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Find lost treasures at Saturday's Metal Detector Hunt

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - There's gold in these hills. As well as lost coins, jewelry and other treasures.

The easy way to find them is with a metal detector.

This Saturday, Oct. 6, the local chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America is hosting a Metal Detector Hunt at Cross Orchards Living History Farm, 3073 F Road.

This family-oriented event is open to the public and is a chance for GPAA members to share their love and passion for a hobby that truly pays off in pleasure and treasure.

Admission is $3/adult, $1/child under 18, or $5 for family.

There will be lots of prizes and coins to find with the detectors. Bring our own detector or use some that will be on hand. The hunt starts at 9 a.m.

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For an activity more adrenaline pumping, load up your rifles and pistols and head to the Gateway-Unaweep Fire Department Dynamite Shoot, a twice-yearly fundraiser for the volunteer department.

The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Events include offhand rifle (100-230 yards), bench rest hunting rifle (350-430 yards), bench rest unlimited rifle (550-610 yards), big dog range (775-830 yards), pistol shoot (50 feet), and many more.

Participants pay a $10 shooter fee, and $2 per shot at the dynamite. Shooters under age 14 must have adult supervision and carry their hunter safety card.

Hundreds of cans of dynamite are attached to targets set at various yardage. Only the dead-eye shots will experience the thunderous boom of dynamite when it goes off. Whether you hit TNT or not, the money goes to a great cause.

Strict gun safety rules will be enforced, and the event is alcohol and drug-free.

For more information, call 970-255-0555.

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