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Relic Metal Detectors

Kellyco is the trusted source that offers excellent prices on a wide variety of metal detectors for relic hunting. Unlike some generic online retailers or brick and mortar big-box stores, Kellyco staff is friendly, responsive and knowledgeable when it comes to metal detectors. Below you will find metal detectors specifically designed for relic hunting. Equipped with a relic metal detector, you will have the technology to locate lost treasure lying just below the surface waiting for someone to find it while ignoring mineral deposits, less valuable metals and other distractions. With such a variety of brands, models and specifications, there is no lack of quality relic detectors to choose from and with Kellyco, you can be certain that you are buying a quality product backed by world-class customer service.

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  • Fisher F11 F11 Image 1

    Fisher F11 Metal Detector

    with 7" Waterproof Search Coil
    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F11
  • Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

    Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

    with Waterproof 14x13" Super D Search Coil and Coil Cover Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33010001
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    Fisher F19 LTD Pink Camo F19LTDP Image 1

    Fisher F19 LTD Pink Camo Metal Detector

    with 10x5" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F19LTDP

    Was: $700.00

    On Sale: $629.99

  • TDI BeachHunter

    White's TDI BeachHunter Metal Detector

    with 12" Dual-Field Search Coil, Waterproof Headphones, NiMH Rechargeable Battery & More. Waterproof to 25 ft!
    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000352

    Out of stock

  • Quest Pro Bundle Package

    Quest Pro Bundle Pack Metal Detector

    with 11x9" RaptorS TurboD Coil, 9.5x5.5" BladeS TurboD Coil, Wire-Free Pro Headphones, Camouflage Pouch, and Much More.
    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 1691-17036000-BDL
  • Quest Pro Sports Pack

    Quest Pro Sport Pack Metal Detector

    with 11x9" RaptorS TurboD Search Coil, Wire-Free Lite Headphones and Much More.
    Includes $55 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 1691-17036000
  • OKM Rover C4 Metal Detector

    This treasure detector is easy to handle via touch screen. It can detect lost treasures (coins, rings, jewelry etc.) as well as void structures (tunnels, caves, chambers, sepulchers etc.). The detector is also equipped with an innovative LED orbit, that indicates underground targets visually. While scanning the ground this LED sphere emits colored light to visualize detected metals and cavities.

    Sku: 1158-RC4
  • IMPACT Pro Pack 11000702 Image 1

    Nokta Makro Impact Pro Pack Metal Detector

    with Waterproof DD 11x7'' Search Coil, Waterproof 7.5x4'' DD Search Coil, Headphones, Carrying Bag, Protective Covers, Stand, Extra Lower Shaft, AC & Car Charger, 4 x AA Rechargeable Batteries & USB Cable
    Sku: 1448-11000702
  • IMPACT Standard Pack 11000701 Image 1

    Nokta Makro Impact Standard Pack Metal Detector

    with Waterproof DD 11x7" Search Coil, Headphones, 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries & USB Cable
    Sku: 1448-11000701

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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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