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Beginner detectorist finds jawbone with three golden teeth (+photos)

The amateur metal detectorist Isaac Jones got a metal detector for Christmas, and he went detecting with his new metal detector nearby the Yuba River, near Nevada City. It was his absolute first time using a detector, and at the start of his detecting, he found some of the usual stuff you find—coins, trash and bullet shells. But after about a kilometer of detecting, he found an unusual item. From the ground he...

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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...

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Amateur detectorist finds Roman Pendant (+photos)

Luke Sansom, an amateur detectorist, was searching near Chester when he unearthed this relic. The roman pendant is made out of silver, and the stone in it is a carnelian gemstone. It portrays a gladiator holding a shield against an animal that loos like a big cat. The detectorist passed on the find to the British Museum to be valued. Mr Sansom has had this hobby for about ten years, when finally found...

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Detectorist finds live hand grenade in her backyard (+photos)

Hope Zahornacky was metal detecting in her backyard when she got a surprise: a hand grenade. After having detetected for a good five years, Hope Zahornacky found one of her most “exciting” finds so far. She states that metal detecting for her is not about making the most valuable find to sell it for a good price, she said, “it is about the history.” One day she decided to walk across her backyard...

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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...

Which metal detector to choose in 2017? (The best Metal Detectors) 7

Which metal detector to choose in 2017? (The best Metal Detectors)

Now we have entered the year of 2017, and many diggers probably think about getting a new detector for the new season. Some has even already started to dig on the 1st and 2nd of January, and others, like me, waiting for when the end of the wind, the cold and the snow go away. The first fields will be ploughed, and there will be new discoveries. Over the past year I have...

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Five handguns found on the shore of the river Thames

An amateur metal detectorist found a stash of five guns while he was detecting along the shores of the river Thames. It was during the low tide that he found them. The guns were found inside a bag together with ammunition, and it looks like they were intentionally buried in the sand. This happened near the Blackfriars Bridge. The detectorist called the police himself after finding the guns. Officers were seen rushing down...

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Old man finds Willys jeep on the beach! (Funny)

  Picture this: you come to the beach with your detector and start digging, hoping to find a ring or some jewelry, but suddenly something happens and you get a strong signal. You start digging, but the signal still does not disappear, it is deeper and deeper. And suddenly …. You notice the hood of a car. This is exactly what happened in this video. Of course it is a joke,...