Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, Inc

Target Recovery Techniques

Finding targets is one thing but recovering them in a manner that does not scar the site is essential in ensuring that restrictions are not placed on where we can use a metal detector.  The techniques below are proven to enable detectorists to recover targets and do so without leaving any sign of having done so.  Please incorporate these techniques into your detecting regiment.

We also have a permission and liability form and search and salvage permission forms that you can use.  HERE

The Slit Method

Slit Method Targer Recovery

The Plug Method

The Probe and Driver Method

Probe and Driver Recovery Method

Permission and Liability forms

Search and Salvage form