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2021's Top Gift Ideas For The Metal Detectorist in Your Life

2021's Top Gift Ideas For The Metal Detectorist in Your Life

Buying a gift for someone who is interested in the sport of treasure hunting can be challenging.  Especially if you are not too privy to the unique and interesting items that may really tickle their fancy.  Most of them will already have the items necessary to metal detect in a basic fashion (i.e. metal detector, digging tools, etc.)  But, there are many cool accessories they may not even know they need.  Have no worries.  We have compiled a list for you ranging from big ticket items all the way down to stocking stuffers....
Supply Chain Issues on Metal Detectors and Gold Prospecting Equipment - Order Early or Risk Not Getting Your Items for The Holiday!

Supply Chain Issues on Metal Detectors and Gold Prospecting Equipment - Order Early or Risk Not Getting Your Items for The Holiday!

Supply chain issues are something that have been an issue for most industries over the last year.  It is no different for the treasure hunting industry.  2020 and 2021 has seen an ebb and flow of products coming in and out of stock on metal detectors, gold prospecting equipment, and outdoor supplies.  It started in for short periods of low supplies with our distributors.  Then, the lag time increased.  Shovels and digging tools, for instance, were out of supply with almost all of our suppliers for about 6 months. Metal detectors and accessories have been going in and out of stock and continue to do so.  Gold prospecting equipment?  The same....
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FAQ:  What type of USB port should I use to charge my metal detector?

FAQ: What type of USB port should I use to charge my metal detector?

Several metal detector brands now offer internal, rechargeable batteries.  There are pros and cons to this.  Pro - you are not spending a ton of money on batteries each year.  Con - if this battery goes kaput, you have to send it into the manufacturer to get it replaced...and it will eventually go bad.

One of the most frequent calls we get goes something like this: "There was not charging port with my metal detector."  This is especially true with the higher volume selling metal detectors like the Minelab Equinox series or Nokta Makro Series metal detectors.  The reason they did not get one is because most metal detector manufacturers sell in multiple different countries.  In the past, with Minelab for example, the would send the part of the charger that plugs into the wall (we will call it the charging block) with several different adapters for each type of wall outlet for each country they sold in.  Obviously this was an added expense.  So, many of the metal detector manufacturers went to simply providing the metal detector charger with the specific detector's charging cable on one end and a simple USB (universal serial bus) plug in on the other end.  Since USB ports are, as is stated in their name, "universal" they are can be found all across the globe.  Their output, and safety standards are what varies....

Why a Pinpointer is Such a Crucial Part of Your Metal Detecting Gear

Why a Pinpointer is Such a Crucial Part of Your Metal Detecting Gear

When I first started metal detecting, it was a lot like other people.  I bought a cheap metal detector (Bounty Hunter Model) from a local sporting good store.  I grabbed a shovel from my garage and a small hand held gardening trowel.  I wasn't interested in spending a lot on my gear as I was new to it and wanted to see if it was something I would stick to.

Suffice to say, 12 years later, I am still at it.  I became addicted once I dug up my first interesting and valuable item...a silver Roosevelt dime.  Once that happened, my metal detecting arsenal gradually grew.  At first, I bought a cheap Whites Bullseye II pinpointer.  It was a game changer.  Instead of having to spend time hunched over or down on my knees sifting through soil to find an elusive target, I could quickly and easily pinpoint exactly where the target was either in the hole or in the plug I dug out of the ground.  

I quickly realized that I had been doing it wrong the whole time....