Free Pinpointer with Any Purchase of $300! Learn Why Metal Detector Pinpointers are Essential

Find your target two to three times faster.

A pinpointer will allow you to find your target two to three times faster.

If you are new to the hobby of metal detecting—congratulations! Exciting adventures await for you. As you start locating metal targets, you will soon see that pinpointing them can be challenging. Your detector will signal, but you will probably dig up hole after hole before finding your target. This can get frustrating, which is why experts strongly recommend utilizing a detecting pinpointer.

Why Experts Recommend Pinpointers

Detectorist Phil Goodson says , “Even if your metal detector has ‘pinpoint mode’, a hand-held pinpointer is worth EVERY penny! It’s a valuable tool that saves you time, effort, and money.”  It also cuts down on your digging time. He points out that a pinpointer narrows your search area to an inch or so for quickly locating a small coin or piece of jewelry. Goodson says on his first time out detecting, he found a gold ring, because his brother handed him a pinpointer. “There was only grass under the coil. Using my brother’s pinpointer, I was able to zero in on my target. I cut a small plug of grass and soil and started to pull it apart. I noticed a small strip of yellow metal about 1/4 inch wide embedded in the clay. I showed my brother, who said, “Are you kidding me?” “That’s gold! You’ve found your first gold ring!” This is how the passion of metal detecting begins!

Pinpointers on Sale at MetalDetector.com

MetalDetector.com stocks the best, most popular pinpointers on the market! Right now, the Garrett Pro-Pinpointer II and Garrett Pro-Pointer AT are sale-priced, as well as the Makro Pointer and White’s Bullseye TRX. Be sure to check out the new XP MI-4 Pinpointer, with great features it’s a value you simply can’t afford to miss.

FREE PINPOINTER- Free with any Purchase of $300 or More. (Discount shown in cart)

The Bounty Hunter Pinpointer pinpoints the exact location of buried metal objects to less than an inch. While the units mentioned above offer greater performance, this Pinpointer was designed to be used with any metal detector to help precisely locate coins and other treasures. It’s a great way to see for yourself if investing in one of the top units we have spoken about today would be right for you.

Note: See all models of Pinpointers here.

 

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Ready to Go Metal Detecting? What Other Equipment Do You Need?

Metal Detecting Accessories

Metal detecting accessories for added success in the field.

If you’re a beginner metal detectorist, you are probably asking, “What other equipment do I need?” You’ll want to get started using your new detector right away, so by all means—take your detector out in your own backyard or the local park – even without headphones or gloves. It’s also a good idea to read your detector’s user manual—and even a few field test reviews about your specific unit before you’re off to the races. The instruction manual will give you pointers and explain the detector tones and settings, so you’re not confused when you are out using your unit. As far as the other equipment you may need, the list below highlights “necessities” as well as “best case scenario” equipment.

Metal Detecting Necessities:

  • Headphones: A must. You are going to need a good headphone set. You can try a pair that you have at home to start with because they may very well be all you need.  However, a set of headphones designed to go with the machine are better.  Recommendation: do not use the “ear-bud” type.  Headphones will help cancel outside noises and help you distinguish the tones and signals given off by your detector. Do use a pair that has volume control.
  • Digging Tools: Obviously, you are going to have to have some way of digging in the ground to get your finds. Depending on the conditions of the soil in the area you are hunting, a larger digging tool would be handy.
  • Tool Belt: You will need. Get a tool belt with at least 3 pockets so that you can sort your finds in the field. It is recommended that you keep coins in one pocket, relics and other items in the other and tools in the third pocket. One of the best we’ve seen is the Pro Series Deluxe Cordura Finds and Tool Pouch.
  • GPS Device: Important. Getting  lost should not be part of metal detecting. When you’re ready to go back to your vehicle, your GPS tells you the straight-line direction you need to go and how far you are away from it.
  • Compass: Need. Even if you have a GPS, always carry a compass. You never know when the GPS might stop working or you accidentally lose it.  A compass will direct you where you need to go.
  • Towel or a Piece of Plastic: Smart diggers recommend placing the dirt you dig on a towel or plastic for two reasons:  1) you can sift through the dirt to make sure you are not leaving a treasure behind.  2) It makes it easier to replace the dirt/sod back in the hole in order to leave your site in the same condition you found it.

