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metal detector

[′med·əl di‚tek·tər]
(electronics)
An electronic device for detecting concealed metal objects, such as guns, knives, or buried pipelines, generally by radiating a high-frequency electromagnetic field and detecting the change produced in that field by the ferrous or nonferrous metal object being sought. Also known as electronic locator; metal locator; radio metal locator.
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T'S NOT just farmers who are currently making hay while the sun shines, metal detectorists are also doing nicely, thank you.
The striking treasure haul, comprising about 1,500 items made of gold, silver and precious stones, was unearthed on Staffordshire farmland last year by metal detectorist Terry Herbert.
A 55-YEAR-OLD metal detectorist unearthed the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, archaeologists said today.
The discovery by a metal detectorist of a Roman coin among a hoard of over 5,000 unearthed on farmland near Oxford has confirmed the existence of a hitherto unrecognised rebel Roman 'emperor'.
Experienced metal detectorist, Mr Nigel Green came across them on pasture land at a depth of between eight and 12 inches and reported them to the finds service.
It all started with the chance discovery of a couple of fragments by metal detectorist Terry Herbert.
A METAL detectorist has reunited a man with the gold wedding signet that he lost a quarter of a century ago.
In 2014 a metal detectorist was checking a site in the Stewartry which was reputed to have history of Viking occupation.
A RELIC left by 10th Century Viking raiders is among a trove of historic artefacts found by a metal detectorist that's gone on display at a museum.
The white gold, diamond-set ring was miraculously returned to Christie Campbell in Stewarton, Ayrshire, after it was picked up by a metal detectorist in waters surrounding El Arenal beach, at Javea in Spain.
A METAL detectorist who only started treasure hunting after his daughter rejected a detector he bought for her has sold an "extraordinarily rare" Tudor ring he found for a five figure sum.
Discovered by a metal detectorist in the Didcot area prior to 2007, it is a rarity there are only 18 complete and decorated mirrors are known from the later Iron Age (300 BC AD 50).