COMPLETE GUIDE TO METAL DETECTING
One of The Fastest Growing Hobbies in the world
Documented by Timothy Draper
INTRODUCTION OF THE AUTHOR
Metal Detecting has become a fast-growing hobby in the last few years. Yearly reports show that 2020 was the best year yet and business professionals expect that 2021 will see even more new hobbyists in the treasure hunting community.
Treasures in America was born out of Timothy C Draper’s, (Tim) vision, passion, and drive for adventure, history, and lost treasures. Tim has been a treasure hunter for over 20 years and has had his fair share of excitement in his career. Tim is the Founder and CEO of the fastest growing online metal detector store in the United States.
“I hope this complete guide to metal detecting helps you find your way to adventure and points you in the right direction for information on metal detectors, what gear to buy, where to go metal detecting, and more. I hope you enjoy this article,” said Timothy Draper.
Let’s dive into this guide so you, as the reader, can plan for your new adventure. This guide will not only help beginners to do metal detecting, but it will also serve to help those who have been doing metal detecting for years. Like the title says, this is a complete guide to metal detecting.
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WHAT IS METAL DETECTING?
Metal detection is not just an electrical device that you swing back and forth and lets you know if there’s something in the ground below. There’s a lot more to it. Science and modern day technology has made it easy for beginners and advanced users to set out and find treasures that have been lost. Rome was not built in a day and neither were metal detectors. It took many decades to get metal detectors where they are today.
In the 1980’s, those who wanted to become detectorists used to have to attend classes from the manufactures to learn how to use them correctly. Today, beginners can buy a modern metal detector, put it together in a matter of minutes, and start finding treasures on their first day of hunting.
A BRIEF HISTORY TO METAL DETECTING
In the 1800’s the gold rush was at its all time high. Everyone that could travel was looking to strike it rich, looking for gold in the hills. That’s where the first metal detector came from, right? Wrong! Even though it may seem possible, the first metal detector was created for the purpose of helping one of the United States Presidents, President James Garfield. He was shot in the back and even though he didn’t die, the bullet was causing him serious health issues.
WHO INVENTED THE METAL DETECTOR?
Alexander Graham Bell was the first to create and design the metal detector. He hoped that it would help the doctors locate the bullet in President James Garfield, but the first metal detector failed. Later, President James Garfield died of the gunshot wound.
In 1931, Gerhard Fisher, the founder of Fisher Metal Detectors was granted the first patent on the first portable metal detector in the world. He made a discovery in his work on navigational systems and that’s when the very first metal detector came across the market. The treasure hunting world started to spread.
After Fisher Metal Detectors were born, many other metal detecting manufacturers started to appear. Brands like Minelab, Garrett, Whites, Bounty Hunter, and more. More brands have appeared in the United States like Nokta, XP Metal Detectors, Teknetics and there’s been a few great manufacturers that make metal detecting accessories like Coiltek.
WHEN WAS THE METAL DETECTOR INVENTED?
1931 by Gerhard Fisher, Founder of Fisher Metal Detectors and now a combined company named First Texas Products that also owns Teknetics and Bounty Hunter, along with a few more outdoor product brands. I bet Gerhard Fisher would have written a perfect complete guide to metal detecting.
IS METAL DETECTING WORTH IT?
I have spent time with people in their 20’s, as well as retired people, and all of them that start on this hobby of metal detecting and hunting for treasures have spoken very highly of their experiences. In fact, I enjoy talking with them because they all have that smile on their face when they are telling me about their experiences and their upcoming plans to go out in hopes of discovering something new.
Most of them seem happy with finding old coins in the park, hunting old ghost towns and finding relics, or even chasing old legends of outlaw loot buried, all the way to diving in the ocean looking for sunken Spanish ships.
Most of the detectorists that I know spend a lot of their time out in the field looking for their next find but they have also found many other outlets to stay connected on the internet. There are many groups on Facebook and other social media platforms. Some of them are making metal detecting videos and publishing them on YouTube. There are even treasure hunting shows and treasure hunting podcasts that have been growing in numbers over the years.
Is metal detecting worth it? I think the adventure and excitement that everyone has is enough but if that doesn’t get you excited enough, look into the next chapter with some of the greatest metal detector discoveries in the world.
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METAL DETECTING FINDS
I’d be willing to bet that there aren’t too many detectorists who haven’t found themselves daydreaming, even if only for a moment, about coming across that extraordinary find that makes headlines around the globe. It could happen to anyone at any time, you just need to get out there and give it a shot.
Whether it’s value or historical significance that drives you, most of us can’t deny that feeling of excitement we get from unearthing something that’s been lost and forgotten with time.
Some may think miraculous finds are a thing of the past. If so, think again, the possibilities are endless of what has yet to be discovered. They’re going to be made by someone, it might as well be you. Use this complete guide to metal detecting to help your search.
SOME WORLD FAMOUS METAL DETECTING FINDS [TOP 5]
THE MOJAVE NUGGET – SOLD FOR $400,000 USD IN 2014
In 1977, the largest gold nugget ever found in California was discovered by a prospector named Ty Paulsen. Ty decided to go metal detecting in the Mojave Desert which in turn served him well. This huge gold nugget chunk weighed in at 156 ounces, which inspired many prospectors to hunt the area in hopes to strike it rich. The gold nugget was later sold in October of 2014 for $400,000.00 to Margie and Robert Petersen. Sometime later, they made a generous donation by giving it to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Still today, it is on display if you would like to see it.
SANTA MARGARITA GOLD CHALICE – SOLD AT AUCTION IN NEW YORK FOR $413,000 IN AUGUST 2015
In 2008, a diver named Michael DeMar was searching and exploring the Santa Margarita shipwreck area of the Florida Keys. While discarding a beer can, his metal detector suddenly alerted him of a large gold target. That’s when he discovered that his detector found a gold chalice that was later determined from the shipwreck. August of 2015, the chalice was sold at a huge price of $413,000.00 dollars in an auction. Because of this discovery, many people decided to take up treasure hunting as a hobby with the dream of finding their fortune and glory. I mentioned it before, there are treasures everywhere, you just need to know where to look.
13 YEAR OLD BOY USING METAL DETECTOR FINDS 2 POUND METEORITE
Jason Lyons, a 13 years old boy, used his metal detector to discover a 2 lb. meteorite rock while prospecting with his dad in the desert of New Mexico. It was later determined by experts that the meteorite was most likely around 10,000 years old. It was easy for the metal detector to find the rock because it was made of a combination of metals like nickel and Iron. These elements are easily detected by all metal detectors.
