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Final “Diggers” New Episodes: Tonight and Next Friday!

 “Wyatt Earp Wild West” & “The Lost Fortress”

Don’t miss as this seasons last episodes of the National Geographic Channel’s new “Diggers” TV series air! Finale episodes of the season start airing tonight and next Friday. Tim Saylor and George Wyant (“Ringy” and “KG”) are two homespun historians and avid detectorists from Montana. Armed with their

According to Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com "The AT Pro is one of Garrett's best selling detectors and for good reason. Top detector features, waterproof design yet turn on and go ease of use."

According to Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com "The AT Pro is one of Garrett's best selling detectors and for good reason. Top detector features, waterproof design yet turn on and go ease of use."

favorite metal detectors and equipment, the Diggers have taken us on a high-octane trip into America’s past. KG and Ringy have uncovered unprecedented artifacts this season—from extremely rare coins and cannons to German fighter plane parts, colonial relics and a time capsule belonging to the late Steve Jobs. We’ve got to hand it to these guys—they have a fun and unique way of presenting the joy and excitement of treasure hunting.

Ever heard the saying, “Get the heck outta Dodge”? Tonight, KG and Ringy teach us where it came from—straight out of Dodge City, Kansas, once known as the “wickedest city in the West.” It is here where Wyatt Earp and his lawmen tamed the original red light district. And the Diggers are trying to track down proof! Next Friday April 11 2014, join the Diggers at Fort Adams in Rhode Island. These historical military grounds hold an old fortress that feels eerie even in the daylight. It’s called the ‘Lost Fortress’ because many people don’t know that the U.S. Naval Academy relocated here at one time. Kick your weekend off with Diggers-style entertainment tonight and next Friday.

Sneak Preview of Digger TV Episode “Wyatt Earp Wild West”

Friday, 4/4/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy land smack dab in the wicked Wild West: Dodge City, Kansas. In one year alone (between 1872 and 1873), there were as many as 35 murders in Dodge City. Legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson attempted to bring order to this wild cowboy culture. KG and Ringy are eager to explore downtown Dodge City, which was once home to saloons, brothels and gunfights. Wyatt Earp was elected as the city marshal here in 1878. KG and Ringy are hoping to score a sheriff’s badge or an old Colt 45 on this trip! Next, they swing their detectors around a busy junction point on the Santa Fe Trail. The Western Trail is where frontiersmen led cattle; in 1884, over 8 million cattle were driven through Dodge City. The trail was also used by stagecoach lines, gold seekers heading to California and fur trappers. Let’s see if they can score some juice that fell off of the wagon!

Sneak Preview of Digger TV Episode “The Lost Fortress”

Friday, 4/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy get exclusive access to Rhode Island’s Fort Adams. Fort Adams was once the most heavily armed fort in America. Any enemy trying to attack the fort would have to get past the moat that surrounded it. Not only did Fort Adams see plenty of action during WWI and WWII, the U.S. Naval Academy relocated here briefly during the Civil War. Needless to say, the Diggers can’t wait to get their hands on some serious military nectar. KG scores a firing pin and a “mystery pipe” that was buried 6″ down. Ringy is thrilled to find part of lever-action rifle from the Civil War, an 1863 Indianhead penny and an artillery button made prior to the Civil War. Could this “A” button have actually been worn during WWI? Luckily, a Fort Adams archeologist is on hand to explain the historical significance of each of their finds as well as approximate value. Did the duo find any juice from the U.S. Naval Academy? Find out Friday, April 11th on the National Geographic Channel!

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy

KG and Ringy admit that they’ve found more than their fair share of treasure. It takes patience, dedication and quality metal detecting equipment. When it comes to an exceptional metal detector, both Diggers exclusively use Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth deeply buried relics. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro both onset and off. If you’re interested in learning more about the detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.”

Submit Entry to My Metal Detector Finds Sweepstakes for Chance to Win a GoPro HERO 3 Camera

Read some of the best metal detecting finds stories in our My Metal Detector Finds section. Enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story from April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 for a chance to win a GoPro HERO 3 Camera. Be sure to submit your best find for your metal detecting story. You can include multiple photos and even a creative video with your submission. Once your story is published, you can share it with your friends.

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From April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 you can enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story for a chance to win a GoPro HERO3 Camera.

My Metal Detector Finds: Ordinary People. Amazing Finds.™

Many of the stories submitted will be featured online in the My Metal Detector finds section of the MetalDetector.com site. As you read the metal detector finds stories, be sure to vote up your favorite My Finds story!

