Jeff's Metal Detecting Site.

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How I got started.
How to get started in Metal Detecting.
Just Excavated!
Coins from the Past.
Modern Clad Coinage, Old and New.
Old Jewelry, New Jewelry, great finds.
Odds and Ends.
Bottles, Containers, and Jars, Oh My!
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Links to other good sites.
Contact Me
Stainless Steel Supplies

This letter was adapted from a permission letter written by Jim Vokes.

Click here to visit Jim Vokes' Detectin' Pages.

Date (opional)

Your address here (opional)

Dear (Land/Property Owner),

I feel that a letter before hand is a better emissary than knocking on your door or calling by phone at an inconvenient time and invading your privacy.

This may sound like a strange request, so let me introduce myself. My name is (your name here). I have lived in (your town) for (number of) years. (More about self if you want to tell)

My hobby is metal detecting, or more commonly called, treasure hunting. I've been engaged in the hobby for about (years) now. I find that it is a good source of exercise and a great way to meet many interesting people.

Recently, I have researched information about your property and the area surrounding it, goes back many years.

I want you to know that I respect all properties that I search and leave them in the same condition that I find them in. Normally, the targets that I uncover are no more than four to six inches deep, and that I retrieve them in a way that the ground appears undisturbed.

In addition, I would like to offer my services to you. Perhaps you or someone you know has lost a favorite piece of jewelry or other valued metal object. I would be glad to try and find it for you, just for the thrill of the search.

If you consider giving me permission, I've enclosed two set of forms that I've already signed and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Two are Permission forms, the other two are Personal Liability Waivers. Please read them and sign all four copies. One of each are for your records, the remaining two copies, please return them in the supplied envelope for me to place in my records.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me anytime. My phone number is listed below.

Thank you for your consideration.


(Sign your name here)

(Type your name here)

Phone #(here)

You can adapt this letter for your needs.

Don't for get to sign your name before you mail it.