Seven Tips for Detecting Frozen Ground

Seven Tips for Detecting Frozen Ground

“Freezing. Can’t move at all.  Screaming.  Can’t hear my call. I am dying to live. Cry out!
I’m trapped under the ice.” – Metallica

Most detectorists wisely avoid detecting in the harsh winter months or times when the ground is frozen as solid as a rock.    But some of us are going to do it anyway.  Perhaps you live in a place where the ground doesn’t freeze very often and you don’t realize the ground is frozen until you get out there.   Perhaps you get permission to hunt a site that is time sensitive or just to good to wait.  Maybe it is a construction site during the winter that will be paved over before the ground finally thaws.  Maybe you’re like me, and just can’t deal with not detecting.   Whatever the case may be, here are Detecting365’s tips on detecting frozen ground:

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1) CHOOSE SITES WITH SHALLOW TARGETS

 

5129436550_5e90a8c42f_zNo sense going after sites with sparse, deep targets that you are not going to be able to reach.

Construction sites can be detectable in the winter.  Because topsoil has been removed, targets can be hacked from the ground at 1 to 3 inches.

 

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1) CHOOSE SITES WITH SHALLOW TARGETS

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