The book that will help you make the finds that others are missing!                   

The Metal Detecting Manual,

New Second Edition!

by Dan Hughes, Treasure Hunters Hall of Fame

"Dan, I started reading your book late in the evening, fell asleep on the sofa,  woke up around 3 A.M. and finished another chapter.  I love it, but now my marriage might be in jeopardy.  My wife said no treasure hunting book is worth sleeping on the sofa for, unless I plan on sleeping there every night.  Any chance that you will author a marriage study guide?!"

      --- Larry Speed, West Des Moines, IA

New Second Edition

In the Second Edition, I've rewritten, updated, and expanded most of the material.  

I've also (blush) eliminated most of the typos.

Why I Wrote This Book

I've been reading books about treasure hunting and metal detecting for almost half a century now.  

And my feeling is that there are a lot of good books out there, but most of them have some problems.  

For example, many of the best books are outdated.  Karl von Mueller's Treasure Hunting Manuals should be in every treasure hunter's library, for sure, but they were written way back in the 1960s.  So even though they are wonderful to read, they won't be much help to you in selecting or using a modern metal detector.  (And some of Karl's books can cost as much as a hundred dollars or more in the collectibles market.)  

Similarly, several excellent books on coinshooting were written in the 1970s and 1980s, but the detectors those books recommend have not been made for years.

Does Charles Garrett Promote White's Detectors?

Many books about detecting are published by the companies that make metal detectors, or written by owners or employees of these companies.  Some of them read like extended commercials for the brands that produced them.  Can you imagine a book put out by Ford that tells you to buy a Chevrolet?  Or even admits that Chevrolet exists?  Right.

And many other books are limited in depth and scope.  They are digest-sized, with good but limited information.  

So when I decided to write a metal detecting manual, I wanted it to be a large, easy-to-read, unbiased book that covered all facets of this wonderful hobby.  Readers tell me I've done a pretty good job of it.

Here are just a few of the things you'll learn from my book:   

I've included several personal stories, too, such as:

And that's just the beginning.   Here's the full Metal Detecting Manual Table of Contents.

And, you can read an actual sample page from the book.  

Important Note:  This book is available ONLY from my website.  I pack, address, stamp, and mail every copy personally from my home.  This book is not sold in stores, and Amazon and other online booksellers do not have it and cannot get it, unless they buy it from me for the same price you pay.

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    2011 Dan Hughes