Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. Some of the best treasure ever found with a metal detector!

    Detectorists from all over the world continue to find epic treasures, buried from humans for decades, sometimes even centuries - here's a handful of some of the greatest finds ever dug up by amateur hobbyists:

    Derek Mclennans massive haul of over 100 items in Scotland back in 2014 was hailed as the countries most significant metal detecting find ever, consisting of a ninth century solid silver cross, a silver pot, lots of gold objects, an incredibly rare silver cup and more that dated back to the roman empire. He was awarded approximately $2.5 Million for the find and the haul now lives in the museum.

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    In July 2009 Terry Herbert was detecting some farmland close to his home in Staffordshire in the English countryside when he

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  2. Brand New Minelab E-Trac Factory Shipped for $1249!

    BBH Metal Detectors are offering brand new Minelab E-Trac for $1249 with no freebies and free shipping no tax! Full 3 year warranty! Ends January 10 2020! Please no forum PM's as we dont see them. Call or email us from our website!

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  3. Getting too cold, wet or snowy outside to go and metal detect? why not coin shoot for treasure!

    Coin shooting has been a popular pastime for many of our customers over the years. It's a great and free way to continue searching for treasure in your downtime and a great way to get your family involved in the practice too since it can be done in the comfort of your own home, at any time of day and during any weather or season.

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    Coin shooting is the term used for the popular hobby of going to local banks and exchanging large currency, or purchasing smaller coin currency, usually stored at banks in "paper rolls" There are still many rare coins in circulation today. Many of the silver coins that were minted are still mixed in these coin rolls banks use for change. Say you buy $50 worth of nickles, or dimes, then find a rare date or mint, or even better, a miss strike (ike a miss print with notes where the

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  4. Black Friday XP ORX Deals!

    While supplies last on the XP ORX!

    Offer Details:

    #1. Get an MI-6 Pinpointer for $40 with the purchase of these 2 configurations.

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  5. 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 a

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  6. What is a Minelab Multi-IQ Metal Detector?

    Not all things are created equal, you know that. New technology, new experiences, new frontiers and now you get to master them all.

    Metal detectors used to work on a single frequency so that typically you could only a limited range of metals at one time. Small coins, fine jewelry and gold. lf you imagine a flash light that lit up only one color that's what you have. Then Minelab Multi-IQ got better and switchable multi-frequency protectors came about so you could find different types of treasure but you needed to know in advance what you were looking for.  So you would have to manually switch our flash light to different colors before you could find our treasure. Good if you were psychic but not so effective for the rest of us. Now we have Minelabs Multi-IQ revolutionary technology. Running a simultaneous multi frequency detector that now can find any metal in any soil, anytime.

    Minelabs imaginary multi IQ flashlight now lets us see the entire range of color.  Every ty

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  7. MINELAB EQUINOX 600 SERIES METAL DETECTOR WITH FREE 6" EQUINOX SMART COIL UNTIL JAN 31ST 2020!

    New holiday promotion for the Minelab Equinox 600 from BBH Metal Detectors offers a free 6" Equinox smart coil with its already great bundle a free Minelab Carry bag and Minelab Shell finds pouch.

    https://www.bigboyshobbies.net/minelab-equinox-600-series-metal-detector

    15% Military discount available a well!

    Check them out!

    Minelab Equinox 600 free 6 inch coil

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  8. 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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  9. Software upgrade 2.0 for the Minelab Equinox 800 and Minelab Equinox 600.

    Software upgrade 2.0 for the Minelab Equinox 800 and Minelab Equinox 600.
    Get more from your Minelab EQUINOX metal Detector.

    At Minelab, we get your passion. And like you, we never leave any stone unturned. It’s that same grit and determination that drives us to make every product and every innovation just that much better.

    What is new?

    Difficult ferrous targets — the common enemy for all detectorists. That is until EQUINOX. Hit the

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  10. Update on shipping and Nokta Makro Simplex Metal Detector now with Auto and manual ground balance!

    Based on feedbacks received from our Nokta Makro customers at many events from users as well as customers reaching out to us through forums and emails, we (Nokta Makro) decided to incorporate both auto and manual ground balancing to the device. The Field and Park modes still can be used without ground balancing in many areas but for experienced users and tough conditions, ground balancing can now be done automatically as well as manually.

     

    This has been the major update on the device along with some other minor changes.

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