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Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer – Save Hours in the Field!

Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer made by Whiles Metal Detectors

Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer made by Whiles Metal Detectors

For locating treasure in the hole 10x faster, rely on Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer! Like a miniature metal detector, this unit fits easily into any digging hole to precisely locate treasure you have targeted. Whites Bullseye TRX is waterproof up to 10 feet and is completely automatic (no tuning needed). Features include: LED light, audio/vibrate alert, auto “power off,” lost pinpointer alarm and much more! Loyal Bullseye TRX owners say this pinpointer beats the competition because of its tip detection and ground balance “ratchet,” which instantly zero in on your target. According to Ashtro in NC, “Where it is pointed is where your target will be. With tip detection, the Bullseye TRX is the best bang for your buck!”

 

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Maine Mineral and Gem Museum Offers $20,000 Reward for Piece of Rangeley, ME Meteorite Fall!

A meteorite Fall was recorded on police video Tuesday Morning. If you were lucky enough to see this extraordinary event, you watched a historic event. The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is offering a reward for the first one-kilogram meteorite recovered from this fall!

”Barbra Barrett, Mineral and Gem Museum director, said in a press release “This is an exciting opportunity and we need the public’s help,”  We spoke with the Museum staff this afternoon and confirmed that the $20,000 reward noted in their press release is still available.

Police Video of Tuesday’s Meteorite Fall in Rangeley, Maine Region

According to the Boston website “Based on hundreds of eyewitness accounts collected and analyzed by the American Meteor Society, scientists were able to pinpoint that the meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere over Maine, and it’s terminal explosion—the bright flash that most people witnessed, which usually coincides with fragmentation of the fireball—occurred about 30 kilometers, or about 18.6 miles, west of Rangeley, Maine.”

Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said today: “The top metal detector model for locating meteorites is the XP DEUS Metal Detector.” In December of 2013 Twink Monrad and metal detecting partner Don Morin joined some meteorite hunting friends at the Franconia, Arizona strewn meteorite field using the DEUS. Complete details are shown in the article entitled “XP DEUS Meteorite Find Classified by Dr. Garvie at Arizona State University.” In another article entitled “Meteorite Hunting with my XP DEUS Detector” Twink said “I was able to find a buried Gold Basin meteorite and my hunting partner Don found two Gold Basin meteorites with his DEUS with 11” coil.

 

 

How the Shape of Your Metal Detector’s Search Coil Effects Your Treasure Hunting Success

Search Coils

Owning the right type of search coil that matches your metal detector will make it easier when searching for treasure.

The shape of the search coil you use on any of your metal detectors will change the capabilities of your machine and, as a result, having several different types on hand will really enhance your treasure hunting experience. In fact, many metal detectorists feel that you can transform your metal detector into an entirely new machine simply by selecting different size and shape search coils as opposed to actually buying a whole new machine! There are two parts of a search coil to talk about when discussing their shapes. First is the shape of the search coil itself. The search coil itself will be either round or elliptical – most will be round. More important than this though is the internal construction. The way the wires are attached to the coil internally will take one of the three following forms – Concentric, Double D, or Coaxial – each giving your metal detector different capabilities. Let’s discuss each of these search coil designs, their benefits, drawbacks, and more.

Concentric

Concentric circle search coils are probably the most popular design of search coil for metal detectors today. Most commonly used for finding smaller targets like gold, jewelry, coins, and relics that are generally found near the surface concentric coils are also excellent at target discrimination and pinpointing. They’re drawback? Concentric coils are easily compromised in heavily mineralized soils.

Double D

A Double D search coil is designed in the shape of two capitol letter “Ds” hence it’s name! Double D metal detecting search coils are reliable in heavily mineralized soils, like what you run into at the beach for example, and cover more ground in one sweep than other types of coils. They’re not as good at pinpointing nor as adept at target discrimination; although many of the newer DD coils being made today are.

Coaxial

Coaxial coils are probably the least popular search coil design type and are rarely found on metal detectors made today. While it’s detection depth is usually lower, the coaxial search coils are the best type of coil to use when you need to minimize interference from utility wires or other metal detectors. Coaxical coils are also great at pinpointing and discrimination even in areas with very heavy trash.

