Detectorists’ Dreams DO Come True! Silver Coin Hoard Found with the Garrett AT Pro

One lucky detectorist is keeping the dream alive for all of us who hope to find a coin hoard! Known as “Aquachigger” in his videos and metal detecting forums, this avid treasure hunter often searches rivers and streams. He spotted a river where he believed war relics would turn up, and started his shallow-water hunt. Aquachigger quickly hit on several silver coins in one concentrated area. Because the river floor here is bedrock, metals cannot sink any lower. This is perfect for uncovering coins, relics and gold. In his You Tube video that you can watch below: “OMG! I Found A Huge Silver Treasure Hoard Metal Detecting!” Aquachigger credits his Garrett AT Pro detector and Garrett Pro-Pointer for quickly signaling the silver coins. There was so much fence wire and lots of nails, he figures another detector may have passed right over the silver.

178 Silver Coins Found with the Garrett AT Pro!

Aquachigger’s Garrett AT Pro emitted a high pitch—with target ID reads from 89-90’s for silver. The AT Pro displayed 30’s when it passed over iron, making it easy to pinpoint the silver coins. After 5 or 6 trips to this riverbed hot spot, his total haul was 178 silver coins! The video is a worthwhile watch, as Aquachigger lays out all of his coins and explains what they are. A majority of the silver coin hoard includes U.S. halves, with the remaining pieces being Spanish 8 Reales, 5 franc coins and foreign (Brazil and Peru coins). It’s also interesting to read the comments about where this detectorist searched, how to find coins and how much the coins are worth. You can be next in a successful treasure quest!

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Exciting Civil War Relic Hunt: with Men, Women and Kids!

One of the artifacts recovered from the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid site.

One of the artifacts recovered from the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid site in Ohio.

In Carroll County, Ohio, a group of 80 hopeful treasure hunters gathered to unearth Civil War relics. Well-known Ohio detectorist Sam Waters organized the hunt after she learned of a Confederate raid in Carroll County. Waters, a passionate relic hunter, has been detecting since the age of 12. She researched the event and learned: in the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a 1,000-mile raid through Indiana and Ohio. The cavalry stole 2,500 horses and raided 4,375 homes. Morgan’s men fought with pursuing Union cavalry throughout Carroll County. Waters got permission from property owners to search the area.

Waters’ group scoured 500 acres with metal detectors; and in just three days, uncovered more than 200 items! Some of the treasure hunters were kids (joined by their parents). The group ranged in age from 8 to 75. Also joining the team was Josh Silva, one of the stars of the TV show “Dig Wars!”  Waters estimated that approximately half of the recovered items may be Civil War related. One intriguing find was a Confederate stirrup. She added, “The stuff we found was all over—scattered around the woods, fields and valley.” The metal detectorists worked with and gained permission from the Carroll County Historical Society. The society also owns an acre of land tied to the raid.

Want to Detect for Historical Artifacts?

Are you intrigued by history and finding artifacts from the past? If so, dig in with a relic-hunting metal detector! These units are specifically designed for unearthing relics which are usually made of iron, steel or brass and sometimes sometimes gold or silver. Relic hunting detectors are different than all-purpose and coin-hunting models. They specialize in ground balance control and ground adjust so you can filter out interference from other minerals. They also use lower frequencies and offer high sensitivity and pinpointing abilities. Many of these units have target identification, which will display the type of metal you have located.

