Add Adventure to Your Geocaching Expeditions with the Right Type of Metal Detector.

By Daniel Bernzweig

Bring a metal detector along on your next geocaching adventure. This can be a great way to have more fun while out looking for your geocache. While you are in the field tracking down your geocache, you may find unexpected buried treasure along the way. Having the right metal detector for the situation is very important. Luckily, there are a variety of different types of treasure hunting metal detectors to choose from. Here to explain the options is Daniel Bernzweig of

By combining the two hobbies, once you have located your geocache, you can have some extra fun along the way. In the article “Using Metal Detectors When Geocaching” you will discover the basics of how the hobbies complement one another. In this article we will cover some thoughts on the different types of metal detectors to bring along based on the terrain where you are geocaching.

Coin Metal Detectors

Metal detectors designed for finding new and ancient coins generally feature a good ground balance control to manage heavy ground mineralization. These types of machines also offer medium to large search coils and often a pinpoint control as well to help you zero in on the target. Coin metal detectors would be recommended for finding smaller targets. If you are geocaching in areas like the southern US, where there is heavy ground mineralization, this is a good choice.

Relic Metal Detectors

Relic metal detectors are designed to recover objects that emit a lower frequency such as iron, brass, and steel. This type of treasure hunting metal detector can be helpful in locating the containers geocaches are stored in. This type of metal detector will also locate geocoins which are often made of similar materials.

Metal Detectors for Diving

Metal detectors designed for scuba divers aren’t just perfect for finding underwater treasures. If your geocache is located in an area near the beach or water you will certainly have time for some fun with your metal detector as well. You can take a waterproof detector along beaches and wading in a stream or lake. Basically, if water will be involved in your geocaching expeditions at all, then these are the types of metal detectors you’d want to focus on.

Prospecting Metal Detectors

Gold prospecting metal detectors are adept at finding even the smallest objects, think gold nuggets. These models come in both Pulse Induction and Very Low Frequency versions. The pulse version is best in areas with heavy mineralization. If your geocaching takes you near areas with old mining operations this is the detector to take with you.

Two Box Metal Detectors

If you have heard rumors of buried treasures in the area you are hunting, than a two box metal detector will be of great assistance. Two box metal detectors, also known as deep seeking metal detectors, are designed for searching a wide area and finding larger targets at greater depths. These models are also helpful when hunting old home sites as they’re very good at detecting a deeply buried treasure hoard.

Enjoy geocaching even more by doing your research and finding the best metal detectors for geocaching based on the area where you will be. You’ll find your geocaching adventures are more fun every time you go out when you combine the two hobbies. There is nothing more exciting than honing in on the coordinates of your geocache. You’ll have more fun with the hobby when you find some treasures along the way.

About the author: Daniel Bernzweig manages in Southborough, MA in the United States. He has written articles on the subject of metal detecting and treasure hunting since the 1980’s. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He has educated thousands of individuals on the use of metal detectors for hobby and security applications.