The deep seeking treasure metal detector used on Diggers episode “Band of Brothers” is the Garrett GTI 2500 Pro Package Metal Detector with Eagle Eye Depth Multiplier. Shown left, this unit penetrates ground deeper versus a traditional detector.
Season 4 of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” has offered viewers nonstop excitement so far, as KG and Ringy boast some epic finds! Last Monday’s “Band of Brothers” was especially fruitful for the Diggers duo and archeologists. The guys searched the exact location where the 101st Airborne division trained during WWII. Also known as the “Easy Company,” this was the storyline from the popular TV series “Band of Brothers.” Both Diggers uncovered live rounds and shell casings that were used during battle training. Historians will curate and display these items at a local museum. In Americus, Georgia, the Diggers were on site at Souther Field, an airbase and training facility that was built in 1918. KG uncovered a 1918 U.S. Army canteen and a data plate from a WWI airplane. Ringy found several copper pieces and chunks of metal, which turned out to be airplane parts. Archeologist Bryan Cunning applauded the Diggers discoveries—he recorded the GPS coordinates of each item for historical relevance.
“The Real McCoy” takes us to Hardy, Kentucky—where the Diggers found Randolph McCoy’s homestead 2 years ago. At that time, they contacted Km McBride and the State Archeology Team to verify that the charred wood was indeed the McCoy home. An entire team of archeologists and excavators were on hand during this episode to locate and pinpoint artifacts. They are looking for evidence from the final showdown between the Hatfields and McCoys. After 25 years of feuding, the Hatfields surrounded the McCoy cabin and engaged in a bloody gundown- later named the New Year’s Massacre of 1888. This time, the Diggers have been asked to find the distribution of bullets to get more finite details of where the attack took place. If you missed these episodes: National Geographic Channel will re-broadcast both shows tonight – August 14, 2015 starting at 10pm ET/9pm CT/8pm MT & PT. You can read the preview descriptions for these two episodes that we published on Monday morning.
Next Dramatic Diggers Episodes: Deadly Events of the 1800’s
Shiloh, Tennessee, is the site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles. “Battle of Shiloh” continues the Diggers search for Civil War nectar from Confederate and Union soldiers. In “Grant’s Landing,” the focus was Fort Gibson in Mississippi, where Ulysses S. Grant launched a surprise ambush on some 8,000 Confederate troops. In Shiloh, the Confederate troops attacked Grant’s army, waged from the Tennessee River into Mississippi. In the preview, we see KG uncovering a cannon fuse, which proves a cannon sat right beneath his feet. Ringy finds a period pocket watch and both Diggers find plenty of bullets and ammo. Archeologist Marc Henshaw is hopeful that KG and Ringy will be able to shed some light on the lives of the brave soldiers who fought here. “America’s Deadliest Fire” chronicles the deadliest fire in U.S. history in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. Drought conditions caused an intense fire, with the fire and wind causing fire tornadoes that swept through the entire town. According to Ron Strojny, Peshtigo historian, almost half the population of Peshtigo (1,200 people) died in the devastating fire. The town relied on railroads; trains and railways burned and melted in the fire. KG and Ringy were invited by members of the Peshtigo Fire Museum to collect artifacts for the victims’ descendents. The Diggers are hoping to help piece together the town’s forgotten history.
New Diggers Episodes for Monday, August 17, 2015 on the National Geographic Channel:
– “Battle of Shiloh:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific
– “America’s Deadliest Fire:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific
Metal Detecting Equipment Used on the TV Show
The Diggers are equipped with Garrett metal detectors, units such as the Garrett AT Pro and AT Gold models. You will see 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!
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