Menu

Home

For Best Prices on
Metal Detectors!


Tesoro Metal Detectors
Fisher Metal Detectors
1 Metal Detector .com

Metal Detecting Club
How to form a Pirate (Metal Detecting) Club!
Treasure Chest
How to make your own Treasure Chest!
Metal Detector Tips
Metal Detector Trick, Traps and Techniques!
Metal Detector Articles
Interesting Articles I have Collected and News!
Metal Detector Finds
My Treasure Chest!
(My Metal Detector Finds!)
Metal Detector Links
Links on the Web!

Tom's Personal Metal Detector and Treasure Hunting Web Page

Man with Metal Detector











Snoopy with Metal Detector

Metal Detector, Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Tips
Ideas for using your metal detector!

Please e-mail me with your Tricks, Traps and Techniques. Send all your tips and ideas to: TomThomasFL@hotmail.com

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!

build a metal detector

<< Previous Tip

Next Tip >>