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Metal Detector On The Beach?

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  1. macdonjo3

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    I know on popular beaches where people drink there are many different things that get lost and I know sometimes people do use metal detectors on the beach. Does anyone know if this pays off or anything about the results?

    PS: I know, not really marketing but it is offline. :)
     
  2. nu4aaa

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    Cool idea. Now off to finding a detector for cheap!
    I think more stuff get lost in the sea but finding that will be tougher :)
     
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    I live in a beach city and during the summer, you see guys combing over the popular beaches every day right when the sun is going down. I never talk to them, but figure they have to be out there for a reason. A local newspaper had a story about these guys a while back, and it did say that they would find lost of change, and some jewelry from time to time.

    Seems like more of an old persons hobby than a solid income generating system.
     
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    If your just looking for modern coins, then you need to go to really popular beaches, first thing in the morning or later that evening after a busy day before

    i have been metal detecting for years and you can easily find £30-£50 in coins after a busy day.

    The real money is through finding lost earrings, necklaces and rings etc, if they are gold.

    I dont do the beaches anymore as its too much hassle from people who think its ok to have a go at u as though metal detecting is for perverts or something, but if ya thiick skinned then go and do it

    also if ya buying a detector, dont bother with crap ones from ebay, waste of money, a garrett ace 250 is a good starter at around £170 on ebay.

    Gold and Ring Pulls have almost the same frequency, so be prepared to dig up 100s of ring pulls lol
     
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    Definitely not a solid income, unless you happen to live on top of a previously undiscovered roman city, or access to US gold reserves lol
     
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    Near where i used to live, every year ending of the summer, me and my uncle, he still does, actually we are the only two persons that know about, the see bring all the goodies lost, from the people during the summer, in the water, and some of the beach that get washed away, during some bad weather.

    Found, watches, gold necles, where i am from people thinks is cool to go on the beach with a 5000 gold huge necklace.

    On the beach, also is good, but that spot is a gold mine, and is usually less that 10 meter deep.
    If you know some rocks in the water, have a look if you can, you may spot some place like that, but be carefull.
    If on the beach there are like bars and drinking place, even better, people drinking loose coins very often.
    Anyway, before the euro come in my biggest coin, was worth like a 5 dollars bill, just finding one of that, was equivalent of 1 hour, swetty job under a cooking sun
     
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    Thank-you both of you.
     
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    Sounds like a cool hobby to past time and find some interesting things. Maybe make a little cash.
     
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    It is like gambling, you may find ancient treasure or you may find trash. But it could be a fun hobby and nice way to get some fresh air and exercise. I live near civil war battles and have thought about looking for some old bullets or things left behind on the battlefield.
     
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    If you can get to an old graveyard where people don't go much anymore you might get lucky. People used to picnic at graveyards on Sundays long ago, (don't ask me why). Men would sit on the grass and money would fall out!

    A couple of 5 dollar gold pieces would be a real tour-de-force today :).

    Metal detecting is fun, I did it one summer and got addicted - don't quit your day job though.
     
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    Among all the detecting activities, gold metal detecting is the most interesting one. We can not only relax both our mind and body , but also find a big fortune if we are lucky enough. Next time if you feel bored, you can pick up a gold metal detector and have a try.
     
  12. Techxan

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    my Mother and Father in law used to take trips to other cities and use their metal detctors on old schlool yards. They wouidl do research and find these fairly good sized cities,and go thru old phone books to get addresses where schools were in the 30s and 40s, or earlier.

    The would take weekend trips and the almost always found old coins. No real treasure mind you, but many many old coins, and senior rings.

    They started storing them in a churn for their retirement, then moved into a nail keg, then finally an empty beer keg. The keg was just about full 12 years ago when he died, and my MIL stopped going.

    The keg is still there in the living room, and no one knows exactly what is in it. I cannot lift it and I am strong. All I can do is roll it from place to place.

    Everybody in the family is waiting to see what is in there, and who gets it.

    They never put pennies in there though, they turned in all memorial pennies and put the wheat and Indians into churns. There are three churns of pennies.

    Anyway my point is that if you can find an old school ground, swimming hole, or park, now abandoned, you can find some older coins. Look for family outing spots from decades past and see if the current owner will grant you access. An oild fairground can be quite fun to dig out, but you will find far more trash than treasure. It can also be hot sweaty work as mentioned above.

    And remember to replace your divots, no one likes seeing holes all over the place after you work an area.

    Have enough respect to fix the spots you dig out back like you found it
     
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    It was a tradition (still is in Mississippi), at least in the South (USA) called Decoration Day. A way to have fellowship and show respect to the dead, and include them in the family unit, even if the were gone. Everyone would pitch in and clean out the graveyard, fixing stones that shifted, and cutting back growth, planting flowers, mending and painting fences. It was a way to maintain a community graveyard, before they were commercial enterprises.

    It was always done on on Memorial Day (used to be called Decoration Day,in fact) to honor the fallen, all the way back to the War of Northern Aggression.

    Where I grew up, they also had one in the spring and fall (the harvest decoration day was practically a fair), in both cemeteries in town.
     
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    Yea we have a mexican holiday day just like that, its called "Dia de los Muertos"
     
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    live on the gulf coast of Florida - there is ALWAYS a retired old guy on the beach with his metal detecting gear on the sands AND in the water detecting for that metal. If you look at the time=money aspect, then it's waste of time, imo, but I guess if you're retired and want to spend some nice cool breeze time on the beach hunting, it looks rewarding. I'm sure if you find something worth while you can pawn it off at any pawn shop around town or craigslist it or ebay it for some cash.
     
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    contra .... i assume it is pennys which you earn for the time you use.
    pro ... you are in the fresh air and see bikinigirls ;)
     
  17. Tony Barns

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    I was thinking about taking this up as a hobby it would be fun and you could find lots of cool stuff.
     
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    You mean metal detecting on the beach? Well, it is very common nowadays. I think beach is not a good place for metal detecting. I did several tries and gained nothing on the beach. Maybe underwater metal detecting is much better. Anyway, I have a used underground metal detector, bought from detectorall, anyone need, mail me.
     
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