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    Metal detecting can be fun and exciting hobby. Here are some tips you can use to help you....

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    When people think of gold in America the first place they probably think of is the state of California. Even before the State of California became part of the United States people were mining for gold and finding lots of it. A lot of gold has been found in the past in California is still plenty of it for you to find and discover while metal detecting.

    If you’re the kind of person who is willing to put the time and effort into finding some of that lost money, you can make extra money, fast, while having fun.

    I’m not talking about getting rich here. Although I know of people who have, however, I am talking about literally picking up lost coins that have been dropped over the years.

    Do you want extra money without having to work at a job you don’t like?

    Do you need some extra cash to go to dinner, or to pay a bill?

    Are you a coin collector who wants to add to your collection?

    Or perhaps you just like the idea of finding lost coins.

    If you answered yes to one or more of the above, then try metal detecting.

    Not only can you make extra money using a metal detector, but you’ll also enjoy the benefits of exercise in the outdoors.

    Are you the adventurous type?

    Have you ever wanted to be a treasure hunter but you were not sure where to begin?

    Here’s some ideas that myself and others have used with positive results.

    You may not get rich, but you’ll have a great time.

    Metal detector finds $4k ring

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – As a real estate agent, Winslow Frank of Auburn knows the importance of one element: location, location, location.

    That’s certainly true when Frank goes treasure hunting with his new metal detector. He hit the jackpot Thursday when he unearthed an antique 1.1-carat diamond ring buried 6 inches underground.

    “I just stood there for a few minutes thinking, ‘This is really exciting, but with my luck, it can’t be a real diamond,’ ” Frank told the Sun Journal of Lewiston.

    He was wrong. An Auburn jeweler appraised the European-style platinum ring with a diamond center at $4,000 and estimated that it had been buried for more than 50 years.

    Breakfast Club

    As usual most all my excursions begin with the Breakfast Club at Hardees, McDonalds or café in the areas I have planned to hunt. A few weeks ago while downing the energy for the day’s hunt I could here several conversations going on. Nothing really interesting until an older gentlemen asked if the new owners of the old Presbyterian Church were going to tear it down. The response to his question was no, they were just beginning to renovate it.  I am all ears now and ready for more information. Sure enough several gentlemen sitting close by joined the conversation. In approximately the time it would take to get your detector in the car I had found out a few of the activities that had taken place both inside and out, how old the building was, what it was used for and what was it going to become. Where is it? Who are the new owners? Would you like to join? Before I forget it was built in 1880!


    Directions Given, Thank You, I hunt old coins with a metal detector, sounds like a good place to find some. Several agreed. Wonder who you would need to see about getting permission to get on the property? Me I’m the care taker and the new owners are from out of town. Permission granted along with some other leads that I will follow up on at a later date.


    You also can pick up leads this way. Seat yourself with the breakfast club, don’t sit in the deserted area all by yourself say good morning and start eating. It’s easy to listen this way. Sure sometimes nothing of interest is being discussed. That’s when you mention your hobby and ask a few questions. Keep in mind these people live in the area and have a lot of information that you won’t find in any library or book. Remember you found something of importance in your research or you would not be in the area to begin with. Why not add the breakfast club along with your research. You’ll be glad you did.

    When you are new to metal detecting getting answers your questions can sometimes be difficult and it can become frustrating because when you are new you have to find the right equipment for you, go to the best locations, and hope you find something that is of value.

    If you are new to metal detecting, have thought of picking up the hobby, bought a metal detector and put in the closet and after a couple of tries and never picked it up again here are some tips that you can use to help you find relics with value.

    When you are a beginner metal detecting can be a frustrating hobby if it is not done correctly. Follow these tips if you are a beginner it will make metal detecting more enjoyable for you

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