Metal detecting is an exciting and mentally relaxing pastime, and is truly treasure hunting. Many new at the hobby, however, make some horrendous blunders.
Are you looking for the best metal detecting sites to find old coins and rings? Check out the places where I make my best finds.
Found coins are usually in too poor a state to be used unless they are cleaned up first. Even banks will not accept them. Metal detectorists all need to clean their treasures, but what are the best ways? Here we have a look at the various household liquids that can be used, as well as different rock tumbling machines and electrolysis.
New gold prospectors have a problem on their first gold club outing. They've heard about panning for gold, and maybe how to use recovery equipment, but on claim arrival finding a spot is a new story.
Check out my review of the handheld Garrett Pro Pointer, and find out if it's a good pinpointer for metal detecting.
Are you looking for a t-handle shovel for metal detecting or gardening? Check out my review of the Lesche t-handle shovel to find out if it's worth it.
You want to search for gold ore, but how do you identify good gold prospects? Simply crushing any rock, you could crush the rest of your life without finding a flake. Here are some simple field tests.
If you want to try panning for gold, you might want to practice the techniques at home in your own yard.
The grass between the curb and sidewalk is a good place to go metal detecting for coins and rings. Check out my tips for metal detecting sidewalk grass.
What most don't realize is that you CAN find gold, silver and gemstones near your own home. But there are a few reasons you probably won't.
Metal-detecting headphones need to be waterproof if you plan to submerge them underwater. Check out my review of Gray Ghost Amphibian headphones to find out if they're worth it for treasure hunting in water.
Some basic gold prospecting supplies are essential for large mining companies and the recreational gold miner. Dry washers are a type of equipment useful in the dry southwest, particularly Arizona.
Finding gold in the wild is hard. Where to to pan for gold is of paramount importance. Whether placer gold deposits or hard rock gold, you need an edge. Here are some gold geological considerations.