Introduction to Metal Detecting

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Here's my quick intro to metal detecting. I hope it gives you the info you need to start shopping for a metal detector. If you're interested in the Garrett brand, please visit my website at http://garrettmetaldetector.org Thanks!

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Introduction to Metal Detecting

  1. 1. Garrettmetaldetector.org Metal Detecting Finds and Fun
  2. 2. Metal detectors range in price from $35 kids toys to professional systems costing over $50,000(!) Fortunately, there's some great units costing a few hundred $
  3. 3. The 3 main types are <ul><li>VLF (very low frequency) most versatile, </li></ul>two coils, one sender one receiver <ul><li>PI (pulse induction) like radar, great </li></ul>where there's little trash <ul><li>BFO (beat frequency oscillator) oldest, </li></ul>two oscillators, metal object de-tunes one of them BFO not used much any more – not much accuracy or control
  4. 4. Major brands include <ul><li>Bounty Hunter </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher </li></ul><ul><li>Garrett
  5. 5. Minelab
  6. 6. Tesoro </li></ul>
  7. 7. There's lots of different treasures <ul><li>Valuable stuff – coins, watches, jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Historic stuff – buttons, tools, bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Meteorites! </li></ul>What you find depends largely on where you hunt
  8. 8. Great places to hunt include <ul><li>Beaches – sand is easy to dig, </li></ul>valuables often lost or left behind <ul><li>Sites and trails in the woods
  9. 9. Deserts </li></ul>Don't forget to get permission for searching on private property Hunting may be prohibited at historic sites, and usually is prohibited at battle fields
  10. 10. Thanks for watching! For more info & tips visit GarrettMetalDetector.org

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