Metal detecting

I’m taking our family camping at the beach next week, and we’re going to bring our metal detector :slight_smile:

We bought a White’s Treasure Pro a few years ago, but haven’t had much of a chance to use it. It’s a great little machine though:

I’ll post any interesting things I find, but if you’re into this stuff and found something worth sharing then I’d love to see it.

I used a metal detector around my property (15 acres) in the hopes of finding pioneer items, as I live really close to the Cracker Trail, but so far I have only found rebar, wire fencing, and a rusty trailer hook that I do not think is antique. I do occasionally get false positives. You come back later and nothing is there.

Part of my property gets flooded during rainy season, so I think most of this was under water years ago, sadly a big swamp. (No worries, the house is on a little hill). I’m a bit disappointed. I wanted to find an old horse shoe, lantern, button, etc. I’ll keep trying, though. I don’t dig close to the house at all, only in the woods.

We went camping at the beach this last weekend, and I was able to take my metal detector. Didn’t find anything at all, but had fun showing my kids how it works. Our two year-old was impressed :wink:

I’d like to use this machine more often, but don’t know where to go. If anyone has suggestions for good hunting places in southwestern Washington state (or northwest Oregon) I’d be happy to check it out.

I just found out White’s Electronics folded up last year :frowning:

I guess I have what is called a “cheap” metal detector. It only cost about $120. I wonder how deep I’d have to go in order to find anything significant. My property has SO MUCH sand.