Metal Detecting - An Essential Guide to Detecting Inland, on Beaches and Under Water
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Since the appearance of the first commercially available metal detectors in the 1960s, the hobby of metal detecting has developed rapidly and, as the technology has improved, more and more people have become metal detectorists. This is not surprising since metal detecting is an enjoyable and exciting leisure-time pursuit that is accessible to almost everybody, regardless of age or fitness. Moreover, metal detecting need not be an expensive hobby and there is a wide range of metal detectors to suit almost every budget.
Contents include: How to go about buying your first detector The principal types of detectors, their advantages and disadvantages and how to use them How to recover and identify buried objects and clean them Detecting inland, on beaches and underwater, and the safety precautions required in all three environments The law relating to metal detecting, how to search for potential sites and how to gain the necessary permission to search on private land Superbly illustrated with over 100 colour photographs depicting equipment, detectorists at work and interesting and important finds.
'Minelab are delighted to be associated with this very clear and well written publication, which takes the reader through the hobby of metal detecting in a concise and logical manner. By introducing the basics of the hobby, right through to aspects such as the law, detecting equipment and site identification, it will provide any potential user with a firm grounding on which to begin their detecting adventure.' Vincent O'Brien, Minelab Ireland July 2010
" Metal Detecting is by John Clark, a metal detectorist with tremendous experience. His latest book is fascinating and clearly written, and is brimming with helpful information and tips. The subject is explained in an easy-to-understand way and informs the reader how to maximise the enjoyment of the hobby.
The book is essential reading, not only for novices but for those who have already become detectorists and have gained some experience of the hobby. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Treasure Hunting - June 2010