Best-Case Scenario Accessories:

  • Coil Cover/Rain Cover: This will help prevent scratches, holes and marks on your search coil. They are not expensive. A rain cover will protect your detector from unanticipated rain showers. It is a good idea to try to keep your electronics dry.  
  • Adding a larger or smaller search coil can lead to increased finds.

    Adding a larger or smaller search coil can lead to increased finds.

    Search Coils: After you have been detecting for a while, you may want to move into a larger coil.  They can search deeper for specific treasure you may be searching for. A smaller coil allows you to detector where standard and larger sized coils cannot reach. Some areas are closer to park benches, chain link fence and under large shrub bushes that while large today, 50 or 100 years ago would have been smaller.

  • Pin-Pointer: A metal detecting pinpointer will help you locate each item precisely instead of digging up a bunch of ground. Popular models include the Waterproof MakroPointer, Whites Bullseye TRX,  Garrett Pro Pointer II and the waterproof Pro-Pointer AT. See also: Pinpointers buyers guide article with a video.
  • Knee Pads: You can find knee pads specifically for metal detecting, or just get some made for all-purpose or soccer.
  • Back Pack: If you do not have a back pack, you may want to get one to store your other stuff in, so that it is all together and ready to carry in the field.
  • Magnifier: Most detectorists like to identify their findings right away.  Some type of hand-held magnifier or eye loupe will help identify these objects when you find them. A flashlight and a headlamp with a LED bulb are also handy.

Need Metal Detecting Accessories?

Now that you have a new metal detector, you may need to equip yourself with metal detecting accessories. Headphones are definitely a necessity, so if you didn’t get them with your metal detector, pick up a pair for more accurate detecting. They block out background noise and allow you to hear specific signals. A metal detecting pinpointer will help you locate each item precisely instead of digging up a bunch of ground. Digging tools designed for metal detecting will help tremendously in rough turf and when dealing with branches and tree roots. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!

Big Fall Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Big Fall Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Fall Sale on Metal Detectors is Here!

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

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

At MetalDetector.com we understand that fall is the best time of year for many of us to get out and have some fun. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or you frequent our site often – we appreciate your support of our family business. Many consider fall to be the best time of year to get out and enjoy the fun hobby of metal detecting. From metal detecting on land to treasure hunting under water – the hobby offers something for everyone.

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Fall Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight December 20, 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 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.

Here are the offers included in Our Big Fall 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 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 Fall Sale price: $299.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.36: 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Digers 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 Fall Sale price: $594.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.28: 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 with Ultra-Fast Response – See targets in, around and under iron & other items! List Price: $1,100.00 Big Fall Sale price: $799.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $70.19: 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.85: 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 Fall Sale price: $636.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $55.98: 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 Fall Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.46: 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 Fall Sale price: $349.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $30.69: 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 Fall Sale price: $6,500.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $571.50: 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 Fall Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.80: 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 Fall Sale price: $699.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $61.40: 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 Fall 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 Fall Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $6.15: Get Details

Our Annual Big Fall 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 20, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer – Save Hours in the Field!

Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer made by Whiles Metal Detectors

Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer made by Whiles Metal Detectors

For locating treasure in the hole 10x faster, rely on Whites Bullseye TRX Pinpointer! Like a miniature metal detector, this unit fits easily into any digging hole to precisely locate treasure you have targeted. Whites Bullseye TRX is waterproof up to 10 feet and is completely automatic (no tuning needed). Features include: LED light, audio/vibrate alert, auto “power off,” lost pinpointer alarm and much more! Loyal Bullseye TRX owners say this pinpointer beats the competition because of its tip detection and ground balance “ratchet,” which instantly zero in on your target. According to Ashtro in NC, “Where it is pointed is where your target will be. With tip detection, the Bullseye TRX is the best bang for your buck!”

