Amazing Cases of Detectorists Finding a Fortune—YOU Could Be Next!

Gold PendantAmazing treasure finds are occurring around the world, from South Africa, to Europe; Australia to the U.S. It’s no wonder there is a new metal detecting craze! Not only are detectorists finding a fortune, they are loving their hobby at the same time! From ancient jewels, to gold coins, meteorites and shipwreck treasure, amateur and professional treasure hunters alike are uncovering amazing finds! Veteran hunters do stress that finding big treasure is a combination of luck and experience. But, with determination, any detectorist will uncover coins, relics, jewelry and antiques. A popular saying is that dedicated treasure hunters will find enough treasure to pay for their detector. Detecting is among the most exciting hobbies. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to get in on the action. Put a metal detector on your wish list!!

Exciting and Unexpected Discoveries

  • Amateur U.K. Detectorist Finds Gold Pendant with Carving of Jesus’ Birth
    Every Sunday afternoon, Mark Hannabee went out treasure hunting for fun and exercise. Seven years later, Hannabee’s detector went off—and to his amazement, he found a stamp-sized gold pendant. It had an intricate carving of the birth of Jesus. He took it to Sotheby’s Auction, where it was estimated at $250,000 pounds. They didn’t buy it, but he eventually sold it at another auction for $38,000 pounds—equivalent to almost $50, 000!  
  • Six-Year-Old Finds $4 Million Gold Locket with His Dad
    A father and his young son enjoyed casual metal detecting- just looking for junk. After a few weeks of hunting, they stumbled upon a gold locket with the image of the Virgin Mary. Appraisers determined that the locket dated back to the 16th Century and belonged to the Royal British family. They sold the precious gold locket for $4 million dollars, and shared part of the proceeds with the family who owned the property it was found on.
  • Hauxton Hoard – Near Cambridge, England
    In 1992, a farmer in England lost his hammer in the field and asked his detectorist friend to help find it. Detectorist Eric Laas not only found the hammer, he located a historical treasure hoard. Named the Hauxton Hoard, Laas discovered Roman Empire coins including: 24 bronze coins, 565 gold coins, 14, 191 silver coins and other jewels and statues. Under British law, a treasure trove becomes the property of Britain. However, they are required to pay fair market value to the finder. So, the duo received a cool $1.7 million pounds—almost $2.1 million!!

 

MetalDetector.com’s Big Holiday Sale

Start your OWN treasure hunting adventures with a metal detector of your own! From now through December 20, 2016, you’ll find the lowest prices of the year on the most popular beginner and mid-level metal detectors. Almost every detector brand/model is available at MetalDetector.com—and all accessories. Get started on your holiday gift list TODAY, so you can get in on the action!

For more great metal detecting finds stories, check out the My Metal Detector Finds section from us here at MetalDetector.com

 

Reference:

“10 Amazing Cases Of Lucky People Finding A Fortune!”

Protect Your Investment with a Metal Detector Bag or Case

Pro Series Universal Standard Metal Detector Carry Bag

Pro Series Universal Standard Metal Detector Carry Bag. Top quality carry bag from www.MetalDetector.com

It’s exciting when your new metal detector arrives — especially when you have it assembled and ready to go! After spending a few hundred dollars, investing more money in a carrying bag or case may not seem high on your list. However, without a case, your detector is subject to scratches, wear & tear and other damage. Pet owners should be aware that cats and dogs will chew on wires and coils when accessible. Flooding and moisture is known to damage detection equipment. And traveling with your detector requires a storage case—specifically airplane travel. Also, if your detector is in your car, keep it out of plain sight. A bag or carrying case will easily solve all of these problems!

Luckily, there are dozens of soft and hard-shell carrying cases available at affordable prices. For instance, MetalDetector.com’s Pro Series Universal Standard Metal Detector Carry Bag fits all brands of detectors and costs under $40. This is a strong padded Cordura nylon bag with reinforced handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. Extra width at the front of the bag allows it to fit a large search coil. Metal detector bags protect your investment and offer convenience; many have pockets to keep your tools and other accessories organized.

