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National Geographic’s Diggers Season 4 Premiers on Monday July 20, 2015

Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com shares details on National Geographics Diggers Show

The Diggers TV show allows viewers to see what it is like to search for buried relics and treasures with a metal detector and the history that goes along with it.

TV reality show Diggers on the National Geographic Channel is striking a chord with both metal detector hobbyists and interested onlookers alike. The show aired for the first time in February 2012, and MetalDetector.com has learned that the fourth season of Diggers will premier with two new episodes on Monday July 20, 2015. Viewers get to follow two metal detectorists across the U.S. who use familiar metal detectors and equipment to unearth buried coins, tokens, relics and other artifacts. The show’s two metal detecting enthusiasts, “King George” (George Wyant) and “The Ringmaster” (Tim Saylor) call themselves ‘metal detectives’ and are just as animated about the hunt as their finds. Diggers opening scene states that “history sits just under our feet,” which could be the mantra for the growing hobby of metal detecting. With millions of lost coins and endless valuables buried beneath the earth, it’s no wonder that this exciting pastime is spreading like wildfire.

Get a “Diggers” Season 4 episode preview each week throughout the season here on our MetalDetector.com blog. … “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” and “Madison’s Montpelier”, … will be shown on Monday July 20, 2015.

George and Tim’s nicknames were shortened for the show to “KG” and “Ringy.” The pair is as eager as kids in a candy store as they set out to find what they call ‘nectar’ and ‘juice’ at various historical hot spots across the country. Along with historians and the local land owners, KG and Ringy have be seen searching for Civil War relics at campsites in Virginia, stolen gold in the mines of Nevada and battlefield relics dating back to 1863 in Gettysburg, PA—just to name a few. As soon as their feet touch ground, viewers will see KG and Ringy totally geared up for metal detecting. They immediately get to work equipped with metal detectors such as the Garrett AT Pro and Garrett AT Gold which you can review for yourself in our Garrett AT Pro & AT Gold comparison article. They also use headphones to make sure they hear all signals their detectors emit and digging tools such as the Lesche Digging Tool and the Garrett Edge Digger.

Past Season Episodes – Gettysburg Battlefield: Finding Artifacts & Lincoln Pennies

In a past season episode when Ringy and KG travel to the land of Gettysburg, they are hunting for artifacts that date back to 1863. At the Tate Farm, Ringy found half of a horseshoe and a Minie` ball (Civil War bullet) with his Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector.

Also at the Tate Farm, KG got a ‘slammin’ hit’—heard crystal clear with headphones similar to our DepthMaster Audiophone II Metal Detector Headphones. It turned out to be a flat button from a Civil War soldier’s coat. KG makes easy work of target recovery with a pinpointing probe. His probe of choice? Garrett’s Pro-Pointer Pinpointing Metal Detector. This unit, and the new waterproof Pro-Pointer AT, features easy one-button operation that alerts you to the target with both vibrations and audio. The pinpointer helped him isolate a Lincoln penny and a King George colonial coin with ease.

Diggers Season 4 Weekly Episode Guides – Get the Facts

Get a “Diggers” Season 4 episode preview each week throughout the season here on our MetalDetector.com blog. In fact, you will want to check back here soon as we will have the scoop on the two new Diggers episodes, “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” and “Madison’s Montpelier”, that will be shown on Monday July 20, 2015. Until then, stay cool as the summer heats up along with the hot new Diggers TV season. As always, feel free to contact us with selection help on any of the metal detectors or accessories you have questions on.

New Fisher F44, F22 & F11 Metal Detectors Now in Stock at MetalDetector.com

This week here at MetalDetector.com, we were excited to unload a truck full of the new Fisher F-Series metal detectors. This exciting new line-up includes two weatherproof models, the Fisher F-22 at $229.00 and the Fisher F-44 at $349. There is also a feature packed entry level land model, the Fisher F-11 at just $159. Let’s take a look at these new models and see why so many have been waiting for them to hit our warehouse shelves.

