View Full Version : Metal detecting / Treasure Hunting

11-20-2007, 08:05 PM
That beach thread got me thinking about something I have had in the back of my mind for a while.
I think it would be fun to get a metal detector and play with it on the local beaches, old mining areas, etc.
Anyone have one? any recommendations on what to get? anyone found anything cool?

11-20-2007, 08:23 PM
The only problem is that many beaches will not allow you to dig.....but I have a lifetime of "treasures" from such activities.....plenty of old coins from Padres Island, waters off Jamaica etc.....history....

11-20-2007, 08:32 PM
The allow clam digging.

11-20-2007, 08:47 PM
Battlefield archaeology has been made possible with ground imaging radar and metal detectors.
Little Bighorn is a classic example and there's an English TV programme of the same name. Might be you can find a volunteer programme in the US that could be very interesting.