Metal Detecting Secrets for Beginners
Guide to Successful Treasure Hunting: Useful Tips, How-To Tutorials and In-Depth Articles
by Sergei Upstateny, date published: ; last time modified:
Unlike on some other web sites that charge money for useful info, this basic Guide To Successful Metal Detecting is free to all! If you read the articles carefully, get a hand-on experience and put in some efforts, you will see the remarkable results in no time!
In case you can not find answers to your questions on my webpages, please read my Important Note for Beginners posted at the bottom of this page. And you certainly should not hesitate to e-mail me your question(s)!
Either you are a beginner or experienced treasure hunter, you might find my articles and many tips here very useful for your metal detecting endeavors. Please feel free to submit your own practical tips and advices that could help others!
Secrets for Beginners:
- Glossary of Metal Detecting Terms
- Types of Metal Detecting Activities:
General Metal Detecting
WW2 Relic Hunting
Gold Nugget Hunting
- Equipment and Accessories for Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting
- Search Coil Secrets and Detecting Techniques
- A Complete Guide to Research
- My Metal Detectors - Detailed Reviews and Useful Tips:
XP GoldMaxx Power
Pulse Star II Pro
Minelab XS, Explorer
- Quieter Operation of A Metal Detector vs. Detecting More Deep Targets
- Less Discrimination Lets You Find More
- Questionable Signals and How To Decipher Them
- Factors That Affect VDI Readings of Non-Ferrous Targets
- More Practical Tips and How-To's
- Useful Articles on Metal Detecting
- Guide for Cleaning and Preservation of Coins
Simplified and Quick Method for Cleaning Copper Coins
The Most Effective Galvanic Method for Cleaning Tarnished Silver Coins
Simplified and Quick Method for Cleaning Silver Coins
- Best Finds of Other Treasure Hunters Worldwide
- XPlained Deus' Settings, Features and Modes: v2.0, v3.0 and subsequent versions
- XP Deus Air Test and Sergei's 100-Target VDI Chart for US Coins and Relics
- My Search Programs for Minelab CTX 3030 and E-Trac
- My Field-Test Report on Minelab E-Trac
- How To Use Minelab XChange 2 Application for EDITING
- My Search Program for Minelab Explorer XS, II and SE
- My Search Program for White's Spectrum XLT and XLT E-Series
- How To Make Any Regular Land Metal Detector's Operation Wireless
- Metaldectorist's Code of Ethics
- Detecting at Swedish Tavern Site, circa 17th Century - this story contains additional useful info on E-Trac.
- Basic Map Research
- Other Types of Research
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An Important Note to a Beginner About Seeking Helpful Info on the Web: Be Aware of Phony Websites and Blogs on Metal Detecting!
When I am writing a tech article, or create a guide or tutorial (major sections are mentioned above), I always try to include as many details as possible into my work. All information is based on my own experience. But, of course, I can not possibly cover everything related to the hobby. If you have not found certain info that you have been looking for on my website or anywhere else, do not hesitate to send me an e-mail with your question(s)! And always keep looking because not all "veteran" websites such as this one have yet been fully rebuilt to be mobile-friendly since this evolutionary trend in web design began a few years ago. As a result, most reputable "info reservoirs" for detectorists have been dropped from the first pages of all search engines.
In fact, the veteran websites are truly loaded with invaluable in-depth information, but can not compete with some new, mobile-friendly websites and blogs created by those who simply use the long-established websites' original content to fill their webpages and eventually replace the renown websites at the top positions on the search engine pages. Since these webmasters/"detectorists" do not know the subject in depth due to their lack of experience, they are afraid to deliver information on a level that is deeper than "ankle-deep". And if you ask anyone of those "adepts" for details on any particular subject related to metal detecting, or, at least, to tell you how many years he has been metal detecting, your e-mailed question(s) will not be answered. If you are not sure about accuracy of information given on any particular website, asking the webmaster/creator/author a fewspecific questions is actually the best way for you to determine whether you are dealing with an expert or just a wannabe.
And just aply common sense when you come across very promising titles and headlines. For example, something like "The Ultimate Guide to Treasure Hunting" should raise red flags, especially when such a guide fits on one webpage! (I am not kidding you!)
The problem with creators of "shallow" blogs and websites is not just their violation of ethics and copyright laws through stealing information from this web resource and other websites alike, or, god forbid, misleading a newcomer with incorrect information. The biggest problem is that they deprive the beginner-detectorists of full knowledge of basic things that are essential for a successful start. And when a beginner, being not even aware of receiving incomplete pieces of info, fails to achieve good results whithout knowing why, he or she gets frustrated, starts blaming himself or herself, and eventually quits the hobby. :(
This is why, if you are new to metal detecting, you should avoid fake "metal detecting guides" and half-baked "tutorials" created by pathetic "experts" giving wrong advises! Even though most of them usually disappear from the view later on, they sure cause some misunderstanding, confusion and frustration to some newcomers to the hobby. If you wish to locate the hard-to-find information that is vital for your successful pursuit of the hobby, you should use your laptop or desktop instead of a smartphone to dig deep into the search engine pages to get to the non-mobile-friendly websites carrying invaluable information. Happy hunting!
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