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National organisations

The Federation of Independent Detectorists  ( FID ) :-  See the website http://www.fid.newbury.net

The new Federation of Independent Detectorists  ( FID ) :-  See the website   http://www.fid.org.uk

The National Council for Metal Detectorists ( NCMD ) :- Website is www.ncmd.co.uk


Monthly magazines

Treasure Hunting:-  See the website at www.treasurehunting.co.uk

The Searcher:- See the website at www.thesearcher.co.uk


Local metal detecting shops

Detecnicks of Fontwell:-  See the website at http://www.detecnicks.co.uk

Where is it? Click here for a location map.

Detector distribution at Yapton:- See the web site at http://www.detector-distribution.co.uk


Finds Recording

The Portable Antiquities Scheme ( PAS ) at http://www.finds.org.uk

UK Finds Data Base at http://ukdfd.co.uk


The Rosemary Foundation

The Rosemary Foundation web site is at http://rosemary-foundation.org.uk

   To read the latest Rosemary Foundation Newsletter on-line, click on this link.

    -  and then click on the newsletter.


General Information

You might find the site at http://detecting.org.uk useful.

A useful site:-   http://www.ukdetectornet.co.uk/


The law of 'Treasure Trove'

The old laws of Treasure Trove are now covered by the Treasure Act (1996). Details of this can be found at http://www.finds.org.uk/documents/treasure_act.pdf


The law of Treasure Trove in Scotland

The laws for Treasure Trove in Scotland are different from that of England and Wales. Details can be found at :-  www.treasuretrovescotland.co.uk


The following links may also be of interest:-
Roman Britain:-




Celtic coins:-



National Archives:-



UK and European Metal Detecting Forum:-


General interest



The Metal Detecting Hobby Talk



A Useful mapping site for detectorists.



Metal Detecting World



The other side of the coin, devil's advocate, a different viewpoint !



A source of Metal Detecting accessories?



Useful for finding a grid reference.



             If you can speak Italian, or intend to holiday/detect in Italy, this site may be of interest!



The "UK" page of    www.stoutstandards.wordpress.com  may be of interest.


  There is a lot of interesting and entertaining stuff here , if you have the time to wade through it all, but do read the article entitled NO JOKE, which starts:-


Thereís a nasty disease doing the rounds and itís rearing its ugly head predominantly in Southern England. In common lingo, itís a real bastard. Period. It goes by the name Lyme Disease.



You may find this Cornwall map interesting.

Sent in by  Josh Williams(josh@simplyseaviews.co.uk)