Hand held metal detectors can be the small wand type or the ones used for treasure hunting. Our website will deal mostly with the treasure hunting type.
Metal detecting is a fascinating hobby that is rather inexpensive to pursue and you always have the chance of uncovering real treasure. There are various hand held metal detectors to choose from and while they range from under $100 to several hundred dollars each, beginners can get a quality device for close to $100. While there are several things to take into consideration when you go shopping, you want to make sure that the detector you choose is lightweight enough to be comfortably used. It will also help if you choose a detector that has an adjustable shaft so that someone of any height can easily use the device.
There are a lot of places where you can use hand held metal detectors. Many individuals go to parks, beaches, and amusement parks or anywhere that large numbers of people gather. Some people who are really into the hobby study historical data and maps to see where old churches, schools, and other places where people gather once stood. Others get permission from private property owners in order to go treasure hunting with hand held metal detectors on their property.
In some jurisdictions, you will need a permit to be able to use hand held metal detectors in parks and other city owned property. The permit is usually just a few dollars but there is usually a fine associated with not having a permit in jurisdictions where a permit is required. It is usually best to check with local officials to see what the laws are in the area in which you plan to treasure hunt.
It is also important to carefully remove the items from the area in which you are scavenging. If you are digging in a grassy area, for instance, there are tools you can use to carefully remove a plug from the ground in such a way that it is easy to replace it. After all, you don’t want to leave holes that will make it easy for people and animals to sustain injury. In addition, the more people who are responsible when it comes to using hand held metal detectors, the better chance there is that local officials will continue to allow the hobby of metal detecting.