Quality is key when hunting for relics. Here are some great detector choices for all budgets:

Entry Level Relic Metal Detectors:

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Garrett AT Pro: Underwater Metal Detector to 10 Feet

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Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector – for use on both Land and Underwater

Get ready for summer water metal detecting with the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector! This unit is widely known as a #1 all-around metal detector; and endorsed by treasure hunters on popular TV detecting shows. But let’s take a look at its underwater capabilities. The Garrett AT Pro metal detector with Garrett waterproof headphones, can be submerged in water to a depth of 10 feet; so it is designed for wading and shallow-water detecting. Water hunters find more gold treasure than their landlocked  counterparts. You can easily detect up to neck deep or even snorkel to find overlooked treasures! This VLF detector offers so many amenities, all while being so easy to use, it is hard to list them all: Standard and professional audio mode, Pro Mode Audio, high-resolution iron discrimination, Digital target ID on 0 to 99 target identification scale, Fast Track ground balance, Iron Audio, and electronic pinpointing, to name a few. The Garrett AT Pro was built for both salt and freshwater treasure hunting—for oceans, lakes, rivers and streams. The intuitive, Hi-Res LCD display screen with easy button interface makes treasure hunting fun and lucrative!

Did you know? We stock all models of Garrett Metal Detectors here at MetalDetector.com including accessories for all current Garrett detectors.

A Gold Detector is a Holiday Gift That Hits the Jackpot!

Garrett Metal Detectors ATX metal detector.

Considered a “super” gold detector, the Garrett ATX metal detector uses pulse technology to locate the smallest gold nuggets plus relics and coins in the most extreme conditions.

Has your significant other been dropping hints about wanting a gold metal detector? If so, now is the time to get a great deal on a gold detector! At MetalDetector.com, we offer the year’s best prices on gold metal detectors during our BIG HOLIDAY SALE. It’s a great way to encourage new prospectors, as well as seasoned detectorists who are interested in a specific model. Today’s detectors can find gold as small as a half a grain with ease. A few things to consider: The higher the operating frequency of the detector, the more sensitive it will be to small gold. Gold often lies in highly mineralized soil—so, gold detectors with ground balance will emit less false ground noise and save lots of time with needless digging. The best gold detectors can get a bit pricey, so be sure to shop when the prices are deeply discounted!

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Relic Hunting TV Series’ Inspire New Metal Detectorists

Cast members of the new TV show "Rebel Gold" from the Discovery Channel sporting their metal detectors.

Cast members of the new TV show “Rebel Gold” from the Discovery Channel sporting their metal detectors.

A recent surge in TV series’ featuring the real-life hobby of treasure hunting is creating intrigue about this pastime. The fact that there are literally millions of dollars in gold coins, treasure caches and artifacts buried in U.S. soil in enough to pique anyone’s interest. Discovery Channel premiered a new series in September called “Rebel Gold.” The show followed an experienced group of treasure hunters who joined forces to retrace Jefferson Davis’ trail—searching for clues that would lead them to the legendary lost Confederate gold. An estimated $20 million in gold and silver disappeared at the end of the Civil War while Jefferson Davis and Confederate troops fled from Richmond, Virginia.

Diggers TV show co-hosts KG & Ringy metal detecting. Click photo & see Garrett metal detector models, just like they use on the show.

Diggers TV show co-hosts KG & Ringy metal detecting. Click photo & see Garrett metal detector models, just like they use on the show.

National Geographic Channel  brings their own brand of excitement with “Diggers,” which has already aired four seasons of reality metal detecting. The “Diggers” TV duo—Tim Saylor and George Wyant—are Montana natives and extreme detectorists. Viewers get to follow these two detectorists throughout the countryside while they hunt for artifacts from infamous outlaws (such as Bonnie & Clyde), war battles, Wild West gunfights and historical  American events. These are ethically conscious hobbyists who request permission to hunt on private property and donate historically relevant relics to towns and museums. What’s really interesting about both of these TV series is that the shows’ treasure hunters do this as a hobby…they all have other jobs and careers. There’s no misguided beliefs that you can quit your job and become a treasure hunter. Nevertheless, a treasure hunter can get lucky and unearth a treasure cache worth millions. We’ve seen it in the headlines!

Why are Relic Hunters Passionate about this Hobby?