Below are desirable features when choosing a detector carrying bag or case:

  • Padded, Durable Material
  • Large interior Space
  • Lightweight Design
  • Zippered Pockets
  • Carrying Handles
  • Adjustable Carrying Strap

Check out MetalDetector.com’s Carry Case and Covers Selection to Find Your Best Options! Tip: Be sure to view our New Video we filmed just last month “Pro Series Metal Detector Carry Bag – Store, Protect and Transport”

 

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Garrett Infinium LS has Mastered Both Land and Sea Detecting!

Garrett Infinium LS Metal Detector

Garrett Infinium LS Metal Detector

High-achieving treasure hunters gravitate towards the Garrett Infinium LS (Land/Sea) Metal Detector because of its extreme versatility! The Garrett Infinium LS performs exceptionally well underwater in the sea, in gold and meteorite fields, black sand beaches and war battlefields—for every type of metal detecting. This is an Advanced Pulse Induction (API) detector that finds more treasure at any depth with accurate discrimination. Automatic Ground Track features lock, slow and fast settings to master changing soil conditions. Other amenities include an Advanced Discrimination Dial, customized Tone ID and adjustable Audio Threshold. Experts say the Garrett Infinium LS is a champion detector for scuba diving – extremely deep seeking! Waterproof up to 200 feet;  includes DD™ PROformance submersible search coil and land headphones.

 

Whites TreasureMaster: Answers the Call for an Impressive Detector

Whites Treasure Master Metal Detector

Whites TreasureMaster Metal Detector

Treasure is easy to find with the Whites TreasureMaster Metal Detector! The price of this model (under $300) suggests it is an entry-level detector, but users say that’s a misnomer and a well-kept secret. “Seriously, the features, functionality and performance of the Whites TreasureMaster far outstrip ANY entry-level machine I have ever used. This is a detector that you can literally use right out of the box.”

Whites TreasureMaster Features

Among the TreasureMaster’s advanced features: 4 search modes: Coins & Jewelry, Beach, All Metal and Pinpoint; 8 Target ID segments and a beautiful visual display with easy adjustments and countless options. So many…it is hard to list them all. Whites TreasureMaster has every treasure hunter covered!

 

Big Holiday Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Top Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Holiday Sale on Metal Detectors is Here!

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

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

Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Holiday and Winter 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. Offers begin now and run through Midnight December 31, 2016.

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

1. Exclusive for our MetalDetector.com customers from Bounty Hunter are the Platinum, Titanium and Gold Models. Each are huge on features and include a jumbo display screen 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 Holiday Sale price: $299.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.37: 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 Holiday 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 Holiday Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details

2. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector with Fall Bonus Pack! As seen on Diggers 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 Holiday Sale price: $594.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.31: 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, Ultra-Fast Response – See targets in, around and under iron & other items! List Price: $1,100.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $799.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $70.24: 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 Holiday 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 Holiday Sale price: $139.99 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $12.31: Get Details

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

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

7. Teknetics T2 Metal Detector (Save $550) High-performance multi-purpose professional grade metal detector. Re-introducing the American “Classic” high end metal detector at a NEW mid-range price. List Price: $1,049.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.87: Get Details

8. Tesoro Tiger Shark Underwater Metal Detector (Save $112.35) With 8″ search coil. The Tiger Shark is a true dual function metal detector. Hunt on land, at the beach or dive down to 200 feet under water. List Price: $749.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $636.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $55.97: Get Details — Also see: Tesoro Tiger Shark with 10.5″ Search Coil

9. Makro New JeoHunter 3D Dual System (Save $2499.95) One System – Includes Everything You Need To Locate Large Treasures At Extreme Depths and as a Full Color 3 Dimensional Image! List Price: $6,499.95 Big Holiday Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.66: Get Details

