Big Holiday Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Top Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Holiday Sale on Metal Detectors is Here!

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big metal detectors Sale promotion.

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big Holiday metal detector Sales promotion.

Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Holiday and Winter traditions come to life. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or we have already become part of your annual tradition – we appreciate your support of our family business over this past year. Offers begin now and run through Midnight December 31, 2016.

Here are the offers included in Our Big Holiday 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 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 Big Holiday 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 Big Holiday 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 Holiday 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 Diggers 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 Holiday Sale price: $594.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.31: 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, Ultra-Fast Response – See targets in, around and under iron & other items! List Price: $1,100.00 Big Holiday Sale price: $799.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $70.24: 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 Holiday 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 Holiday 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 Holiday 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 Holiday 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 Holiday 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 Holiday Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.87: 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 Holiday Sale price: $636.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $55.97: 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 Holiday Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.66: 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 Holiday Sale price: $349.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $30.68: 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 Holiday Sale price: $6,500.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $571.45: 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 Holiday Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.85: 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 Holiday Sale price: $699.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $61.45: 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 Holiday 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 Holiday Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $12.00: Get Details

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Holiday Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight December 31, 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 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 Big Holiday 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 31, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

 

Maine Mineral and Gem Museum Offers $20,000 Reward for Piece of Rangeley, ME Meteorite Fall!

A meteorite Fall was recorded on police video Tuesday Morning. If you were lucky enough to see this extraordinary event, you watched a historic event. The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is offering a reward for the first one-kilogram meteorite recovered from this fall!

”Barbra Barrett, Mineral and Gem Museum director, said in a press release “This is an exciting opportunity and we need the public’s help,”  We spoke with the Museum staff this afternoon and confirmed that the $20,000 reward noted in their press release is still available.

Police Video of Tuesday’s Meteorite Fall in Rangeley, Maine Region

According to the Boston website “Based on hundreds of eyewitness accounts collected and analyzed by the American Meteor Society, scientists were able to pinpoint that the meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere over Maine, and it’s terminal explosion—the bright flash that most people witnessed, which usually coincides with fragmentation of the fireball—occurred about 30 kilometers, or about 18.6 miles, west of Rangeley, Maine.”

Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com said today: “The top metal detector model for locating meteorites is the XP DEUS Metal Detector.” In December of 2013 Twink Monrad and metal detecting partner Don Morin joined some meteorite hunting friends at the Franconia, Arizona strewn meteorite field using the DEUS. Complete details are shown in the article entitled “XP DEUS Meteorite Find Classified by Dr. Garvie at Arizona State University.” In another article entitled “Meteorite Hunting with my XP DEUS Detector” Twink said “I was able to find a buried Gold Basin meteorite and my hunting partner Don found two Gold Basin meteorites with his DEUS with 11” coil.

 

 

Spectacular 13 Gram Gold Nugget Found in Africa with XP DEUS!

A prospector using the XP DEUS metal detector in Africa turned up this amazing 13 Gram gold nugget. He was using the XP DEUS GoldField program 10 when he made the impressive recovery. You can see the actual recovery detailed in this video below.

Developed and perfect in the gold fields of Africa, the XP DEUS GoldField program has turned up several notable finds over the years. Complete details on the GoldField program 10 are shown at this link. While the GoldField program is extremely powerful, it is a turn-on-and-go preset mode that is simple to use. The XP DEUS with the GoldField program comes in the four model configurations shown here.

Big Spring Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Just in Time for Father’s Day! Top Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Spring Sale on Metal Detectors is Here! Hurry – Ends on Father’s Day Sunday June 19, 2016!

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big metal detector Sales promotion.

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big Father’s Day metal detector Sales promotion.

Spring and Father’s Day go hand in hand. With Summer just around the corner the warmer weather and longer days makes it possible to experience the thrill of digging up a bit of history! If your Father, Dad or that special guy in your life have resolved to start a new hobby in 2016, this is the time to get them started! Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Father’s Day traditions come to life. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or we have already become part of your annual tradition – we appreciate your support of our family business over this past year.

