Questions about Metal Detecting..

@Ravenladyj (22936)
United States
June 25, 2007 3:51pm CST
Seeing how we live on 50 acres of overgrown land (mainly thick woods) I've been wanting to try this for some time now since this is old land I'm figuring theres gotta be SOME neat stuff out there ya know! My husband isnt as enthusiastic about it as I am though so I'm pretty much on my own at this point and I really have no clue where to start...So here goes with my questions LOL 1- do you OWN or RENT your detector? 2 - in YOUR opinion when shopping for one what are some of the key things to look for in a unit? 3 - where do you go to do your treasure hunting? 4 - how much time would you put in during a treasure hunting session? 5 - do you have any advice for someone wanting to or just starting out? 6 - what kind of things have you found? 7 - what do you do with the stuff you find? okay thats it for now but I'm sure I'll have more to come LOL
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Here are the answers to your questions: First of all I own my machine. I have had almost all the models that White's has put out over the years since 1971. 2nd question: I look for accuracy in discrimination since there is so much junk in the ground especially around fairgrounds. A meter is also useful as a second opinion on deciding to dig or not. 3rd question: I go to the woods where there were old houses at one time. I usually go there on the warmer days in winter time and early spring before the weeds grow up. In the summertime I like to hunt open areas in town,parks,school grounds etc. 4th question: As far as time goes, about 3-5 hours for each session. 5th question: You must learn your machine. 6th question: coins old and new,relics,scrap metal(keep your copper and brass items) I usually keep items until the price is right.
• United States
21 Jan 09
have you tired to find gold? if you have do you think the gmt is a lot better then the mxt?