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XP Deus HF coil uncovers some rare finds in the USA

My hunting partner S.C. Keith and I took our XP Deus detectors to a new site last week.

When we got there, he tagged a flat button with his XP Deus just 5 minutes into the hunt. Five minutes later he gets another good signal. It turns out to be a two-piece Civil War Eagle Artillery button. At this point I’m thinking man its going to be one those days where I get whooped on finds.

After about thirty minutes I’m going over an area we hit a few days before and get a good signal through my Deus headphones. I cut the plug out and then started trying to pinpoint the small target. After about 20 seconds I start thinking to myself, this might be a small lead ball or something. Then I see a small oval shaped button. I picked it up and turned it over then noticed some writing and an engraved picture on it.
I called Keith over to get ID on it. After a few minutes he says, “Does that say John Adams?”  I replied,” Yes, it does.” But it wasn’t until later that night that my buddy stumbled on to some information about it. At that point we realized how rare and valuable it really was.

There are less than ten known examples of a John Adams cufflink known to exist. I’m so excited about making this find and I am still in shock!  The XP Deus has found me many great finds, an has indeed done it again in style.
If you have watched my YouTube channel then you have seen some of those finds. But this is by far the greatest thing I have ever found. The second President of the United States engraved on a button. What a piece of history!

Here you can watch the video showing the point of discovery.

About John Adams

John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was a direct descendant of Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He studied at Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree and master’s, and in 1758 was admitted to the bar. In 1774, he served on the First Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

John Adams, patriot during the Revolution, member of Congress and representative of same to European leaders. first Vice President of the United States under Washington, 2nd President of the United States of America. His son John Quincy also became President. That piece probably dates late 1790’s and is awesome. He died July 4, 1826 within hours of the death of his political rival, Thomas Jefferson.

XP Deus find number 2

Then only days later bucket list find number 2 appeared while out hunting with my buddy Chris AKA The Black CAT the temperature was around 50 degrees.


Early on in the hunt I hit a really nice 1855 half dime.
What happened next was truly amazing, a good strong signal came through and I started to dig, I could see a button, but was that a GW inscription ?
Surely my eyes were deceiving me !

A Washington button, its a super rare piece only 4 of this type are known to exist.

I called my other detecting partner S.C. Keith for a quick ID, he quickly called back and I could not believe what he was telling me.
This button is on pg.396 of Albert’s button book. It is listed as WI 20-A. On the GW button website it is known as GWI-20-a. Later I spoke to the owner of the GW site, and he thinks it could still carry a rarity of R-6, the means only 3-5 are known.
George Washington buttons auction prices.

More about George Washington

Here is a video of me discovering the button.

The button was found using 28 khz, searching in iron using my own modified Sifter program, I think this is a great unmasking frequency.
Thanks XP for making the best relic machine on the planet !


The Calabash Digger You Tube channel is a great source of XP Deus information.
XP Deus metal detector tips info and live digs USA

The sound of the battlefield

Was this the last musical note on the battlefield
Our team’s activity is directly related to the First World War events that happened in Romania, especially the areas where the Romanian army fought hard to stop the German and Austro-Hungarian advances in 1916.

Many of the battles took place in the Carpathian Mountains. Some of the remote locations have now become true time capsules, untouched and unexplored for over 100 years.
Like on so many occasions we started our session with a 2 hour walk to reach the targeted location. Once there, we immediately observed scrap metal on the surface: rusted parts from water flasks (both Romanian and German), piles of empty rifle shells, big pieces of shrapnel and splinters; we knew that we were ”there”.

I won’t bore you with all sorts of already seen relics (because that particular day many targets were recovered) and I’ll skip directly to what we consider the truly special find of the trip.

Considering the heavily iron infested spot the XP Deus metal detector was the only logical choice, I was using a generous discrimination and reactivity 3, in order to investigate only the clear signals, usually above 80.  I heard a very strong and high signal, registering at about 90-93 on the display; by using the audio response at 3, I had the ability to understand that it was deep, probably at over 20cm. The signal was high and clear, but at the same time somehow faint, so I decided that something bigger was there.

I was on a slope, so having the possibility to detach the Deus lower rod to investigate the wall, played an important role. When I saw a familiar shape surfacing from the soil…I was frozen in the moment and overwhelmed with emotion.

