OKM EXP 5000 3D Ground Scanners
OKM EXP 5000 3D Ground Scanners
Metal detector with video eye-glasses
The Earth Imagers are the stars of our "FS - Future Serie". They can represent graphical measuring results without using any additional computer. The large number of optional accessories makes them our most individually adaptable devices. Every customer can purchase only that what he needs for his purposes.
The Metal Detector
A metal detector helps you to locate objects which are buried under the ground. It is used to find targets under the surface of the ground without the need to dig. A metal detector can locate all type of metals like gold, silver, copper, aluminium, iron targets and other valuable targets. The indication of a detected object can be via acoustical signal, a digital display, an analog display, a signal lamp or an image or curve. The metal detector eXp 5000 is a measuring instrument
A measuring instrument measures the anomalies of the underground. So it is possible to locate buried objects, underground voids, water deposits or foundations which are located under the ground. It is a measuring instrument of newest technology and has been developed in particular for professional use. Through the supplied video eyeglasses buried objects like boxes, pipes, metals but also cavities and grave chambers under the surface becomes visible immediately. Furthermore the video eyeglasses are optimised for the search during the night and also protects against perturbing sunlight at day.
The video eyewear of the metal detector eXp 5000 makes underground treasures visible.
Compact equipment and easy handling
The Earth Imager are high technology metal detectors with graphical representation of the searched underground. The Earth Imager eXp 5000 includes an easily removable control unit which makes it easier to use in different areas. With its compact equipment the device is also easy to handle in terrains which are difficult to access.
Fast processing of measured data
The device allows measurements in brilliant resolutions. All recorded data is processed immediately through the integrated pc-module and becomes visible through the video eyeglasses. The size of any measurement is almost indefinite and only limited by the storage capacity of 256 MB. All collected measured data can be transferred afterwards to a laptop or personal computer to analyse the results professionally with the help of the software program Visualizer 3D. Besides the measuring values additional information like
- The date and time,
- The used antenna,
- the data of the GPS - Global Positioning System
GPS is a satellite based navigation system consisting of 24 satellites which permanently transmit the position and time. By calculating the travel time of the signals GPS receiver determine the position and velocity. In combination with a metal detector the position of the current search field can be stored to be used for navigation at a later time. GPS coordinates (if GPS has been activated) and the current measurement settings will be stored in every graphical representation automatically. Date and time settings can be adapted individually to the actual time zone.
Individual operating modes
The geophysical instrument and metal detector eXp 5000 supports different operating modes which can be used for specific underground investigations. According to your personal requirements one of the following operating modes comes into operation:
A magnetometer is a scientific instrument used to measure the strength and/or direction of the magnetic field and their disturbances. So it is possible to locate buried targets. Magnetometers are used in geophysical surveys to find deposits of iron because they can measure the magnetic field variations caused by the deposits. Magnetometers are also used to detect archaeological sites, shipwrecks and other buried or submerged objects. Magnetic anomaly detectors detect submarines for military purposes. The Magnetometer mode of FS Future Series devices mostly is used to locate ferrous objects which are located near to the surface of the ground. This function is very useful to eliminate small trash from the surface and in fact prepare the scan area for a professional measurement in the Ground Scan mode.
Ground Scan is the operating mode where the searcher is able to receive a 3d image of the underground by scanning an area. The searcher has to walk over the ground with an antenna to scan an area. So it is possible to visualize the underground and its anomalies. In the mode Ground Scan it is also possible to measure the position, depth and size of underground objects or voids. Ground Scan (create colored representations of the underground in 3D )
Discrimination is the capability to distinguish between different types of metals such as gold, silver, iron, aluminium and others. By the help of a metal detector with metal discrimination you will be able to determine the exact type of material located under the ground.
Discrimination (Metal Discrimination)
Metal discrimination is the possibility to find out the type of metal which is buried under the ground. There is a regulator on the antenna or device, which can be adjusted on a specific type of metal like gold, silver, iron or aluminium. The metal detector filters out all materials which you don't like to detect. This feature prevents the treasure hunter who is only searching for precious metals from useless digging. Some antennas can discriminate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other antennas can tell you the exact type of metal. (metal discrimination : precious metals / base metals )
Mixed Gold and silver coins
A metal detector helps you to locate objects which are buried under the ground. It is used to find targets under the surface of the ground without the need to dig. A metal detector can locate all type of metals like gold, silver, copper, aluminium, iron targets and other valuable targets. The indication of a detected object can be via acoustical signal, a digital display, an analog display, a signal lamp or an image or curve.
