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7 Metal Detecting Dangers That You Must Be Aware Of !!

Metal detecting can prove to be an awesome hobby if done properly. While it’s not easy to explain the love of this activity to outsiders, but the fact is that it is a complete hobby by itself. However, while metal detecting creates a warm and fuzzy picture of detecting under the sun, there are several dangers and risks associated with …

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Why was the Metal Detector Invented? (Great Things to Know)

Metal detectors seem like just another thing we might encounter in our daily lives – important, but mundane. However, this mundane device has a long history behind it, dating back almost a century and a half. Today, metal detectors are indispensable at airport security, public place entries and archaeological expeditions. It was used in in several contexts from military to …

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Difference Between Motion and non-Motion Metal Detectors!

One of the mistakes I did at the beginning is when I didn’t really try to understand some details about metal detectors. Because of that I wasn’t, in many occasions, able to choose the right machine or to use it properly. Once I was aware of this mistake, I’ve started asking and wondering all possible questions! One of them is …

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Can Metal Detectors Detect TUNGSTEN?

In my first days in my metal detecting journey, I won’t deny that I was, pretty much, asking all sorts of questions about my machine. By questioning its ability to detect many kinds of elements and under which circumstances. One of the elements I was particularly curious about is tungsten. After I’ve found out how a machine could deal with …

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Is Metal Detecting Actually WORTH It?

A couple of years ago, a treasure trove of gold and silver artifacts were discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast in Staffordshire, England. Enthusiasts of this hobby have spent hours poring over magazines that detail treasure hunting tactics and other tidbits. This was one of the things that have cached my attention about this hobby at the beginning… … I …

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Do Metal Detectors Detect PLATINUM?

After your first weeks or months practicing this wonderful hobby, you will find out that there are some elements that are rare and valuable at the same time. And Platinum is a perfect example! Indeed, finding this element is as great of an achievement as finding gold or a gemstone. That’s why, probably just like you, I was thinking and …

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9 Differences Between Generic Detectors and Gold Detectors

When you will start practicing Metal Detecting you will always start by a regular multi-purpose machine. You may want to start with a costly detector but it, most likely, will still be designed mainly for coins, relics and some other valuable metals … … After a while, you will discover that there are some other kinds of machines, commonly called …

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BEST Hats for Metal Detecting (For Cold & Hot Weather)

When you plan 2 or 3 hours (for example) to go out hunting, you find yourself almost all the time with much more hours detecting, sometimes the whole day! Especially when you are addicted to this hobby … That’s why; you need to be fully ready each time by adding on some very important accessories! This includes wearing a proper …

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BEST Knee Pads for Metal Detecting (2nd One is IMPECCABLE!)

While observing some hobbyists practicing Metal Detecting consistently for many hours a day for years, I was almost shocked how few of them are actually aware of the obligation when it comes to wearing Knee Pads While Detecting. They just overlook this accessory, and I find that a terrible mistake for couple of reasons that I will discuss a bit …

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Can Metal Detectors Detect MERCURY?

At the very beginning of your metal detecting journey you will start asking all sorts of questions about your machine. One of the questions that I’ve asked myself at the beginning and that you are probably asking. Is the ability of your device to detect Mercury. So, can metal detector detect mercury? Yes, most metal detectors can easily react to …