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Metal Detecting for Silver and Gold

By Edited Jul 17, 2014 4 18

Treasure Hunting

Just Below the Surface

Walks on the beach can be exhilarating. Exercise is a wonderful thing. A mile up and back on a sandy shore can be very beneficial to your health. Taking along a metal detector can add the fun and excitement of a treasure hunt to every walk.

Metal detectors today come in a variety of price ranges. The price you pay will be directly related to how much the machine has to offer. Basic units can be purchased for a couple of hundred dollars and these units are equipped with discriminating capabilities that will only alert the user when they run over a metal that's been allowed, like gold or silver. Junk metal, will not show up.

Using a Metal Detector
As the price goes up, the quality of the machine will also go up. The features get a lot more sophisticated. Some machines can run several thousand dollars, or more, and they will show you exactly what's in the ground with a picture on a flat screen.

Your metal detector will show you a gold ring, a silver ring, a coin, or a beer cap, all in the form of different icons. It will also tell you exactly how deep the item is. It will pinpoint the location of the item, down to a 2 inch circumference and this will minimize digging.

Multi frequency machines are available now. These are said to be the "cream of the crop" by enthusiasts. Limiting digging to only treasures and eliminating "junk digs" saves a lot of time and will allow you to search a great deal larger area, in the same amount of time.

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Where To Hunt For Treasure With Your New Metal Detector

Where to hunt is the next question the new metal detector owner will have to answer. Historical maps and other documents that can be found on-line or at your local library can identify old stores or trading posts.

Another good locale would be an area that hosted carnivals or a circus. These venues used coins for most of their attractions and the children of the day surely dropped plenty. Researching your home town is a good start and, when that runs out of opportunity, go to neighboring towns.

If you live in an area where historical battles took place, old musket balls and even cannon balls can be found. Military belt buckles and medals may also be found on this type of treasure hunt.

Basically the spots you search will differ according to your town's geographical history. Some areas were just settled earlier then others.

Take advantage of older schools, as well as noted wagon trails. Some of today's roads started out as dirt trails. These old trails would see horse and buggies and even covered wagons. Searching along the sides of these ancient paths, can sometimes produce coins and artifacts from the roads original era.

No matter where you end up searching with your new metal detector, your journey will be filled with the excitement that comes with unearthing treasures from the past.

Finding out just who walked that ground before you and what they were doing is all possible with a good metal detector.

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Apr 27, 2011 11:12pm
This really sounds like fun. Neat article!
Apr 27, 2011 11:38pm
Thanks Aguy it is relaxing and exciting at the same time. Thanks for the visit.
May 10, 2011 4:29pm
very nice article learn a lot thanks
May 10, 2011 4:33pm
Lots of treasure just waiting to be found, thanks for coming by.
May 11, 2011 12:57pm
You are a beautiful wordsmith.
May 11, 2011 7:02pm
And you are too kind. Thanks I'm glad you liked it.
May 12, 2011 3:34pm
I enjoyed your article! Having the screen to tell what you found before you dig would be handy. Getting excited about unearthing a beer cap would be such a let down.
May 12, 2011 6:57pm
So true. I've had both kinds over the years and the descriminating feature is something you would not want to forgo as it is a huge waste of time. Thanks for taking a look!!
Aug 30, 2011 5:22am
Metal detecting is a fun hobby. Very nice article.
Aug 30, 2011 5:32am
Thanks Sullysee, lot's of treasure out there just waiting.
Aug 30, 2011 8:25pm
I hope to find treasure in our place... hehe
Aug 30, 2011 8:41pm
Good luck friend. Thanks for coming by.
Sep 8, 2011 12:18am
Great information about metal detectors. I had only a little knowledge about them before reading this article. Thanks for sharing.
Sep 8, 2011 1:00am
your very welcome and thank you for the visit
Feb 8, 2012 1:53am
Feb 8, 2012 9:03am
Glad you liked it sultanarzari.
Feb 8, 2012 8:51am
Now should start looking how much these detectors cost.
Thanks for a very well-written informative piece.
Feb 8, 2012 9:02am
Thanks mystique,

I'm working on the research for an entire series on these item's thanks for the bump it's slow going lately.
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