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Metal Detector Kit
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Loan Period: Seven (7) Days (non-renewable)

Available to: Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents, 18 and over, with a PPLD Library Card with no fines.

Pick Up/Return: Adriance Memorial Library, Checkout Desk

Number of Kits Available: One

Kit Contains: Minelab’s GO-Find 66 metal detector, Garrett’s Pro-Pointer AT, batteries for each device, two instructional guides, and carrying bag.

Fines: $20 if returned to Bookdrop (plus damages); $5 late fee per day

Borrower’s Agreement: Review and sign with staff at Circulation Desk before check-out and when checking back in. Includes Guidelines, Fines and Liability, Proper Use & Care. View Borrower’s Agreement here.

Metal Detector Kit At-A-Glance

Minelab’s GO-FIND 66 Metal Detector

Discover your next adventure with an easy to use sport metal detector. The metal detector is compact, collapsible, portable and lightweight, and comes in a GO-FIND carry bag, manual, and four fresh AA batteries.

Garrett’s Pro-Pointer AT

The Pro-Pointer AT provides all terrain versatility for locating and pinpointing metallic targets, and designed specifically to speed up your recovery of your target. Comes with Holster, manual, and one 9V battery.

Know Before You Go

What do you, the Borrower, need to provide?

  • Gloves, trowel, probe or screwdriver, and a collection bag for holding items found.
  • Ear phones for 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) phone jack. (Available $1.00 at Checkout Desk). Detector has a speaker but it drains the batteries faster.
  • If Library’s fresh batteries expire, you’ll need to provide another four AA 1.5 volt batteries to continue use.

State Laws and Local Laws for Metal Detecting:

It is the responsibility of each individual to know and obey the federal, state and local regulations of the property or park they wish to visit before metal detecting.  Always ask permission before detecting on private property.

In New York State Parks, metal detecting requires permit (see page 10) and is allowed in designated areas only. Contact the specific state park you wish to detect at, and inquire about permits and fees. New York State Parks & Recreation website‘s “metal detector” search results.

Guidelines for Borrowing and Returning

  • Seven (7) day loan period to a Borrower that is 18 or over with a Poughkeepsie Public Library District resident card in good standing, with no fines.
  • The Metal Detector Kit is non-renewable. If not available, Borrowers may place a hold on the Kit.
  • The Metal Detector Kit is checked out and checked back in during opening hours at Adriance Memorial Library with a staff member at the Circulation Desk.
  • Borrower and Library Staff sign and date this Agreement and Guidelines, and complete the Agreement Form’s checks, using Metal Detector Kit Parts Guide, to mark the Kit’s parts at check-out and at check-in.

Proper Use of Metal Detector Kit and Cleaning before Returning

  • The Borrower will review the manuals, training videos, and guides for proper care and use of items.
  • It is the Borrower’s responsibility to follow the Code of Ethics for Metal Detecting.
  • The Borrower has the responsibility to respect property rights, ask permission first, follow the federal, state and local regulations on metal detecting of the property or park, leave the land and vegetation as they found it, and fill in all holes properly and follow the art of recovery for digging up targets. View Metal Detecting Target Recovery Procedure guide.
  • The Metal Detector, Pro-Pointer AT, and Carrying Bag must be clean and in good condition upon return.  Do NOT use bleach to clean.  Use only a gentle soap, with water, and wipe down.

What are the Fines and Liability?

  • $5 per day for every late day, after the due date, will be charged to Borrower’s PPLD Library Card.
  • $20 fine if the Metal Detector Kit is returned in the Book Drop of either library.
  • If the items in the Metal Detector Kit are damaged, stolen or lost, Borrower is charged cost to replace. (GO-Find 66 = $249; Pro-Pointer = $126)

Equipment Features, Tips, Videos, & Useful Information

The GO-FIND 66 has “Pre-set Find Modes” with icons that flash to indicate what type of target found. No more digging up trash. Treasure View lights up to tell you what’s trash or treasure. When you see red LED’s, you’ve most likely found a nail or key. When you see green LEDs, you’ve found coins or jewelry.

