Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Carbon-fiber Rods and Shafts from Steve’s Detector Rods now available at BBH!

    Carbon-fiber Rods and Shafts from Steve’s Detector Rods now available at BBH! 


    Big Boys Hobbies is pleased to announce that high-quality carbon-fiber rods and shafts from Steve’s Detector Rods are now available here, through BBH!  “Steve’s” offers 100% carbon-fiber lower rods for Minelab’s CTX 3030 and Equinox series detectors, as well as complete carbon-fiber shaft systems for the Equinox 600/800.

    Steve’s rods and shafts are constructed of top-quality,

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  10. Introducing Minelab VANQUISH Metal Detector!

    Check out the new Minelab Vanquish! https://www.minelab.com/Vanquish More details coming soon so watch our website!

    Update:

    Here are the links to the new Minelab Vanquish models, Minelab Vanquish 540 Pro Pack,  Minelab Vanquish 540Minelab Vanquish 440Minelab Vanquish 340.

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