10. Fisher F44 Weatherproof Metal Detector (Save $50) 9-Segment Visual Target ID + 4 Tone Audio ID. Rain or shine, your Fisher F44 detector will be by your side. List Price: $399.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $349.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $30.68: Get Details

11. DRS Electronics Ground Exper Pro Metal Detector (Save $1300) See full color image scans of targets both large and small. The Ground Exper can distinguish between trash such as a soda can and valuable targets like a single Gold coin. Locate treasures as deep as 5 meters below the ground. List Price: $7,800.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $6,500.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $571.45: Get Details

12. Whites MX Sport Metal Detector (Save $50.95) This waterproof unit can do it all! Beach hunting, relics, coins and jewelry. 7 search modes to help you find treasure both at the beach and on land. List Price: $799.95 Big Holiday Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.85: Get Details

13. Makro Gold Racer Metal Detector (Save $124) Advanced gold prospecting: At 56 kHz frequency, the Gold RACER detects the tiniest gold nuggets while ignoring harsh ground conditions and hot rocks in gold fields around the world. List Price: $823.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $699.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $61.45: 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 Holiday 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 Holiday Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $12.00: Get Details

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Holiday Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight December 31, 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 buying guide 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.

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

Remember, as you shop metal detectors, these special promotional offers are good only at MetalDetector.com and valid while supplies last. Be sure to take advantage of these offers now as they end at Midnight on December 31, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

 

Wishing For a New Metal Detector? The Holidays are Coming!

The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector includes free special bonus items.

The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector includes free special bonus items.

This is the perfect time to dream of your ideal metal detector. The holidays will be here sooner than you think, so what better time to drop the hint about your new favorite model? There are so many affordable upgrades in each brand line-up. Many detectors are sale priced at MetalDetector.com from now through December 20th. Save hundreds of dollars on the best mid-level detectors; thousands on higher-end units!! So, not only can you upgrade your detection equipment, the prices are the lowest you will find anywhere. Perhaps you realized that you need a PI unit instead of VLF because of its deep-seeking mineralization-cancelling qualities. Or maybe you live in gold country and want to upgrade to the Garrett AT Gold in hopes of better treasure. Whatever the case, this is the time to save BIG on the best detectors in our inventory. For our complete list of sale-priced detectors, see “The Big Fall Sale on Metal Detectors 2016.”

Some of our best deals on popular detectors from now through the holidays:

DRS 3D Stealth Ground Scanner Pro-the Only “See as you Walk Detector!”

Ground-Breaking Detection Technology!
Sensor gathered data converts to graphics in real time on the display. See analysis in color as you walk!

Search for Treasure – Sensor gathered data converts to graphics in real time on the display. See analysis in color as you walk!

Superiority in metal detection equipment has reached a mind-blowing level with DRS Electronics. The advanced DRS 3-Dimensional Stealth Ground Scanner Pro offers features never-before imagined! Using 8 separate sensors to penetrate up to 15 meters deep, this unit illuminates underground cavities and metal targets with a 3D full-color tablet. This is a dream-come-true for serious treasure cache hunters. A full-spectrum color visual analysis instantly shows you: metals, mineral deposits, stone formations, caves, full voids and water.

What’s most unique? The 3D Ground Scanner Pro fully operates in a vest that you wear! Eight geophysical sensors fit into each of the vest’s 8 pockets, while the battery fits into a back pocket. This means that YOU become the metal detector – no equipment  to carry! The 3D Ground Scanner Pro automatically eliminates iron; it draws a signal map of the area below, while displaying target size and depth. A color scale with a numerical system on the display definitively verifies metal, voids and/or water below. For instance, red signifies a metal target, while blue usually marks a cavity. You’ve got to see the DRS 3D Stealth Ground Scanner Pro photos and demos for yourself to actually believe it. Say hello to successful treasure hunting!