All shapes are generally available in all sizes (extra small/mini, small, medium, and large) and vice versa. Whatever size and shape search coil you buy for your metal detector though, be sure you’re purchasing quality search coils that are compatible with your metal detector in order to avoid violating any warranties or, worse, causing your machine to malfunction. You’ll also need to consider the type of metal detector you’re using, the frequency it operates on, and, as we mentioned, where you’re working, and what you’re hunting for. From there though you’ll easily be able to buy all the right shapes and sizes of search coils to find treasure wherever you’re metal detecting.

Lesche All Purpose Shovel Review

Lesche All Purpose Shovel

The Lesche All Purpose Shovel is one of the best digging tools that will help you find buried treasures and relics.

When you’re out metal detecting, a large part of your adventure will involve treasure recovery. While any old shovel will technically do, digging up the treasure you find is infinitely easier when you have the right tools. One of the tools the pros never leave home without is the Lesche All Purpose Shovel.

Made in the USA, the Lesche All Purpose Shovel was designed by Walter Lesche and is part of his line of patented digging tools also known by the name “The King of Spades”; and rightly so. After all, like all Lesche tools, the Lesche All Purpose Shovel is made of aircraft quality steel which makes it durable, strong, and rust resistant. It’s also designed with a T-handle for good leverage as well as a long tapered cutting edge to make digging even in difficult soils a breeze. And, at just 26” and weighing in at only 2.3 lbs, the Lesche All Purpose Shovel is easy to carry when not in use as well. Don’t take our word for it though, let’s take a quick look at a few of the customer reviews we’ve received recently about the Lesche All Purpose Shovel.

Vince E. shares – “This isn’t a regular old garden shovel.”

Tara T. writes – “After reading a fair amount of reviews, and looking at what others bought, I decided on the Lesche. I wanted an all-around, sturdy shovel, not too big and not too small. So far, the Lesche has fit the bill. It’s relatively compact (for a nonfoldable), light weight, yet strong. The 4.5″ blade is a good size for plugs, and I use it for other jobs around the yard!”

Scott writes – “I have found that this is a very sturdy shovel. It cuts through tough clays and even cuts through decently-sized roots and the T-handle is great.”

Our resident experts here at MetalDetector.com agree as well; The Lesche All Purpose Shovel is an excellent metal detecting tool and will only serve to enhance this already exciting hobby even further. Plus, the company even stands behind it with their full 5 year warranty.

To learn even more about the Lesche All Purpose Shovel and decide if it’s the digging tool for you, visit our Lesche All Purpose Shovel product page.  This is where you’ll find all the information you need about this quality metal detecting tool including the instruction manual, product specifications and more.  Then, you can see just how much the Lesche All Purpose Shovel will add to your metal detecting experience and begin recovering your treasure with less work right away.

Spectacular 13 Gram Gold Nugget Found in Africa with XP DEUS!

A prospector using the XP DEUS metal detector in Africa turned up this amazing 13 Gram gold nugget. He was using the XP DEUS GoldField program 10 when he made the impressive recovery. You can see the actual recovery detailed in this video below.

Developed and perfect in the gold fields of Africa, the XP DEUS GoldField program has turned up several notable finds over the years. Complete details on the GoldField program 10 are shown at this link. While the GoldField program is extremely powerful, it is a turn-on-and-go preset mode that is simple to use. The XP DEUS with the GoldField program comes in the four model configurations shown here.

Whites Coinmaster Metal Detector: Performance on a Budget

Looking for an entry-level metal detector that is rugged, lightweight and delivers high performance? Whites Coinmaster is on every best-sellers list because of these features

The White's Coinmaster is a value priced entry level model with exceptional performance for the price.

The White’s Coinmaster is a value priced entry level model with exceptional performance for the price.

and more! At well under $200, Whites Coinmaster has an impressive Target ID screen that identifies your targets as you hunt. It is known for easily locating coins and jewelry, with a 5-range discrimination feature – ideal for eliminating iron targets.

This is a great machine on a budget. According to Johnson J. from Michigan, “In regular soft soil, you can find coins at a depth of 8-10″. He went on to say “I have found silver dimes dating back to 1927. The Coinmaster is also very good at discriminating out iron and foil.”

