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Metal Detector Blog | Detectors

February 20, 2015

Benefits of Upgrading Your Detector

My buddy Jeff, from Hanover Massachusetts, had been metal detecting with his Bounty Hunter machine and decided it was time to move up a notch and went out to purchase a Garrett Ace 350. Shortly after he hit gold! Jeff and I decided to go out metal detecting together. I had received permission to hunt in an area that was ... Read More

Categories: Detectors
March 27, 2015

Hunting Private Property

To My Fellow Coin Shooters/Relic Hunters,

Locating that hot spot for metal detecting can be quite a challenge and frustrating at times. Here are some tips that can help in getting permission to treasure hunt a private property. Finding, locating and identifying a potential hunting spot are some things you need to know. So, you jump in your vehicle and start ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors
April 9, 2015

Detecting With New Friends

I’ve been metal detecting since I was 13 years old, but running a metal detecting shop has increased my knowledge of detecting and treasure finds even more. Sharing that knowledge with others is what the hobby is all about.

In fact, three customers of MetalDetectors.com are now all detecting together as a group and having a great time! I even went ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds
April 22, 2015

Weekend Treasure Hunt

This past weekend I went back to the old spot where I found my 1819 large cent from the previous Saturday. Again, small wooded area across from an old cemetery. I don't like getting to close to the cemetery because people might think you’re digging 6 feet for a body (LOL!).

The area that I have been metal detecting at has been hit pretty hard. So, I went into the thick stuff where I could barely fit the coil between fresh new pine ... Read More

Categories: Detectors, Finds
May 20, 2015

Grand Opening Event a Success!

Wow, I am blown away by the support and turnout for my first ever event. To begin with, I’d like to thank Minelab for their generosity with all the giveaways they donated including a Minelab Excalibur II grand prize, one of each of the brand new Read More

Categories: Detectors
September 10, 2015

Successful Labor Day Treasure Hunt

It was nice having a day off this Labor Day Holiday. I have been in a slump and have not found anything exciting metal detecting in the past three weeks. I made plans to go detecting with my buddy Glenn, who happened to find some silver during our day out in the field.

While driving looking for a spot, I noticed a farm field behind a row of 1800’s homes that are located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I was trying ... Read More

Categories: Detectors, Finds, Resource
September 30, 2015

Locations are Never Truly Hunted Out

Shawn Burke started off as a customer of mine and has become a great friend to me. I frequently go metal detecting in South East Massachusetts with a group of guys. One of the best things about this is that we all communicate on different locations to go treasure hunting. We all have been pounding a small farm field that was converted into a park. The first silver watch I ever found was ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds, Resource
December 11, 2014

Welcome Treasure Hunters

I remember my first time watching a man metal detecting at a local high school, when I was just ten years old. I still remember being under the tree, watching him search through a pile of dirt looking for something. I then saw two shining silver dimes which turned out to be mercury dimes. I remember saying to myself those dimes look different. A couple of years later I was starting to collect coins. By the age of thirteen I bought my first ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds
October 30, 2015

New England Produces Colonial Coppers & More

I took a road trip and headed up to North East Massachusetts to visit my good friend Bernie, who is a customer I met when he came into the shop looking for a metal detector. Bernie received permission to have us hunt on an old farmstead that has history from the revolutionary period. So, with a good potential hunting site in mind he packed up his Read More

Categories: Detectors, Finds
June 20, 2016

Answers for My Popular Stock Search Coils

I’ve received so many comments on a few of the popular search coils in my shop. I always tell people that having the right search coil can make a huge difference in how you hunt and what you are able to find. Recently, I’ve seen more of this in the field watching others hunt. A search coil, to break it down, is like your ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Resource
November 9, 2016

Quarter Eagle 1852 Liberty Head

My customers keep bringing in these amazing finds each week to the store.The type of coin that turns everyone’s head is a gold one. My pal Glenn went out detecting in an apple orchard farm from the early 1800’s in Central Massachusetts. During that hunt, he hit his bucket list coin! Now if you remember, I have done two other blogs on Glen and said that would be enough. But again, I was wrong; this gold coin is an ... Read More

Categories: Detectors, Finds
February 6, 2017

A Headphone Game Changer: Garrett Z-Lynk

Throughout all this cold here in Massachusetts, I managed to get more great detecting products to try out. This time, it’s the new Garrett Z-Lynk Wireless Headphone System. There’s been so much buzz about this product for a while now. It has to do with how this allows you to no longer be tied to your metal detector ... Read More

Categories: Detectors
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