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Monday, 26 December 2016

Metal detecting with the Minelab Safari on the wet sand beach today.

So today is boxing day and my Mrs had planned to hit the sales at the clothes shops which left me with a good opportunity to get out metal detecting. I really could not be bothered to go to any of my land based permissions today as lately  they have not been producing anything worthy of the time spent in the field.
So I decided that I would go down to the local beach with my Minelab Safari for the first time since buying it 6 months ago. Half the reason that I bought this metal detector was because I had heard such positive reviews about its ability to do the wet sand as well as it does the land and Bridlington beach would be the ultimate test and proving

Sunday, 25 December 2016

My Minelab Safari metal detector review and best settings for ultimate depth of detection!

The mighty Minelab Safari metal detector 

I have now been using the Minelab Safari for over 6 months and what an amazing 6 months of metal detecting it has been! Since switching to the safari from my old machine I have now found hammered  silver coins, rings and even a hoard of George iii shillings and sixpences whilst out metal detecting. To say that I am impressed with the Minelab Safari's abilities would be a complete understatement.


My Minelab Safari metal detector ready to metal detect.
My Minelab Safari metal detector ready for action.

Personally I have always said and believed that as long as you learn your metal detector and what it is telling you and just as importantly walk

Friday, 23 December 2016

Which is the best metal detector to buy?!

Andy, which is the best metal detector to buy?

This is a question I get asked about over and over again on the comment sections of my YouTube videos. Who can blame potential newcomers to the hobby for being cautious about buying a new metal detector as there are so many different brands with loads of different models which all cater for different needs. 
Unfortunately I cannot answer this question in the comment section of my videos as there is literally not enough writing space to be able to give them any decent advice. So instead I decided to make a quick video on my YouTube channel to voice my opinion on which is the best metal detector for a beginner to buy. I hope this helps others who stumble across it. If the video helps in any way, shape or form please give it a thumbs up and share among your buddies. Happy metal detecting alll.


Sunday, 13 November 2016

A perfect day of metal detecting!

Hi all,
Today was the day that i got to try out my new detech ultimate coil on the safari. I bought this coil because a lot of my sites are pasture and the finds seem to be really deep and just generally

Friday, 21 October 2016

A look at some of the best coins I have found metal detecting.

I still have not managed to get out metal detecting since way back before our trip to Florida a few weeks back. The main reason being is that I stupidly managed to slice the tendons connecting in my little finger again which has really hampered all my plans. Bored and missing any

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

My new project for when metal detecting is not possible.

Hello everyone,
It has been a crazy few weeks without that much metal detecting. We took a holiday to Florida or Orlando to be more precise, to cut a long story short we had a great holiday with amazing food and amazing weather. We even survived a category 4 hurricane, unfortunately now though it is back to reality.
Reality, unfortunately now means darker nights and cold winter days are upon us which kinda cuts in to available metal detecting time. So while I will be doing less metal detecting I have decided

Monday, 12 September 2016

Loads more silver coins found with the metal detector from the hoard field!

Hey all,
So over the last few weekends I have been hammering the field on which I recently found the hoard/pocketspill of George iii silver shillings and sixpences. Since then I have found one more George iii sixpence and well over 20 more silver sixpences and shillings going right up to 1945 along

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Silver jug and more silver coins found with the metal detector on the Hoard field.

More metal detecting action at the silver coin hoard field.

After finding my first ever hoard of silver coins on my detecting buddies land last weekend i was dying to get back down there to see if there was any more left. I knew that the only way to try to get to any that were deeper down in the soil was to crank the Minelab Safari up to full power and have the threshold a bit higher so that i could hear the fainter, deeper signals. This seemed to work a treat as i found two more

Sunday, 21 August 2016

I have found a hoard of silver coins metal detecting! Treasure alert.

Hi all,
I have been a bit quiet over the last week or so and the reason for this is that i have met a local detectorist and his son and we have been doing some permission swapping. Last Saturday i was metal detecting on my friends land when I had an almighty signal which showed up very high on the id scale. Upon digging up the target i could not believe what i was seeing, a coin that i had been wanting to find for over five years. The coin in question is a George iii "bullhead" sixpence a coin that i first saw on the forums when i started taking up this amazing hobby.
Fast forward to this weekend, yesterday to be more exact. I had decided that i was going to take a low and slow approach with my metal detector around the area that i found the sixpence. Within ten minutes I had a shilling sized silver coin in my finds pouch that was unfortunately completely worn. I continued around 4 foot and got another belting signal just like the one from the sixpence, digging down revealed yet another immaculate sixpence! Within a two foot radius i managed to find a total of 5 sixpences and one shilling all dated 1816. Five years of wanting and then suddenly i have a hoard of them.

The metal detector used was my Minelab Safari set up in custom all metal mode with -10 and +40 notched out

I caught the whole lot on video which is below this post. I really hope you enjoy it as much as i did filming it.

Happy hunting.