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Adding Tile GPS Key Finders on Metal Detecting Equipment

Somewhere in Jessamine County, Kentucky, there lies a Garrett Pinpointer.  Lost in 2012, it is surely ruined now by snow, rain and ice.  And perhaps was eaten or smashed by a cow.  Or something.  At $120 a pop, these things are not cheap – and losing something like this can disrupt our precious detecting time.

Reader Question: Could you Put Metal Detectors into Footwear?

You can incorporate detectors into anything into which you can isolate a transmitting and receiving coil connected to circuitry/software to manage the electromagnetic signals and look for variations to alert on.    You would need a sophisticated technology to ground balance the detector on the fly since it’s pointed into the soil and you have