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Metal Detecting Maine!



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People often wonder why there is such a buzz about metal detecting and why more and more people take to the hobby each year. There is no real answer, but hopefully through this site and forum we can help others better understand the concept. Most detectorists simply enjoy finding a piece of history left behind to disintegrate in the ground. Imagine holding a button torn from a soldier’s uniform in the 1790s or a belt buckle from the same era, or even holding between your fingers a 1724 King George the 1st Half Penny. It actually makes you think about who worked the fields on which you currently stand with your detector, and all the more anxious to see if you can dig something up and actually hold it in your hands... it's never too late to give it a try. Here are a couple tips that might help you get started if you're new to the hobby:

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.
Thanks for checking us out –

We hope to see you on the forum! Good luck, and happy hunting to all...!

~The MDM Team~





clip1788 Mass Cent(Hand Worked Edge), 1739 KG, Farthing

Ahab8
Today at 06:53:05 AM by Ahab8
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Had a rare day to get out yesterday. Discovered an early cellar hole that neither I or the histor books or maps seem to know existed. Got a beautiful mid 80s signal and out comes those disc with scalloped or wavy edge. Wasn't cole rely convinced that it was a coin. Then when I got it home I was pleased to find a nice 1788 Mass cent hiding underneath. My other one is pretty ugly. Also dug a KGii that was easily 10" down. I was in the tee coin neighborhood and it rang up identically and was so deep that my heart rate went up significantly. So just a tad disappointed but I will never complain about 1700s coin under my coil. The farthing is absolutely smoked but trust me that what it is. Thanks for looking guys and Happy 4th to you all

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