My uncle had one that he let me play with for a little while. Back in those days metal detectors were pretty basic. It had a radio transmitter inside and required you to tune in using a transistor radio and an earphone. I’m surprised he didn’t give it to me because I’m sure he would never use it again.
Now that I’m older and richer I think it would be a hoot to get a nice one and do some detecting. I don’t care about value of items though it would be nice to find something valuable. I’m more interested in finding stuff that might have been right under my nose for decades.
I remember burying a time capsule in my back yard when I was in elementary school. I doubt I was able to not dig it up shortly thereafter but I don’t remember doing it. I wonder if it is still there. That would be amazing.
Due to the drought some lakes around the area are super low. I’ll bet I can find some good stuff dropped overboard over the years. I’m going shopping for a detector tomorrow. This could be so much fun.