Metal Detecting Beaches

Beaches Are A Fantastic Place To Metal Detect

     The Possibilities at Beaches are endless when it comes to Metal Detecting.  Gold and Silver jewelry can be found, and don’t forget about Platinum.  I’m sure you have a salt water or fresh water beach near you.  Most people do well with just a coin or relic machines around fresh water beaches dry sand.  But if you get a Water Detector then you can get right in the water and find those lost goodies that swimmers lose.  Now I have found gold and silver jewelry both in the dry sand and in waist deep water.  You just never know where your next treasure may be waiting.

     If you plan on Detecting in a Salt Water Beach you might need a Detector that can handle the mineralization, Dry sand is not so much the problem, but wet sand can be annoying without the right Detector.  Pulse Induction work great on salt water beaches but do not discriminate very well.  VLF can be chattery and not go as deep when running smooth, but they do discriminate better.

    Silver Necklace and some coins found in a fresh water beach about waist deep with a Fisher 1280x aquanaut under water detector

I found This 14k gold Ring On the dry sand with a Tesoro Cibola at a Popular Beach In New England.  These Detector are very good at picking up gold, because of there frequency 14 kHz

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7 Responses to Metal Detecting Beaches

  1. Ray Wagaman says:

    Beach hunting. Well like alot of guys that are always shopping and baseing there detector buys solely on detector reviews. One thing to keep in mind is ground mineralization. I have spent thousands on whites detectors and stopped. I kept 1 whites detector unit which is the m6. and have used it on salt beaches includeing the wet salt sand with chattering like most. Now this will make you laugh.

    I have had a unit made into a wader style detector a simple vlf tesoro silver umax. totally inclosed for submersing. and this simple unit blows my other detectors away . it even puts the tigershark to shame.

    vlf detectors do work. on wet salt sand. A unit with disc. sen. threshold, and groundballance is all you really need. without breaking the bank for finding those jewlery treasures

    • Good Info Ray
      Your right you don’t need to spend alot of money to have fund in the water. Tesoro makes some great little machines that have good frequency for finding gold too !
      Also There are some affordable water machines that work great like the Fisher 1280 X works great at fresh water beaches, I have never used it at a salt water beach though. There are some detectors like stated above can be turned into a water machine if you can tinker with things like the Ace 250. This link shows you how to turn a Garrett Ace 250 into a water machine. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=100210.0
      You can also take the head unit off the pole/rod and tie a rope to it andput it around your neck. and use your machine in the water as long as you don’t submerge it. Good Luck

    • robert says:

      How did you enclose your silver umax, i also use my silver umax a the beach i like to know how you made yours submersible.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So what Is a good detector to use on a saltwater beach I live on the Chesapeake Bay and am trying to find a detector that will detect gold and silver jewelry I am looking for a good detector for gold a silver in the price rang of 250 any Suggestions

  3. Andy says:

    So what Is a good detector to use on a saltwater beach I live on the Chesapeake Bay and am trying to find a detector that will detect gold and silver jewelry I am looking for a good detector for gold a silver in the price rang of 250 any Suggestions

    • Ahhh I used to live down in Annapolis, I was not into metal detecting then, boy I wish I was. Well If your going to work the dry sand, any detector will work fine like a ace 350,tesoro cibola,tesoro silver,Fisher f2 or f4. But If you want to work the wet sand when it is low tide, you will need a Minelab or a detector that can deal with the mineralization. Most single frequence detector suffer in the wet sand. I was blown away with the depth of an Etrac in the wet sand. But that is a little out of your price range. You will do just fine in the dry sand with the detectors stated above, maybe after a few good finds you could work your way up to the etrac !

  4. I love hunting on beaches and i still use my minelab excalibur and a good scoop ! HELLO from Germany – RALF | metalldetektor

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