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Metal Detectorists Liaison Scheme

The Dorset County Council Metal Detectorists Liaison Scheme was set up in 1994 to recognise and support the many responsible metal detectorists active in the county, and encourage best practice in the recovery, reporting and care of metal detector finds.

We promote collaboration between those who use metal detectors and the archaeological community, and help them present a positive image of their hobby to the public at large. Scheme members undertake to abide by the  Code of best practice for metal detecting in Dorset and are provided with a membership card to demonstrate their bona fides.

Regular mailings are sent to scheme members, and training and field events organised. We also have a finds care scheme, to provide storage materials such as plastic boxes and bags at cost price.

Apply to join the scheme

You can apply by using our online form or by completing a  paper version of the form and posting it in.
If you would like us to send you a paper version, please get in touch.

Alternatively, please submit the online form bellow.

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Scheme not for you? Why not go on our mailing list for information about metal detecting and of general interest relating to archaeology?

Senior Archaeologist, Promotion and Liaison

Name: Claire Pinder
Email: c.j.pinder@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 224921
Fax: 01305 224835
Full details for Senior Archaeologist, Promotion and Liaison

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