It was not a helmet, a bayonet or sword, a machine gun or a hoard of badges and medals, but a bugle, an infantry bugle. To find a musical instrument on a battlefield is very rare. That solitary bugle’s role was simple: It was used to play one single musical score, the signal to attack.

The bugle played for the last time in 1916, when the Romanian troops launched an attack on enemy positions. The instrument was in use by Romanian troops, without markings, the model is most probably related to a Hungarian or British producer. The piece was exhibited at the Brasov History Museum.

A funny fact is that at the time, I was searching with Michele’s Deus, we switched our MD’s for few hours, because I was interested in the machine and wanted to try it out. After that day I placed the order for my own machine, which I now use with great pleasure and amazing results.

Daniel
Romanian Military Archaeology Team

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Another great day with my XP Deus

John finds a Celtic Gold coin with his XP Deus metal detector

My story starts in Kent G.B with my trust XP Deus on a very wet, windy, cold and muddy Private Permission. it was Sunday morning and my plan was to detect, then make an introduction and shout out for another YouTube give away competition once the day had ended.
I walked 2 miles to my farm permission to ask if I was still OK to Detect on the farmers land and I met up with one of the Farm Workers who gain me permission to search on a 200 acre field. I was so excited as it contained a very old Neolithic Burial mound, although I was not allowed to detect over it I could detect near it.

I set up my XP Deus running the v4.0 software and used the HOT Program I did not even get close to the Burial Site on the day so this story could get even more interesting as time goes on but after several hours of searching a track around the edge of the field and unearthing many common finds and scrap I cam along the last part of the track and started to find a few fragments of a Buckle, then an old crusty coin. Next I was so happy to unearth a Sixpence from Elizabeth I dated 1566 with the mint mark Portcullis in Extremely Fine condition for a Hammered Coin.

A stunning medieval coin found while metal detecting using an XP Deus

A metal detectorists dream find of a lifetime

A few targets later and still over the moon with my Hammered coin I thought to myself I have had a good day today.
Then I got a medium tone signal of 65-67 on the XP Deus v4.0 HOT Program, a little scratch in the signal here and there but a signal I would dig any time of day. Once I located the target using my MI-6 Pointer I saw what can only be described as a Horse on a tiny coin, it was black in colour when I cleaned off the mud and thought to myself that I could go home a happy man finding a Bronze Celtic Stater coin.

Celtic Gold coin found with an XP Deus metal detector - Very rare find of a lifetime

I was so very wrong in my initial ID because I got home and left the coin in a diluted solution I use to clean certain coins like Gold and Silver. Once it had sat there for a few hours I decided to give it a wash and gentle brush, the black patina covering the coin started to come away revealing the stunning Gold detail of a 2,000-Year-Old Gold Coin from the Iron Age.

I am still buzzing over this find, even now after a week of finding it, I will be going back over the same area with the XP Deus to see if there are any more to be found.
The details of the coin are as follows:

Celtic Cantii Dubnovellaunus Quarter Stater c.25BC-AD5 Iron Age.
Extremely Rare Find in G.B.
Very Rare provenance.
VA170.
S171.
BMC2475.
ABC312.

I am so over the moon to have been granted this chance to find such an awesome part of British History by using the XP Deus on the New v4.0 software on the HOT Program which has been finding so many Hammered coins for me lately.

Metal detecting rally in Romania turns up some surprises

Every year since 2014, the ‘’Pro Detectie’’ association gathers numerous metal detectorists together for a national rally, which is always a great opportunity to make friends and spend some quality time with our comrades in hobby.

We, the members of the Romanian Military Archeology team, are all members of the ‘’Pro Detectie’’ association, so the annual meeting is the perfect occasion for testing new gear and to answer the questions from those who are interested in Militaria metal detecting (WW1/WW2 areas where military conflicts took place).

This year’s meeting gathered more than 100 people so, as you could imagine, there were many questions and technical discussions related to all sorts of machines, coils, probe pointers and so on. During 2017, five members of our team chose the XP Deus, and four others have placed orders.

