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How to Find Gold and Silver With Your Metal Detector

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Learn the secret tips for finding gold and silver treasure with your metal detector.

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How to Find Gold and Silver With Your Metal Detector

  1. 1. ==== ====How to find gold and silver coins and jewellery on beaches and in the surf.www.whatmetaldetector.com==== ====There are basically three kinds of metal detecting for gold: nugget hunting, metal detecting for goldrings, and detecting for gold coins. There are many different types and levels of metal detectors,so it is difficult to know which metal detector would be the best metal detector for you if you arehunting for gold.For eons mineralized quartz arteries and unexposed ore bodies have been shedding pure gold fornugget hunters to find. The best spots for nugget hunting are the desert areas in Midwesternstates like Arizona and California. Although many gold nuggets have been uncovered, geologistsagree that 95% of the gold in our western states has yet to be found. Most of this gold is in theform of nuggets that are in reach of a good gold metal detector.Remember that gold prospectors during the gold rush did not have a metal detector and could notsee the gold. Therefore, many of these nugget rich spots have been left un-molested. For this typeof hunting for gold the best metal detectors would have the correct frequency for gold detection.Metal detectors that operate at higher frequencies are good for detecting gold nuggets. This isdifficult because most detectors operate at a low frequency to be able to ignore iron and to godeeper in the ground.A good solution to this problem is the Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050 with its dual frequencytechnology. The problem is that gold has the same magnetic field as iron so many gold detectorswill also get a lot of false signals. Pulse induction metal detectors are great for nugget hunting asthey have a special technology and operate at extremely low frequencies and can find goldnuggets deep in the ground. The Minelab GPX-4500 is a favorite among gold nugget hunters butthese are also not great at tuning out trash items. You should always consider a gold nugget findas a good indicator that there are more nuggets in the area. Gold nuggets are very rarely found bythemselves. The best all around metal detector for gold nugget hunting is probably the TreasureHunter XJ9-3050.Hunting for gold rings is another type of gold hunting. Gold rings are different than gold nuggetsbecause they are often alloyed with other types of metal. They are usually close to the surface andsometimes cannot be tuned out or selected for with a notch filter even with the best metal detector.By far the best place to look for gold rings is at the beach. Particularly in the shallows of adropping tide at a popular resort location. The reason is because many vacationers do not realizethat the colder water can make their fingers shrink and unsuspectingly lose their highly valuablering jewelry.Also, the shallow water is the most recent area that was occupied by vacationers. Miamis southbeach is notorious for one of the most lucrative metal detecting spots on the planet and many ofthe local metal detectorists are very secretive and territorial about their spots. Because you will
  2. 2. find many other types of jewelry besides gold, it is best to have an all purpose type of metaldetector for ring and jewelry hunting. A great metal detector for beach hunting is the fullywaterproof Treasure Hunter Poseiden detector.It really helps to have a metal detector that can work well in the water fully submersed as well asbeing very capable in dry sand. Of-course dry sand metal detecting in popular resort areas is alsohighly recoverable detecting. Another great detector for these conditions is the Garrett GTP 1350or the Treasure Hunter 3019. Both detectors have many different modes for different targetselection or rejection and can detect small targets at large depths. Dont forget your sand scoopwhen detecting at the beach!Metal detecting for gold coins is an entirely different animal and different strategies must beapplied. This type of find is the most rare and valuable among treasure hunters. The best areas tofind gold coins would be shipwrecks. The best and most valuable type of find and the fantasy ofevery treasure hunter is to find a new shipwreck with gold bullion coins and similar gold treasure.This type of find is extremely rare, but there are undiscovered shipwrecks with treasure to befound. The best place to look is along the shipping routes in the Caribbean where tons of treasurewas taken from the Americas to Europe and of-course there is the notorious Pirate booty to befound.For these spots you would need one of the more highly advanced underwater metal detectors likethe Treasure Hunter Poseidon underwater metal detector. Also, rare gold coins have been foundwashed up at all the beaches of the East Coast, and indicates that there is much more treasurehidden out there. Overall the best metal detector for gold hunting would probably be the TreasureHunter XJ9-3050 because of the dual frequency allows it to detect gold at great depths. Justremember that treasure is where you find it and you must be out there hunting it with your metaldetector to find it!Metal Detector Town is a destination website for all things metal detectors. Whether you are metaldetecting for gold nuggets, rings, or coins, we have the best metal detector to suit your needs.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Greg_Strayhorn==== ====How to find gold and silver coins and jewellery on beaches and in the surf.
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