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metal detectors
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Remember...the way to get the best deal on a metal detector is to make sure you know how to use your equipment.
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Minelab Safari Metal Detectors

Check out the new NEL aftermarket search coils for Minelab & Garrett detectors here.
Compared with stock coils the NEL Tornado has an average of 30% more depth on coin sized targets.
The recently released NEL BIG goes 50% deeper and has great coverage for searching those wide open areas.

See official Minelab coils here

See Coiltek coils for Minelab Here

Minelab Safari Pro Pack Metal Detector
Internet Price $1115.00
8AA Battery Holder
• NEW 11" DD Search Coil Cover
• RPG Headphones with Dual Left / Right Channel Volume
• NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack
• NiMH Battery Charger
• NEW Detector Stand
• Instruction Manual
• 3 Year Warranty

Price: $1115.00

Minelab Safari Standard Metal Detector
8AA Battery Holder
• Instruction Manual
• 3 Year Warranty
Internet Price $999.00

Powered by Minelab's FBS multiple frequency technology, Safari combines deep, sensitive and accurate detecting for anyone demanding both simplicity AND performance!

Safari uses advanced digital filtering to eliminate the influence of ground signals, automatically. Experience easy, seamless detecting whatever the field conditions!

With its High Trash Density setting, Target Ids and audio tones are updated when sweeping over closely spaced targets FAST! This improves the recovery of deeply buried high conductivity targets in a trashy environment and allows you to more accurately identify the type of target found.

Accurate and easy to use, press the pinpoint button and watch the Safari zone-in on the precise location of that precious target.

With four pre-programmed Detect modes, you can choose from Coin; Coin & Jewellery; Relic or All Metal. Each individual mode contains the optimum settings for identifying the characteristics of your preferred targets, allowing you to maximise your time in the field.


* Ultra-lightweight 11" Double D waterproof coil combines high performance, great depth and sharp pinpointing.
* Four pre-programmed Detection Modes - Coin; Coin/Jewellery; Relic and All Metal.
* Four Programmable user modes
* Linear -10 to +40 discrimination scale. Accept/Reject functionality.
* Fully Automatic and Manual Sensitivity control options.
* Pinpoint with audio and visual indicators for accurate detection.
* Trash Density - High ensures fewer false signals experienced in typical coin and relic environments, Low is ideal for clean sites.
* Threshold adjustment level on a 0-40 scale.
* Target Volume Adjust - adapts target signal volume to suit user preference.
* Noise Cancel - automatically selects the quietest, most stable channel for detecting.
* Menu Interface - Intuitive menu structure for fast and easy access and adjustment. Clear view target depth gauge; Target ID number; Target Icon (in Coin and Coin/Jewellery Modes); Mode indicators and Graphic Identification Bar showing active discrimination pattern.
* LCD Screen, 64 x 128 pixel with adjustable contrast settings.
* Long lower shaft as standard allowing extra extension for user comfort.
* Robust, well balanced design for comfortable detecting over longer periods.

Length Adjustable from 43" (1100 mm) to 54" (1370 mm)
Shipping weight 6 lbs (2750g) excluding batteries
Detector weight 3.6 lbs (1650g) excluding batteries
Coil 11" lightweight, waterproof, double D
Audio output Internal speaker or headphones
Headphone output ΒΌ" (6.3mm) stereo jack
Visual display 64 x 128 pixel liquid crystal display (LCD)
Transmission Full band spectrum (FBS) Simultaneous multiple frequency transmission ranging from 1.5kHz to 100kHz
Ground Rejection Ground compensation - advanced digital filtering
Discrimination Linear (-10 to +40 discrimination options)
Custom Select Discrimination Yes (-10 to +40)
Detect Modes (Preset) 4 (Coin; coin/jewellery; relic; all metal)
Detect Modes (Personal) 4 (programmable/save)
Auto Noise Cancel (Scanning) Yes
Pinpoint Non-motion with audio and visual indicators
Sensitivity Adjustment Fully automatic/manual (0-20)
Threshold Adjustable (0-40)
Target Volume Adjust Adjustable (0-20)
Trash Density High/low
Batteries 12V alkaline pack (8 x 1.5 AA - batteries not included)
Patents US 4890064; US 5537041; US 5506506
Optional Accessories
Coils 8" FBS coil with lower shaft, 8" and 11" skidplates
Battery 1600/1800mA/H NiMH battery pack; 'AA' housing battery pack
Charger 12V Car Charger
Other Carbon fibre lower shaft, tall man lower shaft

Call me!!!Questions?
Call Larry at (916) 225-9150

"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!!
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