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    us
    Apr 2004
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Homebuilt pulse loop
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    Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    This Florida ruling will affect every state if allowed to pass. Even if you don't dive wrecks, PLEASE sign up and make a comment against it. It will eventually carry over to land sites as well. We need everyone to take a few minutes to protect our hobby.

    Here is the direct link to the comment page. Simply scroll to the bottom and click on the blue "Make Comment" button, then enter rule 1A-31 in the subject box and your name and email address then enter your comment or the ones below can be copied and pasted if you agree with them.

    https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View...asp?id=6172515

    1. The vast majority of Florida's underwater cultural heritage has been found by the private sector. I am against any rules or regulations that would hinder historical shipwrecks from continuing to be recovered - especially by such a limited scope such as the current proposed rules.

    2. For reasons of economy, efficiency and fairness, I believe the Division of Historical Resources should do more to work with the private sector salvors of Florida. Rule 1A-31 does not seek to do this.

    3. I believe Florida's private sector salvors have done an excellent job of recovering and preserving our maritime heritage, to the direct benefit of the public and at little cost to the tax payers and should be allowed to continue with as little interference as possible. Rule 1A-31 does not allow for this.

    4. I do not want my tax dollars limited to just state archaeologists diving on shipwrecks. The private sector salvors have done a great job, using their own money, with Florida getting the benefits. Rule 1A-31 needs to be revised so that collaboration will be possbile for all who are interested in Florida's underwater cultural heritage.
    Ron Nickell and prospexican like this.

  2. #2
    The.Boomer

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Done ! 10/7/08 3:18pm

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    LIMO BOB

    Aug 2008
    Trinity, florida
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    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Done.....10/07/08.......5:25pm
    IN GOD WE TRUST

  4. #4
    gb
    Feb 2008
    England.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Ok, done.

    Molly.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2008
    Alabama
    bh
    60

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    ok done

  6. #6

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Done. But just curious: why do you think this would necessarily spread to the land site hunters? Seems to be only aimed at the highly lucrative wrecks (gold bars, etc...) not land hunting for common singular coins, relics, etc...

    Although I DO see that the principle can "cross over", if you construed it enough. Ie.: no one pays attention to the geek with a detector in a school yard, sand box, or whatever. But if the city or state found out the guy had just found a stash of gold bars worth a fortune in the turf or sandbox, I guess all of the sudden, someone would say "hey, that belongs to the city (or county, or state, etc....). So I guess it's all a measure of the worth/value, as to the threshold of whether or not someone cares less?
    Caribou369 likes this.
    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

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    Aug 2007
    NJ
    EXCAL 2, SOV. GT
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    done 10/7 9pm
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

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    GL
    GL is offline
    us
    Mar 2008
    South Central, NC
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    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Done.
    10/7/08
    9:48pm

  9. #9
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    LIMO BOB

    Aug 2008
    Trinity, florida
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    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Thank you guys very much...keep up the good work...if anyone wants to read the facts about whats going on from the people on the front lines that are directly affected by this (our brothers in mding) then follow this link and read what they have to say....or just read the rule that they want to pass for yourself....it's the beginning of the end for mding on ne'er or in any water in the state of Florida and probably the rest of the country will follow suit........sincerely Limo Bob



    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,183886.0.html

    just follow this link
    IN GOD WE TRUST

  10. #10
    Charter Member
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    Apr 2004
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    Shipwrecks

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA
    Done. But just curious: why do you think this would necessarily spread to the land site hunters? Seems to be only aimed at the highly lucrative wrecks (gold bars, etc...) not land hunting for common singular coins, relics, etc...

    Although I DO see that the principle can "cross over", if you construed it enough. Ie.: no one pays attention to the geek with a detector in a school yard, sand box, or whatever. But if the city or state found out the guy had just found a stash of gold bars worth a fortune in the turf or sandbox, I guess all of the sudden, someone would say "hey, that belongs to the city (or county, or state, etc....). So I guess it's all a measure of the worth/value, as to the threshold of whether or not someone cares less?
    You answered your own question

    Thanks for taking action, everyone! Keep 'em coming!
    Tedwnicol likes this.

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    us
    Feb 2008
    Grenada Bend, Red River Valley, NE TEXAS
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    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Alright...DONE!! ON 07 OCT 08 at 2222 Cent. Time.
    Molly helped me on this. Much thanks to her!!
    Beer beer beer said the corporal, its hardly fair but none compares to the U.S. Cavalry!!

  12. #12
    us
    Your Only One Swing Away From Discovery

    Dec 2006
    Florida
    Library
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    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???


    done
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  13. #13
    gb
    Feb 2008
    England.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    I forgot, but remember to date your posts..
    Thankyou everyone..

    Molly.

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    Wes

    Apr 2007
    Springfield, TN
    Bounty Hunter 202
    2,490

    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Me too!
    Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

    - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    us
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
    White's XLT
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    Re: Treasure hunting becoming banned in all states???

    Done!
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

 

 
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