Metal Detector ( Metal Discrimination)
Metal discrimination is the possibility to find out the type of metal which is buried under the ground. There is a regulator on the antenna or device, which can be adjusted on a specific type of metal like gold, silver, iron or aluminium. The metal detector filters out all materials which you don't like to detect. This feature prevents the treasure hunter who is only searching for precious metals from useless digging. Some antennas can discriminate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other antennas can tell you the exact type of metal. (metal discrimination : gold, silver, iron and aluminium)
- Live Scan ( live display of the underground )
- Thermograph ( measure differences in temperature )
- Antenna for tunnel detection
- Thermo Scan ( create infrared images in 3D )
The integrated GPS - Global Positioning System
GPS is a satellite based navigation system consisting of 24 satellites which permanently transmit the position and time. By calculating the travel time of the signals GPS receiver determine the position and velocity. In combination with a metal detector the position of the current search field can be stored to be used for navigation at a later time. GPS receiver refers every recorded measurement to its appropriate measured area. If you do not know exactly where a measurement was performed, the metal detector eXp 5000 is able to navigate you to the corresponding place.
Optional accessories as specialization
With different antennas the metal detector eXp 5000 can be optimized on special purposes:
- GPR-antennas ( 25 cm, 50 cm, 75 cm, 100 cm ) to scan the underground in 3D
- Tunnel Sensor ( antenna for tunnel and cavity detection )
- DDV system ( Antenna for Metal Discrimination
- Super Sensor for high resolution Ground Scan
- VLF emitters ( 4 pieces ) to optimize the measurement
- Livestream Sensor for live display of buried objects
- FS-Thermoscan to create infrared images in 3D
By positioning the 4 VLF emitters onto the ground the search for metallic objects will be optimised. In that way the scan images of the underground looks much better and hidden objects are much easier to find.
The Livestream Sensor shows hidden objects immediately. As soon as you move the antenna over an object it will be shown in the video eyeglasses of the Earth Imager eXp 5000.
The following technical indications are medial values. During operation small variations are quite possible.
0°C - 50°C
-20 °C – 60 °C
5 % – 75 %
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||
8 x 13 x 18 cm
Approx. 2 kg
9.6 - 14.4 VDC, 22 W maximum
|Operating time (full charged battery, delivered battery)||
Approx. 3 hours
640 x 480 Pixel, Color
300 MHz Prozessor, INTEL i586-compatible
Scope of delivery
The eXp 5000 is available as basic, gold edition or professional package with different accessories included. Due to the multiplicity of various optional antennas it can be optimized to your personal searching needs.
Here you can find the included parts of basic, gold edition and pro package:
|eXp 5000 basic||eXp 5000 gold edition||eXp 5000 pro|
|basic equipment for starters||ultimate package for treasure hunters and gold seekers||professional equipment (full package)|
|Control unit with carrying strap||Control unit with carrying strap||Control unit with carrying strap|
|GPS receiver with cable||GPS receiver with cable||GPS receiver with cable|
|Video eyeglasses with integrated headphones||Video eyeglasses with integrated headphones||Video eyeglasses with integrated headphones|
|External power pack with charger and travel adapter||2x External power pack with charger and travel adapter||External power pack with charger and travel adapter|
|Peli Carrying case||Peli Carrying case||Peli Carrying case|
|Telescopic rod assembly (to connect antenna)||Telescopic rod assembly (to connect antenna)||Telescopic rod assembly (to connect antenna)|
|User manual||User manual||User manual|
|Visualizer 3d software CD with usb data cable||Visualizer 3d software CD with usb data cable||Visualizer 3d software CD with usb data cable|
|GPR antenna 50 cm||GPR antenna 50 cm||GPR antenna 50 cm|
|Super sensor||Antenna for tunnel detection|
|Optionally available to basic package:||DDV system (antenna for metal discrimination)||Super sensor|
|Antenna for tunnel detection||Livestream sensor||DDV system (antenna for metal discrimination)|
|Super sensor||GPR antenna 25 cm|
|DDV system (antenna for metal discrimination)||Optionally available to gold edition:||GPR antenna 75 cm|
|GPR antenna 25 cm||GPR antenna 25 cm||GPR antenna 100 cm|
|GPR antenna 75 cm||GPR antenna 75 cm||FS-Thermoscan package|
|GPR antenna 100 cm||GPR antenna 100 cm||Livestream sensor|
|FS-Thermoscan package||FS-Thermoscan package|
The 3d earth imager eXp 5000 has many advantages compared to other metal detectors or geophysical instruments.
