Research Your Finds
You never know when you may find something really valuable.  Below is a set of links to help you in your research of your finds from your metal detecting trips. 
Coin Database
Weapons Database
Precious Stones and Metals Database
Period Artifact Database 




http://metaldetectorreport.com/research-your-finds/

Research Your Finds

You never know when you may find something really valuable.  Below is a set of links to help you in your research of your finds from your metal detecting trips. 

  • Coin Database
  • Weapons Database
  • Precious Stones and Metals Database
  • Period Artifact Database 

http://metaldetectorreport.com/research-your-finds/

As with buying anything used you need to make sure who you are buying from is reputable.  If you are buying from E-bay or Amazon then you can check the reviews and information about the seller and you also have some protection from the online store.  However, if you are buying a detector at a yard sale or from Craig’s List you need to make sure everything works and that the model is not too old.  There are some perfectly good models out there that people are selling for various reasons, maybe someone got a new job and had to move or just needed the cash.  For whatever reason they have to sell and you may be able to get a really high end detector at a great price.  Just do your due diligence and check up on the person before committing to anything.

archaeologicalnews

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Digging into archaeology law in the U.K. and U.S.

In September 2009, David Booth, a park ranger in Stirling, Scotland, packed up his brand-new metal detector (“I practiced at home picking up nails and bits”), drove to a field, walked seven yards (six meters) from his parked car, and scored…