How to rent metal detectors

Rental Procedure

1. The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum offers a limited number of Bounty Hunter® metal detectors for rent. Please call 906-487-2572 to check metal detector availability for the wanted date(s) and to make a reservation. While we will try to accommodate walk-ins with a rental request, we can not guarantee we will be able fulfill your request.

2.  Cost of rental and deposit amount must be provided to hold your reservation. You can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before your rental for a full refund. Payment can be done in person or over the phone.

3. If a metal detector is returned late, beyond the 1-hour grace period, a late fee will be deducted from the refundable deposit. For example, if your rental is due back at 3 pm on Thursday, and you return it at 4:30 pm on Thursday, a late fee will be applied.

4. Saturday rentals from September through May are automatically a 2-day rental, as the museum is closed on Sundays during that time.

5. All rentals include: batteries in the rental unit, a fresh set of batteries, operating manual, and a trowel.

6. All items - metal detector, new and old batteries, operating manual, and trowel - must be returned and the metal detector must be in working condition to receive a full refund of the deposit.

7. Further terms and conditions can be found on the Rental Agreement, which needs to be signed before leaving with your rental.


Available Metal Detectors

Bounty Hunter Tracker IV

VLF Treasure Hunter

  • Ideal for adults and young adults
  • 3 operating modes
    • All Metal, Discrimination, & Tone
  • 2 discrimination modes to detect different metals
  • Balancing tech for various ground conditions
  • Cushioned armrest & adjustable arm for comfort
  • Starter level detector
  • Ideal for children 9 & up and young adults
  • 2 operating modes
    • All Metal & Discrimination
  • Balancing tech for various ground conditions
  • Adjustable detector arm


Cost of Rentals

Metal Detector Type

Refundable Deposit

1-Day Rental

2-Day Rental

3-Day+ Rental

Tracker IV   $40 per unit $15 per day $13 per day $11 per day
VLF Treasure Hunter   $30 per unit $9 per day $8 per day $7 per day


Visit Us or Call 906-487-2572 to Set Up a Rental