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    Default Metal Detecting in ghost towns

    Originally posted by Rodney Boyettte

    : Is it legal to use a metal detector in ghost towns? I would like to know before I try this.
    : Sincerely
    : Rodney Boyette urb2165@aol.com


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    Default Re: Metal Detecting in ghost towns

    Originally posted by Dezdan

    : That's a tough question to answer cause so many technicalities come into play. First off, is the land Public or Private? If it is private land then you must obtain the owners permission. Now if the land is Public, you must determine whether you are in a wilderness zone, a national park/monument, state park, wildlife sanctuary, area of environmental concern, etc.. If you are on/in any of those areas, you most likely will not be able to detect. Now, if you are not in any type of special area, and you are on BLM of USFS land, you must next determine if the area in which you are going to detect is a reregistered valid claim, if so, you must obtain permission from the claim holder. Next major thing that comes into play, is the American Antiquities Act of 1906 and later. If you are after precious metals, then you most likely don't have to worry about it, but if you are after relics, you may run into some issues.

    : If I were you I would stop and visit the agency that governs the land on which you would like to detect on; it could save you from a very hefty fine and confiscation of your equipment (including your vehicle). I hope this helps!

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    Default Re: Metal Detecting in ghost towns

    Originally posted by Tom

    : : Is it legal to use a metal detector in ghost towns? I would like to know before I try this.
    : : Sincerely
    : : Rodney Boyette urb2165@aol.com

    : As I understand it it is illegal except on private land with owners permission.


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