Do you love the idea of hunting for hidden treasure? Are you fascinated by stories of the old West? If so, you may want to consider buying a metal detector and spending some time exploring New Mexico. There are plenty of places to hunt for hidden treasure in this beautiful state. With its rich history, its wealth of public lands, and its wide open spaces, it is one of the most promising places to look for lost treasure.

Finding success with a metal detector relies on doing good research. Spend some time learning the history of the state before deciding where you want to look. By looking at old maps, reading old newspapers, and doing other historic research, you can find out a lot of information about where old homesteads or abandoned towns were located. These areas are generally excellent for finding old artifacts. If you are lucky, you may even find some valuables along the way.

You can find historic records at the local library. Alternatively, you can also check with some of the state’s many historic societies to see if they have any documents or maps that you can review.

If you don’t want to get that involved in the process, you can always try your luck at random. Even if you don’t wind up finding old artifacts, you can often find coins, jewelry, or other valuables that were dropped by people visiting the area in the past few decades.

Of course, before you start using your metal detector, you need to double check to make sure that it is legal in the area that you want to explore. If you are planning on looking on public lands, contact the agency that manages the land to find out whether or not metal detecting is allowed. There may be certain rules that you need to adhere to or specific areas where you are prevented from going. Knowing this information in advance can help keep you from breaking the rules.

You may also be able to explore on private property if you get permission from the landowner. If you ask nicely, many people are willing to grant permission. Just don’t be upset if someone turns you down. There are plenty of other excellent places throughout New Mexico that you can explore. Best of all, every time your metal detector beeps, you get to experience the thrill of discovering something hidden in the ground.