Treasure Talk blog posts on the PRO-FIND 25
Have you ever had one of those days that you feel as though something nice is never going to find itself under your coil, regardless of how long you search? Well it was on one of those days, which we all suffer from more than we would like to admit, that I was lucky enough to discover something wonderful.
Imagine finding the largest lead slingshot hoard in the Roman Empire…well we did, and once again in Scotland! Roman sling shot are made of lead and weigh approximately 50g. They also have very distinctive shapes and are mostly shaped like lemons or acorns. This might not sound like a deadly weapon to our modern ears, but in fact, expert slingers could sling these so fast, the projectile had the same velocity and impact as a .44 Magnum- very deadly indeed.
Recently, while visiting a friend’s property the topic of conversation turned to metal detecting and he mentioned that within walking distance was the site of a World War II army camp. Needless to say I was pretty keen to get back there as soon as possible with my CTX 3030 to see what relics there were to be found.
Fortunately, I only had to wait a couple of weeks to return and see what I could find. When I arrived at my friend's property I had a quick search around his yard to show him how the CTX 3030 worked as well as the PRO-FIND 25. One of the first things I noticed was that the soil was quite mineralised which resulted in the pinipointer falsing when in contact with the soil...
The day looked like it was going to be hot and the humidity levels even at this time of the morning were already on the rise, I was loading my truck getting ready for an early bird assault on an old surfacing area that has been productive for me over the years and wanted to make sure I hit the ground running with everything ready to go before things got too uncomfortable.