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Destroying detectors worth $ 9 million? Minelab destroys fake devices (photo+)

China is ahead of the rest. It seems like they love to take and copy something expensive, and they are pretty good at it too! But one thing will remain the same: the quality will be very low and very far from the original. But maybe there is no differences between the same phones that are manufactured in China, but highly professional instruments like metal detectors, the Chinese still do not know how...

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Looking for a new place for coins hunting with ACE 400i (photos+)

I decided to spend my Sunday morning looking for a new place for coin hunting. According to this idea I went through the really old alleys near the former estate. Now this place looking abandoned. It’s golden time gone away many years ago, but there were some visitors walking around and watching me with an interest while I was jumping from side to side over the road waving my ACE...

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The Canals of St. Petersburg and its treasures (photos of finds+)

It has been proven multiple times that there is possible to find incredible treasures in the most sophisticated places. Moreover, the more sophisticated the place is, the more likely you are to be there first. While most of the mainstream detectorists go digging at fields and forests, some people manage to dig in the heart of the city. An example of this – looking for teasures in St. Petersburg’s canals. The...

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Intriguing find from the river in Staffordshire (photos+)

Hi all! I am just sharing photos of a fresh spectacular find from UK. Actually here is a pewter spoon with the woman figure (Aphrodite?) on the top of a handle. It has been found on a shingle island that was midway across the river in Staffordshire. Probably it had been brought there in a strong storm. While the further investigation is still ongoing in social network I would make...

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New coil for GPZ 7000 will be available very soon! (video+)

Hot news from Australia regarding GPZ 19 Super-D Coil will be available for purchase quite soon! Sales in Australia starts on 14th of November 2016 and soon all around the globe. GPZ 19 coil will take much more deeper – plus average 30%. Moreover, it has more ground coverage and less noise. Well, it’s definitely will be one level up for the owner of such an outstanding gold-hunting machine like Minelab...

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Wallet, cross and other finds with the X-Terra 505 (+ photos)

Today the snow fell, and i’ll admit i want to go out detecting. Another month or two and the frosts will hit. Moreover, my comrades have such good findings, and i just sit here … I don’t know about you, but I’ll pack my backpack. If not today, then tomorrow, I am sure to go detecting! And here we have a story of an outstanding detecting hour i must say! And...

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Antique gold ring found, and almost thrown away!

Lee R, an amateur detectorist recently made an amazing find. When he was out detecting with his “ebay metal detector” as he called it, he found a very rare ring, estimated to be worth over 22 000 euros! The detectorist had only started detecting one and a half year ago, when he decided to buy a basic detector from the site ebay. He then joined a detecting club, and found...

First look at the CORS Fire coil 2

First look at the CORS Fire coil!

So I finally received a new coil from CORS Labs, the CORS Fire! A little annotation before i begin this review: I have this coil for my Garrett AT Pro, but it is also available for other detectors. First off, let’s start with some specifications for this coil: -The size of this coil is 38 cm/ 15″ -It weighs 750g, which is a good weight for this coil. -Both coil...

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Garrett AT PRO or Minelab X-Terra 705? A comparison of the metal detectors

Very often, diggers are asking me the same question – which detector is best: Garrett AT PRO or Minelab X-Terra 705? I have long tried to find the cons and pros of the two most popular metal detectors and all comprehension took me a long time. I went with the Garrett AT PRO, as many others went with the Minelab – X-Terra 705 and so I think it is time...

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Garrett AT PRO 2? A new Garrett detector coming in 2017!

The Garrett company has one person who makes all the very important and necessary decisions, and he is called Henry Tellez (Henry Tellez or Tellets, I will use the first option), the Director of International Sales and Marketing. Here he is in a photo: At a recent rally in the Netherlands, he talked about the upcoming 2017, the year that a new product, a new Garrett AT PRO 2 (so far no name...