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Competitive Metal Detector Hunts - Group Metal Detecting Hunts:  Are They Worth The Effort and Are They Fun?

Competitive Metal Detector Hunts - Group Metal Detecting Hunts: Are They Worth The Effort and Are They Fun?

For people that are new at metal detecting, a competitive hunt may have a shroud of mystery.  If you haven't been to one, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.  These hunts are usually conducted by metal detecting clubs and happen quite regularly across the world.  They are a fun way to meet new people interested in the sport, learn to use your detector by honing your skills in a fast paced and competitive environment, and to potentially score some valuables, cash, and/or prizes.

There are a few different types of group metal detector hunts....

FAQ: How do you find good metal detecting sites?

FAQ: How do you find good metal detecting sites?

How to find good metal detecting sites is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at High Plains Prospectors.  It is also the number one thing to consider when getting into metal detecting because the fact is:

Location is the number one factor to success in metal detecting.

For the most part, all metal detectors do the same thing.  They send our a radio wave and receive it back.  That information goes to some sort of processing "computer" and the machine provides feedback to the user to determine what the object beneath the earth might be.  Then the user decides whether or not they want to dig the target.  But, if there are no good targets to dig, the metal detector is totally worthless, right?  At least at that location anyway.

So, finding a site is a really important part of metal detecting.  In this article I am going to give you four ways (with actual resources you can use today) to start finding good sites to metal detect... 

Best Metal Detectors For The Beach

Best Metal Detectors For The Beach

In a previous post titled,  Metal Detecting on The Beach - The Best Place to Metal DetectI discussed my favorite place to metal detect.  There is very little argument that frequented beaches not only provide the best atmosphere to detect (think cool ocean breeze, sun kissed tan, and easy digging conditions), but it also provides one of the most lucrative locations to find valuable lost treasure.

Now, the questions presents itself : 

What Are The Best Metal Detectors For Hunting Beaches?

National Coin Shortage?  One Group Has A Solution.

National Coin Shortage? One Group Has A Solution.

In light of the National Coin Shortage of 2020, merchants and consumers are getting creative in order to keep the economy pumping.  There are other groups that are getting creative in order to find a solution to the problem.

Is This The First Time The U.S. Has Had a Coin Shortage?

First, it is important to note that this IS NOT the first time the United States has encountered a coin shortage.  In the post World War II era, coin shortages had been occasionally known but were brief in duration.  Typically they the shortages would affect one of the five denominations (cent, nickel,dime, quarter, and half dollar) that was being minted at the time.  In 1959 the Federal Mint failed to create enough coins for banks that needed them.  At this point, the Fed imposed rationing at its district and branch banks.  Since many of the coins that are distributed to banks from the Federal Reserve are distributed from "flowback"...