Category: Diggers tips

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Why choose Garrett Z-Lynk?

We got hold of the Garrett Z-Lynk for 129 EUR in February 2017. How is this different from a set of cheap Chinese devices, you may ask? Well here is the answer! 1. The manufacturer assures us that the transmission rate is very high and there is no delay. Rather, it is little, it is equal to 17 milliseconds – that’s 0,017 seconds! This is six times faster than Bluetooth. 2. This...

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How to identify the year on old Russian coins! (Photos +)

When i once found a coin from time of Emperor Peter I, I was a bit puzzled. I was unable to find even a year on the coin after I washed it thoroughly. I could not spot any familiar markings that indicated the year. The fact is that Russian coins up to 1722 had the year written in the old Cyrillic alphabet. Moreover, it was a matter of course for other...

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German “Feldflasche 1931” (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

When detecting WW2 artifacts, one of the most frequent findings beside bullets can be German field flasks. And now we will discuss the most common German canteens that you will find from World War II. Of the many canteens which can occur when detecting a ww2 battlefield is the early-war model. This model, the 1931 German “Feldflasche 1931”, was used in all parts of the war, from the beginning to the end in May...

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Teknetics T2 or Minelab X-Terra 705? Which professional detector to choose!

Soon the season will start and it’s time to get a professional metal detector to get around all the good places where you had finds last year. Think there is nothing there anymore? In vain. There will be finds, but they will be found by the first people to get there at the start of the season. Every spring I pick up on many places with lot of coins. Every...

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Where to dig? (The eternal question)

While the yard is full of snow and it is still winter, I will suggest you to find new places to dig. Constantly I hear this question from my fellow diggers, so I think it necessary to tell you my views on this matter. Where to begin? Let’s look at everything in order. To understand where to go detecting, you need to have the necessary knowledge of local history and...

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Why do I need to ground balance my detector? (Diggers Tips +)

When I had just started to detect, I did not understand anything when the more experienced diggers said strange words: “discrimination”, “Ground Balance”, “mineralization”. Especially, when I bought my first metal detector, I did not even know that it was necessary to do some ground balancing. Why do I need to ground balance my metal detector? And did you know that if you do not adjust the ground balance properly,...

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Fisher in the mud (Raincovers for the Fisher?)

For me, the covers for Fisher (my Fisher F75) was particularly necessary, because I often dig in any weather, and my kit did not include this accessory. I got my cases through a friend of one craftsman who makes such things at home, and takes not as much as stores from the internet. Maybe it is pleasant to dig when it is hot on a dry lawn, but this happens...

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A Hoard Of Garrett Ace Detectors (which one to choose?)

  In 2016, Garrett presented a restyled line of detectors for beginners and professionals – Garrett ACE 200 / 200i, ACE 300 / 300i and ACE 400 / 400i. To clarify the similarities and differences between these models in order to make it easier for you, I will explain it now. To start off, all the new detectors have a VDI in the range of 1 to 99, as well as...

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Tips and settings for Minelab E-Trac (+ Video)

To this day i haven’t written so much about the Minelab E-Trac here. We have kind-of undeservedly passed by this detector, which is not good. We hope to fix that very soon.? The internet contains a lot of unnecessary information, and therefore it sometimes is very difficult to find something useful for a  E-Trac user, especially for those just starting out. I will try, in the new season 2017, to change this...

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Why do you need a pinpointer? (Experienced diggers tips)

I remember when I was just starting metal detecting, I did not consider a pinpointer for a necessary gadget to have. I had a metal detector with the standard mono coil, and therefore i did not dig any deep holes. Therefore i often found the target pretty quickly. “And why do we need this pinpointer?” – I thought then. I kept on thinking so until a friend of mine gave me...