Metal Detecting Blog
A blog all about metal detecting and metal detectors
Looking for a great new family activity to get out into the world and away from the computers and gaming consoles? Metal detecting is a great family activity, there are many ways to get your kids involved and excited about history!
The obvious first tip is to metal detect parks! If they don't enjoy swinging your machine, or digging the signals they get to play on the swings! we've found that most kids are very eager to get into the historical side of metal detecting, finding old coins or relics can often intrigue the younger generation, what better way to introduce your kids to history than with a great find for the collection!
Our second tip is to go prepared and make a day of it! Bring a picnic and drinks, teach your kids to not get discouraged if your not finding things and perseverance is key to a successful metal detecting trip!
The third tip is a bit of a cheat, but bring and find something of historical significance or with an interesting background! what better way to get them excited than by starting the day with a great find full of excitement and wonder of what the next find could possibly be.
Metal detecting with the family can be a great excuse to get outdoors and get some exercise and sunshine, while teaching some exciting lessons in history and the technology your using and it doesn't even need to be expensive! BBH carries a large selection of great priced beginner metal detectors that won't break the bank, if you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us and happy hunting!
We recently found out that the equinox 800 headset (ML90) uses the same FCCID as a similar headset from Rambotech, the OEM R8T80. The interesting part is these headsets can be pair to two devices at the same time. Here's how you can pair to multiple devices simultaneously:Once the headset is paired with the Equinox 800, Turn off the detector and the headsetTurn on your smartphone and go into bluetooth settings > scan for new devicesWhile the smartphone is scanning, long press on the headset until it flashes red/blue for pairing modeOnce connected to the smartphone, switch the detector back on. You're now connected to both!The great part about this tip is when you are out detecting in the field and you get a phone call you can accept it via the headset by pushing the power button on the side and it will switch audio signal from the equinox to your phone, pressing power again on the headset will end the call. Another great benefit is you can also use the smartphone to check the battery level of the pair bluetooth headset!Happy hunting and if you have any questions of the equinox 600 or 800 feel free to contact us at any time!
Are you looking for a high tech, waterproof metal detector? The White’s Goldmaster GMX Sport gold detector is just what you need. This gold prospecting machine is IP-68-rated, submersible to 10 feet and weighs just 3 pounds, 12 ounces.
You can take your prospecting to new depths with White’s XGB ground balance system. The GMX Sport brings a new generation of VLF detection technology, with features that any detectorist, rookie or veteran, will love.
Starting with the industry-standard 48kHz operating frequency, White’s packed all the necessities into one waterproof package to help you find gold. A large, backlit display shows you all the machine’s settings as well as valuable target information. And the Target Graph at the top of the display shows Ferrous, Gold, and High Conductor ranges, which is mirrored with Target ID numbers ranging from 0-99.
The all-new XGB ground balance system handles mineralized ground unlike other VLF prospecting machines. For advanced users, TracLock and Ground Grab are just a tap of a button away. You can even assign a ground balance offset in both TracLock or XGB modes. Plus, to help prospectors that prefer drywashing, sluicing, or panning, the GMX Sport features a Ground Scan mode that can show you where valuable paystreaks are in streambeds and washes.
With 10 levels of adjustable sensitivity, adjustable audio volume with two levels of Boost, adjustable discrimination, vSAT, adjustable threshold, non-motion pinpoint, and a Tone ID mode, the GMX Sport might just be the most advanced VLF gold nugget detector on the market. But don’t let that scare you if this is your first prospecting machine – this is a turn-on-and-go gold detector, with advanced features you can grow into without sacrificing performance.
Here is the link to it on our website https://www.bigboyshobbies.net/whites-gmx-sport-metal-detector
As always if you have any questions feel free to contact directly from our site or call us.
Minelab have provided the following chart to help determine which new Minelab Vanquish metal detector is right for you. All Minelab vanquish metal detectors use their revolutionary new Multi IQ technology and offer uncompromising performance that won’t break the bank. The Vanquish is Simple yet powerful, it’s perfect for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. With ground-breaking Multi-IQ technology, multiple Find Modes, lightweight collapsible design, and much more this is the detector you’ve been waiting for. If you have any questions about the Vanquish, or any other metal detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information!
Detectorists from all over the world continue to find epic treasures, buried from humans for decades, sometimes even centuries - here's a handful of some of the greatest finds ever dug up by amateur hobbyists:
Derek Mclennans massive haul of over 100 items in Scotland back in 2014 was hailed as the countries most significant metal detecting find ever, consisting of a ninth century solid silver cross, a silver pot, lots of gold objects, an incredibly rare silver cup and more that dated back to the roman empire. He was awarded approximately $2.5 Million for the find and the haul now lives in the museum.
