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Help Choosing A Metal Detector

Let us help you choose the right detector the first time. We feel the best detector is the one that most suits your needs. It’s important to consider these three things. Where will you be detecting? What are you interested in finding? And, what is your budget?

Additional elements to consider would be:
Are you looking for...
An all-purpose detector. Suitable on all ground conditions including beach & land?
A machine that will detect everything from coins & jewellery to Relics?
One that will Discriminate against unwanted metals such as Iron nails?
A detector to be user-friendly & lightweight?

Consider these detectors:
£100 - £200 - Minelab Go find 11, Minelab Go find 22, Minelab Go find 44, Fisher F11, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV.
£200 - £300 - Fisher F44, Minelab Go-Find 60, Minelab Go Find 66, Minelab Vanquish 340, Fisher F22, Fisher F44 Minelab Vanquish 440.
£300 - £400 - Fisher F5, Minelab Vanquish 540.
£400 - £500 - Teknetics T2 Classic, Minelab X-Terra 505, Minelab X-Terra 705, Teknetics G2.
£500 - £600 - Minelab Vanquish 540 Pro Pack, Fisher F19, Fisher Goldubug DP, Fisher F70.

- Are you looking for...
A highly sensitive, deep penetrating, lightweight, easy to use, exceptional discriminating and pinpointing detector?
Consider these: Minelab Vanquish 540 Pro Pack, Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Gold Monster 1000.

- Are you looking for...
An ultimate all-purpose detector? These all-purpose detectors are tailored to the specific needs of the coin, relic and jewellery hunting enthusiast and professional.
The following will give you the superior performance and all-important discrimination you need to succeed: Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab CTX 3030 Super value pack.

Most coils are waterproof and can be used in shallow water but if you would like to go diving or submerge the detector in the surf consider: Minelab Excalibur II, Fisher CZ-21, Whites Surfmaster PI, Or the Fisher 1280 Aquanaut.

If you are looking for larger items such as hoards buried extremely deep consider the Minelab GPX 5000, or the Fisher Gemini 3.

If you are searching for gold you will need a higher frequency detector because these are most sensitive. Consider These machines: Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold, Fisher F19, Teknetics G2 + Ltd, Fisher Goldbug II, Nokta Fors Gold, Makro Gold Racer or Minelab GPX 5000.

Do you have any questions? Why not call us on 01959-571-255 and speak to one of our sales team.