When people talk about relics, they are referring to “traces of the past.” Battlefield relics are one popular category, with relic hunters searching for artifacts from the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Many Civil War battles and skirmishes took places in the southern United States, so these are common search sites. You’ll notice these well-known battlegrounds being scoured by the “Diggers” and the “Rebel Gold” team. But war relics aren’t the only relics to be found. Old coins, tokens, jewelry and medallions are highly sought after, as well as antique toys and bottles. “Diggers’” Tim Saylor says, “We usually  look for old coins because that’s our favorite thing to find, but it’s always the other weird items that come out of the ground—guns, rings, unique jewelry, tools, and so on—that are the most interesting and surprising.” And sometimes, a relic hunter will find “The Big One!” Just a few years back in England, a metal-detecting buff was exploring a field near his home when he unearthed a lead container filled with silver coins and jewelry. The coins dated back to Viking rulers of the region, more than 1,000 years ago!

Equipment to Get Started Relic Hunting with a Metal Detector

It’s important to use the right type of metal detector if you’re searching specifically for relics. This is because most relics are made of iron, steel or brass. Also, a lot of valuable relics are found in highly mineralized soil. If you were using a detector for coins, it would discriminate most of these metals out. Relic-hunting metal detectors are designed to use lower frequencies that respond well to iron, steel and brass; and they’re deep-seeking. Many relic metal detectors feature ground mineral displays, ground cancellation and target identification. Here are a few high-quality detectors suggested for relic hunting:

Entry Level Relic Metal Detectors:
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“Diggers” Season Finale Airs Tonight! Tune in for “Lewis & Clark’s Montana Bonanza” and “Nazis in Mississippi”

An archaeological dig on the set of TV show Diggers. Watch “The Real McCoy” episode tonight. Photo courtesy of Ron McCoy.

An archaeological dig on the set of TV show Diggers. One of the 2014 episodes “The Real McCoy”, photo courtesy of Ron McCoy.

Well, it’s been another AMAZING season of “Diggers” this summer following detectorists Tim Saylor (“Ringy”) and George Wyant (“KG”) around the country. According to comments on the “Diggers” website, fans think this has been the most exciting season yet! Season 4 focused on a few specific themes in American history. Among them: famous American characters based on epic movies, TV series’ and novels. KG and Ringy embarked on detecting adventures following in the footsteps of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave) and Captain John Smith (Pocahontas). They investigated the Lewis & Clark Trail and Souther Field airbase and training camp where pilots trained in WWII (“Band of Brothers”). The Diggers also searched for evidence of Ichabod Crane in “Sleepy Hollow.”

Another theme this season involved searching for artifacts from a few of America’s most influential presidents—James Madison and Ulysses S. Grant; as well as war battles including the Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Shiloh. Finally, “Diggers” took time to help historians piece together important and tragic events that transpired centuries ago including the Ludlow Massacre in Colorado, the Great Peshtigo Wisconsin Fire of 1871 and the infamous feuding between the Hatfields and the McCoys. Each “Diggers” episode featured amazing finds by Ringy and KG. Guest archeologists, as well as staff archaeologist, Marc Henshaw, analyzed each of the Diggers finds to determine which pieces were actually from the time period the dig was based upon. It’s hard to pick favorite finds this season, but among the best: parts of a WWI airplane, bullets from the site of Randolph McCoy’s homestead, a 1723 King George Colonial coin, bitten bullets from a Confederate triage site in Fort Gibson, Mississippi, a rare 1905 Danish coin found in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and a lead ladle dating back to the early 1600’s (possibly used by Captain John Smith). It’s been a great run this season for the Diggers, and we look forward to their future antics and adventures!

Don’t miss the final two new “Diggers” episodes tonight Monday September 7, 2015!

