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Metal Detecting Tips

Much needed information helpful to anyone interested in metal detecting.

Helpful Metal Detecting Accessories

Universal Rapid Battery Charger Stop wasting so much $$$ on batteries! Yes, even those throwaway alkaline batteries! It charges AA, AAA, C, D, N, 9V, Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride), Ni-CD (Nickel Cadmium), RAM (Rechargeable Alkaline Manganese) and even Alkaline (previously Non-Rechargeable) batteries. Now you can save money spent on single use batteries by actually re-charging … Continue reading »

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Winter beach metal detecting – the chills and thrills!

  Winter can sure be a tough time for many of us that metal detect, but for some it can be one of the best and most lucrative times to hunt, especially if you live near a beach on the coast. Winter beach metal detecting Many of us are landlocked in the middle of the country, in … Continue reading »

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It’s not just about the Bling!

With all the recent metal detecting television shows and advertisements for metal detectors it’s no wonder so many new people are getting into the hobby. How can anyone resist with the TV show exclamations of “BOOM BABY!” and the comments like “I’ve found over a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in jewelry” or “I’ve found … Continue reading »

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Going for the Gold!

~~As a metal detectorist, one of the things we all look for and hope to find is gold. Whether it be a gold coin, nugget, ring, chain, or any other gold jewelry, it is always in the back of your mind while swinging a detector. But, it is elusive, and at least in my experience … Continue reading »

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Metal Detecting Finds (non beach finds 2013)

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Metal Detecting Beach Finds 2013

                                                                                                                                         

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How to metal detect a wide open beach

For those of you that metal detect on beaches or those that are new to metal detecting and want to learn ways to properly approach a beach for metal detecting, I have created a video (shown at the bottom of this post) showing how I approach a wide open and flat beach. Not all beaches are like … Continue reading »

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How to use your metal detector (proper swing)

The following is a video showing proper metal detecting swing technique. It is not intended to cover all aspects of how to use your metal detector but to help beginners and others understand the importance of proper swing technique. Notice in the video how the detectorist keeps his coil to the ground, makes a wide … Continue reading »

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Glossary of Metal detecting Terms

All Metal: a non-discriminate control setting that  accepts detection of all metal objects, including ferrous (i.e.  iron-containing) ground minerals. Audio ID: also known as tone ID, this metal detector feature  identifies targets via a tone that corresponds to their conductivity. Cache: a group of objects that has been  intentionally hidden or buried. Clad: a term … Continue reading »

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The Acid Test Kit

Anyone that is serious about their metal detecting should have an Acid Test Kit, and I personally can't imaging not having one. I can't tell you how many times I dug a ring or other item and I wasn't absolutely sure of the metal content. Ever since I purchased one of theses Acid Test Kits … Continue reading »

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