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The Air Metal Detector – A Very Interesting Novelty Of 2019! (Photos, Specifications, News+)

The modern metal detector was invented in the 1920s and have been in development ever since. From first being a device for finding landmines to becoming a device for archeologists and hobby enthusiasts, the detector has gone through many stages of development and technology leaps. Today we have everything from wireless and compact to waterproof and lightweight detectors, and it would seem that we get more improvements every day. But...

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Nokta Makro 9″ Mono Coil – Our Review!

DD coils have been dominating the metal detector market for almost a decade, and it would seem that you can put an end to concentric or mono coils, but this is not the truth! Have you ever dug with a mono-coil? I remembered those glorious times when mono-coils were popular and no one wanted to think about anything else … But this story is not about that, but about how...

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Two WW2 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Found At Depths Of More Than 4000 Meters! (News, Photos+)

Underwater images show virtually undamaged aircraft, cannons, and tractors aboard the aircraft carriers that have been lying on the seabed since World War II. (Press on the images to see them in full screen plus description) Spectacular wreckage of the USS “Hornet”. The two 225 meters long aircraft carrier USS “Wasp” and USS “Hornet” were found in January, but only now is the news released that both have been discovered....

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Fisher Impulse AQ – A New Pulse Metal Detector With Metal Discrimination! (2019 Novelty, First Photos!)

Yes, fellow detectorists, it has happened! Fisher Labs has announced its new product – the Fisher Impulse AQ metal detector! Fundamentally a new development and, it seems, a revolutionary device in the world of metal detectors. It was not possible to test much of the novelty, it was hidden at the Fisher Lab stand at IWA Outdoors 2019. The “fishers” do not like to give away too much information, but...

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Luftwaffe Heinkel-111 Bomber Plane At The Bottom Of The Black Sea (WW2 Finds, Photos+)

There are a lot of different objects and finds left on the earth, and especially underwater, from the largest war in history. And the Black Sea is no exception. The Heinkel 111 bomber plane, the workhorse of the Luftwaffe. They went through the whole war – they bombed Warsaw and Gdansk in 1939, London in 1940, Kiev, Minsk in 1941, Moscow and Leningrad. They were often shot down and it...

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Restoring German Helmets With Wax! (Diggers Tips, Photos+)

I recently acquired a very fine piece, an original German M42 Stahlhelm. Now this helmet was in a good condition with the original paint and everything, but I had one question: was there anything I could do to make it look better and add some value to it without destroying it in any way? And does it work for a “dug” German helmet? The answer is: yes! As some of...

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The History Of Russian Steel Helmets from 1916-1945, By Ivan Karabanov (Diggers Library+)

Greetings, fellow diggers, and collectors! I continue my topic of “A diggers/collectors library”, in which I introduce you to all the books and works from my personal library, which can be useful for any digger or collector in order to expand the horizons and gain new knowledge. For all the WW2/war relics diggers, it will be interesting to know the history of the Russian steel helmet, because as it turned...

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What Metal Detector To Buy In 2019?

Hello, friends! Here I have another very useful post for the upcoming new year – which metal detector should you choose and buy in this new year of 2019? A difficult topic, because there are many models and the choice is really huge and wide. Digging through forums, watching YouTube, reading different opinions and reviews of other detectorists is usually what you have to do, but I decided to make...

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Detecting WW2 Location – Mysterious Dog-Tag Found! (Diggers Story, Photos+)

I and my friend recently sat around and had some spare time and decided, therefore, to go detecting. Although the weather forecast wasn’t very promising with lots of rain and the temperatures threatening to be below zero degrees, we still decided to defy the northern “winter” weather. The last couple of winters here up north have been very unpredictable; one day there can be half a meter of snow, and...