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    Nov 2020
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Banned from searching, but not from finding?

    In Northern Ireland, Sweden, Latvia, Canada, excavations can be conducted on private properties only with the permission granted by the owner of the land. You can freely search for treasures in Australia, the USA, the Canary Islands and the states of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, India, Uganda, Mexico, Vietnam, the Maldives and Latin American countries.In the United States, the centuries-old treasures must also be handed over to the state if they are found on the land that belongs to the federal government. Treasures found on the private territory belong to the finder or are shared with the land's owner.

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    us
    Sep 2016
    Southern Arizona
    Minelab Equinox 800,XP ORX
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    "United States, the centuries-old treasures must also be handed over to the state if they are found on the land that belongs to the federal government"

    That would depend on what you call treasure. if it is a native American artifact, yes you need to turn it over, if it has historic value, yes you need to give it up. if you find gold, silver or coins, you can keep it. if you find an old ship wreck there is a ton of paperwork, then you are supposed to fight with the country of the ships origin, which if it was Spain, they stole it from the Americas using slave labor, I've yet to figure out how they should have any rights.

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    Sep 2013
    New England
    Garrett AT Pro; F75
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Items found on private property in the US do not need to be “turned” over to anyone regardless of historical or monetary value.
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    us
    Jan 2016
    South of Gunnison, Gold Basin
    F2
    2,090
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    Who would ever report it tho. Theres plenty of places to sell stuff like that and tons of collectors.

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    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
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    Metal Detecting
    Here in the U.S. you need property owners permission to enter, let alone "excavate." We cannot freely excavate anywhere we want.
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

    The Bald Eagle photo...he/she posed for me, gave me it's best American look. I felt privileged to get the shot.

  6. #6
    ca
    Sep 2014
    Nova Scotia
    AT PRO
    99
    120 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Where I live in Nova Scotia treasure hunting is effectively banned. We had a treasure trove act that allowed treasure hunting with a license but it was repealed about 10 years ago. Anything you find of interest is owned by the government. Private property or not it does not matter. Technically you can metal detect but you can't look for anything. Well, unless you have a permit which they won't give you. They hassled some guy about a beer bottle he found because it was cultural property. As far as I know the only exception to all of this is Oak Island. It has its own set of rules.

    So in summary the government here owns everything you find and you are a bad person for even looking for it. Oddly no one ever seems to find anything.
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