We hope that you have fun reading the stories which include some of the most interesting treasure hunting finds from around the world. See the official rules on the My Metal Detector Finds submission page for complete details.

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“Diggers” New Episodes on TV Tonight!

“Lincoln’s Assassin” and “Wild Bill and Calamity Jane”

National Geographic Channel’s new “Diggers” TV series will be wrapping up soon, so don’t miss these never-before-seen episodes. “KG” and “Ringy” have saved the best for last!

Garrett Metal Detectors ATX metal detector.

Garrett Metal Detectors are used each week by KG and Ringy on the diggers TV show. The ATX metal detector locates deeply buried gold nuggets, coins, relics and jewelry. This innovative Pulse Induction metal detecting system is the latest advance from Garrett.

Excitement is in the air as they uncover incalculable American treasures from the east to the west coast. Detectors and digging tools in hand, it is obvious that these boys get their fuel from their love of the hunt. So far this season, explorers Tim Saylor and George Wyant have unearthed the original Apple Lisa mouse, paid a visit to the home of an Al Capone soldier, uncovered Revolutionary War artifacts and hunted the headquarters to Benedict Arnold in Maine.

In tonight’s nail-biting episodes, the Diggers hunt for significant historical clues at the stomping grounds of John Wilkes Booth and Wild Bill & Calamity Jane. While searching for artifacts from Confederate-driven Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, KG and Ringy retrace his footsteps from the spot where he plotted his horrific plan through his escape route. They’re also hot on the trail of the diary found on Booth’s body that was missing several pages. Next, KG and Ringy are on a quest out west, chasing a legend of buried treasure and evidence of the Wild West’s most famous couple: Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. Don’t miss KG’s epic detecting outside of the oldest house still standing in Deadwood, South Dakota. Join the Diggers and historian, Michael Kauffman, for two exciting episodes starting: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.

Sneak Preview of “Lincoln’s Assassin”

Tues., 3/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/10pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

The site is southern Maryland. The mission: to find items left behind by America’s most notorious assassin—John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Following the assassination, Booth fled on horseback to Maryland, and he escaped all the way to a farm in rural northern Virginia. Twelve days later, Booth was tracked down and killed. KG and Ringy are determined to follow the route of his escape—from the tavern where he plotted the assassination to the theater site and south to Virginia. Both of the Diggers log some amazing finds. Ringy turns up a gold button from before the Civil War and a locket at the Huckleberry House in Maryland. KG is ecstatic about finding a U.S. “large cent,” which dates back to 1857 or earlier. A large cent from 1839 was known to have been valued at $90,000. KG can’t seem to find the date on his. Could it be worth a mint? Find out tonight!

Sneak Preview of “Wild Bill and Calamity Jane”

Tues., 3/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/10:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

The duo is on a Wild West nectar quest in legendary Deadwood, South Dakota. In the 1800’s, Deadwood was the epitome of the Wild West—complete with boozing, gambling, women and gunfights. Who was known as the best gunfighter in Deadwood? Wild Bill Hickok! KG and Ringy will stop at nothing to dig up a trace of Wild Bill. Wild Bill came to Deadwood in search of gold; more than 25 million ounces of gold has been found in the Black Hills near Deadwood. An old miner’s camp is where Wild Bill spent many hours gold prospecting. This spot is on the boys’ map for potential nectar. Calamity Jane was Wild Bill’s companion- she was one tough cookie and a force to be reckoned with. KG and Ringy plot to check out a brothel where Calamity Jane worked. Any artifacts once belonging to Wild Bill or Calamity Jane would be priceless. Also, legend has it that local miners buried a cache of gold, but no one has ever found it. KG and Ringy are determined to put the treasure hunt to rest once and for all.

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy

“Diggers” KG and Ringy don’t take all the credit for their noteworthy discoveries—they often credit their equipment for their success. If it weren’t for exceptional metal detectors and pinpointers, the Diggers say they’d be out of business! For professional hunting, both Diggers use Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth deeply buried relics in all terrain. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors both onset and off. If you’re interested in learning more about the detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each week throughout the season on our blog.

It’s “Diggers” Night! Tune in at 10pm ET: “Ammo in the Hole” and “Sherman’s March”

Tuesday night is popcorn and “Diggers” night this month—all you need is your remote control! National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV series is in full swing. “KG” and “Ringy” are onscreen bringing plenty of entertainment as they scour the countryside in search of

According to Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com, tonight's episodes of “Diggers” are must watch TV! The shows are “Ammo in the Hole” and “Sherman’s March.”

