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Tips To Find The Right Metal Detecting Place

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:13 Written by  Published in Metal Detecting Blog
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Tips To Find The Right Metal Detecting Place

Metal detecting as a hobby can turn out to be really fruitful if you know the right location to go for hunting.

Buying a top metal detector is not enough. You need to have knowledge about the location where there are chances of getting the treasure you are hunting for. Among the many metal detecting tips that you might be looking out for before going for treasure hunting, make sure you check out the tips which will help you to find the right place for your metal detecting. To assist you with your hobby, here are some useful tips which will help you find the right location before you go out searching with your metal detectors.

  • Research Properly

 Like every other new thing, it is necessary to do a thorough research before you start your work. If you know the places according to your requirements, it will save your time as well as effort. You can add to your collection the specific items that you want. You can check from any historical society or any local library to know more about that particular area. You can also get in touch with elders of that locality. A site which is ancient, chances are high that you might get some treasure from that site.

  • Locations for Detecting Gold

If you want to search for gold pieces, you must collect information about any location which has got a similar history. Chances are there that you might find a piece or two in such places where gold had been found in the past. Some of the likely places include old diggings, slopes or dumps of old reef mines, dry areas, streams of water, goldmine sites, and many other places.

  • Locations for Treasure Hunting

If you are keen on collecting any kind of item including coins, jewelry, relics, etc, you will find a varied area for searching. Starting from your own backyard to playgrounds, the options are many. Some of the areas where you can carry out searching with a top metal detector include battlefields, ancient town sites, camping grounds, public buildings, old homes, racecourses, beaches, pastures and many other areas.

  • Factors influencing Depth of Detection

Apart from knowledge about probable locations, you must also know about the factors that influence the depth of detection of metals in these places. When handling metal detectors, you must know how deep they can go. The depth depends on factors like ground mineralization, orientation, shape, size, material of the target. Detection of a target in a ground with low mineralization will be deeper than a high mineralized one. A target lying horizontally will require deep penetration than a vertical one. Depth of detection is more for larger items. Similarly items having circular shapes are detected at a greater depth than items which have long thin shapes. Metals with high conductivity can be detected deeper than lower ones.

Once you follow these metal detecting tips for finding the right place, you can go for your treasure hunting without any difficulty.

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Ed Huffman

Ed Huffman is an Expert Metal Detectorist with years of experience and extensive training with Metal Detectors. Ed has gained years of experience and knowledge while hunting for artifacts/relics by learning effective researching and hunting methods from his own hunts, experts and Archaeologists. Ed also has a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and is currently working on his Masters Degree in Archaeology from the University of Leicester in England. He has researched and recovered artifacts/relics throughout the United States and hopes to recover artifacts throughout the world someday! The majority of his recovered artifacts/relics he has in his personal collection or has donated to Museums, Private Collectors and Businesses.

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