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  1. Garrett AT Max with Z-Lynk

    Garrett AT Max Metal Detector with Z-Lynk

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1142060
    with 8.5x11" PROformance DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories. Learn More
  2. Garrett AT Pro

    Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140460
    with 8.5x11" PROformance DD Search Coil and MS-2 Headphones Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  3. Garrett GTI 2500 Pro - Eagle Eye Treasure Hound 1120580A Image 3

    Garrett GTI 2500 EagleEye Depth Multiplier Package Metal Detector

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1120580-PK
    with the 9.5" Imaging searchcoil and TreasureHound EagleEye searchcoil. Learn More
  4. Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector 1141150 Image 1

    Garrett ACE 300 Metal Detector

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1141150
    with 7x10” PROformance Search Coil Plus FREE Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  5. Garrett ACE 400 55-Year Anniversary Special

    Garrett ACE 400 Metal Detector 55-Year Anniversary Special

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1141255
    55th Anniversary Special! Free extras such as a pinpointer, treasure box and a favorite finds book. Learn More
  6. Garrett GTI 2500 Pro 1120580 Image 1

    Garrett GTI 2500 Pro Metal Detector

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1120580
    with 9.5" PROformance Imaging Searchcoil, 12.5" PROformance Imaging Search Coil & GTI 2500 DVD and Manual Learn More
  7. Garrett Ace 250 1139070 Image 1

    Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector

    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1139070
    with 6.5x9" PROformance Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More

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What Makes a Metal Detector Ideal for Relic Hunting?

Metal detectors are manufactured for a variety of reasons but the most exciting and possibly most lucrative is hunting for historic relics lost hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Who doesn't dream of unearthing a valuable artifacts from long ago? Relic hunting for Civil War artifacts such as buttons, bayonets, pins, buckles, musket balls and even swords can provide an incredible thrill as it brings you into direct contact with pieces of history. You never know what might be hidden beneath your feet and how valuable it may be. Just imagine unearthing an authentic Civil War sword from a battle or a belt buckle worn by a Confederate soldier on the march, far from any battlefield. Confederate Army buckles have been appraised for $4,500 and up, which isn't a bad bonus for finding a piece of history. But what makes one metal detector better for relic hunting than another? There are four main factors to consider when selecting a relic metal detector.

1. Adjusted for Historically Significant Metals

A standard metal detector used for contracting work or for security screening may be tuned to detect aluminum and other modern metals with great sensitivity, since locating aluminum roofing nails or bombs is important for those use cases. Relic hunting, on the other hand, requires a metal detector that can ignore modern metals such as aluminum and signal the presence of more historically significant metals such as iron, brass and steel. Relic detectors, such as those sold by Kellyco, do this by using lower frequencies to detect these more difficult to find metals rather than aluminum.

2. A Good Ground Adjust and Ground Balance Control

Soil that is particularly rich in mineral deposits will confuse some metal detectors, especially as search depths increase. For items that are at or very near the surface in low mineral soil, the ground adjust is less important. But historical treasures are most often found buried under deeper layers of sediment. Taking the case of Civil War artifacts, mineral deposits in the South are generally higher than in the North and the level of ground adjust and ground balance control become key to sorting valuable relics from mineral-based background noise.

3. An Accurate Pinpointing Control

The relic hunting metal detectors sold by Kellyco offer pinpointing features that allow you to zero in on the precise location of any buried artifacts. This becomes increasingly important the deeper the relics are found and can save hours of digging frustration in many cases. Look for push button pinpointing control in the model descriptions among the metal detectors offered for any easy to use solution to deeply buried relics.

4. Durability

No mere toys, the professional-grade relic hunting metal detectors available through Kellyco are durable enough to withstand trips into the field. Look for durability in the product descriptions and don't settle for the low-quality bargain metal detectors for sale elsewhere. Those may work for simple jobs close to home, but history is rarely so accommodating and you may find yourself detecting relics off the beaten path and across broken terrain.

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