In July 2009 Terry Herbert was detecting some farmland close to his home in Staffordshire in the English countryside when he came ac cross a massive hoard of gold, enough to fill over 344 bags worth! This triggered a full archaeological expedition which lead to over 3500 significant pieces representing hundreds of complete and intact objects! The haul was dated to anglo-saxon times and was valued at a cool $5.3 million. The find has since been written about in the famous book: The Staffordshire Hoard: An anglo-Saxon Treasure.
Mike Demar was diving off the coast in key west back in 2008, he presumed he was clearing more trash off the floor but when he removed the sediment he discovered nearly a pound of gold in the form of an old chalice, approximately 385 years old which came from an old Spanish ship - the Santa Margarita which sank back in 1622, The gold was valued at a whopping $1 Million!
There are so many stories like this scattered through our hobbies history, next time you see that detectorists scouring the beach, or gearing up in the parking lot read to hit an old park or church, think of the treasure they could be about to unearth! If you are interested in learning more or getting started with metal detecting, please checkout our huge selection of metal detectors to suite any budget and feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions! Happy hunting from everyone at BBH!
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Coin shooting has been a popular pastime for many of our customers over the years. It's a great and free way to continue searching for treasure in your downtime and a great way to get your family involved in the practice too since it can be done in the comfort of your own home, at any time of day and during any weather or season.
Coin shooting is the term used for the popular hobby of going to local banks and exchanging large currency, or purchasing smaller coin currency, usually stored at banks in "paper rolls" There are still many rare coins in circulation today. Many of the silver coins that were minted are still mixed in these coin rolls banks use for change. Say you buy $50 worth of nickles, or dimes, then find a rare date or mint, or even better, a miss strike (ike a miss print with notes where the coin has mint imperfections) - These rare finds can be worth an absolute fortune to coin collectors!
With the advancing technology of coin sorting and returns, nowadays it's incredibly easy to return opened rolls of coins back to banks and simply deposit the coins back through a sorting machine into your account.
we're read many stories of coin shooters finding massive jackpots hidden away in these rolls of coins, it's important to have a rough idea of what to look for before you begin however, there are many guides and pictures online that can help you get started and show you what to look for. Always be on the lookout for miss prints and abnormalities as these unusual and extremely rare coins can fetch the most to certain collectors around the world since not many of them ever make circulation and are usually just destroy and remade at the mint before hitting the banks and eventually your purses and wallets!
Once you've found that treasure bug, give us a call and see about our metal detectors and packages so you can get out and start hunting that really old and rare treasure that's not been dug up yet!
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A Captivating story coming out of England where a detectorist has dug an incredible gold ring with a huge sapphire stone from the fabled Sherwood Forrest, the old home of Robin hood and his band of thieves. The ring was discovered in Nottinghamshire by Mark Thompson who found the ring after just 20 minutes into his session. What makes the ring so unique is the size of the stone, probably worn by a high ranking member of the church of England, possibly a Bishop.
Mr Thompson said at the time: "I had been out metal detecting with a group for about 20 minutes when I heard the signal.
“I was really excited when I saw that it was gold, but I didn't realise at that point just how significant it might be."
The ring is currently being auctioned at Christies with an estimated price of 25,000 to 35,000 Great British pounds, or about 30-40k USD. British treasure find rules dictate the proceeds of the sale will be split 50/50 between the finder and the landowner.
Sherwood Forest once covered a huge swathe of land from north of Nottingham city up to the edge of Doncaster. However, it now comprises just 375 hectares of land. Ubran sprawl has built up around it's perimeter but there is still a lot of treasure to be found! Maybe you'll get lucky too and dig up some of robin hood's spoils? If you would like more information on metal detecting or to get the best price for a metal detector, please don't hesitate to contact us and happy hunting!
Not all things are created equal, you know that. New technology, new experiences, new frontiers and now you get to master them all.
Metal detectors used to work on a single frequency so that typically you could only a limited range of metals at one time. Small coins, fine jewelry and gold. lf you imagine a flash light that lit up only one color that's what you have. Then Minelab Multi-IQ got better and switchable multi-frequency protectors came about so you could find different types of treasure but you needed to know in advance what you were looking for. So you would have to manually switch our flash light to different colors before you could find our treasure. Good if you were psychic but not so effective for the rest of us. Now we have Minelabs Multi-IQ revolutionary technology. Running a simultaneous multi frequency detector that now can find any metal in any soil, anytime.
Minelabs imaginary multi IQ flashlight now lets us see the entire range of color. Every type of metal at one time. That is Minelabs multi IQ technology. No more digging around in the dark. You just seen into the future of metal Detecting. Affordable, effective, ingenious!
Minelabs Multi-IQ...... All metals....... all soils......... all the time!
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