If you are considering trying out the metal detecting leisure activity yourself or if you have been into the practice for a while, then reading through this article will help you understand some of the basic things you will need to learn in order to be successful in your mission. Below are a few basic metal detecting concepts that every metal detector should learn when it comes to metal detecting. From understanding how to metal detect, knowing the recognized laws and regulations as well as locating the ideal spots to metal detect, the information below will provide you with a good overview.
Learn How to Metal Detect
Discovering metallic treasure is fairly simple and I am a strong believer that regular practice makes perfect. There are so many areas to try and detect underground treasure but the major factor in treasure hunting is figuring out the treasure location and understanding your metal detector. Although this seems obvious it is essential because even with a good beginner metal detector, comprehending the appropriate controls, technological know-how, and abilities of your metal detector are vital.
If you possess any type of metal detectors, you will find easy-guide videos and also the precise product information concerning each detector. So, how else are you able to learn to metal detect? Read through your metal detecting manual, browse professional treasure hunting forums, view YouTube videos, and above all, get out there and give it a try! You can not only learn much about treasure hunting from reading, you have to go out in the fields and try your metal detector as you gain more experience.
Learn How to Swing Your Metal Detector Accordingly
How you swing your treasure hunting detector is equally as crucial as selecting the most appropriate settings. The widely used metal detecting expression “low and slow” is all about getting the metal detector coil close to the ground surface without it touching the ground as well as swinging the metal detector slow enough to allow for processing what is beneath the ground. For instance, if you swing your metal detector too fast, it will not pick up small metallic targets since it did not have sufficient time to grab the disruption in the ground, therefore, no target will likely be heard. In addition, if you swing your treasure hunting detector coil too far away from the ground, then you will lose it if it is closer to the ground.
Learn How to Dig
This might sound less significant but it is an important treasure hunting tip since digging up your target without leaving behind any trace of ground disturbance is crucial, especially if you intend to go back to that area. There are instances when I have seen treasure hunters using shovels at the beach during their operations.
Please don’t be this type of people! Use the proper digging equipment for the job and cover the holes properly. When digging your target, it is essential that you only cut a portion of the ground so that you don’t disturb the rest of the ground. When you are done, firmly apply the loose soil or sand back into the dug hole. This will help get back the spot to its natural condition much faster than leaving behind a big crater.
The above three activities are the essential things that every treasure hunter should consider learning. Other things they can also learn include; how to take care of their metal detectors, treasure hunting laws and regulations as well as treasure hunting safety. I hope that reading through this article will help you know some of the basic treasure hunting aspects as you begin your journey to successful treasure hunting.