Metal detecting for fun and profit
I was looking for the perfect hobby that would someday pay for itself and I think I've found it -- metal detecting.
It's an activity enjoyed by many people and organizations dedicated to treasure hunting using the latest equipment and techniques.
For my purposes, I am using the now discontinued Garrett Ace 250 electronic metal detector, and it's proven quite an amazing tool in the few months I've been using it.
Public beaches, lakefronts, swimming holes, and other locations where metal detecting is legal in Vermont and New Hampshire are perfect spots for finding lost money, jewelry, smartphones, and even relics from the distant Colonial past.
This past weekend I tried my luck on the still very frozen public beach at Lake Sunapee in Newbury, NH. And while the pickings were quite slim, it was a fun time that offered a few surprises.
Me with my Garrett Ace 250 at Lake Sunapee beach in Newburyport, NH.
I found a penny about four inches buried under the mud.
The day’s find: a dime, a penny, a bobby pin, and a clasp used to hold picnic table cloth in place on windy days.
Each week I hope to share more stories and pictorial updates as I continue my journey into the world of metal detecting.