Did you know that according to statistics, 70% of diggers aren’t metal detecting correctly? Are you sure that yesterday, the day before yesterday, a month or a year ago didn’t miss your biggest find? No? Then read carefully! Here we have collected some simple but very useful tips and tricks for you.
Metal detectors are easy to use but you do have to have some skill to use them successfully such as holding the metal detector so that the coil is positioned in the right place so it is flat to the ground and not at an angle as shown below!
This allows the metal detector to properly scan the area equally.
This is also relevant when sweeping your metal detector from side to side as you want to make half circles that are parallel to the ground and not arching away from the floor as shown below
When searching areas of land or beaches you want to keep a certain pattern that overlaps and covers all areas of interest else you will risk the possibility of missing any objects! The best way to do this is by using the same method that farmers do when plowing fields and sticking to blocks of land that overlap each other at the edges! This will make sure that you do not miss out any areas of possible finds! The best way to use this most beneficial is to use a method that is half a circle of rotation whilst walking forwards by drawing an imaginary circle with your metal detectors coil on the ground! This method will make sure that you cover the area properly! Don’t just jump in and cover ground here there and everywhere as there is no method involved and you will lose track of where you have and haven’t detected and miss possible finds.
This is an example of how to metal detect efficiently using the method that I have mentioned above! It is organized and symmetrical and leaves no space for missing opportunities of finding items. When beach combing stick to areas of high activity of foot traffic, sunbathing and fishing. Also, make sure to detect along tidal lines as the sea can wash in new bounty to be found every time the tide comes in! As a beginner, I would recommend using manual settings to get a feel for your detector and then go on to using the discriminator settings once you have got used to detecting and can use the manual settings to discriminate specific metals that you would prefer to find. You can do this by setting up a practice run in your back garden or Local Park by planting or getting someone else to plant items for you to then find! Try using different items of different quantity of metal and differencing materials!
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