 

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Metal Detecting Diggers, Pinpointers and Headphones

Having that extra accessory item to go along with your new metal detector can make a big difference in your overall success.

Having that extra accessory item to go along with your new metal detector can make a big difference in your overall success.

If you’ve just purchased or received your first metal detector during the holiday season: Congratulations! You are about to embark upon the most exciting hobby of your life! The first order of business is to read over your owner’s manual and detect a little bit in your own yard. Secondly, you should consider what other equipment you may need to make your detecting adventures easier and more successful.

Although most accessories are optional, there are definitely tools that make this hobby more enjoyable. Among them, you will need some kind of digger to retrieve your finds. Some detectorists use diggers as simple as a screwdriver or small gardening tool, but when you are recovering deep treasures in rough turf, you may need a full-sized detecting shovel. Hand-held pinpointers make finding coins and relics a lot faster. Most detectors have a pinpoint mode, but the hand-held units fit easily inside the hole as you dig, making for speedy target retrieval. Headphones not only save on your battery power, but they allow you to  hear faint signals—which is really important!

Metal Detecting Pinpointers

A small pinpointing probe is one of the most useful pieces of  equipment that you can carry. Pinpointers are little detectors in themselves; and their job is  to check the inside of your hole to precisely locate the target you are digging. Metal detecting pinpointers save you time and  frustration, along with objects that you would otherwise lose. You’ll hear stories from other detectorists about targets they couldn’t find after extensive searching and why they never leave home without a pinpointer. The Garrett Pro-Pinpointer II and Garrett Pro-Pointer AT are excellent models as well as the Makro Pointer and White’s Bullseye TRX.

Hand-Held Diggers and Shovels

You really can’t do without some type of a digger when metal detecting. Remember—holes need to be dug conspicuously and thoroughly covered up afterwards. This is especially true when digging on private property! Detectorists are always worried about fellow hobbyists ruining the future of detecting by leaving messes and holes behind. Diggers come in many shapes and sizes, from  small hand trowels to industrial garden spades. They are normally made of stainless steel, either with the head welded to the shaft or made all in one. It’s important to use a sharp implement that will do the job and will not leave you with an unwieldy hole…The ideal size for the blade is about 4 inches across, and about 5-6 inches high. Among the most popular diggers is the Lesche digger with a serrated edge—it is designed to easily cut through roots and tough ground conditions.

metal detecting headphones

hobbyists and professional metal detectorists alike choose to have a quality pair of metal detecting headphones.

Detecting Headphones

Headphones should always be used as they enable you  to hear the faint signals; not just the obvious loud ones. Detecting without headphones in public areas may disturb other people and draw attention to yourself. There are many high-quality detecting headphones on the market, and they are very affordable. Experts recommend buying the best pair you can afford without  breaking the bank. You’ll find a variety of metal detecting headphones at all different price points.

Belt Pouches and Kneepads

A pouch that has a few different compartments is very handy as you don’t want your good finds mixed up with junk targets. Hobbyists often say they keep coins in one pocket, relics and other items in the other and tools in the third pocket.  Also, a few small plastic bags are useful for smaller, valuable finds. Many detectorists recommend kneepads for kneeling down on rocky or rough ground. It really depends on your digging style, and you’ll discover what works best for you as you get into the hobby!

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How to Clean Your Metal Detecting Treasures Carefully

If you’ve ever been metal detecting and located a target, then you know that the metal detecting treasures you find must be carefully cleaned and cared for after you unearth them if you’re to preserve their historical (and monetary!) value. Even a simple brush with your finger to remove the mud and reveal a date on the coin you just found could scratch its surface and reduce its value and integrity immediately.

How you clean your metal detecting treasure depends on what type of treasure you’ve found and what it’s made of.  Here are some examples.

