Anyone who detects in streams and underwater should consider the Nokta Pointer Pinpointer. It is fully waterproof and can be submerged to 1 meter (3 feet) for 30 minutes at a time! Professional performance is in the design; Nokta Pointer features 10 levels of sensitivity control, a bright LED light and “Lost” alarm with auto shut-off. Target alert options include audio, vibration or both. And what REALLY sets the Nokta Pointer Pinpointer apart is the included bonus kit: 2 hard shell cases (1 with scraping blade), carrying pouch, finds bag, belt holster and 9-volt battery. This is pinpointing to the extreme!
Are you looking for treasure that is buried several meters or more below the ground? Treasure caches, deeply buried gold and other historical objects and voids CAN be found, especially with newer metal detecting scanners and deep-seeking detectors. Deep-seeking and two-box metal detectors will give you the best results for objects deeper than a few feet. The included search coils find precious metals to at least 6 meters—and optional search coils can extend the range much more!
Here are our Top Recommended Deep-Seeking Metal Detectors:
- Detech SSP 5100 Deep Seeking Metal Detector
- DRS Electronics Ground Exper Pro Metal Detector
- Makro New JeoHunter 3D Dual System
Adding or changing your search coil is an exciting way to upgrade your metal detector. That’s because after-market search coils, like the Detech 13″ Ultimate and 12 x 10″ SEF Butterfly, can totally expand your search area! Find targets hidden deeper in the ground, such as large gold nuggets, silver, coins, jewelry and relics. Detech makes specially designed, waterproof search coils for most popular metal detector models. Can your detector be upgraded? Find out below!
See all Detech Specialty Search Coils
Did you know? You can “soup up” your metal detector just by adding a more powerful search coil! The Detech 15 x 12″ SEF Butterfly Search Coil will give you MUCH deeper depth and better pinpointing than a standard 8″ search coil. The double elliptical butterfly coil offers more stable operation, excellent target identification and better ground balancing. Get better performance without trading in your detector!
Detech 15 x 12″ SEF Butterfly Search Coil is available for the models below:
- Fisher F75, F75+, F75 LTD, F70
- Garrett Ace 200, 300, 400, 150, 250 and 350
- Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, AT Max
- Teknetics T2, T2+ and T2 LTD
- Teknetics Gamma, G2+, Fisher Gold Bug, Gold Bug Pro
- Whites MX Sport and MX7
- Whites Spectra V3, V3i, MX5
- Whites DFX, MXT, M6
- Whites Prizm, Treasure Master, Treasure Pro
Warmer weather means beach hunting with a metal detector— get ready to find some loot! Looking for a metal detector for fresh water or saltwater beaches? You can read about the types of beach detectors in our Learning Library article below. To really maximize your time at the beach, choose a detector with an advanced beach mode and the right frequency for locating all targets: coins, jewelry, gold, silver, etc.
Check out Makro’s NEW beach and water-ready models: Makro Kruzer and Makro Multi Kruzer. Bring a big pouch for all of your finds!
Meteorite hunting is a thrilling hobby, with falls being reported all the time. Here’s a question we often get: “Which metal detector best cancels out “hot rocks” without discriminating metallic iron?” A great question… since meteorites contain iron-nickel metal! Seasoned meteorite hunters point to the XP DEUS as one of the best detectors for the task, because it is sensitive to both nickel and iron. Famed meteorite hunter Twink Monrad has located most of her meteorites using the XP DEUS’s exclusive “Goldfield setting.” Read her story Meteorite Hunting with my XP DEUS Detector.
We are are pleased to announce that Andy Sabisch, well-known author, treasure hunter and veteran XP DEUS user, will be conducting several more XP Metal Detectors Americas authorized XP DEUS Boot Camp training courses. After attending this event you will come away with a solid understanding of all the features found on the XP DEUS metal detector.
Portage, IN – April 21, 2018
Instructor: Andy Sabisch
The first Bootcamp of 2018 is set for the city of Portage, IN. We have visited the area before and the location was ideal for both attendees and their families that wanted to spend the day in Chicago. As we found in past Boot Camps, sites one might think have been hunted to death are just waiting for the right detector with the right settings to pull out even more keepers. Indian Head cents, silver, a few pieces of jewelry and some great 1800’s relics turned up as natural finds. The location is convenient to the Interstates and the hotel we are using is suited for families with an indoor pool and things to do locally or in Chicago. For more details on the location and tickets to reserve your spot, click on the This Link. You are not buying a ticket at that point, simply getting more information on the Portage, IN location and the event itself.
Toledo, OH – April 28, 2018
Instructor: Andy Sabisch
The next Bootcamp of 2018 is set for the city of Toledo, OH. Located just off the Ohio Turnpike and in an area that has something for every member of the family, Toledo is set to be a great location for the Bootcamp. The site we will be holding the Bootcamp at is not in a hotel but there are several hotels a short distance away. For more details on the location and tickets to reserve your spot, click on the This Link. You are not buying a ticket at that point, simply getting more information on the Toledo, OH location and the event itself.
Albany / Cohoes, NY – May 26, 2018
Instructors: Andy Sabisch and Todd Yerks (CT Todd)
The Bootcamps head to the East Coast in the Albany area. Centrally located for hunters coming from western, downstate and upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts, it is a perfect time to get tuned up for the 2018 season! Todd Yerks will be the co-instructor and he will be sharing his techniques for recovering relics throughout the area. Located just off the Northway, the hotel is easy to get to and is ideal for family members that might want to come along. For more details on the location and tickets to reserve your spot, click on the This Link. You are not buying a ticket at that point, simply getting more information on the Albany / Cohoes location and the event itself.
