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TimH
11-20-2007, 09:05 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?

paladin
11-20-2007, 09:23 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....

TimH
11-20-2007, 09:32 PM
The allow clam digging.

skuthorp
11-20-2007, 09:47 PM
Battlefield archaeology has been made possible with ground imaging radar and metal detectors.
http://bravo_nj.tripod.com/id9.html
http://www.archaeology.org/online/interviews/scott.html
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.