Here are some
proven treasure hunting tips for artifact and coin hunting
in the UK!
One or two trips across a field without any good finds doesn't
mean there's nothing in the field. Because the land has been
used for over 2000 years, most fields have good relics and
coins hidden on them. Some of the fields are large and your
first thought might be to take off fast and not overlap your
sweeps. This would be a common mistake and could cause you
to miss most of the targets because you will either not get
the coil over the target or you will be going too fast to
hear the smaller targets.
Another hint or tip would be, as you're going along, if
you start finding lead or coke or spotting broken pottery,
this could be a good sign for you of past activities or concentrations
of people. Many coins and relics have been found in these
areas for the patient treasure hunter.
All the trash items you dig up, please remove them, or you
and your treasure buddy may dig them over and over again,
year after year. Also, there might be another target hiding
under it. Remember, the ground gets cycled or moved by the
plow each season, bringing artifacts and coins up for your
When you find a coin or nice relic it is recommended to
grid a small area around the find. A proven method is to
walk slow, in half steps and overlap your coil sweeps. Keep
track of where you have been in your grid by using your foot
prints or if needed draw, mark, stake or use land marks for
your grid square. Also, to grid or detect in the opposite
direction or to use a different machine can reveal additional
relics. If you turn up more items, then expanding the grid
would be a good idea.
Of all the treasure hunting tips UK, this is of prime importance!
Unlike hunting for U.S. coins were
you may choose to set you discrimination levels high to avoid
signals, in England keep your discrimination levels low.
Here's why. The Celtic, small hammered silver, and bronze
Roman coins may range in the nickel, and pull tab, and
tin foil, discrimination range and can be very faint signals.
With high discrimination levels a person will pass right
over, not hearing them. The smallest coins and cut hammered
coins will read as tin foil. When in doubt, dig. You may
discover your best find ever. In most cases the larger
loops that come with your machine helps for depth and ground
coverage. Smaller loops may be appropriate for stubble
fields in some cases. If you have any questions as to which
detectors or equipment you may want to bring, feel free
to email or call.
Here are some metal detecting
hints tips in regards to treasure cache hunting in the
Many cache/hoards have and will
be found in England.
It is recommended all large deep targets be dug. Some machines
may indicate these targets as an overload signal. Try to
avoid giving up the dig. You may discover a nice relic like
a crotal bell, or even a hoard/cache of coins or jewelry.
When a hoard/cache is discovered try not to disturb the find
and find area. Seek help from your tour guide and the local
authorities for proper recovery, documentation and recording.
Public beaches metal detecting tips
First: research whether or not a beach
is private or public. If it is private make sure you have
permission! If you're
looking for modern treasure, you may want to visit the
beach and note where the majority of the people are sun
bathing, playing, or swimming. This is the place where
you should search to discover recent losses such as jewelry
When seeking older
finds, here's some tips Where the sand is very deep, there is very little chance
of discovering old finds. Try to find areas where the
sand and shingle levels are low, (not deep) or where
may be exposed. Most beaches have a hard surface below
the sand and shingle, and this is where the majority
of the older finds will be found because coins and artifacts
quickly sink down through the upper layers of the beach.
Research old boat landing sites or if you know of a beach
where shipwrecks are known, search these beaches thoroughly
after any storms. You may need to set the discrimination
level so that it ignores the salt, or reduce the sensitivity
as well with some detectors. Search parallel to the sea.
By doing this, the sand you cover isn't going between
and wet, making some detectors loose balance all the
time. Look for patches of black sand on the beach because
is a good sign that the top layers of sand have been
washed away and you can get to the lower levels and therefore
the older finds. Make sure you don't leave any holes,
on the beaches. Always take away all the trash you find!