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You can read some of the best metal detecting finds stories and now, between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 you can enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story for a chance to win a GoPro HERO 3 Camera. Be sure to submit your most exciting 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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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 enjoy reading the stories which include some of the most exciting 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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Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector Review

Full Length Picture of the Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector

The Fisher Gold Bug Pro is one of the more advanced gold prospecting metal detectors that can help you find buried gold nuggets.

When looking for a gold prospecting metal detector that has more hands on controls and advanced settings, the Fisher Gold Bug Pro is a machine you won’t want to miss.  If you know anything about the traditional Gold Bug then you know it’s a high quality machine designed and manufactured by an industry leader, that can help you find the smallest gold nuggets even in highly mineralized soil.  Not only that, the Gold Bug is also extremely versatile and can locate other types of targets like relics, and coins as well.  The Gold Bug Pro model takes this high level of functionality and incorporates additional features that more advanced users, as well as those that want to improve their metal detecting skills will really appreciate. The 5 inch search coil is standard on the Gold Bug Pro and for just a bit more, the Gold Bug Pro DP comes with an 11 inch coil instead of the 5 inch.

One of the main things that separates the Gold Bug Pro and the traditional model is the controls.  The Gold Bug Pro offers users the opportunity to utilize a variety of  manual controls including Threshold and Gain, Ground Balance, Discrimination, and Ground to Ground Pinpointing.  All of these manual controls are then integrated into an easy to use interface which allows the Gold Bug Pro to be a nice choice for advanced or intermediate metal detector users along with those newer to the hobby that are looking to advance their skills.

Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector Controls

The Fisher Gold Bug Pro metal detector offers a variety of manual controls that can help you more easily find buried gold, relics and more.

The information provided to you by this metal detector is also of note.  With the Gold Bug Pro, Fisher has designed a machine that can give users valuable information including continuous readouts of the type and amount of soil mineralization you’re dealing with as well as the depth of the target identified all on it’s large, easy to read screen.  This way, you can adjust your settings with greater accuracy and save time with target identification and recovery.

While it seems pretty obvious that this metal detector offers users a lot of nice features most would find enjoyable to say the least, let’s actually hear from some of our customers who have already bought and used the Fisher Gold Bug Pro and see what they say.

Carol and Max share – “We have been metal detecting for quite a few years now but just got our Gold Bug Pro, one for each of us – it’s a nice machine with just the level of control and versatility we were looking for. We are thinking of getting the Gold Bug Pro DP with the 11 inch coil as a back up detector.”

Gabe F. writes – “The Gold Bug Pro actually is great at finding small gold nuggets even in areas with high mineralization.”

We’ve received a lot more positive feedback about this machine as well just like the traditional Gold Bug model; another thing these metal detectors both have in common!  For more information on either model, simply visit our product page.  This is where you’ll find the machine’s instruction manual, a quick overview video and more information like this to help you learn as much as you can about this metal detector and see if it’s the best gold prospecting detector for you.

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer Review

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer works well underwater so you can easily find hidden treasures.

Having a good pinpointer along with you when you’re out metal detecting offers many advantages; including less digging time for more treasure!  If you like to scuba dive with your detector or, are near any type of water really, then a waterproof pinpointer will be most helpful. One of the newest waterproof pinpointers to come onto the market is the Vibra-Quatic 2 from Treasure Products. The Vibra-Quatic is a fully sealed, completely waterproof pinpointer that can function in depths of water up to 100 ft or 30 meters!  While it’s ability to function underwater is an important feature, there are many others as well.  They all come together to help make this an excellent pinpointer to take along with you no matter where your metal detecting journeys take you.

Like the other models in Treasure Products Vibra series, the Vibra-Quatic 2 features Pulse Induction (PI) circuitry.  This means it’s able to function in most conditions, even those with heavy ground mineralization like salt water or black sand, without any extra adjustments.  The Vibra-Quatic 2 is also equipped with a large, 2 inch detection tip for deeper depths and larger target seeking than any of the company’s other pinpointers to date.

In addition to these very useful features, the Vibra-Quatic 2 also offers Treasure Products’ signature “Tilt On/Off” activation, along with a low battery alert, automatic calibration, and, a communication system based on vibrations and pulses of light that even divers with gloves on can detect easily.

Let’s see what actual users have to say about the Vibra-Quatic 2 though.  They’re the best “in field” testers we have after all.

Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer Reviews:

Al Pifran says “Very useful while scuba diving … This pinpointer saves much time in finding things and time is precious during a dive”

Mary  offers “I’m new at Metal Detecting. The Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer was easy to use and surprisingly accurate … ”

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer Battery Seal

The Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer battery seal protects it so you're able to go treasure hunting deep underwater.

As you can see users agree, this is a highly recommended pinpointer metal detector.  To learn more about the Vibra-Quatic 2 and decide whether it’s the pinpointer for you, visit our product page.  Here you’ll find the instruction manual as well as a very informative video.  In addition you can view the product catalog and some more of the units specifications too.

The Vibra-Quatic 2 pinpointer from Treasure Products is a unique pinpointer and offers all the features you need for successful metal detecting work, in an easy to use, reliable package.  In fact, it will make finding and unearthing your treasure so much easier, you won’t head out without this incredibly useful metal detecting tool ever again.