That being said, I must add that we have unknowingly become XP Deus ambassadors among our MD community, because we are so impressed by its versatility and performance, we never miss an opportunity to show people how it performs and the advantages it has over many other machines on today’s competitive market.

During the three days spent at the MD rally, we managed to meet other XP users, so we were glad to share programs, hints and tips, and offer them some XP hats, shirts and rain covers. The rally was also the context for our first tests with the MI-6 probe, we were glad to present it live to a curious audience, who until then had only seen the MI-6 online.

Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side, during our three-day event we had very short time in the fields. With several small teams distributed in a large area produced some good results even though the time was short. In the only day with bearable weather, we scored some nice little finds, from an area with mixed ground and modern contamination. We were aware about the WW1 and modern junk around the spot, but what happened changed everyone’s day.

Most of us use a customised Deus Fast program, and alternated to the Deep program (which comes pre-installed on the V4 firmware), we use the Deep program in order to better define the deeper signals; Alternating between two considerably different programs is just one-click away on the Deus, for us those two programs are the perfect combination. Among the first signals, we recovered a German belt buckle made out of brass, dating from the WW1 period; a very loud, clear and stable 90 signal, at about 10cm depth, you can’t miss that.

Some silver coins (Romanians, Austrian, Hungarian dating ’800/‘900) were found on a slope, all of them in tricky positions. When we suspected that some faint signals could have been in fact something good, we pumped the audio response to 5, in order to get a harder response and a more punchy signal; that way we were able to locate and recover the coins.

We also found a bronze ring (probably medieval) and not far from it a surprise: a fragment from an ancient bronze Celtic axe. We were pretty satisfied with the finds, and everyone become more relaxed, and just enjoyed the rest of the day.

While out detecting, we heard someone screaming in the walkie-talkies, we immediately thought that it could be a bear attack.

But before starting to panic, we heard laughter also…more and more laughter, and Florin’s voice calling us in a hurry to his location.

Long story, short: Not far away from our pic-nick spot, Florin, one of our team members, made an incredible discovery: not less than a Medieval Templar sword, in an incredible good shape, solid iron!

Yes, we must admit that we couldn’t resist the temptation to place the sword in a rotten log for just one picture… (no sword was harmed during the procedure, don’t try this at home!)

No need to specify any settings in the sword case…he dug the very high irony signal only because the place was otherwise extremely clean, so he was curious to see what could have been there giving such a signal. I must also admit that it’s almost a myth inside our group…it looks like very often the Deus leads us to incredible situations and discoveries, like a psychic medium!! 🙂 Anyway, the sword was located at 15cm of depth, in its surroundings nothing else was discovered; the exact location was reported to the authorities.

All the finds were donated to the local museum of history; The sword is now in the reconditioning process and it will be exhibited within the museum’s 2018 exhibitions.

We want to thank XP for all the support and confidence in our work!
What can we say about working with XP products… it’s beautiful because it’s easy.

Michele & Daniel from the ‘’Pro Detectie’’ Association and the Romanian Military Archeology Team

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The XP Deus – metal detecting for WWII militaria a find of a lifetime

It’s somehow hard to start this metal detecting story, because it is related to such an incredible moment for me and my team, the emotions we felt during the events are something that can’t be described but only lived.

As a preface, I want to highlight once more a significant aspect related to the XP Deus. The vast majority of those who use the machine are oriented to discoveries related to ”old stuff”, like ancient or medieval targets, but the Deus can be successfully deployed also in other contexts. Regular readers of the XP blogs know the RMA are a team specialized in the recovery of military artefacts related to both WW1 and WW2, all within the Romanian territory. We work very closely with our local museums and the community.

We don’t dig randomly, we study every detail of our targeted areas, but the most important part is to gather information. Sometimes we gather valuable information from military history books or archives, school manuals or stories told directly by veterans.

After we put together enough information related to the location of a WW2 German headquarters, we decided to give it a try. On our first visit we managed to achieve some good results: all sorts of mixed materials, apparently garbage, but in fact very important, because this confirmed that in German troops were stationed in the area.

The ”playground” was a not very big forest, with almost flat ground and a surrounding field. In the centre we discovered several trenches and shelters dug into the ground. We came back the next day, and focused our search on an area that was littered with signals, but most important…there was a lot of brick on the surface.

