Here is a list of great resources from around the web. In addition to these sites, be sure to check out our complete guide to metal detecting.
General Metal Detecting Websites
Magnet Fishing: Your Key to Searching Unexplored Waters
Kellyco Metal Detectors, a metal detecting superstore, offers their expertise on Magnet Fishing.
American Digger Magazine
A magazine dedicated to those who preserve our past through responsible digging and collecting. In each issue you’ll find articles concerning on all periods of history being discovered… military, civilian, ancient, and natural.
Friendly Metal Detecting Forums
Just as the name implies, Friendly Metal Detecting Forums offers categories in Metal Detecting, Everything About Finds, Detectors and Gear, and Other Forums. Sub-categories under Everything About Finds include Stories and Pictures of Finds, Help To ID My Finds, Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds, Cleaning Your Finds, What’s the Value, and Lost and Found.
High Plains Prospectors
Kansas City’s Premier Metal Detector & Gold Prospecting Equipment Store! Your treasure hunting headquarters. Located in Olathe, Kansas.
Metal Detecting Clubs
List of metal detecting and gold prospecting clubs alphabetically by state.
Metal Detecting Hobby Talk
An excellent source for clubs and individuals. Lots of current news.
San Francisco Diggin’s
Finds from Bay area, including stamped and numbered brass skeleton room key, toothpaste pots, eyeglasses, buckles and hooks, clay pipes, with all sizes and varieties of glass bottles.
Stone Mountain Treasure Hunters
The Stone Mountain Treasure Hunters metal detecting club of Atlanta, Georgia is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the hobby of recreational metal detecting. Stop by and see what the members are finding.
Dick Stout has been involved in the treasure hunting/metal detecting pastime for over 30 years now, and has authored three books, written hundreds of articles, and worked in the industry itself.
European Metal Detecting Websites
Metal Detecting Patches
Metal Detecting Patches from around the World.
Italia Metal Detector
Italian metal detecting website with forum, blog, news, and more.
Lockdales Coins and Collectables
British, World & Ancient Coins, Tokens, Medallions, Banknotes, Jewellery, Artifacts, Stamps, Medals, Militaria, Cigarette Cards, Postcards, Ephemera, Metal Detectors – this is what Lockdales is all about.
Metal Detecting Forum
UK Metal Detecting Discussion Forum and Metal Detector Information.
Treasure Hunting in Colchester Essex England
Includes brief history of the town. Tips for detecting in the area’s fields. Photos of hammered, Roman, and base coins, artifacts, buttons, croatal bells and toys.
Gold Prospecting Websites
Gold Rush Nuggets
This website has a state-by-state guide to help you find gold wherever you happen to live. All of the gold nuggets for sale on this site have been hand selected for their amazing quality and natural beauty. When you buy from Gold Rush Nuggets, you can be assured that you will receive the finest natural gold nuggets available anywhere.
Reno Prospecting & Detector Club
We are a group of folks dedicated to the hobby, sport, adventure and thrill of Metal Detecting and Prospecting!
Metal Detector Dealers
Kellyco Metal Detectors
Metal Detector Super Store. Kellyco has provided quality, easy to use metal detectors since 1955. Free detector shipping. Excellent service!
Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors
Purchase your next metal detector and accessories from Ed Huffman at Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors. I recently purchased a Garrett AT Max from Ed and the service is outstanding. Great prices!
Garrett Metal Detectors
Garrett Metal Detectors Sport home page for products, distributors and service.
Belda’s Gold & Treasure
We have all your equipment for gold prospecting and metal detecting for sale. We have major brands that include Minelab, Whites, Fisher, Garrett,Tesoro,Teknetics,Makro, XP DEUS metal detectors.
Metal Detecting Resources for the Treasure Hunter, Treasure Store, ShadowX2 Forum, Coin Cleaning Supplies, Digging Tools, Links, Chatrooms, Message Forum, Metal Detecting Users Directory.
Metal Detector & Equipment Classiﬁeds 100% Free to Buy, Sell and Trade used treasure hunting gear! This is a great website.
Metal Detectors Auction Shop
Buy and Sell your new and used metal detectors and accessories.
Mining And Historical Consulting Services
This website is for those who want to further their understanding in the mineral and historical possibilities that are out there such as precious metals, gems, lost treasure, ancient cultures and historical locations and discoveries that this world has to offer.
PCGS Price Guide
If you want to see what your coin finds are worth then check out PCGS. It has an updated price guide for all U.S. coins.
Coin Community Family
Read all about the history of the coins that you are digging up. Great informative website that is a must visit!
All about old coins and paper money…they even buy coins and currency.
History about early scout badges. This is research by Craig Murray and others who have spent a great deal of time learning about and categorizing these early scout badges.
How to Spot Fake Silver Coins
It is unfortunate that articles like this have to be written, but where there is money trading hands, there will always be fakes, frauds, and counterfeits.
Kovels’ Online Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide
The Kovels have compiled the information from five Kovels’ price lists with more than 250,000 PRICES, FACTORY NAMES, DATES, and HISTORICAL TIDBITS into a fully searchable, cross-referenced, fun-to-browse database. Their web site not only helps you establish values for unusual items, like a Federzeichnung vase, it shows you five-year market trends for mass-produced items, like an Adam Depression glass plate or a Roseville Magnolia vase.
Michael’s Jewelers Precious Metals. Silver coins, bullion, and spot metal prices.
USA Coin Book
USA Coin Book is a massive resource for US coins with over 10,000 members. Anyone can look up coin prices and values, based on coin condition, for every US coin year, mint and major variety ever made, in a clean “Red Book” format. In addition, USA Coin Book is an alternative to eBay where members can buy, sell and auction coins and related items – with items for sale integrated into the price charts.
US Currency Auctions
Price guide. Coin, Paper Money, Exonumia and Bullion Auctions Online.
Civil war bullets and a few other relics. A seller of high quality civil war bullets.
Civil War Bullet and Cartridge Gallery
Civil war bullet and cartridge database. Excellent source for identifying civil war bullets.
Civil War News
The monthly current events newspaper concerning the civil war.
Classic Bells specializes in restoring antique sleigh bells and creating heirloom-quality custom designs with antique bells for horse and home. Great place to identify bells.
Great Expectations Antiques
Great place to identify and price vintage and antique tools.
Maps of the Past, Inc.
The Nation’s Leading Publisher of Reproduction Antique, Historical, Old Maps and Prints offers over 1,500 restored historical maps for well seasoned cartography enthusiasts, treasure hunters, genealogists, home decor enthusiasts and novice history buffs alike.
National Amusement Parks Historical Association
Great site for researching old amusement parks.