We are a few months away from winter and sadly this is kind of the low season for outdoor activities including metal detecting. Indeed, most detectorists find themselves in a situation where they put their beloved detector in their closet and just wait for spring to start hunting again …
This is especially the case if snow falls in your area!
In this article, I share with you some ideas to find opportunities to successfully metal detect in winter even if it is snowy.
Should you metal detect in the snow?
The only reason you shouldn’t consider metal detecting in the snow is when there is some sort of risk. For example, cold weather in some areas could be unbearable for normal human beings which might lead to some bad health repercussions.
Also, if your area is full of ice that could cause slippery, I would definitely advise you to not take the risk. I was a victim of this myself and this has almost cau
Last week a young couple strolling along the China beach in San Francisco was almost knocked over by a rogue wave, when the young woman regained her balance, she quickly realized the wave had knocked off her engagement ring into the ocean! while she frantically searched the sand to no avail, the ring, a family heirloom, had seemingly vanished.
The young woman called Ring finders, a service that helps connect people to seasoned detectorists around the world, Marshal Smith got the call and was at the beach at 9 am the next day to meet up and begin the hunt for the lost ring.
The initial chances of recovery after 24 hours seemed slim but shortly into the hunt, Smith got a strong signal and was able to find the missing ring! Obviously, this young lady was over the moon and this tale had a very happy ending. We are starting to hear about stories much like this one
It's been a while since a new metal detector in the works has caught our eye, the latest from nokta makro may very well be the machine we have been waiting for. Here's everything we know so far, though some of these details may change, if it ends up with this spec it will be one of our most popular machines, especially given nokta makros aggressive pricing! NOTE: We do not currently have a release date or finalized pricing but will update this post when that information becomes available!
Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Technology.
Nokta Makro claims this new multi frequency technology is superior to its more expensive competitors. The detector will also offer many single frequencies. If done correctly, this could be huge for the machine's popularity and sales potential as multi frequency technology has usually been reserved for more expensive / full featured metal detectors.
User replaceable & removable battery
We get asked about gold detecting often here at BBH. With the way the world economy is at the moment and gold prices set to soar we thought it would be a good time to talk about metal detecting for gold, learning what to look for and some of the characteristics that can be displayed on your metal detector.
Gold can vary widely! For instance one could define gold as nuggets, gold flakes, placer gold, gold rings and the most common gold jewelry
In a nutshell, all the metal detectors we sell will detect gold, however, like with most things, some machines are better than others. Some have higher frequency is more specific to hitting a lower conductor like gold. No machine will detect gold only and disregard everything else unfortunately though. If that Detector ever hits the market it would be a huge success to say the least.
If you want to detect gold exclusively
Southeby's auctions sold it's most valuable coin ever recently, almost doubling the previous world record at $18.9 million us dollars. The staggering amount was paid for one of the rarest gold coins the US ever produced.
The "Double Eagle" as it has been dubbed features lady liberty on one side and a flying eagle on the other, Only a handful of these super rare coins are believed to exist after the US government demanded their return back in 1944. The government wanted these coins back for gold smelting so badly, they ordered the secret service declared any unreturned coins be classified as stolen!
The one recently sold is the only one that can be legally possessed after lengthy court battles between the US treasury and its previous owner. Given this coins rarity and scarcity, It begs the question, how many of them were buried for safe keeping?! Could you imagine digging up one of these?
Kevin Hoagland recently did a full and comprehensive field test of XP's Batea gold pan. Here's his final thoughts and conclusion, you can read the full article over at the XP detector website. The XP Batea is not a novelty pan, it is a serious tool for the gear box and one that I think you will find yourself using more and more often than you think you will right now.
It is a bit bulkier than what you are used to, but the design of the flattop grip area makes all the difference in the world. Think about it this way, take your favorite gold pan and put a shelf around it to make it even easier to hold onto and use. Now to the part about it being innovative. The Defragmenter is, as I said earlier, the key and the smartest thing I have seen done to a gold pan. Riffles are one thing, but this unit tears down challenging soils like I have never seen without the chance of blowing your gold past a riffle.
Will it work
RNB Innovations have just introduced a brand new Lithium battery designed for the Minelab Vanquish series of detectors. We're proud to stock these USA made batteries that can power your vanquish detectors for upto 30 hours on a single charge!
The RNB-6000 Vanquish Battery pack is available on our store now and will work on all Minelab Vanquish Models including the 340, 440 and 540. It features USB-C charging, plus charging status indication lights, with high quality lithium ion cells providing 6,000mAh, or upto a possible 30 hours of metal detecting!
If you have any questions on this, or any of the other products we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us, happy hunting!
After over 50 years in the Industry, whites have decided to retire and sell all technology, branding and machines to Garrett. We are sad to see the whites family retire, but glad their name and products can live on under the garrett banner.
Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich commented, “The White family and the Garrett family have had a high level of respect for one another as competitors in the sport market for decades. Now we at Garrett are proud to combine our respective legacies as Garrett continues on as the premier American metal detector company.”
We hope Garrett can continue to bring the whites tradition to metal detecting and the name live on. What are your thoughts on the acquisition? Let us know in the comments below!
I JUST RECEIVED MY APEX AND IT WILL NOT TURN ON. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The Apex uses a lithium rechargeable battery. These batteries are shipped from the factory with a minimal amount of charge. Sometimes this charge is used up during production testing. We recommend charging the Apex for 4 to 5 hours prior to use to ensure a full charge. The battery icon on the LCD will blink to indicate that charging is in progress.
APEX IS SAID TO FULLY CHARGE IN 4 TO 5 HOURS. MINE HAS BEEN PLUGGED IN FOR 6 HOURS AND IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE CHARGING VERY FAST. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The rapid charging system in Apex requires 500 ma. (1/2 ampere) to achieve the fastest charge. Most wall chargers can supply