According to Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com, tonight's episodes of “Diggers” are must watch TV! The two new shows air at 10pm Eastern Time tonight. The shows are “Ammo in the Hole” and “Sherman’s March.”

treasure. The stars of the reality metal detecting show are known to get a little crazy when they make an exciting find with their metal detectors. But how can you blame them? So far this season, they’ve unearthed a time capsule buried by Steve Jobs—it actually contained the mouse from his first mass-marketed computer. They’ve also uncovered airplane parts from a German fighter aircraft and went on the hunt for General Custer’s lost payroll chest.

George Wyant and Tim Saylor get down and dirty in this TV series. They’re fun-loving metal detector enthusiasts and homespun historians. But the boys from Montana are dead serious when it comes to piecing together parts of American history. In tonight’s first episode, the Diggers are in Portland, Maine at Fort McKinley- where a demolition project will start in a few weeks. This is the closest major U.S. port to Europe, so it was critical during World Wars I and II. The guys are determined to preserve ammo from American war history. Then, in “Sherman’s March,” the duo gets hot on the heels of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, retracing his legendary “March to the Sea.” Check out their unprecedented Civil War scores, as they team up with archaeologist Mike Durkin at the Shaw Bridge Battle Site. Epic digging is guaranteed: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.

Sneak Preview of “Ammo in the Hole”

Tuesday., 3/18/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy are heading to Fort McKinley on the coast of Portland, Maine: America’s last line of defense in three wars. At the turn of the 20th Century, it was crucial to have forts along the coast, because this was the entry point for enemy vessels. Fort McKinley bunkers were built to hide massive guns and artillery from potential invaders. This fort housed armies of U.S. soldiers who stood guard looking across the bay; there were plenty of battleship strikes, so the grounds are loaded with remnants of war. KG and Ringy can’t wait to dig it out! A local historian believes that his friend buried a cannon barrel on the island of Harbor Cove—but it’s scheduled for construction in three weeks.  Can the Diggers uncover “nectar” in time? Let’s just say they find enough military buttons to decorate a jacket, as well as a 3-lb. cannonball that has sat in the ground for 200-300 years. Tune in tonight to see the biggest ammunition find of the Diggers careers!

Sneak Preview of “Sherman’s March”

Tuesday., 3/18/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

In this episode, KG and Ringy implant themselves into Civil War history. They are retracing the footsteps of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman on his legendary “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s March spanned from Marietta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia—so that’s the exact route the Diggers will take. Sherman’s goal was to cut the Confederacy in half once he reached Savannah, but the Confederates were braced for a desperate last stand. KG and Ringy are fixing to do a dance of joy because Confederate artifacts are generally rarer than Union artifacts. At Shaw’s Bridge & Dam in Savannah, the Diggers are sure to uncover priceless Civil War nectar. What they’re really hoping to find is a long-lost chest of Confederate gold. Civil War armies often carried large chests of money with them to pay soldiers while in the field. When it comes to a huge Civil War score, the duo digs up a never-before seen artifact!

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy

“Diggers” KG and Ringy may clown around when they make a discovery, but they’re dead set on the metal detectors and pinpointers they use! For professional hunting, they rely on Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth the most deeply buried relics in all terrains. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors both onset and off. If you’re interested in learning more about the detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each Tuesday throughout the season on our blog.

Spring Metal Detector Sale

Our Big Spring 2014 Sale on Metal Detectors Is Here!

As the weather turns warmer and the days grow longer, our attention turns to outdoor activities like biking, hiking and metal detecting! This year what better way to get out and enjoy the nice weather than with a metal detector. The activity is one that you can share with others or do on your own. It is good exercise and a great opportunity to explore your surrounding area at a whole new level. This year get started with the hobby you have been thinking about doing for years!

Spring Sale on Metal Detectors

Today Daniel and Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com announced the beginning of their annual Spring Sale. Michael said "This event marks the official start of the metal detecting season and our 31st year in business!" The sale begins today and continues through Friday June 20th, 2014.

From adults to kids, metal detecting is a hobby that the entire family can share together! Take a moment to review all of our top metal detectors for sale. If you are choosing a metal detector for a child be sure to review our top picks for the best kids metal detectors. Get your Spring shopping done today and take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Big Spring Sale on metal detectors.  The offers start today and run through Midnight  Friday June 20th, 2014. We hope you enjoy our best metal detector deals.