  • Iron and Steel – Professionals should handle any historically valuable iron or steel pieces, but if you’ve found something that’s of personal value a simple wire brush can be used to get the rust off. Then apply a protective coating to your metal detecting find to prevent future rust from forming.
  • Coins – Given all the coins we’ve found throughout our years of metal detecting, we’ve tried a range of different cleaning methods. Our favorite, by far, is Finch’s Magic Tumble Clean which you can read about in our article “Cleaning Your Finds“. A cleaning solution and tumbler that really is magic as far as we’re concerned!
  • Silver – Commercially available cream cleansers are fine. But if you like the DIY method, you’ll want to fill an aluminum pan or bowl with a pint of distilled water and an ounce of washing soda. Then add two sheets of crumpled aluminum foil and your metal detecting finds. Soak until all tarnish is removed.
  • Gold – Soak the item in warm, soapy water until clean.

For tips on how to clean other types of metal detecting treasures, please enjoy these related articles from our learning library.

Cleaning and Preservation of Relics

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Must Have Metal Detector Digging Tools

Picture of the Lesche All Purpose Shovel

Digging tools such as the Lesche All Purpose Shovel will help you retrieve targets faster and with less effort.

When you go metal detecting, you’ll need to have more with you than just your machine. Metal detector digging tools are just as important or you won’t be able to unearth what you find. Here is our list of the best metal detector digging tools so you can be sure you’re prepared for proper target retrieval.

Digging Trowel

A metal detector digging trowel is quite different than the trowel you have used in your garden. Stronger and made of hardened stainless steel, a metal detecting trowel is designed for a long life even when frequently used in harsh conditions.

Metal Detecting Shovel

A proper metal detecting shovel is another one of the must have metal detector digging tools on our list. Unlike traditional shovels, a metal detecting shovel is compact, and lightweight so it’s easier to use and carry. Although not to be used in every application, if you’re metal detecting in previously disturbed ground or searching for deeply buried treasures, a metal detecting shovel is the digging tool you’ll need.

Pictured above is the Makro Pointer Waterproof Pinpointing Metal Detector

Pictured above is the Makro Pointer Waterproof Pinpointing Metal Detector

Pinpointer

Although not technically a metal detector digging tool, a pinpointer helps with digging up treasures so much we had to list it here. A pinpointer helps you zero in on your target and as a result, reduces digging time and makes finding your target safer as well. Look below for our buying guide article on pinpointers or to see one of the most popular units now, check out the Garrett Pro-Pointer.

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3 Reasons Metal Detecting Headphones are an Essential Accessory

metal detecting headphones

Hobbyists and professional metal detectorists alike choose to have a quality pair of metal detecting headphones. Read on to find out why.

Metal detecting headphones are regularly used by professional metal detectorists whether on land or metal detecting underwater; but why? Of course it’s not possible to go underwater metal detecting without using a pair of headphones. However, metal detectors used on land already have their own built in speaker and, it’s usually pretty loud. Can’t you save some money and leave this metal detecting accessory on the shelf?

Well, technically, you can. That said, there are several important reasons hobbyists and professional metal detectorists alike choose to have a quality pair of metal detecting headphones to use whenever they’re out treasure hunting:

1. You won’t miss faint signals anymore.

2. Although your naked ear can hear the majority of your metal detector’s signals, there are faint signals or “ghost signals” that they’ll miss. With metal detecting headphones you’ll be able to hear these signals along with all the rest.

3. Improved signal clarity and tonal discrimination.

In addition, metal detecting headphones can create a clearer signal for your ear which will aid you in discriminating between different tones in order to more readily differentiate between trash and treasure targets.

Courtesy to those around you.

Others around you don’t want to hear your metal detector beeping constantly. Wearing a pair of metal detecting headphones allows you to be more courteous to those in the area while helping you enjoy your hobby at the same time.

Metal detecting headphones extend your machine’s battery life.

Metal detecting headphones also extend the life of your machine’s batteries. They’re working less to produce an audible sounds, and as a result, have more energy to power the rest of your metal detector’s features.

For more on choosing headphones and other metal detecting accessories, please enjoy these related articles from our learning library.

