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  • Nokta Makro Deephunter 3D Pro Package Metal Detector shown with all accessories from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Nokta Makro Deephunter 3D Pro Package Metal Detector

    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited
    • Battery : Lithium Polymer
    • Ground Balance : Manual
    • Frequency : 12.5 kHz , 17.5 kHz
    • Battery Life : 4 Hours, 25 Hours
    • Total Weight : 2 lbs - 14 lbs (0.85 - 6.45 kgs) (Coil Dependent)
    • Includes: 14x17", 24x39", 10x12.5" and 15x18" Search Coils
    Sku: 1448-DH3DPRO
  • OKM eXp 6000 Professional Plus Metal Detector

    • Operation Modes : Ground Scan, Tunnel Scan, Magnetometer, Mineral Scan, Pin Pointer and Live Scan
    • Touch Screen : Next to a Multi-Function Control Knob the Operator may use the Built-In Touch Screen of the eXp 6000. Thus Operating the Ground Scanner is Simple and Fast
    • Layout Selection : The eXp 6000 Control Unit Contains Several Layouts and Color Schemes to Optimize the Work under Extreme Light Conditions like Bright Sunlight or Dark Night
    • Orientation Sensor : Each Measuring Probe is Equipped with an Orientation Sensor to Assist in Conducting Scan Images of High Quality. Will Help to Keep Probe Level to the Ground
    Sku: 1158-EXP6000-P
  • OKM eXp 6000 Professional Metal Detector

    • Wireless Technology : Easy Handling without any Cables by Using Wireless WiFi Technology. All Probes are Transmitting Data Wirelessly to Telescopic Rod Assembly and Control Unit
    • Sensors : Telescopic Probe, Super Sensor, LiveStream Sensor and Tunnel Sensor
    • Operation Modes : Ground Scan, Tunnel Scan, Magnetometer, Mineral Scan, Pin Pointer and Live Scan
    • Multilingual GUI : Offers a Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Many Different Languages to Support Best Understanding to its Operators. All Menu Elements and Dialogs are Translated into More than 12 Languages
    Sku: 1158-EXP6000
  • OKM Rover C4 Metal Detector

    • Data : Wireless Data Transfer
    • Interface : Graphical User Interface in Many Different Languages
    • Probes : Standard Probe and Super Sensor with Innovative LED Orbit
    • Memory : 4 Separated Memory Areas to Store Recorded Measuring Data
    • Touch Screen : Operational Touch Screen with Alternative Hardware Buttons
    • Lighting : Multilevel LED Lighting to Operate the Detector in Dark Environments
    • Supported Operating Modes : Ground Scan, Pin Pointer, Mineral Scan, Magnetometer
    Sku: 1158-RC4
  • Lorenz Deepmax Z1 Metal Detector shown with accessories from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Lorenz Deepmax Z1 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 16.5 lbs (7.5 kgs)
    • Frequency : Pulse Ground Balancing System L1, 1575.42 MHz
    • Warranty : 2-year guarantee within European Community / 1-year guarantee (outside EC) with the exception of batteries and accessories
    • Waterproof : Search coil only
    • Detecting Modes : Stable operation on mineralized ground or salt water with Pulse Ground Balancing System
    • Display : Reliable / simple operation with few controls and customized LC Display
    • Pinpoint : Logarithmic Audio Response and Intensity Bar Graph Reading for Easy Pinpointing
    • Battery : Interchangeable Rechargeable NIMH Battery Pack for Worldwide Operation
    • Battery Life : Approx. 5 to 10 Hours Depending on Temperature and Connected Coil
    • Included Accessories : Waterproof 14" (35cm) DD Search Coil, 40" x 40" (1m x 1 m) Frame Search Coil, Carrying Case, Harness and Headphones
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 147-0085
  • Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector shown at an angeled view

    Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 7.32 lbs (3.32 kgs)
    • Frequency : Zero Voltage Transmission (ZVT)
    • Warranty : 3-year warranty
    • Waterproof : GPZ 7000 is Weatherproof in Rain or Wet Conditions (but not submersible)
    • Wi-Stream : Uses Low-Power Digital Audio Transmission to Achieve No Perceivable Audio Time Lag (less than 10 ms). This Provides Reliability and Maximum Sound Quality
    • GPSi : Uses a U‑Blox GPS Engine to Integrate Location and Time Data with Detector Settings
    • Battery Type : Li-Ion Rechargeable Pack (7.2V DC, 72Wh)
    • Battery Life : 8-10 hours
    • Search Coil : 14x13" Waterproof Super-D Smart Search Coil
    • Land and Underwater Use : Includes separate handles for land and underwater use
    • Headphones : Wireless Koss UR-30 Headphones included
    • Full Color Display : Full color LCD Clearly Displays More Target Information than Ever Before
    • Multi-Languages : English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish
    • Included Accessories : 14x13" Waterproof Super-D Smart Search Coil, Koss UR-30 Headphones, WM 12 Wireless Module (non-waterproof), Pro-Swing 45 and additional J-Strut, 2 Field Guides, X Change 2 Software and Instruction Manual CD, Car Charger Plug, USB Charging Mini Cable for Wireless Module, USB PC cable to connect GPZ 7000 for GPS Data to X Change and Google Maps, Li-Ion Rechargeable Pack, BC 10 Battery Charger with Multi-Country / Universal Charging Plugs, Battery Terminal Connection Cable for Charging Directly from a Car Battery, GA 10 Guide Arm
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33010001

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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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