Four of us (me included) were using a custom ”Fast” program, with medium discrimination, 5 tones, 11Khz and most important 2,5 reactivity. This new reactivity option, included in the V4 update, was a perfectly balanced speed for such context. We started to hear so many signals, most of them very strong and high pitched: pieces of aluminium, buttons, coins, all sorts of parts coming from bigger mechanisms and so on. We had to dig every signal, because in a Militaria context even a metal scrap may prove to be something interesting.

Most of the signals were almost on the surface or at very shallow depth, so everything depended on the Deus recovery speed and discrimination. We found clear signs of intense activity in that area, but nothing suggesting fighting, no empty shells, shrapnel or battle-damaged material. I received a very strong 95 signal, I was convinced that another aluminium ”piece of useless something” was under my coil, but it wasn’t so.

On the surface, just under the leaves, a German Flak badge (this badge was awarded to servicemen of the Flak artillery who distinguished themselves in action against enemy aerial or ground attacks), complete and in incredible condition. I was totally hyped by the discovery but in the same time aware that there could be more, and this time I was right.  Only a few meters from the badge spot, another Flak badge, identical to the previous one; we just brushed them with some water & vinegar mix (yes, we carry such stuff on the field) and they were…like new!

At this point high signals were everywhere, we needed to contain our excitement, because it was clear that something big was happening.

Behind a big rock, I managed to recover a German Gorget in use by the military police, then a few meters from it I started to find German Iron Crosses of second class (EK2, awarded for a single act of outstanding combat bravery above and beyond the call of duty). There was a lot of confusion in our walkie-talkies, everyone was screaming in the same time from different spots of the same area ”My God, I have found several iron crosses”.

We were in a dream state of mind, a weird situation because it was a scenario many of us often dream about, and it was happening in real-time: ”How could it be to find tens of decorations in one hole?”, now we know that.

We’ve found the exact location of a German commandment, where many materials were dropped and left behind, most probably when they had to retreat in a hurry from their positions. All the decorations were ”unused”, not yet awarded, probably stacked for future use. We were glad to donate part of the discovery to the local history museum, offering them all the information we gathered on and from the field.

We will get back to you with more details related to this discovery.

 

Thanks XP once more, the Deus proved again its qualities!
Daniel from the Romanian Military Archaeology Team – RMA

MY XP Deus experience

By Rob Johnson

I started detecting in 2009 with a basic metal detector that was a Father’s Day gift from my sons. Over the next few years I had two other detectors and was finding items and coins, but one day while in Regtons, Birmingham I was talking to Nigel Ingram about my detecting and he showed me the Deus.  I had a play around with it in the shop, it seemed a lot more advanced than the other detectors with its wireless technology, and the control box was so small.

A while later my good friend from North Yorkshire (who I had met on the  MDF forum in 2012) John Leary told me he had just been to Regtons to buy one. Each year John and I visit each other’s permissions for a day out detecting together. That year while visiting me I had a go with his Deus in the field. I started watching online videos and at first it seemed a complex machine to use?  Then I found the XP training videos by Gary, after watching them over a few times it did not seem so complex after all. In 2015 I returned to Regtons to buy mine. I went for the 11” coil and SW5 head phones. The 10 pre-set programs were easy to understand and once I had gone through the menus at home it seemed even easier to use.

All my sites are pasture so I decided to start with GMP (program 2. V3).  On my second time out using this high tech detector I found my first roman brooch. The Deus has made me some very nice finds over the past 2 years. I returned to one permission I had called done, to see if I could find any more items using the Deus which was a in the grounds of an old hall from the medieval period. My last signal was near a tree that I know I had gone over before, my first thoughts on seeing a glint of the silver coin 7” down was it’s a 20p, but in fact it was a hammered  Henry VII  in perfect condition. This year I found a rare silver stock buckle, 1780s. Each year we go to Cornwall and stay next to a very popular beach which I have permission to detect on. I questioned myself, how would the Deus perform on the wet and dry sand as this beach which had an average of 5 detectorists a day on it while we were there? The answer was, No problem. By then I have discovered Gary’s Hot program and this proved to be a great choice for me. See the result for yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCgKKDuPgE8

I go about my detecting a little bit differently than most. On my first farm permission the farmer suggested I write a book about the history and what I was finding. So I started writing and showing the finds I was making. After 6 years and over 39 permissions the final part of the book with some interesting finds and historical stories is finished. Anyone who is interested, it’s all free just drop me an e mail to:
roamingrob@talktalk.net
And I will send a returning mail with the part attached as a PDF.

