LMS Metal Detecting

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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.

Metal Detecting Courses

We now offer spring and fall metal detecting courses! New for 2022, two spring courses are currently open for enrolment and are beginning to fill up. If you would like to attend, please register soon. All courses are limited to a maximum of 10 people with a minimum of 18 years of age.

Registration for the spring metal detecting 101 course ends when the class is full, or on March 01, 2022 at 10:00AM when the course is scheduled to begin. Curriculum outlined below

Registration for the spring beach hunting course ends when the class is full, or on April 04, 2022 at 10:00AM when the course is scheduled to begin.  Curriculum outlined below

Classes are normally held at LMS Metal Detecting located at 132 Cypress Creek Dr Murrells Inlet SC, 29576 or a nearby (less than a mile) facility depending on availability.

The cost is $50 per person. Some refunds are issued to early cancelations as we do understand that sometimes life happens and things change unexpectedly. 

What will you need? You do not need a metal detector to participate in this course, we actually prefer that you complete the course before making a decision on what you should or shouldn’t purchase based on your own personal needs and budget. Please bring your own material for taking notes, and we do ask that all mobile devices are kept silent and not used while class is in session. 

How to register? Use the form below and you'll receive a emailed invoice with links to a safe and secure payment gateway with all the normal options. You may also register at our Murrells Inlet office during normal business hours.

Spring 2022 Metal Detecting 101 Course
Dates - Times - Topics

• Code of Conduct - metal detecting ethics
• Introduction to metal detecting equipment
• VLF, Muti-Frequency, Pulse Induction (PI) metal detectors - the different kHz ranges they operate at and how to make the best use of them
• Coils – how the size and type can affect your metal detecting session and why 

• Accessories – what you’ll need, and what to avoid
• Coin, Relic, Beach, Natural Gold, and lost Ring/Jewelry recovery programs how and why

• Site Research, Mapping Techniques and proper Site Assessments
• How to get permissions and dealing with liability insurance issues 

• Cleaning and identifying your finds
• How to properly maintain your metal detecting equipment and accessories

• Two hour hands on training in the field/woods on a coin/relic hunt site so we know you’re on the right track to master your metal detecting goals. Group decides if this will be a seeded hunt or the real deal!

• Two hour hands on training on the beach so we know you’re on the right track to master your metal detecting goals.

Spring 2022 Beach Metal Detecting Course
Dates - Times - Topics

• Code of Conduct – metal detecting ethics a quick overview and recently changed laws
• Introduction to beach metal detecting equipment
• VLF, Muti-Frequency, Pulse Induction (PI) metal detectors - the different kHz ranges they operate at and how to make the best use of them 

• Coils – how the size and type can affect your metal detecting session and why
• Accessories – what you’ll need, and what to avoid
• Ring/Jewelry recovery programs how and why 

• Target recovery techniques
• Cleaning and identifying your finds – ultrasonic washers, coin tumblers, diamond testers and acid test kits  

• Safety - beach detecting late at night and early mornings, things you should know and what to expect.
• How to properly maintain your metal detecting equipment and accessories
• Gear check list for upcoming group beach detecting sessions  

• Two hour hands on training at the beach so we know you’re on the right track to master your metal detecting goals.

• Two more hours hands on training at the beach.

LMS Metal Detecting Courses

LMS Metal Detecting Courses

Includes private online forums with anytime access to your instructor.
  
We have found many of our courses normally include folks that have been metal detecting for several years and still end up learning a lot more than believed they ever would have.

The curriculum structure will vary slightly with each workshop due to topic questions and discussions. 

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LMS Metal Detecting About Us

ABOUT LMS METAL DETECTING

The group LMS Metal Detecting formed around the year 1989 in Central North Carolina, while largely traveling the western foothills of NC we could often be found in Virginia over long holiday weekends as well. In 1999 we became more focused on the coastal plains of Georgia and South Carolina, this was around the time when we coined the term “Road Trip”. These were the days we often spent more time driving than Metal Detecting. The relic hunting was good but it became clear we needed to expand our base. Two years later in 2001 we moved our main operations center to Pawleys Island, SC where we were more centrally located to our overall metal detecting sites from Florida up into West Virginia. Shortly thereafter we moved again to our nearby current location Murrells Inlet, SC. So our base location has changed a few times over the last 30 years, but rest assured if you have old mailers or business cards with the name LMS Metal Detecting you’re in the right place and we welcome your curiosity. Are you interested in learning the history of your property? Would you like to be involved in the process of finding out? Then schedule some quality time with us by using our contact form, social media stuff, or just give us a call at 843-457-2795 or learn more about us here.

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 LLC

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

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