Metal Detecting

Metal detecting has become one of America’s favorite hobbies in the past years. Metal detecting can have a lot to offer when it comes to connecting with the outdoors while treasure hunting. Metal detecting has  been around for over forty years. It is usually practiced solo, but there is always the opportunity to recruit a metal detecting buddy. Just be sure not to cross each other’s paths!

Benefits of Metal Detecting:

  • Excellent form of exercise
  • Potential for profits
  • Relieves stress
  • Minimal risk or danger
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Location variety

Know Before You Go

In order to get the most out of your metal detecting excursions, you must bring along the appropriate equipment. It is also recommended that you do some research to find out what areas are best suited for metal detecting. Thanks to online forums and blogs, you can gain useful information from fellow metal detectors and experts in the field. Before you venture out in search of hidden treasures, make sure you have the following items:

  1. A quality metal detector
  2. Headphones
  3. A small hunting knife
  4. A pin pointer
  5. A nail apron and screwdriver with a blunted end
  6. A map and compass

At Bill Jackson’s we proudly carry metal detectors from Minelab and Whites Electronics.

Bill Jackson’s can supply you with everything you need for a successful metal detecting outing. Not to mention, our friendly staff is knowledgeable and will answer any questions you might have. Once you are geared up both mentally and physically, consider the following tips to ensure that you get the most of your metal detecting experience:

  1. Respect the environment, which includes land and people
  2. Practice safety (hydrate, appropriate clothing, sunscreen, beware of wildlife)
  3. Don’t be afraid to dig and get dirty
  4. Think positive and enjoy yourself
  5. Do a second scan and dig over every successful hole
  6. Take good care of your metal detector

Owned and operated by the Jackson family since 1946.
9501 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Store Hours Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / 727-576-4169