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The sales of Garrett’s wireless module Z-Lynk has started! (+ Review)

Fellow detectorists, I hasten to inform you: the sales of the new wireless module Garret Z-Lynk has already started in the United States! Soon they are expected in Europe, where dealers have collected pre-orders. MSRP of $ 150 was confirmed. Moreover, I’ve noticed that prices for pre-order from dealers can vary significantly – there are proposals to acquire the module for 130 dollars! ? The set consists of the following...

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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...

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First experience with electrolysis (cleaning silver)

At first I was skeptical to electrolysis. I consider this as a”barbaric” method of cleaning. However, I decided to try it. As a test subject i chose the 15 kopeks silver coin 15 from 1926, with a silver purity of 500. The condition of this coin was no good- it was more dead than alive. There was black tarnish on it, which had previously tried to remove with a little citric acid. There was also...

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New Underwater Detector coming in 2017: The SAR-1 from JW Fishers!

So i recently came across some very interesting news about one of the new metal detectors that 2017 will bring us: the SAR-1 Search and Recovery underwater detector from JW Fishers! This new and interesting detector is specially designed to be used by safety dive teams, law enforcement groups and military units for locating objects in hard, underwater environments. The SAR-1, like many other underwater detectors, gives a vibrating signal trough the handle of the detector when...

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Mudlarking on the banks of the river Thames is not free anymore

Not long ago, the London authorities decided to take money from citizens, digging with or without a detector in the mud on the banks of the river Thames. This “activity” is also popularly called «mudlarking». Now the cost of this “attraction” is 32 pounds per day. But they also made a special discount for citizens of London – 75 pounds for three years of digging! The logic behind this is clear. If...

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Engraving on bayonets of the Wehrmacht / SS (don’t get fooled! + Photos)

Periodically i come across various people who try to innocently ask in social networks and forums whether this is a real engraving on the bayonet and how much it is worth? It is clear that we are dealing with a scammer who tries to possibly find a buyer, because a lot of diggers and collectors wants to take home a little souvenir or an object that would have had to do with the different...

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Minelabs war against XP Detectors – will they survive? (And Depar Detector +, facts)

The French XP Detectors company has a hard life. Minelab, a leading company for more than a decade on the market, are threatening the XP Deus company. XP Detectors and their partner in the United States started stealing technology from the Australians, and it seems like they are beginning to suffer. And not only they, but also their distributors. We have written about how all this started in this article: Did...

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The best settings for the Garrett Ace 400i

To get right into it i will now tell you what settings you have and what is good to use when with the metal detector Ace 400i by Garrett. The menu on this device is quite simple, it is provided with a number of ready-made searching modes, and in addition you have the possibility to create your own. Next, to sort through the mods: Modes: All-Metal – this mode is used if you...

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Did XP Detectors steal technology from Minelab? (facts, proof+)

The detecting season ends not only for diggers, but also manufacturers of metal detectors. For them it is time to roll out new products, start improving previous detectors and develop new technologies and systems. But they also are aware about stealing technology, which were spent big sums of money on developing, especially if we are talking about the company Minelab, the famous manufacturer of metal detectors. And we have already heard about Chinese copying...

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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...