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Metal Detecting


Meet men and women who seek out buried treasure using metal detectors in a kind of archeology of modern artifacts. Part pack rats, part detectives, part local historians, the Portland Area Detecting Club enjoys a bizarre-looking kind of recreation. With more than half of the metal detectors in the US being made in Oregon, it’s no wonder you have probably seen these detectives at parks, beaches, private properties, or construction sites.

First Broadcast: 1996
Producer: Cain

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Stream Bed Study; Metal Detecting; Bat Research

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #911