Speaking personally, I do not call metal detecting a hobby, but rather an obsession. I have been an avid hunter for years - have hunted in Mexico, the U.S., Norway and many other countries. I have delved into each country's history and the reality is that you can too. There are so many treasures waiting to be found that all you have to do is purchase a metal detector - read some safety tips such as the ones available in this great Metal Detecting Website - and, well, begin your hunt!
I can almost guarantee that you will promptly love to find new buried objects - objects which have been buried underneath your feet - objects which may change the way History is known - objects which may change your life.
Then what could be more rewarding than, after a 3-hour hunt, count and research about the numerous coins that you just found? Will you post them on your own personal page? Will you sell them? Tell people about them?
We return to the beginning - relaxation. If it wasn't for the fact that metal detecting can cleanse one's problems, then it wouldn't be half as popular. When you begin finding 300-year old coins I can guarantee that you will stop thinking about your quotidian problems and, like me, emerge into a world which has been lost for years. Welcome to treasure hunting, you will like it.
Joaquin has been a treasure hunting enthusiast for years. He is currently living in Mexico, where he keeps finding great objects. You might check his website at this
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