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By Menifee Valley Historical Association
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Children search for treasure at Menifee's Boys & Girls Club


Last updated 5/31/2018 at 11:32am


Greg Vitoria demonstrates how to use a metal detector.

Is there anything more exciting that finding buried treasure? At the Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley the youth members had fun using metal detectors to uncover valuable coins buried underground.

Three groups of 12-year-olds learned that metal detectors are based on the science of electromagnetism. After a brief lesson on how the equipment works, the teams headed out into the play field and began sweeping their detectors over the ground, listening for that audible beep. Very quickly the teams were on their knees digging and using their "pinpointer" devices to uncover the loot.


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