Just like other sports require practice, so does metal detecting. When you are well-prepared and practiced, you may find that you have the extra edge that leads to exciting finds. One way to practice metal detecting, is to build a test garden. It is basically a piece of ground where you plant various metal targets at differing depths. Then you practice your swing over the targets (or sharpen your pinpointing techniques) while you become aware of the difference in alerts that each type of target makes. Read More »
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**THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED** I’ve been singing the praises over my handy new digging pal the “Ready Shovel” (a belt carrier for a T-handle or D-handle shovel), all the while paying close attention to how I use it in the field.
It’s been a few months since I started using it, and I now consider it part of my standard equipment, keeping it tucked inside my backpack with my other essential detecting gear. Read More »
If you live in the Northeast, you may have been faced with the frustration of trying to locate a metal detector dealer where you can physically purchase detectors and equipment, and that is not just an online website.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually shop in a store who’s business is metal detectors? One that is actually open when you get there, and is not just a corner display in a hobby shop?
Well in case you didn’t know, there is such a shop—The Gold Digger Metal Detectors, in Raritan, NJ.
If you’re looking to purchase a machine from someone with hands on experience, The Gold Digger is the place. The owner, Ron DeGhetto, has been detecting for over 35 years and has experience with all major brands of detectors. His knowledge is helpful to both the beginner and seasoned detectorist, and honestly, wouldn’t you rather buy a machine from someone who is knowledgeable about the products he is selling?
The new Gold Digger store is impressive! Machines line the walls, along with everything else a detectorist might need. And of course, behind the counter, there’s Ron, a man with the patience of a Saint, and a friendly, helpful demeanor to match.
You can get your questions answered and the machines explained and demonstrated right in front of you—so much more personal than a picture and description on a website!
Ron keeps up with the latest technology and stays informed on what’s going on in the detecting community. He’s an active member in local metal detecting clubs, a board member of The Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights, and was among the first in the world to be awarded a certificate in Electronic Archaeology, being personally invited to Montpelier for training.
In addition, he has hosted Minelabs “Go Minelabbing” beach hunt in New Jersey for the past two years, and is currently going on year three.
If you don’t live in the area, you can always purchase items on their website at www.
I also want to mention that Gold Digger is the authorized US distributor for the high performance NEL Coils everyone has been talking about. You can check out the NEL Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
Here’s the info:
The Gold Digger Metal Detectors
43 W. Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 10am to 4pm
View their commercial: https://www.facebook.com/
Authorized Dealer: Detector Pro, Garrett, Fisher, Minelab, Teknetics, Tesoro and White’s metal detectors.
Services: Walk-in store front; E-bay store; website sales; Professional repair service straight from the manufacturer; ships throughout the US.
Accessories: Carry bags; digging tools; sand scoops; treasure pouches; books; magazines, and more…
My better half and I were short on time yet wanted to do a few hours of detecting without traveling far from home. This posed a dilemma, as there is hardly a wooded area or decent park in my city. We decided to wing it, and headed toward a nearby town, hoping to find a spot along the way.
Ten minutes into our drive, we were passing an area we knew had been hunted by almost every detectorist around. I never like to say a place is hunted out, but when I think of this site, that’s exactly what comes to mind.
Hypothetically, it should be a great site-with the remains of the towns first saw mill (1700’s), and the leftovers from centuries of occupation. The rusty remnants hanging from trees and piled on rock walls attest to its “hunted out” status and the frustrations of previous searchers. The last person I know to have found something there pulled out a button a few years back. This was a considered a major triumph, allowing him to keep his “legend” status in local detecting circles. Read More »