by Joaquin de la Sierra
Whenever I am stressed from work, I don't watch
TV nor read a book. Instead, I look at that dark corner - the
place where my metal detector resides - and emerge into another
world. This is a world full of treasures to be found - where the
limit is not the ground, but many inches underneath.
Many people do not realize this, but metal
detection is not only a great way to do exercise, but it is also
fun, relaxing and rewarding. It is enough for one to "get lost"
for a couple of hours to completely forget about his problems
while asking himself the question, "What will I find next?"
The most common question, I, as a veteran
treasure hunter have to respond is whether treasures can be
found in the United States. The answer is, and will always be:
Yes! Treasures are practically everywhere. During the American
Depression, how many people did not bury their belongings to
never come back for them? During the Civil War, along the way;
how many soldiers buried gold but died in combat? How many
people drop valuable objects every day without realizing it?
This does not only apply to the United States, but also to
almost every other country in the World. Obviously, to know
this, you'd have to do research, but I am quite sure that you
will find treasures if you look for them.
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
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.
About the Author
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