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    What are some books you recommend on treasure hunting or metal detecting?

    Hi,
    I'm simply seeking some recommendations for treasure hunting and metal detecting books in general. I happen to be a beginner, so I don't have any yet. I'm particularly keen on older books, but newer books are fine too.
    Thank you
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    books? we doan need no stinkin books!!

    I really don't know, I prefer just doing things

    BTW welcome to the site
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    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy71 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm simply seeking some recommendations for treasure hunting and metal detecting books in general. I happen to be a beginner, so I don't have any yet. I'm particularly keen on older books, but newer books are fine too.
    Thank you
    There are many books out there to help you in treasure hunting.

    Books about how to better use and understand your detector.
    Books on old treasure stories that have not been found.
    Water hunting techniques
    Relic hunting
    Coin shooting
    Gold panning

    What kind are you looking for ?
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    Any of Karl Von Mueller's books ....

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    3cylbill: You are on the money! Sudden Wealth by "Deek Gladson" is the best short course on treasure finding ever written. The Treasure Hunter's Manual #6 and The Treasure Hunter's Manual #7(two very different books) by "Karl von Mueller" are classics for good reason. His Coinshooting Manual can save the beginner a great deal of time - as can his Master Hunter Manual. It was written for users of the old Garrett machine, but the first few chapters apply to anyone with a metal detector.

    Unfortunately, his work is out of print and becoming pricey. What is your time worth? That's the key question. Reading the right books can save you a great deal of time, particularly when you are getting started.

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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    Of course all of the Von Mueller/Gladson books but also Detector Owners Field Manual by Roy Lagal, Treasure Hunter's Digest by Jack Lewis, and Search by James Warnke are all good general treasure books for beginners. If you are particularly interested in a certain subject there are better ones.
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    It's too bad the Treasure Hunter's Digest didn't last more than one edition. A very good friend of mine took me to a bookstore to pick out a birthday present for myself. I saw that and was going through it thinking "I could write for them." Then I came across the map of sunken ships in the Great Lakes and said "I DID write for them!" It was from an article I'd written for Western Treasures - Bob Ames had ripped me off and never paid me for it!

    So I wrote Jack Lewis a letter and explained the situation. He wrote me back right away, said he'd bought the rights to several articles from Ames, and he apologized. Then he said that apologies weren't the same as money - so he'd included a check!

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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    Operation Paperback collects gently used books and sends them to American troops.

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    My only issue with that book is on page 146 in reference to the Mel Fisher photo. Calling him "the late Mel Fisher" was about 23 years premature.
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    Perhaps Mr. Fisher wasn't on time for the photo shoot.

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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    I guess that is a possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy71 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm simply seeking some recommendations for treasure hunting and metal detecting books in general. I happen to be a beginner, so I don't have any yet. I'm particularly keen on older books, but newer books are fine too.
    Thank you
    The treasure diver's guide I think John potter wrote it

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    I have both Karl von Mueller's #6 and #7. I bought them to read, now it turns out they are each worth far more than I paid. They were a great investment! A quick look on eBay finds them running between $50 and $100.

    Another good one is Charles Garrett's "Successful Coin Hunting".

    Really, I think the greatest value in the books is the inspiration to get out and hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bookaroo View Post
    It's too bad the Treasure Hunter's Digest didn't last more than one edition. A very good friend of mine took me to a bookstore to pick out a birthday present for myself. I saw that and was going through it thinking "I could write for them." Then I came across the map of sunken ships in the Great Lakes and said "I DID write for them!" It was from an article I'd written for Western Treasures - Bob Ames had ripped me off and never paid me for it!

    So I wrote Jack Lewis a letter and explained the situation. He wrote me back right away, said he'd bought the rights to several articles from Ames, and he apologized. Then he said that apologies weren't the same as money - so he'd included a check!

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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    If you haven't read Coronado's Children by J. Frank Dobie, you should. It will keep you motivated about treasure hunting for the rest of your life.
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