Fisher F11 Metal Detector

Fisher F11 Metal Detector

Fisher F11 Metal Detector – The Fisher F11 Metal Detector offers three modes of operation: Jewelry, Coin and Artifact modes. This first model in the latest F series from Fisher Research Labs is easy to use. You will be out discovering history in no time. Fisher F11 Metal Detector – Finding History Could Not Be Easier! The entry-level detector model in the latest F Series from Fisher Research Labs is sure to fit any budget. This feature packed model delivers advanced performance in an easy to use format. You will be out finding treasure right away. Sale: $159.00 – Save $40: See full F11 details.

Fisher F22 Weatherproof Metal Detector – The Fisher F22 is the second metal detector model in the latest F series from Fisher Research Labs. This version features a professional weatherproof design. Perfect for hunting in the toughest conditions. Step up to the F22 and take advantage of the most cost effective weatherproof machine available today. Advanced features and ease of use make the Fisher F22 metal detector a perfect choice. With the Fisher F22 Metal Detector – Get Ready. Get Set. Get Wet! Industry Leading Weatherproof Design. While the Fisher F22 is not designed for underwater use, this model is ideal for use in dry or wet conditions. This model is environmentally sealed for use in the toughest environments. Rain or shine, your Fisher F22 will be by your side. Sale: $229.00 – Save $60: See full F22 details.

Fisher F44 Weatherproof Metal Detector

Fisher F44 Weatherproof Metal Detector

Fisher F44 Weatherproof Metal Detector – The Fisher F44 is the top model in the Latest F series from Fisher Research Labs. Discover unequaled features at this price point. This Fisher model includes a back-lit display screen for hunting in low light conditions and a large 11 search coil. Step up to the top model in the F series, the Fisher F44 and get ready to discover fun and adventure. Industry Leading Weatherproof Design. While the Fisher F44 is not designed for underwater use, this model is ideal for use in dry or wet conditions. This Top model in the latest F Series from Fisher Research Labs is environmentally sealed for use in the toughest environments. Rain or shine, your Fisher F44 metal detector will be ready for your next adventure. Sale: $349.00 – Save $50: See full F44 details.

Visit our Fisher Metal Detectors brand page to see all hobby models made by Fisher. We also sell the Fisher industrial detectors and the security metal detectors from Fisher. Feel free to contact one of our Product Specialists for more information on these or any of the metal detectors or accessories we stock.

Kids are Sure to Appreciate a Metal Detector this Summer

Metal detecting is a hobby the entire family can enjoy. Metal detectors for kids make the perfect gift idea for children of all ages.

Metal detecting is a hobby the entire family can enjoy. Metal detectors for kids make the perfect gift idea for children of all ages.

Shopping for Children this Summer?  

It can be hard to find gifts for kids that are exciting and educational. That’s where metal detectors come in. When you give a child a metal detector, you not only give them that machine, you also offer them a route into a potentially life long hobby that’s filled with education, fun, treasure, and so much more.

When Can a Child Begin Metal Detecting?

By about 6 or 7 years old children can manage their own metal detector and nearly all of them that try it have a fantastic time. Younger children interested in metal detecting can also participate. There are pinpointers they can use as well as shovels, sandscoops and other types of metal detecting tools like these smaller children can use to help their sibling or parent while metal detecting.

Which is the Best Metal Detector to Give a Child?

For many, the toy store would be the obvious place to begin your search for a children’s metal detector. However, a machine that is a toy first and a metal detector second will not yield real results for your little treasure hunter; and she or he will almost certainly become frustrated and quickly lose interest in metal detecting.

Instead, the best metal detector to give a child is a real machine that has an adjustable handle and that’s lightweight. This way, the metal detector can grow with your child and, it’s easy to maneuver. From there you’ll want to look at the feature set and be sure the metal detector isn’t overly complicated to use. That said, you’ll want the machine to be able to offer the child learning opportunities as well so it shouldn’t be too easy to use either. For some recommendations on the best metal detectors for kids as well as specific features to look for and more, see our buyers guide article “Best Kids Metal Detectors”.

What Are the Benefits of Metal Detecting for Kids?

