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10 Tips for Beginners Who Want to Start Treasure Hunting

All of us have, at one point or another, wished we could go on an exciting treasure hunt like the ones we’ve seen in movies. Well, the good news is that anyone can be a treasure hunter! Treasure hunting can be a fun and rewarding hobby for anyone, regardless of their experience level.

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Treasure hunting can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, and plenty of resources are available online and in print to get you started. Here are ten tips for beginners who wish to start treasure hunting today:

  1. Do your research. You’ll need to have a basic understanding of archaeology and history before you start excavating. You can narrow your search area once you know what you want. This will save you time and effort in the long run.
  2. Get the right equipment. You can find excavators and other tools for sale or rent at most hardware stores. You don’t need to go out and buy a metal detector; a simple shovel will do. But if you want to invest in more sophisticated equipment, it can help you find buried treasure more easily.
  3. Get a permit. To excavate on public land, you must get a license first. This will ensure you don’t damage any historical artifacts or get into trouble with the law. Obtaining liability insurance is also a good idea if you accidentally damage something. This way, you won’t be held liable for the repairs.
  4. Join a club. There are many treasure-hunting clubs all over the world that you can join. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and learn from their experiences. You can also get discounts on equipment rental and access to exclusive search areas. In some cases, you may even be able to go on group expeditions with experienced treasure hunters.
  5. Be patient. Treasure hunting is not an exact science, so don’t expect to find buried treasure on your first try. It can often take years of searching before you finally strike it lucky. The important thing is to enjoy the journey and not give up easily.
  6. Be prepared for bad weather. If you plan on doing a lot of excavating, you need to be ready for all kinds of weather conditions. Ensure you have the right clothing and gear to protect you from the elements. And always be aware of your surroundings so that you can stay safe while treasure hunting.
  7. Know the law. Many laws govern treasure hunting, so knowing what you can and cannot do is important. For example, removing artifacts in some countries’ original locations is illegal. In other cases, you may need special permits to excavate on private property. Before you start treasure hunting, be sure to research so you don’t get into legal trouble.
  8. Be respectful. If you do find buried treasure, be sure to handle it with care. Many artifacts are very fragile and can easily be damaged. Also, consider the people who own the land you’re excavating. If they’re uncomfortable with you being there, it’s best to Respect their wishes and move on.
  9. Have fun! Treasure hunting should be enjoyable, so don’t take it too seriously. If you get stressed or frustrated, take a break and return when you feel better. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the experience.
  10. Be safe. Always take safety precautions when treasure hunting. Wear protective clothing, use caution when excavating, and be aware of your surroundings. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll surely have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Treasure hunting can be a fun and rewarding hobby for anyone, regardless of their experience level. By following these ten tips, you’ll be on your way to becoming a successful treasure hunter in no time!

Do you have other tips or suggestions for beginners who want to start treasure hunting? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Jeremy D. Mena
Alcohol geek. Future teen idol. Web practitioner. Problem solver. Certified bacon guru. Spent 2002-2009 researching plush toys in Miami, FL. Won several awards for exporting tar in Libya. Uniquely-equipped for managing human growth hormone in Libya. Spent a weekend implementing fried chicken on the black market. Spoke at an international conference about working on carnival rides in Miami, FL. Developed several new methods for donating jack-in-the-boxes in Edison, NJ.