To Pinpoint On The Fly is a metal detecting skill you need to master early on as it will save you loads of time and effort. The advantage of pinpointing accurately is that you will dig smaller holes and find your targets faster, leaving you with more time to detect and less time digging huge holes.
Every avid detectorist is always on the lookout for new spots to go detecting. As the metal detecting hobby is becoming more popular in South Africa there are fewer and fewer virgin places left.
Fellow detectorists are very hesitant and cagey about sharing new detecting spots especially those where they get good finds. Therefore finding out where the best places are to metal detect in South Africa is not that obvious. With a bit of research, applying some common knowledge and with a bit of luck, you can find your own virgin detecting spot rich in finds.
Read our Blog on The Best Places to Metal Detect in South Africa for more info.
As the metal detecting hobby has grown in South Africa many of the obvious places to detect have already been hunted a few times over. Remember, nobody gets it all. Just because a spot has been frequently hunted does not mean you won’t find something special.
Read our Metal Detecting Blog to find out the best places to metal detect in South Africa.
Can a Metal Detector Detect Diamonds?
No. A diamond contains no metal and is therefore unable to be detected with a Metal Detector. The same applies to Gemstones and Pearls, these also contain no metal and are undetectable using a metal detector.
It is however possible to find diamond rings as the ring itself contains metal.
Choosing a Fishing Magnet
Rule of thumb is to choose the strongest fishing magnet that you are capable of throwing 5 meters or more while connected to a rope.
As easy as that sounds you also need to consider if you want a single or double sided fishing magnet, your budget vs magnetic strength and the weight of the magnet.
The question: “How deep can a metal detector find targets?” comes up so often. This is not a straightforward question and there is no easy answer.
Many factors play a role and influence how deep you can find metal objects with your metal detector.