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    LOVE ME SOME RELICS

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    UN-Protected sites in VA ?

    I am new and need help finding sites to detect (preferably civil war) but all help would be welcomed I am in the area of Halifax VA.

    the best i have found so far was parts of a Gene Autry cap pistol like 60s or so maybe?


    Any help would be appreciated
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    Soda Can Finder, be sure to stay away and off of Federal land with a MD and equipment. If caught, you would be treated 10 times worse than Charles Manson was ever treated during his lifetime.
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    Your best bet is private permission. You'll get plenty of "no's" but you'll get some yes's too. Ask a farmer right after the crop has been cut maybe tell him you'll take any trash you encounter. Also I believe Danville is not too far from you; I believe Danville and a couple of other burgs out that way sell metal detecting licenses for public land.

    If you attend a church, that is a good community to get a permission from. If you have an extra machine invite the owner to go along.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devldog View Post
    Soda Can Finder, be sure to stay away and off of Federal land with a MD and equipment. If caught, you would be treated 10 times worse than Charles Manson was ever treated during his lifetime.
    He not Lying.

    Your question is one we all ask at some point , I'd love a VA site & would drive from Georgia & be happy to find a Minnie .

    Good 'productive' sites for Civil War relics are like the old timers & prospectors today Gold Claims & protect them like Family.

    Scout & Knock you will get lucky at some point + lot's of Relic Hunters in VA.

    Good Luck & Welcome to the T-net site.

    I got a cap Gun or 2 over the years , some are still in pretty decent shape.
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Soda Can Finder, I must add to Devldog's caution-note. Not just US Government-owned land. Somewhat surprisingly, it's illegal to use a metal detector on a US National Seashore beach. Same at US National Forest land.

    Here in Virginia (where you live) and elsewhere, State, County, and City-owned land can be highly illegal to dig on. An infamous example is the Newport News / Hampton Roads (VA) Waterworks property. If in doubt about ANY government-owned land, ask an authoritative info source. Don't rely on Joe No-name's word. Call the city or county (etc.) AND get the name of the government employee you talked to.

    Fortunately for us relic-hunters, the National Park Service almost never owns all of the land at a battlefield. Go to the park's visitor center and get their free handout leaflet which shows the park's current boundaries, and ask whether what it shows is up-to-date.
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

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    The best places are private permissions. See if you can find a local metal detecting club. Some clubs have group outings and it's a good way to start. Almost everywhere I dig is private land and I've been killing it this year.

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    LOVE ME SOME RELICS

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    Thank you ill check at some parks.
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