There are a variety of reasons kids of any age will thoroughly enjoy receiving a metal detector this Summer including:

  • Metal detectors help you explore your surroundings.

  • They teach you about history, geology, electronics, and the environment.

  • When you go metal detecting you spend the entire time outside.

  • You also spend the entire time exercising.

Oh, and don’t forget the opportunity metal detectors give kids to find valuable treasure! Although most metal detectorists will tell you they’re not in it for the money, the opportunity to find a piece of gold, antique jewelry, precious stones, coins, or other treasure is always present. What child wouldn’t love a gift that offered this level of fun and excitement?

When you give a child a metal detector, you’ll get to give them a gift that will keep giving back to them for many years to come. Not only do they get to benefit from all the educational opportunities, and health benefits that come with every use of your gift, each time they find a special treasure, they’ll think of you. So give the special child(ren) in your life a metal detector this Summer and watch them light up with excitement you can feel good about.

Related Article: Start Your Teenage Kids in the Hobby of Metal Detecting

Metal Detecting Ethics and The Treasure Hunter’s Code

Metal detecting ethics are a very important part of the hobby. In fact, without them, there would be no metal detecting! The Treasure Hunter’s Code of Ethics is something we believe each and every metal detectorist should always abide by. Here is The Treasure Hunter’s Code of Ethics reprinted in it’s entirety as written by FMDAC (Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Club Inc) so you can memorize it, and keep it in mind whenever you’re out metal detecting.

I WILL always check federal, state, county, and local laws before searching. It is my responsibility to “Know the Law”.

I WILL respect private property and will not enter private property without the owner’s permission where possible, such permission will be in writing.

I WILL take care to refill all holes and try not to leave any damage.

I WILL remove and dispose of any and all trash and litter that I find.

I WILL appreciate and protect our inheritance of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.

I WILL act as an ambassador for the hobby, use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.

I WILL work to help bring unity to our hobby by working with any organization of any geographic area that may have problems that will limit their ability to peacefully pursue the hobby.

I WILL leave gates as found.

I WILL build fires in designated or safe places only.

I WILL report to the proper authorities any individuals who enter and or remove artifacts from federal parks or state preserves.

The first point above is not part of the original Treasure Hunters Code. We included it since it is so important that you “Know the Law” in your local area. For more on metal detecting ethics, please review these related articles we pulled from our learning library:

- Read the full article Treasure Hunter’s Code of Ethics

- Also see our article on Digging Etiquette and the Best Tools for Target Retrieval

 

Catch the Big One at your Local Beach!

“With the price of precious metals … the incentive to grab a metal detector and head to the shoreline is increasing daily. While treasure hunting can be lucrative, it is also very relaxing and great exercise.” – from What are the Best Metal Detectors for Metal Detecting on the Beach By Daniel Bernzweig

The Makro Racer

The Makro Racer is one of a new breed of metal detectors that will give you smooth operation, even on wet salt water beaches.

Beach combing for treasure is the most popular type of metal detecting. That’s probably because it doesn’t require any advance research or special knowledge. The shifting sands and pounding surf reposition objects all the time, so you could find more treasure than someone who searched just hours before. Coins and jewelry fall into dry sand, so you can try your hand at beach hunting with any multi-purpose metal detector. Treasure hunting on lake shores and river banks is pretty much the same as on ocean beaches, but the lack of saltwater is easier on your equipment.

If the beach you plan to detect on is fresh water, then just make sure your metal detector can get wet. For saltwater beaches that don’t consist of highly mineralized sand, a Very Low Frequency (VLF) is a great choice. They typically do a fine job of discerning various types of metal and a handful of the very newest VLF units do a great job. However, if you are hunting a saltwater beach with a high mineral content, you will want to look into a Pulse Induction (PI) metal detector. PI detectors are designed with advanced circuitry that cancels out the effects of salt when you’re pinpointing targets. For a broader overview of hunting sand and surf, read:  What are the Best Metal Detectors for Metal Detecting on the Beach There is a treasure chest of items waiting to be found!

