Facebook is today’s scene for metal detecting discussion and sharing of finds photos. Easy to use on mobile devices, and you can receive push updates through your phone. Here are some of my favorite Facebook groups. Apologies if I missed some as I could not list them all. If you have a favorite, please feel free to add it to the comments section at the bottom of the article.
1) Metal Detecting for Beginners
This is a great group devoted to people just getting started. Everyone is very patience and there is no such thing as a dumb question.
2) Dirt Scanner’s Metal Detecting
This one is run by renowned beach hunter and all around great guy, Roger Barbrick. A very cool group of people. Definitely worth joining.
3) Tri-Star Metal Detecting
To avoid getting lost in the crowd and a ton of posts, a smaller local group may be for you. The other cool thing about a local group is that you can meet the members face to face and actually detect with them. To find a local group, just ask other detectorists friends in your area. They will help you find the perfect group. If it doesn’t exist, start one!
Tri-Star, comprised mostly of members in Tennessee and Alabama, is my group of choice. Jonathan, the group owner, is very cool, and the group has a cast of characters that are serious detectorists, and fun to interact with.
4) WTF is This?
This risque-named group is an excellent place to post your unknown finds for identification. Over 4000 members that love to assist with identification of just about anything you can dig up.
5) Metal Detecting U.S. Only
A very large group at over 7000 members at time of this article. Sponsored by KellyCo and others.
6) The Detecting Lifestyle
Seriously cool laid back group with a lot of members. A must join.
7) Vance Metal Detecting
Popular group run by a detecting dealer. All kinds of posts, including buy/sale/trade.
8) Detecting in England
Metal detecting is very popular in England, and this may be the best group devoted to detecting there. Must be nice to detect 1000’s of years of metal history.
9) Dig This!
This is a fun group that has contests and prizes from time to time.
10) Permission to Detect
This is an innovative group dedicated solely to detecting permission. Lots of inspiration from people that get permission, and lots of real time help available here to take your permission skills to a whole ‘notha level.