See: All models of DRS Electronics deep seeking treasure locating equipment.

 

Categories of Metal Detecting and Detectors that Perform Best

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

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

The search for treasure is alluring and exciting—with endless possibilities when it comes to what you can find! If you are ready to get started treasure hunting with a metal detector, it’s important to understand the different “types” of hunting as well as which metal detectors are well-suited for each. There are generally three categories of metal detecting although they can branch into areas of specialization. In a nutshell, metal detecting types include:

  • On Land
  • At the Beach and/or Underwater
  • Prospecting for Gold, Precious Metals & Meteorites

You can spend anywhere from $100 to $3,000 on a new metal detector. That’s because they vary widely in the amount of technology, product features and options they’re equipped with.

Land Detecting

Whether you’re searching parks, fields, school yards or former battle grounds—land detecting is the most common type of detecting. This is where  you’ll likely be looking for coins, jewelry and historic artifacts. You may start out just looking for coins, but very quickly you will discover it’s a lot of fun to recover trade tokens, belt buckles, jewelry, and various types of metal objects. When collecting relics, you will learn to keep your discrimination level on “low,” as many older items were made of iron. Civil War relic collecting is a popular specialty within the land detecting mode. To get started coin shooting, read: “What are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Coins?”

Fisher CZ-21 Underwater Metal Detector

Fisher CZ-21 Underwater Metal Detector

Beach and Water Detecting

Hunting the beach and along the shoreline are perhaps the quintessential forms of metal detecting. However, shallow-water (from your ankles to your chest) and underwater detecting are gaining popularity. Reason: recent shipwreck treasure! The majority of manufacturers offer waterproof metal detectors specifically for beach and water detecting. You can decide whether you’d like to scan the wet sand beach, wade in the ocean or lake, snorkel or scuba dive for treasure. It’s critical to determine how far your detector can be submerged, though. Some models are waterproof to 250 feet; others only 10 feet and others are only designed with water proof search coils. If the detector coils and the attached wiring are waterproof, you can safely search in shallow water, as long as you  keep the control box dry. The Fisher CZ-21 is an example of a totally waterproof detector with waterproof housing and a depth capability of 250 feet and will tune out even the harsh salt water mineralization at the ocean. A great article on this topic: “Underwater Metal Detectors – Reviewing the Best Options.”

Gold Prospecting Detectors

Prospecting refers to searching for any kind of metal (gold, silver, copper). It goes without saying that the vast majority of prospecting with a metal detector is for GOLD! Since gold occurs in nature at different levels of purity and different mixtures of concentration, serious prospectors know that a gold detector will help them pinpoint this precious metal accurately. Some machines dedicated to gold prospecting tend to rely heavily on sounds, using a low tone for base metals, and a high-pitched “Beep” sound for gold. The Tesoro Lobo Super Traq gets high reviews and is exceptional for gold prospecting. Read more about prospecting: “What’s the Best Gold Prospecting Metal Detector?”

Garrett AT Pro Waterproof Metal Detector

Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

Land, Water AND Gold Detectors

Favorite high-end detectors among seasoned hobbyists have different Modes, for working in more than one environment with the same machine. Touted as “Do it All,” “Land & Sea” and “Revolutionary,” these detectors are elite because you only need one model for every type of treasure hunting! With multi-purpose advanced units, you can search on land, under water or both—and go gold prospecting. Two example’s are the Garrett AT Pro and the Garrett AT Gold. Another unit is the Whites MXT metal detector. It has three distinct modes: gold, coins, relics—and it is equipped with a waterproof coil. Other multi “mode” detectors are just as adept on land as they are at sea. Listed below are a few examples:

Get your treasure hunting ON this fall and close out 2016 as an exciting year! You’ll find sale prices on all of the metal detector models listed above (and many more) during MetalDetector.com’s 2016 Big Fall Sale on Metal Detectors!