What Equipment You’ll Need for River Treasure Hunting!

While most detectorists are well aware of the riches they can find while hunting along the coastlines, a lesser known place to look for treasure is along the shores of rivers and even in the rivers.

Hunting for treasure in rivers isn’t for the faint of heart though. You’ll encounter a lot of obstacles in your hunt and you’ll uncover a lot of junk. Let’s look at the equipment you’ll need to get started.

Metal Detector

A metal detector isn’t mandatory equipment for river hunting, you can do it without one. I personally always prefer to have a detector with me when I’m doing river hunts. It can help you narrow in on areas that have a lot of signals. Continue reading

Minelab Excalibur 2 Metal Detector


My Minelab Excalibur 2 with hip mount.

If you want to take a metal detecting adventure underwater, on wet sand, or shallow water, the Minelab Excalibur 2 Metal Detector can help you in your treasure hunting because of its completely waterproof system and really cool features that takes digging for gold, silver, relics, and coins to a deeper level (pun intended).

This waterproof metal detector is a top end machine, meaning it’s not cheap and it works very well for it’s intended purpose, which is metal detecting beaches and underwater.

It does have some weaknesses which I’ll discuss in a moment, but lets star here: Continue reading