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  • Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector

    Garrett ACE 300 Metal Detector

    • Frequency : 8 kHz Frequency
    • Total Weight : 2.8 lbs (1.27 kgs)
    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited Warranty
    • Ground Mineralization : Adjusts Automatically 
    • Audio : Pulse-Width Modulation
    • Continuous Coin Depth Indicator : Determines a Target's Depth
    • Digital Target ID : Indicates the Properties of a Target with Scale Ranging from 0 to 99

    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1141150
  • F44 with 11" DD Waterproof Search Coil

    Fisher F44 11DD Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Waterproof Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F4411DD
  • Fisher F22 11DD Metal Detector F2211DD Image 1

    Fisher F22 11DD Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Waterproof Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F2211DD

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  • Fisher F4 Image 1

    Fisher F4 Metal Detector

    with 11" Open Frame DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F4
  • Fisher F22 Weatherproof Image 1

    Fisher F22 Weatherproof Metal Detector

    with 9" Waterproof Semi-Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F22
  • Fisher F44 Weatherproof Detector F44 Image 1

    Fisher F44 Weatherproof Metal Detector

    The Fisher F44 comes with a 11" waterproof semi-elliptical search coil plus FREE metal detecting & treasure hunting cccessories
    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F44
  • Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector body and elbow

    Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 2.7 lbs (1.2 kgs)
    • Frequency : 6.5 kHz Frequency
    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited Warranty
    • Discrimination Control : Eliminates Trash with Discrimination Control
    • Audio : Headphone Jack and Built- In External Speaker
    • Digital Target ID : Able To Distinguish Targets' Conductivity
    • Sensitivity Control : Adjusts to 8 Levels of Sensitivity for Differing Ground Conditions
    Includes $39 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1139070

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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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