I edited my post because I wasn't very helpful in advice given towards the Bounty Hunter tracker IV. It's a decent starter machine until you might upgrade. Now, all I can say is read, read, read the manual or do an online search for more help. NumisRob has mentioned "air testing", good advice. I started with a coin "garden", burying specific coins at certain depths in my backyard. Keep in mind that when you discriminate certain metals, you lose some depth. Try and keep the dirt 'plugs' that you make small, and always fill those holes. Some hunters use a screwdriver to pop shallow coins, instead of digging. Works good in parks where you have to be careful.
As far as places to detect + school yards, city and county parks, private yards (with permission of course), dirt parking lots, etc sometimes you have to think outside the box though, for the good stuff. Good luck.
When I listen to LED ZEPPELIN...so do my neighbors...reluctantly
Roll hunting since '77
Dirt fishing since '72
Edited by fistfulladirt
08/11/2018 08:17 am