Ghost Town Treasures: Ruins, Relics and Riches Paperback – June 1, 2003

Searching for America’s Past is the subject of this book, along with learning how you can even profit financially from such a search. Ghost Town Treasures defines what ghost towns are and tells how to locate them through systematic research. What do you look for specifically after you find a ghost town? The book cites examples and points out what to expect in various locations. Knowing what to look for is vital to any exploration effort. As veteran treasure hunter Charles Garrett says, “How do you know you’ve found it if you don’t know what you’re looking for!” Finally, the book describes precisely how to search ghost towns, abandoned buildings and other deserted locations to learn their secrets and to discover those buried or hidden items of value always left behind wherever people have lived, worked or played. The use of metal detectors is emphasized, but other types of searching are not overlooked. If you want to find more treasure with your metal detector…if you are interested in America’s past…Ghost Town Treasures is the book for you.

Metal Detecting the Beach Paperback

Do you ever dream of finding buried treasures on the beach? Have you sat there and watched as other people comb the beach with their metal detectors wondering if they ever really find anything? Do you think that they would be there doing it if they were not finding anything? These people are digging up  silver, gold, diamonds, platinum, old coins, and every other type of treasure that you could imagine. It is real. There is an entire world of buried treasure right beneath your feet, and it is waiting for you to dig it all up.  Finding that buried treasure does not have to be a dream. In fact, it is pretty darn simple as long as you know a few basics. You can get lucky. Anyone can get lucky, but knowing how to look at a beach and know exactly where the gold is, is a skill that most people only learn from experience. In this  treasure hunting book, Mark Smith, a professional beach bum tells you exactly how he has found loads of treasure. There is more to it than swinging a coil, enjoying the scenery, and enjoying the breeze. Learn how to find treasure by: learning common metal detector terminology, types of water metal detectors, a metal detectors anatomy, other equipment you will need, proper etiquette, what you can expect to find, why you should never throw anything away, how to identify your finds, how to identify jewelry, how to tell if it is real gold, how to metal detect with children, the influence of the tides, how seasons and weather can uncover lost treasures from years past, how to pinpoint targets, how to quickly retrieve targets, how to zero in on certain locations and leave nothing uncovered.  Learn from more than just words. Fully illustrated diagrams and real life pictures describe in detail various conditions of the beach, and how to find treasure on them. This book is more than just a how to metal detect at the beach book. It is full of real life treasure finding experiences that can easily happen to anyone that is swinging a coil over the sand. Learn how you can find Silver, Gold, Diamonds and more.

Metal Detecting: An Essential Guide to Detecting Inland, on Beaches and Under Water [Kindle Edition]

Since the appearance of the first commercially available metal detectors in the 1960s, the hobby of metal detecting has developed rapidly and, as the technology has improved, more and more people have become metal detectorists. This is not surprising since metal detecting is an enjoyable and exciting leisure-time pursuit that is accessible to almost everybody, regardless of age or fitness. Moreover, metal detecting need not be an expensive hobby and there is a wide range of metal detectors to suit almost every budget.Contents include: How to go about buying your first detector; The principal types of detectors, their advantages and disadvantages and how to use them; How to recover and identify buried objects and clean them; Detecting inland, on beaches and underwater, and the safety precautions required in all three environments; The law relating to metal detecting, how to search for potential sites and how to gain the necessary permission to search on private land. Superbly illustrated with over 100 colour photographs depicting equipment, detectorists at work and interesting and important finds. Essential reading for those who are considering taking up metal detecting, as well as those who have already become detectorists. Metal detecting is an enjoyable and exciting leisure-time pursuit – it is not an expensive hobby and there are metal detectors to suit every budget. Clearly written and brimming with helpful information and tips. Superbly illustrated with over 122 colour photographs and 15 diagrams. John Clark is an experienced metal detectorist.

Metal Detecting Tips: How to Metal Detect for Beginners. Learn How to Find the Best Metal Detector for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Beach Hunting, Treasure Hunting and More.

This book is a complete guide to metal detecting. The author put everything he knows about metal detecting into simple, understandable language so that you can easily learn all there is to know about uncovering buried treasures. Inside the book you will learn:

– The various types of metal detecting.

– The features of a metal detector and how to get the best detector for the right treasure.

– All the tools you will need to get at your buried items (coils, diggers, scoops, etc.)

– How to use a metal detector.

– Tips and pointers – where to look for your treasure.

– How to find treasures while enjoying a beautiful beach setting.

– Key research tips about understanding your site and making sure you will find everything that can be found.

– Extensive list of metal detecting sites and ideas on how to find new ones.

– What you need to know about the law and how to make sure the government will not confiscate your treasure.

– How to obtain permission to search on private properties, including a sample permission letter and liability waiver form.

…and much more.

If you’ve ever been interested in metal detecting, but didn’t know where to start, then I encourage you to learn from the author’s experience and get started on the right footing. This book contains everything you need to know to start metal detecting in no time!

