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Cavefinder - Cave detection equipment

Geoelectric methods are used to explore groundwater resources. These methods are also applied in engineering geology and archeological investigations for the detection of caves, voids, caverns, fractured zones and metallic objects.

The Cavefinder is a geoelectrical detecting instrument for easy and fast localization of underground structures like cavities, caves and arches. The detection of tombs, grave chambers, tunnels and hidden treasure chambers is done automatically after starting the measuring process on the main unit itself. Due to the integrated data analysis of the detection instrument, the measure result will be indicated immediately on the display of the Cavefinder.

Cavefinder with 4 electrodes for measuring the ground resistance
Place all electrodes, start the geoelectrical measurement and wait for the results.

The Cavefinder is only made to detect geological nonmetallic ground anomalies like for example:

  • Tombs, burial sites and grave chambers
  • Caves and tunnels
  • Non-metallic targets like container, barrels and suchlike

The Cavefinder comes with 4 conductive electrodes, which should placed inside the ground defining a square area. Because of the 20m long cables of each electrode, which is connected to the measure instrument, a maximal scan area of about 800 square meters can be defined in one single measurement.

During the measurement with the cave detector Cavefinder, several resistance measurements are executed, to finally draw conclusions to existing voids. The analysis of the measured results can be easily done on the field after a short measuring time and the scans can be repeated as often as necessary. The Cavefinder includes the following functionality:

  • Automatic measurement with simple "Yes/No" evaluation
  • Graphical control output to a computer (only with version B)

For maximum utilization of the operating time of the Cavefinder to locate hidden voids underground it is delivered with a high performing external power supply, the Power Tank. Because of its less weight the device can be utilized in nearly all terrains for detecting cavities.

The Cavefinder is available eighter as Version A with simple display analysis or as Version B with additional bluetooth data transfer and graphical analysis of the measured results on a computer in the Visualizer 3D software program.


Here we present some relevant discoveries, which have been located. If you also made a discovery or know somebody who made a fantastic find with our metal detectors, just write us an email or use our online form!

A group of historians and treasure hunters from Ukraine detected a large number of ancient greek artefacts near to the river of Dnepr. By using the geoelectrical detector Cavefinder it was possible to locate some voids under the surface. Inside those voids they found historic items from a greek settlement.


  Cavefinder - User's Manual (english)
  Cavefinder - Benutzerhandbuch (deutsch)

In the following table you can see the complete delivery contents and all optional accessories. The used symbols have the following signification:

x times includedx = x times included
not included = not included
optional available, only for additional charge = optional available, only for additional charge
DescriptionCavefinder ACavefinder B
Control unitYes1Yes1
Electrode with cable ( 20m )Yes4Yes4
Power Pack incl. charger and travel adapterYes1Yes1
User's manualYes1Yes1
Waterproof and shock resistant Peli caseYes1Yes1
3D software ( "Visualizer 3D" )NoYes1
USB bluetooth dongleNoYes1

The following technical indications are medial values. During operation small variations are quite possible.

Control unit

Operating temperature
0 °C - 70 °C
Storage temperature
-20 °C - 60 °C
Air humidity
5 % - 75 %
Waterproof
No
Dimensions (H x W x D)
430mm x 150mm x 260mm
Weight
about 3kg
Voltage
12 VDC
Processor
Motorola, 32 MHz

The following specifications of data transmission are only valid for the model Cavefinder B. The Cavefinder A does not have a data transmission.

Data transmission (Bluetooth)

Technology
Bluetooth
Frequency
2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
Maximum Transfer Rate
1 Mbps
Receiving Sensitivity
-85 dBm
Maximum Range
approx. 100 m

Computer, minimum requirements

CD-ROM drive
minimum 4x
Interface (Data transmission)
USB
Free disk space
minimum 50 MB
Working memory (RAM)
minimum 256 MB
Graphic card
minimum 128 MB, OpenGL-compatible
Processor
minimum 1.2 GHz
Operating system
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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