Big Spring Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Just in Time for Father’s Day! Top Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Spring Sale on Metal Detectors is Here! Hurry – Ends on Father’s Day Sunday June 19, 2016!

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big metal detector Sales promotion.

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big Father’s Day metal detector Sales promotion.

Spring and Father’s Day go hand in hand. With Summer just around the corner the warmer weather and longer days makes it possible to experience the thrill of digging up a bit of history! If your Father, Dad or that special guy in your life have resolved to start a new hobby in 2016, this is the time to get them started! Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Father’s Day 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 Spring Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight June 19, 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 2016 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details

2. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 350 and Ace 250 while supplies last:

– Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector Discovery Pack (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 Father’s Day Sale price: $297.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.14: Get Details
– Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector Discovery Pack (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 Father’s Day Sale price: $212.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $18.68: 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.85: Get Details

8. Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector (Save $28) With 8″ search coil. The Compadre was designed with the idea that less is more. It works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting, but it does it without any excess knobs. List Price: $189.00 Big Father’s Day Sale price: $160.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $14.12: Get Details

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 Father’s Day Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.46: Get Details

10. Teknetics DigiTek Metal Detector (Save $20) Sized for Teens and Tweens that will have them finding treasure quickly. List Price: $199.00 Big Father’s Day Sale price: $179.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.73: Get Details

11. 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.80: Get Details

12. 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $6.15: Get Details

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 June 19, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Dump Digging: from Trash to Treasure Trove

Vintage Medicine Bottles can be found with the help of a metal detector.

Vintage Medicine Bottles can be found with the help of a metal detector.

Dump digging may sound down ‘n dirty, but the allure of finding beautiful antique bottles is enticing. Back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, bottles were hand-crafted—some of them exquisitely designed. Ornate whiskey flasks, colorful ink wells, beverage bottles and medicine bottles embossed with a physician’s name tell the story of life many generations ago. The place to find historical and valuable antique bottles are old privy pits (a.k.a. outhouse or dump)—which were the lavatories of yesteryear.

Privy pits also served the purpose of a trash can. So after medicine bottles were emptied, they would be thrown into the pit. If you’re interested in collecting bottles, it’s quite gratifying to dig them out of the ground yourself!  By using a metal detector where you believe a privy pit once was, you can locate the general area of metal. The top layer of trash usually contains nails, tin cans, and old metal household items—an indicator that a privy pit lies beneath. This is where you can cash in on a “treasure trove” of antique bottles. Deep-seeking metal detectors and relic-hunting metal detectors are well-suited for locating privy pits. Learn more about this exciting pastime by reading: What are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Antique Bottles?

The Best Metal Detectors Today

Thanks to advances in technology, metal detectors have been evolving at a rapid pace; much like most devices today. With this though it can also seem difficult to see through the fluff and find the features that really make up the best metal detector.

What Are the Best Metal Detectors Today
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 from customers on the MetalDetector.com website, will help you to select the best metal detector for your needs.

When looking for the best metal detector it’s also important to remember that each detectorist is different. As a result, the best metal detector is somewhat subjective and will be different depending on the user. Add in the fact that there are detectors made for each type or aspect of metal detecting. Metal detectors for gold nugget prospecting may be capable of finding coins, yet a nugget detector would not be your first choice since it will sound off on every trash item. Luckily, for each type of detecting, there are a number of metal detectors that stand out from the pack with both their feature set and their overall usability.

Select and Compare Using Metal Detector Reviews

From here we recommend using metal detector reviews and other resources found here on MetalDetector.com to find the best metal detector to meet your unique needs. If you’re giving the metal detector as a gift, you can take into account your friend or family member and use these same resources to find the best metal detector for them. Then, when everyone has the right machine, treasure hunting with your metal detectors will be an exciting, successful adventure.

Looking Back: Treasure Finds in the News for 2015

Silver Coin Treasure Cache found in 2015 by a MetalDetector.com customer.

Silver Coin Treasure Cache found in 2015 by a MetalDetector.com customer.

The most exciting aspect of metal detecting is the potential for monumental finds—possibly dating back hundreds of years. Luck is definitely a huge player in the search for treasure, as there are no rules of logic! There is the lucky boy who found a hoard of Roman silver denarii in the UK on his very first time out with a metal detector. Or the detectorist who searched a site that was supposedly hunted out and found a pristine hammered gold coin. Just like the spinning roulette wheel, it’s all a game of chance on a number or color. The detectorist who maintains a positive attitude and realizes that among the trash, he or she will find treasure and will inevitably get “lucky” at some point.

If you believe in the law of attraction, you know that positive energy attracts a positive outcome. Perhaps this is what drove some of the folks below who found these recent “treasure(s) in the headlines.”

University at Buffalo Professor Finds Priceless Coin Trove

University at Buffalo faculty members Philip Kiernan, left, assistant professor of classics showing of his treasure

University at Buffalo faculty member Philip Kiernan, left, showing of his treasure.