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 19, 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 2016 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details

2. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 350 and Ace 250 while supplies last:

– Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector Discovery Pack (Save $52.50) – Top Ace model. Exceptional iron discrimination, a higher operating frequency, new salt water capabilities and the deepest seeking Garrett Ace search coil ever plus free headphones. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $349.95 Big Father’s Day Sale price: $297.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.14: Get Details
– Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector Discovery Pack (Save $37.50) – All-time favorite Ace detector. Expanded visual identification, Pre-set and custom trash elimination, depth reading, yet very easy to use. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $249.95 Big Father’s Day Sale price: $212.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $18.68: 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.85: Get Details

8. Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector (Save $28) With 8″ search coil. The Compadre was designed with the idea that less is more. It works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting, but it does it without any excess knobs. List Price: $189.00 Big Father’s Day Sale price: $160.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $14.12: Get Details

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 Father’s Day Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.46: Get Details

10. Teknetics DigiTek Metal Detector (Save $20) Sized for Teens and Tweens that will have them finding treasure quickly. List Price: $199.00 Big Father’s Day Sale price: $179.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.73: Get Details

11. 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.80: Get Details

12. 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day 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 Father’s Day Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $6.15: Get Details

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 19, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Gold Prospecting: Gear Up for That Time of Year

Gold found with the new Makro Gold Racer metal detector

Gold recently found with the new Makro Gold Racer metal detector.

Is there a gold prospecting season? This is a common question across metal detecting forums. There is no hard and fast rule about when you can prospect in most states. However, in Alaska, gold prospecting season runs from June through September—only into October if the weather permits. In other known prospecting states: California, Nevada, North Carolina, New Mexico, there are no posted prospecting dates. It is important to note, though—many sites DO require permission to prospect if you plan to stake any claims.

Why the Rise in Gold Prospecting Recently?

Gold prospecting seems to be spiking again in recent years, and geologists theorize as to why. In California, droughts in recent years are cited as one of the reasons. California State University (Sacramento) geology department executive, Tim Horner, explained that amateur prospectors “have been able to get to places they couldn’t before” because the drought has shrunk many of the state’s rivers, “some down to a trickle.” Horner said that one of his students recently found about $900 worth of gold in a stream that had previously been too treacherous to explore. He added, “Looking for gold [the old-fashioned way] is a popular hobby, and some people are making a living doing it.”

The simplest way to get into prospecting is to comb through sediments along a riverbank. Gold is 19 times heavier than water and denser than other particles in a stream, so it quickly settles to the bottom or into cracks between rocks or grains. A park ranger who oversees the California Bear River Campground and Recreation Area has his own theory about why gold prospecting is gaining momentum. He suggests, “The relatively high price of gold and the relatively weak economy have brought out more prospectors in recent years. The fact that low water means they can wade further upstream and get to new areas is advantageous.”

Top-Rated Prospecting Metal Detectors

Since gold occurs in nature at different levels of purity and different levels of concentration, the phase shift for gold objects appears along a wide spectrum on the phase shift dial. “Phase shift” is the difference in timing between the transmitter coil’s frequency and the frequency of the target object. Basically, this means that an object with high inductance is going to have a larger phase shift, so it is highly beneficial to use a prospecting metal detector when hunting for gold. Some machines dedicated to gold prospecting eliminate coin identification features altogether, since you’re not looking for coins. Instead they rely on sounds alone, using  a low tone for base metals, and a high-pitched signal for gold. Among some of the best detectors designed for finding gold: Garrett AT Gold, Fisher Gold Bug, the Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQ and XP DEUS. For more units that are made to find gold, read our buyers guide article called Best Metal Detectors for Gold Prospecting.

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A Gold Detector is a Holiday Gift That Hits the Jackpot!

Garrett Metal Detectors ATX metal detector.

Considered a “super” gold detector, the Garrett ATX metal detector uses pulse technology to locate the smallest gold nuggets plus relics and coins in the most extreme conditions.

Has your significant other been dropping hints about wanting a gold metal detector? If so, now is the time to get a great deal on a gold detector! At MetalDetector.com, we offer the year’s best prices on gold metal detectors during our BIG HOLIDAY SALE. It’s a great way to encourage new prospectors, as well as seasoned detectorists who are interested in a specific model. Today’s detectors can find gold as small as a half a grain with ease. A few things to consider: The higher the operating frequency of the detector, the more sensitive it will be to small gold. Gold often lies in highly mineralized soil—so, gold detectors with ground balance will emit less false ground noise and save lots of time with needless digging. The best gold detectors can get a bit pricey, so be sure to shop when the prices are deeply discounted!

