leave the area you detected in better condition then before
you arrived. Unless you own the land have respect for others.
You dont want to be banned ever from any spots, plus you dont
want to wreck it for others.
search: School yards, parks, beaches, farm fields, old portage
trails, ponds, church yards, etc. get the idea anywhere lots
of people gathered over many years is usually a good spot. Make
sure you always get permission on private property!!!
to the depth of the items you are digging up. If you own a detector
that reads out depth you can use this to try and help you from
digging up the junk. I hunted the same area for a little while
and got to know that in this spot anything deeper then 5"
was good and anything less was junk ( pull tabs, beer caps,
new coins). Now remember you have to detect the same area for
a bit in order to get a good idea of lets say the layers of
soil or time. I have been to some places where I'm finding 1800's
coins 1" - 2" down and other places nothing old at
any depth. All depends on what the land has been used for over
- Research is
very important. Local librarys are a good source for old maps,
and area history books. Ask some old timers in the area, is the
school they went to still around or boarded up? Another good source
is the internet. An example of this is I have found a website
with old 1800's maps of Ontario(on my links page). You can also
visit message forums and chat with people interested in metal