metal detecting techniques and tips

Is it better to start with an entry level or an expensive metal detector?

So you’re interested in metal detecting! Do you start with an entry level machine or a more expensive machine. We look into the pros and cons!

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Minelab XTerra Voyager

The Minelab XTerra Voyager review – Minelab’s entry level bruiser!

Competition in the beginner entry level metal detector sector is fierce with many reputable manufacturers angling for the top spot. The new XTerra Voyager is from the big hitters Minelab. We look into this little bruiser which packs a punch for its pricepoint!

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Ground balancing

Metal detector ground balancing – Why it’s important

Having ground balancing functionality on a metal detector can yield much better performance. We explain why it’s important, what it is and why you should do it.

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Quest V80

How to read a metal detector target ID

When new to metal detecting, the information a metal detector gives you can be confusing. We look into this information and also ways to help.

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Family metal detecting

Metal detecting with kids – The perfect family activity

Metal detecting can be a fantastic and rewarding hobby for the whole family. It can form bonds, spark interest in learning and provide excitement for youngsters. We look into detecting as a family a bit deeper.

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Roman Hoard

Unearthing the debate: Metal detecting’s impact on archaeology, the benefits and controversies

The relationship between the metal detecting community and archaeologists can often be strained be our contribution cannot be denied. We look into this further.

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Unearthing dangerous items whilst metal detecting

Unearthing danger – What to do if you find a dangerous object metal detecting?

With a wealth of history under our feet, there can be a good chance finding something that could be dangerous. We look into the do’s and don’ts on discovering these items!

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Quest V80

The Quest V80 – The new multi frequency contender!

The V80 and V60 are the latest multi frequency flagship metal detectors from Quest. With several features not found on other machines, this machine packs a massive punch. We take a deeper dive.

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Dr Otek MT6 Pro pinpointer

Dr Otek MT6 Pro Pinpointer

The MT6 Pro pinpointer from Dr Otek has definately raised the bar in relation to its pricepoint. I test the MT6 Pro against my old Garrett Pro with unbelievable results!

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Kaiweets KGM01 Review

The Kaiweets KGM01 breaks the rules for an entry level budget metal detector. With exceptional build quality, large search coil and a control box packed with features, this £120 machine is a cracker!

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Second Hand Metal Detectors

Second Hand Metal Detectors – The Pros & Cons

After deciding that metal detecting could be your new hobby, you may think about looking for a second hand metal detector. We look into the Pro’s and Con’s on the decision to buy old or new.

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Belt Buckles

Medieval buckles

Buckles can span through several different eras and be a window into life and fashions at a particular time. They are quite common finds for metal detectorists but always remain a welcome find to many. We look a little deeper into these interesting finds.

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British Coins

British Coins

In the UK, were are lucky enough to have a wealth of history beneath our feet. Learning to recognise a particular monarch on a freshly unearthed coin is immensely satisfying. We look further into monarchs heads and their reigns.

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Lead tokens

Lead Tokens

Easily made with unique designs, lead tokens have been used for over a thousand years for a number of reasons. As a common find for a metal detectorist, we look at these disc shaped windows into our history.

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Finds Liaison Officer

Finds Liaison Officer

In the UK, recording historic finds is extremely important, even more so if it potentially is treasure. The Finds Liaison Officer is a critical bridge between the finder and the logging process. We look more into the FLO’s role.

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Magnet fishing

Magnet fishing tips

There are many things to consider when thinking of starting a new hobby. Magnet fishing is no different. We give you 18 top tips to consider when starting out.

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Magnet fishing

Is magnet fishing worth it?

The growth in magnet fishing as hobby is massive. This is mainly due to its low barrier of entry. In this short article, we explore the benefits of the hobby and what you can get from it.

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Fishing Magnet

Magnet for fishing

Choosing the correct magnet for magnet fishing is a vital component in this fascinating hobby. We look into the preferred choice of magnet and why.

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Magnet Fishing

What is magnet fishing?

Magnet fishing is a very close cousin to metal detecting on land. Both search for lost metal objects. We look further into this very interesting and unpredictable hobby.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Recording any significant find is crucial for every metal detectorist. Without detectorists, history would be lost. We look at the two main metal detecting finds databases and the benefits of using them.

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Coin collecting

Coin collecting UK

Coin collecting is a popular hobby with a huge following and community. Metal detecting can be a way of increasing a collection and make it more personal to you. We look into the benefits of this great hobby.

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What hobby should I try

What hobby should I try? (2023)

There can be many benefits to having a hobby. With so many to choose from, we put forward metal detecting as a great choice to think about!

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Minelab X Terra Pro

The Minelab XTerra Pro

The XTerra Pro is the latest single frequency detector from Minelab. We look into why this is a top contender in the sub £300 bracket.

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XP Deus II

The XP Deus II – The French flagship!

The XP Deus II is the successor to the impressive and original Deus I. Boasting multi frequency technology, this is one of the lighest top end hitters. We take a closer look.

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How to identify iron with a metal detector

Identifying iron with your metal detector

Digging iron and trash can be frustrating at times and ruin your day out. There are however some tips and tricks you can use to minimise this. We look into them and discuss the advantages of being able to use single frequencies on a multi frequency machine.

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Nokta Makro Simplex +

The Nokta Makro Simplex +

The Nokta Makro Simplex + is one of the best single frequency treasure detectors out there but where does it sit amongst its competitors?

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Minelab Manticore

Minelab Manticore – The Equinox/CTX union

The Manticore is the latest top of line treasure detector from MInelab. Boasting more features and more power, we take a look into the new machine that Minelab have called The Beast!

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Minelab CTX 3030

Minelab CTX 3030 – The ultimate detector?

Launched in 2012, the Minelab CTX 3030 has remained the top dog in Minelab’s hobby treasure hunting range. We take a look at it.

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Underwater metal detector

Underwater metal detectors – The best choices!

Coosing the correct metal detector for underwater detecting is essential. We look into the types of technology and types of detector that will find you that jewellery.

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Metal detecting gifts

Metal detecting gifts

Finding that perfect metal detecting gift for your loved one can be frustrating. This article puts forward some great ideas for that essential gift.

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