“Lewis & Clark’s Montana Bonanza:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific

Meriwether Lewis was a famous American explorer—dubbed “the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known.” In 1803, President Jefferson asked Lewis to lead an expedition into the lands west of the Mississippi. America’s interest in this area increased with France’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory. Lewis jumped at the chance and selected William Clark to join him as co-commander of the expedition. They enlisted a team of pioneers called the Corps of Discovery and began their journey near St. Louis, Missouri. Lewis & Clark faced many obstacles, braving dangerous waters and harsh weather; but they did reach the Pacific Ocean in November of 1805. KG and Ringy are on the trail of Lewis & Clark in Montana –their own home state! The Diggers will also search for Twenty-Eight Mile Station, a lost stagecoach stop that hosted travelers heading to the Pacific Northwest. Look forward to some incredible finds, including a piece from a brass trunk Ringy believes may have carried the Corps’ travel essentials. The Diggers are hoping to find a rifle, knives or buttons that once belonged to Lewis & Clark.

“Nazis in Mississippi:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific

During World War II, thousands of German prisoners of war were sent to the U.S. to be housed. In 1943, Camp Clinton was established as one of the largest POW facilities in Clinton, Mississippi. This was home to 3,000 German and Italian POWs, as well as several dozen German generals and admirals. Diggers KG and Ringy were sent to Camp Clinton to search for World War II German artifacts. Mississippi archeologists are hoping to add and display any of their noteworthy finds in a special WWII museum.  As soon as the Diggers get to work at the POW base camp, their detectors start going crazy. KG is elated when he discovers an ornate button which came from a Nazi uniform. While he has uncovered many military buttons in the past, none have appeared as elaborate as this. Ringy is searching for German medals and other artifacts when he stumbles upon a U.S. guard’s Eagle button. Don’t miss this season finale episode—as much more WWII nectar is likely to be unearthed!

Metal Detectors and Equipment Used on “Diggers” TV Show

Diggers’ George Wyant and Tim Saylor search all terrain locations by using using Garrett metal detectors. On the show, they use both the Garrett AT Pro and Garrett AT Gold. For a Garrett metal detector comparison, see this video.  They also utilize pinpointers to locate each item while digging. Diggers’ pinpointers include the Garrett Pro Pointer and the new orange waterproof Pro-Pointer AT. They both feature one-button operation to alert you to the target with vibrations and audio. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!

“Diggers” Season 4 Labor Day Finale: Don’t Miss the Final Two New Episodes on Monday!

Pictured above, Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark at Three Forks in Montana.

Looking ahead to Monday night, the “Diggers” are in their home state of Montana on the trail of Lewis & Clark. Pictured above, Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark at Three Forks in Montana.

For “Diggers” enthusiasts and those who enjoy watching action-packed metal detecting, Season 4 of “Diggers” hit it out of the park! Using new equipment such as airborne drones that survey land features to help decide where to search; and deep-seeking 2-box metal detectors to locate deeply buried objects has added new interest and excitement this season. Last Monday’s “Captain John Smith’s Virginia Nectar” kept viewers on the edge of their seats as KG and Ringy searched for artifacts dating back to 1608. The Diggers eagerly scoured the Chesapeake Bay area along the same route as Captain Smith’s famous expedition—hoping to find nectar from English settlers and Native Americans who attacked Smith and his followers. KG scored some excellent finds including an 1838 U.S. large cent and a 1740’s cannonball from the American Revolution. Ringy celebrated the “find of the day” with his lead ladle that the archeologist said may have been used by Captain Smith himself! Both Diggers were equally successful along the Solomon Northup Trail in Louisiana in the episode “12 Years a Slave.” At the Epps Plantation, Ringy uncovered an 1800’s harmonica reed and old-time padlock which may have been used to lock up slaves. KG found a hot comb and bale seal; he won this Diggers quest with a lead hammer. Solomon Northup helped build all of the buildings at the Epps Plantation—so there is speculation that it may have been Solomon’s hammer. These artifacts were chilling reminders of the days of slavery. If you missed these episodes, tune in to National Geographic Channel tonight – September 4, 2015 starting at 10pm ET/9pm CT/8pm MT & PT.