 

Find the Best Metal Detector with Metal Detector Reviews

Reading metal detector reviews from customers on the MetalDetector.com website, will help you to select the best metal detector for your needs.

Reading metal detector reviews on the MetalDetector.com website, will help you to select the best metal detector.

Metal detector reviews are an important piece of finding the best metal detector for your needs. Each metal detectorist is unique as is each machine. As a result, the information others share when they take the time to write metal detector reviews is invaluable.

You’ll also find metal detector reviews extraordinarily helpful when you’re shopping for a metal detector to give to someone else. Whether it’s a holiday gift, birthday gift, anniversary gift, or just a way to say “you’re special” when you give a metal detector, it’s important to find the best machine for your gift recipient. Using metal detector reviews to help guide you to the best metal detector for that lucky person is an easy way to be sure they’ll be happy with your gift.

To get you started, here is a list of some of the top metal detectors according to the reviewers here at MetalDetector.com:

Now you can take a look at the metal detector reviews on these machines to begin, and, from there, find your way to the best metal detector to meet your current needs. There’s no reason to be surprised by your purchases with the resources available today. With the help of metal detector reviews you can choose the best metal detector easily.

New Garrett Metal Detector – Ace 300 Now in Stock

The new Garrett Ace 300 metal detector is now in stock at MetalDetector.com

The new Garrett Ace 300 metal detector is now in stock at MetalDetector.com

On Monday, we blogged about the new Garrett Ace 400 detector and that the unit was in stock. With the popularity of Garrett metal detectors, it will not come as a surprise to you that the unit is already selling well. One more choice as you decide on new equipment this spring is the Garrett Ace 300 metal detector. Since the Ace 300 is now in stock, we thought it would be wise to review some of the key features on the unit.

Garrett ACE 300 Metal Detector Key Features:

  • Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 scale offers target information
  • 7″ x 10″ PROformance™ submersible search coil
  • Operating frequency of 8 kHz
  • Iron Resolution: Overcome target masking in iron-laden hunt sites
  • Pulse-Width Modulation Audio: Sharper, more responsive audio
  • Electronic Pinpointing: Precisely locates targets and speeds recovery
    See all Ace 300 Features.

The Garrett Ace 300 is discounted to $254.96 with free shipping. Also included and will ship free are Garrett brand headphones, Ace display screen cover-up, the protective search coil cover plus five additional bonus accessory items from us here at MetalDetector.com – and can be seen on our Garrett Ace 300 product page.

BRAND NEW Whites MX Sport Waterproof Detector is Generating Excitement!

The All-New Whites MX Sport Waterproof Metal Detector

The All-New Whites MX Sport Waterproof Metal Detector

Now in Stock – The All-New Whites MX Sport Waterproof Metal Detector is creating a frenzy in popular metal detecting forums. Members can’t wait to get their hands on the new Whites MX Sport metal detector which is a waterproof model. With a design that the engineers at whites went back to the drawing-board for, the Whites MX Sport is a lightweight mid-frequency VLF detector that is waterproof up to 10 feet. Seven search modes for beach or land hunting include: Coin/Jewelry, Beach, Relic, Prospecting, High Trash, All-Metal, Pinpoint. MX Sport’s large backlit display shows VDI number, Target ID, depth, current program and discrimination. This model features 20 Target ID segments, 22 Tone Audio ID, threshold control, Automatic Ground Balance and a 10″ DD Waterproof Search Coil. Land headphones are included with the detector and the MX Sport waterproof headphones are available as an option. Whites has really outdone themselves—this model is a winner!

Whites MX Sport Review: You can also read a review of the Whites MX Sport metal detector recently submitted by a customer of MetalDetector.com

Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector – New and In Stock!

The new Garrett Ace 400 metal detector is now in stock at MetalDetector.com

The new Garrett Ace 400 metal detector is now in stock at MetalDetector.com

King of Garrett ACE metal detectors line up, 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. Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector – Top Unit in the Garrett ACE Metal Detectors Line Up. The new flagship of the ACE lineup is the ACE 400, which features the famous Garrett Iron Audio, a large target ID number and much more. See all features on the new Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector or to place your order.

You may also view all hobby models of Garrett metal detectors.