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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.
Okay…Minelab has done it. They’ve officially grabbed my attention with the new CTX 3030! Waterproof, on-board GPS, rugged and possibly more powerful than the legendary E-Trac? or at least so it’s been said… I would love to write up a review on this beast if I can get my hands on one! I’ve been talking with Minelab Marketing (USA) to see what we can work out.
*Disclaimer — This review was generously written for Detectorstuff by Michael Bernzweig of Detector Electronics Corp., a distributing company of the XP DEUS.
XP DEUS Metal Detector Review
XP DEUS is the World’s First Wireless Metal Detector. Why is this such a big deal? Read on, fellow metal detectorists!
It is the hottest metal detector in Europe and NOW the XP DEUS is available in North America.
There are SO MANY features that make the XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector the most exceptional available, it’s difficult to list them in order of importance. Perhaps the most stand-out quality about this detector is its level of SIMPLICITY, while offering futuristic state-of-the-art functionality. Anyone can grab & go with this wireless metal detector and search for any type of treasure. From coins and relics, to gold prospecting and more, all you need is the XP DEUS—it’s the total package!
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!)
Teknetics G2 review
“In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. For the not-so-young man (me), in the Fall my fancy turns to thoughts of metal detecting. The Teknetics G2 arrived just in time to tickle my fancy! (read more…)
Yep…this G2 is a monster! Review coming very soon! Follow our forum thread about the Teknetics G2 here: http://detectorstuff.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=832&pid=5465#pid5465
The White’s Spectra V3i upgrade…Get it!
I was privileged to receive one of the early White’s Electronics “Vision” uber-detectors last year. Without a doubt, the most user configurable metal detector on the planet! Initially, all the settings and options can seem a little overwhelming. However…if you take the time to really learn this machine, you will be rewarded. The Vision/Spectra V3i CANNOT be mastered in a week or even a month. This is a detector that GROWS with you as a hobbyist. If you purchase one, be prepared to dedicate some serious time studying various forum posts and experimenting…but, boy, is it worth it!
Word has it that White’s will offer a full upgrade of the firmware on the Spectra V3/Vision to a new version that adds additional features (quite a few from the report!). It seems it will cost $100 plus shipping to get procedure done in Sweet Home. This is a pretty cool thing (in my opinion). It’s an optional upgrade at a modest price… they could have “sold” a whole new detector, but instead offer it as a service to their customers.
*update* I spoke with Carl at White’s and I’m going to get my Spectra Vision (V3 before the name change) upgraded to the newest firmware/software! I’ll post up a breakdown of the new features and the upgrade experience!