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Old 07-05-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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Default Metal detecting?

Any ideas on some of the best places to go metal detecting in the area? Love the history of Charleston, and would love to possibly find some artifacts. Also, do you need a permit? Have never gone before...
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant. SC
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Any ideas on some of the best places to go metal detecting in the area? Love the history of Charleston, and would love to possibly find some artifacts. Also, do you need a permit? Have never gone before...

We saw a guy last week with a metal detector on the beach at the Isle of Palms, didn't actually see him dig anything up, but he was there a long time. No idea on the permit, but hubby has an interest in getting a detector, so will be checking back here to see if anyone else posts an answer.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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While I don't know for certain, I would tend to think that in the "City" you wouldn't be allowed to use a metal detector. I can't see them allowing citizens to dig etc.......

As for the beach, there are always tons of people out there especially in the mornings hunting for finds.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: North Charleston
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I bought a metal detector about a year ago myself and wanted to find some artifacts. You don't need a "permit" to hunt, but you should always get permission from property owners to search their property. You will not be able to metal detect the public areas in the downtown areas of Charleston, as much as wish you could. Private land is another thing...if you get permission from a homeowner downtown to search their yard, you can.

The beaches are the best way to get started and learn your detector. They are pretty much open as long as you stay on the beach (stay out of the dunes and oats!). The typical finds are coins and jewelry and a lot of trash like pull tabs, cans, and foil.

Once you get to know the area and some people, you can then find other places to hunt, but always get permission.

MD'ing is a fun hobby that gets you outside and a little exercise to boot. Every now and then you even find something fun and/or valuable!
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Thanks for all the advice. Looking forward to getting started!!
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