Finding the right place to search with a metal detector can be difficult and time consuming. At times, finding a good spot to treasure hunt is really the best find after all. The best way to pick a place to search is by knowing which places have a high probability to unveil treasures that are buried.
Treasure hunting on beaches is a great place to get started and to learn your metal detector’s signals it may give off while searching. A lot of metal detectors on the market today have a built in type of system that avoids the detection of nails, aluminum type foils and old beverage cans. The more you get to know your detector the easier it will be to discriminate signals with its settings.
Make sure that you discriminate with caution, ignoring objects like old rusty nails can have you missing out on finds like small gold treasures and nickels.
Metal detecting in your own backyard for treasures is a great project for treasure hunting. Even asking family and friends for access to their properties is a perfect option to uncover some finds that might be only inches under the soil. Try metal detecting after a big rainstorm since the soil tends to loosen allowing for more conductivity.
Old Business Type Locations
Always research the town you live in and any other areas near your location. If you know about any history in a particular area it does not mean that no historic events have taken place. An empty field today could have been a flourishing busy town filled with history just a signal away with your metal detector.
Towns with a decent amount of history tend to start out near a trading post or general store, which over time will eventually spread resulting in the business to relocate to higher traffic locations in the town. Understand and research this type of history via the web or library about where people in a certain town have congregated or conducted a business, this will be certain to position yourself in the right area for places to hunt treasure.
Going back to previous locations that you have hunted in the past are still worth giving a try again. It has been known that after a harsh winter the ground tends to shift which may bring treasures missed closer to the top of the soil making them easier to be found. In addition, if an area has flooded since your last treasure hunt it might be a great opportunity to try your search again after the flood subsides in that area. Also, if you have become more experienced or purchased a higher quality metal detector since the last time your were in a particular area, it might be worth another shot to give it one more try.
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