Metal Detector – Pedal to The Metal 

Metal Detector – Pedal to The Metal 

With the environment that we live in one can catch up with their friends and play various sports outdoors but for those people who choose to stay inside with just their electronic gadgets and spend time indoors, don’t get the full experience to play outside or cultivate any outdoorsy skill for that matter. 

But what if I told you that there is an electronic instrument devised that will not only force you to step outside your home but will also enlighten your mind and spark up your curiosity? It is none other than a Metal Detector. 


Instruments like these have been around for quite some time. With the cutting-edge technology, these detectors are getting enhanced at an exponential rate. Machines earlier were crude and rough and didn’t have much battery life, but nowadays, many detectors have a battery life, operate smoothly, can change and match up to frequencies, and has better coil design. 

Essential instruments required ny hobby is incomplete without the following things and features – 

  • Coil Size

The size of the coil matters. A sit makes a huge difference; there are small coils to standardized coils, each of these coils has a certain frequency that can cover up bigger areas and a heavy density of lands. 

  • Tools

Once you have made a discovery, you would need tools to dig up the ground. Certain tools like a T hand shovel with narrow blades, trowel/digger, sand scooper, and a tool belt. 

  • Special Gears

Along with the tools, you would also need to carry some replaceable batteries just if the machine doesn’t run out of power, wireless headphones in case you catch a slight signal, pinpointers, flashlight, etc. 

Where would you use it, though? – Well, one cannot start digging in public places as it is a government ground with federal rules or even in private land or property if you don’t have the landlord’s permission. So, where can you use it? The answer is – 

  • Beaches

Many people can find ancient coins and other metal artifacts deep in the shore during beach erosion. One can even have it as any hobby.  

  • If private owners give permission, then one can detect the land to find some precious metal. 
  • Public parks, swimming pools, and even campgrounds are allowed by the government. 
  • Lastly, if someone has lost something valuable and expensive, they can use the detector to recover their lost belongings like mobile, jewelry, etc. 

Restricted areas

These are scientific instruments that are used in day-to-day life. It can be used as an extensive hobby but are generally used by archaeologist and treasure hunters. One of the places to not venture is: – 

  • Forest Land

Using your device in the thick forests is frowned upon. Any form of an artifact or a relic found in the forest premises is to be left within the forest itself. One should not disturb the forest cycle. 

  • Non-developmental sites/construction sites

Digging up in such sites without permission is illegal, and it can cost you. 


Overall, this is an activity where one can explore and learn a lot about ancient objects and quench their thirst for knowledge.