Metal Detecting Guide

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Did you know? 
The first metal detector was invented in 1881 by Alexander Graham Bell. The metal detector was an electromagnetic device called the induction balance. He made it to locate a bullet in President James Garfield whom was shot. This first attempt was unsuccessful.

In 1925, Gerhard Fischar invented the first "working" portable metal detector.
Fischar's model was the first commercially sold metal detector. Fischar was responsible for the first large-scale production of metal detectors.

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Metal detecting is a great family hobby.  Get out in nature and teach/learn history as you research new "sites" to hunt.  Check out our store and outfit your whole family for your metal detecting adventures.

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Metal detecting 
Treasure hunting

City parks

Things commonly found in city parks

1. Coins, this is a great place to hone your skills

2. Jewelry, practice listening to the different tones and learn to discriminate properly.

3 Junk! Lot's of pull tabs and bottle tops.. don't put them back, throw them away please.


Things commonly found on beaches

1. Coins, old and new. You have a better chance of finding treasure here.

2. Jewery, gold and silver! It's not a pirates booty, but still cool.

3. Relics and bottles. Be careful not to get cut!

4. Junk! Make sure you throw it out!

Ghost towns

You have the ability to find rare items here.

1. Old coins, most of the time you will find pre 1964 ( silver era ) coins.

2. Old jewelry, gold and silver items.

3. Relics, buttons and bullets and bottles.

4. Can chunks and iron objects.. Please throw these away or recycle them.


Old homes are excellent for the beginner to expert. Please ask permission first!

You have the ability to find all kind of things here.

1. coins and tokens! Old and new.

2. Jewelry, gold and silver! You might even find an occasional piece costume jewelry that makes you think you struck it rich. lol

3. Relics, old items from toys to tags.. could be of value or not...

4. Junk.... Pull tabs, bottle tops, nails, foil, can chunks. Use the garbage can for these or take them with you.
Bill hester diggerzone
About Me
I have 24 years experience in all things treasure. My favorite type of metal detecting is "Ghost towning", but I enjoy all other types of treasure hunting as well.  Over the past 23 years, I have at least a decade of field experience, and years of research to my credit. I have found gold and silver in the form of coins and jewelry, and have found countless relics, civil war era buttons, bullets, and more. Research is key! Here at, I will put all of my expierence to work for you! Happy Hunting fellow diggers.

                                                            Bill Hester