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Joesph Buffalo

Over 30 years in the electronic industry. Management, sales, marketing. Has written various articles on ebay business, and treasure hunting. Enjoys Metal Detecting treasure hunting. Collectibles on line.

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Metal Detecting is a fun hobby or business. Many treasure hunters combine business
with pleasure in treasure hunting. There is treasure buried all over the US and the world just waiting for you to come by.

Here is an interesting story on one of our great finds. Coin shooting in a park. Over $300 worth of gold found in a local city park!


Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with a Metal Detector


How To Coin Shoot in a Park With a Metal Detector.

This article will present abasic system for hunting for coins in a public park.

One of the first things you should do is to check with your city, county parks and recreation department to see if you are allowed to use a metal detector in their parks. If so they may require a permit. Most permits are free. They usually are good for a year.


Beach treasure hunting can be fun and sometime very lucrative. You
can combine a family outing at the beach with treasure hunting on the
beach.

We strongly advise you to have a metal detector with a minimum 6
inch coil. Also make sure the coil is waterproof. We have found some
nice items in a foot of water at the beach.-You want to utilize a
systematic search.


Can you be arrested using a metal detector? The short of it is yes. On the federal level, in all federal parks, all US Parks, and historical sites and monuments there is no treasure hunting allowed. You could be arrested for just having a metal detector in your car in a national park. About two-thirds of the states has some type of restrictive park rules for the state parks.


Locate Hot Spots For Metal Detecting

Try something new in metal detecting.

Most parks, schools and known spots are picked over. You need to find some new spots to use your metal detector. There are many out of the way spots that have been hidden throughout the years that have the potential to give up some mighty nice finds. There are many ways of going about finding these metal detecting sites.


To find the old locations, research is the key. If you haven't resided in the area very long, look for some folks who have. There are many locations where fairs and carnivals set up which are no longer there.

Also at the current locations, right after the carnival packs up and leaves is good for coin and jewelry hunting.


If you want to have some fun and have an entertaining treasure hunt, try the Western Ghost Towns.

The ones I'm referring to are the ones you need a four wheel drive vehicle to get to them. The key to finding these ghost towns is "research". The first place most people start is buying a book on ghost towns in the area they are going to treasure hunt. It is best to have a topographical map of the area also. Another good source is the local historical society. They usually have old photographs of long gone ghost towns.


Turn Your Metal Detecting Hobby into a Business.

In this article we are going to address ways you can use your metal detecting fun into earning some money.

How many times have you heard about someone losing a ring, bracelet or other item of value? They may have lost it in the yard, at church, or some other entertainment activity.

When you hear, read or see someone looking for something they lost, offer your metal detecting service for a fee. The fee could be a flat charge, a percentage of the value of the item. You may want to barter or trade for something.


We have found some nice coins coin shooting under old school stadium bleachers. If you have schools in your location that are 50 years old or more there could be treasure of coins hiding under them. If you have lived in the area for sometime, you have a good idea of the age of the schools, churches there. If not you need to do some research and find someone who has lived in the area for awhile.


In this article we are going to give you some tips on hunting coins and other treasures with your metal detector.

It seems I get a lot of questions about how to recognize a good hit or is it junk.

There are all different types of metal detectors. Each has their own design, but most consist of the same electronics. It is nice to have a discriminator so you can weed out bottle caps and pull tabs,
however you can miss nickels and rings setting your mode to clear caps and tabs.