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Metal Detecting Advice

Getting Into Treasure Hunting

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Treasure hunters do exist today and many of them possibly know some things that probably you don’t usually know. Whether they are professionals or hobbyists, these people most of the times know where to look for. In other words, they know where to look for after doing all the appropriate research and sometimes they are lucky to find big or small treasures.

Of course, there is more to being a treasure hunter than just having a bit of special knowledge. So, if you like to begin hunting for hidden or buried treasure, don’t think that by reading a few books on the subject will be enough for you. In fact, what you need to do is to develop the right mindset.

For example, one of the most important things you need to have is patience. Moreover, you’ll need also to have the ability to put yourself in the head of a person who hides something, in order to guess where to look for.

It will also help you to think about how to apply and expand what you learn from one treasure hunt to your next ones. Whether you are thinking of taking up treasure hunting as a pastime or a way to make a living, there are certain things for you to know.

one of the most important things you need to have is patience

What are you actually going to look for?

Even though the most people who are going for treasure hunting don’t have a clue about what they are going to find, it’s important to consider a great deal what you expect to find. For example, you need to be more specific; are you looking for old coins, artifacts or jewelry? In fact, there are some metal detectors that can be useful for a number of purposes in treasure hunting. But if you’re searching for something, in particular, you have to make sure to pick up the right detector with the appropriate amount of frequency.

Ok, maybe it's not quite like this!
Ok, maybe it’s not quite like this!

The Appropriate Equipment

When you’ll go out for hunting for the treasure you need to make some preparations and carry with you all the appropriate equipment. It’s not good enough to just carry along with you a backpack with some bottles of water and chocolate bars. You need more than these things. For instance, you may need an electroscope, which can provide you with the right direction, as well as an approximate location where the treasure might be buried. In addition, you can carry many other useful tools with you, such as a shovel, some extra clothes, rain gear and more.

Check the specific Laws

After you have made your research and you may suspect where you’ll be able to locate your treasure, you have to know that there may be laws governing what you find. This also depends of course on where you live and keep in mind also that the laws change all the time. So, you need to check them, in order to be sure not to be a violator. For example, in St. Augustine, there was a law passed last year that was stating that metal detectors cannot be used on public property, without the archaeologist of the city or the manager of the town first grant permission. In addition, in Oregon, it is illegal to dig up intentionally anything older than 75 years without having first a permission of the state. So, if you are looking to hunt in a specific place, of course, you don’t have to read all the laws about treasure hunting. Instead, you have to focus on the specific laws for that area. Keep in mind that there may be rules about the treasures that you may find.

Take into consideration the expenses

You have to know that this is not a cheap hobby or occupation, that’s why there are people who believe that looking for treasure almost has to be an alignment of private and public forces working together. For example, academics not usually have the access to the funding you need to search for treasure. In fact, you have to explore all the expenses you need to do before you start your treasure expedition. Especially if this is your first time that you are going for treasure hunting, you have to know that there are some expenses associated with treasure hunting. First of all, you’ll need to buy your equipment, the appropriate detectors, which can, in fact, cost you hundreds of dollars. In addition, you have to consider your camping and survival equipment as well and lastly, you need to have in mind also all the travel expenses, rental cars, as well as other costs.

This is also depends of course on where you live and keep in mind also that the laws change all the time.

Richard
Richard
Hi, my name is Richard, I've been metal detecting for nearly 10 years now. I first got into it after running into an old friend on the beach who happened to be detecting (Mind he didn't actually find anything whilst I was there), it certainly got me curious. Since then it's been my biggest hobby so I decided to start this website and help other people get into it.
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