Simplex+ Sniffs Out The Gold In South Africa
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Simplex+ Sniffs Out The Gold In South Africa

Eugene was introduced to metal detecting and relic hunting by his good friend Darren Cheek. Darren who detects with a Nokta Makro Simplex+ recommended the Simplex+ to Eugene based on its exceptional value compared to similar high-end detectors. "He was right", says Eugene.

In his first month of metal detecting, Eugene says he spent a lot of time digging pull tabs before changing tactics. "I realized research and knowing what you want to dig, and where, is really important", says Eugene.

On the afternoon of his remarkable find, Eugene went out scouting a new site and took no other detecting equipment besides his Simplex+ metal detector and a shovel. Eugene believes the British soldiers and Boers used the area he was scouting to move between the concentration

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Metal Detecting For Kids - Not Just A Hobby
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Metal Detecting For Kids - Not Just A Hobby

In a world of entertainment at our fingertips, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find outdoor hobbies for kids that are educational, cost-effective and fun for the whole family. Technology has played a big role in keeping us glued to our couches, but we can change that by looking at the value of modern gadgets for the outdoors, which can add to the precious moments we spend as a family.

We can try our best with camping trips and beach days, but look around, and you will often see families still disconnected from each other by their mobile phones and cameras. With metal detecting, you can bring the family together for hours of fun. Fathers can bond with their daughters digging up jewels, and moms can get their hands dirty helping their little boys dig up treasures. You could even dig up a lost artefact from the past and learn about the history!

Finding something that the whole family can enjoy is priceless, but most tech-related hobbies

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New Nokta Makro Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Metal Detector
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New Nokta Makro Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Metal Detector

Nokta Makro has slowly been releasing juicy snippets of information regarding their hugely anticipated Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Metal Detector (SMF).

This blog will keep an active timeline of any new information about the new Nokta Makro Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Metal Detector. In addition to listing the updated information, we will also compile a list of features and specifications as they become available.

The details below are purely speculation based on information released by Nokta Makro and those we deem as a credible source. So please don't take this information as final. Details will most definitely change.

One thing we do know for sure, the new Nokta Makro Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Detector will be a huge hit. The SMF will be another game-changer like the successful

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The Shake-up & Wake-up Of The Metal Detecting Market In South Africa
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The Shake-up & Wake-up Of The Metal Detecting Market In South Africa

THE SHAKE-UP

In 2019 Nokta Makro released the Simplex+, an advanced and fully waterproof metal detector with wireless headphones at an excellent price point. The Nokta Makro Simplex+ was and remains the best value metal detector currently on the market. The Simplex+ metal detector was officially the top-selling metal detector in 2020 and will likely stay in the #1 spot for 2021.

Detectorists were initially sceptical, wondering how such an advanced detector at such a low price would stand up in terms of reliability and performance. Almost two years later, the Simplex+ has proven highly reliable. Feedback from experienced detectorists

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Why Multi-Frequency Metal Detectors Are Not The End All and Be All - For now
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Why Multi-Frequency Metal Detectors Are Not The End All and Be All - For now

In this blog, I look at multi-frequency detectors comparing them to single-frequency detectors and offer my humble opinion of why the hype over multi-frequency detectors is overrated. For now.

A multi-frequency metal detector typically outputs 3 - 5 different frequencies simultaneously. In simple terms, the advantage means a target that is missed by a certain frequency might be picked up by the other remaining frequencies, thus increasing your chances of a find. However, when the detector sends multiple simultaneous frequencies, it requires a lot of processing, which comes at a performance cost, negatively impacting depth and reactivity.

Multi-frequency metal detectors are very good for beach detecting and use in saltwater. They tend to be more stable when compared to most single frequency detectors.

A good example of a multi-frequency metal detector is the popular Minelab Equinox 800, featuring a range of 5 frequencies: 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz,

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See The Most Valuable Finds with a Metal Detector!
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See The Most Valuable Finds with a Metal Detector!

Metal detector finds can hold huge historical significance and be worth millions of dollars. So its no wonder that detectorists are out there trying to find valuable items with their metal detectors. Here are some of the most valuable metal detector finds of all time.

Michelle Vall was metal detecting in January 2019 in Scotland when she found a 17th-century rind believed to have once belonged to a courtier of King James II. In September 2020 it went up for auction and sold for $18.000. Val also found a rare gold coin and it sold for $52.800 at an auction.

One lucky metal detector struck gold while gold prospecting in Australia, the gold nugget was found in May 2019 and weighed 1.4kgs. Such a large gold nugget is rare to find and this valuable item was valued at $100.000.

In November 2019 a metal detectorist in England found a very rare coin; it was an iron age caractacus coin. This coin is approximately 2000

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Metal Detecting after a Storm
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Metal Detecting after a Storm

After any heavy storms, you are bound to see a metal detectorist out sweeping the beaches for freshly uncovered valuable finds.

Layers of sand are added to beaches every day and valuable items are buried underneath the sand, but when a storm comes the sand gets pulled off the each, revealing all the lost valuable items that have not been found in decades. Storms can also find lost treasures that were inside the ocean floors onto the beach sand.

Storms toss and turn everything, bringing what’s at the bottom up to the shoreline. This helps you find gold coins, and jewels that have been lost for centuries.

We have some great metal detecting gear that is perfect for beach hunting after a storm. Beach scoops make sifting through sand much easier for you. And waterproof earphones will help you metal detecting after a big storm.

The 

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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Gold Prospecting
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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Gold Prospecting

There are plenty of uncertainties when it comes to gold hunting here we take a deep dive into the world of gold prospecting.

VLF - Very low-frequency Metal detectors are a single or multi-frequency machine that consists of a continuous sine wave. The Sinewave goes under the ground to find a target and once it finds a target, the machine charges a target, releases an eddy current and sends a signal back through the machine.

A common misconception for these types of metal detectors is that you cannot get depth out of a VLF metal detector. This is not true, as long as a VLF metal detector is correctly set up and you are using the right metal detector in the right conditions with the right coil on your machine, you can get depth with this type of machine.

As long as you

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Ultimate Review Of The Nokta Makro Midi Hoard Kids Metal Detector
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Ultimate Review Of The Nokta Makro Midi Hoard Kids Metal Detector

The Nokta Makro Midi Hoard is a waterproof metal detector that is perfect for children under 10 years old. Get your little one started on the path to discovering valuable items. This metal detector is easy to use and will provide your youngster with hours of fun outdoors. Metal detecting will help you get your children outdoors to enjoy hours of lots of fun, exercise and learning. This hobby is always great for family activity.

The Nokta Makro Midi Hoard metal detector is the first waterproof metal detector made for kids aged 8 - 12+ years.

Now you can start them young with a lightweight, waterproof and kid-friendly metal detector. Being collapsible it can be extended up or down to cater for younger or older kids for exactly the size that they need.

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Top Metal Detecting Tips: Best Places to Metal Detect
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Top Metal Detecting Tips: Best Places to Metal Detect

Choosing a place to metal detect with your metal detector is especially important. It will determine what you find and how you are going to find. If you detect on the beach you are more likely to find lost jewellery, coins and watches. If you visit war sites, you are more likely to find war relics like buttons and shell castings.

Metal detectors have a rule of thumb to hunt where many people have walked or congregated. Many popular sites include beaches, parks, schoolyards, playgrounds, sports fields, bike or hiking trails, picnic areas and outdoor play theatres.

Start with the history of your town. Most cities keep historical information on file at your local library. This information will help you find treasures. When you visit your local library take a look at the section on local history. Ask the Liberian to help you. Research stories about celebrations, local

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