Metal Detecting Clubs

Club Name Club Contact Email Address / Telephone Number / Web Address
Ashfield MDC John Gough ashfield.mdclub@googlemail.com
Blaydon & District S&R Ass David Appleby Club Chairman david.appleby@live.co.uk
01661 872505
Bolton Prospectors Brian Taylor btaylor1971@hotmail.co.uk
Border Reivers Search Society Mr Andrew Mossop andrew@td15.fslife.co.uk
01361-882-012
Bournemouth Detecting Club D Wiles darren.wiles@hotmail.co.uk
07864102025
Hidden History Hunters Club Tom Dempster Hiddenhistoryhunters@mail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hiddenhistoryhunters/
Brewood Artefact Society Mrs Joan morgan jamorgan@tiscali.co.uk
01902-851-572
Brighton & District M.D.C D Smith d.smith7057@ntlworld.com
Cardiff Scan Club Mr Gwilym Williams cardiffscanclub@gmail.com
http://cardiffscanclub.org/
Cotswold Heritage & Detector Society Mr Dave Smith ds005a5054@blueyonder.co.uk
01242-574-115
Coventry Heritage Detector Society Alan Charlish chairman@coventry-heritage.co.uk
www.coventry-heritage.co.uk
Crawley District Detecting & Historical Society Mr Alan Denton alan.denton2@tiscali.co.uk
01293-514-251
Dartford Detecting Club Dave McWilliam davemcwilliam31@gmail.com
www.dartforddetectingclub.co.uk
01474 704049
Derby Artefacts Recovery Club Rod Furniss rod194424@hotmail.co.uk
07944 336587
www.derbyarc.org
Discoverers Historical Society Jeff Hills discovererhistoricalsociety@googlemail.com
01483-871-344
Duckeries MDC Mr Steve Doxey http://dukeriesmdc.co.uk
stvdox@aol.com
East Devon MDC Bobbie Howkins spruntulis@msn.com
07774-204-218
East Lothian MDC Dean Houston Elmdclub@yahoo.com
07857-278-877
East Surrey Research & Recovery Group Roger Mintey rogermintey@btinternet.com
01737-243-761
Essex Pastfinders Detecting Club Kenny Clarke kennyclarke2000@btopenworld.com
07734 077879
Farnham & Dist M.D.C Mr M Sammons mickysam1@ntlworld.com
Gateshead Detecting Society Mr Hayward Lonsdale haywardlonsdale@hotmail.com
01914-106-150
Gwent M.D.C Mr Dave Arnold detectordave@aol.com
01633-870-500
Herts & District MD Society Mr Malcolm Beagle http://www.hdmdsforum.com
detectorinxs@hdmds.co.uk
01727-761-418
High Peak M.D.C Mike Bull mike308@gmx.com
Hinckley Search Society Mr John Caluori John_caluori@tiscali.co.uk
The Icini Search Group Anona Watson agam.watson@talktalk.net
Ipswich & District Detector Club David Cummings http://www.ipswich-detector-club.co.uk/
01473 624069
Isca Metal Detecting Club Debbie Raymond iscamdc@outlook.com
Kent Searchers MDC Robert Spicer secretary@kentsearchersmdc.co.uk
http://www.kentsearchersmdc.co.uk/
Kings Lynn Metaldetecting Club Kevin Elfleet kevin.elfleet@gmail.com
http://westnorfolkmetaldetectors.co.uk/
Lincoln Historical SS Mr John Keen johnnokeen@btinternet.com
01522-753-002
Lincolnshire Search Society Mrs Patricia Cox Patricia.cox888@btinternet.com
Making Derbyshire Safer Metal Detecting Association JackPhillips makingderbysafermetaldetectingassociation.wordpress.com
Melton & Belvoir SS Mr John D Marriott j.d.marriott@ntlworld.com
01664-854-737
Mid Kent M.D.C Colin Reader Keith Stafford http://www.mkmdc.org.uk/joomla
Mid Kent Contact
Newton Abbot District Metal Detecting Club Richard Holladay http://www.nadmdc.co.uk/
secretary@nadmdc.co.uk
Braintree Metal Detecting Club Mr Brian DayClub Chairman www.braintreemdc.co.uk
braintreemetaldetectingclub@mail.com
01376 342577
North West Surrey Searchers Mr Charles Martin martince99@gmail.com
07513-162831
Northumbrian Search Society Mr Mike Bartley mike@romanremains.freeserve.co.uk
01915-813-457
Oldford Force Team MDC Mr Tony Pinchera 01588-620-717
Pembrokeshire Prospectors Society Mrs Lesley Williamson rhodesianridgeback@yahoo.com
01944-419-095
Plymouth Detector Club Mrs Rita Nodder 01752-492-416
Polish Historical Exploration Club Igor Murawski www.thesaurus.com.pl
info@thesaurus.com.pl
07977-490-089
Prince Bishop MDC Paul Harrison http://www.princebishopmdc.com/
The Priories Historical Society Mrs P.M Cook pammd15@tiscali.co.uk
01909-732-485
Quakers Acres Metal Detecting Club Mr Lee Todd julee2@ntlworld.com
01325-259-145
The Royal Phoenix Detecting Group Brian Smith b.smith48@mypostoffice.co.uk
01304-831-559
Scottish Artefact Recovery Group Lesley Sleith lesleysleith@blueyonder.co.uk
Scunthorpe MDS Mrs Jeanette Jacobs ken_n_jean@hotmail.com
01724-734-236
Severn Vale Historical Research and Detecting Society (SHRADS) Nick Keeler shrads@hotmail.co.uk
www.shrads.org.uk
Shetland Metal Detecting Club & Historical Society P. Meyer info@smdchs.co.uk
www.smdchs.co.uk
The Somerset Artifact Seekers Metal Detecting Club Morley Howard thesasclub@hotmail.co.uk
http://www.somersetmetaldetecting.co.uk/
South Bucks MDC Bob Elliott bobjelliott@gmail.com
West Kirby Metal Detecting Club Phil Moy wkmdc@hotmail.co.uk
www.wkmdc.com
South East Searchers Neil Humphreys www.southeasrsearchers.weebly.com
07759-870-545
South Hams MDC Mr Mike Long http://www.southhams-mdc.co.uk
mikelong1@blueyonder.co.uk
St Neots & District A.C. Mr Richard Haslop http://snadac.webs.com
01480-477-148
Stour Valley MDC Mr John House johnhouse@emitco.com
01305-267-576
Swale Search & Recovery Club Vivienne Wilson vcwoodw@tiscali.co.uk
01795-876-523
Swansea M.D.C Mr David Hughes sec_swanseamdc@hotmail.co.uk
01639-638-923
Taw & Torridge MDC Mr Peter Luxford peterluxford@hotmail.co.uk
01271-345-189
Taynton MDC Mr Donald Sherratt sherrattd@tiscali.co.uk
01452-790-359
Thanet & Wantsum M.D.C Roger Munden rogermunden@tiscali.co.uk
01843-580-570
Torbay MDC Ian Fraser secretary@torbaymdc.co.uk
07845-439-452
University Of The Third Age Reigate and Redhill MDC Mr Alan Harding 01737-763-636
West Kent Detector Club Lesley Burr lesley@lburr@freeserve.co.uk
Weymouth & Portland MDC Mr Michael Apps michaelapps@yahoo.co.uk
01202-533-163
White Cliffs MDC Vince Burrows v.burrows@gtwiz.co.uk
01304-219-550
West Sussex Metal Detecting Society Mike Cackett 01903-503-137
Wrexham Heritage Society Mr Henry Pugh 01691-679-313
Warsop MD Society Mr Brian Booth http://www.warsopmds.co.uk
Weald & Downland M.D.C Mairi Sargent mairisargent@googlemail.com
01737-271-686
WKMMDC Ed Estaugh ed.estaugh@googlemail.com
Wyvern Historical and Detecting Society Gary Clifford siteadmin@wyvernhds.co.uk
www.wyvernhds.co.uk
Wilmslow MDC Ron Morris ronaldmorris3@msn.com
Worlds Historical Research Society Mr Kev Woodward kevandjenn.woodward333@btinternet.com
01507-534-005
Yeovil & District Bottle & MD Club Stuart Palfreeman portcullis@realmail.co.uk
01458-251-823
Yorkshire Searchers Events MDC Stuart Littlewood stuartdavies20@gmail.com
07711-177-600
St Austell MDC Al Stewart staustellmdc@gmail.com
07596847888
Probe Pokers Metal Detecting Club Neil Watson neilwatson48@hotmail.co.uk
www.probepokersmdc.co.uk
Ramsey Metal Detecting Club Alan Davies 07896 533346
Northants Detecting Association Derek dmcchester@hotmail.com