This is a great story about a 13-year-old boy finding his treasure with a metal detector. It goes to prove that there’s adventure around every corner, you just must get out there and find it. Because meteorites are hard to come by, it makes the story even better.
HOXNE HOARD | BURIED TREASURE
Eric Lawes found what we can all consider as “buried treasure” with his metal detector. This is a story that we all dream about finding and why we all work so hard with our metal detectors. While Eric was searching for his friend’s lost hammer, his metal detector alerted him of a large find. He was lucky and in the right place because he discovered some silver spoons, gold jewelry, and large bags of gold and silver coins.
He reported his find to the authorities and the next day more was found. Around 8 lbs. of gold was unearthed from the ground by archaeologists along with 52 lbs. of silver. After some research, experts said that the treasure was most likely buried around 450 AD. Experts also determined the worth of the treasure around $2.59 million dollars.
THE GOLD BOOT OF CORTEZ
In 1989 a treasure hunter went to Radio Shack in Sonora Mexico to buy a metal detector, hoping that he would strike it rich. Even with old technology from the 1980’s, his metal detector was successful in finding some great things like bullets, coins, and other metals.
One day, he was around 70 miles south of the Arizona border in Mexico searching around with his metal detector. This time, he found one of the most important gold nugget discoveries ever made. This gold nugget weighed in at 289 troy ounces which still today is the largest gold nugget ever found in the Western hemisphere. The other interesting thing about the gold nugget was the shape. It later took the name “The Boot of Cortez” because of the similarity of a Spanish Conquistador’s boot. The gold nugget was sold at an auction for 1.5 million dollars.
Many people ask me all the time “Is there still treasures and gold to be found in the world?” This story and many others like it prove my answers. Yes! There are still many, many treasures, gold nuggets, artifacts, and so much more to be found.
If you use this complete guide to metal detecting, you to could have a chance of finding something big!
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HOW DO METAL DETECTORS WORK?
Metal detectors are a very advanced piece of technology. Not just anyone could tear one apart and create their own. They are all built to use frequencies that send waves into the ground and send them back to the coil. From there, the detector will decipher what metal it is and even how deep the target is in the ground.
Most modern day metal detectors can even discriminate between different types of metals so the detectorist user can eliminate not so valuable metals from valuable metals. The more you spend on a metal detector, the more effeminate it will detect, read deeper in the ground, find big gold nuggets, small gold nuggets, and much more. If you are new to the metal detecting world, reach out to the Treasures in America’s team customer service department and they will outfit you with the best metal detector for your needs, wants, and budget.
DO METAL DETECTORS DETECT ALUMINUM?
They sure can. Aluminum metal is a common metal to find, especially when you are in a high trash area like a popular park or a public place that gets a lot of visitors. Most modern day metal detectors will notify the user with a beep and target icon alert on the display screen of the metal detector. This makes it easier for the user that aluminum was discovered.
HOW DEEP CAN A METAL DETECTOR DETECT?
The average metal detector from $100 to $700 will detect from ground level to 6” – 9” inches. Keep in mind that many things can stand in the way of depth detection. The size of the target, the mineral deposits in the ground you are searching for, and other factors like radio waves, electrical pole lines, and more.
When you spend more money on a metal detector, let’s say from $1000 – $8,000, you will be able to detect targets deeper in the ground. Some metal detector brands make metal detectors for the purpose of seeking metal deeper in the ground. I will leave a list below for you to see some of the more popular deep seeking metal detectors.
Minelab GPZ 7000 – The Minelab GPZ 7000 could possibly be the best gold metal detector in the world. Prospecting for gold has been an All-American dream for over 150 years now. The opportunity to make that next big discovery can make anyone head for the hills to uncover their dreams. Whether you’re looking to dig in an old mine dump to prospecting in the river, Minelab has thought of it all.
Minelab CTX 3030 – The Minelab CTX 3030 is Treasure in America owner Timothy’s favorite metal detector! This all-terrain, this waterproof metal detector is a professional grade and high-performance detector for treasure hunting. It has the most accurate target identification on the market today, so treasure hunters can discover more historical treasures and hidden metals.
Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package – After many years of metal detecting, I have come to realize that you need a pulse induction machine and that’s why the Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package was designed! Not only will this machine detect metals in the ground deeper, but it will also help with hard soils and situations that a traditional metal detector may have a difficult time with. The Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package is a top seller for Garrett and Garrett Metal Detectors are known as some of the best on the market so if this detector is within your budget, then this may just be the metal detector for you.
Garrett GTI 2500+ Eagle Eye Package – Search Deeper For More Treasures! The GTI 2500 Pro now includes the Super Deep Treasure Hound Depth Multiplier with Eagle Eye Pinpoint. Search for larger, deeper targets and scan 15 to 20 feet for buried treasure caches and other hidden valuables. With the Eagle Eye front coil, you get precise and accurate pinpointing on small treasure items.
Nokta Invenio Pro – If you are looking for a modern top-notch metal detector that is ready for anything that comes your way, then the Nokta | Makro Invenio Pro could be the right metal detector for you. The Nokta Invenio Pro is right up there as one of the Ultimate metal detectors on the market in the world. This is a serious metal detector for serious metal detectorists.
Nokta Deephunter 3D Pro – The Nokta Deephunter 3D Pro metal detector is the first detector in the world to combine the ability to locate Deep Treasures, Cavities, and Individual Coins in one unit. Now, you can purchase a single, powerful detector that is capable of locating BOTH individual coins AND larger treasures at extreme depth. The Deephunter metal detector features both a non-motion mode and a motion mode.
Nokta Jeohunter 3D Dual System – The Nokta Jeohunter 3D Dual System is designed and manufactured using the latest technologies. This system is the World’s most advanced detector for locating precious metals and detecting hidden cavities. Jeohunter 3D Dual System is a deep penetrating detector. The system uses advanced discrimination to accurately classify metal targets into four groups: Gold, Non-ferrous, Steel, and Iron.
Fisher CZ-21 Quick Silver – If you are looking for a land or beach metal detector and a trusted brand, you came to the right place. The Fisher CZ-21 metal detector comes highly recommended by many customers and the reviews are incredible. A whopping 250′ deep metal detector that can be used on land or water and under $1100 dollars is amazing. This truly is one of Fisher Labs best detectors.
Fisher Gemini 3 – Take it from the pros at Treasures in America, we know how to look for deep treasures. We have spent over 20 years looking for treasures left behind in time from outlaw loot to Spanish caches. We know and have the knowledge to recover treasures that others can’t find. With the Fisher Gemini 3, you will be on the right path to discoveries. This is a different type of treasure hunting than your normal metal detecting. To be successful in recovering deep treasures you need to know a few things.
