David Humphries

David Humphries is the creator and writer at Metal Detecting Tips. Metal Detecting is an amazing hobby that is fun and gets you outside. As a bonus you can actually FIND Money!!

Metal Detecting in Massachusetts

7 Best Beaches to Metal Detect in Massachusetts (Maps, Laws and Tips)

Massachusetts, known as the Bay State, has a long and storied history. This is one of the most populous states in the New England region and has been settled for thousands of years. Native American Tribes, most notably the Massachuset Tribe, settled this region approximately 10,000 years ago. European settlers began to arrive on the …

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Metal Detecting at Virginia Beach

7 Best Beaches to Metal Detect in Virginia (Maps, Laws and More)

Virginia is a scenic state with a vast history. From the earliest Native American settlers to the establishment of Jamestown in the 1600s to the later European settlers, the territory has been inhabited for hundreds of years. Dozens of early relics, war artifacts, coins, and jewelry have been found throughout the state. Virginia’s picturesque beaches …

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Metal Detecting North Carolina Beaches

7 Best Beaches to Metal Detect in North Carolina (Maps, Tips and Laws)

North Carolina has a long history and is a fantastic place for metal detecting! This scenic state has multiple beaches, forests, city parks, and other areas that are perfect for metal detectorists. The state has just over 300 miles of coastline to explore. Not all areas are open to detecting, so always make sure you …

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Metal Detecting on Michigan Beaches

7 Best Beaches to Metal Detect in Michigan (Maps, Rules and Tips)

Michigan has been inhabited for over 10,000 years. Relics from early settlers have been found throughout the state. There are several ghost towns where metal detectorists have found relics from the past. Some of these were mining towns that cropped up before it was determined prospecting was not as profitable in Michigan as it was …

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7 Best Beaches to Metal Detect in New York [Maps, Laws and More]

New York has a long history of various human settlements. This makes it a perfect state to find relics, artifacts, and treasures with your metal detector. New York is one of the oldest settled states in the country and you can find multiple types of treasures buried here. Over the past several decades, metal detectorists …

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Where to Metal Detect in British Columbia

7 Best Places to Metal Detect in British Columbia [Maps, Laws and More]

What’s it like metal detecting in British Columbia? In my experience, it’s been an adventure. I spent my time in the southern parts of British Columbia, finding Canadian and British coins from the 90s. What was the icing on the cake? The beautiful views that I came across every single day. You can also enjoy …

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Finding Copper with Metal Detector

Will Metal Detectors Detect Copper? We Find Out!

Some metal detectors succumb to the problem of limited discrimination among metals. They lack the ability to discriminate metals and other materials efficiently. So will metal detectors detect copper? Let me help you figure that out. (source) Researchers conducted a study testing several different types of metals. The metals included steel, aluminum, bronze, brass, and …

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