Here are some basic tips to help you profit from detecting on the beach and sand:
While all- round detectors have led good finds, to be really successful in beach metal detecting you to need a specialized detector. Using normal metal detectors make it more difficult to find valuable targets in a sandy, wet environment.
If beach metal is/is detecting to be your main focus in metal detecting then acquiring a purposed designed detector will make your hobby more enjoyable and profitable.
Beach metal detectors do the same job as other metal detectors i.e. detect metal. But with one significant difference.
There are designed to work in and around water. Because of the electrolytic substances in salt water, normal metal detectors sometimes are thrown off the signal.
The regular metal detector operating in a saltwater environment may not give true readings for metallic and nonmetallic elements.
You can set your beach to basically ignore metal-like substances and focus on looking for true metal objects.
When beach metal detecting you're normally looking for coins, watches, earrings, rings and other types of jewelry etc. these types of times are what people tend to lose most often on their day out to the beach.
The best time to scan the beach is near the end of the day when the bulk of crowd have gone home.
It is best if you can detect the beach before there has been a major shift in the tide, before the waves buries the lost items any father or washes them away, marking them harder to find. Even so, anywhere between the low and high tide water mark you can still make some valuable metal detecting finds.
And the best place obviously where most of the people have congregated. Normally between the lifeguard flags.
A lot of time you will find useless metal objects such as ring tabs, it is always good idea to keep them when you find them and dispose of them later. That way you are cleaning up the beach and you won’t re-find them on your next trip to the same beach.
I trust you have gained something from these basic beach metal detecting tips.
The purpose of the different metals and the different depths is to help you become familiar with the different sounds, so you recognize that sound when you’re hunting for real.
Test the signals of all your detectors as well as different coils and different settings. Write your observations down. I have a spiral notebook that keep track of what I observe. Test in wet and dry conditions. I know it sounds like a lot of repetition, but it will be of great value on your treasure hunting excursions.
Additionally, doing testing in your test garden can aid in becoming more familiar with your other tools. Digging tools and probes are some of the items you can become mastered with. Your goal is to create as little. Damage to the area as possible, while still retrieving your find you also don’t want to damage what you’re digging for. Practicing in your test garden will soon have you retrieving like a pro.