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CAN A METAL DETECTOR DETECT COPPER?
I’ll raise my hand for this question, and the answer is yes. Copper can easily detect copper because it’s a very high conductor and the highest resistivity and conductivity rates of metal will pick up on any metal detector greatly.
CAN METAL DETECTORS DETECT GOLD?
For sure! In fact, most brands make gold metal detectors. Which means they are fine-tuned for discovering gold. You can find other metals as well, but they are designed to look for gold rather than focusing on relics, jewelry, and more.
All metal detectors will find gold but a gold metal detector will perform much better when it comes to gold. Some of the gold detectors are better for some gold and some are better for big gold. Some metal detectors will do both. I will list a few popular metal detectors below so you can do some research for yourself.
BEST BIG GOLD METAL DETECTOR
BEST SMALL GOLD METAL DETECTOR
BEST ALL PURPOSE GOLD METAL DETECTOR
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HOW MUCH DOES A METAL DETECTOR COST?
Not including untrusted brands that come from China and other countries that do not make credible metal detectors, your cost for a metal detector is from $69 all the way to $7,999.00.
I think the best way to show you some of the best and most popular metal detectors on the market will be to break down some into categories and allow you as the reader to see what’s available, the price, and what performance the detector has. Complete guide to metal detecting.
HOW MUCH IS A METAL DETECTOR?
Please use the categories below to see some of the most popular detectors sold on the market. There are many great metal detectors but I’m going to list Treasures in America’s top-selling and popular detectors. If you are interested in a metal detector that’s not listed here, please visit our website (http://treasuresinamerica.com) and we’ll be glad to help you.
PROFESSIONAL METAL DETECTORS
Minelab CTX 3030 $2499.00
This all-terrain, this waterproof metal detector is a professional grade and high-performance detector for treasure hunting. It has the most accurate target identification on the market today, so treasure hunters can discover more historical treasures and hidden metals.
Nokta Invenio $5015.00
Invenio represents one of the most dramatic advances in metal detection technology since conventional metal detectors first appeared on the market in the 1930s. While many new features and advancements in technology have been introduced since Invenio provides the first major step forward in meeting consumer expectations.
Fisher CZ-21 Quick Silver $1099.00
The Fisher CZ-21 metal detector comes highly recommended by many customers and the reviews are incredible. A whopping 250′ deep metal detector that can be used on land or water and under $1100 dollars is amazing. This truly is one of Fisher Labs best detectors.
Garrett ATX Deepseeker $2546.55
After many years of metal detecting, I have come to realize that you need a pulse induction machine and that’s why the Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package was designed! Not only will this machine detect metals in the ground deeper, but it will also help with hard soils and situations that a traditional metal detector may have a difficult time with.
INTERMEDIATE METAL DETECTORS
Minelab Equinox 800 $949.00
With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the Minelab Equinox 800 redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go! With the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 kHz., Wireless audio accessories, and Advanced settings, the Minelab EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility.
Fisher F75 $699.00
New Leading-Edge Technology! These new features make the F75 Ltd more versatile with greater depth, better target separation, and audio features that will open up your iron-infested sites!
Garrett AT Pro $553.46
For years now the Garrett AT Pro has continued to prove itself as a top seller and a competitive metal detector from customer satisfaction and reviews. It’s hard to find a metal detector that can perform well on the beach, in the water, on land, and it even keeps up with the best of them for categories like coins, relics, and jewelry metal detectors.
Nokta Anfibio Multi $764.15
The Nokta | Makro Anfibio Multi is one of Nokta’s best sellers! It is an all-purpose metal detector that is fully submersible, great for finding relics, jewelry, coins, and so much more. Timothy Draper, the Founder of Treasures in America has been using the Nokta | Makro Anfibio Multi for the last 2 years and he prefers to use this metal detector when he is in a high trash area.
XP Metal Detector ORX $748.00
“Great gold finding metal detector! It’s light-weight and extremely easy and fun to use. Not to mention that I feel that this detector has high performance and I believe, it could be the best coin finder on the market.”, said Timothy Draper – Founder & CEO of Treasures in America.
BEGINNER METAL DETECTORS
Bounty Hunter Quick Draw Pro $299.99
It has 9 target ID modes and 3 segment active indicators that will help you be successful in finding your treasures at a swing of your detector. It does a pinpoint mode to narrow down your search within a small area before you dig and the LCD screen will tell you the depth of your target.
Garrett Ace 300 $254.96
The Garrett Ace 300 is designed much like the Ace 200 but it has more features for better results and performance. First off, you can enjoy free accessories when you buy the Ace 300. The bigger features and unbeatable prices of the Garrett Ace 300 make it one of the best sellers for the Ace family.
Nokta Simplex $254.15
The Simplex is fully waterproof up to 10 feet and has proven to do great with finding coins and relics. One of the best budget detectors for trashy areas.
Minelab Vanquish 340 $199.00
Minelab’s new Vanquish series offers uncompromising performance — and it won’t break the bank. Simple yet powerful, it’s perfect for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. With ground-breaking Multi-IQ technology, multiple Find Modes, lightweight collapsible design, and much more. This is the detector you’ve been waiting for.
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KID METAL DETECTORS
Bounty Hunter Junior T.I.D. $89.00
Discrimination control to eliminate unwanted items with volume proportional to signal strength. It’s a compact, ergonomic design for ages as young as 6 years old.
Nokta Mini & Midi Hoard $119.95
Hooked on technology and disconnected from nature… and we, as parents try to encourage them to go outside, explore and play and teach them history.
CHEAP METAL DETECTORS FROM TRUSTED BRANDS
Bounty Hunter Gold Digger $99.00
Are you looking for a gold metal detector but don’t have a big budget? The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger might just be the gold metal detector that you are looking for. With all the necessary gold metal detector requirements, the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger will help you find gold in no time.
Garrett Ace 200 $169.96
Garrett Metal Detectors have been a favorite of many detectorists for years now and the Garrett Ace 200 is perfect for anyone. Beginners have used the Garrett Ace 200 for entry-level purposes because the price fits almost everyone’s budget and because that Garrett Ace 200 is made to last and perform better than most metal detectors in its class.
Bounty Hunter Tracker IV $139.17
The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is the best-seller, most sold metal detector that Bounty Hunter has to offer. It’s a no-brainer that Bounty Hunter is one of the oldest and best brands for metal detecting but the success of the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV -TK4 goes a little further than that.
