Hunting For Meteorites Among Pesky Hot Rocks?

The meteorites you see here were found by one of our MetalDetector.com customers.

The meteorites you see here were found by one of our MetalDetector.com customers.

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.

 

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“How to Use Metal Detectors to Find Meteorites

Spring Sale on Metal Detectors 2018 from MetalDetector.com

2018 Big Spring Metal Detectors Sale Offers:

Brothers Michael (L) and Daniel (R) Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2018 Spring Metal Detectors Sale promotion.

Brothers Michael (L) and Daniel (R) Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2018 Spring Metal Detectors Sale promotion.

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 screen 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 Spring Sale price: $299.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.37: 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 Spring 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 Spring Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details

2. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector (Save $97) Discover the all-terrain metal detector — perfect for finding coins, jewelry and relics on land, on beaches and even under water! List Price: $649.95 Spring Sale price: $552.46 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $48.57: Get Details

3. XP DEUS with 9.5″ Elliptical HF Search Coil for Gold Nugget Prospecting. (Save $305) Wireless Metal Detector, Ultra-Fast Response – See Gold Nuggets in, around and under iron! Rechargeable, never pay for batteries again. Includes WS4 Headphone and Remote Control. List Price: $1,825.00  Spring Sale price: $1,520.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $133.63: Get Details

4. Exclusive from Fisher Metal Detectors for MetalDetector.com customers. Enjoy huge savings on these time-proven, best selling Fisher metal detector models:

– (Top Pick) Fisher F70 Metal Detector with 11″ and 5″ DoubleD Search Coils (Save over $508) F70 is equally top’s for gold nugget prospecting, coin, relic, jewelry plus ocean beach hunting. Ground balance range goes all the way to salt. 40 hours on 4 AA batteries. Famous Fisher 5 Year warranty. Free Headphones, Full-Size Carry Bag and Bonus Accessory Kit Included. List Price: $1008.00 Spring Sale price: $499.95 Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.95: Get Details
Fisher F70 Metal Detector with 10″ Concentric Search Coil (Save $349) Same top features and benefits as shown in the F70 above with one search coil, a 10″ concentric coil. Free Headphones, Full-Size Carry Bag and Bonus Accessory Kit Included. List Price: $799.00 Spring Sale price: $449.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $39.56: Get Details
Fisher F5 Metal Detector with 10″ Search Coil (Save $199) For a modern metal detector to find coins, jewelry and relics, look to the Fisher F5. Advanced display features and ground tracking. Free Headphones, Full-Size Carry Bag and Bonus Accessory Kit Included. List Price: $549.95 Spring Sale price: $349.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $30.77: Get Details
Fisher F4 Metal Detector with 11″ DoubleD Search Coil (Save $149) For a modern metal detector to find coins, jewelry and relics, look to the Fisher F5. Advanced display features and ground tracking. Free Headphones, Full-Size Carry Bag and Bonus Accessory Kit Included. List Price: $449.00 Spring Sale price: $299.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.37: Get Details

5. Makro Racer 2 Metal Detector (Save $133) Developed for searching coins, jewelry and relics, the RACER 2 features include Notch Filter, Iron Audio, Tone Break as well as a new DEEP mode. The Racer 2 features a simple, easy-to-use menu design. List Price: $882.00 Spring Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.85: Get Details

6. (Big Kids and Beginner Adults) Bounty Hunter Legacy 2500 Metal Detector (Save $140) – Huge value in a beginners detector with four tone audio and visual display target identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $319.99 Spring Sale price: $169.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $14.94: Get Details

7. 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 Spring Sale price: $339.96 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $29.89: Get Details

8. 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. Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $1,049.00 Spring Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.87: Get Details

9. Fisher F75 Metal Detector (Save $550) Top detector features with excellent depth and ease of use make the F75 a great choice for hunting for coins, relics and gold nuggets. Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $1,249.00 Spring Sale price: $599.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.66: Get Details

10. Tesoro Mojave Metal Detector (Save $27.90) This 12 KHz Tesoro detector has a 2 position HIGH and LOW ground condition switch for varying soil conditions. Includes Tesoro’s PRECISION 7” Search Coil. Featherweight detector at 2.2 pounds. List Price: $279.00 Spring Sale price: $251.10 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $22.08: Get Details

