Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. Metal Detecting for Gold, tips and tricks, what to look for!

    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

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  2. Record Setting "Double Eagle" Gold Coin Sells for Almost $19M At Auction!

    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?

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  3. FREE Minelab ML 80 3011-0370 Wireless headphones with the Minelab Equinox 600

    FREE Minelab ML 80 3011-0370 Wireless headphones with the Minelab Equinox 600 purchase till 7/31/2021! Ask us to see if your eligible for a 15% discount for Military! 

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  4. 3 new Minelab Equinox coils from COILTEK!

    New Coiltek coils for the Minelab Equinox Series!

    Whether you’re detecting on land or in water, our NOX metal detector coils make it easy to cover more ground, go deeper and get into even the tightest spots. So you can discover more hidden treasures.

    Fully Minelab approved and available in three sizes, they simply plug-and-play into your 600 or 800 Minelab Equinox detector.

    • Waterproof: Yes - fully submersible – waterproof to 3m / 10-feet
    • Available in 3 sizes: 10x5”, 14x9” and 15”
    • Fits EQUINOX 600 and 800
    • 2-year warranty!

    Here are they are on our website! They will be available for pre-order VERY SOON! Watch the website! Click the links below for more info!

    Coiltek 15 Equino

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  5. 2020 Black Friday Deals for the XP ORX!


    While supplies last on the XP ORX!

    Offer Details:

    #1. Get an MI-6 Pinpointer for $40 with the purchase of these 2 configurations. XP ORX FX-02 9" X35 coil (general detecting high trash areas coil) with Wired Headphones or XP ORX with 9" Round High-Frequency DD coil (for Coins and Relics or general detecting) with Wireless phones ORX22_KIT

    #2. Email us at [email protected] for even better deals on the configurations!

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  6. Xp Releases New Gold Panning Kits! Field Test & Review of the XP Betea

    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

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  7. FREE 17" CTX coil with any CTX 3030 purchase from BBH!

    FREE 17" CTX coil with any Minelab CTX 3030 purchase from BBH Until 1/31/2021! Click the link for more info or Email or call us with questions!

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  8. RNB Introduces New Li-on Battery for Minelab Vanquish Series Metal Detectors

    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!

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  9. Garrett Announces Acquisition of Whites Metal Detectors

    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!

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  10. Minelab SDC2300 new lower price!

    The very popular Minelab SDC2300 Metal Detector has a new lower price of $3299 now do to efficiency in Minelab's North American SDC supply chain strategy as of October 1st, 2020!

    Be sure to contact us concerning questions any other specials on the SDC2300 or to see if your eligible for the Military Discount!

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