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Lesche Sampson T Handle Shovel Review

Lesche Sampson Shovel with Either “T” or “Ball” Handle

We mentioned the Lesche shovels yesterday in a blog post we did on digging bottles and relics.  That got us thinking that a review on one of those shovels by Lesche would be helpful.  The first shovel that came to mind was the Sampson model.  The Lesche Sampson T Handle Shovel Digger is a special metal detecting tool that combines the power of a shovel with the precision pointed blade of a digging trowel.  The end result is a unique tool that makes unearthing your treasure easier than ever before.

Lesche Sampson T Handle Shovel

The Lesche Sampson T Handle Shovel is one of the best digging tools and can help you more easily find buried treasures.

Versatile Metal Detecting Shovel

Perfect for pretty much any type of treasure hunting and any type of soil conditions, the Lesche Sampson Digger is the ideal choice for almost every metal detecting trip.  It also comes with a T Style or Ball handle so you get the type of shovel you prefer and also the grip that feels best to you. And, the Sampson Digger is just 31” total in length as well as lightweight, so it’s not only functional but also easy to carry until you need it.

Not only is it lightweight though, the Lesche Sampson Digger is also very strong.  This digging tool is able to be both very durable and lightweight because it’s made of the highest quality aircraft steel available.  As a result you end up with a highly specialized shovel that’s tough, rust resistant, and weighs just 1.75 lbs.  How do actual users like the Sampson Digger?  Let’s take a look at a few of the customer reviews we’ve received about this specialized Lesche digging tool:

Digger shares – “Excellent shovel, it does everything I wanted to do. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Wow. It is my number one shovel I use all the time. The quality is next to none and has stood the test of time. It is great around rocky ground and roots around trees…..”

Soren T said – “Great shovel strong as heck…..”

William B writes – “Rugged, well-made a great tool, especially for my wife and I as we are senior citizens and cutting plugs in our mid-west soil can be difficult. This digger cuts like a hot knife through butter…..”

Is your interest piqued?  To learn more about this excellent metal detecting tool visit our product page for the Lesche T handle or Ball handle.  This is the place on our site where you’ll find an informational video, product specs, and more so you can clearly see all the ways the Lesche Sampson can improve your metal detecting experience and make a place for this exceptional shovel in your metal detecting tool box today.

Antique Bottle Digging: Rescued Treasures

Antique Bottle Digging

If you're looking to find buried antique bottles, you will need the right metal detector that can help you.

A privy pit may not sound like a very desirable location, but if you’re an antique bottle collector, it’s the place to be. Outhouses from long ago often yield stashes of old bottles. Dump sites and old campgrounds are other lucrative bottle digging spots. Believe it or not, old used bottles are highly collectible and can be worth lots of money. How do you know what types of metal detectors are best suited for bottle digging?

A metal detector cannot target or pinpoint a bottle, but it will pick up relics and some models like the Makro deephunter Pro Metal Detector can even detect voids in the ground. These voids can indicate an old caved in dump or privy pit. Usually, bottle diggers locate relics and trash first, which leads them to the dump sites. There are two recommendations for types of metal detectors for bottle digging: 1. two-box deep metal detectors and 2. relic metal detectors. Learn more by reading our article entitled “What are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Antique Bottles?”

When asked about the best equipment for bottle digging, Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com offers his advice, “A heavy duty shovel is one item needed to retrieve bottles and relics. The Lesche brand of shovels are top quality and will help get the job done quickly.”

Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker Metal Detector Review

Bounty Hunter FastTracker Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter FastTracker metal detector is simple to use and can help you find what you're looking for.

New to metal detecting or looking for a machine for someone who is? The Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker makes an excellent first metal detector for anyone in the family. It’s light-weight, adjustable, easy to use, and allows you to focus on finding treasure as opposed to programming your metal detector.

The Fast Tracker is also a metal detector that can be used in a variety of different locations with little in the way of tuning. Equipped with preset ground balance this metal detector is fun and easy to use; although a manual sensitivity control is included on the machine for even deeper searching capabilities. Once targets are located the metal detector will notify you with it’s two tone audio target identification system. This, coupled with the metal detector’s manual discrimination control will help you distinguish between trash and treasure before you dig to help you save time and energy.

Aside from the two manual controls mentioned, sensitivity and discriminate, the Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker manages all other functions. This makes it easy to use yet still technologically advanced enough to find treasures including jewelry, relics, and coins reliably and in nearly any conditions.

Now, let’s take a look at a few of the many customer reviews we’ve received about the Fast Tracker metal detector so far to help you get an even better picture of this value priced metal detector.

Bounty FastTracker Controls

The controls on the Bounty FastTracker are easy to use and can help you spot buried coins, relics and more buried in the ground.

Creek House writes – “Our yard is at the edge of an old Revolutionary War battleground and encampment. Using the Fast Tracker was fun for my hubby and nephews especially here.”

Ann’s Review – “We bought the metal detector for our 13 year old grandson … He absolutely loves it and has used it every weekend at the beach and in our yard.”

As you can see the Fast Tracker is a metal detector that kids, adults and beginners alike will find useful and simple to operate so the focus is on the fun of treasure hunting the whole time. If you’re interested in finding more information about this metal detector, visit our Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker product details page. Here you’ll find items like machine specifications, the full product manual, and an informational video, all to assist you in finding the best metal detector for your situation.


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