- Easy menu navigation
- High performance- processor
- Precise sensors
- Large memory
- Exact GPS integration
- Facile handling
eXp 5000 with visual detector system
- optimal device for professional treasure hunters, archaeologists and ground research companies
- penetration depth high beyond usual metal detectors
- detection of metals, cavities, gold and buried objects like e.g. boxes, tanks, chests, vases and others
- detection of underground anomalies such as walls, foundations, statues, ancient tombs, excavations
- discrimination of ferrous metals and precious metals with Super sensor
- accurate discrimination of gold, silver, iron and aluminium with optional connectable DDV system (antenna for metal discrimination)
- GPS navigation can be switched on/off
- optimal menu navigation visual/audio
- high data storage capacity of integrated pc module
- 3d groundscan with Livestream sensor possible for high resolution scans
- larger scan areas can be recorded so you can scan one large area at one time
- automatic antenna identification and memory of connected antenna
- live scanning of the underground with the livestream sensor
- visual representation immediately on-site in video eyewear
Compared to the other earth imager product eXp 4000 the eXp 5000 has the following advantages:
|Characteristics||eXp 4000||eXp 5000|
Picture of control unit
|Display of scan results||Colored mini-monitor||Colored video eyewear|
|GPS navigation||No||Yes (can be switched on/off)|
|Live view||No||Livestream sensor for live scans and 3d ground scans|
|Data memory||10 scan areas||100 scan areas|
|Discrimination of ferrous/nonferrous metals||Yes with Super sensor||Yes with Super sensor|
|Discrimination of iron, gold, silver, aluminium||Yes with DDV system||Yes with DDV system|
|Resolution||Standard||4x better resolution than eXp 4000 by using the livestream sensor|
|Time/date settings||Preset in factory||Individual adjustment to local time|
|Automatic sensor identification||Yes||Yes + antenna identification stored in each file name (scan image)|
In 2008 the earth imager eXp 5000 has been completely revised by a small team of selected OKM specialists and so has been much improved and upgraded again to offer the best up to date technology to OKM customers. In this way the manufacturer can guarantee that the newest technology is integrated in the metal detector and geophysical instrument.
The following changes and improvements has been done:
carrying strap for control unit (better handling, if used with vertical antennas no telescopic rod assembly is necessary)
GPS receiver can be connected / disconnected from the control unit (can be clipped on the telescopic rod assembly or on the carrying strap)
Faster processor and so faster sending out of impulses in Ground Scan mode : better resolution of scan image because of higher number of impulses
Livestream antenna can be used also in Ground Scan mode: advantage :
Automatic antenna authentication, only the operating modes will be displayed, which can be used with the currently connected antenna, if no antenna is connected, no operating mode (except Browse Scans, Settings) will be displayed
Connected antenna will be memorized behind the name of the measurement, and so you will know later which antenna has been used for every scan, this information is also visible in the Visualizer 3d software
Data storage up to 100 scan images possible
FS-Thermoscan can be connected for infrared images in 3d
Due to the many optional accessories the earth imager eXp 5000 can be adapted to your personal searching needs. An individual package can optimize your personal work. Here you can find a short description of all the accessories which are available for the gold detector eXp 5000.
GPR antennas (25cm, 50cm, 75cm, 100cm)
Thesehorizontal gpr antennas can be used for measurement in different areas to locate metals, voids, water or underwater. They are used in the Ground Scan mode to receive a 3d image of the underground. They are available in different sizes which will optimize the scanning method.
The gpr antenna 25cm is specially interesting for searchers who have to scan areas with difficult access. This smallest antenna is used for detailed research, to detect small objects. The scanning process is longer because of the small sized antenna and so the small area it covers, but very suitable to search in uneven terrain.
gpr antenna 50cm is a compact antenna suitable for most measurement procedures. This antenna is included in the basic package of eXp 5000. The larger gpr antennas of 75 and 100 cm are used to scan large areas, to get a fast overview about the complete terrain.
