Metal Detecting Blog
A blog all about metal detecting and metal detectors
News broke over the weekend of some school children in northern Israel finding an incredibly rare gold coin in a stream. The coin, a solidus minted by the Emperor Theodosius II in Constantinople (now Istanbul) around 420 CE. Similar coins are known from the byzantine empire but this is the first of its type ever found in Isreal.
There was a famous gold coin dug up in England by a redditor last month with his trusted Minelab CTX 3030, Europe is rich with history and still plenty of gold to be found, especially with your metal detectors!
If your interested in the most valuable gold treasure ever found, check out this list of the 10 most valuable treasures ever found, it's worth the read and should help keep the excitement to get get out there and dig dig dig!
If you would like to start metal detecting and see what treasure await you, please don't hesitate to give us a call and see how we can help you on your gold coin journey!
New lower price on the CRAZY Deep Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi Water Proof metal Detector! $764.15!
Call us at 405-206-9010 or email us at Bart@bigboyshobbies.net for info or to order! Or as always order with pay pal, credit card or amazon pay right from our website!
Check out the 3 brand new coils for your Nokta Makro Kruzer and Anfibio Series metal Detector! Click the links for more info or pricing. Or of course call 405-206-9010 or email us Bart@bigboyshobbies.net for other questions!
All new XP Deus MI-4 / MI-6 Stem support for your XP Pin Pointer!
Now quickly attach your XP Deus Mi-6 or any other pin pointer for that matter to the side of your XP or ORX detector. No more losing it in the field or reaching back to grab your pin pointer and cant find it.The XP stem support for your pointer attaches firmly to your XP Deus or XP ORX metal Detector.
Works with all pin pointers!
Click this link for more info! MI-4 / MI-6 XP DEUS STEM SUPPORT
Are Fisher about to release a New Pulse Metal Detector? Learn more about the upcoming Fisher Impulse AQ 2019!
we've been seeing more news and testing demos of Fisher's latest machine, the all new Pulse detector for 2019, the Impulse AQ.
While pulse metal detectors have been around for some time now, they have always have issues with discrimination. Fisher seem to have solved this issue with the Impulse AQ as early prototype tests seem to be getting great reviews over in Russia. The technology has been refined by the Bulgarians and we expect to see this metal detector materialize sometime before the end of 2019. it's currently in prototype and testing stage and all the signs are this new tech is very promising!
Some key points coming out of Russia:
- Currently in the final testing stages before production begins
- Tonality: in the “all metals” mode - one tone, then there is the “2 tones” mode and the “mute” mode.
- The machine is built strong with durable cables and waterproof components
- Battery life is expected to be ~10 hours
- There is no screen, just 5 knobs for settings and selections.
- It won't be cheap, pricing estimates are currently between $2000 and $2500
- The test units weigh 1.8KG and are well balanced
First impressions so far are good but we'll have to wait and see how this new pulse metal detector from fisher pans out. we'll keep you updated with any more news on this machines when we receive it. If you have any questions on metal detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Then Minelab Equinox 800 and Equinox 600 can be VERY successful on silver caches or stacks of silver coins if setup up correctly. A few quick tips below from Minelab and a video will get you out in the field armed for success!
Minelab Suggests Using Park 1 for your base. Do a factory reset by holding the power button down till you see FP on the screen to be sure you have everything on your Equinox set right.
Next set the Frequency to Multi IQ
Recovery speed set to 1
Iron Bias 0
Sensitivity set as high as possible without excessive chatter and feedback from the ground.
These settings and watching the video below will ensure you best success on finding a Stack of silver dollars hidden in your great Grandpas backyard!
As always call 405-206-9010 or email us at Bart@bigboyshobbies.net for any questions on a Metal Detector or for any unadvertised specials!
Minelab Silver Cache settings
Ever been walking along the beach and found a gun? This is what happened to a German man in the baltic sea. Alexander Ladwig was with his father and his dog walking along the beach near the town of Wabbs in Schleswig-Holstein and found a box containing 30 German handguns used in WW II. He gathered up all the 30 guns in the box and alerted authorities of the find. Sadly the government took them from him.
In the pictures below you will see what looks to be several Browning high power 9 MM, Astra pistols and Walter P-38s. All of these were very common guns used by the Germans in WWII. The government that relieved him of his finds confirmed they came from Wehrmacht stocks.
