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    I am driving to las vegas this November and would like to take my metal detector. Can someone help me with places that I can detect gost towns on my way out? I am coming from Georgia on I-40 most of the way. Thanks

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    I'd keep off of GT's on Private land if you're going to be Metal Detecting would be my only advice. Linky
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    If It were me making the trip I would probably go to the home page of this site and click the places on the map where you may want to detect, then plot your course. I will also say that detecting in GTs can be very frustrating due to the huge amounts of discarded metal.


    Good Luck.
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    You shouldn't metal detect on public land either! The artifacts from ghost towns on public land belong to the public. They belong in the ground where archeologists of the future can find them, or in a museum.

    A door knob in a ghost town is "a door knob from X ghost town" however, an old door knob in your garage, is "a junky old doorknob."

    Leave the artifacts there, so they can remain in-context.

    If you want an old coin, an old key, an old doorknob, go buy one at an antique store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subguy View Post
    I am driving to las vegas this November and would like to take my metal detector. Can someone help me with places that I can detect gost towns on my way out? I am coming from Georgia on I-40 most of the way. Thanks




    I think we covered this once already recently. MD'ing in most ghost towns is strictly forbidden. They're usually protected historic sites.

    Others are privately owned and written permission is recommended to be obtained prior.

    Strongly suggest contact land overseer or agent in charge before MD'ing ANY area. The ones which are off limits have heavy fines attached to them, and they care not one bit if you knew beforehand.

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    We have illegal immigrant garbage. Want some?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    We have illegal immigrant garbage. Want some?

    No thanks, got plenty at the Home Depot around the corner.
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    Im going to metal detect a ghost town if i can ever find it...

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    You better read this jody.....

    Quote Originally Posted by bad bob View Post
    I think we covered this once already recently. MD'ing in most ghost towns is strictly forbidden. They're usually protected historic sites.

    Others are privately owned and written permission is recommended to be obtained prior.

    Strongly suggest contact land overseer or agent in charge before MD'ing ANY area. The ones which are off limits have heavy fines attached to them, and they care not one bit if you knew beforehand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarevna
    You shouldn't metal detect on public land either! The artifacts from ghost towns on public land belong to the public. They belong in the ground where archeologists of the future can find them, or in a museum.

    A door knob in a ghost town is "a door knob from X ghost town" however, an old door knob in your garage, is "a junky old doorknob."

    Leave the artifacts there, so they can remain in-context.

    If you want an old coin, an old key, an old doorknob, go buy one at an antique store.
    Last edited by Calamity June; 08-11-2008 at 03:24 PM.

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    On second thought.."I'm NOT going too"..

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