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Metal Detecting on the Coast: The Ultimate Guide Paperback – Apr 1997


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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Spin-A-Disc Promotions; 2nd Revised edition edition (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952949105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952949107
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Offers help and advice on how to go about metal detecting on beaches around both the UK and the best continental beaches. This book also contains hints and tips, illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings throughout the text.

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Coastal detecting is quite neglected in Britain but if you know how to work beaches and foreshores it can be more consistently rewarding than searching inland sites. And not just for modern coinage and gold and silver jewellery aplenty, for with a little application you can make the same range of finds from Bronze Age to modern that you can make on inland sites.

There are very few British books on coastal detecting but Ted Fletcher’s, Metal Detecting on the Coast: The Ultimate Guide, first published in 1997 and reprinted in 2003, has stood the test of time. The principles explained in the book are still true today, quite simply because coastal forces re-distribute lost finds in much the same way they have always done, the World over. I bought a copy of this book soon after it was published and applying what I learnt, I have found Iron Age gold coins, as well as Roman, Saxon, medieval and modern silver coins, all on beaches and foreshores. So if you can get to the coast, there is much to be found and what’s more getting access is much easier than on farmland, as formal permission is rarely needed.

Edward (Ted) Fletcher has been writing books for metal detectorists ever since the hobby began in Britain, in fact I think he started the hobby here - he certainly got me started in metal detecting. Ted really knows his stuff and happily passes his great knowledge on to us all.

The topics in this indispensible book include:

• Why do holiday beaches make such good detecting sites?
• What happens to coins and jewellery after their owners lose them in sand or surf?
• Eyes only plus two sample tools: A beachcomber’s way to make finds on the foreshore.
• Metal detectors and accessories for coastal sites.
• Britain’s 100 best beaches and how to locate their gullies and glory holes.
• A look at some continental coasts and their top resorts.
• How to detect history around the coast.
• Legal aspects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By davjac on 24 Jan 2014
This is a great book for metal detecting on british beaches. Some info is basic but with all the enthusiasm and information about various beaches it will inspire you to get out there. Great value. More than just beaches though lots of info about our coast and uses.
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By Mr. P. Brewer on 10 July 2014
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The book is a little old but still very relevant and worth a look.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laura Kate Hill on 23 Feb 2014
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I bought this book as a gift for someone starting out in metal detecting and it has some really useful tips and suggestions as to where to visit. Helpful and practical little guide.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joy Lovering on 6 July 2013
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I purchased this as a present for someone who loves to use his metal detector. He was very pleased with it.
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