Metal Detecting Knowledge Base

Welcome to our knowledge base. We’ve put together everything there is to know about getting started with metal detecting in one convenient place.

What exactly is metal detecting? Is it a sport or a hobby? Well, the answer is both. A hobby is an activity one undertakes in leisure time for pleasure and a sport is defined as any activity involving physical exertion and skill in which individuals or teams compete against others for entertainment. Most sports are governed by a set of rules or customs and metal detecting is no different. Unlike some sports and hobbies which are seasonal metal detecting can be enjoyed all year round.

So why get involved in metal detecting? Treasure hunting is a fun pastime for people of all ages, they generally all have one thing in common – an appetite for adventure! People who enjoy metal detecting love being outdoors, exploring and discovering treasure. Treasure comes in the form of coins, jewellery, relics, historical artefacts and sometimes even gold.

Let the adventure begin! 

GETTING STARTED

Find out everything you need to know about getting started with metal detecting here. Read more.

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

Find out about how metal detectors work, basic components, search coils and more. Read more.

BUYING GUIDE

Find out everything you need to know about buying a metal detector online here. Read more.

LIVOHN

Find out more about Liv and John, amateur detectorist duo from Brisbane, discovering Australia one adventure at a time. Read more.

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