Low Country Treasure Hunters of the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and the Florida Coastline joined together over 30 years ago founding the Group LMS Metal Detecting. We are located in Murrells Inlet, SC and travel all over the eastern U.S. All of our members share a high standard of ethics to save and preserve the history that was lost, hidden, or just left behind. Our reputation with private land owners, commercial properties, big game hunting clubs, historical societies, and preservation organizations speaks volumes of our dedication to the path of success with working together and recovering what was once lost, or even thought to have happened in a certain location.

The group name LMS Metal Detecting formed around the year 1998 with just three fellas named Larry, Mike, and Scott. Although Metal Detecting together for many prior years, it was then when Larry had fallen very ill and could no longer join in. In fact Larry inspired the idea to create a website for sharing finds and stories with others that aren't able to go metal detecting anymore. Our Facebook page is primarily used for that nowadays and the website is mainly used for land permissions where more information about us is available off of the social medial platforms. LMS Metal Detecting recently began short term sand scoop leasing programs for vacationers, and expect to start selling our new exclusive Pro-Line Series in the summer of 2021.  LMS Metal Detecting is not a full time operating business but has a registered trademark to protect our good reputation and others from using it unlawfully. We are a small group of well-respected and trusted friends with backgrounds of active duty and retired Police Officers, Government Security, History Teachers, Anthropologists, Historians, Research Analysts, and more. You may have even seen some of us on your favorite television programs or news channels.

We Honor and Respect Our Country, Our Freedom, The People, and Our History.

Our Mission Statement: The objective and principle of LMS Metal Detecting is saving the history that has been lost just under the surface that we walk on every day, and doing so without any disruptive environmental impacts.

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Thank you for your responsiveness and taking the time to learn more about us, we look forward to the opportunities ahead.

If you were contacted by LMS Metal Detecting and would like more information about the process and/or safety concerns, we have listed some straightforward answers to questions that are frequently asked. For example, many land owners are excited about the opportunity and would like to metal detect their property as well, but may not have the necessary equipment and/or wish to properly learn how. We completely understand and will be happy to spend one-on-one time with you until you're ready to metal detect right along with us.
Even if you haven’t been contacted by us and wish to learn more we truly appreciate your interest and hope to hear from you soon.  


Responsible Metal Detecting

Our code of ethics for responsible metal detecting is very important to us and is always followed to protect our unspoiled reputation with following federal, state, county and local guidelines. Private landowners should never expect anything less while allowing any metal detectorist on your property. We strongly recommend that each and every member read it, and understand its importance to our future success.

LMS Metal Detecting Code of Ethics


LMS Metal Detecting is not a club with dues or regularly scheduled meetings that require attendance. We are a group of good friends that get together metal detecting when possible while sharing sites and information about what was found. Not all scheduled hunts are group associated as we also enjoy our individual hunting sites as well. We are often asked how does one join the group, and you were most likely told to take a look at the website because there really is no direct answer to the question. Consider this, you just wouldn't ask how do I become your friend because it just kind of happens as you get to know someone building trust and respect for one another. There aren't any defined rules on how it's done, It just happens over time by staying connected with any of us and just becoming friends with everyone. We don't care if you're an old pro, or just starting out with an inexpensive metal detector. We are happy to include new folks on beach hunts and relic hunts when we have the extra room on a site. The best way to get started is probably by joining our private Facebook group and getting involved in the conversations. Don't be shy, ask questions when you have them, or post some metal detecting finds if you’re also a detectorist.
You don't need to be a local that goes hunting with us all of the time to become a respected member of the group.

LMS Metal Detecting Thank you

A special thank you to the friends we have made throughout our travels. We truly appreciate your support, and we’re so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in us with your property. We sincerely hope you are satisfied with your experience and will recommend us in the future.

office hours
  • Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

LMS Metal Detecting

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Main Office
132 Cypress Creek Dr
Murrells Inlet, SC  29576
Ph: (843) 457-2795

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