I ride a scooter so travelling to my sites was difficult with the old detector in a long bag on my back, I even tried to break it down to carry it but that was to time consuming. But with the Deus it’s just so simple with no wires  to worry about and with its folding system  it all goes under the seat, I made my own spade from two old spades I had which also fits under the seat , with my ruck sack in the back box I am ready to go.

This year I upgraded to V4. My standard set up is Gary’s Hot program in 12kh I use the XY screen as I feel this just gives you a little more information. I do have other programs stored each side of this program, it’s easy to switch between to check odd signals. The whole set up is so versatile, light, fast, rechargeable and easy to use. I would not to use any other brand now.

As for accessories the MI-6 pinpointer looks the perfect partner for the Deus, again with so much advanced technology built in. Something I shall be looking at acquiring in the near future to complete my detecting.

Here are some of my favourite finds using the XP Deus

A Silver Georgian buckle 1780s ( This was in the Searcher Oct 17) Found in the grounds behind a house that was built and lived in by a Mr Lynam 1825. His father was Samuel Lynam. The stamped initials on the buckle are S.L.

A Polden Hill Roman brooch 75-175-AD I found two one mile apart.

A ring made from an old half-crown. It has the farmer’s father’s initials on it.
One thought it could have been made by the Italian POW‘s as they worked on this farm during the war.

Bepler Regiment 1808-16 Georgian officer coat button. Local militia.

Coin weight for 20 shillings gold coin of Charles I 1624-33.

Several early children’s toys

Henry VII silver hammered groat 1493-5 Canterbury mint.

Inlet & exhaust valves for the Merlin engine, Dumped in the area post WWII

Three rings all beach finds,  (centre rose Gold ) all reported not claimed.

A vast collection of coins.

Dutch Detecting Association Silver Jubilee Rally report

Dutch Detecting Association

By Klaas John Botas
Creator of SpooneyWorld


Last weekend the Dutch Detecting Association (D.D.A.) celebrated their Silver Jubilee. Around 500 people attended the event which took place in the little Dutch town called Zeeland. The D.D.A. was founded in 1992, The main goal was (and still is) to improve the relationship between Archaeologist and Detectorists and getting more finds reported to the authorities and give our hobby a strong foundation.


The past few years have been a busy time for the D.D.A. as they have been very closely involved in getting the PAN* system started.
*PAN is best to be described as the Dutch equivalent of the English PAS system.

The celebration

Being it the 25th anniversary, the club had a special detecting event organized for it’s members. People could go outside to detect for hidden tokens to get a chance of winning some great prizes, including an XP Deus. Besides having a great day out, the club also presented a new club detecting finds book to the 6 honourable members, who played important roles for the club over the years. The presentation was also the kick-off of sending every D.D.A. member the same book for free.

Trade stands

Besides detecting, there were a lot of things to see and do, dealers from The Netherlands had lots to display and had a chance to meet up with their customers, it was good to see Gary Blackwell from XP at the event offering Dutch Detectorists tips and tricks to get even more out of there XP Deus detectors.
It was good to see the advantages of the high frequency coils demonstrated in real time, along with a detailed explanation of the new version 4.1 ground sensitivity feature.

Finds and identification

There was a side room specially for identifying and recording finds, this was very popular with those who attended, it gave them a chance to bring in finds and have them recorded and professionally identified.

Overall the DDA metal detecting event was a great success, everybody enjoyed themselves, many took away some fantastic prizes.
Thanks to all those who made this event possible.

Netherlands rally report 2017

This event was sponsored by XP and organised by DJ Laan and their team.

This was my second visit to a DJ Laan event, after last years successful XP sponsored rally I could not refuse another chance to meet up with my good friends Dirk Jan and his son Mathijs.
The event was held at a small town called Spijkerboor in the north of the Netherlands, the event location was surrounded by some beautiful countryside and Dutch charm.

