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Gather an assortment of generally found items; pull tabs, pop lids, old spark plugs, washers, coins, old jewelry, silverware, keys, rings - you get the idea. Make 3 X 5 cards with the name of each item on one card. Have a friend place some of the items at random in your yard in an 8 X 10 foot area and cover them with a plastic tarp (available at Wal Mart or a local Hardware Store).Practice locating the items and placing the appropriate card on each location. Keep your detector about 6 to 12 inches above the tarp to simulate the item being buried. After locating all the items give yourself a grade based on the number of correct finds. With a little practice you'll find you can generally identify items before you look at them, invaluable experience for actual field treasure hunting. Be sure to do this with different modes of your metal detector so you know the difference. In the all metal mode you should be able to find all the items but may have a little more trouble identifying them. In the discriminate mode, depending on the amount of discrimination, you may not detect some of the items that are considered "trash" and this is good. Summing it all up, Practice, Practice, Practice. The rewards are "less frustration" and "more enjoyment" from the "Art" of treasure hunting. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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