Treasure Books- Suggested Reading
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!
    Buried Treasure 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 yesterday.
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 the relics.
* 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 metal detector.
* 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 markets.
* 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 addiction."

    Beginner or experienced, you will love this book! The New Successful Coin Hunting 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.
    Treasure Hunt is 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 capitalism.
     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.
metal detecting treasure hunting book by dan bergBeach and Water
Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors

A complete how to guide to discovering lost jewelry and coins from the sand and water. Includes sections on dry beach detecting, shallow surf, wading, scuba detecting and shipwreck diving.

Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors is a 70 page. The text is packed with information and hundreds of color images.

metal detecting for treasureEver 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 treasure recovered while metal detectinggold 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.

This title is now available in soft cover Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.></a></font>
                                                                      <p align=

 Check out all of Capt Dan's Downloadable eBooks




Check out all of Capt. Dan's shipwreck and scuba ebooks

The Waterfront Expo
The complete regional guide to waterfront real estate, vacation rentals and water sport activities.
  Shipwreck Expo
The complete guide to shipwrecks and wreck diving
A complete selection of designer swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis and one piece swimwear.