11. 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 Spring Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.66: Get Details

12. 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 Spring Sale price: $5,499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $483.45: Get Details

13. 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 Spring Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.85: Get Details

14. Garrett AT Max Metal Detector (Save $97) Experience powerful, all-terrain performance with wireless headphones — Find coins, jewelry, gold nuggets and relics on land, on beaches and even under water! List Price: $849.95 Spring Sale price: $722.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments as low as $63.51: Get Details

 

Here are the Metal Detector Accessories on Sale:

1. Nippon Audio Headphones for use with Metal Detectors (Save $40) This headphone is full-sized and lightweight with an advanced design. Use this headphone with any brand of metal detector. Our best selling headphone for metal detectors. List Price: $79.95 Spring Sale price: $39.95 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 Spring Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $12.00: Get Details

3. Detech 13″ Ultimate Search Coil for Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, AT Max (Save $18) Upgrade to this coil and achieve the best depth and most accurate pinpointing compared to traditional DD coils. Patented Ultimate coil technology. Waterproof and Coil Cover is included. List Price: $197.95 Spring Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details See Detech Search coils for all brands.

4. MI-6 Pinpointer from XP Metal Detectors (Save $59) Recover your finds faster! 90 hour battery life, Waterproof to 6 meters/19 feet, One button control, 3 sensitivity levels, Belt lanyard and Rechargeable lithium battery with charger. List Price: $219.00 Spring Sale price: $159.99 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $14.07: Get Details

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Spring Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight June 21, 2018, 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 buying guide 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.

Our Annual Spring 2018 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 June 21, 2018. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Buy a Whites Metal Detector, Get a Search Coil or Digger at 50% Off!

Take advantage of the White’s Spring Hunting Rebate when you purchase any model of Whites Metal Detector from MetalDetector.com! Use the redemtion link that will ship with your order to Redeem for any White’s Search Coil or Digger at 50% Off. Offer Valid March 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. Whites metal detector purchase and online warranty registration is required. Rebate and products are fulfilled directly from the Whites Factory. One item per customer.

 

Metal Detectors – The Best Holiday Gift! Get in Time for Christmas!

Over $8,00 in Treasure Finds

Pictured above are some of the over $8,000 in rings, coins and other jewelry found with a metal detector by MetalDetector.com customer John M from Texas.

Tons of people write to us every day asking about metal detectors as holiday gifts. It may be for their husband, Dad, kids or other loved ones. But without knowing what to buy, they need advice! We offer suggestions and models to fit each individual.

Here are the TOP REASONS why a metal detector is the BEST gift!

  1. Unexpected:  A detector is not what you would expect to open as a gift. A metal detector is “cool.” All MetalDetector.com models are professional, even those under $100, so they are legit!
  2. Exciting: Anyone is excited to find treasure! Real treasure is FUN to find. Watch how fast your loved one will pop in the batteries and head outside to use their detector and find treasure.
  3. Hobby: Everyone needs a hobby. It helps distract from everyday stress, getting you outside and enjoying life.
  4. Profitable: Believe it or not, most hobbyists who have been hunting for a few years say your finds will almost always pay for the metal detector and more!

Here’s some information on getting started with metal detecting as a hobby:

Bounty Hunter metal detectors are known as great beginner units.  For lower prices, check out “entry-level” models; for higher quality features, look at “mid-range” in the article “Which Metal Detector is Best for You?” above.

Get a metal detector in time for Christmas! Here’s our Holiday Shipping Schedule with Rates and Dates:

 

Open Saturday December 16th for Guaranteed Holiday Metal Detector Delivery

Yes, we are open and shipping on Saturday December 17th!

Guaranteed holiday delivery anywhere in the USA when you place your order by phone or online at MetalDetector.com.

Guaranteed holiday delivery anywhere in the USA when you place your order by phone or online at MetalDetector.com.

Our phone lines are open this Saturday from 9 AM − 1 PM EST.

Place your order online or by telephone for guaranteed holiday delivery. Our elves are working around the clock to ensure your metal detector is delivered in time for the holidays. See our Guaranteed Holiday Delivery Schedule for complete details on this offer.

For Orders Placed Saturday by Noon 12:00 PM EST:

•   UPS Next Day Air will be delivered on Monday December 18

•   UPS 2nd Day Air will be delivered on Tuesday December 19

You Heard Correctly – Yes, we are shipping on Saturday!

Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said “As a UPS Premier partner, MetalDetector.com is pleased to be able to be part of the UPS Super Saturday program. Our customers will receive their Next Day and Second day air shipments as if they were shipped on Friday! He went on to say that “There is no additional fee for this enhanced service. Customers just need to order their metal detectors by Noon 12pm EST on Saturday December 16th and select UPS Next Day Air® or UPS Second Day Air® service.”

 

Related: There is still time for you to shop and save with our 2017 Holiday Sale.

Get Her Something She’ll Actually Like this Year and Give Her a Metal Detector

Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector For Her

The popular Garrett AT pro is a top choice for any woman on your Christmas list this year.

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.

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.”

Why You Should Give Him a Metal Detector This Holiday Season

Bounty Hunter Platinum pro with 11" DD Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter Platinum is a top seller for the holidays and all year long.

Making sure all the special guys on your shopping list are happy this Holiday season can be easy when you get them a metal detector. Whether it’s your son, grandson, father, grandfather, husband or other lucky guy, get him a metal detector this year and you’ll be giving him a gift that gives back for many, many Holidays to come.

Metal Detecting as a Hobby

Metal detecting is an ideal hobby for guys of all ages because it gets them outside, in the fresh air, digging in the dirt and finding treasure. Plus, they’ll meet other metal detecting enthusiasts, make discoveries about the area’s history, and so much more. Gifts for him don’t usually offer all of these benefits but, metal detectors do; and all in one package!

Best Metal Detectors

To get you started here are the top metal detectors any guy on your Holiday shopping list can have fun with:

If the guy you’re shopping for already has a metal detector you can give him metal detecting accessories like a pinpointer, digging tool, carrying case, or new search coil this year. Whatever you choose you can be sure he’ll like your gift because metal detecting and guys of all ages go well together. So give him a metal detector this Holiday season and you’ll be giving him a gift he’ll use and enjoy for many years to come.

Give Kids a Metal Detector this Holiday Season and Give them the Gift of a New Hobby

Woman with her Garrett Ace 200 metal detector

Outdoor fun can be yours, just like this young lady with her Garrett Ace 200 metal detector.

Finding the best Holiday gift for children on your list can be hard. You want to get them something they’ll like, but also something that will bring value to their lives. Introducing them to a new hobby, like metal detecting, can be the perfect combination.

When you give kids a metal detector, they’ll love the idea of going treasure hunting and finding gold, coins, and other precious items with their new gift. And you’ll love that they’re learning about history, geology, electronics, environmentalism and more all while enjoying fresh air and exercise too. Not only that, when you give kids the gift of a new hobby like metal detecting, it can end up being something that child will enjoy throughout their life, not just that morning when it’s opened.

Selecting Metal Detectors for Kids

To find the best metal detector to give to the children on your Holiday shopping list, be sure to avoid metal detectors touted as being made for kids. The machines you’ll find in the toy store may have a lower price tag, but, they’ll have a much lower success rate as well leaving you with an unhappy, frustrated metal detectorist.

Instead, give kids a metal detector that’s designed for anyone that features a lightweight construction, an adjustable handle and “set and go” controls. This combination of features will give kids a metal detector that’s a good size for them now, yet that can grow with them both in size and skill level as they explore the hobby further.

To get you started, here are the top 7 metal detectors we’d give to kids:

The Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID metal detector is perfectly sized for younger children.

The Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID metal detector.

 

 

For kids ages 8 and under, we recommend the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID metal detector. This detector is perfectly sized for younger children, combining both comfort with easy to understand features. This is a fun metal detector for kids to use and one that will point them to treasure!

Tip – Be sure to see our video and article on selecting metal detectors for kids and children.

Searching for “Coin Spreads”- How to Pinpoint and Dig Them

Whites Dig Master Digging Tool

Whites Dig Master Digging Tool for recovering your metal detecting treasure finds.

Searching for old coins is exciting, but searching for “coin spreads” is even MORE exciting! What is a “coin spread?” Well, back in the day, it was very common for people to bury small caches of coins and other valuables in the ground. Burying coins was easier than trying to keep them safe inside a home, so former farmland is a hot commodity for cache hunting. People often forgot where to dig and/or forgot to retrieve their treasures.

