Jul 15, 2012, 06:29 PM
Just got started in metal detecting(Garrett Ace 350 , and Pro-Pointer) for hobby. Live in Asheville, NC ,and own a farm in Bristol VA.Thanks for all of the great posts-a lot of great info from knowledgable folks.
Spent a week at the beach and now have the MD bug real bad! Found a lot of pocket change, a silver earring, 2 toys, and of course.....trash. Most importantly found out how fun metal detecting can be. I'm hooked!
Questions.....Any interesting sites to hunt in Western NC? Any clubs?
Jul 21, 2012, 02:38 PM
hi again bacusa, mike from woodland detectors is the guy around there to contact. i will pm you too.
Aug 30, 2012, 02:58 AM
I am also in the Asheville area and would like to know of any areas of interest.
Aug 31, 2012, 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by kenscott
I've been MDing all of about two months, and have not found any good places.. All I have found is clad coins at a few of the buncombe parks. I guess I will resort to door knocking for permission in AVL, as I live in Arden, and everything around me is newer. Have no big glory finds yet, or great places to share news of. Wish I did. How about you, any luck locally?
I did hunt a neighbors family farm, and found an old spade (along with a million shotgun shells, and a million bullet casings). Unfortunately, that little farm didn't bear any fruit. With so much history around us, there has to be some great finds out there. I've been getting a little frustrated.
Aug 31, 2012, 01:28 AM
I know that Biltmore and the downtown area of Asheville would be the hottest places right off the top of my head.
I have heard that the equivalent of Fort Know was once right on the French Broad river below the Woodfin area. I will have to
dig into this a bit more. Also, there are a lot of old churches, ball fields, and the like which might make decent targets if permission is
I have only used my older White's a few times and am still getting the hang of it. Once I find my first pieces, I know I will be hooked.
BTW, I am towards Leicester.
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