Here are the specific offers in Our Big Spring 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 Spring Sale Price $39.95 – See Deal Now

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 Spring Sale Price $69.95 See Deal Now

3. Bounty Hunter Legacy 2500 Metal Detector (Save $140)
Digital LCD Display. Top Selling First Detector – Great for Beginners looking to find coins, jewelry and relics. Includes Free Bonus Kit of accessories.
List Price: $319.99 – Big Spring Sale Price $179.99 See Deal Now

4. 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 Spring Sale Price $299.95 See Deal Now

5. XP DEUS 3.2 Wireless Metal Detector - 4 Configurations to Choose From! (Save up to $400)
Lightweight. Powerful. Fast. Deep Seeking. World’s First Wireless Metal Detector. Top of the line model. Now shipping with version 3.2 software. Great for Coins, Relics, Jewelry and now Gold with the new Gold Nugget Prospecting mode. Be sure to take advantage of the XP Metal Detectors Americas $100 mail in accessory promotion which is valid through January 31, 2014. Choose from these four XP DEUS configurations:

  • - DEUS Starter Bundle (Includes WS4 LCD Backphone Headphone & 9″ Coil with Telescopic Pole) List Price $1549.00 – Big Spring Sale Price $1299.00 - See Deal Now
  • - FX-02 Wired Backphone Heaphones + Remote + 9″ Coil with Telescopic Pole – List Price $2049.00 – Valentine’s Sale Price $1699.00 See Deal Now
  • - WS4 Backphone Headphones + Remote + 9″ Coil with Telescopic Pole – List Price $2299.00 – Big Spring Sale Price $1899.00 - See Deal Now
  • - WS5 Full Sized Headphones + Remote + 9” Coil with Telescopic Pole – List Price $2399.00 – Big Spring Sale Price $1999.00 - See Deal Now

6. Garrett ATX Metal Detector with Standard Package (Save $449)
ATX Standard Package Includes: Garrett ATX detector with 12″ DD Search Coil, Land Headphones, Soft storage/travel case, Garrett Detector Sling, AA Alkaline and rechargeable batteries with battery charger. The ATX model is the top Garrett metal detector for gold and a whole lot more.
List Price: $2495.00 – Big Spring Sale Price $2120.75 See Deal Now

7. Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector with Pro Package (Save over $460)
GTI 2500 Pro Package Includes: GTI 2500 Detector, 9.5″ PROformance Imaging Searchcoil, 12.5″ PROformance Imaging Search Coil, Garrett Universal 5 Pocket Metal Detector Carry Bag, Garrett Deluxe Headphones, GTI Environmental Screen Cover Up, How to Find Lost Treasure Field Guide, Plus an extra $179.65 Bonus Package!
List Price: $1,399.95 – Big Spring Sale Price $934.95 See Deal Now

8. Makro deephunter Pro Metal Detector System (Save over $2299)
The deephunter by Makro Locates Deep Treasures, Cavities and also Individual Coins. Pro Package Includes everything you will need: 2 Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Batteries, Universal AC Wall Charger, 100 to 240 Volts, 50 and 60 Hz, Special Leather Carrying Bag for LCD System, Cordura Nylon Carrying Bag For All Equipment, Adjustable Shaft and Cable, Premium Carrying Harness, Cordura Nylon Carrying Bag For Deep Search Coil, Car Charger, Koss UR/29 Premium Head Phone, US & European Wall Plug Connections Included, Detailed Product Manual, Instructional DVD (English/Spanish), 2 Year Warranty, C32 DD Search Coil 26 x 32 cm (10 x 12.5 Inches), C47 DD Search Coil 39 x 47 cm (15.5 x 18.5 Inches), T44 DD Search Coil 36 x 44 cm (14 x 17.5 Inches), T100 DD Search Coil 60 x 100 cm (23.5 x 39.5 Inches)
List Price: $7,999.95 – Big Spring Sale Price $5700 See Deal Now

9. Teknetics T2 Special Limited Edition Metal Detector (Save $350)
The Teknetics T2 Special Limited Edition is the latest version of the classic T2 metal detector. This enhanced version features the new boost and deep treasure cache modes. Ease of use yet advanced features make this detector an extreme value.
List Price: $1249.00 - Big Spring Sale Price $899 See Deal Now

Our Big Spring Metal Detectors Sale is now on! Remember, as you shop metal detectors, these special promotional offers are good only at MetalDetector.com and valid as supplies last.  Take advantage of these special offers now before they end at Midnight on June 20th, 2014.

XP DEUS WS-5 Wireless Headphones Review

XP DEUS WS-5 Wireless Headphones

The XP DEUS WS-5 wireless headphones are a must have accessory for the DEUS metal detector.

