How to Reserve Search Areas – Step by Step

  1. Click on “Login/Register”at top right of Home page.
  2. Create a user name and password and fill out the blue highlighted required fields.
  3. You will get an email with your own owner identification number. Do not lose this!
  4. Get back to the web page and log in.
  5. You will see the Search Matrix with 4 boxes overlaid. They represent the ¼ search area. That means that you will get a share of anything found in that area of over 1025 square miles.
  6. Practice by clicking on one of them: see the little “1” appear in the middle? Click again and it changes to “2”. That reflects what you reserved and how many times you have reserved that area for us to search.
  7. Look on the right and notice that it has recorded your reservations and the price.
  8. On the left of the screen you will see a vertical column of fractions. Click on any of them to get a selection of different size search areas to reserve.
  9. Notice on the right you can delete what you have already reserved selectively.
  10. You can practice this way to see how the reservation system works.
  11. When you are ready to buy, click on “proceed to checkout” at the right of the page.
  12. Review your order. Click the box that says you accept the “Agreement for Services”.
  13. Then click proceed to checkout.
  14. You will be directed to PayPal, a very secure payment system owned by EBay.
  15. Follow the instructions to complete your payment.
  16. Your reservations are complete after payment.