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! (see below for schedule).

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 Missouri Civil War Museum, Columbia Illinois library, and the Gateway Metal Detecting Club.

In her 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 Roman coins, world coins, or medieval buttons (depending on supplies of each item), which you may then keep.

Come join us for a fun and informative time!

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Please bring your detector and manual, and pinpointer, if you have one. If not, one will be provided. 

****If this particular class runs through lunch, PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH AND ANY NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS.

Contact detectinghistory@yahoo.com for GMDC classes

or the appropriate library branch telephone number for library classes

and please leave each person’s name, telephone number, email address, and whether or not you have a detector.

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

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Cost (for those taking a class through the GMDC): $10.00 per person.

Cash or check made out to “GMDC“.

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

Cost for taking a class through the St. Louis County Library system is FREE.

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March 25  —  Metal Detecting Basics class

9am-2:00 pm. Registration required through detectinghistory@yahoo.com.
Place: 3505 Sunland Garden Ct, St. Louis, MO 63129  (314-894-2719) Fee $10 or FREE (see above).

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May 27 —    Metal Detecting Basics class

12:00pm-4:30pm. Registration required through St. Louis County Library (994-3300 — ask for Rock Rd. branch.

Place: Rock Road Library, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann, MO 63074 FREE

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June 3 —    Metal Detecting Basics class

12:00pm-4:30pm. Registration required through St. Louis County Library (994-3300 — ask for Oak Bend branch.

Place: Oak Bend Library, 843 S. Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 FREE

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June 19 —    Metal Detecting Basics class

12:00pm-4:30pm. Registration required through St. Louis County Library (994-3300 — ask for Grant’s View branch.

Place: Grant’s View Library, 9700 Musick Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123 FREE

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July 3 —    Metal Detecting Basics class

12:00pm-4:30pm. Registration required through St. Louis County Library (994-3300 — ask for Sachs branch.

Place: Sachs Library, 16400 Burkhardt Pl. Chesterfield, MO 63017 FREE

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September 8– Metal Detecting Basics class

5:00pm-9:00pm.  Registration required through detectinghistory@yahoo.com.
Place: 3505 Sunland Garden Ct, St. Louis, MO 63129  (314-894-2719) Fee $10 or FREE (see above).

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Classes for the year after this date will be determined as needed. Must have at least 3 people to have a class. Registration required through detectinghistory@yahoo.com. We will let you know if enough people have expressed interest.

 

 

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