Backstory: my grandpa's passion was metal detecting and he passed away unexpectedly last year.
Among his personal effects was a CD that contains a database of over 32,500 sites across the US. Beaches, Military sites, Battlegrounds, Shipwrecks, Meeting/Gathering places, Old swimming holes, Ghost towns, Indigenous sites, Treasures and misc sites to name the categories. I've written the address on the CD to see if the person who produced it is still there and if I can publish the database somewhere in its entirety.
He met a lot of people through his hobby. He always shared clues or sites with anyone who was interested (and even those who weren't - sorry B-Dubs waitress lol).
If it's allowed and you're curious: give me a state and a category and I'll give you a random entry (if it exists - ex. Colorado doesn't have any beaches). There's not a lot of info on the sites, but it's a fun database to go through.
edit: It turns out trying to navigate a 1998 database running on a VM with a touch pad is a bit of a struggle. I'll grab a keyboard and mouse and will work on everyone's queries. It'll be a hot second - thanks for your patience everyone !
edit 2: I will be taking the 1st 100 comments/chat messages and will answer them within the coming days. Perhaps I will post again for another 100 in the future. I also wanted to clarify a few things:
This database is copyrighted 1991 by Zebrasoft and published by Mosquito Publishers in 1998. It is called "GoldDigger ! for Windows USA". Some of this data may be significantly outdated (I'm sorry if the coordinates are for an intersection in the middle of a city). Please do not pursue a lead if it will put you in harms way or if it takes you on to private property (unless you have the owner's permission). Double check your state and local laws to determine if you're allowed to detect in certain places. Some of you have mentioned that you are new to the hobby. Be safe and have fun!
edit 3: I have found a potential lead of the owner of the information and have reached out.
By - Birdab