Metal detectors, like any other equipment, require a maximum of attention and proper care. If you don’t pay enough attention to these, your device may fail you at any moment.
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.
The article will tell you which metal detector is better for beach hunting and what you should take into account while selecting the device as well as why brackish water is a problem for beach hunting, what black sand is, what is wrong with gold chains and what VLF stands for.
For a long time, the metal detector market has been quite conservative. In fact, it was divided between several large companies, which were the leading ones in this or that segment or region. As a rule, these were USA and Australian companies, but the power balance has changed with time. Below we’ll discuss metal detector brands, including those, appeared quite recently.
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