Using Metal Detectors While Geocaching

Have you heard of geocaching? Finding hidden “caches”, or treasures located at specific geographic locations around the world has become an exciting pastime for many young and old. And now, metal detectorists are getting involved too.

Although geocaching and metal detecting have some differences they also have a great deal in common. In fact, you can even use a metal detector to find some geocaches; especially those buried under a lot of brush or foliage. Also, many geocachers in more northern parts of the globe find that metal detectors allow them to go geocaching even when there’s snow on the ground; which wasn’t possible before.

Selecting from the Best Metal Detectors for Geocaching

The best metal detector for geocaching is a basic detector with a standard or medium sized search coil. You don’t need a lot of high tech functionality if you’re only going to go geocaching with it. However, many of our customers who begin using a metal detector for geocaching find a whole new hobby and end up becoming a metal detectorist as well as a geocacher. If you think that might be you, consider your purchase a bit more and choose a machine that may have a few more options like a manual ground balance control, a built in pinpointer, and a visual target ID, that arent’ always that important if your machine is only for geocaching. For more on geocaching with a metal detector and equipment selection, please enjoy these articles from our learning library:

Article: Over 1 Million Geocaches are Hidden Around the World

Article: Metal Detectors are Useful in Geocaching

Article: How to Select a Metal Detector

Big Summer Sale on Metal Detectors 2015 from MetalDetector.com

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

Our 2015 Big Summer Sale on Metal Detectors is Here!

Metal Detector Summer Sale

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of Metal Detector.com invite you to enjoy our Big Summer metal detector Sales promotion.

Summer is the best time of the year to get out and enjoy the fun hobby of metal detecting.  As Spring showers bring new life to the landscape, the warmer weather and longer days of Summer let us all get out and enjoy the hobby. From metal detecting on land to treasure hunting under water – the hobby offers something for everyone. Get started discovering the excitement of digging up a bit of history today!

Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Summer traditions come to life. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or we have already become part of your annual tradition – we appreciate your support of our family business over this past year.

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Summer Sale on metal detectors.  Beginning now and running through Midnight September 30, 2015, 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 Summer Metal Detector 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 Summer Sale Price $39.95 – See Deal Now

  1. 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 Summer Sale Price $69.95 – See Deal Now

  1. Bounty Hunter Legacy Metal Detector Series – Affordable Line of “First Detectors”:

Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500 Metal Detector (Save $150) – This top Legacy model features an easy to read LCD display with digital target identification and depth readings. This Bounty Hunter model features automatic and manual ground balance adjustment to allow the detector to operate in the toughest ground conditions. Includes headphones, carry bag and Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $399.99 – Big Summer Sale Price $249.99 – See Deal Now

Bounty Hunter Legacy 2500 Metal Detector (Save $140) – Target identification, Expanded Depth Reading with quick “zap” trash rejection, all on a Jumbo LCD Display Screen. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $319.99 – Big Summer Sale Price $179.99 – See Deal Now

Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector (Save $60) – Huge value in a beginer’s detector with three tone audio and visual display target identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $199.99 – Big Summer Sale Price $139.99 – See Deal Now

  1. Garrett Ace Metal Detectors Series – Hardworking, Easy to Use Entry Level Units:

Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector (Save $52.50) – Top Ace model. Exceptional iron discrimination, a higher operating frequency, new salt water capabilities and the deepest seeking Garrett Ace search coil ever plus free headphones. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit.

List Price: $349.95 – Big Summer Sale Price $297.45 – See Deal Now

Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector (Save $37.50) – All-time favorite Ace detector. Expanded visual identification, Pre-set and custom trash elimination, depth reading, yet very easy to use. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit.

List Price: $249.95 – Big Summer Sale Price $212.45 – See Deal Now

Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector (Save $27) – Lowest priced Ace detector. Has both visual display and audio tone identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit.

