Metal Detecting Tips

Where to Metal Detect

Where to Metal Detect

You got a new metal detector and are excited but stumped where to metal detect. Below is a list of common and not-so-common places to consider detecting. Please make sure you have permission to detect the site by asking the local authorities, or getting permission from property owners. Always dig clean nice holes that you fill back in. Also always carry out and dispose of any garbage you dig up such as can slaw, pull tabs, melted tin, rented tent stakes…… The key is to leave the place as good or better than when you started metal detecting it. Happy Metal Detecting

Best Metal Detecting Sites

Abandoned Houses and Structures
– See detailed article on how to metal detect old houses and structures.
Airport Public Viewing Areas
Amusement Parks
Areas Adjacent to Historical Markers
Areas Around Old Abandoned Cemeteries.
– Metal detect where they would have parked their horse buggies and cars.
Areas Around Skating Ponds
Areas where Old Trails Cross County or State Boundaries
Athletic Sports Fields, New and Historial Fields
Band Shells
Battle Sites
Bridges and Fords
Campgrounds, New and Abandoned
Church Outdoor Gathering Areas and Parking Lots
Circus and Fair Grounds
City and Town Parks
Disaster Sites
Drive-Ins
Farm Fields
– See detailed article on how to metal detecting farm fields.
Farmer Market Areas
Fence Posts
Fishing Camps
Fishing Spots
Flea Market Areas
Fort Sites
Ghost Towns
Hiking Trails
Hunting Lodges and Camps
Junctions of Abandoned Roads.
Lookouts and Overlook Sites
Lover’s Lanes
Military Camp and Cantonment Sites
Mining Camps
Motels. New and Abandoned
Old Barns and Outbuildings
Old Churches
Old Garbage Dumps
Old Gas Stations and General Stores
Old Homestead Sites
Old Property Lines
Old School and Old School Sites
Old Stone Quarries
Old Taverns
Picnic Groves
Piles of Scraped Soil at Construction Sites
Playgrounds
Racetracks
Railroad Stations and Stops
Resorts, New and Abandoned
Reunion Areas
Revival sites
Roadside Fruit and Vegetable Stands
Roadside Rest Stops
Rodeo Arenas
Rural Boundary Walls
Outdoor Dance Sites
Scout Camps
Sidewalk Grassy Strips
Ski Hills
Swimming Holes and Areas
Town Squares
Urban Yards and Backyards
Vacant Lots
Waterfalls
Wells and Outhouses. Specifically, The Paths Leading to Them
Winter Sledding Areas

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