What is ground balance function for, and how does it influence the metal detecting process?

When I took up metal detecting, I didn’t understand much, especially when I heard such words as discrimination, ground balance, mineralization, etc. I didn’t adjust the ground balance. I just turned the metal detector in and hurried to start treasure hunting. Moreover, even sometime later, I was still using automatic manufacturer’s settings, and these were quite enough for me. Only when I became a more experienced digger, I started to see how important is proper setting and adjusting of the ground balance. This is the experience I’d like to share with you here.

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