What are the Best Two Box and Deep Metal Detectors?

By Michael Bernzweig

You just received a tip from a friend or family member about buried gold, silver or jewels. You have a good idea where to begin searching and now need the best deep metal detector to find it.

Step 1: Separate Fact from Fiction

Your first step on any treasure hunt is to try and separate truth from folklore. Many rumors and legends about underground treasure caches, or hoards, are based on some factual details. Throughout history, people have buried their valuables out of greed or in fear of advancing armies and other marauders, hoping to someday return and reclaim their treasure. Even today, this practice is not uncommon.

So, before you invest in equipment or travel great distances, do as much research as possible beforehand. Look for any clues that may have been written down or passed down verbally from generation to generation. Keep a record of even small details; they may come in handy later.

Step 2: Determine How Deep the Treasure is Buried

Your second step is to determine, based on your research, how far down the treasure is located. Frequently, individuals bury treasure far beneath the earth in large containers. Some of the largest hoards recovered to date have been found using deep penetrating metal detectors.

If you are looking for gold or other precious metals that are buried deeper than one meter, you need a 2-box metal detector. Unlike traditional coin detectors, which are made to find smaller individual items, a ground two-box metal detector can penetrate the earth using special search coils that transmit signals. Once the signal reaches the treasure, it bounces back to the metal detector, which pinpoints the location.

Until recently, deep-detecting metal detectors could not identify the type of buried metal. However, with the advent of newer technologies, such as the Makro brand detectors, it is now possible to identify the type of metal in the ground.

Step 3: Pick the Right Deep Seeking, 2-Box Metal Detector for You

When it comes to picking out a deep-searching, 2-box metal detector, take the time to select the best unit you can afford. Your investment can provide big returns. You can get a basic unit for under $1,000.

There are several types of deep metal detectors that can help you locate your treasure. Below is a list of the most popular models, which are organized based on price and capabilities. Keep in mind that two box detectors are designed to find larger treasures and also veins of natural gold that are buried deep in the ground. They are not made to detect individual coins or small natural gold nuggets.

Entry Level Deep Seeking Metal Detectors:

The Gemini 3 is an entry-level model put out by Fisher Labs Hobby division and is designed to locate deeply buried treasures. It is a fairly simple device to operate and does a good job. This is an all-metal detector and cannot identify the type of target before you dig it up. While this unit will not locate targets as deeply as the top-of-the-line units, it is a good starting place for those on a budget.

Mid Level Deep Seeking Metal Detectors:

The Garrett GTI 2500 is a deep seeking unit that has the added advantage of being a dual-purpose detector. This unit is able to identify targets to a depth of just over a foot with the standard search coil. Once you attach the TreasureHound EagleEye Depth Multiplier coil, the detector switches to a deep-seeking, all-metal mode.

For a mid-priced deep metal detector, the Makro JeoTech is unique because it has the ability to discriminate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It can also detect voids under the ground, which is important if you are looking to find tunnels or containers of precious stones where no metal is present. While no 2-box metal detectors can locate diamonds, rubies or other gems, this unit can locate the container they are in.

Professional Deep Seeking Metal Detectors:

Top Deep Seeking Metal Detectors:

The most advanced two-box deep metal detectors available today are produced by Makro Detectors. Both the Makro JeoScan 2D and the Makro New JeoHunter Deep-Seeking 3D Dual System can identify precious metals at extreme depth. This technology will save you from unnecessary digging. The JeoHunter provides a full-color display with three-dimensional target image analysis and offers menus and analysis in either English or Spanish.

If you would like personalized guidance on selecting the best model for your needs, contact one of our product specialists. We are happy to discuss your specific needs and suggest the best equipment for you. Wherever your journey takes you, we wish you the best of success in your quest for buried treasure. Pick up the phone and speak to one of our product specialists. We are here to assist you in selecting the best metal detector and accessories for your needs.

Copyright 2011 Detector Electronics Corp.

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