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    ABOUT US

    Metal Detector


    The FMDAC is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation of the sport, or hobby, of metal detecting.

    The Federation is made up of metal detecting clubs.

    The Federation promotes the proper use of a metal detector.

    We must only use a metal detector in places where we have permission, and where it is authorized. It cannot be over emphasized that places where it is not proper to use a metal detector should be avoided.

    For example, it is not proper to use a metal detector on the National Sea Shore, in Federal Parks, and some State Parks, as well as on Historical Sites designated by the US Forest Service.

    Know before you go. Ask first. Violators are subject to prosecution, fines and confiscation of equipment in addition to damaging the reputation of other detectorists.

    Purposes of FMDAC

    • To unite, promote and encourage metal detecting clubs.
    • To preserve the sport, or hobby, of metal detecting.
    • To make available to our clubs information pertaining to the hobby, to keep all members informed as to active legislation.

    The FMDAC has established a Code of Ethics for the proper use of a metal detector.

    A few activities of some FMDAC clubs

    Some clubs have been instrumental in forming search and recovery teams to work with law enforcement agencies, or any agency requiring metal detecting expertise in locating lost or stolen properties, or finding evidence in criminal cases.

    The Federation is registered with the Department of Transportation Safety Board and member clubs have assisted in aircraft accident investigation.

    Member clubs have been a great assistance using metal detectors to locate valuables for home owners following earthquakes in California, and in the aftermath of fires in Southern California.

    Member clubs have worked with schools, Scout groups, historical societies, and with the aging and handicapped. Individual members have given many lectures and demonstrations in the public sector.


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