List Price: $179.95 – Big Summer Sale Price $152.95 – See Deal Now

  1. 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 Summer Sale Price $299.95 – See Deal Now

  1. Garrett Pro-Pointer AT pinpointing metal detector – New Item (Save over $22)

Just like the popular Garrett AT Pro and AT Gold metal detectors, the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT is fully submersible. This unit is the latest evolution of the popular Garrett Pro-Pointer. The unique waterproof design lets you search for targets on both land or underwater to a depth of 10 feet. Watch Pro-Pointer AT Field Test Video. List Price: $149.95 – Big Summer Sale Price $127.46 – See Deal Now

  1. Makro Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer – New Item (Save $24)

The Makro Pointer is definitely a premium pinpointer, although it is certainly affordable. It’s fully waterproof and the Target alerts include audio, vibration or both at the same time. Also has a powerful LED light for locating targets in deep or dark holes. List Price: $149.00 – Big Summer Sale Price $125.00 – See Deal Now

  1. XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector – (Save $225)

WS4 Backphone Heaphones + 9″ or 11″ Coil + Telescopic Pole – Lightweight. Powerful. Fast. Deep Seeking. World’s First Wireless Metal Detector. The DEUS Starter Bundle includes the WS4 LCD Backphone Headphone & 9″ or 11″ Search Coil with Telescopic Pole. Control all detector functions with the headphones on this completely wireless metal detector. Great for Coins, Relics, Jewelry and Gold Nugget Prospecting. List Price $1100.00 – Big Summer Sale Price $875.00 – See Deal Now

  1. Garrett ATX Metal Detector with Deepseeker Package (Save $449)

Find gold nuggets with this exceptionally deep, Garrett metal detector for gold. Deepseeker Package Includes: ATX detector with 12″ DD search coil, Land Headphones, Soft storage/travel case, Garrett Detector Sling, AA Alkaline and rechargeable batteries, battery charger, 20″ Deepseeker Mono Searchcoil, Military Grade Garrett Hard Case. List Price: $2995.95 – Big Summer Sale Price $2546.56 – See Deal Now

  1. Makro deephunter Pro Metal Detector (Save over $2299)

deephunter by Makro Locates Large Deep Treasures, Cavities and also Individual Coins and small items like gold nuggets. This is a multi-purpose metal detector and with the Pro Package, you will receive all accessories you need, such as: Two Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Batteries, Universal AC Wall Charger, Cordura Nylon Carrying Bag For All Equipment, Car Charger, Premium Head Phone, Detailed Manual, Instructional DVD (English/Spanish), 2 Year Warranty, Four Search Coils and much more. List Price: $7,999.95 – Big Summer Sale Price $5700 – See Deal Now

  1. Makro Racer Metal Detector (Save $115)

Developed for searching coins, jewelry and relics, the Makro Racer metal detector offers you the ideal combination of cutting-edge technology and advanced design. The Racer features a simple, easy-to-use menu design and includes four pre-set detecting modes of All Metal, Two Tone, Three Tone and Salt Water Beach. List Price: $764 – Big Summer Sale Price $649 – See Deal Now

Our Annual Big Summer 2015 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 September 30th, 2015. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Fisher F22 Metal Detector Video Review

“The new Fisher F22 is perfect for hunting in the toughest weather conditions … intuitive menu structure and turn-on-and-go design – perfect for users at all levels!” – Daniel Bernzweig of Detector Electronics Corp.

Last week we got out with the new Fisher F22 metal detector from Fisher Metal Detectors. To show you some real conditions, we went out metal detecting while it was raining to give this new weatherproof detector a true field test. This middle model in Fisher’s newest “F” series line-up offers quite a few features for the price. This well equipped mid level detector has a street price of just $229. We believe this unit offers exceptional features and value at an aggressive price.

Oops! Dropped it in the Water – Fisher F22 Metal Detector Field Test Review Video:

Daniel Bernzweig of Detector Electronics Corp. said “The new Fisher F22 is perfect for hunting in the toughest weather conditions. This model is clearly one of the most cost effective weatherproof machine available today.” He also said “We were impressed with the intuitive menu structure and turn-on-and-go design – perfect for users at all levels!”