Here are some of our Best-Selling Premium Gold Metal Detectors:

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Relic Hunting TV Series’ Inspire New Metal Detectorists

Cast members of the new TV show "Rebel Gold" from the Discovery Channel sporting their metal detectors.

Cast members of the new TV show “Rebel Gold” from the Discovery Channel sporting their metal detectors.

A recent surge in TV series’ featuring the real-life hobby of treasure hunting is creating intrigue about this pastime. The fact that there are literally millions of dollars in gold coins, treasure caches and artifacts buried in U.S. soil in enough to pique anyone’s interest. Discovery Channel premiered a new series in September called “Rebel Gold.” The show followed an experienced group of treasure hunters who joined forces to retrace Jefferson Davis’ trail—searching for clues that would lead them to the legendary lost Confederate gold. An estimated $20 million in gold and silver disappeared at the end of the Civil War while Jefferson Davis and Confederate troops fled from Richmond, Virginia.

Diggers TV show co-hosts KG & Ringy metal detecting. Click photo & see Garrett metal detector models, just like they use on the show.

Diggers TV show co-hosts KG & Ringy metal detecting. Click photo & see Garrett metal detector models, just like they use on the show.

National Geographic Channel  brings their own brand of excitement with “Diggers,” which has already aired four seasons of reality metal detecting. The “Diggers” TV duo—Tim Saylor and George Wyant—are Montana natives and extreme detectorists. Viewers get to follow these two detectorists throughout the countryside while they hunt for artifacts from infamous outlaws (such as Bonnie & Clyde), war battles, Wild West gunfights and historical  American events. These are ethically conscious hobbyists who request permission to hunt on private property and donate historically relevant relics to towns and museums. What’s really interesting about both of these TV series is that the shows’ treasure hunters do this as a hobby…they all have other jobs and careers. There’s no misguided beliefs that you can quit your job and become a treasure hunter. Nevertheless, a treasure hunter can get lucky and unearth a treasure cache worth millions. We’ve seen it in the headlines!

Why are Relic Hunters Passionate about this Hobby?

When people talk about relics, they are referring to “traces of the past.” Battlefield relics are one popular category, with relic hunters searching for artifacts from the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Many Civil War battles and skirmishes took places in the southern United States, so these are common search sites. You’ll notice these well-known battlegrounds being scoured by the “Diggers” and the “Rebel Gold” team. But war relics aren’t the only relics to be found. Old coins, tokens, jewelry and medallions are highly sought after, as well as antique toys and bottles. “Diggers’” Tim Saylor says, “We usually  look for old coins because that’s our favorite thing to find, but it’s always the other weird items that come out of the ground—guns, rings, unique jewelry, tools, and so on—that are the most interesting and surprising.” And sometimes, a relic hunter will find “The Big One!” Just a few years back in England, a metal-detecting buff was exploring a field near his home when he unearthed a lead container filled with silver coins and jewelry. The coins dated back to Viking rulers of the region, more than 1,000 years ago!

Equipment to Get Started Relic Hunting with a Metal Detector

It’s important to use the right type of metal detector if you’re searching specifically for relics. This is because most relics are made of iron, steel or brass. Also, a lot of valuable relics are found in highly mineralized soil. If you were using a detector for coins, it would discriminate most of these metals out. Relic-hunting metal detectors are designed to use lower frequencies that respond well to iron, steel and brass; and they’re deep-seeking. Many relic metal detectors feature ground mineral displays, ground cancellation and target identification. Here are a few high-quality detectors suggested for relic hunting:

Entry Level Relic Metal Detectors:
Mid Level Relic Metal Detectors:
Top Relic Metal Detectors:

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Discovery Channel’s “Rebel Gold:” Biggest Mystery in American History Remains Unsolved

Rebel Gold TV show is in search of the missing payroll last seen with Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

Rebel Gold TV show is in search of the missing payroll last seen with Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

Discovery Channel’s new TV series “Rebel Gold” wrapped up a few weeks ago with the final episode “Confederate Fortune.” This exciting treasure hunting series depicted the real-life triumphs and struggles treasure hunters encounter when metal detecting, reading maps and trying to track down a treasure cache. The “Rebel Gold” team’s mission: to uncover the missing Confederate treasury which disappeared while in the hands of Confederate president Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War. Davis fled Richmond, Virginia in April, 1865—allegedly hauling 1.5 tons of gold, silver, jewels, bonds and kegs of pennies on a southbound train. Worth $20 million today, relic hunters have attempted to locate this treasure cache for the past 150 years. Many of the the “Rebel Gold” crew members have been individually searching for the Confederate treasure for years. These 7 treasure hunters are among the best in the U.S., so it seemed a real possibility that together—they would be able to locate ‘said’ treasure. As the series unfolded, the team broke into two groups: Team Larry Cissna (with Pete Eles and Dan Yarrusso)  and Team Brant Arnold (with Tracy Short, Mike Scott and Earl Mesimer). Both Larry and Brant have strong opinions about where the fortune lies based on their own research and expertise.

