News broke over the weekend of some school children in northern Israel finding an incredibly rare gold coin in a stream. The coin, a solidus minted by the Emperor Theodosius II in Constantinople (now Istanbul) around 420 CE. Similar coins are known from the byzantine empire but this is the first of its type ever found in Isreal.
There was a famous gold coin dug up in England by a redditor last month with his trusted Minelab CTX 3030, Europe is rich with history and still plenty of gold to be found, especially with your metal detectors!
If your interested in the most valuable gold treasure ever found, check out this list of the 10 most valuable treasures ever
we've been seeing more news and testing demos of Fisher's latest machine, the all new Pulse detector for 2019, the Impulse AQ.
While pulse metal detectors have been around for some time now, they have always have issues with discrimination. Fisher seem to have solved this issue with the Impulse AQ as early prototype tests seem to be getting great reviews over in Russia. The technology has been refined by the Bulgarians and we expect to see this metal detector materialize sometime before the end of 2019. it's currently in prototype and testing stage and all the signs are this new tech is very promising!
Recently, some Minelab equinox 600 and 800 owners have commented about their problems identifying silver accurately with their detectors over the last several months. Some owners even threatened to sue Minelab, forcing faster firmware releases than expected. With the new firmware, Equinox series detectors are hoping to have better silver identification along with some other small fixes and software tweaks. The user interface and depth gauge indicator have received updates as well as some other user profile functions some owners were claiming to be bugged.
The new update is available to download now via the Minelab update utility on your PC or mac, after downloading the update utility, connect your machine to your computer via USB and turn on your unit. The update utility will detect your existing firmware and prompt for updated versions if available. if your device is ready for an update you will see a notice displayed to proceed.
Time will tell if this update has fixed
Big Boys Hobbies is pleased to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated XP ORX gold metal detectors. We now have limited availability in stock but don't expect these new machines to last long! head on over to the XP ORX Metal Detector page to grab yours!
If you'd like to learn more about the XP ORX features you can head here for an in depth roundup of all it's features and specifications. If you have any questions on this, or any other detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to
One of the biggest benefits of the latest generation of metal detectors is the ability to keep its software upto date and get all the new settings as and when they are released. Minelab have just released their latest software update for the Equinox series (600 and 800)
Included with this update is:
Silver Target Indication
IDs for silver coins on edge have been improved.
Depth Gauge Indications
The depth gauge is more accurate and stable at all depths.
General improvements to the user interface and user profile functions.
It's important you keep all your software upto date to make sure you're not missing on any security features, or any new functionality that gets added with each version.
XP Deus WS4 / WS5 Headphone new features:
- TX Power
- Automatic Ground Tracking
- Frequency offset (35 frequencies with the new X35)
- Iron volume
- Audio Response
XP Deus Version 5 offers the following updates:
We're excited to announce that we have recently launched a new category on our website for Nokta Metal Detectors.
The Nokta Impact series are hailed as some of the best "all round" multi frequency detectors on the market currently and we're excited what their future technology will bring.
You can check out our Nokta Impact metal detector packages here and if you have any questions, as always feel free to contact us at any time.
We're seeing various reports of fake Garrett AT Pro pointers circulating, mostly from eBay. The fakes seem to be using an almost identical hard shell (though slightly different shade of orange) with good looking box, case and paperwork but the cap and internals are very cheap. These fakes are unreliable and not protected by any warranty. We always advise against purchasing from international sellers, especially via eBay. If you are looking to buy a Garrett AT Pro pointer, please purchase directly from an authorized Garrett Dealer. It's really important to note, the fakes are NOT waterproof as you can see in the pictures.
The images are from the Garrett AT Pro Users Facebook Group:
We'd like to announce a brand new vendor for BBH, Steve's Detector Rods!
Steve's Detector rods are made of the highest quality materials, right here in the USA, in his shop in Norman, OK. What sets these CTX 3030 rods apart is the price and build quality. These rods have exceptional hand-assembled levels of detail and quality, they are made from carbon fiber tubes with engineering grade plastics to sustain the test of time.
We're excited to add this product to our store and stand behind these rods 100%. Check them out now! Steves CTX Custom Hand Built Lower Rod
Big Thanks to Silverfiend for this excellent Equinox 800 guestpost!
When I first read the announcement of the Minelab Equinox detector at the Detectival event in England, I must admit to feeling excited! What they promised was an affordable, multi-frequency, waterproof, lightweight detector which you could change from multi-frequency to a choice of single frequencies. I finally got to open my very own Minelab Equinox 800 detector on the spring equinox of 22 March. Even though I only have a few hours on it, I LOVE what I am seeing.
Even just taking all the parts out of the box, I could tell this was going to be a feather weight compared to the Minelab CTX3030 I have been using for the last 5 years. The fit and finish of the parts are nice, and if you’ve ever put a metal detector together before you won’t have to look at any instructions to figure it out. For anyone loo