By 9am most people had arrived and ready to detect.
The event was to be a token hunt, when a token was found it was then exchanged for raffle numbers and entered into the prize draw.
The tokens were buried weeks before the event so no footprints could be seen on the ground.

Before the rally, everyone was gathered together for a team talk, we managed to get some XP users together for a group photo, then everyone was escorted along the road to the token fields.
The marshals did a fantastic job of ensuring everyone’s safety and making the event very enjoyable.

We had  a very busy day on the XP stand, thanks to everyone for their continued support.
There was a lot of interest about the new Deus version 4.1 update and our latest products such as the HF coils and the MI-6 pin pointer.
We talked a lot about the new ground sensitivity feature and customers had the chance to see the HF coil demonstrations showing its real capabilities.

It was good to see the comradery between the Dutch detectorists, they are great ambassadors for the hobby, everyone I talked to said the event was well supported and the hospitality was fantastic.
So it’s a big thanks to everyone at DJ Laan for making it happen.

After lunch most people went out again to try to find some more tokens, they returned late afternoon for the prize draw, there were many XP prizes up for grabs.
Every Deus user went away with an XP gift, many of the prizes were generous donations directly from DJ Laan

After everyone had left, the team all sat down for an evening meal and discussed the days events, it was good to see the strong sense of community between them, thanks everyone for the invite and for making me feel very welcome.

I would like to thank everyone who attended the event it was good to see so many XP users.
Not to forget the DJ Laan team who made it all possible.

Piet Basjes – Roy Hutters – Natasja Hutters – Cees Ouwehand – Gijs Jan van Hemert – Angela van Maastricht – René Verhoef – Willem Cirkel – Pauline Versteeg

 

XP MI-6 review from Michele

Sometimes metal detector users simply do not like change, and carry on with the mind-set of “if it works, leave it alone’’. I am exactly the same and have been battling on with the same probe for the last two and a half years.
I have mostly been using the Pro Pointer, maybe I was just unlucky, but for me the whole experience was not great, the unit was very pressure sensitive and the rubber switch started to deteriorate very quickly.
It was no big deal but in the back of my mind it was eating away at me.

XP MI-6 – The purchase

At first, I was sceptical, because I had assumed it was going to be a big step from using a very basic probe to a unit with several programs and options. But suddenly I remembered how ‘’concerned’’ I was before buying the Deus; I thought it was going to be an over complicated machine, fragile and ‘’not for me’’, I bought it despite all my fears and that decision paid off big time.

You can look at the MI-6 like a miniaturized Deus; After you become familiar with few basic options and settings, you will be able to configure it as you like. Once more, the XP products represent versatility and think of the customers requirments no matter hat skill level they are.
If you are already a Deus user, and want the best options available, the MI-6 is the missing link for a perfect setup. It can be used as a normal pinpointer, but it can also be paired with the Deus to make it into something very special.
The probe has 7 user settings, program 7 allows the user to hear the pointer’s signals through the Deus headphones, along with a dedicated display on your Deus RC showing easy to understand graphics indicating the distance from the target.

Research mode

Imagine you find something extraordinary, you start running with your Deus in one hand and the find in the other one, searching for some friend in order to show him what you have just found. After the field celebrations and the tons of mobile phone pictures, you realize that you’ve lost your MI-6; you’re in the forest, all the trees look the same and…it’s gone. With the new Deus menu – Options- Pinpointer– Research mode you have your chance.
By accessing the ‘’Research mode’’, you’ll be able to locate your MI-6, which will continue to transmit a signal for several weeks, even if the MI-6 was switched off when lost.

If you want to go even further in terms of options, you can access more MI-6 settings from the Deus remote, being able to change it’s tone pitch or sensitivity. I would like to say a few more words about the “Advanced” sensitivity options.
By accessing the MI-6 sensitivity setting from the Deus remote unit, you will be able to select several values, and test them live on some targets, even at home. When I reached a sensitivity value of 50, a nickle sized coin was clearly detected at about 8-9 cm, while the detection of small targets such as silver fragments, dramatically increased during my tests.

