It never seems to amaze me as to some of the metal detecting stories and articles you can come across. One of the most recent articles that caught my eye was the German artist that had apparently buried £10.000 worth of small gold bars on a beach in Folestone in Kent, England.
What is a Metal Detector?
I could not write a blog on metal detecting without having the obligatory article on what is a metal detector. Even though this is basic information it’s useful for those who are new to the metal detecting hobby. The simplest explanation being that a metal detector is an electronic device for locating metal object buried in the ground. A very simple explanation, but correct, none the less correct.
The Garrett Ace 150 provides useful features for both metal and coin hunting activities. These features include a target ID cursor, a tone ID, a coin depth indicator, an LCD screen, and a headphone jack. The gadget also has shafts that are pushed together by spring clips and while these pieces may seem light, they are also very strong. A good section of buyers who have written a Garrett Ace 150 review especially love the detector for its robustness. It can withstand heavy falls, and will not easily get damaged when accidentally hit against tree stumps or rocks.
When beach metal detecting I often come across old lead fishing weights. When I first started metal detecting on the beach I used to get frustrated and move on from an area where I kept getting these old lead weights.
Beach metal detecting can be very frustrating but there are times when it can be very rewarding and lucrative. You might have seen my other lucrative finds from the beach but one of my latest finds is one of my best. . . OLD GOLD!
Youtube metal detecting videos can offer some great tips. . .
Beach metal detecting can be a great hobby and sometimes very frustrating to say the least and I am always on the look out to better my chances of finding more great items on the beach. I often find myself looking at the many metal detecting video on Youtube that offer some great entertainment, along with some really good tips and advice (as you can see below)
Making money with beach metal detecting can be fairly straightforward (at times) if you put in the time, have a decent metal detector that can handle the wet salt sand, and learn to understand the beaches you are going to metal detect on.
They say that a picture says a thousand words, so a video must be much better. This is the latest in my metal detecting Youtube video where I show off my better finds.
In this particular video I show you a small silver ring found on one of my local beach. It’s clearly marked as 925 and a lovely tarnish to it.
There are a few more videos over on my metal detecting Youtube channel and plenty more to come.
When beach metal detecting, many can fall into the trap of thinking that its only the winter where the sand gets removed from the beach, or that only a certain area of a beach can produce the better finds.
It’s also very easy to fall into a rut of only going to a certain beach at a certain time. As I have said many times before, the beach can change over night at any time of the year and if anyone else says any different, don’t listen.
For myself, beach metal detecting means fresh air and a load of modern finds and of course the usual trash. There are a number of beaches which I have found older stuff on and always return to these to see what is producing, but normally it’s newer finds and trash.