posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 10:56 PM
a reply to: RickinVa
Be aware, that there are ethics tied to using a metal detector. You can easily find them on-line, TreasureNet.com is one place with all sorts of data
and forums much like ATS.
There are some detector users that like to play the ignorance card and use their devices where they are prohibited. Any national park, monument,
etc. restricts metal detecting as do most state parks, some city parks and even some public recreation areas. I know it is a real bummer. Just
because it isn't posted along with such signs as banning alcohol or fires, doesn't mean that it isn't banned. Beaches are nice place to hunt as there
are no great concerns of finding old artifacts and careless hunters leaving holes.
First rule is to always fill your holes. Second rule is to ask for permission to do your hobby on another's property--unless you like a shotgun to
prod your butt along your way. A place need not be posted in order to get you arrested. In Texas for example corner posts and some intermediate post
painted purple are definite, law-accepted signs of no trespassing allowed. So be careful, it is a great family sport.
Learning your machine on your own property is an excellent way to know what you are hitting when the sound goes off. You never know what may have
been on your yard before it became a yard.
My first day out to a beach at a local park that allows detecting I found two gold rings. ''Can't say that I've repeated that feat however, but even
digging for a bottle cap can be exciting. In one way, my extensive yard is a "gold mine" in that regard thanks to the prior, junky owners!