Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. Useful Wireless Headset Tip For Minelab Equinox 600 and 800

    We recently found out that the equinox 800 headset (ML90) uses the same FCCID as a similar headset from Rambotech, the OEM R8T80. The interesting part is these headsets can be pair to two devices at the same time. Here's how you can pair to multiple devices simultaneously:
    Once the headset is paired with the Equinox 800, Turn off the detector and the headset
    Turn on your smartphone and go into bluetooth settings > scan for new devices
    While the smartphone is scanning, long press on the headset until it flashes red/blue for pairing mode
    Once connected to the smartphone, switch the detector back on. You're now connected to both!
    The great part about this tip is when you are out detecting in the field and you get a phone call you can a
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  2. WHITE’S GOLDMASTER GMX SPORT GOLD DETECTOR

    Whites GMX Sport

    Are you looking for a high tech, waterproof metal detector? The White’s Goldmaster GMX Sport gold detector is just what you need. This gold prospecting machine is IP-68-rated, submersible to 10 feet and weighs just 3 pounds, 12 ounces.

    You can take your prospecting to new depths with White’s XGB ground balance system. The GMX Sport brings a new generation of VLF detection technology, with features that any detectorist, rookie or veteran, will love.

    Starting with the industry-standard 48kHz operating frequency, White’s packed all the necessities into one waterproof package to help you find gold. A large, backlit display shows you all the machine’s settings as well as valuabl

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  3. Minelab Vanquish Comparison Chart

    Minelab have provided the following chart to help determine which new Minelab Vanquish metal detector is right for you. All Minelab vanquish metal detectors use their revolutionary new Multi IQ technology and offer uncompromising performance that won’t break the bank. The Vanquish is Simple yet powerful, it’s perfect for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. With ground-breaking Multi-IQ technology, multiple Find Modes, lightweight collapsible design, and much more this is the detector you’ve been waiting for. If you have any questions about the Vanquish, or any other metal detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information!

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  4. 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

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  5. 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!

    BIG BOYS HOBBIES METAL DETECTORS

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  6. 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

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  7. Black Friday XP ORX Deals!

    Looking for the 2020 XP ORX Black Friday deals? CLICK here!


    While supplies last on the 2019 XP ORX!

    Offer Details:

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

    #2. Email us at Bart@BigBoysHobbies.net for even better deals on the configurations!
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  8. 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 a

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

    The 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 a Minelab Shell finds pouch. Act quick, end ends Jan 31st, 2020!

    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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