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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~
Yesterday at 11:16:04 PM by camb1
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After the great find I made last month of the 32nd Degree Mason watch fob(Old Park Hunt (Gold)) I thought I would have a long dry spell. I got permission from another family member to hunt there property which was the grandson's that was built about 1890. The original home burnt in 1942 and another was built in it's place. The front part of the new home is on the same foundation. I started of at the left side of the walkway and with-in 10 feet I got a nice high tone. I cut a plug at 4" and pulled out a 1948 Washington Quarter. I checked the hole with my pin-pointer and nothing else. I covered it, but ran over it again with my detector in-which it sounded again. I pulled up the same plug and checked the side of the hole and found a 1944 Washington Quarter on it's side. I thought that should be it so I again covered the hole. I ran the coil over the same area and it sounded off just to the left of the hole. Digging another plug I found a 1964 Washington Quarter and a 1964 Rosie Dime. Finally the hole was clear. I dug a few wheats in that area of the walkway. I then moved closer the the road where there were a lot of pull-tabs. I got another nice tone next to a large Cedar tree. This is where I dug the Barber Quarters and dimes. The bottom piece is a Good For 5 Cents In Trade Token
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