Success Stories for 2017

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The curse of my Silver Roman Tarjan Coin.


April 23, 2017 09:27am

It was a dry day out on my permission in April 2017. The landowner had just disc up the field I was going on. I had a good feeling about this field as I have found an Elizabeth 1st sixpence and  ...
Posted on April 23, 2017 09:27am | 0 Comments

A rare hammered from the rough plough

Explorer XS

April 22, 2017 03:04am

Me and my two friends decided to hit our medieval market permission that had recently been deep ploughed. Within 30 minutes, I got a nice high signal and a fragment of a hammered silver threepence of Elizabeth 1, so I knew the  ...
Posted on April 22, 2017 03:04am | 0 Comments

2 days detecting in mud

Excalibur II

April 19, 2017 05:50am

Just spent 2 days detecting an old fishing area while walking in mud up to my knees. It was a very messy couple of days! Found a few pennys, three pence, Florence, 1 and 2 cent, a few rings, 1 of them had opals  ...
Posted on April 19, 2017 05:50am | 0 Comments

First ever Gold coin


April 17, 2017 05:40am

I was at one of our weekly digs. The area has what is called "night soil", which was used to fertilize the soil, basically​ waste and Human waste (over 100 years ago). A few copper's, lead and buttons  ...
Posted on April 17, 2017 05:40am | 0 Comments

Gold Ring - First Return

Excalibur 1000

April 16, 2017 03:47am

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I got the Minelab Excalibur 1000 second hand and took it with me for a three-week hunt in Ban Krut, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. After being here for one week, I found my first gold ring with this detector. I was  ...
Posted on April 16, 2017 03:47am | 0 Comments

Walking back to the car

GO-FIND Series

April 13, 2017 10:58am

It was winter and I had spent eight hours in the field freezing without finding anything particularly exciting. Because I could not handle the cold anymore, I decided to go back to the car and call it a day. When  ...
Posted on April 13, 2017 10:58am | 0 Comments

Metal Detecting with Minelab literally changed my life!


April 04, 2017 10:09am

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I started metal detecting back in September of 2016. Without a doubt, I am still a rookie, but I think I have done pretty well so far. When I first began detecting, I was extremely overweight. I told myself that I  ...
Posted on April 04, 2017 10:09am | 0 Comments

Medieval disc brooch hunt...

CTX 3030

April 04, 2017 04:00am

I prepared well for this hunt, after finding a half medieval disc brooch last year on this field, I went to the owners this year with some beer for him and chocolate Easter eggs for her! They loved that! I  ...
Posted on April 04, 2017 04:00am | 0 Comments

Beginner Glory


April 02, 2017 07:34am

My wife bought me a Minelab GO-FIND 40 for my birthday last year because I love my local history and have been coin collecting for years. I knew this was a beginner detector and it was reasonably priced so this is  ...
Posted on April 02, 2017 07:34am | 0 Comments

GO-FIND 20 Saves The Day


April 02, 2017 05:06am

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Belonging to a small group of detectorists in southern Thailand, I received word from a friend that an Australian couple had lost a diamond and white gold wedding band while visiting the beach on Koh Racha off the southern tip of Phuket. I contacted them and we made plans to meet the next morning at the nearby boat pier. Mario and Nicole were devastated when the relayed the story of what happened to their precious ring. Mario said he briefly took the ring to clean it and it slipped from his fingers into ankle depth water and vanished.

Posted on April 02, 2017 05:06am | 0 Comments
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