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  1. #1

    Feb 2007
    utah
    VLF TREASURE DETECTOR
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    Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    Hi, I'm 15 and I just started my hobby. I was wandering where are the best places around my house that I should look. Just say places that you like to use your detector.

  2. #2

    Jan 2007
    NH
    E-Trac
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    Around your house
    school
    park
    neighbors
    Recreation areas
    ball fields
    churches
    Fields
    lake sides
    hiking trails
    Thats a few but always get permission if you're not off the beaten path.
    Good luck.
    Do what you like & like what you do.

  3. #3

    May 2006
    fl
    307

    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    any place were people have been, the more people the more finds, things get lost by people.So just keep a look to where people meet, park there cars an ask a few older people that you know, were they use to hang out when they were young, old fair grounds, pinics areas etc.....
    sov. elite,,,,PI PRO

  4. #4

    Mar 2005
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    dont forget the beach if one is around you, or the local swimming hole.
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  5. #5

    Feb 2007
    Colorado
    Whites IDX Pro
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    Another good spot is the grass strip between the street and the sidewalk, people pulling the car keys out of there pocket will sometimes pull coins out too!
    HH...John 8)

  6. #6
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    The best place to start around your house is . . . around your house. You can take your time and not be interupted. I found a Mercury dime in my yard on one of the first days I was trying out my new detector.

    You want to look where folks drop coins. Anyplace they might be buying things (fairs, picnics, concession stands, etc.). Reaching into their pocket or purse for keys (the edge of parking lots). Under trees (sitting down to rest). One of THE most productive spots I ever found was a split rail fence in a park between the vollyball courts and a basket ball court. Apparantly a lot of folks sit on it or toss their jackets over it. I found over $20 in clad, rings, a silver locket and chain . . . all within 40 feet along this fence.
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  7. #7
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    For someone who is new to the hobby: Start in your yard, and dig everything! Get to know your detector. Then once you are good at pinpointing and have learned some of the ropes, broaden out to a beach or park (a place where there are a good many coin targets). Check the local laws on doing this first to make sure it is kosher.

    Then you'll want to start talking to locals and asking friends' permission to hunt on their properties. Locals tell great stories. Find places that aren't there anymore, have been torn down, or have vanished from the landscape. Few people know about these, so they usually haven't been hunted before. Read newspaper articles from the turn of the century. Look for references to picnic groves, old churches, meeting places, and one-room school houses. Talk to the local Genealogical Society. Look at old maps of your area as far back as you can get them. Compare these with Google Earth or other satellite imaging software to find places that are long gone. Write all of your leads down (because you WILL forget them once you start getting tons of them!). Then find the property owners and ask permission to hunt!

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  8. #8
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    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    These are all good areas to start looking. Charles Garrett has a book called, Successful Coin Hunting It lists hundreds of places that you might not think of looking.

    Good Luck,
    Sandman
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  9. #9
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply


    Where you find what you want to find!

    No, OK seriously, there are many a little list:
    Old battlefields
    Military camps (old)
    Old schools
    (old) parks
    the beach
    old dirt roads might give up something
    Any place where sports occur
    Fishing places
    Rivers
    Old trails of any sort

    Do research about your area!
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  10. #10

    Jan 2005
    burlington new jersey
    minelad excal whites spectrum whitexlt
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    schools , parks etc, etc,

  11. #11
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    us
    Jun 2004
    Hurlock, Maryland
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    In general you are looking for any place where people gather for an activity. If that activity involved money that is a real good place. The longer more often the area was used the better. No place is ever a place to never hunt unless you know the history, like new fill dirt that was sifted . Still someone might have crossed the area and dropped a new platinum bracelet, you never know.

    Ed D.
    Keep detecting, Keep finding, Keep digging!

    Ed Donovan

  12. #12
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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    I agree with Eu, Where to look depends alot upon what your lookin for, My son who just turned nineteen started treasure hunting with dear old dad when he was twelve and after the first two weeks of finding nothing but newer nickles and dimes he got bored with it. I thought he'd be happy with mking pocket money by just looking with a little electronic help, but after a little prodding he said he thought treasure hunting would be alot more indiana jones-ish. So I let him in on the secret to real treasur hunting, Shhh! 8) so here it is for you too.......
    Research, Reaserch, Research... you can't over research. My son and I now spend many dark winter nights together now researching our coming summer hunts. we've uncovered things like a town fair that ran for an entire week for thirty years in our own home town during the early 1800s that ended after a spectacular death of a woman trapeze artist who fell whille performing at this fair while suspended 1000 ft up under a balloon. the original newspaper clips make it sound quite exciting as well as greusome. Together we pulled more than sixty coins from this one area and theres plenty more right in our own back yards. So what I'm trying to say is there MDing for alittle pocket change fun and then there's true treasure hunting which is far more time consumming, rewarding, and fun
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  13. #13

    Dec 2006
    West Virginia
    TIME RANGER CZ3D ACE 250
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    This subject has been pretty well covered in the above posts . I like to detect around old abandoned house sites . Not sure if that was mentioned above or not .

  14. #14
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: Where are the best places to use a metal detector. Please leave reply

    anywhere people have gathered in the past(older stuff),are gathering currently(new stuff), beaches and lakes where people swim (coins and jewelery), any old battle site areas, forts or ship wreak sites (make sure their legal to hunt areas),school playgrounds, parks ( matter of fact I found a nice silver charm type bracelet myself at a park not long ago since my 8 year old niece was with me she "begged me" out of it.) note where you go will affect what you find and whats more likely to be there ---not likely to find shipwreak gold --75 miles inland at a park --most likely pocket change maybe a bit of jewelery --- remember become a local history buff---these tales and stories often lead to finding great spots to look for stuff ---often "big" finds aren't "dumb luck" but instead are done by researching old maps and records for clues to the past good luck and good hunting - ivan

 

 

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