Post By Snap on Man
Jul 27, 2012, 12:25 PM
First time metal detecting...where do I go? Or do?
Hi everyone! I received a metal detector on my birthday 2 years back...but only used it around the yard(found only dimes and nails, cans etc..) But I want to go somewhere else. I have no clue where i should go, and do I have to get permission from the city in certain areas? Any help in that area would be great! I live in georgia, so I would love to try the open fields around here. Thanks everyone!
Jul 27, 2012, 12:43 PM
To hot to play today
You must get permission to hunt on private land. I’m guessing that someone owns the open fields, so you must ask for permission.
You will have to do research on any city, county, state parks and land that you want to hunt on.
Hopefully a member of the forum will chime in with some better info for your area.
GL & HH.
Ace 250, GPP and one used treasure map
Jul 27, 2012, 12:47 PM
Welcome from White Plains, New York! One of the important factors is location - where are you hunting? If you are looking in local playgrounds or parks, you are looking in the same place as everybody else since 1980. You need to start trying to research places people gathered in the PAST (1870 - 1950). You need to start thinking outside the box, and be prepared to do a little work with your head, not just your machine. Good Luck!
Originally Posted by Ladystarr
A Few Land Sites to Get You Started:
1) Old Schools
2) City/Town Parks
3) Circus/Fair Sites
4) Old Churches
5) Old Homestead Sites
6) Swimming Holes and Areas
7) Picnic Groves
8) Athletic Fields
9) Scout Camps
10) Rodeo Arenas
12) Ghost Towns
14) Old Taverns
15) Roadside Rest Stops
16) Sidewalk Grassy Strips
17) Amusement Parks
18) Rural Mailboxes
19) Reunion Areas
20) Revival sites
21) Fort Sites
22) Winter Sledding Areas
23) Lookout/Overlook Sites
24) Church Supper Groves
25) Fishing Spots
26) Fishing Camps
28) Old Barns and Outbuildings
29) Battle Sites
30) Band Shells
32) Rural Boundary Walls
33) Roadside Fruit and Vegetable Stands
34) Under Seaside Boardwalks
35) Flea Market Areas
36) Ski Slopes
37) Drive Ins
38) Canal Paths
39) Vacant Lots
41) College Campuses
42) Farmer Market Areas
43) Town Squares
44) Urban Yards and Backyards
45) Disaster Sites
46) Areas Around Skating Ponds
47) Hunting Lodges and Camps
48) Mining Camps
49) Railroad Grades, Stations and Junctions
50) Hiking Trails
52) Rural Dance Sites
53) Lover's Lanes
54) Areas Adjacent to Historical Markers
55) Old Gas Stations and General Stores
56) Fence Posts
57) Chicken Houses
58) Bridges and Fords
59) Flower Beds
61) Old Garbage Dumps
62) Cloth Lines
63) Military Camp and Cantonment Sites
64) Wells and Outhouses
65) Abandoned Houses and Structures
66) Areas where Old Trails Cross County or State Boundaries
67) Piles of Scraped Soil at Construction Sites
68) Old Stone Quarries
69) Areas Around Old Abandoned Cemeteries in the Forest
70) Junctions of Abandoned Roads (crossroads)
Jul 27, 2012, 02:48 PM
I am not sure Terry but I think you missed something.
I just can't put my finger on it.
Jul 27, 2012, 11:47 PM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
Yeah, it would have been easier to say "anywhere" on land or shallow water...
Just kidding great info terry...!!!
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Jul 28, 2012, 01:20 AM
First, you'll have to decide what you plan on looking for. Some areas on Terry's list are better for certain items than others.
Originally Posted by Ladystarr
Jul 28, 2012, 12:23 PM
I deal in reality
It looks like you are ready to move up in detecting. If you are anywhere near any of the old plantations that were burned in the Civil War, there is gold and silver to be taken. Just get permission and you have a TH's play ground.
Jul 28, 2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks everyone for the help! And a big thanks to terry! I actually live in Covington, Ga. I believe there were a few plantations that were burned around here, I am going to have to look into it. There is actually an old lake near me with a beach where people used to hang out...I may start there to see what I get. Thanks for the list terry! Once it gets a little cooler here, I may start doing open fields...its about 100 here during the day!
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