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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 03:49:27 PM by B.B.
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Got out again yesterday for a bit. Wasn't feeling too well and my headlamp batteries died so I had to quit when it got dark... but I made a couple nice finds. Interestingly found two late 60's aluminum Shell Gas tokens about 100 yards apart - Booker T Washington and Zachary Taylor. In another spot I made the day's best find, a 1939 New York World's Fair Token... not in the best shape but a very cool piece. Just a couple feet away was a 1933 Argentina 10 Centavos coin. Other item is, I believe, a piece of a lead ingot?
I really like the pitted look of the two aluminum tokens and the way it transforms the faces. Might be a kind of ghostly photo series. Anyone have any tokens with faces on them from the beach with similarly worn faces that I could borrow and photograph?
Dirt hunting... coming soon!! Cheers, BB
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