Classes

Interested in the hobby, but don’t know how to get started? Don’t have a detector, but want to know if this is the hobby for you? Been detecting for a while, and just want to pick up some additional tips? We’ve got a class for you!

Susannah, a professional detectorist, will walk you through the steps of getting started in this wonderful hobby. She has hunted in both the United States and England, and has been researching and practicing metal detecting since 1980. She currently presents metal detecting basics classes for the St. Louis County library system, the Jefferson County library system, the Missouri Civil War Museum, and the Gateway Metal Detecting Club.

In her Metal Detecting Basics class you will learn technique and tips, equipment, safety, laws and regulations, how to research, where to hunt, resources, and much more. Hands-on training is provided in the last hour of class. You will be searching (but NOT digging) for foreign coins, which you may then keep.

Come join us for a fun and informative time!

Ages 12 and up. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by adult.

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CONTACT

Contact detectinghistory@yahoo.com for classes taken through the GMDC.

Contact St. Louis Library HQ (994-3300) for classes taken through the branch libraries. (Tell them the library branch where you will be making your reservation). You may begin registration 30 days prior to event.

Contact Jefferson County library system (call the individual branch noted below). You may begin registration 30 days prior to event.

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COSTS

Cost: $10.00 per person. Cash or check made out to “GMDC”.

Classes through the St. Louis County Library system or Jefferson County Library system are FREE.

If you are a Gateway club member or become one at the class, there is no charge.

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EQUIPMENT

⇒⇒⇒    PLEASE BRING YOUR DETECTOR, MANUAL, AND PINPOINTER. If you do not have one, that’s OK! One can be provided. Just let us know beforehand. Call Susannah at 314-894-2719.

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CALENDAR

MARCH

23     Metal Detecting Basics. 9:00am-2:00pm. 3505 Sunland Garden Ct., St. Louis, MO. 63129. PLEASE BRING A LUNCH AND BEVERAGE. Reserve your spot through detectinghistory@yahoo.com. Cost is $10 unless you are a GMDC member or become one at class.

APRIL

19     Metal Detecting Basics10:00pm-2:30pm. Jefferson County Library–Northwest Branch, 5680 Hwy PP, High Ridge, MO 63049     Call 636-677-8186 no more than 30 days before to reserve a spot in the program.  PLEASE BRING A LUNCH AND BEVERAGE. Cost is FREE.

JUNE

15     Metal Detecting Basics. 12:30pm-4:30pm. St. Louis County Library, Weber Road branch, 4444 Weber Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. Call 314-994-3300 no more than 30 days before to reserve a spot in the program. Cost is FREE.

JULY

19     Metal Detecting Basics.12:30pm-4:30pm. St. Louis County Library, Grand Glaize branch, 1010 Meramec Station Rd., Ballwin, MO 63021. Call 314-994-3300 no more than 30 days before to reserve a spot in the program. Cost is FREE.

20     Metal Detecting Basics.12:30pm-4:30pmSt. Louis County Library, Cliff Cave branch, 5430 Telegraph Rd., Oakville, MO 63129. Call 314-994-3300 no more than 30 days before to reserve a spot in the program. Cost is FREE.

SEPTEMBER

28     Metal Detecting Basics. 9:00am-2:00pm. 3505 Sunland Garden Ct., St. Louis, MO. 63129 (this is in a subdivision). PLEASE BRING A LUNCH AND BEVERAGE. Reserve your spot through detectinghistory@yahoo.com. Cost is $10 unless you are a GMDC member or become one at class.

 

 

 

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