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THE BEST GUIDE TO TREASURE HUNTING
Uncover Buried Treasure, Hidden, Riches, Lost History
This is a complete beginner’s guide to finding structures, treasure symbols, buried treasure, and much more. Become a treasure hunter and discover lost history and riches in your area. Use this best guide to treasure hunting as your treasure bible and it will benefit you.
HOW TO METAL DETECT LIKE A PRO
We all want to be good at what we do, right? This section of this article will help give you tips to help you metal detect like a pro. Pay close attention because these are trade secrets to have been used by treasure hunters for a very long time.
METAL DETECTING TIPS
Not all iron alerts are trash – When the iron function was introduced to the metal detecting world, it seemed that it was a great function. Eliminate all trash, right? The thing is, iron can be annoying but some great relics have been discovered that are made of iron. You decide. Should you dig it up or pass it up?
Do not give up on strong targets – even when that target seems hard to find and you have been digging and digging, do not give up on your target. If you receive a good strong beep, it’s in the ground and you don’t want to miss out on a great discovery. Use a good pinpointer to help you narrow down the target. Also, swing your detector over your hole you dug periodically to get a depth indicator.
Always carry extra batteries with you on the hunt – If your detector takes AA batteries or a rechargeable battery, make sure you have extras. There’s not a worse feeling than your detector dying early in the day before you are ready to quit detecting.
Take more than one metal detector with you – It’s always a good idea to have more than one metal detector with you. If you have an all purpose metal detector then a gold detector would be a good second. Another reason to have more than one is something might happen to your primary and if you have a secondary, you are still in the game. Many detectors brands and models work differently and it’s always a good idea to have two when you find hard to read targets.
Have the right digging tool for the job – It’s always a good idea to take several types of diggers with you on a hunt. You may hit soft dirt and you may find it hard to dig dirt as well. There are many types and shovels and diggers on the market. Research today to find the right ones for you.
Old mines and dumps can have gold – The old timers were good at mining but it’s always a great idea to scout and scan the mining area with your metal detector. You may find the gold that was missed in the old days and you could also find old relics that were left behind.
Hunt after the rain – Not only will the ground be softer after a rainstorm, your metal detector will work better when the ground is slightly wet. The wet ground provides better conductivity and your metal detector will find targets better with stronger beeps.
BEACH METAL DETECTING
Metal detecting on the beach can be a very rewarding and exciting experience. Not to mention that a day on the beach can be beautiful and relaxing. This next section can help you be more successful on your journey.
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BEACH METAL DETECTING TIPS
Make sure you get the right metal detector – There are many metal detectors on the market but some of them are not great on the beach. The salt in the water and the sand itself can disrupt the metal detector. Make sure you do some research and buy a metal detector that is beach worthy.
Dig up everything – When you are beach detecting, make sure you dig every time your metal detector alerts you. Don’t skip any beeps. You never know what you will find.
Private beach and private land permits – Always make sure you get permission and/or permits before metal detecting a beach. Do your homework and make sure you follow the rules. There’s nothing worse than having fun until you are caught doing something illegal.
Get to know your beach metal detector – It helps a lot to know your metal detector. Understand the different beeps and alerts that it gives you. Practice makes perfect, so it’s a good idea to spend some time with your detector before you get good with it.
The right digging tools for the beach – A metal detecting sand scoop is a very useful digging tool when you are hunting the beach. Make sure you shop around for the right one that fits your needs and budget.
BEST PLACES TO METAL DETECT FOR GOLD
To find gold you must be in an area that gold has been discovered or is baring gold. There’s plenty of gold maps of all the states in America. It would be a great idea to research your area and state to see if you can have a chance of striking it rich.
Old mining claims and lost mine areas – are a great place to search for gold. Most states have historical records of mining claims and that would help you get started in your area. Once you find an old gold mining claim, it’s a good idea to scan the old mine dumps. The old timers may have missed some gold.
Detect rivers in gold areas – If you have a waterproof gold metal detector, then you can detect in the river beds and see if you can find gold. It’s not a bad idea to also gold pan the sand bends in the river to see if you found a gold source.
Stake a gold mining claim – If you find a gold source, check with your state on how to stake a claim. Most states have not changed their mining laws since 1871, so it’s easier than people think.
Buy the right gold metal detector – All metal detectors will find gold but a gold metal detector is fine-tuned for top performance when it comes to finding gold. Do your homework because the more you spend, the better the gold detector will be. Some are made for deep seeking, some are made for finding small gold, and some are made for finding big gold. Pick the right gold metal detector for your needs and budget. The gold metal detector you choose will be the heart and soul of your adventure. Complete guide to metal detecting 2021.
METAL DETECTING FOR COINS
Always choose the right metal detector for you. There are many great coin metal detectors on the market and you should understand that the metal detector you choose will be one of the most important things you do.
When it comes to finding coins – it’s a good idea to research and think about where people may have dropped coins. Old places like ghost towns, parks, old abandoned buildings, even where a circus has been set up and left.
Pick the right coin metal detector – Always choose the right coin metal detector for your needs. There are many on the market but all metal detectors from brands to different models perform differently. Do your due diligence and pick the right one for you. You may want to research the depth that the metal detector can detect as well.
Research history – Are you searching in the right place? There are all kinds of legends and stories of outlaws burying the coins. There are also many stories of the old homesteads where the family’s buried their coins in the backyard. Think like a treasure hunter and track down those stories and locations. You may just hit the jackpot if you put the time into it.
Bring extra gear – Always bring extra batteries, car chargers if needed, digging tools and shovels, and an extra metal detector. Many unexpected things can happen while you are out in the field and there’s not a worse feeling than coming home empty handed because you didn’t plan for your trip. Think like a boy scout. Prepare for the best and the worst and in most cases, you will be in good hands.
Always dig up the target – When you are out in the field and it’s not a heavy trash area, dig up the target when it beeps. Metal detector alerts can get overwhelming when you are hunting in a heavily populated place but when you are out in the woods or desert and there’s not much sign of high traffic, dig it up. Don’t give up on your dig either. Use a good metal detector and pinpointer to locate the target. Trust me. You spent the time to plan and travel and now you are out in the field, don’t let a great discovery pass by you because you get a little impatient.
RIVER METAL DETECTING
You can find all kinds of artifacts, gold, relics, and so much more in the rivers with your metal detector. Water tends to move objects downstream and not everyone has a waterproof metal detector, so rivers can be a great place to search. Hunting places that no one else has done is important too. The quality of your metal detector is also important.
If someone has been in the area with a metal detector before you, with a metal detector that doesn’t perform as well as yours, there’s a good chance that they may have missed something that your metal detector will not. Keep that in mind when you are choosing the right metal detector for you.