Season Finale Episodes: “Lewis & Clark’s Montana Bonanza” and “Nazis in Mississippi”

“Diggers” may have saved the best for last with two riveting new episodes to wrap up the holiday weekend. First, KG and Ringy hit their own stomping grounds in Montana on the same trail that Lewis & Clark blazed back in 1803. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are the legendary explorers who paved the way for westward expansion. They were given a top secret mission by the U.S. Army to chart a water route along the Missouri River all the way to the Pacific. If there’s any evidence of this famous American expedition left behind, the Diggers are determined to find it. Ringy will be seen finding “roundness in the hole”—which looks to be a Civil War-era Eagle button. And while looking for an old stagecoach stop, KG uncovers a hand-made horseshoe. The final episode, “Nazis in Mississippi” takes the Diggers to Central Mississippi in search of World War II German artifacts. It may sound like a strange place to look for evidence of Nazis. However, there were thousands of German prisoners of war locked up in the U.S. starting in 1943. At Camp Clinton, a major POW base camp back then, KG and Ringy are excited about their finds. In the preview, KG is seen squealing like a pig when he scores a WWII Nazi soldier button. Meanwhile, Ringy unearths a pristine Eagle button which belonged to a U.S. guard at the camp.

Season Finale Diggers Episodes for Monday, September 7, 2015 on the National Geographic Channel:

  • “Lewis & Clark’s Montana Bonanza:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific
  • “Nazis in Mississippi:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific
Metal Detectors Used on Diggers TV Show

The Diggers are equipped with Garrett metal detectors – they utilize both the Garrett AT Pro and AT Gold in the field. For a Garrett metal detector comparison of the AT Series detectors, see this video. KG and Ringy search their holes with a Garrett pin-pointer for precision when digging. The Garrett Pro Pointer and the new orange waterproof Pro-Pointer AT, feature easy one-button operation that alert you to the target with both vibrations and audio. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!

Tonight’s New “Diggers” Episodes: “12 Years a Slave” and “Captain John Smith’s Virginia Nectar”

Diggers’ KG and Ringy haven’t hit the big screen yet, but tonight’s new episodes focus on storylines represented in Hollywood blockbuster movies. “12 Years a Slave” was a 2013 Academy-Award winning movie which chronicles the life of Solomon Northup in 1853. Then, “Captain John Smith’s Virginia Nectar” relives the themes from Disney’s Academy-Award winning picture Pocahontas—with Mel Gibson starring as Captain John Smith.

This season’s Diggers TV series has received accolades from the Society of American Archaeology, as there has been a much greater focus on the historical data gathered and the significance of the Diggers’ finds. National Geographic Channel’s staff archaeologist, Marc Henshaw appears in all of the new episodes to document and catalog the items using GPS. Local historians and other archaeologists have also been invited to appear and comment on each of the episodes this season. You may have noticed that the dollar value of the artifacts are no longer shown. Instead, “Diggers” explains that they always get permission to metal detect on private land, the artifacts will be the property of the landowner or a museum, in turn helping future generations to enjoy the local history uncovered.

Be sure to tune for two new “Diggers” episodes tonight!

“12 Years a Slave:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific

Solomon Northup was a free black man living in New York who was kidnapped and sold into a life of slavery in 1841. Slave auction traders sold him to a plantation owner in central Louisiana, where Northup worked on many plantations from Rapides to Avoyelles Parishes, Louisiana. Once freed, Northup worked with a ghost writer to chronicle the egregious acts of one owner as well as kind acts from others from 1841-1853. His slave narratives prompted Central Louisiana citizens to open the “Solomon Northup Trail” in 1985. KG and Ringy set out with metal detectors along the Northup Trail with stops at the Norwood Plantation. They are hoping to find evidence of Northup and his enslaved comrades from their arduous existence. Ringy is surprised by his first amazing recovery—Lady Liberty seated silver quarters from 1854.

