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Secrets to Finding More Coins Metal Detecting

By James Cross

There are many ways that you can improve your chances of making some good metal detecting finds. I have described several strategies that have helped me find more valuable targets when metal detecting. 1. Spend your time metal detecting sites that likely hold valuables. I know this sounds obvious, but how many times do we […]

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How to Find Gold Jewelry at Parks with a Metal Detector

By James Cross

If you want to find more gold metal detecting inland sites, then you need to first let go of some of the fallacies repeated regularly on the forums. Clichés such as dig x number of pulltabs to find gold or dig everything in a park to not miss a single piece of gold sound great, […]

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Would you buy the Garrett Ace 250 if money were not an issue?

By James Cross

If money were not an issue, then I would not buy the Garrett Ace 250 metal detector. While it is an excellent entry level metal detector, there are several other detectors available that are much more powerful with better discrimination, depth, mineralization handling, recovery speed, sensitivity to small gold items… However, these other metal detectors […]

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Should I Buy an Ace 250, Ace 350, F2 or X-terra 305 Metal Detector?

By James Cross

I recently had an email exchange with a fellow detectorist and though that I would post the conversation here in the hopes that someone else might also find it helpful. I will not include this persons name for obvious privacy reasons. The original message: “You have a great website. I love the comparison, I was […]

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Is it Safe to Buy a Used Garrett Ace 250?

By James Cross

Metal detectors are not cheap and you may be wondering if it is ok to buy a used Garrett Ace 250 to save a few bucks. As I write this the current street price for a new Ace 250 is $212 and a used Ace 250 can often be purchased for $150-170. While $40-60 may […]

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