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Print Length: 209 pages
Publisher: Blossom Hill Books (May 1, 2010)
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
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Best Sellers Rank: #598,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #96 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Precious Metals #819 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Antiques Care & Reference > Reference #1545 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Hiking & Camping > Instructional
I am new to the metal detecting hobby. After spending three laborious days searching for information to read and watching plenty of videos I decided to buy this book. It was nice to have some knowledge on the subject, but I would have saved myself allot of work had I just bought this book from the beginning.It has plenty of information pertaining to the selection and understanding of your first metal detector. It gives plenty of tips and many places to to continue your research. Many references to the detectors of today and mentions some from the past. It goes over all the subjects I could think of and then some. I found it to go about the critical information in several different angles to ensure all readers could understand it.I love this book and now I know what metal detector to buy and exactly why!!I already have scoped out sites to dig thanks to this book and YES! I DID FIND COINS IN MY OWN BACK YARD!Being that I am a beginner I feel confident to recommend it to beginners. As to more advanced users... I will have to read it again a year or two from now to be able to give my opinion, lol.Hope this helps, good luck and happy hunting!CP
I bought this book for my younger sister to go along with the ACE 250 I bought her. I read the book before giving it to her and I think it is great. I have been in metal detecting for a few years and wished I had a book like this at the start. I suggest that you buy the book before looking to buy a machine to save yourself a lot of frustration. When you are done with the books guide on how to select a machine use the Internet and down load, the owner's manual for the machines you are looking at purchasing. After reading the owner's manuals seek forums on the Internet that deal with that specific model of machine. I suggest that you do not buy a high-end machine as your first machine. If you presently have trouble using your home computer you will be very frustrated with the high-end machines. If you get frustrated with the hobby and try and sale your new machine remember a new metal detector is like a new car in that it drops in value the moment you receive it.
This book is a thorough, yet easily understood, introduction to metal detecting. The author appropriately includes helpful, step-by-step advice on how to research your first purchase. He explains the major features of typical units, and why those features matter to you (or why some features may interest you more than others). There's a discussion of new versus used units, as well as a checklist you can use to narrow your decision.The author walks you through the basics of how metal detectors work. There's some science involved, but truly, it will help you to grasp the basic principles. In fact, the author notes that "you WILL be gaining scientific knowledge" regarding weather, soil types, biology, physics, and electronics - and shows why, and where, this knowledge will help you find the 'loot.'The discussion on digging tools is good, too, as well as other supplies you should bring along. (Kneepads? Well, yeah.)The remainder of the book is dedicated to researching where to hunt. The number-one rule of this hobby is to "Search where lots of people have walked" - places where people congregate, both now and in the past. The tips include comparing current and old maps to find unexplored areas, perusing historical newspapers, seeking out old fair grounds and even just asking the locals where the old farms were. It's a bounty of good advice, and especially useful once you move beyond your town to unfamiliar areas.This is the second edition of Vince Migliore's book, which - as explained in the product description - means an expanded discussion of Internet resources. This is also useful, though truthfully if you have basic research skills, you can find much of it yourself.Time is money; this book will definitely help you make the most of your time - and, once you've got some experience, find the money.
This book exceeds my expectations, it cover everything that a beginner or even an intermediate user wants to know about when purchasing and it even covers locations where you will have the best luck for finding those hidden treasures. I could not believe the amount of helpful information that is in this book, and for this price, it is a steal. It provides references on where to find the best maps for your searching locations, and it even instructs you on what kind of metal detector you are looking for by what you want to search for. It is a must buy!!
Great book for the metal detector beginner or novice.Gives great tips for digging and how to not damage the land. Also, great information on the different types of detectors on the market and one's that are to come.Great book for yourself or as a gift.
***********I found this book to be helpfull in getting started. Just one or two good tips will pay for the book cost. If you had to search the net for all of these tips, it would take a lot of valuable time. Nice book to have on the shelf. I have both kindle and hardcopy versions, but prefer the hardcopy book. Photos and chart do not reproduce good in the kindle version.
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