Jun 10

Metal Detectors for Sale: What You Should Know Before Buying

Metal detectors are great for finding lost objects and buried treasures. As long as an object is made of metal or has parts made of metal, it’s not impossible to find with a metal detector. You can use metal detectors to find gold nuggets or your lost keys.

With a metal detector you can enjoy…

Coin shooting. This is a type of metal detecting that focuses on finding coins from lost change after an event to old gold, silver, and copper pieces.

Relic hunting. You may be no Tia Carrere but you can look for relics like dog tags, insignias, or even weapons from past wars and historical conflicts with a metal detector.

Treasure hunting. Be an explorer and find hidden caches of gold, precious jewels, or silver pieces by using metal detectors.

Prospecting. This primarily refers to looking for gold nuggets but looking for any valuable metal is also considered prospecting.

There are many metal detectors for sale – but not all are created equal. There are also several factors that can affect the results of your search.

Factors that can affect your search include…

Metal detector type. Using the right type of metal detector for a particular terrain can improve your chances. Use a beach metal detector when looking along the beach or riverbeds and a coin metal detector when looking for old and historical coins.

Metal detector technology. The technology used in your metal detector is a major factor that contributes to its capability. Some metal detectors use higher frequencies than others, while some provide larger or smaller coils. To find high quality metal detectors for sale at affordable prices, visit Metal Detector Town.

Object size. The bigger the object or the larger its metal component is, the easier it is to detect given that most detectors are often limited at 8 to 12 inches of depth.

Interference. This can take many forms: Naturally occurring minerals in the soil, natural conductors, pipes, cables, and power lines can interfere with the signal from the metal to your detector.

There’s a lot to know about the best metal detectors in 2010, head out to Metal Detector Town.

Nov 09

Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050: A One of a Kind Metal Detector

Modern day treasure hunters and metal detectorists want to have the best tools at their hands. Before choosing the best metal detector to purchase, treasure hunters should first understand the kind of hunting they will be doing. Metal detectors should meet the treasure hunters’ needs. A coin hunting metal detector is usually quite different than a gold hunting metal detector. But what if you want a metal detector with no limits, and can suit almost all conditions and targets?

Finding the best metal detector for your needs may be daunting, because in a world where technologies are always expanding, sometimes it is difficult to fully understand the technology to know what is best. Whether relic hunting, coin hunting, gold prospecting, underwater hunting, or in any other treasure hunting, metal detector selection is varied and complicated.

What technology and features in metal detectors should treasure hunters be looking for? Now, Treasure Hunter has made it possible to find almost everthing you need in a metal detector with just one all purpose machine. Today, we will be discussing here our most popular all purpose metal detector, Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050 suited for almost all types of treasure hunting.

Various metal detectors made by different companies present all-in-one detectors that can cover the broad spectrum of treasure hunting needs. Most all purpose metal detectors comprise of a standard set of features. These include the metal detector’s depth, technology and frequency used, detection modes, ground balance, signals, sensitivity, and metal discrimination.

Most brands will offer some of the features above. Until now there has not been a machine that can offer all of those features and more advanced technologies in one all purpose metal detector.
Please allow us to share with you what’s new in the metal detecting engineering. A lot of treasure hunters have been dying to grab this – The Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050. One of the newest and certainly most impressive innovations for this year– the Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050 performs at the top of its class and is turning the heads of treasure hunters and metal detector enthusiasts. Unlike other all purpose detectors, this metal detector offers increased target range and versatility because Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050 uses patented TH multi-frequency technology, therefore combining VLF technology with that of higher frequencies to achieve greater depths, increased discrimination and sensitivity for objects like gold nuggets. This model was indeed designed for the Treasure Hunter that wants no bounds or limitations to the type or depth of desired targets. Treasure Hunter 3050 has an exclusive 32 bit Z-TEX Computer Microprocessor. By so far, it’s the only one of its kind.