At the University at Buffalo, professor Philip Kiernan investigated a rumor about a treasure trove and uncovered a priceless collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins. Dozens of gold and silver coins, which date back 2,500 years, were left by wealthy benefactor Thomas B. Lockwood in 1935. Professor Kiernan is also a coin expert, and says the coins are extremely well preserved.  “My job as an archaeologist is to appreciate their historical value, and their historical value is absolutely priceless.”

WWII Dog Tag Lost in Normandy Returned to U.S. Soldier’s Widow

A World War II dog tag buried on D-Day’s Utah Beach in Normandy has been returned to the widow of the soldier who lost it. Army Sgt. James Wallace of Indiana lost his tag 70 years ago while storming the beach—he was awarded two Bronze Stars during the war. Recently, Frenchman Francois Blaizot scoured Utah Beach with his metal detector, found the tag and mailed it to the U.S. with a heartfelt note.

Time Capsule Discovered in Massachusetts State House

A renovation crew at the Massachusetts State House recently came across a hidden time capsule in one of its granite cornerstones. Historians believe the time capsule was placed there in 1795 by  Revolutionary War luminaries, including Samuel Adams and Paul Revere! The time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents is currently unknown. Officials won’t open the capsule until it is X-rayed at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Read True Stories from Detectorists at “My Metal Detecting Finds”

1877 seated dime, a Barber dime and an 1864 2-cent piece found by Jessie Thompson.

1877 seated dime, a Barber dime and an 1864 2-cent piece found by Jessie Thompson.

Jessie from Stamford, CT wrote in to MetalDetector.com to tell about his metal detector find. He said he was driving home from work one day noticed a demolition sign on an old school. “This was a public school that was built back in the early 1900’s. Little did I know that this school was also a farm back in the early days. My first coin I popped out was a 1877 seated dime. Then a 1913 Barber dime came up. And right before the sun set, I found a 1864 2-cent piece in awesome condition!” Have an exciting discovery of your own to share? Tell us about it at “My Metal Detecting Finds” and be entered to win a prize!

You Can Find Treasure

Read the following articles to make sure you’re equipped for success, so you can make treasure headlines!

How to Select a Metal Detector

What are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Relics?

Our Learning Library of Metal Detectors – “Everything you ever wanted to know about metal detectors but were afraid to ask”

Gold Prospecting: Gear Up for That Time of Year

Gold found with the new Makro Gold Racer metal detector

Gold recently found with the new Makro Gold Racer metal detector.

Is there a gold prospecting season? This is a common question across metal detecting forums. There is no hard and fast rule about when you can prospect in most states. However, in Alaska, gold prospecting season runs from June through September—only into October if the weather permits. In other known prospecting states: California, Nevada, North Carolina, New Mexico, there are no posted prospecting dates. It is important to note, though—many sites DO require permission to prospect if you plan to stake any claims.

Why the Rise in Gold Prospecting Recently?

Gold prospecting seems to be spiking again in recent years, and geologists theorize as to why. In California, droughts in recent years are cited as one of the reasons. California State University (Sacramento) geology department executive, Tim Horner, explained that amateur prospectors “have been able to get to places they couldn’t before” because the drought has shrunk many of the state’s rivers, “some down to a trickle.” Horner said that one of his students recently found about $900 worth of gold in a stream that had previously been too treacherous to explore. He added, “Looking for gold [the old-fashioned way] is a popular hobby, and some people are making a living doing it.”

The simplest way to get into prospecting is to comb through sediments along a riverbank. Gold is 19 times heavier than water and denser than other particles in a stream, so it quickly settles to the bottom or into cracks between rocks or grains. A park ranger who oversees the California Bear River Campground and Recreation Area has his own theory about why gold prospecting is gaining momentum. He suggests, “The relatively high price of gold and the relatively weak economy have brought out more prospectors in recent years. The fact that low water means they can wade further upstream and get to new areas is advantageous.”

Top-Rated Prospecting Metal Detectors

Since gold occurs in nature at different levels of purity and different levels of concentration, the phase shift for gold objects appears along a wide spectrum on the phase shift dial. “Phase shift” is the difference in timing between the transmitter coil’s frequency and the frequency of the target object. Basically, this means that an object with high inductance is going to have a larger phase shift, so it is highly beneficial to use a prospecting metal detector when hunting for gold. Some machines dedicated to gold prospecting eliminate coin identification features altogether, since you’re not looking for coins. Instead they rely on sounds alone, using  a low tone for base metals, and a high-pitched signal for gold. Among some of the best detectors designed for finding gold: Garrett AT Gold, Fisher Gold Bug, the Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQ and XP DEUS. For more units that are made to find gold, read our buyers guide article called Best Metal Detectors for Gold Prospecting.

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