) and Nigel Ingram of XP UK Distributor Regton (left) during this mornings announcement of DEUS 4.0 at the at the XP European Rally in the UK!

Photo of Daniel Bernzweig of XP USA/Canada Distributor Detector Electronics Corp. (right) Alain Loubet, managing director of XP Metal Detectors (center) and Nigel Ingram of XP UK Distributor Regton (left) during this mornings announcement of DEUS 4.0 at the at the XP European Rally in the UK!

Highlights of the new XP Version 4.0 and New Accessories:

  • New! XP MI-6 Pinpointer
  • New! Optional 22.5cm (9inch) search coil operating at high frequencies
  • New! Optional Elliptical search coil operating at high frequencies
  • New! V4.0 software FREE to download
  • New! Software application Go Detect

Preview of the new XP MI-6 Pinpointer:

This new pinpointer works independently or in conjunction with the XP DEUS via a wireless radio link. The pinpointer is waterproof and submersible to 20 feet. It features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery. Unlock all of the features by using the MI-6 in conjunction with your DEUS metal detector. Complete details are available at this link.

The new XP Pinpointer known as the MI-6 features: Rechargeable battery, Submersible up to 20 feet, Connection via radio link to the DEUS and more!. It will be available in a few months. The release date has not been announced by XP yet.

The new XP Pinpointer known as the MI-6 features: Rechargeable battery, Submersible up to 20 feet, Connection via radio link to the DEUS and more!. It will be available in a few months. The release date has not been announced by XP yet.

 

Preview of the 2 new XP DEUS Coils:

Two new DEUS coils are in the works that will be ideal for detecting small targets and gold nuggets in highly mineralized ground conditions. Complete details are available at this link.

 

Two new DEUS 4.0 search coils will be introduced that operate at 15 KHZ, 30 KHZ or 55 KHZ - far more efficient when searching for gold. Both coils will be available in a few months. The release date has not been announced by XP yet.

Two new DEUS 4.0 search coils will be introduced that operate at 15 KHZ, 30 KHZ or 55 KHZ – far more efficient when searching for gold. Both coils will be available in a few months. The release date has not been announced by XP yet.

 

Preview of DEUS 4.0 Software:

All current and prospective DEUS users will be happy to know that they will receive a free upgrade to the new software once it is released!

The new update is software only and will be downloadable for free. It will work with all previous DEUS detectors and accessories! The original coils, headphones and remote control will work with the new version 4.0 update, although some new menu features will not be accessible unless the new accessories are connected. Complete details are available at this link.

400-Year-Old French Shipwreck Discovery in Shallow Florida Waters!

One of the artifacts the company hopes to preserve while working with the Florida Department of Historic Resources.

One of the artifacts the company hopes to preserve while working with the Florida Department of Historic Resources.

The Florida coastline is definitely the place to be if you are a shipwreck diver! Several amazing underwater treasure finds have surfaced recently involving Florida waters. This latest, most recent shipwreck discovery is nothing short of remarkable! NBC New York and other sources report that three French ships were discovered in shallow water in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Divers with Global Marine Exploration believe these ships were part of a 400-year-old French fleet. Archaeologists speculate the ships were from the French colonial period (approximately 1560) and they may have sunk in the midst of a hurricane.

The wreck’s contents include canons made of bronze and iron; anchors, and symbols of the fleur-de-lis, as well as a French coat of arms. Divers are thrilled about this shipwreck find; while historians and archaeologists call the treasure “priceless.” Historians speculate that the Trade Winds near Bermuda brought the fleet up the Florida coast and it encountered turbulent waters. The French were eager to colonize and explore the New World. Divers plan to bring up the ships’ treasure and conserve it.

Get Involved in Shipwreck Diving!

If you are a water hunter or scuba diver, you may find it fascinating to expand your hobby to include shipwreck exploration. This seems like the peak time to get involved, as countless wrecks are currently being found and salvaged. A deep-seeking metal detector is required for deeper water exploration. Today’s models offer advanced technology and typically operate at depths of up to 200 feet. It’s easy to learn about the types of Underwater Detectors  (Pulse Induction and VLF (Very Low Frequency)—as well as how to get jump-started in the hobby. Get in on the action with your own shipwreck hunting expedition!

 

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Whites Spectra V3i Metal Detector – Deeper Targets, Detailed Target Information. You Bet!

