I personally love to detect the older sites that I happen to come across. Some of these places take a lot of leg work and with the use of the internet and the telephone and some times travel to other places to talk to people. And getting the permission to hunt on the property that I want to hunt. Not all a bed of roses though, sometimes I do loads of work in finding the property owners. Just to have them tell me NO. But, for the most part other than the ones that are owned by some big development company, I usually get permission to hunt the area that I want.
Sometimes I even go back to these places after I feel that I have hit them hard.
Last year I got permission to hunt this property and hunted it about three or four times. I found a few silver coins along with a cool old watch fob that had a cable driven backhoe on it. Along with a few other goodies.
This year I was needing a place to go that was not to far from my home (the weather was not the greatest, did not want to travel far). I gave the owner a call and told him that he let me hunt the property the year before and he let me hunt it again. To my surprise I found two silver quarters in the same hole. Needless to say, sometimes it pays to go back to ‘hunted out places’, even your own.
Until then, may all of your pull tabs turn to gold! Good luck and hope you find that special something that you are searching for,