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Minelab Vanquish Metal Detector Review - Coming Soon!

Minelab Vanquish Metal Detector Review - Coming Soon!

We couldn't wait to post about the newest edition of Minelab's metal detector offerings and we are TAKING PREORDERS NOW!

This line of metal detectors comes in three varieties.  All models have similar characteristics but, like most metal detector brands, as you go up, you get more fun features.  Here are the main differences:

Part I: Metal Detecting Coins - Coin Basics

Part I: Metal Detecting Coins - Coin Basics

"Coinshooting" (not coin shooting that's a whole different thing) is a term used in the metal detecting world that describes the hobby of getting out with a metal detector and looking specifically for coins.  This angle of metal detecting is much different than others.  Relic hunting, for example, involves recovering pretty much every target that is found metal detecting.  This includes coins, but also includes iron objects, and pretty much every other target - large and small.  Coinshooting involves a much higher degree of target discrimination.  

We will get more into sport of coinshooting later.  This first post is more about why one would want to go out metal detecting for coins in the first place.  

Part I:  Button Basics - How to Properly Identify Buttons When Metal Detecting

Part I: Button Basics - How to Properly Identify Buttons When Metal Detecting

If you have been metal detecting long enough you will undoubtedly dig a metal button.  It is always a thrill finding a button in good enough shape to identify and track the history to its origin. Once you do find your first specimen, you will most likely find yourself on the web digging to find some glimpse of where and when it was utilized.

The average person may consider a button a rather boring item to find metal detecting.  The true metal detectorist, as a relic hunter anyway, is also a historian of sorts.  If they aren't when you start the hobby, they will soon, inadvertently become one.  This being said, I figured I would begin a series of blogs to dig into the topic of historic metal buttons.

To begin, we will start with the basics - types of buttons.  There are three different major classification groups or "types" of buttons.

Kansas City Area Metal Detecting, Gold Prospecting, & Treasure Hunting Clubs

Kansas City Area Metal Detecting, Gold Prospecting, & Treasure Hunting Clubs

Want to find like minded people who share the love of getting out and playing in the dirt?  We can help.  We get this question all of the time.  So, I figured I would list the ones that we are familiar with and let the list start growing from there.  Please comment below if you have any more to add!