The next generation in high-performance wireless headphones for the XP DEUS metal detector has officially arrived. WS-5 Wireless Headphones are state-of-the-art in features and functionality. Most notably, these headphones are extremely lightweight and expertly block out exterior noise. If you enjoyed the lightweight XP DEUS WS-4 wireless headphones with their built-in operational controls, there’s even more to appreciate with the WS-5 wireless headphones. XP DEUS’s wireless headphones have always featured a screen and keypad, which control the most important aspects of the detector. These headphones feature a much larger display screen with larger keys than the previous model. While we are writing this as a review of the headphone, the WS-5 may be ordered either as an accessory or along with the DEUS metal detector.

Over a Year in Development

Since the XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector is such an exceptional piece of equipment, it’s only fitting that the wireless headphones that accompany it be remarkable. Engineers realized that the next generation of headphones must maximize the performance of the XP DEUS. Among the most important additions is the audio sound on the WS-5 wireless headphones—which is crystal clear and pure. It allows the user to clearly hear what the coil is sending relative to the customized operating modes. The WS-5 wireless headphones make coin, relic, jewelry and especially gold nugget prospecting a breeze by letting you hear the smallest signals. The headphones are adjustable to control the discrimination, sensitivity, frequency, iron volume, reactivity, audio response, notch and ground balance.

XP DEUS WS-5 Wireless Headphones Features

Display screen on the XP DEUS WS-5 headphone

The display screen on the XP DEUS WS-5 is easy to read.

Perhaps the best feature of the WS-5 headphones is that they can independently run the DEUS detector. In other words: Turn off the remote control and the DEUS detector continues to work with the WS-5 headphones alone. This is accomplished via the built-in controls on the WS-5. To use the headphone controls, simply push the menu button under the large display screen, select a function and press the plus or minus buttons to the appropriate level. The DEUS weigh’s 2.1 lbs. when the remote is pole mounted and an amazing 1.9 lbs. without the remote! This one more reason why you may want to control the detector with just the headphones.

DEUS WS-5 built-in headphone functions include:

Discrimination
Sensitivity
Ground Balance
4 Multi-Tones + Pitch
Volume Control
Coil Change

XP DEUS WS-5 Wireless Heaphones Folded

With a year in development, the WS-5 is a must have headphone for the XP DEUS metal detector. Shown here, the WS-5 is folded for easy storage.

The WS-5 is a full-sized ear-cup wireless headphone that is extremely well-crafted, durable and lightweight. Part of the unique WS-5 design is that these headphones are fully weatherproof. In order to accomplish this, the fitting is snug without being too tight. This allows for much better audio during inclement weather. Crisp, clear audio in any type of environment facilitates more successful treasure hunting. Whether you’re at the beach, park, riverbank or a construction site; in rain, snow or loud conditions, XP DEUS WS-5 wireless headphones are up for the challenge!

WS-5 Wireless Headphones Summary

XP DEUS enthusiasts have been eager to get their hands on the WS-5 headphones. One DEUS user commented in the forums, “These new WS5 headphones look great and I want to get a pair of them.” Enough said! Read up on the latest and greatest new XP DEUS WS-5 wireless headphones—then order a pair for yourself.

 

Other News from XP Metal Detectors:

- XP recently launched a new DEUS video section on their website. You can watch the videos to pick up new tips, techniques and see the detector in action.

- We now have the DEUS 11″ Round Double D search coil in stock. The 11″ coil has been one of the most popular accessories for the DEUS since the coil was released late last year. The coil weighs just 16 ounces and comes with the cover, lower pole and hardware.

- You can now order the DEUS metal detector with either the 9″ DD or 11″ round DD search coils. The price is the same with either coil.

Tonight’s New “Diggers” Episodes: “Lost Nazi Plane” & “Chasing Benedict Arnold”

National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes.  “Ringy” and “KG” are in search of landing gear and airplane parts from a German fighter aircraft known to have crashed in Indiana; then—they are hot

National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes.

National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes. Pictured above is the Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector used for gold nugget prospecting.

on the trail of infamous colonial traitor, Benedict Arnold, in Maine. Enthusiastic detectorists and history buffs Tim Saylor and George Wyant demonstrate the hobby of metal detecting with their own brand of humor and lingo. This season, KG and Ringy have kicked up the hunt for “nectar” to a new level — from plane parts and Colonial round balls to historical coins. These “Diggers” are lucky guys, as they gain access to historical sites that many of us only dream of! They are also fortunate enough to work closely with archaeologists, historians and preservation specialists at each digging site. In tonight’s episodes, Bryan Cunning, supervising archeologist for “Diggers,” provides historical insight and a timeline of events, so that no field goes undetected. Be sure to join the treasure hunt tonight: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.


