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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Another sanded in beach solution

The good thing about not being a box hunter, who only searches on one area of the beach, is not being effected by prolonged periods of sanded in beach conditions. 
If the water is too rough for water hunting or the lower beach is sanded in, try searching the dry sand on the upper beach.
Many beach hunters see an old cut like the one in this photograph and incorrectly assume the old cut has been hunted out, especially when the base of the cut is covered back over with several feet of sand. 

In areas close to hotels, condos or beach entrances the cut can still be productive, if you know how to search it? 
The upper face or wall of the cut may hold jewelry, coins or artifacts if you live close to beaches with a little history. 
I have found many old artifacts left over from early 1800s beach site forts and encampments in the upper face of cuts, I have also found my share of pieces of Spanish silver from the face of old cuts along the Treasure Coast of Florida. 

Small search coils work best for the awkward task of searching the upper face of old cuts, you will receive fewer false signals using small search coils and be able to pinpoint targets more accurately. 
Try hip or chest mounting your metal detector if possible, this will save your arm strength as you sweep your search coil along the face of old cuts.

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