All the Great Metal Detecting Caches Haven’t Been Found!

It seems like our world gets smaller every day. Centuries ago, our world was filled with mysteries and exotic places most people had never seen and had only read about in books.

With each passing decade, our world has become more familiar to us. We can see images from anywhere in the world simply by logging onto our computers.

The air of mystery surrounding this planet has begun to vanish. We know so much more about the earth than we ever did before.

It can sometimes seem like all the great discoveries have already been made.

But in metal detecting, we’ve barely scratched the surface regarding the amazing treasures and historical artifacts that have been buried and hidden by the earth. Continue reading

Conquering Your Fear of Metal Detecting in Public

Metal detecting may be your favorite hobby, but not everyone understands the appeal. Knowing that some people may be laughing at you can suck some of the enjoyment out of metal detecting. If you’re a beginner and your fear of public ridicule is strong enough, it may be enough to keep your hunts confined to the safety of your own backyard.

Gray Ghost HeadphonesBut if you’re wondering if you’ll ever muster up the courage for a public hunt, don’t worry. With a few tips, you’ll be waving your detector at your local park in no time. Continue reading

Pulse Induction Vs VLF!

When you’re looking at purchasing a metal detector, you’re going to notice right off the bat that you need to decide between a pulse induction metal detector and a very low frequency, or VLF, metal detector.

What’s the difference? And how do you know which one you should choose?

Advantages of a VLF Detector

VLF detectors are the preferred choice for most hobbyist detectorists. They are extremely versatile and they have great discrimination capabilities.

Let’s look at some of the biggest benefits of using VLF detectors and which locations they really shine in. Continue reading

Finding Gold In The 21st Century!

Let me help you dig up your best chances for finding gold (sorry I couldn’t resist).

It’s been more than 160 years since the Gold Rush ended in the U.S. But our fascination with gold didn’t end with that time period.

Today’s society is just as excited by the lure of gold as our ancestors were. It remains a hot commodity that people can’t get enough of.

Because so much gold has already been found in our country, you might be tempted to believe that there’s not much left. Continue reading

Finding a Cache for Some Serious Cash

It’s every detectorist’s dream – you want to find the motherlode, the biggest cache the world has even seen. In reality, most of us won’t find that elusive cache, but it doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

That’s the beauty of metal detecting – any day might be the day you find something amazing.

If you want to find a cache, but you have no idea where to begin, here are some pointers to get you on your way. Continue reading

Tips for Metal Detecting in a Park!

If you’re looking for an excellent location to use your metal detector, you should head to the nearest park. You’ll always want to check if it’s okay to dig there, but if it is, you’ll find lots of great signals while you’re there.

The key rule to metal detecting is that you want to go where the people are. Because parks are popular with every age group, they are the hotspots in their communities. And if it’s an older park, you stand a great chance of finding all kinds of things, both modern and decades old.

But when you’re hunting in a park, there’s a few things you’ll want to remember. Continue reading

Taking Your Metal Detecting Hunt Under Water!

If you’re a detectorist who lives near a coast, you’re lucky. You have access to some of the greatest places to metal detect.

Beaches are an amazing place to find coins and rings that people have dropped, but getting into the water to hunt can offer even greater finds.

You don’t have to suit up with scuba gear to find quality targets in the water – although you certainly can if you want to. There are several affordable detectors that can be submerged up to 100 feet.

But if you’re not comfortable going too deep, you can slap on some snorkel gear and stay in shallow water. Even at that depth you have the potential to find modern-day treasures or some long-submerged shipwreck treasure. Continue reading

Going Coastal with Your Metal Detector

All valuable or historically significant metal detecting finds are great, but there’s something special about the prospect of finding coins from a shipwreck or locating old pirate booty. That’s the Holy Grail of metal detecting for many detectorists.

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Outhouse Digs – A Treasure Trove in an Unlikely Spot!

Outhouse digs don’t sound glamorous, and trust me, they’re not. But if you can get over the idea you’re digging in a spot where people used to do their business, you stand to find some great items.

Former outhouse sites can be found on the property of almost any old home or former school building. You’ll find them a little way from the house or structure, but not too far away – the occupants didn’t want the smell too close to the house, but they didn’t want to have to hike far to use the outhouse either. Continue reading

Tips For New Detectorists!

New detectorists; here’s how to avoid junk in the trunk. You’ve done the research, ordered your metal detector, and now you’re ready to begin your quest to find treasure beyond your wildest dreams.

But before you head out, hit the pause button for a second, newbie. Don’t go out into the field with unrealistic expectations. Instead, learn from my first hunt mishaps.

I was over-the-top excited because I had wanted a metal detector for years before I finally bit the bullet and purchased one. So excited to be finally realizing my dream. Continue reading