Features of GO-FIND 66

  • Five volume levels to use with your own earphones or use speakers.
  • Pinpoint mode to target where to dig with your own trowel or shovel (after digging use features of the Pro-Pointer AT to find the object).
  • Waterproof to 2 feet deep search coil is 10 inches wide.
  • Weighs 2.3 lbs, and expands from 21.9 inches to 51.4 inches

Minelab’s GO-FIND 66 Metal Detector Product Information

Main Minelab Webpage

Minelab GO-FIND 66 “Getting Started Guide” – Includes Detector Set-up; Detecting Basics; Treasure View; Control Panel; Find Modes; Download Go Find App; Code of Ethics.

Minelab.com Getting Started TipsWhere to Use It, How to Research, Treasure Hunter’s Code of Ethics, Joining the Global Community of Treasure Hunters

Minelab.com Success StoriesMinelab’s success stories can be viewed by date, year, keyword searched across ten years, limited to treasure or gold stories, by seven types of finds, by type of metal detector model, regions in the world or country, video stories, and “find of the month” winners.

The Pro-Pointer AT provides all terrain versatility for locating and pinpointing metallic targets, and designed specifically to speed up your recovery of your target.

Steps:

  1. GO-FIND 66 metal detector locates a target
  2. Dig with your trowel or probe following detector’s recovery guidelines for half circles or a slit in grass, to keep grass intact on one side, so it doesn’t die and fill in hole when finished
  3. Use Pro-Pointer AT’s multiple settings (3 levels Sensitivity and 2 Detection settings (see manual) to precisely locate your target, and find it faster
  4. Do not use Pro-Pointer for digging or with any force
  5. The training videos below will demonstrate how to use its’ many features like the pros do
  • Holster Turn-Off Feature: Secure the holster to any standard size belt. A metal snap within the holster will cause the pinpointer to sound alarm if put away while powered on. Saves on battery.
  • Powering On: Press and release the button () while holding the detector away from any metallic objects. You will hear 2 beeps and the LED () will remain on.
  • Powering Off: Press and hold the button for a half second until you hear a single beep (or single vibration in Silent Mode), indicating power down.
  • Fast Retune: Quick button-press instantly tunes out environment or narrows your detection field for precise pinpointing of larger targets
  • Single-button operation for Power, Return, Sensitivity adjustments: for 3 levels, and Silent mode vibration only
  • LED Flashlight: for low light uses
  • Lost Pinpointer Alarm: After 5 minutes with no button presses, emits periodic warning chirps
  • Automatic Power-Off feature: After 60 minutes of warning chirps, turns off to save batteries

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT website

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Manual

Tips:

  • All metals will be detected including ferrous and non-ferrous.
  • When a target is detected, the Pro-Pointer AT will produce an audio and/or vibration alert.
  • The rate of the pulsing audio and vibrations increase proportionately as the pinpointer is moved closer to a metallic target.
  • Maximum detection of very small targets is obtained against the side about ½” from the tip.
  • To avoid cancelling out a target, do not turn on the Pro-Pointer AT while it is adjacent to the target. Because the Pro-Pointer AT is a static, non-motion detector, optimum operation is achieved when the unit is switched off between uses.
  • Avoid using the Pro-Pointer AT as a digging or prying tool. It is designed for flat side-scanning and precise pinpointing with its tip. It is not intended to be used with excessive force.
  • For water use, do not exceed 20 feet. Make sure the battery cap threads are free of sand, sediment, etc. so have a tight seal, and that O-ring is periodically lubricated with silicone grease to maintain a tight seal.
  • To remove dried dirt, mud or other debris from the unit, simply hand wash it with soap, water, and a soft cloth. Do not use any type of abrasive or chemical cleaners which could scratch or erode its surface.

Notes:
• Lower Sensitivity settings are recommended to prevent detection of highly mineralized grounds.
• Detection remains operable during the adjustment mode.
• Settings will be remembered when the unit is switched off and back on.

There is a global treasure hunting community that includes detecting clubs, online forums, websites, organized hunting, training, tours and more.

Friendly Metal Detecting Forum

Treasure Net

Find’s Treasure Forums

Detector Prospector Magazine

Metal Detecting Target Recovery Procedure

Metal Detecting in the USA list of websites

Metal Detecting in the USA – FAQ, Tips, and Techniques

Metal Detecting in the USA‘s webpage on how to obtain permission to metal detect or search private property.

Metal Detecting in the USA‘s sample of private property permission letter to metal detect. Highlight and copy into your word processor and make necessary changes, or copy and send a handwritten letter.