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Metal Detecting Maine!

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~

clipFirst Finds with the 5X8 Coil!

Today at 07:55:58 PM by George79
Views: 30 | Comments: 5

So, somebody awesome got me the little 5"X8" coil for the AT Pro for my birthday.  I am pleased to report that holy crap it's awesome.  I would highly recommend it to anyone hunting noisy areas.

These finds all came from an area about 15'X15' that I have spent some serious time in.  And I mean serious.  Aaaaaaand this was only about forty-five minutes all told.  That little baby coil just snuck in amongst all the iron and trash and plucked these guys out just as neat as can be.  I'm sold.

The copper is a George II.  I think that's the third one from this property.  The decorative little clip is from a garter, I'm assuming.  It was only a few yards from where I dug a 3 Merry Widows tin earlier this year, so I'm going to assume they're related, even if they're not :)  And this is my first clock key!   Soooooo so excited to find one!!!

And yes, that's a framed photo of James Bond in the background.  He's sat on the counter of every house my wife has ever lived in. :dontknow:

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