Treasure hunting has been prominent for centuries and people have always been interested in searching for the lost treasures of someone else. More recently, most serious treasure hunters have started working underwater where modern technology allows access to wrecks containing valuables which were previously inaccessible. Many of these wrecks have resulted in the treasure salvage of many fascinating artifacts from Spanish treasure fleets as well as many others.
Unfortunately, in their search for valuable artifacts, treasure hunters destroy forever unique archaeological sites. For this reason, treasure hunting is illegal or restricted in most developed countries. Companies such as Google with their Google Maps and Google Earth products have given the ability to virtually anyone to have eyes across the globe and conduct research into specific points of interest before launching a treasure hunting expedition. This has made it infinitely easier for treasure hunters to do extensive research previously impossible to do without physically going to the specific point of interest, and saved the real life treasure hunters much time and money, even providing for a new level of safety to be incorporated in to treasure hunting expeditions.
Many people use consumer metal detectors to look for treasures. Most metal detectors are good to detect metal only within a foot or so below the ground. The detection depth depends on the type of metal detector, type of metal in the buried object, size of buried object, type of metals in the ground, and other objects in the ground.
There are five major types of hobbyist activities involving metal detectors and treasure hunting is just one of them. There is a myriad of stories from treasure hunting excursions in the past and with the advancement of such items as metal detectors is appears that treasure hunting is not going to stop anytime soon.
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