Washington, Georgia: The Last Stop of the Treasure Train

This was Jefferson Davis’ final stop—the last place where millions in Rebel Gold was actually seen. Since part of the treasure was left at a local bank, the team knows for certain it could be in this vicinity. The gold was definitely confiscated by Union troops when they arrived in Georgia. And records show that the same treasure was hijacked a few days later at a nearby plantation. Brant has his sights set on finding part of the stolen treasure; while Larry is convinced that Jefferson Davis kept most of the treasure until just before his capture. Larry’s profound take on this conquest, “There is no bigger treasure to look for and find!”

Team Brant’s Mission: Locate the Gold Heist Site

Brant’s team further investigates a 150-year-old crime scene—the site where $13 million in coins were stolen. New research points to a different homestead: the “David Moss” house. Tips the team received, in addition to the discovery of Tennessee Cavalry bullets, prove that history books are wrong. The heist did not occur at the Chennault Plantation, as earlier believed. They followed tree lines to locate the home’s since-demolished foundation. Great clues were uncovered, including a hand-dug well (indicates a home site), early pieces of cooking pots, wagon parts and a horse bit. Perhaps the most interesting find was a “wrist-breaker:” a saber used by the Confederate cavalry. Brant believes it was carried by a Tennessee Cavalry man.

Team Larry’s Search: Follow in Davis’ Footsteps

With one knob and one button, the Teknetics T2 is easy to operate yet a full featured metal detector.

With one knob and one button, the Teknetics T2 is easy to operate yet a full featured metal detector.

Larry’s team heads deeper south to dredge up evidence of the fleeing Confederate president and his men. Larry knows that on May 7, 1865, Confederate forces crossed the Dublin River to evade oncoming Union soldiers. Since there was no bridge, many travelers swam or rode horses across. In their haste, could some of the treasure have fallen into the river? Dan Yarrusso (water specialist) puts his expertise to work—using a dredge to lead Larry’s team through the swampy waters. The team was pumped after uncovering a bridle bit, ornate hardware from an old wagon and other period artifacts. This means the wagon train was here 150 years ago! Other amazing Civil War finds include an enfield bullet, a Confederate gunpowder container and military buttons. Unfortunately, no spilled Confederate coins were located; instead, all signs indicated that the trains continued on from the Dublin River.

The biggest mystery in American history remains unsolved. It is disappointing that the “Rebel Gold” crew came up empty-handed after extreme efforts to find the Confederate treasure. Each man on this quest gave it their all. This just proves how difficult and intricate the process is to uncover a treasure cache! At this juncture, Larry and Brant agree (strongly!) to disagree. Brant will take his team and head to Tennessee. With his new evidence, he believes the Tennessee Cavalry made it back home with the loot. Larry believes that Davis was shrewd enough to hand off the treasure before his capture—with its end goal: to arrive in Texas. Therefore, Larry’s team will continue their search in Texas.

Will the Discovery Channel follow these men on future treasure hunting endeavors? We can only hope so… This has been one thrilling metal detecting adventure!

Metal Detecting Equipment Used on the “Rebel Gold” TV Show

“Rebel Gold” team members each have their own favorite high-quality metal detectors. Among them, you’ll see popular units including the Teknetics T2 metal detector and the Fisher F75 detector. These are high-performance, multi-purpose professional-grade metal detectors for relic hunting, gold nugget prospecting and coin hunting. Look for the XP DEUS, Teknetics G2 + and Fisher F19, as well. Professional treasure hunters also utilize metal detecting headphones, digging tools and relic hunting shovels. You can find all of this metal detecting equipment and more at MetalDetector.com!