DDV system (antenna for metal discrimination)
The DDV system is a visual detector system to discriminate between different type of metals. So it is possible to find out if there is iron, gold, silver or aluminium under the ground. You can adjust the metal detector to certain materials to filter out other metals which you don't like to detect. Than the detector will only react on the selected metal. For example it can be adjusted on silver to filter out all other materials like iron or gold.
This metal detector is important to avoid digging for non-precious metals or other material which you are not looking for. The metal detector find the targets and give the information via a audible sound over the headphones and also visually via the video goggles.
Antenna for tunnel detection
This antenna is a high resolution sensor which is specially optimized on the research and detection of hidden voids like tunnels, rooms, chests, tombs, graves and others. You can receive a 3d underground image with this antenna, where voids are represented in particularly and with high resolution. Metals will also be visible in the scan image, but are not the main focus of this sensor.
The antenna for tunnel detection is a 50cm vertical probe which can be carried in the hand. So it is very practicable in various terrains also in uneven grounds.
The antenna for tunnel detection is a must for all seekers who wants to look for cavities, bunkers, tunnel systems, tombs and graves, treasure chambers, chests, boxes or non-metallic targets like vases or hollow-ware.
The Super sensor can be used for high resolution ground scans (3d images) and for discriminating between ferrous (e.g. iron, steel) and nonferrous metals (e.g. gold, silver) in high depth. The Super sensor is a multi task sensor which can be used in the operating modes Magnetometer, Ground Scan and Discrimination.
This one meter vertical probe is specialized on detecting precious metals and can locate small sized metals deeper than the gpr antennas. Also it can discriminate between precious metals(e.g. gold, silver) and ferrous metals (iron) deeper than the DDV system, to avoid useless diggings in high depth. Because of the integrated sensor technology it offers good results even in hard, salty or mineralized soils. This one meter vertical probe can be hold in your hand easily and so is easily usable in areas with difficult access (bushes, trees, rocks) or uneven ground (stones).
The Super sensor is an absolute must for all professional treasure seekers and gold prospectors.
The livestream sensor allows the searcher to see live into the ground. What's hidden for the human eye becomes visible with the livestream sensor. All buried objects, voids and underground anomalies are visible in real time via the video goggles while walking over the ground. You can walk in any direction you like, there is not fixed way to scan the underground.
The livestream sensor is the easy and fast way to find every treasure.
Find your treasure with the LIVE IMAGE feature of the gold detector eXp 5000!
The Thermoscan is a long range device which recognize differences of temperatures on the surface of the ground. Due to this infra-red measurement it is possible to locate voids like tunnels, treasure chambers, bunkers or caves under the ground.
Combined with the metal detector eXp 5000 the Thermoscan can make a 3d image of a special place, without the need to walk over this specific area. So it is possible to scan walls, rock faces or other terrains to which you do not have any access.
VLF emitter system (4 pieces)
(not available any more)
The VLF emitters can be placed on each corner of your scan area to improve the measured results and increase the depth. So it is possible to locate small metals deeper under the ground than without these emitters.
Additionally this system improves your scan result. All located metals under the ground will be visible more clearly in the three-dimensional graphic.
The 3d earth imager eXp 5000 offers many different operating modes to work with.
With an integrated magnetometer you can research the ground by using the magnetic field of the earth. This mode is very usefull to locate easily small metallic objects like coins, rings etc. which are situated near to the surface. The maximal penetration depth in this mode is about 2 meters.
Can be operated with:
GPR antennas (25, 50, 75, 100 cm), Super sensor, Antenna for tunnel detection, Livestream sensor
The Ground Scan can be adjusted individually and can create a visual representation of the measured data. Max. 100 different graphical representations can be stored in the internal memory. In this mode the eXp 5000 calculates a complete scan image of the underground structure in 3d and can additionally store GPS data.
The detection of voids and targets up to a depth of 25 meters is possible, as well as the determination of position and depth of located objects. Due to the automatic sensor identification and storage of the time and date of each scan, all measured data can be analysed accurately.
New feature: Usage of livestream sensor in Ground Scan mode for 4x better resolution.
Can be operated with:
GPR antennas (25, 50, 75, 100 cm), Super sensor, Antenna for tunnel detection, Livestream sensor
In this operating mode a powerful metal detector can be connected and so discriminate between different types of metal. This detector is optional to the basic package. A discrimination of iron, gold, silver and aluminium is possible up to a depth of 2 meters.
