Metal Detecting for the Beginner is a must read for anyone interested in the hobby!
Metal Detecting for the Beginner is a great how-to guide for anyone interested in the hobby of metal detecting. The book starts with explaining how an electronic metal detector works and key terminology used in the metal detecting hobby. The book includes a thorough explanation of crucial concepts for the beginner, such as Discrimination and Target ID. It then goes into the ethics of metal detecting which teaches the reader accepted and moral metal detecting practices.
The book is written by Vince Migliore, an experienced metal detecting hobbyist, who offers great tips and advice from his real life experiences in "the trenches".
This book has a comprehensive section of choosing your first metal detector by making comparisons based on specifications. It also describes all the other "tools of the trade". I used this section to choose my first metal detector and to choose the proper accessories.
It includes a great section of how to perform less invasive digs so as not to tear up lawns, grassy areas, and to perform little or no damage to a property during a dig.
This book prepares you for doing historical research in order to determine great dig sites and includes discussions about legal concerns concerning the hobby. There is a complete chapter concerning hunting for precious metals such as gold and silver. It gives great tips on determining great digs sites for said treasures.
The books also includes a great list of manufacturers, suppliers, and online resources.
You will be ready to purchase your very first metal detector and for a great treasure hunting experience after you read this book!
I own the Garrett Pro-Pointer, it is a great tool for honing in on small treasures.
This is a great overview of what you will learn in the Metal Detecting for the Beginner book.