“As real treasure finds go, a coin spread is one of the most realistic for anyone with a metal detector to make.” – Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com

In the 1800’s and early 1900’s, farmers and homestead owners buried their valuables inconspicuously in socks, Mason type glass jars or small wooden boxes. These containers decay over  time, leaving metal valuables intact and in the ground. During plowing season, coin sacks are brought closer to the surface. And over time, coin sacks break and the coins are spread across a small area of land. Sometimes, handfuls of coins are found altogether. If you stumble upon a coin spread, adjust your metal detector’s sensitivity to easily pick up coins.

Pinpointing and Digging a Coin Spread

Once you’ve pinpointed a small area where a coin spread is present, it’s time to dig up your treasure! The depth of your digging area should be no less than ten inches. Each few inches of soil should be carefully removed from your target area and examined for the presence of coins. Move slowly and carefully! If your metal detector has multiple search coils, use the smaller search coil. Adjust the sensitivity of the metal detector and scan every scoop of dirt. When you’ve dug deeply enough, stop for a few minutes to examine the “walls” that you’ve created by digging. A large piece of tarp comes in handy; you can spread your dirt on the tarp to better spot coins.

Methods for Digging up Coins

Every detectorist has their favorite method of digging. Just remember: it’s important to maintain the integrity of coins when digging (no scratching) all the while doing your best at leaving the ground as you first found it. That’s why there are tried and true methods for digging up coins.

  • The Plug Method: Use a small search coil to determine the approximate location of your target. After locating the target, take note of the depth and cut a square block of soil. Lift under your target so you can recover it. A tool with a serrated edge, like the Lesche digging tool makes this work easy. After you’ve located it, replace your block of soil so it’s restored to its former appearance.
  • Alternate Plug: Dig up a half-circle, a “v”-shape, or cone-shaped hole.
  • Use a Handheld Pinpointer Probe: Experienced detectorists often use a pinpointer to locate their target. After determining your best search location, use a handheld probe to search the hole or continue digging until you find the target. You can also search the flap area for the coin if it is not visible.

Necessary Tools for Coin Retrieval

Here are a few of our favorite tools for pinpointing and digging up coin spreads:

Metal Detector Pinpointers and Probes

Makro Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer

Garrett Pro-Pointer II Pinpointing Metal Detector

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer

Whites TRX Pinpointer

XP MI-6 Pinpointer

Metal Detecting Trowels and Digging Tools

Whites Dig Master Tool

Garrett Edge Digger with Sheath

Pro Digging Trowel

Saw Tooth Pro Digging Trowel

Fisher Teknetics Ultimate Recovery Tool

Amateur Hobbyists Really CAN Get Lucky… Start Detecting and Enjoy Beginner’s Luck!

Coin found metal detecting.

What a great coin Logan found with some luck and his uncles metal detector.

Recently, a Green Bay, Wisconsin teen found the treasure of a lifetime at a local beach. It was 13-year-old Logan Williams’ first ever treasure-hunting trip! He stumbled upon a Large Cent, wreath variety, minted in 1793. This was the first coin mass-produced by the U.S. Mint and its composition is pure copper.

According to Logan, “I borrowed my Uncle Mark’s metal detector and my friends and I took it down to ‘Fat Ladies Beach’ (Tourist Park). After searching for about 30 minutes, I got a good, strong signal. I dug down a few inches and found a coin. It looked pretty interesting. At first, I thought it was a token or something. I’d never seen a coin like it before, but I knew that it was old.”

The seventh grader, on spring break, never thought he would come across a rare 16th century copper coin. Curious about the coin, Logan and his mom took it to “Card and Coin-Packer City Antiques.” Owner Mike Worachek was amazed. He said in good condition, this coin lists at around $3,000. He recommended that the teen “send it in to get graded, especially for a coin of that value. The company will secure it in an air-tight, sealed holder.”

At first Logan thought about selling the coin to purchase video games, but instead decided to take Worachek’s advice. Logan said he’ll continue to hunt for treasure, but plans to buy his own metal detector. It just goes to show that there IS such thing as “beginner’s luck!” Get out and hunt, so you can tell your own exciting treasure-hunting story!

Find a Beginner’s Metal Detector at MetalDetector.com’s Summer Sale!