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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Greenlight Publishing; 2012 edition edition (1 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897738188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897738184
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.7 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Completely updated in 2012 this book is a must read for anyone considering the facinating hobby of metal detecting - With more Hoards being found than ever before, this book will get you started on your journey to finding yours! --Author

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I was born in 1962 at Welwyn Garden City. My family then moved to the small village of Weston, also in Hertfordshire. It was here that my passion for history, wildlife and the collecting of all things interesting started. From a young age collecting was my pastime, and items such as pottery fragments from the local Roman villa, fossils, and other curiosities all found their way into my museum . At the tender age of six I found a mammoth tooth lying in the recently excavated soil from some road works, to add to my ever-growing collection. While attending St George s School in Harpenden in the mid-1970s I heard for the first time of a gadget called a metal detector. Despite being intrigued by these devices it was not until the late 1980s that I would actually be able to purchase such a machine. I found that other people in and around Stevenage where I now live shared my passion for metal detecting. Therefore a natural progression was to get together and form a group. This achieved, we call ourselves The Pastfinders . To say that I am interested in metal detecting is definitely an understatement: for me it s a passion. It seems that I am always researching for Roman villas or to find the spot where a Second World War aeroplane crashed. Metal detecting has enriched my life more than any other of my past hobbies.

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 July 2007
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There has been a big upsurge in the hobby, or some may call it an obsession with metal detecting. Finds of coin hoards, rings, pieces of harness from the Saxon and Viking periods are well publicized and this wets the appetite of many a prospective treasure trove seeker.

This book gives a good insight into what type of metal detectors are best and how to use them correctly. This is extremely important, because a good metal detector is totally useless if it is not used correctly. The book shows that research can be very important also and a `feel' of where to do your detecting. The best metal detector in the world will not find anything if there is nothing to find. I know that statement seems pretty obvious but it is fact. There are hot spots where there is a good chance of finding something old, but maybe not worth a fortune.

The book gives an excellent insight into most things you need to know to go metal detecting. If you are doing it to have some fun, you probably will. If you are doing it to home in on some treasure trove, you are more than likely going to be disappointed, and remember all land in England is owned by somebody, no matter how overgrown or derelict it looks. Make sure you have permission to be there.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Detecting Andy on 24 Oct. 2011
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Great book for the beginner - I bought this for my brother who has recently started metal detecting and he loves it - clear and simple guide. 5 Stars!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Emma on 19 July 2012
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Having watched ITV's Britain's Secret Treasures I got the metal detecting bug - this book is great at giving you all the information needed to get started - I now can't wait to get out into a field and find my TREASURE !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr Tinsel on 26 May 2012
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Great book, interesting to read and full of sensible tips. I was bought a metal detector and quite frankly wasn't sure. I then read my additional present of this book and got started. So far I've only found £1.07, a bell and a lead weight but I'm inspired to continue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. A. Lower on 24 Dec. 2013
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This is just right for my Grandson and should help to give him hours of fun! Plenty to read to get him started.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By somersetbrewer on 8 Jan. 2014
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yes it is a great book for a starting detectorist,full of information and hope the people will enjoy it and use the information to enjoy a hobby for years.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Albert E. Holmes on 23 Aug. 2009
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Very interesting book and helpful, well laid out and full of useful information. I can certainly recommend it to anyone taking an interest in metal detecting and am sure it would benefit more advanced detectorists as well. After reading it I was able to kit myself out with the basic gear needed and by following the hints and tips on where to go and how to approach various landowners plus stay within the laws appertaining to this interesting hobby, I have gained permission to search on a few acres of land nearby.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By andy on 4 Feb. 2014
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This book is very useful to me, as a complete novice, it really helps to reveal the art of being a good Detectorist, Thankyou.
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