Have you ever found a gun while metal detecting? If so did you turn it in? If I were Mr Alexander Ludwig I would be going back to that area with my metal detector!
Recently, some Minelab equinox 600 and 800 owners have commented about their problems identifying silver accurately with their detectors over the last several months. Some owners even threatened to sue Minelab, forcing faster firmware releases than expected. With the new firmware, Equinox series detectors are hoping to have better silver identification along with some other small fixes and software tweaks. The user interface and depth gauge indicator have received updates as well as some other user profile functions some owners were claiming to be bugged.
The new update is available to download now via the Minelab update utility on your PC or mac, after downloading the update utility, connect your machine to your computer via USB and turn on your unit. The update utility will detect your existing firmware and prompt for updated versions if available. if your device is ready for an update you will see a notice displayed to proceed.
Time will tell if this update has fixed the silver identification issues the equinox series has faced, but at least Minelab is aware of the issue and working diligently to resolve it. we'll have to wait and see what our users report over the coming weeks if the firmware update was a success or not, keep an eye on our blog for more updates on this issue and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the metal detectors we sell at BBH!
You might remember an old blog we wrote about beach metal detecting and what metal detector you would need. You have read that here. What Metal Detector do I need to go salt water beach hunting?
While still great info on that post there are two machines out now by Minelab that have changed dramatically how we look at beach detecting. Imagine a new metal detector that is wireless, multi frequency, light weight, waterproof to 10 feet under $900 and has a fast recovery..... Introducing the new Minelab Equinox 800 and 600 models.
The Equinox 600 has wired phones and lacks the gold nugget hunting mode of the 800 but it comes in at a great price of $649. Also the 600 range of settings does not allow the user to have the fine tooth adjustments range the 800 does but still a VERY VERY good choice for salt water beach hunting or old parks and yards. Not only is it a good beach machine but a KILLER silver coin machine.
The Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector is my weapon of choice! I LOVE the wireless headphones Minelab includes. Just turn on and go. If you have a old set of wired phones you love you can still use those to. Just use the supplied Minelab WM-08 wireless module that comes with the 800 standard. Plug right in and go!
The 800 is OUTSTANDING on the beach and old parks for deep silver coins. Great relic machine to as it hits those deep bullets and relics due to the 5 frequencies it run simultaneously just like the 600. Fast recovery speed in heavy iron to that can handle all the really tough spots.
As always if you have any questions or looking for other deals call or email us. We have a excellent bundle on both machines and are will to adjust it to get you what you need. We would be glad to work with you and get you set up correctly to find the next lost pirates chest full of gold coins on the beach or old farm field!
Bart at BigBoysHobbies.net
Firstly, the XP ORX is lighter. 40 grams less to be exact. The weight loss comes from the lighter shaft. It is injected molded now and all out of plastic. Probably not all that noticeable to swing but it may not end up as sturdy of a machine as the XP Deus.
Another big thing that the ORX lacks is all the frequencies in the new X35 coils for the XP Deus. The Deus can run 35 frequencies on the new X35 coils. The ORX can only handle 21. Xp can go as low as 3.7 Khz. ORX has a low of 13 Khz. Everyone knows he lower the frequency the more depth you can achieve. Will the ORX be as deep as the Deus?? Might need to do some DEUS vs ORX testing to find out!
The XP Deus also has 11 preset programs where the ORX only has 4+2. I mean who doesn't like preset programs to tweak when starting out?
The XP Deus has an advanced menu that allows unlimited tweaking to really bring out the best in the machine. This is a huge factor for guys that like to turn down the iron and really become "ONE" with their machine! Sadly the ORX does not have an advanced menu which means no serious tweaking for this hard hit sites to bring out the coins and hidden relics that were missed.
The headphones on the ORX can not control the machine like the XP wireless WS-4 phones and XP Wireless WS-5 phones can. No more leaving your XP Deus remote in the truck and doing your tweaking with the phones on the ORX. The Wireless phones on the ORX are just speakers only. No screen or buttons other than the on/off switch.
If you have any other questions or want a better deal than listed on the XP Deus or XP ORX than listed on our website feel free to call us at 405-206-9010 or email us at Bart@bigboyshobbies.net
Happy hunting, Bart