How To Register as A 'Private Detector'
If you have experience enough in the use of metal detectors to be confident that you can help someone listed on this site in their quest to find a lost item, such as lost coin caches, lost jewelry, property markers or other lost metallic items the first step is to contact the 'Private Detector Network' and let it be known that you exist.
What needs to be known is the locality, that is, state and city that you live in and therefore available to be of assistance in.
Also the 'Private Detector Network' would like to know if you possess the equipment to enable water searches and/or SCUBA searches so that can also be shown to prospective 'Seekers' of 'Private Detectors' in future correspondence.
There is no 'Registration' link or button So How Do you Register?
The 'Private Detector Network' only requires your first name and an email address along with the skill set you have and your locality. Just get yourself an email address somewhere such as yahoo, google gmail or hotmail and use it for the purpose of availability to the 'Private Detector Network'.
An email or note like that shown below will have all that is required.
Once registered all dealings between 'Private Detectors' and 'Seekers' ( clients) are their private dealings.
The 'Private Detector Network' acts only as an intermediary which attempts to bring together someone in need ( Seeker ) with a 'Private Detector' in their area. Once that is done all negotiations between a 'Private Detector' and a client are theirs. It does not get any more complicated than that.
There is no fee associated with the 'get together' to either the 'Seeker' or the 'Private Detector'.
International Locations: Do You Live In A Foreign Country And Wish To Register As A 'Private Detector?
The 'Private Detector Network' envisions that there will be individuals in other countries that will need the services of 'Private Detectors'.
If you reside in a country other than the U.S.A. and can provide assistance there then please follow the same guidelines as noted above. In addition to English, it would be helpful to have your skills noted in your native language in case the 'Seeker' in your country of a 'Private Detector' is not fluent in English.
The Private Detector Network does not charge any fees for being an intermediary so any donation for maintaining and upgrading the site is welcome. The Paypal Donation button below is for those that wish to contribute.
Any suggestions for site additions or changes are welcome. E-Mail me!
If you used the 'Private Detector Network' to get connected to a Private Detector, or if you are a 'Private Detector' that has had an experience of noteworthyness feel free to share your experience.
Here are some experiences I thought were worth mentioning:
I got in contact with the owner of an older private campground that is planning on selling it and retiring to Florida. Since her husband passed away the job of keeping it going is too much for her. She wanted to know if there was anything worth finding in the swim area and if so that we would share in the finds if I decided to look. Turns out the the camping area has been run by her and her husband since the early 50's and before that by some other couple since the turn of the century. Anyway, I decided to go and look the place over - I'll just say it is in the western side of central Pa. - to see if it was worth any effort. It was worth it. It still is worth it. It's been several months now but every chance I get I am there finding old coins and jewelry. It costs the owner nothing for me to be there, she is getting much more than she thought she would ever get and I have a place that I can pretty much consider my private search area. Thanks for starting the Network. Albert"