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Oct 02

Metal Detecting Halo Effect: Real or Myth?

Metal Detecting Halo Effect Real or Myth

There is a long standing debate between seasoned metal detector hobbyists over the topic of the Halo Effect and whether it is a real phenomenon or if it is just made up by metal detector manufacturers.  The Halo Effect supposedly causes an undesirable target (i.e. junk iron) to appear to be a desirable target (silver).  …

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Oct 02

Metal Detecting on Public Property

Metal Detecting on Public Property

When just starting out metal detecting I would suggest to first try out your new detector in your own backyard.  This will allow you to dig holes and learn the proper way of filling the holes back in.  Another reasons to first start out in your backyard is because it is at your house (no …

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Sep 16

How to Preserve Your Finds

How to Preserve Your Finds

Metal Detecting leads to many other things. A knowledge of metals and their properties is just one of the more obvious by products of metal detecting. After digging up a thousand targets or two thousand, or ten thousand even, you will pretty much become a specialist in what time does to metal when it is …

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Sep 15

3 Useful Metal Detecting Tips That You Must Know

3 Useful Metal Detecting Tips That You Must Know

Headphones, Speakers, and Better Ways If you use headphones to operate your detector, apply a piece of plastic tape over the speaker grill on the box, to keep dirt out. It is amazing how much sand and other fine particulates will find its way into the speaker area, over time, and that is not a …

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Sep 15

The Disappearing Targets and Much More

The Disappearing Targets and Much More

Sometimes after I dig a target it seems to disappear. This used to happen a lot because I was not too good at discerning between good and bad targets. When the bad target was brought to the surface, the detector would then be able to detect it better and give a null sound, whereas it …

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