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Product Details

  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Revised edition (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144212153X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442121539
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vince Migliore is a researcher and technical writer with a keen interest in metal detecting. He's written for numerous magazines, including W&E Treasures and is former editor of a hobbyist newsletter. "I bought a detector back in 1982, and in the first 5 minutes I found an Indian Head penny dated 1881 - right in my own front yard! Since then I've been hooked." You'll be hooked too, when you see how great this sport is for your physical fitness, your appreciation of natural science, and most of all for the wealth of treasures you can find. Learn the key concepts of metal detecting in Chapter 3: How to buy a metal detector.

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My husband need a beginners book when I bought him a metal detector.
Cherking2002
Do to cold weather I have had time to look over this book i belive this will help me Thank you.
Lola Davis
Very good details and pictures in the book with a whole bunch of very helpful information!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By QMegz on August 8, 2011
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I bought this book after doing some research and buying a metal detector. I thought it would talk more about the act of metal detecting.
At least half of this book is dedicated to people thinking about taking up the hobby and how to chose the appropriate detector for you.
It's also a bit out-dated.
If I had bought this to learn about metal detecting before doing a little of my own research, I would have given it 4 stars (due to it being out dated)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Judith A. Flaherty on April 18, 2009
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Best book on metal detecting yet. Not only is it an easy read, it's the only resource that I've seen with listings of web sites, manufacturers, and ample reference material. A real "find"!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Nicky Meinzer on April 14, 2009
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This is a well written book that gives you all the basics- How detectors work, what you should look for, who the manufacturers are...He even gives good advice, that I wouldn't have thought of on my own- such as searching the internet for antique maps, so you can use the detector in areas that would be more likely to have things of value.

Get this book! There is a lot of info, and the book is small enough to get all the information you need in a couple of hours!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Racioppo on April 20, 2009
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If you are looking for a book on Metal Detecting - this is the book. Has web sites, manufacturers, and other useful reference material - was my first book on the subject - and it gave me what I needed - and more... if it was metal vs paperback, it would be one of my talked about finds... worth writing a review about.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. Migliore on October 20, 2010
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Okay - anyone wanting to know the basics behind metal detecting, should buy this book. A great gift for the beginner or casual hobbyist.

The author has more than 20+ years of experience with Metal Detecting. I know this for a fact because the author is my Dad. Beleive me folks, my Dad is a Metal Detecting Nerd - in a good way of course and knows everything there is to know about this wonderful hobby.

I hope you enjoy the book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By flaghorse on January 8, 2011
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I purchased my honey a detector for Xmas, and decided to include the book. When it arrived I sat down to briefly scan over it, and an hour later I was still reading! Mr Migliore writes in a very entertaining almost conversational manner. There is a wealth of information included in these pages that I feel will educate and inspire the begining hobbiest!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 5, 2010
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Based on the reviews I had hoped for more but the book's content on the subject of metal detecting is very basic and left me wanting more. The book does provide numerous references to other good resources, books, web site, magazines, etc... for the details the book lacks. The binding on the copy I received was not done very well and pages are falling out after just a couple of days reading, but maybe that's just my copy. This is definitely a book for someone that has no idea what metal detecting is about and as an over view on that subject I would say it provides the information to get you started and were to go to find more information.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kelly on February 21, 2010
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Excellent "must-have" for all beginners. The hardest part of starting any new hobby is the trial and error learning process. That can get expensive. This book helps eliminate much of that.
This book certainly explains the basics for metal detecting and the information on sources for products is invaluable.
Great Buy!
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