Los Detectores De Metales En Áreas Históricas: The Metal Detectors In Historic Areas Paperback

Este es un libro/manual que intenta enfocar el uso del detector de metales en lugares antiguos con un pasado histórico donde el hombre vivió por más tiempo, no es un libro técnico especializado en los detectores de metales, pero se expone una semblanza de las tecnologías modernas para la localización de los metales, reliquias, tesoros y riquezas perdidas. Ofrece una guía para encontrar metales enterrados usando una desconocida pero innovadora varilla de radiestesia llamada la “varilla vertical” desarrollada por el autor, misma que se sostiene con ambas manos, dando más sensibilidad que las varillas en “L” y el “péndulo” usados en la Radiestesia. Este además es un libro bilingüe, que intenta promover la historia y tecnología del detector de metales desarrollada en los Estados Unidos para transmitirla a los aficionados y buscadores de metales valiosos de habla hispana. This is a book / manual that attempts to focus the use of metal detector in old places with a past where men lived longer, not a technical book that specializes in metal detectors, but draws a portrait of the technologies modern location of metals, relics, treasures and lost riches. Provides a guide to find buried metals using an unknown but innovative dowsing rod called the “vertical rod” developed by the author, it is held with both hands, giving greater sensitivity than the rods in “L” and the “pendulum” used in Dowsing. This also is a bilingual book that seeks to promote the history and technology of metal detector developed in the United States of America to transmit to the fans and seekers of precious metals for speakers of Spanish.

THE SUCCESSFUL TREASURE HUNTER’S SECRET MANUAL: How to Use Modern Cameras to Locate Buried Metals, Gold, Silver, Coins, Caches… [Kindle Edition]

Don’t miss this fantastic new opportunity to find a fortune. David Villanueva, shows how you can use modern cameras to quickly and easily locate buried and hidden treasure from a distance. There is nothing new about the discovery that buried metals give off an aura that can be captured by certain cameras. Louis J Matacia has been promoting a certain Polaroid camera for years as a major tool for finding treasure, which was great; the author found a cache of gold coins using just such a tool. The problem now is that the camera is obsolete, although still readily available on the previously enjoyed market and competition from digital cameras forced Polaroid to stop making the film in 2005. The last original film pack the author bought was two years out of date and cost $60. And it will only get worse from here on in, eventually becoming unobtainable at any price! So is that the end of using auras to locate buried treasure? Not at all! The author set about trying to find a solution and came up with two! The first is that there is current Polaroid film readily available, at the time of writing that can easily be used in the camera. The second solution described in great detail is – wait for it – YOU CAN CAPTURE TREASURE AURAS WITH DIGITAL CAMERAS! Not collector’s items like the Polaroid, mind you, but recent models that you can buy anywhere tomorrow. And the digital camera works brilliantly. Auras can be obtained on gold down to a quarter of an ounce or less – that’s a single coin or nugget! The camera can even discriminate between different metals – gold, silver, copper, etc. – all from a distance and can be used anytime during daylight hours. By definition, instruments that can reveal hidden treasure from a distance are long-range locators. But you won’t here about expensive commercial long-range locators that in use can be like searching a coal-bunker, in the middle of the night, trying to find a black cat that isn’t there! This is long-range location at its best – showing you precisely where treasure is hidden. You really can see the color of the money (providing it’s metallic or contained in metal) and what’s more you can get started for less than $100 at present – you may even already have most everything you need! Treasure auras are simply the appliance of science so you don’t need any special gift to use these cameras – there is none of this hairy-fairy stuff about ordinary instruments producing extraordinary results in the hands of someone with psychic awareness. Hands-on is not even needed – hands-off is actually better! And, clearly, you have absolute discretion with this approach – you can take a camera almost anywhere and no one will have any idea that you are not just taking snapshots. Of course, most cameras off the shelf do not photograph treasure auras – if cameras naturally photographed auras, most folks would take them back to the store complaining about the photo quality. So you may need to do a few modifications. But don’t worry, it isn’t rocket science – everything you need either plugs in, screws in or sticks on and all will be clearly explained. So for your modest investment in this manual and possibly some reasonable expenditure on equipment you will have the finest opportunity to find millions in buried and hidden wealth!
Introduction * The Treasure Aura Secret * The Polaroid SX-70 SLR Camera * An Iron Age Gold Coin Cache * Some Possibilities * The Digital Solution * Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT, DSLR * Olympus D-490 Zoom Digital Camera * Filters * Digital Image Processing * Image Processing in the Field * Metal Detectors * Treasure Law * Landowner/Searcher Agreement * The End of the Beginning * Bibliography * About the Author * Acknowledgements
166 pages approx

Metal Detecting and Archaeology (Heritage Matters) [Hardcover]


The invention of metal detecting technology during the Second World War allowed the development of a hobby that has traditionally been vilified by archaeologists as an uncontrollable threat to the proper study of the past. This book charts the relationship between archaeologists and metal detectors over the past fifty odd years within an international context. It questions whether the great majority of metal detectors need be seen as a threat or, as some argue, enthusiastic members of the public with a valid and legitimate interest in our shared heritage, charting the expansion of metal detecting as a phenomena and examining its role within traditional archaeology. A particular strength of the book is its detailed case studies, from South Africa, the USA, Poland and Germany, where metal detectors have worked with, and contributed significantly towards, archaeological understanding and research. With contributions from key individuals in both the metal detecting and archaeological communities, this publication highlights the need for increased understanding and cooperation and asks a number of questions crucial to the development of a long term relationship between archaeologists and metal detectors.