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First look at the Nokta Fors Gold Plus (photos+)

Today we have a product from 2015 – Nokta Fors Gold Plus from the Turkish manufacturer of metal detectors, Nokta. This device is a professional detector for finding gold. Let’s look what’s inside? Model features Manufacturer: Nokta (Turkey) Model: Fors Gold Plus Search modes: 3 programs Display: yes Technologies: VLF Frequency 19 kHz VDI / Digital The purpose-ID :: yes Manual ground balance: yes Automatic Ground Balance: yes Device noise reduction: No...

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Makro Racer 2 – Photos, thoughts and review

Salute digger! About the box, packaging and first photos of this detector, I wrote in a previous post, you will find this post here. But now I will share my experience of using this device. In fact, the detector first gave me a bit of mixed feelings. The first ting that was srange – why did it make such fun and unusual sounds? I looked at the menu, I played with the settings,...

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Is it necessary to buy additional coils for your detector?

Each year I have this issue – do i need additional coils for my detector? We already have the standard coils which you can freely use without any problems. And also, the additional coils are very suspicious – who knows how and where they were manufactured? And if it breaks down, you can’t exactly take it for repair or replacement under warranty. However, the tought of the arrival on the field, and return with nothing (using standard...

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Garret ACE 400i – what’s in the box

Hi all! Finally I got new Garret ACE 400i and now can describe what’s inside the box.  On the top there are some roman coins with green idyllic fields on background. Let’s start! To be honest, the box content made me happy. All You need is down here: detector, coil, earphones, covers, warranty, user guide, etc. Now I’ll show You all a little bit closer… Detector with it’s display, which...

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Digging with the CORS Giant coil! (review, photos+)

So, not looking at the awful weather over here, i managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of detecting between the rainstorms. I went out to try out my new CORS Giant coil, and to be honest, i got some unexpected surprises. First of all, when i started assembling it, the bolt to the coil caught my attention. The bolt that comes with the Giant coil is kind of...

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Makro Racer 2 – Review of the kit and first impressions

When there was a new metal detector released by the Turkish company Makro, the Makro Racer I reacted skeptically to this. How many metal detector manufacturers are there? Probably just another random manufacturer. But a few months later it began to appear interesting reviews, videos and photo reports about it and I thought about bying the Makro Racer. However, a year later, the company released a new version – Makro Racer 2, I...

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Garrett, Minelab and gold pans! (Competing, facts+)

The amount of  “talk” has increased greatly the last ten years (thanks to the internet), and i think the detectorists have noticed it too. I personally dont like to post and “announce” things like “Fisher is releasing a New detector in August, Deus is coming out with a new model the same month!”, and then we reach September and rumors remains rumors. In this blog we only write checked and researched...

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Diggin’ coins with Nokta Fors Relic using big coil (+photos)

Here is my report from the last weekend being digging on a farmfield using Nokta Fors Relic detector. So far I decided to improve it a little bit and added big DD coil. This is 39.5×34 cm (15.5″x13″) searching coil produced by Nokta as well. First of all I managed to play around with DEP (Deep) mode and high sensitivity level (set at 85) on a open hayfield near the...

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Bredon Hill Hoard (<3000 roman coins)

It is a story from June 2011. Two guys from Redditch (Worcestershire, England), Jethro Carpenter and Mark Gilmour, were detecting on a farmland on Bredon Hill while they found something. At the depth about 50cm there were several sherds of pottery and coins… quite many coins. Yes, it was a big clay pot full of 3rd century coins! When realized it they contacted local Finds Liaison Officer. After a couple...

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Diggin’ WW2 with the Makro Racer 2 (photos+)

After I bought the brand new Makro Racer 2, during a very short time (less than a season, the unit was released in 2016!) it became the metal detector for all my needs. Even though I haven’t gotten down to the beach with it yet, I have dug a lot of coins from the Russian Empire. But recently I went to a place where there were some small battles in...