Category Archives: Metal Detecting

More on Tesoro from Joe Patrick…

Joe Patrick

This morning I received an email from Joe Patrick, a long time friend and detectorist… I’m sharing it word for word. Thanks Joe….. Continue reading


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Tesoro – Just out to lunch?

Not sure how and where they originated but for the past year or so there’s been rumors that Tesoro might close shop. Last week it appears the company did in fact lay off a few employees but that’s all anyone knows at this juncture. I tried to reach someone at the factory to verify this but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. Continue reading


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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Okay, just a guess on my part but with all the new technological advances and detector designs I’m willing to bet that the majority of you still think like we did 30 years ago.

Yes I’m well aware we now have computerized, digitized, lightweight, wireless, waterproof, programmable, touch pads, visual readouts, ergonomic design, multi-frequencies, mixed audio, multiple search modes, menus and the fact that they can see through buildings. Despite all that I’m betting that when you finally get to your site you opt for a “factory preset” or you: Continue reading


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Saturday Night – Off the Wall…

Well it amazes me how the “Nox” comparisons and arguments continue on social media. Every FB page with a manufacturer name associated will have followers telling you why it’s not comparable to any of their products and why it’s supposed outstanding performance or capabilities are all in your head. I remember similar exchanges when the AT Max was released but nothing like this.

No matter what your thoughts or leanings are you have to hand it to the Minelab marketing department! Continue reading


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A Little Dis, a Little Dat…


Got to love it. XP has just announced the “Orx” and it looks to me like a response to the Minelab Equi”Nox”. At least that’s my take. What do you think? Continue reading


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A follow-up…

After the comments on the last post I thought I would share the following excerpt from the “Coin Hunting” page…. I would also love to hear from anyone who has hunted for or found a cache.  Continue reading


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TBT – When I Was a Treasure Hunter…

Not much to say or share this time around. Went back to New Jersey Labor day weekend to attend a wedding and to rekindle the Jersey attitude. I saw more country, more green and more beauty in three days than I’ve seen here in years. Sure miss the Garden State!

Since it’s Thursday here’s a throwback to a September 2013 post… Continue reading


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WYSIWYG (sometimes)…

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A little ‘food for thought’ to start and then I want to recommend a great addition to your treasure hunting library… Continue reading


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The New (and the Old)…

The New White’s TDI Beach Hunter

Well Whites proved me wrong and just announced a new machine, the TDI Beach Hunter. Looks like a winner but I’ve learned over the years that only time and diverse user feedback will tell….

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Thoughts on a Thursday…

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All This? Really?

Saw an ad for the Fisher F-Pulse pinpointer and was amazed and amused by the bullet listed features…

*Pulse induction *Beep, Vibrate (or both) *Lost Mode Alarm *Single Button Operation *3 Sensitivity Levels *Proportional Response *Retune *Adjustable LED Light *Auto Shutdown.

All this and it’s a PINPOINTER for crissakes. I’m guessing it won’t be long before these things come with lengthy user manuals.

How did we ever find anything in the 70’s and 80’s? Continue reading


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