White's V3i Metal Detector with Color Display Screen

White’s V3i Metal Detector with Color Display Screen

The Whites Spectra V3i Metal Detector is Whites premier, deluxe model! Feature-packed beyond belief, this unit provides an incredible amount of target data. Graphs and charts on Spectra V3i’s full-color HD display easily separate valuable targets from junk. The display screen reveals VDI#, icon with your likely target and on-the-fly depth reading; also, the backlight and font are adjustable. This is a true 3-frequency detector featuring 2.5 kHz, 7.5 kHz, and 22.5 kHz. Spectra V3i’s 3×3 Target ID System is extremely impressive! Using 3 separate displays, the “Search” screen graphs your target in each frequency; “Analyze” shows target size and characteristics and the “Pinpoint” screen shows the signal strength in each frequency. Enjoy “Live Controls” for real-time adjustments and dozens of Expert Menu Options! 9 Preset Hunting Programs include: • Coin/Jewelry, • Salt Beach, • Relic, • Prospecting, • Deep Silver, • High Trash, • Meteorite, • High Pro, • Mixed Mode Pro. Owners of Whites Spectra V3i promise you get more target information than you’ve ever seen. “The V3i sees targets at extreme depth and fully interprets them. This lets the person using the V3i hunt more targets more efficiently!”

Whites Spectra V3i Wireless Headphones are highly recommended! Comfortable over-stuffed earpieces allow you to hear every signal with clarity. Syncs perfectly—in one word… wireless.

 

 

 

Australian Prospector Unearths 8-Pound Gold Nugget- Worth Nearly $200,000!

Found with a Metal Detector, the Gold Nugget above has Been Dubbed "Friday's Joy"

Found with a Metal Detector, the Gold Nugget above has Been Dubbed “Friday’s Joy”

Another extremely large gold nugget  has been discovered with a metal detector! Just recently (August, 2016), a detecting hobbyist was hunting a field in Central Victoria, Australia, when his detector went crazy. He thought it was just a horseshoe, but decided to dig it up anyway. To his amazement, the detectorist (who wishes to remain anonymous) saw something huge shimmering below him! “As I scraped away the clay and dug deeper, I couldn’t believe my eyes. This wasn’t an old piece of steel. I had just unearthed a colossal gold nugget – a once in a lifetime find! I didn’t think nuggets of this size were still around.” The 8-pound nugget was found 12 inches deep, and has been estimated upwards of $190,000.

Is this a “Mini Gold Rush?”

Interestingly, the man says this field is a worked-over area, but he found a 9-ounce nugget the day before. That’s why he returned to the area in hopes of finding more. The prospector will also be sharing the nugget’s proceeds with his hobbyist friends. He explained that they all previously agreed that they would split any royalties if treasure was ever found. This gold nugget find is creating a worldwide craze, according to Australian news reports. Rita Bentley, from the Prospectors and Miners Association, said she believes there will be a mini gold rush in Australia. Says Bentley, “I would imagine there will be some new people who thought, ‘I’ve always wanted to try that,’ and this will be what pushes them over the edge. Buy a detector and a miner’s right and get out there!” It’s incredible to know that there are nuggets of gold out there this size these days. In fact, a huge gold nugget was found in Northern California not too long ago. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at gold prospecting, NOW is the TIME!

 

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Commercial Shipwreck Divers and Professionals Rely on JW Fishers Pulse 6X and Pulse 8X Underwater Metal Detectors

JW Fishers Pulse 8X Metal Detector full length view

JW Fishers Pulse 8X Metal Detector

Shipwreck divers, commercial and professional divers are huge advocates of JW Fishers Pulse 6X and 8X Underwater Metal Detectors. These are the top-performing underwater detectors on the market—utilized by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, law enforcement agencies and professional underwater treasure hunters. JW Fishers Pulse 6X and 8X expertly ignore interference from salt water, making it easy to recover gold, silver, artifacts, weapons, ordnance, cannons and pipelines. These units’ 200-foot depth rating and waterproof search coil connectors make them invaluable for underwater hunting! The Pulse 6X and 8X are feature-packed with both visual and audio target ID, extreme sensitivity and a complete diving accessory package including: a corrosion-proof underwater handle, aluminum land handle, underwater earphone, battery chargers and a hip-mount kit. Included 7.5″ search coil is extremely sensitive to both small and large objects. Optional search coils are available for specialized operations.

 

The DRS Advanced Resistivity Scanner Reveals What Truly Lies Below Your Feet

The Advanced Resistivity Scanner (ARS) from DRS Electronics

The Advanced Resistivity Scanner (ARS) from DRS Electronics

DRS Electronics designed the “Advanced Resistivity Scanner” (ARS) to cater to experienced, sophisticated treasure hunters. This is a deep seeking 3D radar metal detection device that eliminates the guesswork involved in traditional metal detecting for treasure. Locate underground gold, cavities and even water. With probes linked to cables attached to a control box, you can scan at least 200 meters down using “resistivity measurement”—or electrical currents. The DRS Advanced Resistivity Scanner sends 110 Volts of electricity underground— which bounces off and interacts with the other probes. In essence, it’s a geophysical system that measures how strongly metal opposes the flow of electricity. Coupled with 3D radar and an included tablet PC with specialty software, the DRS Scanner displays your target’s exact identification, size and depth in 3D. Instantly see if you’ve found gold, copper, silver, iron, water or a void, which could  be a treasure cache! Simply pre-set your intended search area, attach the probes and cables, and place the control box where you are searching. If junk is underfoot, waste no time. Move on to find the REAL VALUABLES!