Big Winter Sale on Metal Detectors 2016 from MetalDetector.com

Top Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Our 2016 Big Winter Sale on Metal Detectors is Here! – Updated Jan 8, 2016

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2015 Big metal detector Sales promotion.

Brothers Michael and Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com invite you to enjoy our 2016 Big Winter metal detector Sales promotion.

Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Winter traditions come to life. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or we have already become part of your annual tradition – we appreciate your support of our family business over this past year.

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Winter Sale on metal detectors. Beginning now and running through Midnight February 28, 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 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.

Here are the offers included in our 2016 Winter 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 Winter 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 Winter  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 Winter Sale price: $179.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details

2. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector 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 Winter Sale price: $594.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.28: Get Details

3. XP DEUS Metal Detector with WS4 Backphone Headphone + Remote + 9″ OR 11″ Search Coil (Save $305) Easy To Use – Wireless Metal Detector with Ultra-Fast Response – See targets in, around and under iron & other items! List Price: $1,825.00 Big Winter Sale price: $1520 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $133.54: 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: $764.00 Big Winter Sale price: $649.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $57.03: Get Details

5. Bounty Hunter Legacy Metal Detector Series – Affordable Line of “First Detectors”:

– Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500 Metal Detector (Save $150) – This top Legacy model features an easy to read LCD display with digital target identification and depth readings. This Bounty Hunter model features automatic and manual ground balance adjustment to allow the detector to operate in the toughest ground conditions. Includes headphones, carry bag and Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $399.99 Big Winter Sale price: $249.99 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $21.98: Get Details
– Bounty Hunter Legacy 2500 Metal Detector (Save $140) – Target identification, Expanded Depth Reading with quick “zap” trash rejection, all on a Jumbo LCD Display Screen. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $319.99 Winter Year’s Sale price: $179.99 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.82: Get Details
– Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector (Save $60) – Huge value in a beginer’s detector with three tone audio and visual display target identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit.  List Price: $199.99 Big Winter 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 350 and Ace 250 while supplies last:

– Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector Discovery Pack (Save $52.50) – Top Ace model. Exceptional iron discrimination, a higher operating frequency, new salt water capabilities and the deepest seeking Garrett Ace search coil ever plus free headphones. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $349.95 Big Winter Sale price: $297.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.14: Get Details
– Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector Discovery Pack (Save $37.50) – All-time favorite Ace detector. Expanded visual identification, Pre-set and custom trash elimination, depth reading, yet very easy to use. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $249.95 Big Winter Sale price: $212.45 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $18.68: 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 Winter Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.85: Get Details

8. Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector (Save $28) Choose 8″ or 5.75″ search coil. The Compadre was designed with the idea that less is more. It works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting, but it does it without any excess knobs. List Price: $189.00 Big Winter Sale price: $160.65 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $14.12: Get Details

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 Winter Sale price: $4,000.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $351.46: Get Details

10. Teknetics DigiTek Metal Detector (Save $20) Sized for Teens and Tweens that will have them finding treasure quickly. List Price: $199.00 Big Winter Sale price: $179.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $15.73: 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 Winter 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 Winter Sale price: $69.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $6.15: Get Details

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 February 28, 2016. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Big Winter Sale on Metal Detectors

Shop Big Winter Deals on Metal Detectors, Accessories and Promotional Offers:

Discover Our Big Winter Sale on Metal Detectors!

Shop and Buy Metal Detectors from MetalDetector.com during the Annual Holiday Sale 2014

Today Daniel and Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com announced the beginning of their annual Big Winter metal detector sale! Michael said “You will save big on both metal detectors and accessories during this seasonal Winter promotion!” Sale begins today and continues through March 31, 2015.

Winter traditions are what this season is all about and every family has their own special way of celebrating. If you have resolved to start a new hobby in 2015, this is the time to get started! Everyone at MetalDetector.com works hard to make your Winter traditions come to life. Whether this is your first time visiting our website or we have already become part of your annual tradition – we appreciate your support of our family business over this past year.

As the days grow shorter and cooler, we think it is a great time to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and spend some time selecting the gifts that everyone on your list will enjoy! We can’t think of a better gift for that special someone on your list that already has everything – what could be more fun than a metal detector. Surprise them with a fun new hobby that they will enjoy all year long.

