beginners, where do you start? first of all welcome
to a great hobby, plenty of fresh air and exercise.
Now let's get down to the essentials.
1. A Metal Detector...
New Ferrari or
decent secondhand model with a lot of life init ???.
Well it's up to you, plenty of bargains to be had on
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every week. Allso take a look at our links, Normally
you get what you pay for. From £1,200 to £200.
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I am now going to assume you
have a metal detector, let's take it for a spin (Back
Garden) what did you find a few old nailes from when
you put up the garden shed, a pound coin you lost at
the barbecue. well that took most of us about 30 minutes.
key to good metal detecting finds, is a good metal
The biggest problem people have is locating a
site which has some history, is it takes time
and research, we
have the answer.
The Basics Of
of Roman Coin Hoards.
Roman Villas, Forts, Buildings,
of Bronze Age and Iron Age Artifacts.
Deserted Medieval Villages
2. Where to go metal detecting
??? Have a look at Google
Earth you can download it FREE from our home
page. Over two years of research has gone in to producing
our web site, I think it is without doubt the best starting
point for all research. Metal Detectors Search CD contains
over 28,000 sites just imagine how it looks on Google
Earth it is amazing. So try our Google Earth Placemarkers,
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To increase your chances of
a successful find 10 times over, you need to know the
history of your location.
Stop wasting your time taking an expensive
piece of metal detecting equipment into a field that
as just been ploughed for 200 years, all you will find
is the occasional horse shoe and a broken piece of farm
Even if you can't get permission
to metal detect the field that once located a Medieval
Deserted Village, you are better off metal detecting
in the field next to it.
Detectors Searcher CD-ROM & Instruction Book
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Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting inEngland and Wales
Treasure Trove was originally defined as gold or
silver in any form, whether coin, plate or bullion
which had been hidden and rediscovered, and which
no person could prove he or she owned.
The Treasure Trove law was
replaced by the Treasure
Act in 1996.
If you find treasure there
is a legal obligation to report it.
The British Museum decides
if a found item falls under the treasure act, and
then the local coroner holds an inquest to decide
who is the legal finder of the treasure.
If the museum decides to buy
the treasure, it must pay the finder its full value.
However, most metal detectors
agree to split any money from treasure found 50/50
with the landowner where the treasure was found.