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    Info Misconceptions about Metal Detecting...

    So firstly I apologise for not starting a post sooner. I have been asked to moderate this sub section.... Life is very busy at the moment so im hoping to get up a weekly post covering metal detecting from the start - ranging from misconceptions, the legalities, the law, equipment, permissions, finds, history, clubs and groups and much much more.

    If I dont reply right away I apologise, I have my main job, a 3D printing metal detecting side business and 2 small children so I barely get time to fart these days.... anyway lets crack on.

    The media has sensationalised metal detecting over the past 2 years describing us as "treasure hunters" and the hobby has exploded with an influx of new members eager to find treasure and make themselves rich. I see myself more as a curator of history with an obligation to record and pass the things I find onto the next generation or donate them to a museum. This is both good and damaging for the hobby. Good in the sense it encourages our youth and more people to be interested in our culture and heritage but bad in the sense that most of these new comers are just out to make a quick buck, "nighthawk" land and damage heritage sites.

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/20233772.dunadd-hill-fort-metal-detectorists-sentenced-damaging-historic-site/

    Lets set this straight, unless you stumble upon an extremely rare coin - you are not going to be a millionaire overnight. I am friends with a lovely bloke who found a Henry III coin, gold, rare as hell - and he made a good couple of hundred grand from it - but instances like this are rare!

    For me, this hobby is all about the stories that race through your mind when you hold a coin or artifact that NO ONE else has found in hundreds if not thousands of years. This is me holding a Celtic Trinovantes tribe Gold Stater dating back to 50BC, the shear joy I experienced that day is something ill never forget. This hobby is a reset button for me. After a tough week - I can put on my headphones and block out the sounds of a nagging wife, screaming kids and all the other stresses of life... I go home a different person ready to face the next week.

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    On the same farm, I also found a small roman scattered hoard - this is now with the British Museum being analysed.

    Bottom line, respect history, respect the land and this hobby is one of the most enjoyable you will come across...

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    Default Re: Misconceptions about Metal Detecting...

    Nice handy write up, same here busy done no detecting as of late.
    I’m alive and kicking yeh baby.

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