Just like other sports require practice, so does metal detecting. When you are well-prepared and practiced, you may find that you have the extra edge that leads to exciting finds. One way to practice metal detecting, is to build a test garden. It is basically a piece of ground where you plant various metal targets at differing depths. Then you practice your swing over the targets (or sharpen your pinpointing techniques) while you become aware of the difference in alerts that each type of target makes. Read More »
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Are you aware of the metal detecting site treasureclassifieds.com? I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with it, as it’s been around for some time, but for those of you who aren’t, let me share a bit about what this site has to offer. Read More »
When we think about metal detecting treasure, it is often old coins and metal relics that come to mind first. Those finds are always exciting, but imagine coming across something that is rarer and more valuable, and that, quite possibly, no human hands have ever touched. The discoveries that I’m talking about are meteorites. Read More »
Being in the female minority of the hobby, I am always happy to hear or read about other women detectorists.
I came upon an article on detecting365.com by Whit Hill, aka “Dirt Girl”, a woman detectorist out of Tennessee who writes with humor, and thankfully for this fan of adjective’s, includes a lot of detail.
As I read her detecting adventure, I felt as if I were there and couldn’t help but chuckle as she described her metal detecting prayer, with it being eerily familiar to one I often recite myself. Read More »
A few months back, I dug a flat piece of copper which looked like an old penny; possibly flattened by mischievous children on the railroad tracks. Upon returning home I promptly threw it in the miscellaneous junk jar for later review. Read More »