One of the most popular and rapidly growing types of metal detecting is metal detecting on the beach or near the sand. Just using a regular metal detector on sand in the past has made it a lot more difficult to locate items benefit the sands surface. With some of the improvements recently in the metal detectors, if beach metal detecting is your preference the advances recently made have mad your job a lot easier.
The beach metal detector pretty much works the same way as any other metal detector but they do it with a different intent and that is in the water or around the water. Salt water contains electrolytic substances which can sometimes confuse a regular metal detector, which is why you should always consider a beach metal detector if that is going to be your main area you focus on. The beach metal detector focuses on finding true metals and metallic substances and avoids nonmetallic elements.
So how does a metal detector that is made for the beach metal detecting differ from just a typical day-to-day metal detector? With your typical everyday metal detector the salt water may pose a problem for the detector to find metallic and nonmetallic substances. The beach metal detector basically deselects metalloids and just looks for true metal objects which is the basic function of a metal detector on the beach.
The beach detector specifically looks for coins, metal bars, gold, silver, platinum, in almost anything that she could think of that would be of value. Specifically, looking for finding gold, coins, and silver is a big plus on the beach because people tend to lose coins, watches, earrings, and other types of jewelry when they are on the beach and having fun.
Beach metal detectors have their own requirements and you just read some of what you need to know if you are interested in beach metal detecting. In part two we will take a look at tips on how to purchase the best metal detector for the beach.