Hi grownups, have you ever been metal detecting? Did you find anything? Did you know some people find amazing and costly things when metal detecting? Some people have discovered things that have earned them fortunes. So it’s a great hobby to pick up, and you never know what you’ll find!
Sure, you might search for and dig up a few bottle tops! But you’ll likely find all sorts of things like old coins, silver, gold and other precious metals. Long lost things small and large. And most of them can be sold online or somewhere else. Sometimes for massive amounts! There are lots of older folk alike that do well in metal detecting!
The Most Common Metal Detector Types
1: VLF Detectors.
Very Low-Frequency detectors are the most, most common types of metal detectors and have excellent capabilities in telling the difference in the different kinds of metals that you may find. They can analyse the metal from the signal that’s returned to it using a shift phase pattern detection algorithm, and that can tell you if it’s iron, steel, bronze, silver, gold or just aluminium, etc.
2: BFO Detectors.
Beat Frequency Oscillation detectors use a metal detection technology that is quite easy and cheap to make at home DIY style. However, they aren’t very good at detecting and telling you the difference in the metals you find. As such, BFO detectors are mostly used in really cheap metal detectors and aren’t used by professional and even mainstream hobbyists. However, many starter metal detection hobbyists make their own BFO detectors and do quite well with them. Great experience too.
3: PI Detectors.
Pulse Induction detectors work very similar to how radar in a warship might work. They send out pulses of RF energy (an active radio frequency) and listen out for any signals that bounce off it. PI detectors aren’t that high though for detecting the different types of metals. But they are great at finding metals that are very deep down in mineralized soils. Like the sandy beaches and shores or below salt water (underwater mainly).
4: TR Detectors.
Transmitter Receiver detectors are one of the oldest and first types of metal detection technologies that people could use. They work through an induction balance principle of detecting metal. They do work, and you can find metal with them, but you’ll probably end up digging something that you didn’t want to. As such most modern metal detectors don’t use this technology anymore.
So as you can see, there are different reasons for going metal detecting. And different metal detectors for where you want to do it. Once you know why and where to go, you’ll know what type of metal detector to get. Of course, if you don’t want to do that, you can always do a different kind of metal detecting on TheBingoOnline.com site for now. No dirty and muddy boots either!