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It is a fairly good guarantee that once you catch the treasure hunting fever there is no turning back. Those that start out with the basic models of metal detectors will soon be thinking of ways to move up in the world of detectors. Finding deep metals that yield large treasure caches is something that all enthusiasts dream about.
For those who are looking to search deeper it is imperative to select a deep seeking metal detector. If you are looking to begin searching for gold and other precious metals that are deeper than one-meter you will need a two box style metal detector.
One of the best models available in the two box metal detector series is the Makro Jeohunter 3D Dual System. This metal detector has outstanding metal discrimination and separates metals into four categories which are gold, non-ferrous, ferrous and steel. For the first time there is a metal detector that gives complete visual analysis of objects before having to dig. The Makro Jeohunter 3D Dual System makes it possible to find precious metals at extreme depths.
Do you have a case of “Yellow Fever”? With gold prices consistently high, more and more people are out searching for that wondrous yellow metal. Gold has always captured the imagination of mankind. Read more about gold and its history HERE (link to wikipedia). Fisher (of metal detecting fame) recently released several gold prospecting/panning kits. Now, I’m first to admit it, I’m a TOTAL NOVICE when it comes to gold panning! However, like most who first venture into prospecting, I’ve done a ton of research about how to “get started”. Youtube can be a wonderful thing for learning panning techniques! Below, you will find my review of Fisher’s new Gold Prospecting Kits and my experiences as a new guy trying to learn a new art… (Click “read more” to…well, read more!)
-Detectorstuff member Ian Pettigrew (AKA draaiorgel) has written up a great new users guide with tips and helpful information on the Garrett Ace 250! Many thanks to Ian for his contribution….
The Ace 250 is an ideal beginner’s machine especially if you know absolutely nothing about metal detecting. (Just like me when I first started)
I had read on many MD forums about what a fabulous machine it was and
the price was right.
You’ll note it’s easy to put together. And will need adjusting to your length, otherwise it’s going to feel real heavy. (i.e. arm cup, lower rod need adjustments)
It’s not to bad when you’ve done that.
Ok when skimming through the manual you’ll note there aren’t many adjustments, just more or less weird names for them.
Just learn them. Oh and it is a bit noes heavy, if to heavy opt for another coil.
In the field:
Well I start out at the park and play around a bit and soon I noted.. “I need a smaller coil!”
One of DetectorStuff’s newest members, Eu-Citizen has hit the ground running with user submitted content! Here’s his review of the DFX…Thanks EU!
When you take it out of the box, it doesn’t really look much. But as soon as you turn it on and want to adjust things.. Whoaa!
Lot’s of adjustments, you could ruin a whole weeks worth of detecting if you’d start out right away and try to adjust everything.
Dave is one of the DetectorStuff forum moderators and an active poster. He is an avid beach hunter and member of CRABS (Carolina Relic and Beach hunting Society). I read this post (originally seen HERE) and saw some cool tips and beach hunting information…since detectorstuff is about “learning”, I asked Dave if we could post it here on the “main” site.
There’s allot of different styles, some work better than others, some work one day and not the next, some just don’t work on certain beaches or for certain people but here’s mine.
DetectorStuff Member Carl Cladoff recently responded to my inquiry about reading beach cuts…and how to find the goodies therein. His response (originally seen HERE) give great insight into the awesome dynamics of surf and wind…and how they factor into whether you finish a hunt with treasure…or nothing! Thanks for allowing me to publish this Carl! -Mark
Yo Mark! I usually refer to those ‘sand cliffs’ you see primarily in the fall and winter as a cut…terminology may vary depending on where you are…
Fisher was kind enough to send it our way for distribution…if our servers can take the downloads! By the way, overlook the mediocre writer in there named “mark”
*Update* WTN is now posted for download on Fisher Labs Website…get it HERE!
As most members know, I did a poll on the “old” Detector Stuff site asking if you would like for us to do “Member Reviews” of metal detectors and accessories. You folks responded “YES!”
This desire by our members to have the ability to post reviews, tips, etc. was one of my motivating factors for moving to this new style site software….So, let’s do it!
- You MUST have owned and used the metal detector or accessory you’re writing about for at least 1 year.
- Pointing out flaws is okay, but this is not a “bash-fest” (I’m sure y’all have seen what I’m talking about)
- Write your review with the idea of “How can I describe this machine/accessory to someone who has never owned one”
- Think of “helpful tips” that you’ve heard, learned or been taught by others.
You can submit your review/tutorial/tip list to me in two ways…
- Email it in any document format to: email@example.com
- Post it in the “Users Submitted Reviews and Articles Discussion” forum.
I will take your work and post it on the front page under “Member Reviews” with credit going to you…it will always be here! Archived forever (or until I’m too broke to pay the site host!) for thousands to read and learn from. Remember, my goal with DetectorStuff.com is to provide tons of cool information that is easy to find, helpful and good for the hobby.
One thing that may help you get started: Pretend you are taking someone metal detecting with you who is using your same make/model metal detector. Imagine it’s the first time they’ve ever used it and have a ton of questions for you since you’ve owned and used one for a long time…
Thanks! I’m looking forward to posting your work and learning from all your experiences!
*DetectorStuff.com reserves the right to NOT post inflammatory reviews that help no one*
First no detector.., then no finds.., then gold!
What A Difference
A Day Makes!
By Tony Mullen
Minted at Charlotte, North Carolina in 1847, this gorgeous Coronet $5 gold piece was the find of a lifetime for Tony Mullen, now a proud member of W&ET’s exclusive “Gold coin Club”
Every treasure hunter has probably had this nightmare. You finally get permission to hunt a particular place that you have been eyeing for quite some time, and then something happens. Something you could never imagine is about to ruin your “perfect opportunity.” Well, that almost happened to me one weekend in March 2001. I hunt with a Fisher CZ-7A and had sent it in to Fisher for some planned maintenance, figuring that I still had time before the weather broke and the hunting season kicked in. I expected that, with transit time included, I would be without a detector for about two weeks. My wife Teresa figured that out, too, and the Honey-do list was a sight to behold!
The first week was not too bad. I was steadily chipping away at “the list.” Then it happened. My father, Frank Mullen, called me from Virginia. He had just turned up an 1852 silver 3 cent piece, having received permission to search a site that dates back to the l770s. We had been watching that place for quite some time. Needless to say,
The look on
Teresa ‘s face was priceless. She just looked at me and asked, “Is it real?”