“Captain John Smith’s Virginia Nectar:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific

Tonight on “Diggers,” KG and Ringy are searching for artifacts that date back to the 1600’s! These were the days of early Colonial America with fascinating tales of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. Captain Smith was an English explorer whose incredible adventures, including his Chesapeake Bay voyages back in 1608 and encounters with Chesapeake Indians, have gone down in history. He is credited with saving the colony of Virginia (in Jamestown) due to his leadership and fighting skills, and talent for building alliances with Native Americans. In later years however, Smith was captured and held hostage by French pirates. The Diggers have gained access to 3 sites along Smith’s route in Virginia. After they unearth one of their oldest finds to date, KG and Ringy are chomping at the bit to start digging for some sweet Virginia Colonial nectar!

Metal Detecting Equipment Used on “Diggers”

Diggers’ George Wyant and Tim Saylor attribute much of their success to their Garrett metal detectors. On the show, you will see them interchangeably using the Garrett AT Pro or Garrett AT Gold. For a Garrett metal detector comparison of the AT Series detectors, see this video.  They also utilize pinpointers to locate each item while digging. Diggers’ pinpointers include the Garrett Pro Pointer and the new orange waterproof Pro-Pointer AT. They both feature one-button operation to alert you to the target with vibrations and audio. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!

 

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New “Diggers” Episodes Put Metal Detecting Spin on Blockbuster Movies

Captain John Smith is famous for his 1608 expedition of the Chesapeake Bay area.

Monday night on Diggers TV show, the Diggers set foot in Virginia to follow in the exact footsteps of Captain John Smith. Captain Smith is famous for his 1608 expedition of the Chesapeake Bay area.

If you’ve been following “Diggers” KG and Ringy around the U.S. countryside on Monday nights this summer, you’ll definitely want to tune in to the next two exciting episodes: “12 Years a Slave” and “Captain John Smith’s Virginia Nectar.” The Diggers are going back CENTURIES ago to the 1600’s and the 1800’s. KG says they have never searched for artifacts that are 400 years old! Montana-based extreme metal detectorists Tim Saylor and George Wyant will attempt to dig up archeological items that will link us closer to the days of Louisiana and slavery; and substantiate the folklore surrounding John Smith and Pocahontas. Monday night,  “Diggers- Saratoga” kept us on the edge of our seats in as they searched for Revolutionary War artifacts from the Battle of Saratoga, in New York. Both Diggers went crazy when Ringy discovered a 1723 King George colonial coin. If you missed this week’s episodes, tune in to National Geographic Channel tonight – August 28, 2015 starting at 10pm ET/9pm CT/8pm MT & PT. As metal detecting hobbyists, It’s rewarding to see how detectors can actually piece together important events in history.

Diggers Next Destinations: The Louisiana Bayou and Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Region

First the Diggers are headed to Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, for their version of the Academy Award winning, “12 Years a Slave.” This is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was  kidnapped and sold into a life of slavery. In the 1840’s, his abductors lured him from his home in New York and sold him at a slave auction, which landed him in Louisiana. KG and Ringy have been granted permission to detect along the Solomon Northup Trail, and we can expect the boys to uncover some serious “nectar.” Then, the Diggers set foot in the “Northern Neck” of Virginia to follow in the exact footsteps of Captain John Smith. Captain Smith is famous for his 1608 expedition of the Chesapeake Bay area. He set out to map the area and discover a route to the Pacific Ocean. KG and Ringy say it’s a true privilege to have detecting access at 3 sites along Captain John Smith’s route. Jumping for joy after uncovering a Colonial-era (1492-1763) find, we can’t wait to see the centuries’ old relics these guys will unearth!

Diggers Episodes for Monday, August 31, 2015 on the National Geographic Channel:

“12 Years a Slave:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific

“Captain John Smith’s Virginia Nectar:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific

Metal Detecting Equipment Used on the TV Show

Whether the Garrett AT Pro or Garrett AT Gold, Diggers’ George Wyant and Tim Saylor are always equipped with Garrett metal detectors. They also swear by pinpointers to locate each item more precisely. On the show, you’ll see them use the Garrett Pro Pointer and the new waterproof Pro-Pointer AT. They both feature one-button operation to alert you to the target with vibrations and audio. For a Garrett metal detector comparison, see this video. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!