This detector seems equipped with better and more varied features than any other in its class. With a larger LCD screen, accurate target ID, six operation modes, dual frequency, deep search with surface elimination, this detector truly stands out above its peers. Now it is easier than ever for hunters to dig deeper and dream bigger with Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050?

Treasure hunters want to have the best tool when searching for treasure. Until now that has literally meant that you may need a quiver of metal detectors. Treasure Hunter has done an impressive job, with the XJ9-3050, to allow treasure hunters to own a true all purpose metal detector for a surprisingly reasonable price. Let metal detector town fit you for an XJ9-3050 today Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050 . With our 30-day iron clad money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose and quite a variety of treasure to gain.

Nov 09

How Metal Detectors Work

Many people often ask me the question of how exactly do metal detectors work…  So, how does a metal detector work? The basic treasure hunting metal detector has four main components: The stabilizer, control box, shaft, and search coil. The stabilizer is simply a cradle for your arm to help stabilize the metal detector motion while searching. The control box contains the microprocessor, PCB, batteries, speaker, headphone plug. Some metal detectors have a really complex and powerful microprocessor with complicated digital displays, and some others do not have display features at all. The more sophisticated metal detector s on the market are able to discriminate the type of metal that is being detected, the depth of the object, and some can even tell  you the size and type of object (relic or coin).  Most metal detectors are mono-frequency detectors and are going to use VLF technology (very low frequency). This frequency is usually in the 6.4kHz range and is good for detecting non-ferrous metals deep in the ground. The metal detector coil is made up of an outer coil and an inner coil. The outer coil transmits a magnetic field and the inner coil receives or detects resulting magnetic fields coming from objects in the ground. The outer coil transmits a magnetic field into the ground and if there is any conductive (metal) objecst then it amplifies the respective magnetic field of these objects. This causes the object to transmit a magnetic field upward toward the surface of the ground that the inner coil (receiver coil) will detect and transmit the information (intensity, frequency) back to the control box.  Based on how strong the signal is, the detector can approximate the size and the depth of the object being detected.

VLF metal detectors can also distinguish between different metals by analyzing the magnetic field frequency that is received from the buried object. This is done by looking at a phenomenon called Phase Shift. Each type of metal, depending on its inductance and resistance, will give a different frequency back then is received from the transmitter coil. By analyzing the phase shift (difference in frequency) that is received from the object, the advanced metal detectors can approximate what type of metal is being detected below the ground. This can become complicated when you consider that many target objects will be alloys of different metals and that some precious metals have the same phase response as junk metals. Most VLF detectors have the capability to adjust the discrimination to allow for canceling out the signals of ferrous metals like iron (low phase shift) that would account for most of the trash that would be found.

This is the basic operation of the common treasure hunting VLF metal detector. With modern VLF detectors, you can discriminate most trash and find precious metals at significant depths and have a good idea of what it is you have found before digging anything out of the ground.

Sep 09

Gold Nugget Found Yesterday

Hello Treasure Hunters,

Sylvan here, just wanted to share a quick one line story I received from a customer yesterday Sept, 23 2009:

“Zippity do da, zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day. Found a gold nugget!” – boompa_girl

This customer had purchased a Voyager metal detector from TH and they found a gold nugget the first day out. This just goes to show that it does not take the most expensive equipment to have a successful hunt. Sometimes the most important thing in your bag of treasure hunting tools is the earnestness to unearth your treasure,  and most importantly that you are out there hunting!!!

I would recommend a detector that can operate at higher frequencies for gold nugget searches as gold will resonate at a higher frequencies than most relics and precious metals. Consequently, most detectors are VLF (very low frequency) metal detectors and can sometimes miss gold and often confuse gold with iron. VLF detectors also allow for greater detection depths.

For gold nugget hunters, you may want to try one of our dual frequency detectors like the Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050, or the 3019 which has the benefits of a VLF detector and also has a parrallell band of higher frequency specifically for gold detection.

Happy Hunting,


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