Check the river bends, where the flow of the water slows down because sometimes objects can be found in those bends. Make sure that you have at least a waterproof coil, or better yet a waterproof metal detector so you can submerge the detector in the water in deeper areas.
Many people have found all kinds of treasures in the water. The possibilities are endless and most likely not played out in your area.
Another good tip is to do off trail hiking around a river bed. Try to go metal detecting to the hard to reach areas. Not everyone has the heart to work hard so if you do you may find something really great.
Magnet fisher is a great and growing hobby as well. You may want to look into that. Just another idea to make your scouting more fun and rewarding. Besides, adventure and excitement is what we are doing while we are out in the field. The treasure is just an added bonus! Find your adventure today and research your next move.
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BEST PLACES TO METAL DETECT
Where is the best place to go metal detecting? That’s a great question.
Think about a place that could have a treasure. Check your local urban legends and history. Don’t forget about the lost history of unspoken history as well. There’s a lot of lost history that is not mentioned in history books. Word of mouth is often key.
For example, when I hear a new story, I check all the sources I can. That’s including old timers that have lived in the area for a long time. Even better, an old timer family that has lived in the area for many generations. This is one of those times where you need to think beyond what others have thought before you. There’s plenty of wilderness out there that has not been explored or metal detecting.
Research, research, research. That is the key. Yes if you have a great and expensive metal detector, odds are your metal detector can find something that another metal detector couldn’t. This is a great technique to do, but if you do find an area that is hard to reach, not for the faint hearted people, then you may discover something great. You may find a place where you have to drive to, place your vehicle in 4-wheel drive until you can’t drive anymore, and continue on foot.
Now that would be a great place to start. Do your history and research. For example, a ghost town is a great location but in the highly traveled areas, there’s a good chance that many people have already been metal detecting there. What if you explore and metal detect off the beaten trail around that ghost town? Do you think you can find something that way that no one else has found?
What I’m trying to do is to get you to think as a professional treasure hunter. Many treasure hunters have found awesome treasures by exploring in an area that no one else has searched.
The next step is to make sure you are in an area that can possibly hold a hidden treasure. Remember, if it was easy, it probably has already been found. Think about what was buried, the story behind why they buried it, and where did they travel to hide it. Look for historical clues.
Most things that were valuable, were hidden with the idea to come back and retrieve their treasure. Most of the outlaws, Spanish and more, left clues to recover their treasure. Many people get turned around in the wilderness, even when you know the area well. This is why the building of rock monuments, carving symbols in trees and rocks have been treasure hunting clues for thousands of years. To learn more about historical treasure hunting, search and explore Treasures in America’s website and blog section. You’ll be glad you did. Complete Guide to Metal Detecting.
PLACES TO GO DETECT NEAR ME
One of the best ways to learn about good metal detecting places in your area is to join a local metal detecting groups on social media. Most of these groups are full of good people that really like to share their adventures with others. Many of them will help point you in the right direction.
Check your local history. Are you near a ghost town, civil war field, abandoned buildings, and/or local legends? That would be a great place to start. If you live near a beach, that will provide plenty of opportunities to metal detect too. Open your mind and think about where you live and what type of history you would like to pull out of the ground. There’s plenty of places in every state of America, I guarantee it. Read my other article “ The Best Guide To Treasure Hunting”. – Complete Gude To Metal Detecting
In that article, there is every state in America with treasure names and locations. That guide will help you in finding treasures in your state.
BEST PLACES TO USE A METAL DETECTOR
It depends on what you like doing and searching for. One person may think they know of the best places to metal detect while others may disagree. It’s all preference. You need to find what you like searching for and go from there. I have listed some ideas below to help get you started.
- Local Indian grounds
- Ghost towns
- Historically rumored hidden outlaw loot sites
- Historically rumored buried coin caches
- Lost historical structures
- Hidden ancient mines
- Ancient cultural settlement locations
- Spanish exploration areas
- Massacre sites
- Old military trails and camps
- Civil War grounds
- Historically rumored hidden Mobster caches
- Western gold mines
- Indian petroglyphs and pictographs
- Mining camps
- Gold prospecting
- Dark age treasures
- A beach
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BEST PLACE TO LOOK FOR GOLD WITH A METAL DETECTOR
The first thing you need to know is where the gold is. Don’t drive out in the middle of anywhere, hoping to find a source of gold. The mining records in every state have made this task easy for us in the modern day. Most of the old mining claims are on digital file records in the state you live.
The old miners did a lot of this work for us, so have many geologists. Not saying you may get lucky and find a new location but it would be a whole lot easier to be in an area that is baring gold.
Gold usually is present for a long stretch of land. If the old timers found gold in a specific area, chances are you may find a new area up the river, or canyon, maybe the canyon next to that one. Always be on the lookout when you are in places like that.
The old mine dumps can provide gold too. The old timers were good but with modern day technology and a good gold detector, you may find the gold that they missed in those rock piles they tossed away.
Never pass up a good opportunity to search for gold. If you are in the right area that gold has been found, even if you only have a few minutes, take out your gold metal detector and scan the area. Here’s another tip, if you can’t finish detecting an area because you don’t have enough time or the area is too big, do metal detecting in a grid pattern.
That way you can try to remember what you have already detected and picked up where you left off the next time you revisit the same area.
BEST PLACES TO FIND TREASURE WITH A METAL DETECTOR
Treasures in America’s team has over 100 years of combined experience in historical treasure hunting. The team has visited many famous treasure sites and hunted down clues to treasures that have been talked about for hundreds of years. If you read their treasure blogs, they leave you quite a good idea of where to start and what to look for.
They are one of the leading treasure hunting groups in North America. They have designed their business and group for newcomers and people that would like to get involved. If you think treasure hunting is for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of their team members. Treasures in America are all over the web and social media. All you have to do is search for them in a Google search or your favorite social media platform.
I have left some links below to make it easier for you. They also have a treasure hunting membership that you can join so you can get started on your treasure hunt today.
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BEST METAL DETECTORS OF 2021
The best metal detectors of 2021 can be different for everyone. Some people think theirs is the best while others may disagree. Treasures in America is one of the largest online metal detecting stores in the United States so we are going to take the most popular metal detectors by demand. The metal detectors listed below are the top-rated and most sold in the world. Complete Guide to Metal Detecting 2021.
BEST BEGINNER METAL DETECTORS OF 2021
Minelab Vanquish 440 – $279.00
The Minelab Vanquish 440 was built for the detectorist looking to step up their game. Armed with Multi-IQ technology, waterproof V10 coil, and audio control, the 440 also features pinpoint mode. Minelab’s new VANQUISH offers uncompromising performance — and it won’t break the bank. Simple yet powerful, it’s perfect for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. With ground-breaking Multi-IQ technology, multiple Find Modes, lightweight collapsible design, and much more this is the detector you’ve been waiting for.