Can be operated with:
By using the Supersensor it is possible to distinguish between precious and nonprecious metals as well as cavities. The metal discrimination is possible up to a depth of 25 meters.
Can be operated with:
By the help of FS-Thermoscan differences in temperature on the surface of the ground can be located. So warm and cold areas can be determined and it is possible to conclude to conclude to voids and other anomalies. In the operating mode Thermograph you can work in live time with the FS-Thermoscan, and recognize immediately the differences in temperature on the surface of the ground and so can locate hidden voids.
Can be operated with:
By the help of FS-Thermoscan differences in temperature on the surface of the ground can be located. So warm and cold areas can be determined and it is possible to conclude to conclude to voids and other anomalies. In the mode Thermoscan you can create graphical infra red images to visualize the distribution of temperatures of a field.
Can be operated with:
The Livescan shows the image of the underground in real time in the video eyeglasses of the eXp 5000. The scan width (horizontal) is 50 cm. By using the Livestream sensor metals and voids up to 25 meters become visible.
Can be operated with:
Scan results, performances and testimonials
Already in 2006 the earth imager eXp 5000 has been tested and certified by a leading technical expert in Germany.
The tests accomplished by the certified technical expert included field tests regarding detecting capabilities of ferrous metals, precious metals and cavities in different depths and took place at 3 different scan areas with varying ground conditions. The executed tests in all 3 areas has been successful.
During the various tests it proved its reliability and technical performances and finally was ready to conquer the market.
3d scans made with metal detector eXp 5000 - Field tests and discoveries
Measurement of a tunnel under concrete
In this field test the eXp 5000 has been tested regarding the detection capability of voids. The place of measurement was a known historical tunnel system in the center of a city situated at about 6 meters below concrete soil.
The tunnel had a diameter of 1 meter. The picture shows that the tunnel was visible on the side so the exact position and depth of the void was known and could be controlled. The tunnel was build decades ago, and is the overfall of a small lake so water flows through it.
The measurement should show in which way difficult soil conditions (tar, pavement, concrete, rocks, ...) can influence the measurement.
The tests has been made by a independent technical expert specialized on sensor technology and geophysical measuring instruments.
The void could be located successfully with the eXp 5000. The 3d scan image above shows the course of the tunnel (visible in blue color). The scan is visible in the video goggles immediately on-site.
Later all measured data can be transferred to a notebook for further analysis. The position and size could be located exactly with only a few centimetres tolerance. Also the depth could be analysed in the 3d software Visualizer 3d.
Test item: void (historical tunnel)
Type of soil: concrete, pavement, tar, rocks)
Measure equipment: eXp 5000
Great discovery in Middle East with eXp 5000
eXp 5000 detects valuable gold coins
Gold coins has been located from a customer using the 3d metal detecting instrument eXp 5000 with optional equipment Super Sensor and VLF emitters.
The type of soil in his measured area was loamy soil. The gold coins has been located inside a stone in a depth of 3,20 m.
By using the eXp 5000 the gold seeker can scan the underground to receive a 3d scan image. The 3d scan of the ground shows red signatures in the middle of the scan field, which indicate the gold found.
"Again I scanned the measured area and in 320 cm I found 12 gold coins inside of stone. Also I attach its scans"A customer wrote in his email to us:
Detected item: gold coins
Dimensions: accumulation of coins, unknown total size
Type of soil: loam, rocky ground, light mineralization
Measure equipment: eXp 5000 + Super sensor + VLF emitters
Search of a gallery
This measurement has been made to search for a hidden gallery. In the photo an entry of another gallery is visible. The owner of this terrain wanted to find out if there are other hidden galleries in the surrounding area of this known gallery, where possible targets could be hidden inside.
The OKM team was been engaged to inspect this area with its geophysical measuring instruments and metal detectors. Due to the eXp 5000 and control scans of other OKM metal detectors another possible gallery could be located right in front of this known entry. The blue color visible in the scan image shows the course of the detected gallery and the aprox. size of the void.
Detected item: gallery
Depth: measured depth aprox. 8m
Diameter: about 1,50 meters
Type of soil: concrete, stony, rocky ground
Measure equipment: eXp 5000 + Antenna for tunnel detection
3D graphics measured over gallery - different views :
Control scan - perspective view
Control scan - top view