Fresh finds, coil demos, and more
My better half (Jo) and I had many a long discussion about buying a good detector and taking it slightly more seriously than just a hobby. It is a substantial investment, but living in Darwin, it’s only an hour and a bit of travel to known goldfields, so we agreed to take the plunge.
Butch Holcombe from the American Digger magazine has published a product test on the Coiltek 11” Anti-interference Coil. I had already tested its performance around urban electrical interference, and other detectors, and was very impressed. Yet, I wanted to give it the upmost challenge: using it underneath active high voltage lines
In resurrecting a childhood interest in detecting, I engrossed myself through months and months of internet research and conversation with many a knowledgeable person in efforts to find a suitable detector. I quickly realized metal detecting had come a long way since my interest had first peaked some 35 years prior. I was now looking at some serious detecting hardware, notably commanding some serious outlay of coin!