Garrett Ace 400 – $339.96
The Garrett ACE 400 is a Garrett Metal Detector that includes advanced features like Iron Audio, Digital Target ID, and Frequency Adjust to help you dig more treasure and less trash. Eliminate or minimize interference caused by electrical sources or from other metal detectors (such as at crowded club hunts, rallies). Iron Audio allows you to hear discriminated iron (normally silenced) to avoid digging undesired flat iron targets such as bottle caps or washers.
Fisher F11 DD – $199.00
The time is now to purchase the Fisher F11 DD 11″ inch coil for all beginners and youth. Even an experienced detectorist can agree that the Fisher F11 is a great metal detector and will keep up with its competitors. This product has been a hot ticket to sale and many customers have told Treasures in America how much they really like it. Fisher metal detectors have been around since the 1930s and they have mastered the art of designing great detectors at a great price.
BEST INTERMEDIATE METAL DETECTORS OF 2021
Minelab Equinox 800 – $949.00
With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the Minelab EQUINOX 800 redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go! With the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 kHz., Wireless audio accessories, and Advanced settings, the Minelab EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility.
Fisher F75 – $649.00
Fisher F75 with Boost Mode Metal Detector with F-Pulse Pinpointer, The Digger Digging Tool, Two-Year Transferable Warranty Coupon, 11″ DD Waterproof Search Coil, Batteries, and a Five-Year Warranty. This lightweight detector is the most versatile high-performance detector ever made! The Fisher F75 with Boost ModeIt is the industry’s premier relic hunting and ultimate multi-purpose metal detector. Ideal for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Beach Hunting, and Gold Prospecting.
Garrett AT Max – $722.45
The Garrett AT Max is a powerful, professional metal detector. This all-terrain metal detector is one of the best from trusted brand Garrett. The Garrett AT Max is our most versatile, all-terrain metal detector. An advanced VLF metal detector, it has increased detection depth, built-in wireless technology to connect headphones, and more. With Z-Lynk Wireless Technology, the Garrett AT Max can wirelessly connect to your headphones, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of cords. This technology automatically pairs with your headphones and it is 6 times faster than Bluetooth.
BEST PROFESSIONAL METAL DETECTORS OF 2021
Minelab GPZ 7000 – $7999.00
The Minelab GPZ 7000 could possibly be the best gold metal detector in the world. Prospecting for gold has been an All-American dream for over 150 years now. The opportunity to make that next big discovery can make anyone head for the hills to uncover their dreams. Whether you’re looking to dig in an old mine dump to prospecting in the river, Minelab has thought of it all. Some gold detectors are designed to look for bigger gold nuggets while some are more for smaller gold pieces. The Minelab GPZ 7000 was born to have one metal detector to dominate all gold detectors and reduce the need to have multiple gold detectors in the field. Not only will it outperform other detectors with its functions and options, but it also detects gold and other objects up to 40% deeper in the ground from its competitors. Below you will find extensive information, videos, and more about this powerful detector.
Nokta Jeohunter 3D Dual System – $3,315.00
The Nokta Jeohunter 3D Dual System is designed and manufactured using the latest technologies. This system is the World’s most advanced detector for locating precious metals and detecting hidden cavities. Jeohunter 3D Dual System is a deep penetrating detector. The system uses advanced discrimination to accurately classify metal targets in to four groups: Gold, Non-ferrous, Steel, and Iron. In addition to accurately detecting and analyzing metal objects, Jeohunter 3D Dual System is also capable of detecting cavities underground like caves, cellars, tunnels, shelters, and graves in real-time. Jeohunter 3D Dual System is the most advanced graphical imaging system, capable of drawing 2D signal graphs of detected targets in real-time. The multifunctional search and detection features allow the user to search comfortably even in very highly mineralized ground conditions.
Garrett ATX Deepseeker – $2,546.56
After many years of metal detecting, I have come to realize that you need a pulse induction machine and that’s why the Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package was designed! Not only will this machine detect metals in the ground deeper, but it will also help with hard soils and situations that a traditional metal detector may have a difficult time with. The Garrett ATX Deepseeker Package is a top seller for Garrett and Garrett Metal Detectors are known as some of the best on the market so if this detector is within your budget, then this may just be the metal detector for you. Extremely sensitive to tiny gold. Extends depth in the most extreme mineralized soils. No need to switch modes to enhance the detection of one target while degrading another. Wide range to ground balance from saltwater to heavily mineralized ground (ironstone) without switching to special modes.
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METAL DETECTING GEAR
The right metal detector for you depends on what you’re looking for, where you’re searching, and your budget. Generally speaking, we recommend you buy the best metal detector within your price range to make the most of this fun new hobby. Luckily, Treasures in America offers a range of metal detectors to fit any budget.
Consider how and where you plan to use your metal detector when you’re making your decision. If you plan to share this metal detector with the kids, be sure to get one light enough for them to carry. The same goes for long hikes – you don’t want to lug around a heavy metal detector if you’re walking for miles over rough terrain. If you want to use a detector over a river or in the shallow waters on the beach, get an underwater detector.
Some metal detectors are made specifically for certain types of metal, like gold metal detectors for example. If you’re hunting for gold, get a metal detector designed for gold to improve your success! If you’re looking for anything, get a less specific model that detects all metals.
Need help choosing the best fit? Our team of treasure hunting experts will gladly assist you in finding the best metal detector for your needs. – Complete guide to metal detecting 2021.
METAL DETECTING EQUIPMENT
If you’re looking for a new hobby, look no further. Metal detecting is engaging, fun, and exciting. It gets you outdoors and helps you explore your local area and beyond.
Whether you’re treasure hunting for fun, as a collector, or to make some money on the side, you won’t be able to stop! There’s nothing more exciting than your first find, and you’ll be surprised what you can find out there! Enjoy the hunt and find rare, even valuable items like jewelry, gold, and much more. Even if you don’t find anything valuable, the fun is in the hunt itself!
Metal detecting is a great hobby for children and adults, so it can be a fun activity for the whole family. Explore your own backyard, search the woods, the beach – there’s no end to the list of locations you can check out with your metal detector. You never know what you’ll find, but you’re sure to have a great time searching.
METAL DETECTOR PINPOINTERS
Pinpointers are smaller, more targeted metal detectors. These handheld metal detectors help you laser in on your target, so you have a more accurate idea of where to dig. Quality pinpointers have similar features to full-scale metal detectors, like adjustable sensitivity, frequency, an audio indication, and more. Pinpointers are used to detect metals on a smaller, closer scale.
