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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 07:00:35 PM by madisonmaine
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I got a new permission and when I asked the owner his daughter and son in law were there. They also metal detected and told me they had already hit the cornfield and didn't come up with much after finding a lot of iron and nails in the ground. I was thinking, I have my AT Pro with the 5x8 and thought I might have better luck.
I was happy to return a couple of hours later with an 1816 LC (with rotated die error). The response to me was you are persistent, I wouldn't have stayed out that long. I returned today to recover the 1847 LC a watch winder among other finds.
Question? I used hot peroxide on the 1816 LC and it quickly turned greener with heavy patina. Has anyone had this happen? With the 1847 LC I did what I usually do and rub mineral oil on it and rub it with my fingers.
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