I'd keep off of GT's on Private land if you're going to be Metal Detecting would be my only advice. Linky
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
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.
Last edited by jbodine; 07-18-2008 at 11:05 AM.
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.
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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Im going to metal detect a ghost town if i can ever find it...
On second thought.."I'm NOT going too"..
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