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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The giant sandy conveyor belt

I often like to refer to the lower beach as the "Giant sandy conveyor belt", because coins and jewelry are constantly moved onto and off the beach. 
One of the reasons why the lower beach is so productive is that it is the main place on the beach effected by the daily tide cycles. 
Two high and two low tides help to constantly change the landscape of the lower beach, both in and out of the water. 
During times of moderate to high surf, all manner of metal objects are moved around. 
Coins and jewelry are either pushed high up onto the beach, or dragged off the lower beach and washed into the first drop off inside the water.
The " Conveyor belt" effect on coins and jewelry is the reason why the water hunter saying "It is all in the water" is an outdated jewelry hunting notion. 
It is certainly not all in the water as most water hunters would tell you, I have the dry and wet sand modern bling and old treasure coin photos in my beach hunting books to prove it. 
Expensive jewelry can be found in the dry sand, wet sand and water, so you need to be proficient at searching all three areas of the beach. 
It also helps if you own a metal detector that you can use on all three areas of the beach. 
The gold rope chain with gold locket pendant in this photo was found in the dry sand at a beach I visited after finding the other pieces of gold jewelry water hunting at my first site. 

Water hunting at one beach and dry sanding at the next beach, two very different metal detecting techniques but as you can see, two very effective techniques. 
Many beach hunters make the mistake of metal detecting on only one part of the beach. 
When you narrow your metal detecting down to only searching one part of a beach, you narrow your chances of being successful.
One of the secrets to successful coin and jewelry hunting  on the lower beach is locating the end of the giant sandy conveyor belt. 

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