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What Every Detectorist Should Know About Metal Detector Coils

By James Cross

Metal detector coils come in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations each suited to different metal detecting conditions. Many of these coils are designed for special hunting conditions and it really is not necessary for most beginners to rush out and purchase a large collection of accessory coils. Some gurus like to show off […]

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How Deep Do Metal Detectors Go?

By James Cross

So you want a metal detector that will find an old coin four feet deep? Some might laugh at such a question, but I have spoken with a number of green metal detectorists who want a metal detector that will go a minimum of three to four feet. This is not a dumb question, but […]

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Why Less is More When Metal Detecting

By James Cross

When it comes to metal detecting, I am a strong believer in the concept of less is more. By that I mean that we should attempt to accomplish more and find more by doing less. It may sound a little confusing at first, but it is a principle that has helped me in more ways […]

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What is Ground Balance? And Why It’s Important!

By James Cross

Soils contain varying levels of metallic ground minerals that can affect metal detection depth. A way to minimize the effects of ground minerals is through the use of ground balance circuitry. Without getting too technical, ground balancing allows the metal detector to limit the response from the ground minerals. Ground balance is needed because it […]

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How Many Metal Detector Coils Should I Buy?

By James Cross

As a particular metal detector becomes more popular, the number of brand name and aftermarket accessory coils tends to increase. When this happens, debates about which coil is better for this that and the other begin to pop up regularly. Do you really need to purchase an extra coil or even several aftermarket coils in […]

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