Welcome to Discover Metal Detecting

Metal detecting can be one of the most rewarding outdoor hobbies you can find. There are many benefits to be had like exercise, excitement, constant learning, contributing to our knowledge of history, potential financial rewards and good mental health. Discover Metal Detecting has been created to promote responsible metal detecting and to be a knowledgable resource for anyone thinking about taking up the hobby.

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Metal detecting for beginners UK – Where to start

In this article I cover all of the aspects that need to be considered when starting out metal detecting in UK from equipment, the law and accessories to getting into a mindset!

Best metal detectors for beginners UK (2024)

Buying your first detector can be daunting. With so many to choose from, what do you go for? We discuss what to avoid and what to go for so you avoid disappointment.

Latest Posts

Metal detecting for lost wedding rings: How to start a recovery service

Setting up a lost jewellery and ring recovery business can be a lucrative sideline.
We look into this deeper and give you some pointers of where and how to start.

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Metal detecting after storms: Why weather events can uncover hidden treasures

Metal detecting after huge storms can yield massive benefits on land, beaches or rivers.
We look further into why this is and explore some things you may not have thought about before.

Minelab XTerra Elite

The Minelab XTerra Elite

The XTerra Elite is yet another addition to the XTerra range from MInelab. Sitting solidly in the multi-frequency mid range sector, it looks to be a definate workhorse. We delve deeper.

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Is it better to start with an entry level or an expensive metal detector?

So you’re interested in metal detecting! Do you start with an entry level machine or a more expensive machine. We look into the pros and cons!

Minelab XTerra Voyager

The Minelab XTerra Voyager review – Minelab’s entry level bruiser!

Competition in the beginner entry level metal detector sector is fierce with many reputable manufacturers angling for the top spot. The new XTerra Voyager is from the big hitters Minelab. We look into this little bruiser which packs a punch for its pricepoint!

Ground balancing

Metal detector ground balancing – Why it’s important

Having ground balancing functionality on a metal detector can yield much better performance. We explain why it’s important, what it is and why you should do it.