Gettysburg, PA – June 23, 2018
Instructors: Andy Sabisch and Hugh Campbell
The Bootcamp returns to the historic town of Gettysburg, PA. The site where two great armies were locked in conflict for three days in 1863 changing the history of the country is a perfect location for a Bootcamp if you are interested in history and more importantly, being able to put your skills to the test that you gained from the classroom session to the test in the field. We will be hunting on ground that saw troops during the battle and having been there before, some amazing finds have come to light. With a large outlet mall and dozens of shops in town as well as tours and other attractions, feel free to bring the entire family and make it a long weekend trip. Hugh Campbell will be the co-instructor and he will be sharing his techniques for recovering relics that he has honed from his time with the Deus. For more details on the location and tickets to reserve your spot, click on the This Link. You are not buying a ticket at that point, simply getting more information on the Gettysburg location and the event itself.
Giving children a gift that keeps on giving is often something we strive for during the Holidays, but rarely do gifts for kids actually end up meeting this lofty goal. Metal Detectors for kids are different though. When you give your son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew or other lucky child a metal detector this Holiday season, you’ll be giving them a gift that will give back for many years to come in a variety of ways.
Introducing children to metal detecting through your Holiday gift can give them:
- A chance to learn about history, geology, ecology, and much more.
- Opportunities for exercise and fresh air.
- A way to meet new people by joining metal detecting clubs and engaging with the community while out metal detecting.
Of course your Holiday gift also has the potential to give back by leading them toward valuable treasures as well. While there are many more “trash targets” dug up by metal detectorists than treasures, the potential exists to find something valuable with every outing. This alone is exciting for children and reason enough they’ll like your Holiday gift. The other benefits of metal detectors for kids are just icing on the cake – or Holiday cookie.
To get you started here are 7 of our recommendations for the best metal detectors for kids.
- Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector
- Bounty Hunter Gold Metal Detector
- Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector
- Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
- Teknetics DigiTek Metal Detector
- Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector
- Whites CoinMaster Metal Detector
Giving a gift that can give so much to its recipient isn’t always this easy. But it can be this year when you give the children on your Holiday shopping list a metal detector. Take a 2 or 3 minute read of our buying guide article (with video) entitled Selecting the Best Metal Detectors for Kids and Children.
The all-new Garrett AT Max has arrived. It is IN STOCK and ready to be shipped to you TODAY. This is the perfect holiday gift!! Garrett engineers took everything customers have been asking for and built it into one detector! This is the best of the AT Pro and AT Gold detectors combined, with even MORE. The most notable new feature is AT Max’s built-in Z-Lynk wireless technology with included wireless headphones.
Here’s why the Garrett AT Max is on course to be the hottest-selling detector on the market. Did we mention? NO MORE WIRES! True All metal Mode. New Backlight, More detection depth, larger display and much more!
- New Garrett MS-3 Z-Lynk Wireless Headphones with Auto Pairing
- No delay in target signal, no interference with other wireless devices
- Consistent Solid Tone in Highly Mineralized Soil
- Auto Ground Balance Window allows users to hear faint signals
- Greater Detection Depth with Enhanced Sensitivity. Sensitive enough to pick up small gold nuggets!
- Optimized 13.6 kHz Frequency for excellent detection on a wide range of targets
- Fully Waterproof to 10 Feet (3 Meters)
- Display Backlight for visibility in dim lighting
- Larger Display Numbers
In field tests with detectors in the same price range (and even higher), the Garrett AT Max came out the clear winner when it came to depth! The AT Max comes standard with the 8.5” x 11” DD PROformance searchcoil, but all Garrett AT searchcoils are compatible. This is a holiday winner! Order today for the best gift EVER!
There are a variety of different Holiday gift ideas available today for your wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, or that other lucky woman on your shopping list. Jewelry, books, clothing, pictures, computers, and collectibles are just a few that come to mind. But have you considered giving her a metal detector this year?
Metal detectors make fantastic gifts for any lady you’re shopping for this Holiday season who enjoys time outside, exercise, opportunities to learn and discover new things, and of course, a chance at finding valuable treasure like jewelry, gold, antiques, coins and more! Not only that though, metal detecting is also a hobby that you can do together, as a family, and, she can also join metal detecting clubs for further learning and fun with this unique hobby.
With all of these benefits it’s easy to see that when you give her a metal detector it will end up being something she actually likes and uses throughout her life, not just a gift she’ll smile about and put in her drawer. This isn’t a benefit many Holiday gifts for her will offer. So, why not consider giving her a metal detector this Holiday season and give her a gift she’ll remember for many Holidays to come.
Here is a list of the top 11 metal detectors for her to get you started. You can also find metal detecting accessories including digging shovels, pinpointers, carrying cases and more to add to this special gift idea for her.
- Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector
- Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector
- Detech Chaser Metal Detector with 9″ Search Coil
- Fisher F4 Metal Detector
- Fisher F70 Metal Detector
- Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector
- Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
- Teknetics T2 Special Limited Edition Metal Detector
- Tesoro Mojave Metal Detector
- Whites TreasureMaster Metal Detector
- XP DEUS Metal Detector Starter Bundle
For girls ages 8 and under we recommend the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID metal detector.
Making sure all the special guys on your list are happy can be easy when you check out last week’s blog post “Why you should give him a metal detector this holiday season.”