F22 Weatherproof Metal Detector Features

This new model offers four modes of operation: Jewelry, Coin, Artifact and Custom. Above the F22 is the Fisher F44 and below it is the Fisher F11 metal detector models. If you are ready to take a next step up or are looking for a well featured weatherproof model, you will not find a model with more features for your dollar. The well thought out 9 segment visual target identification display is easy to read. With this feature, you can easily identify and separate junk targets from treasure. Four tone target identification allows you to hear what’s in the ground before you retrieve it. With Fishers’ patented adjustable iron audio feature, you will be picking out good targets from even the most trash infested locations!

Identify your targets with the large 2 digit target identification scale that goes from 1-99. This fully weatherproof detector model weighs just 2.3 pounds and operates on just two AA batteries. This model features a 9-Inch triangulated concentric search coil. 10 levels of adjustable sensitivity let you precisely tune this machine to your style of metal detecting. Like all Fisher metal detectors, the F22 is covered by a 5 year warranty.

Complete details on the Fisher F22 model are shown on our Fisher F22 Metal Detector product page. You will find videos, a complete product catalog and specification sheet and more on this page. Be sure to contact one of our product specialists for help in choosing the best metal detector model for your needs.

 

Related blog post: Fisher F11 Metal Detector Video Review
Related blog post: Fisher F44 Metal Detector Video Review

Metal Detector Finds – How to Distinguish a Meteorite from a Rock

When your metal detector goes off and you begin to try to unearth the source of the signal you’re receiving, generally there’s some type of discernable target there like a coin, pull tab, piece of jewelry, or other piece of treasure (or trash!). If it’s one of those rare instances where you’re having trouble finding the reason your metal detector is signaling, consider meteorites.

Meteorites fall to earth all the time and many of them can be found with a metal detector. The meteorites that a metal detector will find are made up of iron and nickel and will signal on your metal detector as such. Here are a few other characteristics of meteorites to help you avoid overlooking them as plain old rocks.

  • The rock has a dark, glassy crust that looks “melted”.
  • There are thumbprint like impressions on the rock.
  • There are small, round particles (called chondrules) embedded in the rock’s surface.

If you have a hand held pinpointer you can test each rock you’re finding more easily to see if one them is in fact what’s setting off your detector. Meteorites will be attracted to a magnet and are often heavier than most rocks. If you do think you’ve found a meteorite with your metal detector, be sure to have it positively identified by an expert to be sure.

For more information on how to find meteorites with your metal detector, please enjoy these related articles from our learning library.

How to Use Metal Detectors to Find Meteorites

What Are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Meteorites

What Are the Best Metal Detector Pinpointers

How to Clean Your Metal Detecting Treasures Carefully

If you’ve ever been metal detecting and located a target, then you know that the metal detecting treasures you find must be carefully cleaned and cared for after you unearth them if you’re to preserve their historical (and monetary!) value. Even a simple brush with your finger to remove the mud and reveal a date on the coin you just found could scratch its surface and reduce its value and integrity immediately.

How you clean your metal detecting treasure depends on what type of treasure you’ve found and what it’s made of.  Here are some examples.

  • Iron and Steel – Professionals should handle any historically valuable iron or steel pieces, but if you’ve found something that’s of personal value a simple wire brush can be used to get the rust off. Then apply a protective coating to your metal detecting find to prevent future rust from forming.
  • Coins – Given all the coins we’ve found throughout our years of metal detecting, we’ve tried a range of different cleaning methods. Our favorite, by far, is Finch’s Magic Tumble Clean which you can read about in our article “Cleaning Your Finds“. A cleaning solution and tumbler that really is magic as far as we’re concerned!
  • Silver – Commercially available cream cleansers are fine. But if you like the DIY method, you’ll want to fill an aluminum pan or bowl with a pint of distilled water and an ounce of washing soda. Then add two sheets of crumpled aluminum foil and your metal detecting finds. Soak until all tarnish is removed.
  • Gold – Soak the item in warm, soapy water until clean.

For tips on how to clean other types of metal detecting treasures, please enjoy these related articles from our learning library.

Cleaning and Preservation of Relics

Cleaning Your Finds