I have a chance to buy a used Minelab GPX 5000 for about $700. Looks like it retails for about $4,000. All it needs is a battery but it has a ton of other extra stuff with it.
Is it a good detector? worth buying? Thanks
Found this in a public park. The park has very old history and this was in an untouched area of the park. It appears to be brass or copper, I am betting on copper due to the gold color. It's roughly 2 1/4" X 2 1/2".
I tried that. I prepared a long list and documents to create an authorized state metal detector permit, I went to Richmond, VA and presented it to the state archaeologist (wanted the governor but blah) and was shot down.
They would rather put us in jail rather than try actually fixing it.
I used to argue the same point, why let it rot in the ground. However because at least half of the people will sell their finds, no one knows where the items came from, it's history is lost. When you pull a very important item from a historic area, it needs to recorded that it was discovered there.
Maybe we should start posting good things about our hobby and get the media involved, such as donating items to museums and such. You know how the hell's angels had clubs in different cities, we could band together and form an alliance to do good things and help out police for finding objects...
Yesterday I got permission from one of my customers to metal detect this fall at an 1890 Mansion. He said there are big giant old trees on the property near the house.
From what I've read, it seems most Cache's are found at the base of the oldest or biggest tree on the property and not very...