UK Metal Detector Laws

The Treasure Act:

Any metallic object, other than a coin, provided that at least 10 per cent by weight of metal is precious metal (that is, gold or silver) and that it is at least 300 years old when found. If the object is of prehistoric date it will be Treasure provided any part of it is a precious metal.

Any group of two or more metallic objects of any composition of prehistoric date* that comes from the same find (*see note 3 below)

Two or more coins from the same find provided they are at least 300 years old when found and contain 10% gold or silver (if the coins contain less than 10 percent of gold or silver there must be at least ten of them). Only the following groups of coins will normally be regarded as coming from the same find:

  • hoards that have been deliberately hidden
  • smaller groups of coins, such as the contents of purses, that may have been dropped or lost
  • votive or ritual deposits.

 

Any object, whatever it is made of, that is found in the same place as or had previously been together with, another object that is Treasure.

Any object that would previously have been treasure trove, but does not fall within the specific categories given above. Only objects that are less than 300 years old, that are made substantially of gold or silver, that have been deliberately hidden with the intention of recovery and whose owners or heirs are unknown will come into this category.

Please Note:

  1. An object or coin is part of the 'same find' as another object or coin if it is found in the same place as, or had previously been together with, the other object. Finds may have become scattered since they were originally deposited in the ground.
  2. Single coins will not be a treasure, unless they are found in association with objects that are a treasure, or unless there is exceptionally strong evidence that they were buried with the intention of recovery. Section 3 (2) of the Act defines the term 'coin' as including any metal token that was, or can reasonably be assumed to have been, used or intended for use as or instead of money. This definition only includes coins and tokens made after the introduction of the first coinage into this country during the Iron Age period and excludes objects made earlier such as iron currency bars. Jettons or reckoning counters are also excluded from this definition.
  3. 'of prehistoric date' means dating from the Iron Age or any earlier period

 

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Joan Allen In House Warranty

Fisher Warranty:
When you buy a Fisher Or Teknetics Metal Detector from Joan Allen you will receive a 5 Year in house warranty. Here at Joan Allen, we have a First Texas trained technician to carry out all warranty repairs.
The In house warranty is excluding the Fisher CZ-21(2 Year Warranty) and Fisher Gemini 3. The warranty on these machines is carried out by Fisher Directly.

Minelab Warranty:
When you buy a Minelab Metal Detector from Joan Allen you will receive a 3 Year in house warranty. Here at Joan Allen, we have a Minelab trained technician to carry out all warranty repairs.
When you buy a Minelab Go-Find 20, 40 or 60 you will receive a 2 Year manufacturers Warranty.
When you buy a Minelab Pro-Find 25 Pinpoint Probe from Joan Allen you will receive a 2 Year in house warranty.
The In house warranty is excluding the Minelab Excalibur II (2 year Warranty), GPX Series and SDC 2300 (2 Year Warranty). The warranty on these machines is carried out by Minelab Directly.

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