Here are some of the top pinpointers sold in 2021
Minelab Pro-Find 35 – $129.00
A Pro-Find series pinpointer is an essential part of your metal detecting toolkit. The Minelab Pro-Find 35 pinpointer can help accurately find treasures in small holes, crevices, and tight spaces where a normal metal detector coil cannot fit. This results in smaller holes, less environmental disruption from digging, and faster target recovery time.
Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk – $ 127.46
The Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk is Garrett’s number 1 top-selling pinpointer. With the Lynk technology, you can connect your AT pinpointer to any Garrett metal detector that has the wireless Lynk option. To learn more about this product, please scroll down to see more. If you have any questions, reach out to our customer service department and we will be happy yo help outfit you with the right equipment that fits your needs and budget.
XP Metal Detectors MI-6 – $159.00
The new MI-6 Pinpointer has a wide range of innovative features compared to other products in today’s market. There are a few more functions and technology from the MI-4 pinpointer. The audio signal is transmitted directly to the DEUS. Interference suppression system between MI-6 / DEUS.
METAL DETECTING SCOOPS
You need to consider your budget but it’s also a good idea to consider comfort and longevity. The long-handle sand scoop was designed to stop the continuous bending over and for when you’re in the water. The metal handle and stainless-steel scoops will last longer than the plastic scoops. If you have any questions just reach out to our team and we’ll help you with the best possibilities that fit you. There are three different types of materials used for metal detecting sand scoops. The cheapest one is plastic. Then you have your metal and stainless steel. When it comes to sizes and length you will find the small hand scoop, then you have the scoop with a handle, and then there’s the long-handle sand scoop.
METAL DETECTING SHOVELS
Once your metal detector finds a potential treasure underground, you’ll need the proper tools to dig it up! That’s where metal detecting shovels and scoops come in. These digging tools are made specifically for treasure hunters and metal detectorists, so they’ll get the job done faster and better than a standard shovel. Treasures in America provides the best options when it comes to shovels and scoops for metal detecting. We have a wide variety of shovels, scoops, diggers, and more to help you uncover your next treasure! At Treasures in America, we provide the best treasure hunting equipment at the best value, so you can find the metal detecting shovels you need at competitive and affordable prices.
METAL DETECTING TOOLS
Make the most of your treasure hunting adventures with the proper metal detector parts and accessories! There are various metal detecting accessories that can make it easier to find hidden treasures, and we offer spare parts to enhance, fix, or update your metal detecting equipment. Treasures in America offers metal detector tools that can help you uncover hidden treasure faster, make your treasure hunting experience easier and more fun, and that simply enhance the performance of your metal detector! If you’re serious about treasure hunting, these parts and accessories will take you to the next level.
Not sure which metal detector accessories you need? Treasures in America is run by a team of treasure hunting experts and enthusiasts, so we’d be happy to help you find the parts and tools best suited for your needs.
METAL DETECTING DIGGING TOOLS
When you’re choosing a metal detecting shovel, there are a few factors to think about. Consider the following before you buy your metal detecting digging tools.
Where are you digging for treasures? If you primarily hunt on the sandy ground like the beach or desert, you’ll need a different kind of shovel than someone digging through packed, wet earth or rocky ground.
Consider the areas where you plan to go treasure hunting when purchasing digging tools. Your shovel needs to be sturdy enough to dig through whatever type of soil you plan to hunt near. Factors like vegetation, roots, type of soil, weather, and more should come into play. There are some versatile tools that will work on a variety of surfaces if you’re unsure.
Also, consider the location of where you’re digging. If you’re deep in the woods, it doesn’t matter much if you make a mess during your dig. If you’re in a park, however, people may be upset if you dig a huge, messy hole. Those digging in public may choose a smaller, more accurate digging tool to do less damage.
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METAL DETECTING ACCESSORIES
There Are many different metal detector accessories, all of them are an important key to a successful treasure hunt. Below is a list of different types of metal detecting accessories that you should consider purchasing and taking with you on every hunt. This complete guide to metal detecting will help you choose the right detector and accessories for you.
Search coils are the most vital part of your metal detector. Metal detector coils are the part of the device that actually detects metal beneath the ground. Search coils come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and types. Treasures in America offers a wide range of metal detector coils, so our customers can find the parts they need. There are different types, sizes, and shapes of metal detector coils.
The most common types of search coils are concentric search coils, mono search coils, double D search coils, and imaging search coils. Concentric coils are the most common metal detector coils. They consist of two circular coils, one inside the other. The outside coil transmits the electric current, and the inside coil receives the response. Concentric coils are versatile and work well when detecting metals, as they have a symmetrical and balanced field.
Mono search coils are not quite as common, as they are only used on pulse induction metal detectors.
These have both the receiver and transmitter on one coil. Mono coils have improved depth and sensitivity, but don’t work as well in mineralized areas that require better differentiation. Double D search coils are shaped like two back-to-back D’s, and they are good for use in areas with heavily mineralized soils. The shape of this coil gives it better ground canceling capabilities, so there is reduced interference from ground signals. DD coils are often used for relic metal detecting. Complete guide to metal detecting 2021.
METAL DETECTOR BAGS
Hold and store all of your metal detecting gear in the proper metal detector carry bags. There are metal detector bags as well as bags and cases for a variety of other treasure hunting tools. A metal detector is an investment, so it’s important to take care of it. A metal detector carry bag can make it easier to carry and travel with your metal detector, and it’s a safe way to store your detector when you’re not using it. Keep and carry your metal detector safely in a carry bag.
Treasures in America provides carry bags from different brands to fit assorted metal detectors. We also offer bags, cases, and pouches for other tools. Whether you need a carry bag for your metal detector, a sheath, holster, or apron for smaller tools, or a backpack to store everything, Treasures in America has the metal detector bags you’ll need to go out on your next treasure hunting adventure.
METAL DETECTOR HEADPHONES
Never miss an alert with a pair of metal detector headphones! When you’re treasure hunting in busy or loud areas, the last thing you want is to miss a beep and walk away from a great find. With a good pair of metal detecting headphones, you’ll hear every alert loud and clear, so you don’t miss out on any hidden treasures. Treasures in America offers a variety of the best headphones, so you’re sure to find a great pair. Our team of expert treasure hunting enthusiasts can help you find the right pair for your needs or recommend their favorite products. Check out the best metal detector headphones here on Treasures in America!
