So you just bought a new metal detecting shovel, and you can’t wait to go dig up some treasures. But where do you start? Here are some ideas for getting the most out of your metal detecting shovel.
Finding a good location to bring your metal detecting digging tools is the first step to having success and finding some loot. When you’re thinking of areas to dig and detect, try to aim for areas that have been heavily populated for an extended period of time. Any place people congregate is likely to have hidden coins or other valuables. More people means more valuables. Keep in mind that it’s important to make sure you have permission from whoever is in charge of the location.
Another idea for finding good digging locations is to do some research to find older sites. Look through local town building plans, mining reports, and even ask a few elders in your neighborhood for advice.
Beaches are also great sources for finding some loot. Items are constantly being washed ashore from the waves, and getting permission to metal detect is usually very simple. There are likely to be many items hidden in the sand that may be valuable.
Open fields are another ideal location for metal detecting. They are constantly being plowed, which can cause hidden artifacts to resurface. The only drawback is that the farming equipment and yard tools can sometimes damage valuables during the cultivation process. However, many of the greatest treasures were found in fields, so this is a good option to keep available. And sometimes, you can even find valuables in your own front yard — approximately 20 million acres of lawn are cultivated across the United States, and many of them surely contain some hidden treasures.
Finally, public woodlands can be a good place for metal detection. They are frequented by people walking dogs, joggers, hunters, and more, and the rougher terrain makes it more likely that someone will drop something. Again, make sure you get permission — even though parks are open to the public, they’re not considered public land. You also won’t be able to change the land in any way, so there’s no use in bringing any root cutting tools or serrated shovels.
Overall, metal detecting shovels and digging tools are revolutionizing the entire metal detecting industry. Many people consider it to be a boring hobby, but that’s because they don’t know where to look.Stay on the lookout for good location ideas, be creative, and be patient.