article helps to illustrate that you can find lots more treasure along
any coastal waterway just after a sizable storm has hit. This was my
experience when I lived on the coast, just north of Miami. The bigger
storms seemed to suck the sand away from the beach and leave me much
closer to those heavier, precious metal targets.
Treasure Hunting After Isaac
After the churning waves Isaac has brought
in, many people are hopeful to find seashells along the shores, and maybe even
But no one finds quite as many as Barbara
Holcomb of Bay County.
“I come down here, turn on my metal
detector and just detect,” said Holcomb. “It's a great hobby. It's peaceful.
It's serene. Put your earphones on and the world goes away."
She has been searching along the coast for lost items for more
than twenty years.
She says after a storm is one of the best
times to come outside and look for treasures."
"If I'm relic
hunting after a big storm, I go when the ground is wet,” she said. “It brings
the metals to the surface more. Each thing you find that's older, there's a
Holcomb has quite a collection of finds, from
an old toy gun to diamond rings.
She has returned every class ring she could find the owner to.
But when it comes to the diamonds, "don't wear your jewelry to the beach, because I'm going to find it!"
I highly recommend that you try this method and see if you don't increase your recoveries by about 300%!
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