No matter where you are located, you can take advantage of our annual MetalDetector.com Holiday Sale on metal detectors.  Here’s a Tip! – Use our Holiday Gift Center for a fast and easy way to shop and for all the details on metal detectors for everyone on your list. Beginning now and running through Midnight March 31st, 2015, you will find our best metal detector deals and special values.

Here are the offers included in Our Big Winter Metal Detector 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 Winter Sale Price $39.95 – See Deal Now

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 Winter Sale Price $69.95 – See Deal Now

3. Bounty Hunter Legacy Metal Detector Series – Affordable Line of “First Detectors”:

Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500 Metal Detector (Save $150) – This top Legacy model features an easy to read LCD display with digital target identification and depth readings. This Bounty Hunter model features automatic and manual ground balance adjustment to allow the detector to operate in the toughest ground conditions. Includes headphones, carry bag and Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $399.99 – Big Winter Sale Price $249.99 – See Deal Now
Bounty Hunter Legacy 2500 Metal Detector (Save $140) – Target identification, Expanded Depth Reading with quick “zap” trash rejection, all on a Jumbo LCD Display Screen. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $319.99 – Big Winter Sale Price $179.99 – See Deal Now


Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector (Save $60) – Huge value in a beginer’s detector with three tone audio and visual display target identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $199.99 – Big Winter Sale Price $139.99 – See Deal Now

4. Garrett Ace Metal Detectors Series – Hardworking, Easy to Use Entry Level Units:

Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector (Save $52.50) – Top Ace model. Exceptional iron discrimination, a higher operating frequency, new salt water capabilities and the deepest seeking Garrett Ace search coil ever plus free headphones. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $349.95 – Big Winter Sale Price $297.45 – See Deal Now

Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector (Save $37.50) – All-time favorite Ace detector. Expanded visual identification, Pre-set and custom trash elimination, depth reading, yet very easy to use. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $249.95 – Big Winter Sale Price $212.45 – See Deal Now

Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector (Save $27) – Lowest priced Ace detector. Has both visual display and audio tone identification. Includes Free Bonus Accessory Kit. List Price: $179.95 – Big Winter Sale Price $152.95 – See Deal Now

5. 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 Winter Sale Price $299.95 – See Deal Now

6. Makro Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer – New Item (Save $24)
The Makro Pointer is definitely a premium pinpointer, although it is certainly affordable. It’s fully waterproof and the Target alerts include audio, vibration or both at the same time. Also has a powerful LED light for locating targets in deep or dark holes. List Price: $149.00 – Big Winter Sale Price $125.00 – See Deal Now

7. XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector – DEUS Holiday Starter Bundle Detector (Save $350)
Lightweight. Powerful. Fast. Deep Seeking. World’s First Wireless Metal Detector. The DEUS Starter Bundle includes the WS4 LCD Backphone Headphone & 9″ search Coil with Telescopic Pole. Control all detector functions with the headphones on this completely wireless metal detector. Great for Coins, Relics, Jewelry and Gold Nugget Prospecting. Plus, purchase this or any new DEUS Metal Detector configuration and claim up to $100 in free XP DEUS Accessories by mail through 12/31/2014.
List Price $1549.00 – Big Winter Sale Price $1199.00 – See Deal Now

8. Garrett ATX Metal Detector with Deepseeker Package (Save $449)
Find gold nuggets with this exceptionally deep, Garrett metal detector for gold. Deepseeker Package Includes: ATX detector with 12″ DD search coil, Land Headphones, Soft storage/travel case, Garrett Detector Sling, AA Alkaline and rechargeable batteries, battery charger, 20″ Deepseeker Mono Searchcoil, Military Grade Garrett Hard Case.
List Price: $2995.95 – Big Winter Sale Price $2546.56 – See Deal Now

9. Makro deephunter Pro Metal Detector (Save over $2299)
deephunter by Makro Locates Large Deep Treasures, Cavities and also Individual Coins and small items like gold nuggets. This is a multi-purpose metal detector and with the Pro Package, you will receive all accessories you need, such as: Two Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Batteries, Universal AC Wall Charger, Cordura Nylon Carrying Bag For All Equipment, Car Charger, Premium Head Phone, Detailed Manual, Instructional DVD (English/Spanish), 2 Year Warranty, Four Search Coils and much more.
List Price: $7,999.95 – Big Winter Sale Price $5700 – See Deal Now

Our Big Winter Metal Detectors Sale – 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 March 31st, 2015. Feel free to Contact Us with your questions or comments.