WEST KENTUCKY'S ONLY AUTHORIZED MINELAB & XP DEALER
[Directions to us: At the intersection of Old Mayfield Road and Bleich Road where Old Mayfield Road crosses over I-24 between exit's 7 & 16.} [From I-24, take US 45 South to K-Mart and turn EAST on Bleich Rd, follow Bleich all the way to the end. We are located in sight of the stop sign at the end of Bleich inside Marilyn's Medical Freedom.
Welcome! I hope you take the time to look around a bit and then call me up and chat. A little background on myself is in order here - I've been treasure hunting since 1970 and 45 years (and counting) later I still love to swap stories with fellow enthusiasts.
My first detector was an inexpensive kit from Radio Shack as I recall, it wasn't very strong and had no discriminator but I found some stuff. My next detector was a Compass followed by a Daytona then a Garrett then a couple of Fisher's. Down through the years I've had and used most brands and have been successful with them all.
Now that my health and business ventures prevent me from hunting as much as I'd like I still get to visit with people who love the hobby as much as I do.
One day I put an ad in a local paper searching for anyone interested in forming a club and the West KY Treasure Preservation Society was formed and 2015 marks our 5th year. We sponsor a club hunt each October that keeps getting larger each year. Anyone interested in coming to a meeting to check us out is welcome. We meet the first Thursday evening of each month at 7pm here at my store.
I'm still new at selling detectors so I hope you'll give me a chance to win your business. Its hard to compete with the internet but I try and accept trade-ins and it doesn't have to be metal detectors. I've been know to take other items in on trade AND I have a lay-away plus 12 months same as cash on purchases over $800.00 (subject to credit approval from a Personal Finance Company). One thing the internet doesn't offer is letting you take a detector off the wall and play with it first.
I also try to keep some pinpointers such as the Pro-Find, ProPointer, the
Uni-Probe and the Fisher Pin Pointer, also some Lesche products.
I'm open from 9 - 5 Monday thru Friday & Saturday's 9 - 12.
If you can't make it when I'm open call me and let me know when you can come and I'll meet you here if possible at all.
I accept cash, check, Visa, MC and Discover.
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New from Minelab!!! The Go.Find 20 $179.00
The Go.Find 40 $229.00
The Go.Find 60 $309.00
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This detector folds down to a small size that could be stowed in a back pack etc and wouldn't take up much room on a vacation when space is at a premium.
Impressive machine for the money.
Demand for these have been overwhelming and Garrett is trying to produce them as fast as they can.
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(all AT Pro's come with headphones but for a limited time I'll throw in the original ProPointer)
Here are few photos taken at the 2014 hunt
Detectors I try to keep in stock are:
XP METAL DETECTORS
Deus $1860.00 *
Racer $764.00 *
* call for our best price
White's Eagle Spectrum
This White's Eagle Spectrum has been well cared for too as far as I can tell. You can see from this photo that it's up and running.
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WKTPS is busy planning our 2015 'Beneath the Bluegrass open Hunt' the first weekend in October so make plans to join us. It will be a two day event again this year so you can email me for details or check out WKTPS.COM
Richard Thomas at
As of today, August 1st, 2015 it looks like there may be additional hunts such as a 'Horse Race Hunt', a 'Bingo Hunt' as well as the 'Poker Run' as we had last year that was such a big hit.
The club which meets this Thursday evening will most likely decide on these and work out details.
So far the list of prizes include gold coins, silver coins, metal detectors, cash and various fluff & stuff.
Call or drop by for your best price. Bring along any trade-ins you may have, I'm always happy to talk to you and try to get together.
We'll try to direct you to the best detector for your type of hunting, mineralization in your area and the type of target your most interested in and make it as affordable as possible.
Since I now run three companies time is a tad short so try emailing me. This mode offers some nice attributes that phone calls do not. I can keep a record of what was said by both parties making trying to remember every detail unnecessary. I check it at least a dozen times a day so the wait won't be long. I can give your deal the attention it deserves regardless of people wanting to talk to me. You can send me photos of any trade-ins you may have which helps me know what I'm dealing with without shipping stuff around needlessly.
Don't worry if you don't use email, I'll still be happy to talk to you but I may have to return your call.[firstname.lastname@example.org
270) 519-0697 [my cell]
(BEEN EXPERIENCING MANY DROPPED CALLS ON THIS PHONE SO PLEASE TRY THE 800 # FIRST)
(800) 489-2022 [main phone to my sister company, Marilyn's Medical Freedom and I can be reached at this number during normal business hours] ((I can hear you better on the land line so try it first))
Our local club, the West KY Treasure Preservation Society was hired to look for a buried treasure some time back, we were offered $100.00 if we found it. I asked what it was and the man said it was a 5 gallon bucket of ammo, that he had buried it in his yard but didn't draw a map. I agreed and after work one Saturday some club members and myself went and found it for him. Below is a photo of me beside one of the buckets. (there turned out to be two) He refused to open either of them while we were there so we still don't know what treasure they contained but there has been a lot of speculation among the club members ever since.
As I mentioned I will consider taking trades on metal detectors and if you happen to have either a working Daytona or Compass I'd like to trade you out of either of them but I'd prefer that they work ok. [of course I'll consider them even if they don't work as long as they look good cosmetically] The Compass had a meter with the needle centered in the middle and would deflect to the left if the target was bad and to the right if it was good. It was grey as I recall. The Daytona was a narrow box detector and had no meter.
WEST KY TREASURE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Meets first Thursday evening at 7pm at Jim's Metal Detectors / Marilyn's Medical Freedom bldg.
4860 Old Mayfield Road
Paducah, KY 42003
call 800-489-2022 for directions.
Here are some recent shots of WKTPS member finds
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I'm impressed with this machine, by far the lightest weight machine I've ever picked up and it's extremely flexible with lots of preset programs, even non-motion mode if that's what you prefer. Since you can 'wear' the Remote on your wrist you no longer have to follow it with your eyes as you swing. Works with or without the remote.
I'm amazed at the multitude of features they built into such a small package!
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