You just never know what will be discovered from underground. Speaking of unusual, watch this video about a recent dinosaur discovered in Argentina that seems to be THE biggest yet! According to USA Today, the fossil was named “Patagotian Mayorum” and weighs in at 65 tons! Watch the video here.
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Hey! Who’s ready for more knowledge? We’ve got a handy chart for all of you that would like help in identifying stones you found. This one comes from http://www.geologyin.com/.
Did you know you can also find the location of precious gems with your metal detector? Check this out!
We’ve got another new blog up on our website about the all new Garrett AT Max metal detector! Garrett is known for its quality metal detectors like the AT Gold and The AT Pro. They just released the AT Max! If you want to hunt in different terrains and soil types, this machine is an excellent choice! It’s designed to hold up to the challenges of rough detecting environments. The AT Max is for determined relic, coin, and jewelry hunters. If you are considering investing in a new detector, check this one out!
Here’s some of the best features!
- Search Modes – The AT Max has four search modes: all metal, custom, coins, and zero discrimination. The true all metal mode provides the best depth and sensitivity – essential for serious detectorists. It also provides you with a high level of target separation, which is essential when you are hunting a site with many alerts. You will no longer miss valuable targets because you find the nail that is next to them and then walk away from the search.
- Enhanced Depth Detection – Find older targets that are buried deeper with the AT Max’s increased depth detection. Go over previously hunted areas, possibly finding targets that your older machine missed!
- Wireless Technology – You have Z-Lynk wireless technology, including the new Garrett MS-3 Z-Lynk wireless headphones. This is great because it works six times quicker than Bluetooth technology! That means you’ll get almost zero delay from your detector to your headphones! That allows you to hear signals as they are right over your targets, greatly reducing dig time. And you don’t have to worry about getting tangled up in any cords!
If you haven’t seen it, you should check our newest blog post on our website. We have other, guest posts and treasure hunting topics. On this newest post, we give you insider info just how your machine works. Learn the ins and outs of your metal detector! Check out the full post here.
Parts of a Metal Detector
In order to understand how metal detectors work, you first need to know what their key components are. Even though detectors look different, the way they work is typically the same, so they all have parts that function similarly.
The four key components are:
- Shaft – This is the main part of the detector that all of the other parts connect to. It’s usually adjustable for the user’s comfort.
- Stabilizer – This attachment is the part of the detector that makes it comfortable to use. Think of it as the armrest of the machine. It stabilizes the metal detector as you move it around.
- Control Box – The control box is the brains of the machine. It contains the battery, device controls and settings, the microprocessor, readout, and speakers.
- Search Coil – This is the bottom part of the detector that you swing over the ground. It’s an antenna that contains coils that are integral for the machine to be able to detect metal.
As mentioned by Good Morning America, a boy named Jude Sparks (10 years old), was with his family near their home in New Mexico. He tripped over what he thought was a cow skull. The boy’s father, Kyle Sparks said, “I imagined through my own mind of being 9 years old and finding something like that and how incredible it would be. Like most kids, he had this really strong phase, maybe 5 or 6 years old, where he’d be reading every dinosaur and fossil book you can imagine. He’s ectastic about it.” Mexico State University researchers identified the fossil finds as a Stegomastodon or a mastodon-like or elephant-like animal! Read more on this cool discovery! Click source below.
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Treasure hunter Mike Elliot found three rings and is hoping to find the owners. As reported by the Martinez-News Gazette, Elliot discovered an engraved child’s ring (could be a toe ring) a silver woman’s cocktail ring and the third, which they believe to be gold, is a United States Specialty Sports Association championship ring! Elliott often uses his metal detector in Mountain View and at Waterfront Park. He also discovers plenty of coins, usually modern American ones that get a distinctive patina under dirt. He’s been in the hobby, as the article states, for over 5 years and has familiarized himself with all his detector’s unique sounds for locating treasure.
In Southwestern Spain, silver and gold Roman coins were found at a copper mining site! The news was first reported by The Local. Director of Archaeology at Atalaya Mining, Luis Iglesias believes the coins were owned by a wealthy Roman citizen and stored in a leather. Additional details from Archaeology point that this find is important because it leads others to believe the settlement stretched farther west than previously known. See the sources below for even more info!
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In an ancient cemetery in northern Argentina, an unusual mask was just found. Live Science reported that this particular mask is made of a piece of rectangular-shaped copper measuring about seven inches long and six inches wide. There are also holes where the nose, eyes and mouth should be. According to Live Science, the mask has smaller openings, which would suggest that it might have been used to fasten to a face or an object. Read more about what else they found that makes this one a standout! Click source below.