How to Pick a Metal Detector
Selecting the Best Metal Detector
Searching for treasure may sound like an interesting hobby, but like all hobbies, you have to have the right tools in order to have a good time.
Can you fish without a fishing pole, work on your car without tools, or hunt without a weapon? Of course not. That's why looking for gold, silver and all kinds of treasure with an inefficient metal detector would be just as ridiculous.
In order to find treasure with a metal detector, you'll need to find a high-quality metal detector that will work efficiently. Some of the most reputable metal detector manufacturers are Bounty Hunter, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, and Minelab.
Each of these metal detector manufacturers offer superior technological machinery for finding gold and all sorts of unique metallic treasure. While prices, styles, weight, features and models will differ from each manufacturer, their quality and craftsmanship is unbeatable.
Some metal detectors are marketed for the sheer purpose of finding gold. Others may be more specifically geared to the type of treasure you wish to seek.
For instance, if you're planning on going to an exotic location to look for gold nuggets, you'd probably benefit best from a metal detector specifically geared towards detecting gold nuggets.
On the other hand, if you're excited to find the presence of coins, jewelry and relics, you'd probably benefit best from a metal detector which is sensitive to finding these specific things.
Additional features to look for when selecting the best metal detector for your treasure hunts is the type of landscape you'll choose to perform your gold hunting.
Some metal detectors are all purpose, while others are made specifically for hot climates, cold climates, dry climates, moist climates and even direct underwater usage.
Note: If you plan on going into the lake or deep-sea diving with a metal detector, you better make sure it's for underwater usage! Never assume and always ask questions about gold metal detectors if you're unsure.