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Metal Detecting Maine!
Investing: You can begin detecting with a minimal investment. Detectors can be purchased for as little as $100 and as much as $1,000 or more. Many accessories are available to make your detecting experience more convenient but are not necessary to fully enjoy the hobby. Choosing which detector to buy is the most difficult task involved. Determine what your budget allows and shop within that price range. You can always upgrade at a later date.
Research: Beaches, school yards and parks are great places to detect, but if you are seeking relics and old coins, a little research is necessary. Detectorists enjoy researching the lands they plan to detect. History may have been their worst subject in school but today they are avid historians for their area. There are many, many ways to research your area. This topic has its own sub forum on the message board accompanying this site.
Information on this site will be continuously updated and the accompanying forum will offer a wealth of information. Feel free to sign up (there is no charge to become a member of the forum) and browse around. We welcome everyone to share their finds, experiences and inquiries whether you are considering taking up the hobby as a newbie or you are an experienced detectorist.
We encourage anyone with a little interest to at least give this fun, family oriented hobby a try, but be cautious where you swing your machine. Permission is necessary to detect on private property and federal laws protect historic lands. If you are unsure if detecting is allowed in an area you plan to visit, ASK ahead of time. It can save you a world of headaches as well as preserve the reputation of your fellow detectorists.
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We hope to see you on the forum! Good luck, and happy hunting to all...!
~The MDM Team~
Today at 09:03:28 PM by sealouse
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I decided to break out the Tejon for the last couple hours of the day and went back to the spot where I find the George the III half penny yesterday ! I have pounded this area with my explorer . Besides the George I have pulled 3 draped bust larges from this area ! I have run my explorer wide open accepting everything . Yesterday I ran the area in iron mask ! I was surprised that I found the George yesterday in iron mask but it was right against a piece of iron . So today I decided to clear some of the iron to see if I could hear that tiny half dime I think must be there . I have never used anything better than a Tesoro for finding iron so ! I was getting a little discouraged but kept clearing iron signals . Finally I clear a big piece of iron recheck the hole and it is screaming still ! I probe and then feel a large coin in the muck ! At first I thought another large ! Then I feel the reeded edge ! It's a half I thought I was sure I had another old half ! Don't rub it dont run it I kept saying to myself ! Washed it a mud puddle ! A walker I was not expecting a modern coin in this area as I have found no others I'll take it with a smile though ! Louse
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