How To Go Hunting For Treasure And Metal Detecting….Metal detecting, be it relic or treasure hunting, is appealing whether as a work or a hobby. There are several ideal places where we can go detecting to enjoy using our metal detector. It might be on a beach, near a gold prospecting site, or in an area that has many old relics and artifacts in it. But first, we need to pay attention to the rules and regulations of where we would like to go metal detecting.
Primarily, we have to start hunting in our own backyard, our neighbors’ backyard, our friends’ backyard, the sidewalks and the porches, the flower beds, and behind the trees. This would be the start of our metal detecting career. What we can find in these places depends on how old the house and/or land is. It would be a lot of fun finding lots of memorabilia such as old coins, relics, bottles, jewelries, lost things or maybe an entire collection.
Another fine place to do metal detecting is in parks and playgrounds. Our community parks, city parks, old parks, zoos, picnic areas, city playgrounds, old playgrounds, sandboxes, swings, campgrounds and old battlefields is where we could go to look behind large trees, grassy areas, old trees, shady spots, unpaved parking lots, spaces where lovers hide to get away from the crowd, under park benches and pathways. It’s possible to find new coins, old coins, lost rings or earrings, wedding bands, bracelets, watches, kids’ trinkets, toys – all lost or left behind.
Beaches and riverbanks are exciting sites for hunting and metal detecting, too. Look in places such as old ferry launches, old fishing spots, old swimming holes, and old bridges on the riverbanks. You might find iron debris, broken potteries and glassware which could be the best location to find older items and perhaps even novelty coins, jewelries, watches, relics and other possible collectibles. Go where people gather together during the busy season, local beaches, town beaches, old marinas, and ocean beaches are most likely the prime spot for buttons, bullets, sinkers, Indian artifacts, old charms, and ornaments.
In your local woods, you might look for foundations, cellar holes, old cemeteries or graveyards, abandoned mausoleums and fields such as old farm fields, tobacco fields, cotton fields, cattle, sheep, or any farm field. These are good spots for metal detector utilization. Don’t forget to look on new paths, old overgrown paths, search near the road, check on hiking trails, old wagon roads, foundations, old cellar holes, and upturned tombstones or go to the main entrance of the farm after a heavy rain on the fields. If you hit on a coin, thoroughly search that specific area to find coins, bottles, or relics, depending on location.
Metal detecting is an exciting, adventurous, and fun way of finding valuables or items of sentimental value to us. Using the metal detector in places such as parks, beaches, woods, playgrounds, fields, riverbanks, old cellars and graveyards, even on our own backyards is a good way of bonding with families, friends, and colleagues. It is a fascinating hobby, too. Different places bring different collections, treasures, and memories as long as we follow the proper code of ethics.
Making Money With Metal Hunting!
Have you ever played “treasure hunting” when you were a kid? Maybe you would recall the times when you and your childhood friends hid one anothers toys in the garden and had lots of fun racing to unravel the items?
You may think that treasure hunting is a game for kids. But the fact is that metal detecting, a form of “treasure hunting” in its own right, is an activity enjoyed by thousands of adults around the world. The metal which people are after may either be discarded pieces of aluminium, valuable coins, or other buried treasures, which could easily be found if detected by a metal detector.
Many have taken up metal detecting as a hobby. The more common types of this hobby are:
Coin Shooting: Your focus is to find historic coins which are usually rare and valuable. Coin shooting can be a very rewarding and profitable pastime if you know exactly what collectors are looking for. Start with places where people are likely to lose coins, like schools, churches, beaches and even car parks, the older the site, the better. Research on the Internet and you will find the best places in your vicinity to coin shoot.
Gold Prospecting: Treasure hunters in this group research and attempt to find caches of gold, silver or any valuables rumoured to be hidden at some place. Hundreds of Metal Detectionist clubs have been founded all over the world for this hobby. Gold prospecting with a club would mean more resources on the activity and tapping on the experiences of the experts. Many clubs also organise regular treasure huts and outings for metal-detector enthusiasts.
Relic Hunting: The items sought by relic hunters are those with historically significant artefacts, such as weapons used during the war. These finds can be either very interesting or extremely valuable. Excellent sources of ideas on where to start include military records, maps of sites, old photographs, newspaper archives and soldier diaries.
Beach Hunting: For beach lovers, here is another reason to visit the beach more. Beach hunting with a metal detector is very popular along the coastal regions, especially during the summer seasons when hordes of tourists head for the beaches. Go there often enough and you might just be able to find jewellery or other valuables left behind by others.
Now that you know all about metal hunting, you should know it is a fun hobby and is bound to provide lots of entertainment. Plus, if you are lucky or simply just hardworking enough, it could turn into a lucrative pastime! It is time to pick up the metal detector and get out there!