METAL DETECTING APPAREL
Do you want to wear your favorite brand while you are out swinging your metal detector? Feel proud of your favorite brand and show off what your passion is. Treasures in America is the fastest growing metal detecting online store in America and we carry tons of metal detecting apparel. We carry all the major brands and you can choose from hats, t-shirts, hoodies, and much more. If you don’t see what you are looking for, let us know. We will help you find what it is that you need.
METAL DETECTING BOOKS
A good researcher not only explores the field but spends many hours on research and reading books about treasure hunting and metal detecting. If you want to learn how to be a treasure hunter, there are many books about lost treasure sites, how to learn treasure symbols, and much more. If you are new to metal detecting, there are many good books that teach you the ins’ and outs’ of basic detecting. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it here at Treasures in America.
What Kind Of Books Are Good To Read?
I would ask yourself, are you into prospecting, metal detecting, or historical treasure hunting? Those are going to be the top topics and will determine which category of books you want to look at. If you are into treasure hunting, and you are new, you should look at books that have How-Tos. The same goes with prospecting and metal detecting, are you a beginner, or are you an advanced person? If you need help in making your decision, reach out to us and we’ll help you out.
How Many Books Should I Read?
This is a tough question because it depends on you. I have been a historical treasure hunter for over two decades now and I have a collection of books that fill up a bookshelf. I have books on many different topics. Prospecting, symbols, treasure sites, how to metal detect, and many more. I believe that you can never read too much or have too many books. Books are knowledge and knowledge will only make you better at your hobby.
METAL DETECTING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER
It’s not just a metal detector, it’s a lifestyle
Since 2015, many achievements and goals have followed with Treasures in America’s Metal Detectors and one thing remains in the company’s foundation; trust, integrity, quality, and passion. When the Treasures in America chairmen wrote the business plan, we knew that we only wanted to sell top-quality products and services. With the company’s 100 years of combined experience, Treasures in America is proud to say they only sell equipment that they believe to be the best products and brands and ones that we use in the field. After 2 years of development and creation, Treasures in America now has one of the best looking and easiest functioning metal detecting online stores out there.
There was a lot of thought and creation that went into every detail. From the company’s logo and color theme, the search engine, and category designs, to every manufacture account and product located on the website. December 16th, 2019 was the official date that Treasures in America soft-opened its doors to the public and even with the economic stress for American business, Treasures in America is happy to say that we are one of the fastest-growing metal detecting online stores in America. There are many more plans in the company’s agenda and more of that will be released as time goes on, but for now, Treasures in America would like to highlight its strengths and invite everyone to visit our online store and see for themselves. – Complete Guide to Metal Detecting.
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METAL DETECTING SECRETS
Here’s the best metal detecting secret that you’ll ever hear, have fun and enjoy your hobby! It does not matter if you don’t have the best metal detector. Don’t feel let down when you see someone make a post on social media with a great discovery and you came home empty handed that day.
The adventure is in getting outdoors and spending quality time with your friends and family. It’s also learning something new and planning for that next trip on the weekend when you are at work all week. Do not let things get you down. Stay focused on the adventure and everything will be just fine.
“The greatest treasure I have found in life is feeling alive. That is what treasure hunting and metal detecting have done for me. I spend most of my time planning my next trip and learning all the information I can about the treasure we are hunting for. I have made some awesome friends and I have involved my family in a new hobby. What’s my greatest treasure? Family, friends, passion, and drive. I have never come home empty-handed after a hunt.” said Timothy C Draper, Historical Treasure Hunter, Founder and CEO of Treasures in America
METAL DETECTING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
STATE & COUNTY LAWS AND CODE OF ETHICS WHEN TREASURE HUNTING
It doesn’t matter what state you live in, Delaware, Wisconsin, Florida, every state and county is different when it comes to treasure hunting and metal detecting laws. You will want to check online or make a few phone calls to make sure you abide by the laws of your area. I will give you one hint on this, private property does have laws you have to abide by. If you can find treasure on your property or someone else’s (by permission), you are set!
This is one thing that I hope to change in my lifetime. I would like to work with you and go to our congress and politicians and change the way treasure hunting permits are received. Many treasure hunters apply for permits and get denied. This leads to looting and illegal treasure hunts and much of the history and records are never known by professionals.
I feel that if permits were given out more often to responsible and experienced treasure hunters, the treasure hunters can share their knowledge and discoveries with archeologists and anthropologists and that lost history could be examined and documented. Please do your research and treasure hunt and metal detection the right way.
Some states are much stricter than others. If you live in states like Florida, Texas, Oregon, Oklahoma, please search for your local laws. Treasure hunting laws are very important and if you don’t abide by them, you can go to Federal Prison for a very long time. I like to work with my local law so I can learn the ins and outs.
If you would like to join the fight in making your state easier to obtain a treasure hunting permit, reach out to me. I feel that I will be fighting the limitations for the rest of my life. I plan on making this a political issue because I feel that things can be better for treasure hunters and the treasure hunting laws and regulations. Always, always follow the laws. Complete guide to metal detecting 2021. Complete Guide to Metal Detecting
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METAL DETECTING QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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Q: Best metal detector for the money?
A: I can say this, the Fisher Gold Bug 2 was very popular in 2020. Treasures in America sold more of those than any other metal detector in the year 2020.
Q: Best all round metal detector?
Q: Best metal detector for gold?
A: Hands down it’s the Minelab GPZ 7000. There are many other great gold detectors as well.
Q: What is a good metal detector?
A: I would say pick the metal detector that fits your needs that is within your budget.
Q: Best metal detector for the price?
Q: High End Metal Detector?
A: Take a look at Treasures in America “Top Tear” metal detectors. There you will find the best of the best.
Q: Quality metal detector?
A: I would stick to the main brands like Bounty Hunter, Fisher, Garrett, Nokta, XP Metal Detectors, & Teknetics. You’ll be in good hands with those manufacturers.
Q: Who makes the best metal detector?
A: Treasures in America appreciates all the major metal detecting brands on the market but if we had to pick, we would say Minelab for performance, style, & functions.
Q: Types of metal detectors?
A: Here are some categories to look at. Coin detectors, advanced detectors, treasure detectors, relic detectors, underwater detectors, beginner detectors, kids detectors, gold detectors, & beach detectors.
Q: Metal detecting shows?
A: The best way to find metal detecting shows and events in America is to watch for the manufactures announcements and social media. There’s quite a few every year, all over North America.
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Complete Guide To Metal Detecting – 2021
Written by Timothy C Draper – Historical Treasure Hunter | Founder and CEO of Treasures in America
Edited by Brenda Dopp
This Complete Guide to Metal Detecting is a bible for metal detectorists alike. Thank you for reading.
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