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Excavation Of An Old Inn – Testing The Makro Multi Kruzer (Photos+)

We continue the story of the Inn excavation. The first part can be found here! I want to share my first experience of excavating an old building. Back in the spring, in the midst of the digging season, I went with a fellow detectorist to an “empty” field, and according to the stories of other experienced diggers, a lot of coins were found on this field, mostly royal silver from...


XP MI-6 Pinpointer (Our Review!)

For what you need a pinpointer and what it is useful for, during detecting, we have already written and told about a million times. I even wrote a post on this topic, but now, it seems to me, everyone knows that digging without a pinpointer means spending a lot of time digging out the find. And what if you dig tiny hammered coins? These finds are difficult to find without...


Thracian Helmets Are Works Of Art! (Finds, Photos+)

Have you heard a story about two guys from Macedonia who dug up an incomprehensible ancient jug and sold it to a tourist from Germany for a penny? The jug turned out to be an old helmet and the tourist from Germany became a millionaire in one day. The morality is simple – you need to know your finds! And be able to determine them. But we will not only...


Golden Mask 5+ SE – Our Review Of The Metal Detector! (Settings, Tips, Photos+)

Greetings fellow detectorists! I have used the metal detectors from Golden Mask for a long time, this is so to say not the first year. I have some experience with the Golden Mask 4 PRO and the Golden Mask 5+, but in 2018 the manufacturer introduced a further improvement, the Golden Mask 5+ SE, which means SE-Special Edition, probably. So to speak, an even more improved version of the famous...


HF Elliptical 24×13 cm Coil For The XP Deus! (Review, Photos+)

Greetings, fellow diggers! It so happened that we slowly study the XP Deus and the coils to it, and just recently I got my hands on something that I borrowed from a friend, who mainly detects at the beaches of the sea. This thing was a high-frequency elliptical coil for the Deus, and I decided to make a small review and opinion on this coil. The HF elliptical coil was...


V5 Update Available For The XP Deus! (Link+)

So, the manufacturer of XP finally released the V5.0 update for the Deus! We have already written about this novelty, but here’s a brief summary: V 5.0 supports the three new X35 coins You’ll have more advanced options in the menu of the wireless headphones WS4 and WS5 The download link can be found here. Enjoy?


XP Deus Settings For Littered Places (Tips From Experienced Detectorists)

Unlike other metal detectors with preinstalled search programs and not very much freedom in changing settings, the XP Deus metal detector allows itself to be adjusted for use on any soil and any detecting conditions to the maximum. Of course, the depth of the detector is not the deepest, but the depth is not important where other metal detectors do not see certain objects, for example – medieval silver, gold,...


Updates For The XP Deus: Version 5.0 And Three New X35 Coils! (New from XP Detectors)

Greetings, friends! Yesterday, on the official site of XP Detectors, they posted news about the upcoming new version of the update V5 (5.0) and the release of three new coils labeled X35. But what does this mean? Let’s look at it in order. 3 new X35 coils It seems like the era of black coils, which have been produced for more than 10 years, is coming to an end, they...


Detecting Point – A Medieval Hoard! (News, Photos+)

We literally walk around on different ancient objects and relics. What now seems like garbage for us, will be excellent finds for future archaeologists and diggers. And here is a simple example – on a construction site in Tallinn, the workers invited archeologists after cleaning the surface of the territory of buildings and debris, to check and see what can be found in one of the oldest parts of the...


Detecting In Germany Part 2: Napoleon’s Ring, The German Empire And Roman Coins! (Diggers Story, Finds, Photos+)

If you haven’t read it yet, part 1 of this story can be found here! Continuation of “Detecting in Germany”, part 2: We woke up on the following day, we ate breakfast, took our already pre-packed backpacks with all its necessities, and of course, the “Garrett Deus”, as you remember from the last part of this story. We met up with Nico from yesterday and hit the road on the...