8 most interesting books about treasure hunting

People have different hobbies. Some do farming, some do fishing,while others do treasure hunting. Treasure can be a source of hobby or it can be a source of wealth. People in history have tried hunting different places for treasures. Books are full of their stories. We have found you most interesting books about treasure hunting. There are a variety of books available. They are  written by some talented writers, most of them are themselves professional treasure hunters.They have explored treasure hunting from various angles. 

If it is your hobby and you want to make it more exciting and fun, or it is your source of earning money, the list of books given below will serve the  purpose. Maybe you are just interested in reading  stories of ancient treasure hunters, don’t worry, we have listed down such books, too.

Go ahead and grab your favorite.

1. How to Research for Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting: From Lead Generation to Vetting by Otto von Helsing

most interesting books about treasure huntingJanuary 4, 2013

214 pages

Treasure hunting requires proper research. The more you are good at it, the more chances you have to secure great treasure. Looking at the wrong place in the wrong place you can expect only soil. Otto von Helsing in How to Research for Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting teaches you proper research methods. Packed with complete information, it provides wisdom and knowledge about research involved in treasure hunting. Newcomers must read this before going out to the field. For veterans, there are also some fresh tips and tricks for researching treasures.


2. Ancient Treasures: The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts by Brian Haughton

most interesting books about treasure huntingJuly 22, 2013

240 pages 

There can be different reasons for an interest in treasure hunting. Most commonly people are either interested in money or discovering ancient riches. Brian Houghton’s Ancient Treasures narrates famous historical stories of famous treasure hunting. It includes stories of lost hoards and sunken treasures and many others. Besides, each and every  story is coupled with historical facts. There is complete bibliography and index available at the end. If you are the kind of person interested in reading about treasure hunting rather than going for it, then this book  is for you.

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3.  Finding Treasure: A Field Guide by W.C. Jameson by W.C. Jameson 

treasure hunting books May 16, 2012

148 pages

Finding Treasure is a comprehensive read about treasure hunting. It tells you about specifics of where to find treasure and safety laws. Where you can find what type of treasure is in your attic, park or open country. It also offers details of various levels of hunting. Along with this, it explains some historical facts. If you are new to treasure hunting and don’t know where and how to start then you should give this book a try.



4. Southeast Treasure Hunter’s Gem & Mineral Guide: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals by Kathy J. Rygle

non fiction treasure hunting booksApril 22, 2016

224 pages

Southeast Treasure Hunter’s Gem and Mineral Guide is both for Novices and veterans. It offers complete information about techniques and tools of treasure hunting. It tells you not only how to dig but also where to dig. What are the best places for treasure hunting. It also gives you a short tour of famous museums of mines and metals. It doesn’t matter if you are a prolific reader or a newbie, there is some interesting and new information for both. 


5. Treasure Hunting for Fun and Profit by Charles Garrett

most interesting books about treasure huntingJune 28, 2003

140 pages

It is hard to find both fun and profit from the same activity. Charles Garett in Treasure Hunting for Fun and Profit tells you how to make treasure hunting a fun activity and also how to earn through it. It serves as a beginner’s guide. It guides about basic tools and techniques to use in treasure hunting; where to hunt, which equipment to use, which clothes to take, and the most important, legal considerations and safety. It is a quick, comprehensive read, highly suggested for beginners.


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6. The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt by Randall Sullivan

most interesting books about treasure huntingDecember 11, 2018

396 pages

In 1795, an enigmatic circular depression was discovered by a young boy on Oak island, canada. A rumor of treasure lying on oak island spread worldwide. After which people from different regions started treasure hunting on Oak island. Randall Sullivan in The Curse of Oak island traces the history of treasure. How it was discovered, who and many have attempted to hunt this treasure. The hunt is still continuing to this day.  It is a thrilling and captivating read. People interested in stories of famous treasure hunting should read it. You may not be able to go to Oak island, however, you can experience the hunting through reading this book.

7. The Metal Detecting Bible: Helpful Tips, Expert Tricks and Insider Secrets for Finding Hidden Treasures by Brandon Neice

non fiction books January 25, 2021

128 pages

The metal detecting bible pushes the beginners to start, and improves practitioners to be more successful in treasure hunting. It makes hunting more exciting and thrilling.  It tells you step by step details of treasure hunting, illustrations, photos, updated technological equipment and techniques. It helps you in becoming a professional treasure hunter.  Whatever, your purpose of hunting is, read this book, you will not regret it.



8. The Metal Detecting Handbook: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Uncovering History, Adventure, and Treasure by Mark Smith

bookreaderzNovember 15, 2016

288 pages

Mark Smith’s The Metal Detecting Handbook: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Uncovering History, Adventure, and Treasure is an excellent start  for  beginners to the world of treasure hunting. It covers a variety of topics including equipment and identifying places. It requires no prior knowledge or experience on behalf of the reader. It motivates you to go out and claim your share in treasures of the world. Written in simple terms and coupled with beautiful illustrations, it is an interesting read. Use of humor by Mark Smith makes it further a fun read. Because of its in-depth analysis of treasure hunting it is also widely known among veterans.


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