Active Waldorf / Charles Co. Metal Detector enthusiasts out there?

Waldorf_Digger

New Member
See some activity from 2016 on the forums but nothing very recent to indicate there's any clubs around here yet. Anybody not too far from Waldorf active in the hobby and interested in info sharing / joint digs with not too far of a drive?

Beach digger and slowly acquiring private permissions newbie here.

Thank you for your serious replies.
 

Monello

Awww, jeez
PREMO Member
I got 1 of those 100 pound pull magnets. I take it in the boat when I fish. Dragging it along the bottom when I drift. So far all I've gotten are rusty fishhooks. I get a lot of pebbles that contain some sort of metal because they adhere to the magnet.

1 day I hope to get something noteworthy.
 

limblips

Well-Known Member
PREMO Member
Metal detecting is fun. I have been doing it for years. It is NOT a get rich deal! I equate it to fishing, you never know what the next bite/signal is going to be. I like to focus on the older stuff rather than the beach coins and jewelry dropped over the summer. I have found many farmers and land owners will give permission if you explain that MDing is not excavating big holes and leaving a mess. Always fill your holes and don't dig canyons. I use an old screwdriver as a probe and a garden trowel to dig. It also helps if you offer a few trinkets to the land owner. Research is the key. Look at old topo maps to see where old buildings were in the past, ask older people where they used to hang out and party or swim, and gather any info you can about where people may have gathered. Always ask permission and be a good ambassador for the hobby. Good luck and many beeps!
 

Waldorf_Digger

New Member
After a few beach outings found a detecting partner and thought of a farmer I knew and got a permission. Had a fun day out digging up the remnants of old farm house the other day. Partner is good with the websites, found 1800 era map that seems to show old buildings, will be giving that a try. Just trying to locate some Charles County property to take a crack at. Thanks for your reply.
 

limblips

Well-Known Member
PREMO Member
After a few beach outings found a detecting partner and thought of a farmer I knew and got a permission. Had a fun day out digging up the remnants of old farm house the other day. Partner is good with the websites, found 1800 era map that seems to show old buildings, will be giving that a try. Just trying to locate some Charles County property to take a crack at. Thanks for your reply.
Pound the old homestead site hard. I guarantee there are coins there. Look around the bigger trees, kids climbed them and people would sit in the shade. Pay attention to where the clothesline might have been and the back door (people didn't use the front door, that was for guests)! I seldom use discrimination when hunting old sites because I like relics. If the area is trashy then I discriminate out the nails and trash as best I can but you have to dig a lot of trash to get the good stuff. As you learn your machine the ratio of trash to goodies will get better. Happy beeping and post pics of the good stuff!
 
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