Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  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 a

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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