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Metal Detecting Accessories and Necessities

Selecting the Best Metal Detecting Beach Sand Scoops

When you go metal detecting at the beach you’ll need a special type of shovel to unearth your finds called a beach sand scoop. A sand scoop is one of the most unique metal detecting accessories. It’s designed to literally scoop up the sand, and then filter it through the scoop’s built in screen so that all that remains is the treasure. The best metal detecting beach sand scoops actually depend on where you’re going metal detecting.

Beach or Underwater Metal Detecting

If you’re treasure hunting on the sandy shore you’ll want a beach sand scoop that has a small to medium handle. This makes it easy to manipulate the scoop while digging in the looser sand. But, if you’ll be out in the deeper water you’ll want a beach sand scoop with a longer handle so you can reach as deeply as needed to bring your treasure to the surface.

Ocean or Lake

If you’re metal detecting near the ocean you’ll need to be concerned about the effects of the salt water on your machine and your metal detecting accessories; including your sand scoop. In these situations, stainless steel is ideal. If you’re metal detecting near the fresh water of a lake, you don’t need to be as concerned.

For more information on metal detecting accessories, beach sand scoops, and underwater metal detecting, please enjoy the following related articles from our learning library:

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Metal Detecting Accessories for Beginners, Tips from MetalDetector.com

Was there a shiny new metal detector under your Christmas tree this year? If so, you’ve probably already powered it on and at least started hunting in your own backyard. Now, it’s time to hit the local parks and trails in search of buried treasure. In case you’re wondering what other metal detecting equipment you’ll need, we’ve put together a quick list of essentials. Most hobbyists categorize accessories as “must haves,” or “nice to have.” Example: if you have a probe and digging tool, a finds pouch is really helpful. They come with pockets for trash and treasure, a pocket for tools and either a belt hook or waist belt. When you’re hunting for longer periods of time, it’s important to lighten your load.

“Must Have” Metal Detecting Accessories

Digging Tools: You will need something to dig your finds up. A hand-held trowel and either a probe or screwdriver are necessities. For more information, see: Digging Trowels and Shovels for Metal Detecting. For a digging Kit with pouch & trowel, see: Garrett Treasure Digger Kit and Bounty Hunter Finds and Digger Kit

Tool Belt or Finds Pouch: It’s best to wear a tool belt with at least 3 pockets so you can keep coins in one pocket, tools in another and other items in the third pocket. You may want to consider a belt with a large pocket in the back to put things like towels and knee pads. Top-Selling Finds Pouches include the Pro Series Deluxe Finds and Tool Pouch Black Cordura and the Garrett Camo Diggers Pouch.

Gloves and Knee Pads: Gloves protect your hands from sharp objects buried near you treasure. Knee pads are necessary when digging for extended periods.

Compass or GPS: You never know when you’ll get lost in the woods. A compass or GPS should be part of any basic survival kit.

Towel for Dirt: There will be times when your target is buried deep and you need to put all of the dirt back neatly.

Headphones like the DepthMaster Audiophone pictured above will help you to hear the faint deeper signals of the older items better.

Headphones: Most detectorists use a good headphone set. They help cancel outside noises and distinguish the tones and signals given off by your detector. A headphone should be the very next item you grab after the metal detector itself. There headphones made just for metal detecting such as the DepthMaster Audiophone II Metal Detector Headphones.

Metal Detecting Accessories that are “Nice to Have”

Support Strap: Heavier metal detectors get hard to carry; support straps take off some of the extra weight such as the DetectorPro Detecting Pal Bungee Harnesses.

Metal Detector Carry Bag or Case: Good for protecting your detector as well as offering added storage space. There are soft-cover and some hard-cover cases for travel. See: Pro Series Metal Detector Carry Bag.

Coil Cover and Display Cover: Protect your search coil from getting all scratched up. It is always a good idea to try to keep your electronics dry.

Pinpointer: Hand-held units are often more accurate than a detector’s “pinpoint mode.” Learn more: What are the Best Metal Detector Pinpointers

Many days of excitement and adventure await you with your brand new metal detector. As you get more acclimated to the hobby, you will see for yourself which tools and accessories you will need for the type of metal detecting you are embarking upon.