First Metal Detector

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There are several important points to keep in mind when deciding on your first metal detector purchase. First of all your paramount consideration when deciding what make of detector will best suit your needs is what kind of treasure you hope to find.

It's not so much about how much they cost or who the manufacturer is, it's more about functionality. For one thing, there are not that many companies in the metal detector business and most of they will sell you a sound, good quality product. So really, what you should worry more about is where and how you intend to put your detector to use.

For example, there are metal detectors that excel at finding gold nuggets and are perfect for those who want to try their luck at long lost gold mining sites from the great gold rush days. One thing to
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If you found just one large sized gold nugget it could well pay for your metal detector when you factor in the value of an ounce of gold in today's market. Yet on the other hand, you could find a cache of coins that someone buried in the ground ages ago when banks never sat on every corner. You would be amazed at how many people buried money in the ground and the secret location was never known by anyone else when they died. So really consider what you would be more excited about hunting for. There are treasure hunters who make a lot of money from the hobby and who may have 2 or 3 different models of metal detectors so they can try different ones on the same treasure hunt.

One thing most experience treasure hunters will suggest quite emphatically, is that you buy a metal detector that has a coil that can be immersed in water. That is to say, at least a foot or two into the water. That is very important when you are detecting along the shoreline of a beach. Often the real treasures can be found under a foot of water. It also makes it possible to scan shallow spots in creeks and rivers if you are hunting for gold nuggets. This is a "very" important
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