For the first time, I feel that a pinpointer LED light isn’t useless. The MI-6 light is truly bright and very practical.
If you do not own a Deus, the MI-6 is still a good choice as it has built in – 3 levels of sensitivity, vibrate, 2 pitch options and 6 available programs, this probe is a winner.
I would also like to mention that the MI-6 is submersible up to 6 meters, so it will appeal to the more serious underwater searchers.
There is no need to need to say how the design is beautiful, and the materials are top quality….Just say it’s from XP !

As with many other XP products, most of the MI-6 parts are replaceable, and the battery life is fantastic, it is charged exactly like the Deus, using the supplied USB cable.

The guys at XP have not reinvented the wheel, but simply made it better.
It is certainly more sensitive and responsive to small targets, I guess it needs to be having seen the sensitivity of the HF coils.
Another little, nice feature is the ”action” belt clip, which rotates 360 degrees.

The integration with the Deus and knowing future features are an option make the MI-6 the best pin pointer available on today’s market

About the RMA team

Our team specialize mostly in recovering militaria we are proud to work alongside local archaeologists and museums, our combined team have vast experience in all types of metal detecting so it was good to put the MI-6 through it’s paces.
We have been using the MI-6 for nearly 2 months now, and have tested it by allowing each different member of our team use it and give their honest opinions.
The feedback was good, all of the team were very impressed; some said the MI-6 was so nice it was a pity using it in the soil 🙂

We found that running the MI-6 at a higher sensitivity level offered a big advantage, it helped us to locate some big targets at depth, allowing us to carefully excavate them with a hand trowel hand trowel without risking damage from the spade.

By quickly pressing the on/off button repeatedly, allowed us to de-tune the probe for accurate target location.

So from team RMA the MI-6 gets a big thumbs up!

Go grab one, you won’t regret it.

Michele from the Romanian Military Archeology Team

My favourite XP Deus discoveries

I have always made a point to stay out of the metal detecting media, believing that the most important part for me is to practice the hobby in a conservative professional manner.
It always makes me proud to enrich my country’s patrimony. I love the feeling and excitement when I make a discovery, and enjoy working alongside our local museum. It’s good to see their delight when I hand over some fascinating items.
I have written this article because I would like to share with you two great discoveries that the XP Deus has recently found me.

My Silver coin hoard

The first one is an ancient coin cache, consisting of 42 Silver Tetradrachms, dating II-IIIBC. The coins were made by the Dacians, and are imitations of the Macedonian coins, depicting Filip II. They are indexed as ”Prundu-Jiblea” type, having a diameter of about 4,5/5cm and a weight of 11,5/12,3gr.

I remember very well the moment I discovered them, because it was one of the very first signals of the day: On the day of the discovery I took a left turn to pass a small ravine, I had been prospecting the forrest for weeks, eventually the Deus led me to this area due to the fantastic audio feedback. I could hear it was infested with old iron, so I started to work the iron signals in order to better understand that place’s background and it’s… ”rhythm”. I was convinced that somewhere in that area there had to be ancient activity, it was just a matter of being patient, and then the strategy paid off with an amazing discovery I located the coins in a spot between a few trees.The treasure was handed to the Romanian National Museum of History, and eventually used as a photo book cover for a volume of numismatics edited by the museum.

My unusual engraved ring

My second best find is a ring, an unusual one. The story of its discovery is pretty common, almost boring: I was scanning what I believed to be an old road leading into a forest, when I
I picked a nice clear signal, the Deus reported about 80-85 and that was the ring, located at a 10cm depth. The most interesting part is related to the ring’s detail,  I was later informed by the museum’s specialists that the ring shows some interesting engraving stating ”Logofat Nicolae” meaning ”Chancellor Nicholas”, attributing the ring way back to medieval times. But the nice part is that the stone from the face of the ring revealed an ancient Roman cameo, so a very nice…hybrid!

 

For sure that ring was worn by an important figure from the past, not only because of the engravings, but also considering the workmanship on it and intrecate Gold detail.

I have five other brands of metal detectors, but all my important discoveries have been made with the Deus; It could be only a coincidence but it is also a clear fact.

Most of the time I am running a “Fast custom” program or a slightly modified “Goldfield”, for deeper scanning, thanks to XP for this incredible machine!

Anduril Cristian from the ”Pro Detectie” Association.
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