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  1. Detectorist uncovers treasure from Robin Hood's Sherwood Forrest

    A Captivating story coming out of England where a detectorist has dug an incredible gold ring with a huge sapphire stone from the fabled Sherwood Forrest, the old home of Robin hood and his band of thieves. The ring was discovered in Nottinghamshire by Mark Thompson who found the ring after just 20 minutes into his session. What makes the ring so unique is the size of the stone, probably worn by a high ranking member of the church of England, possibly a Bishop.

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    Mr Thompson said at the time: "I had been out metal detecting with a group for about 20 minutes when I heard the signal.

    “I was really excited when I saw that it was gold, but I didn't realise at that point just how significant it might be."

    The ring is currently being auctioned at Christies with an estimated p

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  2. The new lineup of entry-level but feature packed metal detectors & the cost of technology advancement

    As we've seen over the last several months, the majority of metal detector manufacturers have shifted focus towards more aggressively priced entry level machines. Minelab introducing the new vanquish 340 440, 540 metal detectors and nokta makro introducing the simplex, all in the $200-500 price range sporting the latest and greatest technology from their respective developers.

    While the lower to mid range start adopting the newer technology the more high end metal detectors use, that begs the question; where is the high end metal detector market is heading? Are we due a followup from the king of the high end, the CTX 3

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  3. Back to School is the best time to get out and metal detect!

    Every year around this time, many parents rejoice at the prospect of a bit of peace and quiet while their little ones head off back to school. For metal detectorists, back to school is usualy the green light to get out and start hunting those once packed parks and beaches!

    As many of you know, September usually brings in some cooler weather and even a bit of much needed rain, if you've ever tried to detect on fields during the summer, you know how much of a challenge digging in dry dirt can be. Back to school time is the perfect opportunity to get into metal detecting if you've been considering it as a hobby, almost all of the parks that have been bustling during the summer vacation months will be deserted, leaving you all alone to dig up any treasures that may have been left behind.

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  4. Detectorist Unearths Ancient Trove of Coins from a Battle Site in Europe!

    45 year old Jaroslaw Musialkowski, and his brother Marcin discovered 200 coins whilst detecting at an undisclosed location on the site of the Battle of Roslin. The massive haul of over 44 ancient coins was found after a third visit to the site.

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    The battle of Roslin saw more than 20,000 loose their lives when the Scots defeated the English armies, it's believed that of the 30,000 English soldiers who entered the battlefield, less than 2,000 survived.

    The ancient coin spill is currently being evaluated by the National museum of Scotland, current estimates put the coins dates around the time of King Edward I who reigned from 1271-1307. Experts believe the coins may have been used to pay mercenaries during the epic battle.

    The coins which were found earlier this year were discovered

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  5. Need another reason to get out and detect today? How about the 1894-S Barber Dime that just sold for $1.3M!

    A Businessman in Utah just paid a whopping $1.32 million dollars for the Dime at auction last week. Apparently this dime was one of only 24 that were ever made. The proud new owner is a coin collector working to complete his collection of every coin minted from 1792 to present.

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    The coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint on June 9, 1894, the Professional Coin Grading Service said in a statement. The service certified the coin's condition and authenticity.

    Rare 1943 copper coin fetches a pretty penny in auction: $204,000

    The dime once belonged to Jerry Buss, the late owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. It last went up for auction in 1988.

    Another 1894-S dime sold in 2016 to an anonymous buyer for almost $2 million. Maybe there's one in

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  6. Another Detectorist Finds Massive 75k$ USD+ Gold Nugget in Australia!

    It's becoming a trend these days, this is the 2nd monster nugget we've reported on in almost as many months! This time from a metal detecting prospector and enthusiast from Ballarat in Victoria, AU.

    Mr Day found the nugget after digging a small signal which turned out to be a bullet casing on an old farm pastureland. After digging the .22 bullet, the detector continued to give signal so he kept digging and unearthed the fist-sized monster about a meter deep.

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    Collectors from all over the world are already contacting Mr Day to purchase his find, gold nuggets this size are incredibly rare and hold much more value than their weight in gold to some collectors willing to pay a premium for a specimen this big.

    Mr day proceeded to buy an even higher end metal detector shortly after

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  7. Have you Seen the New Nokta Makro Invenio Commercial Yet?

    Metal detecting as a hobby continues to gain mainstream momentum, more and more manufactures are starting to invest in their marketing efforts to bring new audiences to the scene. Nokta Makro's latest commercial for their groundbreaking metal detector and imaging system is the perfect example of bigger budget marketing promo pieces done well. Have you checked out their new commercial yet? What do you think of manufacturers investing in marketing and promotion this way?
     

     

    On a side note - we're really excited about the new Invenio, We love seeing innovation in this industry and Nokta Makro are killing it lately with their newest products, check out our Nokta

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  8. Another Monster 3lb Gold Nugget Found in Australia by Metal Detectorist!

    The massive gold nugget was found by a hobbyist in then western Australia region known for its large gold fields and masses of unexplored outback and desert. Although the nugget was found almost a month ago now, only last week was it reported, with a value of close to $70,000 USD, we're not surprised the treasure hunter wanted to keep it a secret!

    It's not unusual for detectorists to find small gold deposits all over this region, but finds like this are rare and only happen a few times a year.

    the find was reported initially by finders keepers gold prospecting, the detectorist was using a Minelab GPX with the 17x11 Coiltek Elite. Ready to find your own massive gold nuggest and burried trasure? check out our selection of metal detectors and give us a call or Email if you have any questions!

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  9. There's still gold coins out there waiting to be found!

    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.

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    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 found, it's worth the read and should

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  10. Are Fisher about to release a New Pulse Metal Detector? Learn more about the upcoming Fisher Impulse AQ 2019!

    we've been seeing more news and testing demos of Fisher's latest  machine, the all new Pulse detector for 2019, the Impulse AQ.

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    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!

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    Some key points coming out of Russia:

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