Sunday, October 30, 2011

What is Metal Detecting?

Are you looking for a hobby that is profitable as well as interesting? Metal detecting could be just what you’re looking for!

Metal detectors have been around for many years. The first metal detectors were military surplus mine detectors. When people realized that they could be used to find any metal object, metal detecting for fun and profit began. When metal detecting became popular, great strides in modification and technology gave birth to the highly sophisticated metal detectors available today.

There are many decisions to make as you begin your new hobby. Metal detecting for fun, with the possibility of a great find, will require only a moderate investment. A metal detector specializing in coins, jewelry and artifacts is a good start. Metal detectors vary in quality, especially with depth and sensitivity. A little research will help you choose a detector with the qualities that fit your needs.

Once you have purchased your metal detector, practice at home. Have a friend or family member bury objects in your yard, and look for the objects until you are proficient at locating them. Doing this will help you learn how to use your detector while having fun.

Move on to parks, playgrounds or anywhere people might have lost coins or jewelry. Older parks are best because there is a better chance of finding older coins and jewelry with a higher value. Always find out if metal detecting is permitted before you begin, and always fill in the holes after you dig up your find.

Good luck and Happy Hunting!

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