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Metal Detectors 

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Call Larry at
(916) 225-9150

"Site to Site, Season to Season"

Big Valley never sleeps while its customers are awake!

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metal detectors &
treasure hunting accessories
metal detectors
gold detectors
Remember...the way to get the best deal on a metal detector is to make sure you know how to use your equipment.
So support your expert, and your expert will support you!

About me...

At Big Valley Metal Detectors you can trust you're doing business with one of the leaders in the metal detecting and treasure hunting industry, who'll provide you with expert advice and quality equipment. We have a showroom you can visit, and will never offer to make 'shady' deals in parks or parking lots.

Based in the Sacramento area in California, I know the Valley as well as anyone can. I have detected in many great places, and consider myself very lucky to have gone hunting over the years with some of the genuine legends in the hobby. Big Valley Metal detectors was conceived in 2004 after repeated attempts by my detecting buddy, Greg from Trans Bay, to get me into the business. He thought that I'd do well in this end of the hobby, and, as it turned out, he was absolutely right.

Specializing in high quality metal detectors, I am proud to say that Big Valley is one of America's most up to date regional dealers. I stock Minelab, whose Equinox 800 and 600 have been a game-changer in the hobby, Garrett, White's, Fisher and many top-of the line specialized accessories. I carry a good selection of modern sluices, classifiers and other gold mining equipment.

When you come see me, I'll show you a vast range of models, which I keep on display and in stock, and honestly tell you what you should expect to get out of this interesting hobby. I think that one of the most important things for success in this hobby is proper training in the region in which you plant to hunt. Metal detecting, like driving, just cannot be learned from reading a book.

WHAT TO EXPECT...... (aside from a well stocked showroom)

Individualized Field Training: When you purchase your detector from us, I can personally take you out to a local park to teach you how to use and enjoy your new machine. You'll be digging good targets before you know it!

Commitment To Excellence: I'll gladly give you the benefit of my years of experience. You can usually reach me when other stores are closed, and I'll make sure that you get the things you need to enjoy your hobby as much as you can.

Unsurpassed Service: When you buy your new metal detector from me, I'll be more than happy to assemble it for you, which is always better than trying to do it yourself! Doing business with Big Valley Metal Detectors means you are taking no chances on dealing with anyone less than a true expert!


After you get started with your new hobby, my expert service and advice are available 7 days a week. At times you will find it helpful to have someone you can call when you have questions while you are out detecting. In fact, if you do business with me, you'll never hunt alone unless you want to.

I am a regional Authorized dealer for Minelab, Garrett, and many other brands. I get out in the field daily, so you should call before coming out, to make sure I'll be available to assist you.

Big Valley Metal Detectors carries a large variety of professional grade metal detectors, gold mining equipment and accessories.

I'm a longtime resident of the Central Valley, and am well versed in the techniques required for hunting treasure in the valley throughout the year. This is important, as ground conditions vary greatly from site to site and season to season. Depending on current workload, local field training can also be arranged in Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Elk Grove, Davis, Rancho Cordova, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Loomis, Lodi, Stockton, Woodland, Marysville, Yuba City, Placerville, Auburn, and really, throughout the Northern Sacramento Valley.

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Call Larry at (916) 225-9150

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"Site to Site, Season to Season"
Big Valley never sleeps while its customers are awake!

Located in Citrus Heights, California, we are an easy drive from Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Roseville, Rocklin, Orangevale, Folsom, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Loomis, Placerville, Antelope, Antioch, Auburn, Cameron Park, Chico, Colfax, Colusa, Concord, Courtland, Davis, Dixon, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Elverta, Galt, Granite Bay, Isleton, Jackson, Lakeport, Lincoln, Lodi, Marysville, Napa, Newcastle, North Highlands, Oroville, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Redding, Rio Linda, Sloughhouse, Stockton, Tahoe, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Grove, Williams, Wilton, Winters, Woodland, Yuba City and many more places. Call for directions. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

It's hard to beat Minelab's Equinox 800 or 600, so come see me at Big Valley Metal Detectors to get yours, and I'll show you how to use it properly, too!!
Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs, SVDB