A complete how to guide to
discovering lost treasure from the sand and water with a metal detector.
A complete list of treasure and
metal detecting books. Knowledge is power. The more you know and
understand about treasure hunting the more successful you will
be. Check out some of these great titles.
Metal Detecting for the Beginner is a how-to guide for
anyone interested in the sport of metal detecting. Get a
feel for a typical hunt; learn key terminology, and how to
buy your first detector. This book guides you through the
technical concepts you will need to make intelligent
choices on the equipment you buy. It includes an ample
list of manufacturers, suppliers, and online resources.
Welcome to the wonderful world of metal detecting!
This book is great. It has many great places to look
for treasure in every state. The author has done years of
research to find many old ghost towns, buried treasure
stories, and many other places. It gives tips on metal
detecting, but seems to have been paid by Garrett Metal
Detectors to advertise and show their detectors in this
book. It also informs you how to find good places to look.
This book is a masterpiece and very interesting even if
you are not going out to look for lost treasures of
The author of "How to Hunt Treasure" has spent
most of his life pursuing the "treasure" that
exists in infinite variety in the United States -
from antiques to art, gold coins to rare
documents, antiquarian books to military relics,
bank notes to diamonds - and every other type of
collectible imaginable. Equally at home with his
metal detector on a river bottom or a Civil War
battlefield, he also routinely searches auctions,
yard sales, flea markets, pawn shops and eBay for
unrecognized bargains, and has even placed ads in
local publications that bring the "treasure" to
his door. His book covers such topics as:
* How to hunt Civil War relics - how to locate
the sites and utilize the best methods for finding
* Gold, silver, diamonds, and coins - how to
test and buy gold and silver, how to grade and buy
diamonds and coins.
* Coin shooting - the best settings for your
* Diving for treasure - why you should consider
this "last frontier."
* Bottle digging/diving - why "privies" and
rivers are your best bets.
* The incredible opportunities offered by yard
and estate sales, auctions, pawn shops, and flea
* Indian artifacts - a hobby to be wary of.
* The tools of the trade - the metal detector,
the probe, the seine, the eye, etc.
* The importance of maintaining records.
* Methods used to clean and preserve dug relics
- details of electrolytic cleaning.
* eBay - how to use it for research, how to buy
and sell intelligently.
* Advertising for treasure - perhaps the most
lucrative method for acquiring treasure.
* The importance of a reference library...
The author is adamant that his experiences are
not unique. "Anyone can find treasure," he states.
"When it happens, it can become a lifelong
experienced, you will love this book!
The New Successful
is a modern version of Garrett's previous book "Successful
Coin Hunting". The New version gives you ideas where to
hunt, how to hunt, dig, clean, and even how to choose the
right metal detector! It even has information on the newer
computerized detectors. This is the book you want to take
out on the 'field' with you when you hunt. Happy hunting!
Urban Treasure Hunter
Tompkins Square Park, in New York City's East Village, has
produced coin recoveries dating back to the 1830s. A
construction site in Philadelphia recently yielded ceramic
perfume containers and embossed pipe bowls from the 1860s.
"Urban treasure hunter" Chaplan explains how to find,
unearth and identify valuable artifacts like these in this
how-to manual. He provides information on dealing with
curious onlookers and fitting into a neighborhood (in
"upscale" areas, dress like a jogger; in "tough areas,"
wear camouflage items and worn jeans), covers legal
issues, provides a surprisingly scholarly and in-depth
lesson in archeology and details how and where to search
for and clean old coins, bottles and historical and
prehistoric artifacts (he also gives tips on how to cash
in on this hobby). Chaplan peppers his text with
quotations from fictional and real adventurers, from
Sherlock Holmes to Rudyard Kipling, and includes
do-it-yourself instructions for building a sifter and even
setting up an electrolysis device for cleaning unearthed
metal objects. Chaplan's enthusiasm enlivens the
extensive, solid factual information, and although his
comparison of urban treasure hunters to history's
swashbuckling explorers is a bit exaggerated, stories of
his own hunting experiences in the greater New York area,
as well as tales of discoveries of booty in unexpected
places, prove his point that adventures and buried
treasure are closer to home than most would expect.
the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or
gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been a part
of maritime lore for centuries. In 1687, Captain William
Phips brought back to port an incredible cargo---nearly
forty tons of silver and gold---the treasure of the
Spanish galleon Concepción, wrecked over forty
years before on a coral reef in the middle of the ocean.
The unimaginable had become real, and the great
treasure-hunting boom had begun.
Soon after Phips’s success, there were numerous
expeditions that meant to emulate his stunning
achievement. During that same time there was also a boom
in the invention of crude and often very dangerous diving
equipment. Many of these new projects were promoted on the
infant stock market, where gambling and treasure hunting
became closely connected with the birth of modern
By the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, treasure
hunting had become a professional occupation, with a new
breed of diver emerging. Much of their time was spent
salvaging the wrecks of English and Dutch East-Indiamen
carrying treasure to business in Asia. Ever since, men
have been prepared to risk life and fortune in the search
for underwater riches.
Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors is a 70 page. The text is packed with information and hundreds of color images.
Ever go to the beach and watch a guy strolling down the waters edge metal detector in hand. That guy is not just searching for pocket change. He is looking for and most likely finding treasure. For the purpose of this text we will focus on Beach and Water Hunting. Learn why Metal detecting can be enjoyed as a hobby by those of all ages. Its one of the only activities that can quickly pay for itself while providing the hobbyist with outdoor fun, adventure and exercise. This text defines water and beach detecting into five distinct forms of treasure hunting. Please be aware that many of these types of detecting overlap. For example a beach hunter with a water proof detector will often venture into the shallow surf in search of gold rings and a scuba diver could certainly use his same detector on the dry beach. This text teaches the basics as well as tricks of the trade learned form years of detecting. These techniques make it easy and will greatly increase your productivity. Anyone can discover lost gold and this book will show you how.