Metal Detecting Blog
A blog all about metal detecting and metal detectors
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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The new lineup of entry-level but feature packed metal detectors & the cost of technology advancement
As we've seen over the last several months, the majority of metal detector manufacturers have shifted focus towards more aggressively priced entry level machines. Minelab introducing the new vanquish 340 440, 540 metal detectors and nokta makro introducing the simplex, all in the $200-500 price range sporting the latest and greatest technology from their respective developers.
While the lower to mid range start adopting the newer technology the more high end metal detectors use, that begs the question; where is the high end metal detector market is heading? Are we due a followup from the king of the high end, the CTX 3030? what do garrett currently have in the works to potentially dethrone the almighty AT Pro and AT Max lineup? What new technologies are the manufacturers working on for their mid to high end machines we've not yet heard of?
The Minelab Equinox 800 & Equinox 600 was the biggest shift in the market we've ever seen, a first, truly all purpose multi-frequency machine that can detect just as good on the beach as it can on old farm soil and everything in between, at a very affordable price point. When manufacturers implement this type of technology and make it affordable to all, the whole industry benefits, more competition is created and industry innovation rapidly increases.
2020 is going to be an amazing year for our hobby. The technology we've been seeing in our computers and phones has been making its way into our metal detectors and accessories at a much faster pace than in the past. Technology like Bluetooth, GPS, digital imaging etc have all seen integration into our hobby and tools over the last couple of years, metal detectors are getting smarter, headphones are getting lighter and less wires, even pointers are utilizing a lot of this new tech and we can't wait to see what next year brings to our industry!
If you have any questions about any of our metal detectors please don't hesitate to contact us and as always, happy hunting!
Software upgrade 2.0 for the Minelab Equinox 800 and Minelab Equinox 600.
Get more from your Minelab EQUINOX metal Detector.
At Minelab, we get your passion. And like you, we never leave any stone unturned. It’s that same grit and determination that drives us to make every product and every innovation just that much better.
What is new?
Difficult ferrous targets — the common enemy for all detectorists. That is until EQUINOX. Hit the download on our EQUINOX update to make those pesky bottle caps, rusty nails and other falsing targets a thing of the past. Fire up the Minelab Update Utility and you’re on your way. It’s simple. You’ll experience the enhanced Iron Bias feature, improved EQUINOX 600 backlight and much more.
Improved Iron Bias
Iron Bias has been enhanced with the addition of a new Iron Bias settings profile. The original EQUINOX Iron Bias 'FE' settings will still be available, but there is now the option to switch to the new Iron Bias 'F2' settings, which have an improved capability to reject a much wider range of difficult iron targets, including bottle caps.
EQUINOX 600 Backlight Brightness
The EQUINOX 600 now has the ability to adjust the backlight brightness to an additional 'Low' setting that matches the minimum setting on the EQUINOX 800. This 'Low' brightness is ideal for detecting at night and in low light conditions.
Download the Minelab Equinox 2.0 update by clicking here!
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