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    Posted: 17 Aug 2014 at 4:25pm
Anyone interested in Metal detecting some of these properties? I have done hundreds of properties and leave behind nothing but memories ( no land scars ). If on abandoned church property and religious artifacts are found they are donated......Looking for new places to "shoot" and any information re caches.
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Seems like a gray area to me. If you find something on these properties and take said find with you, is that not the equivalent of taking something from the house or structure itself? I'm not sure where to draw the line here.
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I have a metal detector.  Only used it once.  I'd be up for some detecting.
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I agree with Storytrail, Unless you are on public property, This is no better than stealing.  Perhaps if you dug the items up, photographed them and left them behind.
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Devils' advocate, I disagree this time. 
I feel that if you have recovered an item that was buried in the ground, it would have had no hope of recovery by the family when 'cleaning the house out' at a later date - therefore, to me, it is classified as found treasure. 

And believe me, I have a committed stand against taking ANYTHING from a location. 


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Id love to get into metal detecting.
anyone up for teaching a rookie?
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GS makes a point.
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Has anyone actually found anything cool or valuable?
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I found a strap-on dildo with metal rivets on the strap at Decew House in Niagara... does that count?

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How much was it worth? Or, was it cold?
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Lol too funny
My ex wife used to live on the same rd as the decew ruins

I will let her know u have her property lmfao
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Hello fellow explorers
I would not want to be caught anywhere near an abandonment with a metal detector and/or shovel, this is a very grey area.  The Ontario Heritage Act protects sites that are of archaeological and historical significance. Only licensed archaeologists can excavate, and disturbing one of these sites can lead to fines of up to $1 000 000 and a year imprisonment.  I have no idea what timeline defines a "historic site". What defines an archaeological site?  In Ontario, “any property that contains an artifact or any other physical evidence of past human use or activity that is of cultural heritage value or interest.”  That definition could be interpreted loosely to include a vast number of locations, especially the oldest ones.  I wouldn't take that chance!

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RE: I wouldn't take that chance! 

Precisely why I gave up pulling half-buried strap-on dildos out of the dirt and turned to this hobby!

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^ Where we can now find dildos unearthed along with porno mags with pages stuck together.
If it's in the Earth, it's not going to be missed by anyone nor likely to be discovered by the owners as they clear out the last of their belongings before eventual demolition. I don't see an issue with metal detecting although I am admittedly envious at the coins people find.
 
 
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Ground State, you are too funny.
I tried metal detecting years ago on the beach but only found bottle caps.
It would be awesome to find some old coins.
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RE: I tried metal detecting years ago on the beach but only found bottle caps.

Me too. That and old pull-tabs from the 70s and 80s. So then I tried doing old farm properties to avoid those, and all I found were nails. So I would switch on the setting to avoid 'junk metal' and would get no hits for an hour, then get worried about missing out on finding some cool old iron relic, turn junk metal on and find nothing but nails again. 

There was unfortunately little reward. Our hobby provides much MUCH more in the way of 'old finds'. And the fine for violating laws is a heck of a lot less!


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Yes, actually I have a friend with many similar interests to myself. He'd like me to show him about since he has a detector. Of course i've known him for a while and can trust him not to vandalize places. So there's that, we're thinking o going to a place relatively near by actually. Apparently several pioneer homes, or former homes, often have gold buried around them, which is how the owners hid their belongings prior to having a safe. This is possibly why coins are sometimes found in clutches.
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I love MDing. I was taught by my dad on how to do it. He just recently gave me a rock he found in the 70's. Looks pretty cool after i took a wire brush in a drill onto it!


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