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Metal Detector Blog | Tips

March 27, 2015

Hunting Private Property

To My Fellow Coin Shooters/Relic Hunters,

Locating that hot spot for metal detecting can be quite a challenge and frustrating at times. Here are some tips that can help in getting permission to treasure hunt a private property. Finding, locating and identifying a potential hunting spot are some things you need to know. So, you jump in your vehicle and start ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors
April 9, 2015

Detecting With New Friends

I’ve been metal detecting since I was 13 years old, but running a metal detecting shop has increased my knowledge of detecting and treasure finds even more. Sharing that knowledge with others is what the hobby is all about.

In fact, three customers of MetalDetectors.com are now all detecting together as a group and having a great time! I even went ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds
September 30, 2015

Locations are Never Truly Hunted Out

Shawn Burke started off as a customer of mine and has become a great friend to me. I frequently go metal detecting in South East Massachusetts with a group of guys. One of the best things about this is that we all communicate on different locations to go treasure hunting. We all have been pounding a small farm field that was converted into a park. The first silver watch I ever found was ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds, Resource
December 11, 2014

Welcome Treasure Hunters

I remember my first time watching a man metal detecting at a local high school, when I was just ten years old. I still remember being under the tree, watching him search through a pile of dirt looking for something. I then saw two shining silver dimes which turned out to be mercury dimes. I remember saying to myself those dimes look different. A couple of years later I was starting to collect coins. By the age of thirteen I bought my first ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Finds
October 23, 2015

How Exactly Do Metal Detectors Work?

I think it’s really important for those who are new to the hobby of metal detecting to understand the basics when it comes to how a detector really works. When you understand this, you will have the knowledge you need to improve your technique as a treasure hunter, as well to know what you are looking for. Throughout the years, I’ve been able to find more treasure based on improving my swing, along with the increased knowledge of ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Finds, Resource
February 18, 2016

A Hobby Everyone Enjoys: Celebrities Detect

Metal detecting is so much fun that all kinds of people are taking part in it! Many people in the hobby have a famous face! No matter who you are, you can be sure it’s one activity that makes a great lasting impression! Detecting takes you away from the stresses of everyday life and places you in an adventurous state. Anyone likes to take some time, no matter how long it is, and reflect or search ... Read More

Categories: Tips
March 4, 2016

Treasure Find: You Might Have This One!

Most detectorists I know, are working on their bucket list or trying to find that elusive coin. I have customers who have found gold coins, Pine Tree shillings, gold pocket watches, Spanish Reales, colonial coppers, etc.These treasure finds are very difficult to come by. You need to first find the right location and then be able to swing the coil over that exact spot.Let’s talk about the most common silver coin that a lot of ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Resource
June 20, 2016

Answers for My Popular Stock Search Coils

I’ve received so many comments on a few of the popular search coils in my shop. I always tell people that having the right search coil can make a huge difference in how you hunt and what you are able to find. Recently, I’ve seen more of this in the field watching others hunt. A search coil, to break it down, is like your ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Resource
September 21, 2016

Great Turnout at the Treasure Show!

Silver City Treasure Seekers promoted a great treasure show this past weekend. I was very impressed with the water and land finds that were on display from the vendors and detectorists! I have been metal detecting for over 30 years and I was amazed at seeing such a variety of coins, jewelry and relics from different time periods. Congratulations to everybody who attended. I would say it was a job well done.

I ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Resource
November 21, 2016

Pinpointing 101

One of the best metal detector companions is the pinpointer. It is designed to help you locate items faster and prevent damage to the object. Pinpointers are a time saver and their technology has been upgrading fast throughout the years. It’s important to know more about them so you get the most out of your hunt. Here’s a mini guide I put together for you! ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors
November 22, 2016

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Holiday Deals

UPDATE: Select Metaldetectors.com product and accessory holiday deals ended on 12/31/16. Bundle offer on select White's Electronics detectors ends 1/6/17. Holiday deals on select Minelab metal detectors end 1/31/17.

I know how important it is to have the best metal detecting deals. So, here’s what I have going on for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and through Christmas here at MetalDetectors.com.

Remember, anytime you need a ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Detectors, Resource
May 31, 2017

Detectorists Be Warned: Ticks

I felt it was a good idea to discuss a current threat to all of us who go metal detecting outdoors- ticks. Detectorists have to protect themselves now. Depending on where you live, the problem can be worse for tick bites. I go out detecting all the time and now is the time to protect yourself. Disease carrying ticks are out in record numbers and people could die from the illness carried by these nasty guys. Experts are calling this ... Read More

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