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“Diggers” Fans—Tune in Tonight for 2 New Episodes: “Saratoga” and “Santa Fe Trail”

Tonight’s "Diggers" TV show episode “Saratoga” features metal detecting for archaeological artifacts at "The Marshall House" which was used by the British as a field hospital.

Tonight’s “Diggers” TV show episode “Saratoga” features metal detecting for archaeological artifacts at “The Marshall House” which was used by the British as a field hospital.

Ready for some high-intensity metal detecting? Tune in to “Diggers” tonight on Nat Geo! Ringy and KG will be hiking along the Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico on the same route as the Wild West gangsters back in the 1800’s. The old saloons along the trail are ghost towns now, but there may still be loot stashed. Then, turn back time even more to the American Revolutionary-era. “Diggers” episode: “Saratoga” focuses on the 1777 Revolutionary War Battle which turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. “Rev” artifacts are exciting finds and big ticket items, so relic hunters won’t want to miss this new episode.

The “Diggers” series is entertaining for all metal detecting enthusiasts! Seasoned detectorists can relate to the thrill KG and Ringy experience as they unearth each unique find. And the show is perfect for new hobbyists who are learning their way. It’s useful to see how the Diggers’ maneuver their detectors, use various search coils and search in a transect pattern. Newbies will also see the benefits of utilizing a pinpointer—as the Diggers’ demonstrate its use in target recovery. The new orange Garrett Pro-Pointer AT can be seen in the field with the Diggers in this season’s new episodes. When meticulously searching for artifacts for the Peshtigo Fire Museum (as in last week’s “America’s Deadliest Fire”) it’s easy to see why a pinpointer is essential.

Tune in tonight  for new “Diggers” episodes on National Geographic Channel:

“Saratoga:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific

The Battle of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War was the result of a plan-gone-bad by British General John Burgoyne. Burgoyne’s strategy involved three British forces meeting at a post in Saratoga, New York. However, the plan was foiled when British troops never managed to converge. The Redcoats were overpowered by America’s Continental Army; and Burgoyne surrendered his army to American General Horatio Gates on October 17, 1777. This victory convinced France that America was leading the war, initiating French troops and supplies to be sent here. Diggers’ KG and Ringy are thrilled to gain exclusive access to three sites from the famous Battle of Saratoga. The Marshall House was a “witness house” during battle (sustaining gunfire), so it’s no surprise that KG and Ringy  uncover some serious “Rev” nectar here!

“Santa Fe Trail:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific

Tonight on “Diggers,” KG and Ringy are trailblazing with detectors through the Old West Santa Fe Trail. Historians say the conquest of the American West is one of the best adventure stories in history—and the Santa Fe Trail was the route that made it possible. This road to the West was the main route for traders and travelers; and in the mid 1850’s, the Santa Fe Trail became a busy highway of commerce. It was also a treacherous trail at times because outlaws and robbers would intercept caravans of wagons. These were the days of Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. KG and Ringy head to Loma Parda, New Mexico (the original sin city) where saloons, gambling and gunfights were commonplace in the 1860’s. Perhaps they can uncover a buried stash of stolen loot! They also visit Watrous, New Mexico—the site of Fort Barclay. Armed guards and Cavalry were stationed at Fort Barclay to keep the peace and protect travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Look forward to the Diggers recovering a bunch of artifacts at Fort Barclay, including an intriguing Eagle button that belonged to a member of the Cavalry. This Wild West episode is full of adventure and excitement!

Metal Detecting Equipment Used on “Diggers”

Whether the Garrett AT Pro or Garrett AT Gold, Diggers’ George Wyant and Tim Saylor are always equipped with Garrett metal detectors. They also swear by pinpointers to locate each item more precisely. On the show, you’ll see them use the Garrett Pro Pointer and the new waterproof Pro-Pointer AT. They both feature one-button operation to alert you to the target with vibrations and audio. For a Garrett metal detector comparison, see this video. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!
Be sure to tune in to “Diggers” every Monday night!