Sneak Preview of “Lost Nazi Plane”

Tues., 3/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

The site is Freeman Field, Indiana. The Diggers goal for this hunt? A lost Nazi fighter plane that crash-landed in a cornfield back in 1945. KG and Ringy are chomping at the bit to dig into a once-secret Air Force base. They are on the hunt for the debris from a Focke Wulf 190: a German fighter aircraft that crashed into a field and forever went missing. The airplane artifacts are probably 10-20 feet deep, so the Diggers crew enlisted the help of a back hoe to dig a giant pit. While KG is digging up the pit, his detector signals a jackpot. KG unearths a giant iron part that could be landing gear or remnants of the cockpit. Leave it to Ringy to discover the German tag on this artifact; he is even able to translate the writing. Have KG and Ringy stumbled upon the score of a lifetime?  This find could help historians piece together a WWII mystery!


Sneak Preview of “Chasing Benedict Arnold”

Tues., 3/11/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Benedict Arnold is synonymous for “traitor,” but many people don’t know he was an American war hero before going turncoat. “Diggers” historians offer a quickie lesson: Benedict Arnold’s motive for switching sides to the British is because he was denied a promotion! KG and Ringy are invited to hunt the grounds at the Colburn House in Maine—headquarters to Benedict Arnold and company back in 1775. This is also a site where many colonists had to tangle with Indians, the French and British. KG and Ringy are anxious to scour the land for “cologne,” or artifacts from the colonial era. Among the Diggers’ finds tonight is a horsehead pendant that was probably worn in the 1770s. What they’re really searching for is an anchor or axe from Benedict Arnold’s boats used during his attack on Quebec. Will KG or Ringy score big nectar? Tune in to find out tonight!

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy

“Diggers” famous detectorists KG and Ringy have spent years in the field treasure hunting and both use the same metal detecting equipment. For professional hunting, they prefer Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth the most deeply buried relics in all terrains. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors both on the show and in their leisure time. If you’re interested in learning more about the detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each Tuesday throughout the season on our blog.

Join “Diggers” Tonight for Fun-Filled New TV Episodes

Tuesday night is “Diggers” night throughout the month of March! Be sure to tune in to the National Geographic Channel. Season 3 has been long awaited by metal detecting enthusiasts, historians and fans of Diggers: “Ringy” and “KG.” Extreme metal detecting experts Tim Saylor and George Wyant treat viewers to zany yet entertaining treasure

National Geographic Diggers use Garrett Metal Detectors. The ATX is the latest from Garrett.

Diggers hosts KG and Ringy have been having fun with Garrett Metal Detectors. The latest innovation from Garrett is the ATX metal detector. This model locates deeply buried gold nuggets, coins, relics and jewelry. The ATX features an innovative Pulse Induction design.

hunting adventures as they travel the country looking for long lost relics. Invited by landowners and historians, the Diggers (along with archaeologists working behind the scenes), dig their way into American history, finding evidence that would otherwise be forgotten. Join the hunt tonight: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time. “Mystery Coin” promises to unearth sweet nectar from the colonial era. And “Custer’s Payroll Chest” takes us to the exact location of Custer’s campsite in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Sneak Preview of Diggers “Mystery Coin” Episode

Tues., 3/4/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

Diggers KG and Ringy join historians at the playgrounds of America’s rich and famous—the mansions of Newport, R.I. Newport contains the largest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. It is also known for being the summer White House of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. First stop is Swiss Village, where they treasure hunt at a horse stable used by the Kennedys and a building used by the British during the Revolutionary War. Next, they visit Malbone Castle, a Gothic-style castle that dates back to the 1700’s. This was an exclusive resort for the elite—even listing George Washington as a frequent guest. The estate is one of the oldest privately owned estates in Newport. Look forward to KG and Ringy digging up an unbelievable find—an artifact never before found in the U.S.!

