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Metal Detectors

No, not the ones you walk through at security.

I was wondering if anyone has ever brought a metal detector with them to relic or coin hunt on an island.


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Brings to mind a scene from Nerds In Paradise 


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Nope,  never used one.   Not what I'd find fun on a vacation.   Now when I'm a senior if I lived at the beach and had nothing else to do all day,  then I may see one as a hobby.  



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How would you pack one to bring on board?

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They break down, and most have a case of some sort.

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Not us. I'd be more concerned with issues of national antiquities were I to find something (aside from a lost engagement ring or a few coins).  Anything that looked of real value, I'd leave with the local authorities anyway.

I've never done it, but I think you might be able to turn up some interesting things.

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We would like to try it, but the initial investment would be a bit steep.  There are very few places in Colorado that one can legally use them, so it would only be on cruises and then we would want to be sure we had all the legal OKs from wherever.  I think it would make a fun "shore tour".  The tour could even "salt" the area with minor treasures. I'd be OK with that.

Have not thought about it. I see people at the beaches out early in the morning with their detectors, you can get into several hundreds of dollars of equipment that can discern from the piece of tin foil to that priceless bottle (that probably contains a virus from the 1700's).


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