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FAQ:  Where is the best place to metal detect?

FAQ: Where is the best place to metal detect?

People who are new to the sport of metal detecting often find themselves in a position where they have done the time to research the types of metal detector that suites them best.  They have invested the time and money in order to have all the weapons they need in their arsenal to detect.  They are all geared up and ready to hit the field to find some treasure.  Then it hits them.  Where do they go to metal detect?
Metal Detecting Missouri State Parks Rules and Regulations

Metal Detecting Missouri State Parks Rules and Regulations

Metal detecting local and state parks is allows in many regions.  Different rules and regulations apply based upon where the park is located.  These regulations may be set by the different municipalities and will vary widely in what is allowed and what is prohibited.  

We have begun compiling a list of rules and regulations of various parks in our area and around the country to assist you in learning these rules in particular areas.  

Remember, these regulations change from time to time and are subject to change.  It is always important to visit that park's website or call them to verify no changes have taken place.  This article is specific to metal detecting in Missouri state parks.

Metal Detecting and Magnet Fishing in Missouri State Parks...

Competitive Metal Detector Hunts - Group Metal Detecting Hunts:  Are They Worth The Effort and Are They Fun?

Competitive Metal Detector Hunts - Group Metal Detecting Hunts: Are They Worth The Effort and Are They Fun?

For people that are new at metal detecting, a competitive hunt may have a shroud of mystery.  If you haven't been to one, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.  These hunts are usually conducted by metal detecting clubs and happen quite regularly across the world.  They are a fun way to meet new people interested in the sport, learn to use your detector by honing your skills in a fast paced and competitive environment, and to potentially score some valuables, cash, and/or prizes.

There are a few different types of group metal detector hunts....

FAQ: How do you find good metal detecting sites?

FAQ: How do you find good metal detecting sites?

How to find good metal detecting sites is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at High Plains Prospectors.  It is also the number one thing to consider when getting into metal detecting because the fact is:

Location is the number one factor to success in metal detecting.

For the most part, all metal detectors do the same thing.  They send our a radio wave and receive it back.  That information goes to some sort of processing "computer" and the machine provides feedback to the user to determine what the object beneath the earth might be.  Then the user decides whether or not they want to dig the target.  But, if there are no good targets to dig, the metal detector is totally worthless, right?  At least at that location anyway.

So, finding a site is a really important part of metal detecting.  In this article I am going to give you four ways (with actual resources you can use today) to start finding good sites to metal detect...