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Is Metal Detecting On Beaches The Best Place To Prospect?


Metal detecting has become a serious desire for many people. In fact, many people plan their off time around efforts to get the best spots for their hobby at the right time of the year. Some detectorsists feel they are modern day treasure hunters. Many experienced detectors as themselves is metal detecting on beaches the best place to prospect? For many of them the answer is yes.

Prospecting in public areas are constantly great locations because items are continuously dropping from pockets waiting for someone to come along and pick them up. Certainly bad news for the people that lost the items no doubt, but opportunity for the treasure hunters. These treasures are generally hidden just out of sight in grass or sand waiting for the lucky person to find them.

Some of the better spots for detecting are public places such as parks with beaches. Especially after a holiday weekend. You may even have luck in grass covered parking areas once everyone has gone home. Most detectors feel that metal detecting on beaches is the best place to treasure hunt.

One important thing to remember is that with beaches, come water. And while the water associates people and there are great finds to be had in the water, do not go in the water with your metal detector unless yours has been specially designed to be used in the water, or it may very well be the last time you use it. The water, especially salt water, will eat it up and corrode the systems in your detector so that it will be good for nothing afterwards.

Metal detecting on beaches can be quite scientific as well as you can develop an appreciation of how nature works. All beaches have a spot that items tend to gravitate to. It is in your best interest to be able to look at a particular site and figure out where the sweet spot is.

This will be determined by a few factors. One is where people generally generally conjugate at the particular beach you are at? This will be the spot you want to go to once everyone has gone home for the day. But what about things that have been there for a longer time? These things will collect in areas that the soil gravitates to. This is generally a low spot in the landscape but it could be dry, wet, bare or grass covered. As the ground vibrates and moves all the ground moves in this direction. Think of it as a drain in your bath tubs, all the water runs to the drain, the soil under out feet acts very much the same, but at a beach it is much quicker as the soil is loose and moves much more fluently. The high water content in the ground significantly helps this factor.

Do you have some new ideas for metal detecting on beaches now? So what are you waiting for?

Source by A. Rodriguez