WCHRRA Facebook Page
WCHHRA facebook page is a closed group for members only. For further information please contact info@wchrra.org

Books, Publishers, Magazines

www.arcadiapublishing.com  Historical home town book publisher
www.wetreasures.com   Western & Eastern Treasure Magazine
www.americandigger.com    American Digger Magazine

General Information About Metal Detecting

A Guide to Metal Detecting for Beginners
Larson Jewelers webpage A Guide to Metal Detecting reource page.

Articles on Metal Detectors
A Complete Guide to the Best Metal Detectors of 2019 by KellyCo

New version of the Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

Metal detecting Code of Ethics from KellyCo

Forest Preserve and Park Districts
www.fpdcc.com    Cook County Forest Preserve District
www.dupageforest.com
   DuPage County Forest Preserve District
www.fpdwc.org
   Will County Forest Preserve District
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com 
Chicago Park District website

Maps
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html    Library of Congress maps
www.usgs.gov
www.blm.gov
www.isgs.uiuc.edu/nsdihome/webdocs/ilhap/county
www.frontiernet.net/~jvokes/maps.htm
  Old Maps Research site
www.topozone.com
  Topographical Maps
http://nationalmap.gov/gio/viewonline.html
  Site for multiple topographical & satellite sites
http://libraries.uta.edu/ccon
  Virtual Map Library
http://davidrumsey.com
   David Rumsey Historical Map Collection site
AnyPlaceAmerica.com offers topographic maps and photos of over 1.25 million water, land and man-made landmarks in the United States.
15 Free Satellite Imagery Data Sources       This website has sources for satellite imagery which include lidar and infrared sources.
Top Six websites for LIDAR satellite imagery  This link provides sources for  free LIDAR satellite imagery

Metal Detector Manufacturers
www.detecting.com
www.fisherlab.com/hobby/index.html
www.garrett.com
www.minelab.com
www.tesoro.com
www.whiteselectronics.com

Metal Detecting Dealers (New Section with dealers and suppliers)

Wes Roak (club member)  White's Dealer
Wes is a member and a White's dealer and has access to a variety of detecotors and accessories. You may contact him at wesroak@aol.com or send an email to info@wchrra.org.

Tony Kempf has closed his operations please contact Wes Roak for more information
ElectronicsExploration Inc. 


Windy City Detector Sales & Rental, Inc
Ron Shore has closed his store but is still doing business by appointment.

Web: http://windycitydetectors.com
email: windycitydetectors@yahoo.com

Metal Detecting Clubs, Forums and Sites
http://findmall.com
http://greatlakesmetaldetecting.com/phpBB3/   Great Lakes Clubs MD manuals page
www.treasurequestxlt.com/community

Metal Detecting Club Locator from metaldetector.com
MetalDetectors.com

 
Organizations
http://fmdac.org  The Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Clubs Inc. (FMDAC)

http://detectingrights.com/ Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights Foundation


Historical Societies
http://gchs.homestead.com/mainpage.html  Grundy County Historical Society


Informational and Research Sites
www.sws.uiuc.edu/warm/soiltemp.asp   Soil temperatures
www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm
  Abandoned & Little Known Airfields
www.abandonedrailroads.com   Abandoned railroads
www.cccalumni.org
   The Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy
www.legendsofamerica.com
  Western Ghost Towns Old Routes and Treasure Tales
http://newspaperarchive.com
  Newspaper Archive Site subscription based
www.nps.gov/poex/index.htm     Pony Express Archive
http://theshadowlands.net/places
  Haunted Places
http://www.cyndislist.com/il.htm   Genealogy site for Illinois
http://geonames.usgs.gov   Geographical Names and Features
www.research-unlimited.com/index.html    Site has many research related items for purchase relating to MDing
General information on the metal detecting hobby from The Entertaining hobby of Metal Detecting website

Coins, Tokens, Bottles, Marbles, Meteorites
www.exonumia.com   Illinois Tokens and other states
www.pcgs.com/prices
  Coin Price and Grading Service
www.blm.gov/historic_bottles/index.htm
  Historic Bottles Info
http://meteorites.wustl.edu/illinois_meteorites.htm
  Illinois Meteorites
www.doglicense.org/home.php
  Interesting info on dog license and tags
http://classicbells.com
  Sleigh Bell and Crotal Bell info
http://www.gainesvillecoins.com/learning-center/ Informational site covering coins and other precius metals


Cleaning Finds
http://gometaldetecting.com/cleaning-finds.html     Cleaning coins

Instructional / Field Craft Sites
www.learn-orienteering.org/old/lesson1.html    How to use a compass
www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm049342.htm    Poison Ivy Info


Misc.

bandreports@patuxent.usgs.gov    email address to identify bird leg bands

Other Interests
Dick Stout's wordpress blog website. Author and metal detectorist.