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Metal Detecting Tips: Where to Treasure Hunt
When metal detecting or coin shooting, most of us dream that we will discover real treasurers like old coins and jewelry. Having the right metal detecting tools are invaluable. Along with a good metal detector, necessary tools include a digging tool, shovel, sand scoop, collection containers and other accessories.
Good sites for metal detection are areas that have potential for great reward. But where do you find those places that haven’t already been over hunted? A good place to start is any area populated by large crowds, such as parks, fairs or fishing spots. Areas damaged by flood, fire or other natural disasters have even more potential for finding treasures. Industrial areas, mining or lumber areas could also be good for treasure hunting.
Here are more ideas for metal detecting:
– City parks
– Old churches, old schools, old barns or outbuildings
– Roadside rest areas or other picnic areas
– Under seaside boardwalks
– Canal paths
– Areas around fishing or skating ponds
– Ghost towns
– Hiking trails
– Around bridges or waterfalls
– Areas around historical markers
– Abandoned buildings, but only treasure hunt around the exterior and do not enter buildings.
Although areas around flea markets, amusement parks or abandoned cemeteries are good for metal detecting, it may be difficult to get permission from the property owners. Some properties are protected by state or federal government regulations.
Even if you think a location has been over-hunted, try metal detecting after a big rain. When the ground is wet, it has more conductivity and you may find deeper items. Additionally, the ground can shift after thawing following a hard winter which may help you discover any treasures there.
Common courtesy should be shown at all times. There are certain things you should do to make sure you leave a good impression. If you don’t, you may not be allowed to treasure hunt there anymore. Show respect for the environment. Always cover the holes you dig. Don’t leave any trash you dig up; take it with you. Get permission from the property owner when necessary.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find real treasure every time you go treasure hunting. Even the best metal detectors come up empty occasionally. You may go home empty-handed this time, but the real fun and excitement of metal detecting is not knowing what you will dig up next time.