Resource List to Help Find Locations to Metal Detect

See a list of useful sites and apps for researching locations to metal detect.

Metal Detecting Code of Ethics
Always makes sure you have permission before metal detecting any location.
Check local laws or ask landowners for permission.


United States Specific

California Specific

Connecticut Specific

Virginia Specific

Updated 10.21.2022

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  1. Oh my goodness, what a great job you’ve done on this Joanna, I can’t wait to use some of these resources, my hats off to you.

    1. Thank you, Chuck. I am trying to make the site as informative as I can for new and seasoned metal detectorists.

    1. Mark, that says a lot coming from you. Working as had as I can making the site as informative as I can for new and advanced detectorists.

  2. Hi, This is the most professional metal detecting sites I have found. Thanks for your hard work.
    David Frazier, Wilmington N.C.

    1. Thank you, David. It takes a lot of effort to make the content. From thinking of the topics to making a finished article that is informative. Messages like yours make my day and all the effort is worth it.

  3. Thanks Joanna! As a newbie this is really helpful and I feel that by just this one article you saved me years of research and probably some things I would never learn since I don’t have any like minded acquaintances or friends! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the general public!

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