Sneak Preview of Diggers “Custer’s Payroll Chest” Episode

Tues., 3/4/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Legend has it that American General George Custer used to bury his cavalry’s payroll in a chest in the event of an Indian attack. After “Custer’s Last Stand,” his payroll chest was never recovered; however, it is believed to be buried somewhere. What better place for KG and Ringy to load up their metal detectors and search the field than the Black Hills of South Dakota? Some historians believe this to be the last place Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry camped before they headed to Montana for the Battle of Little Big Horn. Unfortunately for Custer and his cavalry, Crazy Horse and his Indian forces defeated Custer during his last stand. Does his payroll chest remain buried—and more importantly, do KG and Ringy have the expertise to locate it? Tune in to find out tonight!

Which Metal Detectors and Equipment do KG and Ringy Count on?

Diggers KG and Ringy look to the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth the most deeply buried relics in remote locations. They say they use the Garrett AT Pro both on the show and in their free time metal detecting and treasure hunting. If you’re interested in learning more about Garrett detectors, pinpointers and the accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each Tuesday throughout the season on our blog.

“Diggers” Season 3 Premieres Tonight!

Tune in Tonight for “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” and “Fortress of Roundness”

If you’ve been tuned in to the National Geographic Channel lately, you’ve noticed that they are airing previous “Diggers” episodes from seasons 1 and 2. “Diggers” takes metal detecting enthusiasts on a journey to Civil War and Revolutionary War battlegrounds, gold

Diggers TV shows “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” and “Fortress of Roundness” premiere tonight!

Tonight's series premier of the Diggers TV show features back to back action packed episodes. Watch KG and Ringy search for “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” immediately followed by a second Diggers episode entitled “Fortress of Roundness”.

country out West, Louisiana swamp land in search of pirate’s treasure and the stomping grounds of America’s most infamous outlaws. And that’s just to name a few of Digger’s “Ringy” (Tim Saylor) and “KG” (George Wyant) adventures. These guys never disappoint when it comes to uncovering valuable historical finds while providing insightful commentary.

Diggers’ new season premieres tonight- with two exciting episodes you won’t want to miss! This season, we can look forward to KG and Ringy scouring the country for lost pieces of American history — from Civil War buckles to family heirloom rings and silver coins. On any site that the Diggers can gain access to (with permission) the duo will attempt to uncover a treasure trove with their metal detectors.  Tune in to the National Geographic channel tonight to journey to locations that are a treasure hunter’s paradise!

Sneak Preview of “Steve Jobs Time Capsule” Episode

Tues., 2/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

In the kick-off episode of Season 3, the Diggers travel to Aspen, Colorado to hunt for a long-lost time capsule hidden by Steve Jobs. Buried in 1983, the capsule contains an important piece of American culture—the mouse from Steve Jobs’ first personal computer. This is a 13-foot-long capsule that contains a variety of early ’80s relics: an eight-track recording of The Moody Blues, a Sears Roebuck catalog, a June 1983 copy of Vogue Magazine, a Rubik’s Cube and other memorabilia.  It was intended to be unearthed in 2000, but due to unforeseen changes in the ground, it went missing. KG and Ringy are working closely with Harry Teague, one of the original members of the design team that buried the capsule. They have also done extensive research on the capsule’s coordinates. Tonight, they will use their expertise to attempt to uncover this monumental piece of history.

Sneak Preview of “Fortress of Roundness” Episode

Tues., 2/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Revolutionary War forts are among the most sought after areas for both archaeologists and detectorists alike. In “Fortress of Roundness,” the Diggers are searching for two Revolutionary War forts in western Pennsylvania. Rice Fort and Wolff’s Fort date back to 1780. Legend has it that soldiers melted pewter utensils as emergency ammunition. KG and Ringy can help historians by proving these artifacts exist. Wolff’s Fort was a stockade house built by Jacob Wolff in Pennsylvania in 1780.  It was an important refuge for the settlers at the time and archaeologists have been trying to pinpoint its exact location for years. Can the Diggers uncover relics in order to prove the fort’s whereabouts? Tune in to find out! In this episode, the Diggers unearth a colonial coin—it’s a new record for them because it’s the oldest coin they’ve ever found. This 1757 King George II half penny was most likely carried by the first settlers in Washington County, who arrived in 1760.

Which Metal Detecting Equipment do KG and Ringy Prefer?

The Diggers are both equipped with the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector on the show. If you’re interested in learning more about Garrett detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.

MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each Tuesday throughout the season on our blog.

Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes

Why are we pumped about the new upcoming season of National Geographic’s “Diggers”? For starters, “Ringy” (Tim Saylor) and “KG” (George Wyant) share the same enthusiasm and passion about metal detecting that we do. It’s refreshing to watch the guys having so much fun in the field—hopefully it is inspiring newbies to get started in the

Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said that "Many of our customers enjoy using the Garrett Pro-Pointer pinpointer metal detector as featured on the popular new Television series Diggers on the National Geographic channel."

Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said that "Many of our customers enjoy using the Garrett Pro-Pointer pinpointer metal detector as featured on the popular new Television series Diggers on the National Geographic channel."

hobby. And veteran detectorists should get a kick out of the Diggers’ antics. It’s obvious that the objective of Nat Geo’s “Diggers” is not monetary gain, but historical relevance. Every episode of Diggers takes us on a trip back into America’s past. Each Union and Confederate uniform button has a story to tell; each unearthed Revolutionary War roundball proves that a musket was actually fired. Relics from Bonnie & Clyde or French pirates put perspective into famous American lore.

Diggers’ viewers are treated to an explanation of each historical find by NGC’s staff archaeologist, Kate Culpepper, who also ensures that artifacts stay within the community they are found. Typically, items that the Diggers unearth are also appraised on camera to show viewers what their approximate value is. If you’ve enjoyed the last two seasons of Diggers, be sure to start tuning in again for Season 3, which premieres Tuesday, February 25, 2014, on the National Geographic Channel!  As usual, KG and Ringy promise to entertain and enlighten us—fully equipped with metal detectors, maps and related equipment. Below, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the sweet nectar, “civ,” “cologne,” and “rev” they’ll be searching for this season!

Take a Sneak Peek into Diggers Season 3 Episodes

“Steve Jobs Time Capsule:” Tues., 2/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy head to Aspen, Colorado, on a quite momentous mission—to locate a time capsule hidden by Steve Jobs of Apple fame. Inside the capsule is the mouse from Steve Jobs’ very first “Lisa” computer. It was intended to be unearthed in 2000, but due to unforeseen erosion, the tube’s coordinates were lost. The Diggers have done their research on the capsule’s location and they’re ready to take on this challenge!

“Fortress of Roundness:” Tues., 2/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Is it possible to precisely pinpoint the location of two Revolutionary War forts dating back to 1780? If it’s up to KG and Ringy, it is! Diggers takes us to Pennsylvania, where the duo is trying to locate both Wolff’s and Rice’s Fort. Legend says that soldiers melted pewter utensils as emergency ammunition, and it’s up to KG and Ringy to prove these artifacts exist.

“Mystery Coin:” Tues., 3/4/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

Wealth and the Revolutionary War come together in this intriguing Diggers episode. The Diggers duo visit a row of mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, where the British frolicked and the Kennedys had horse stables. Their trusty Garrett AT Pro metal detector turns up an unbelievable find dating back to the late 17th century. This is an artifact never before found in the U.S.!

“Custer’s Payroll Chest:” Tues., 3/4/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

Hoping to strike gold, KG and Ringy travel to the Black Hills of South Dakota, in search of a hidden chest that belonged to George Custer. Rumors have circulated for centuries that General Custer buried his cavalry’s payroll; then, was never able to retrieve it. Gold detector…check. This is the chance of a lifetime for the Diggers to test their gold hunting skills.

“Lost Nazi Plane:” Tues., 3/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific

KG and Ringy are hot on the trail of military nectar. A lost Nazi fighter plane crashed in an Indiana cornfield—and people have been searching for the plane’s debris ever since. The diggers are on location at a once-secret Air Force base trying to help solve the mystery surrounding the missing plane. Will they find parts of the engine, wing or a weapon?

“Chasing Benedict Arnold:” Tues., 3/11/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific

One of the most well-known American traitors, Benedict Arnold, set up headquarters in Maine during the Revolutionary War. KG and Ringy are given exclusive access to these stomping grounds and are anxious to uncover nectar from this notorious traitor. They also learn that the former site of historic Fort Richmond is being paved over for a highway. So the Diggers rush over with the NGC team of archaeologists to uncover artifacts before it’s too late.

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used on “Diggers”

Diggers’ KG and Ringy have their pick of any metal detector on the market today. So, which model makes the cut? The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector. The Garrett AT Pro is known for its excellent iron discrimination, Pro mode and distinguishable audio tones. AT Pro can be used on land and in water. Its advanced target identification will determine whether the user has located foil or bottle caps; nickels, bronze, gold, etc. It features several different search modes and advanced discrimination. Other favorite tools on the show include the Garrett Pro Pointer and Lesche Digging Tools. MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.”

Tune in to the National Geographic Channel on Tues., February 25, 2014 for back-to-back new episodes of “Diggers.” Get the new season episode listings and times at NationalGeographic.com.